BDV is a Proud Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild
Simply click "Buy Now" to add an item to your cart, then follow the directions. You can choose to pay with your credit card or through PayPal. All payments are 100% secure. We do not see or retain your credit card information. If you prefer, you can pay by personal check in U.S. funds. We can also take your payment over the phone. Contact us for assistance.
Need a bit of time to pay? Yes, we will do layaway! All layaway items are final sale. Partial payments are non-refundable. Contact us for complete terms.
We stand behind our products and we want you to be happy. In the unlikely event that we miss something major (such as a flaw that affects wearability) or send you the wrong item, we will fix the problem immediately, at our expense.
Allowing garments to be worn and returned compromises the integrity of the fabric, and necessitates re-laundering prior to relisting. We do not issue refunds because the color, cut, fabric, or pattern was different than expected, or because you changed your mind.
But, we are not unreasonable, and can certainly work something out if you are not thrilled with your purchase. Just get in touch with us immediately. If the item is returnable (it is unless the listing states otherwise), you will be responsible for return shipping costs. The balance, less our initial shipping costs (we can provide receipts) will be refunded.
To avoid disappointment, please take the time to read the item description carefully. Visit our FITTING ROOM so you understand what the measurements mean. Know your current body measurements or those of a similar item that fits you well. And of course, ask as many questions as you need to before you buy.
Remember, if a garment's size is off by just a bit, you can probably have it altered to fit perfectly, for a reasonable price. We are happy to recheck or take additional measurements, or check seam allowances for you. Just ask!
Finally, keep in mind that vintage clothes have former lives. Even those described as near-perfect, or with their original tags still attached, are subject to the effects of time. If you are looking for brand new, then vintage is probably not for you. But if you appreciate the incomparable style, quality, and history inherent to vintage, then buy with confidence!
Please note that all layaway items are final sale, and that partial payments are non-refundable. Contact us with questions or concerns.
ABOUT OUR PHOTOS:
We strive to present each item precisely as it looks in person. We never conceal flaws or cover imperfections. In fact, we photograph them to help you determine if they are something you can live with.
Garments are clipped to the mannequin or dress form when necessary to show ideal fit. Unless you are 6 feet tall like Lola, or perfectly smooth and armless like Cecilia, clothes will probably fit you a bit differently. Please refer to the individual garment measurements provided in each listing and visit the FITTING ROOM for help.
HOW WE CLEAN OUR ITEMS:
With rare exceptions, our items come to you freshly laundered. Hand washing is done using the mildest cleansers possible. When necessary, age-related stains are removed with Vintage Textile Soak prior to gentle hand washing. Machine washing is done using unscented, dye-free detergent only. All items are line or flat dried (unless the manufacturers specifally recommends tumbling). Dry-cleaning is done professionally at any of several qualified outlets. All dry-cleaning tags, pins, hangers, paper, and plastic are removed immediately to avoid compromising fabrics. Dry-cleaning receipts are available upon request.
Once in our care, items are stored in a smoke-free, pet-free, climate-controlled environment.
Although we package our items carefully to minimize wrinkling, a quick steaming or ironing may be required.
Better Dresses Vintage ships via USPS. All domestic orders ship free of charge.
We cover the cost to insure all domestic purchases over $50, and all international shipments, for their full value (item price plus shipping). Note that the insurance carrier will require the buyer to make a claim for reimbursement in case of loss or damage. All packages are marked as merchandise and all taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please be aware that your country may charge V.A.T. (tax based on an item's value) on merchandise sent from abroad. Will we not, under any circumstances, misrepresent our transactions or falsify customs forms. Please don't ask us to. We have no control over what taxes are levied by foreign governments. They are the sole responsibility of the buyer.