Who are we and why are we here?

The idea for The Handpicked Vintage Co first came about due to the owner’s love of all things vintage and retro and her love of buying a new addition to her wardrobe/jewellery box.  Buying these kinds of products is so much fun because you never see the same item twice, however this does mean that you can get carried away!!  So The Handpicked Vintage go was created to allow me to keep buying and seeing new items whilst sharing them with other like minded people.

And there you have it…….a hassle free, no surprises online shop was born and we hope you love it as much as we do =)

We’re based in Sherborne, Dorset in the UK and we aim to offer beautiful items in good order and ready to wear with any major defects listed in the description.  All too often we’ve been disappointed ourselves with our online purchases and the feeling that crucial details about condition we’re deliberately omitted.  We want all our customers to be delighted with their purchases and so we don’t sell anything with any major damage and we always aim to describe our stock accurately.

Please keep in mind that if you choose to buy from us you are buying used goods and as such no item sold by us will be in new condition, but will have minor defects/wear in line with the items age and usage over the years.  We do our utmost to describe our stock accurately, we cannot list every minor scratch or scuff but we always detail any major defects.

1970s Ladies & Handbag

You can also buy from us at wholesale prices if you’re a vintage retailer.  Our prices reflect the fact that we have done the travelling, hand picking, professional cleaning and repairs all for you so that you can take everything straight out of the box and put it up for sale on your shelves right away. Even our jewellery is professionally cleaned and then put onto shop ready plain jewellery display cards. No Faffing for you!! That’s what we’re all about.  If you’d like to buy wholesale from us then please get in touch to see if we can help you and your business.

This shop is all about you, the customers, so if you’ve got anything you’d like to see us stocking or any suggestions to make things better, then please get in touch, we’d love to hear your ideas. Sign up for our newsletter to benefit from getting our special offers and discounts sent straight to your inbox—see our contact page for more details.