Vintage Clothing & Accessories from Maine
I've been at this for almost 20 years, after buying, wearing, and collecting vintage for most of my life.
In addition to selling on eBay and Etsy, NorthStar Vintage sells wholesale and retail. You can also find me at the Mahogany Ridge Vintage Fashion Tent at the Brimfield Antique Show, held the second week of May, July, and September.
This is a Maine based business. It's the best State in the Union - not just for the scenery, craft beer, and easy access to vintage LL Bean, but because Mainers never throw anything out. Ever.
I love to buy from my neighbors, so please contact me if you are in Northern New England and looking to sell vintage clothing and accessories.
Please check out the menswear branch of Northstar Vintage:
I'm the daughter of 2 antique dealers so buying and selling interesting old things is in my genes. I love: My photographer husband, our 1916 bungalow, our 2 fat cats, good beer, bad wine, books, triathlons, & my vintage motorcycles.
Captain Puffy Pants
His Royal Sighness
Keyboard warmer, chair stealer, midnight warbler, windowsill aficionado, miniature lion imitator, overseer.
Ernest K. Tubbleston
Attorney At Law
Big man on campus, investigator of bags and boxes, squeaker, lover of warm sunlight, fleece blankets, and the paper coming out of printer.
We have been selling online since 1999 and have a 100% feedback here on Etsy and on eBay, so you can have confidence in your purchase.
Accepted payment methods
Shipping costs are calculated by weight and package size. Please note that we are based in Maine which is why the cost of shipping to the west coat (Zone 8) is so expensive.
If you need expedited shipping, please let us know so we can get you your item ASAP.
Convo us if you'd like to work out an alternate or cheaper method of shipping.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: We use First Class International Mail, as long as the package weighs less than 4 pounds. Please note that this method offers tracking, but not for all countries. If you'd like tracking for the item, please let us know so the shipment cost can be recomputed.
When shipping a package over 4 pounds internationally, shipment is via Priority International Mail. This includes tracking and insurance.
If you find the actual cost of shipping is more than $1.00 over the amount computed by Etsy, please let us know and we will happily refund the difference.
Items are shipped within two business days of receipt of payment. Occasionally it takes longer to ship larger, heavier items, as extra packing/boxing materials may be required.
Returns and exchanges
If there are other issues with the item, such as problems with fit, please convo so we can work out a resolution.
Additional policies and FAQs
Vintage clothing is, by definition old (more than 20 years) and often used/worn. The pieces often require special care when being worn and cleaned. Most items will need to be dry cleaned or hand washed.
We are careful to check the structural integrity of the clothing, but cannot foresee how well it will hold up when worn.
The best way to determine whether piece will fit is to measure a similar piece of clothing from your wardrobe and compare the sizes. The dress form used in the photos measures: Bust 34", Waist 25", Hip 35.5", Height 31". However pieces are often pinned in the back.
NorthStar Vintage Corporate Headquarters is smoke free, but not pet free (though the animals have almost no contact with the clothes). We cannot guarantee that an item originally came from a pet free/smoke free home.
We are happy to put an item on reserve for up to 3 days.
We love to buy from and sell to Northern New England locals. Please convo if you are looking to sell good, clean pre-70's vintage clothing or housewares.
To fulfill your order, we will receive certain information (which you gave Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information and the details of the product that you are ordering. You may provide us with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example) if you contact us directly.
How we use your information:
We will use this information:
1) To fulfill your order
First and foremost, we need to use and process your information to mail you the goods you ordered.
2) To contact you
We may use your contact details to communicate with you about your order, both before and after we send you goods, or for promotional messages about offers you might be interested in. You can opt-out of promotional messages at any time, by contacting us at etsy [!at] northstarvintage.com.
3) For legal reasons
We may keep records of past orders in order to calculate taxes payable, file tax returns and track shipping.
We’ll only keep your personal data as long as is necessary to fulfill these purposes.
Keeping your information private and secure:
We will only share your information for very limited reasons and circumstances, as follows:
1) If you agree
2) With our service providers (including our delivery companies, payment processors).
3) With Etsy
4) For legal reasons (including in the event of a dispute, or if we have a good faith belief that applicable law requires that we share the info with a third party)
If you are based in the EU, you’re granted certain rights under data protection law. These include the right to access, and in certain circumstances to correct and delete, your personal information. If you have any questions about these rights please contact us at etsy [!at] northstarvintage.com.