Store Policies

  BDV is a Proud Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild  


You can pay with your credit card, or through PayPal or Amazon Payments. All payments are 100% secure. We never see your credit card information. We can take your personal check in U.S. funds, but please contact us before checking out. We can also take your credit card payment over the phone. Contact us for assistance.


Need time to pay? Put it on layaway! All layaway items are final sale. Partial payments are non-refundableContact us for complete terms. 


We stand behind our products and want you to be happy. If we miss something major or send you the wrong item, we'll make it right immediately, at our expense.

Most items may be returned. Exceptions are clearly stated in the item's description. Discounted and layaway items are always final sale.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch within 3 days of receiving your item. We reserve the right to refuse any return sent back to us after more than 3 days in your possession.

You are responsible for return shipping (please insure your package against loss). When we receive the item, in the same condition it was sent to you, we'll immediately issue your refund, less our original shipping cost (or, take the full amount in store credit -- it never expires). 

Please read the item description carefully. Ask as many questions as you'd like before you buy. And if a garment's size is off by just a bit, you can probably have it altered to fit perfectly at your local tailor for a reasonable price. 

Do keep in mind that vintage clothes have former lives. If you're looking for brand new and mass-produced, then vintage is probably not for you. But if you appreciate the style, quality, and history of true vintage, then buy with confidence!

Authentic vintage is recycling at its most fashionable.


Garments are clipped to the mannequin or dress form when necessary to show ideal fit. Please refer to the individual garment measurements provided in each listing and visit the FITTING ROOM for help.

We strive to present each item precisely as it looks in person, but colors can be difficult to capture perfectly in photographs and every monitor has slight color variations. We never conceal flaws or cover imperfections. In fact, we photograph them to help you determine if they are something you can live with.


With rare exceptions, our items come to you freshly laundered or professionally dry-cleaned. All dry-cleaning tags, pins, hangers, paper, and plastic are removed, but receipts are retained and copies available upon request.

Once in our care, items are stored in a smoke-free, climate-controlled environment. Our stock room is pet-free.


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). The insurance carrier may require the buyer to file any claim for reimbursement in case of loss or damage.

Will we not falsify customs forms. No purchased item will be marked as a gift. It's illegal, so please don't ask.

We are happy to ship via alternate carriers and methods, just ask before placing your order. If you need something right away, we'll do what we can to get it to you quickly.
Click here to see a world map showing all the places we've shipped our items, so far!

Better Dresses Vintage respects your privacy. We will never share your personal information with anyone, for any reason. 
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