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Corsets and Crinolines - unique vintage clothing

Where are you located?

We are based in South Wigston, which is just outside Leicester in the U.K.

Where do you ship to?

We ship all over the world although there are countries that we refuse to deal with because of the high level of fraud such as Nigeria. For further shipping information, please see our shipping and payment policy or contact us.

How much will shipping cost?

Shipping costs are dependant on destination and weight. The total costs of shipping will be emailed to you before you commit to any purchase. We will always attempt to give a number of shipping options and try to minimise postage costs wherever possible.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Please refer to the shipping and payment policy for details. Generally we accept credit cards through paypal, International money orders (may be subject to surcharge), personal cheques from U.K. buyers, and cash.

Can I personally collect an item?

Our customers are welcome to visit us but we do need to know you are coming. Please contact us to set up an appointment.

Do you have a catalogue?

Due to the high turnover of our stock and being web based, we do not have a printed catalogue. All our available items are shown on the web site. If you are after something specific, please contact us with a request and we will endeavour to help.

Do you make or sell corsets or theatrical costumes?

We do not make or sell theatrical costumes or corsetry, we only sell antique and vintage clothing. We suggest visiting our links page for a full list of costume and corset makers or visit our sister site, Lace Embrace Atelier run by the talented Ms. Talkington, for fine custom and ready made corsetry.

Can you help me with a school project?

Extensive information on antique and vintage clothing is published on the site. Refer to the timeline or tidbits. Emails or letters asking for general information on clothing or corsets will not be responded to. Sorry, we just don't have time.

Can you loan me any items?

Sorry, we do not loan or rent antique and vintage clothing out under any circumstances, even on payment of a deposit.

Do you do valuations?

Although we have many years of experience, we are not licenced appraisers. We therefore do not offer valuations for insurance etc. If you have an item you would like help in dating, we would be happy to help.

Do you sell wholesale?

Corsets and Crinolines sells one of a kind vintage clothing items. Often they are more than 100 years old. Because these items are so hard to come by, we are unable to sell antique and vintage clothing wholesale.

May I buy items shown on the Costume Timeline?

Generally, no. Most of the items on the Costume Timeline are vintage clothing items that have been sold by Corsets and Crinolines, or items from our own costume collection. Sometimes we do sell items from our own collection but in that case, they would be listed in the For Sale section.

Do you buy antique and vintage clothing?

Yes, we are always on the lookout for interesting items. Please contact us if you have an item of antique or vintage clothing that you would like to sell.

Do you have a shop and may I visit and browse your stock?

As we are an internet based business run from home, we do not have the facilties or room to offer our customers the chance to browse our varied stock or have convenient changing facilites available to try goods on at your leisure. Visits to our home are for collection and payment of orders only by prior appointment. Customers are more than welcome to visit us in person at the vintage clothing fairs that we attend throughout the UK.