WHERE DOES YOUR STOCK COME FROM?
We have a variety of vintage sources throughout Southern California and through seasonal buying trips. Our buyers are CONSTANTLY on the look out for vintage gems, sorting through hundreds of garments to finds those special items that are sold on our site.
ARE VINTAGE ITEMS CLEANED AND RESTORED?
Yes! We take care to launder and clean all vintage items before putting them up for sale
Any small needed repairs are handled by our team so they can be in the upmost condition to sell to our customers. Please remember that these are old pieces aged 20 to 50+ years so they are treated accordingly. Items are described in the listing with our vintage rating and mentions of any imperfections.
WHAT IS THE VINTAGE RATING?
* MINT: These are rare old pieces that are new old stock or have never been used, otherwise, in perfect condition ready to be worn!
* EXCELLENT: Very well kept for age, has been worn but with no imperfections, no alterations or otherwise.
* VERY GOOD: Shows light wear for the garment age. Sometimes these garments are clean and ready but may have some pulls in the fabric or imperfections in the lining. We make sure to note such things in the item descriptions
* GOOD: Shows wear consistent with age but still holds up. Any imperfections are noted in the item descriptions
HOW DOES SIZING WORK?
Our team measures each garment on a flat surface to give the most accurate measurements per garment. Chest, Waist and hip are doubled based on their flat specs to give the round measurements. We assign "modern sizing" in US letter size based on US contemporary size charts. Often, these are not always matching to the garment label size as sizing standards have changed dramatically throughout the years. Please be sure to read the flat specs given when considering purchase on our items.
Contemporary Sizing: XS (0-2): 34" chest/ 24-25" waist/ 35" hip M (6/8): 36" chest/ 27-28" waist/ 37" hip
S (4-6): 35" chest/ 26" waist/ 36" hip L (10+): 37" chest/ 28"+" waist/ 38"+ hip
HOW/ WHEN DO YOU SHIP?
We offer standard shipping free on all orders over $50 within the United States and PR. We use USPS priority mail or FEDEX Ground and provide the tracking number upon sending. Please allow 2-3 days processing time and 2-3 days transit on all US orders. Most items will reach you within one week or sooner. If you require expedited shipping, please send us an email and we can quote you based on overnight or 2 day delivery. For orders outside of the United States, we charge $14usd flat rate to Canada for all orders and $22usd flat rate to EU, UK, Japan. For delivery outside of the US, please note that APOTR is not responsible for duty charges incurred at the import location, nor for any hold up at customs in the destination country.
DO YOU TAKE RETURNS?
We aim to provide the best customer service so that you are happy with your purchases. We provide item details and measurements of all garments so if you need additional information before purchase we are ready to answer your questions.
Most of our items are decades old as marked and have been previously loved. We do our best to provide notification of any flaws, but sometimes minor things can be overlooked.
If you are not happy with your please contact us as within 48 hours of receipt. It is important that we are notified within this timeframe as we do not allow for items to be worn and then returned, since they are used garments.
We work on a case by case basis for return credits. In most situations, the buyer is responsible for return shipping and a shopping credit + discount coupons are granted upon safe return of the item.
Any items purchased from our SALE section are FINAL SALE, no exceptions