Hello and welcome to ThisBlueBird™
Since 2002, ThisBlueBird™ has been helping women around the world carry on a love affair with all things vintage. The shop offers an ever-changing selection of irresistible and highly wearable fashions from the 1920s through the 1980s.
In July 2014 we launched our original Resort Wear line featuring light and easy styles made entirely from vintage Indian Saris.
If you have any questions prior to purchase, do not hesitate to ask.
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
- For orders being shipped to a Missouri address, applicable sales tax will be included at checkout.
- For international orders, all local customs duties, taxes and tariffs are the buyer's responsibility and may be collected upon delivery dependent on your specific country laws.
Please note: USPS shipping rates, particularly the international rates, increased in January 2013 and new restrictions have been placed on weight within each rate class. We will do our best to combine shipping wherever possible and use the most efficient service and economical rate. We estimate shipping for larger items and international buyers. However, all excess shipping fees will be refunded to you! Please feel free to contact us in advance if you have a specific shipping question OR if you would like a specific quote on shipping items to a particular destination!
Items are normally shipped within 24-48 hours of payment except on Sundays or US Federal Holidays. Certain large items may take a day or so longer to prepare and package for shipping.
USA and Puerto Rico Shipping:
- We ship via USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail or USPS 1st Class Mail, both include Delivery Confirmation and Tracking.
- Please allow 3 - 10 business days for all US and PR orders. Business days are considered by the USPS to be Monday through Friday.
- In certain shipping situations, and on all items over $50, we may choose to require a signature at the time of delivery.
- All international orders will ship via USPS International Priority Mail or USPS 1st Class International Mail or USPS International Package Service.
- The service used will depend entirely on the total size and weight of the packed order.
- Please allow 2-6 weeks for all international orders although most orders arrive within 14 business days. Business days are considered to be Monday through Friday.
- Customers in ITALY AND GREECE can expect any shipping method to take significantly longer due to the local customs policies.
- International buyers are responsible for all Customs, Taxes or Tariffs imposed by the local authorities upon arrival at the destination.
- All items will be listed as Merchandise and nothing will be marked "Gift." The true contents and actual sale value of the items and shipping fees paid will be listed on all Customs documents and insurance declarations as required by United States law.
- Online delivery confirmation and tracking service was temporarily suspended by the USPS on June 12, 2014 due to non-compliance in certain countries. Please consult the link below for the availability of online delivery tracking in your country. http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_022.htm
Shipping Issues:This is the policy for items damaged in shipment.
- Upon receiving your item, if you notice any damage to the exterior of the package, please take a few clear digital photos of the outside of the box or envelope before opening it.
- If the contents of your order arrive damaged, please take clear and detailed digital photos of the item(s) and contact us immediately through Etsy with your order information and the details of the situation.
- Please do not discard the original packaging immediately! The insurance carrier may require additional photos.
- Damaged items must be returned to us within 5 business days. Please contact us prior to returning to obtain the return address. PLEASE DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY RETURN ANYTHING WITHOUT CONTACTING US FIRST.
- You will be refunded via the original purchase method, either through Etsy or PayPal.
Refunds and Exchanges
- For hygiene safety reasons, all sales are final on clothing and shoes.
- Requests for returns on these items will be reviewed individually and will be granted for significant errors in the listing description. All requests for refund require prior authorization so please contact us immediately if you have an issue with your order.
- Returns due to improper fit will not be accepted. All listings include detailed measurements, please pay close attention these and allow enough additional room to feel comfortable when wearing the garment.
- Shipping charges are non-refundable.
- Please keep in mind on vintage items, the older the item, generally the more fragile it is.
Items marked SALE:
- All sales are final on SALE items without exception.
- SALE items will be clearly marked on the listing title and description and will be located in the SALE section of the shop.
For all other items that are - not - Clothes/Shoes or SALE Items:
- Shipping charges are non-refundable.
- There is a 5 day return policy. If you would like to return something please contact us within 5 days of receiving the item.
- All items must be returned in the same condition in which they were purchased and buyers are responsible for all return shipping fees.
- Refunds will be processed through the original payment method when the item is received in our offices.
Additional Policies and Vintage Garment Information
On Resort Wear Items:
All new Resort Wear clothing and accessories are made from vintage Indian saris. The fabric contents may consist of silk, cotton, rayon, polyester, or a blend of several of these. All saris are professionally dry cleaned prior to use, however they are still vintage and may have minor flaws which is part of their character. All signifigant issues will be dislcosed in the item description.
On Other Vintage Items:
All of our vintage items are actually vintage or, in the case of certain jewelry pieces, made with vintage components. Please keep in mind that these items will generally show wear that is appropriate for their age.
All items are described and photographed as accurately as possible. Please inspect all photos carefully before making a purchase, you can click on any photo on a listing and view it close up. Please see the Condition Chart below under Additional Information.
Vintage Garment Condition Standards:
ThisBlueBird™ uses the Vintage Fashion Guild Garment Condition Standards. Each listing will indicate a specific condition listed here:
- Mint/Perfect - As new, with absolutely no flaws or wear.
- Excellent - Used, with no noticeable flaws.
- Very Good - Used, with minor flaws, no repairs needed.
- Good - Visible wear. Minor flaws and/or optional repairs needed.
- Fair - Numerous flaws, repairs needed, fragile.
- Poor/Study - Extensive damage. For display or study only.
All content and photos on this website are © ThisBlueBird™. All rights reserved. Any use of content or photos without express written permission is a violation of US and International Intellectual Property laws.
Last Updated: May 3, 2015. These policies are subject to change without prior notification.