About the designer
VKG, previously known as Vintage Kinda Gal was established in 2016 to share our love for timeless fashion and to create a hub for fashion lovers that like to shake it up! Our thrift and vintage clothing are pre-loved, this just adds to the excitement of finding a one in a million piece! In May 2019, we underwent a relaunch and to accompany our vintage and thrift clothing, we added an array of modern, trendy and out of the box shoes, accessories and handbags that will make any true fashionista's heart flutter!
We like a standout, however we are also conscious that dressing well or being stylish does not have to come with a hefty price-tag. Also in a world consumed by fast fashion with duplicated styles, thrift clothing and the uniqueness that vintage clothing offers is the perfect addition to a modern wardrobe to bring forth and express individuality. On the other hand, modern fashion modernizes vintage and thrift clothes and removes the dreaded ‘dressed for a costume party’ look- especially the 1980s ones, no one likes to look like a costume party when there isn’t one!
We ship all over South Africa, and as a self-funded start-up business our aim is to grow our platform bigger and add many more products in the next few years; even more as e-commerce grows in Africa we hope to increase our reach to rest of the continent. We also aim to bring an efficient, secure and seamless end-to-end online shopping experience. We want to bring Mzansi’s women the fashion they love to their fingertips!
Terms & Conditions
1. Condition of clothing:
Vintage & thrift clothes/ accessories:
We stock thrift and vintage clothing therefore please look careful at the photos as it forms part of the item description; if uncertain, please do not hesitate to ask. Furthermore, please do note that;
- The colour of the item may slightly vary from the photo due to lighting.
- There may be some pulling, loose threads/seams and/or staining on items that are related to the age of the clothing.
- Knitwear may have some fluff, we do try to remove as much as possible.
- The sizing of the items are estimated in accordance with modern women's clothing. For styling purposes some items have been pinned to fit the model, however the actual size is listed in the description. If there is any uncertainty, please do not hesitate to ask, we will gladly advise accordingly.
- All of our items are gently hand rinsed, however some items may require further cleaning or professional services.
- Any defects (i.e. rips, holes, missing buttons) will be noted and this will reflect in the price.
Only payments made via the online store will be accepted.
Placed orders are processed within two working days (excluding weekends), thereafter the items will be shipped. The customer will receive a notification once the items have been shipped along with details of tracking information. We have the following shipping options available:
- PostNet: Counter to counter service, PostNet will forward a notification with details of the parcel collection. Item delivery to the selected PostNet takes 2 to 3 working days. The standard delivery costs are calculated for items up to 5 kgs, any additional items exceeding this weight will be quoted accordingly.
- PARGO: With this shippings option customers can collect items at selected shops including Clicks, OK, Spar, the Body shop, etc. the costs are estimated on the weight of the items; standard costs are calculated for up to 5 kgs. Items exceeding this weight will be quoted accordingly. Delivery at the selected pick -up stores take between 2 to 5 working days.
- Aramax: Store-to-door courier service. Delivers next day for main centres and up to 72 hours (business days) for outlying areas.
Customers can request international or private courier services, we are able to provide quotes accordingly. In addition, insurance on goods is priced at an additional cost, please contact us.
4. Refunds & Returns:
Vintage & thrift clothing/accessories:
At VKG we aim to bring a wide variety of vintage and thrift clothing and accessories, as well as to ensure a seamless online shopping experience; however we only have one of each particular vintage/thrift item; size exchanges are therefore not possible. As a general rule, we do not accept returns or issue refunds. In the event that a customer is unhappy with the item or the defects/description was not clearly stated on the listing, contact us via email or social media messaging to report item condition and to reach a resolution. Subject to our discretion (we will be reasonable in our consideration) a return and/or refund may be issued. The customer may however be liable for the shipping costs of the refund and/or returned items.
Please note that when items are dispatched it undergoes a quality check prior to shipping; VKG is therefore not liable for items that are lost or damaged in transit, please see Shipping section above for further details.
When purchasing with VKG, customers make themselves liable to the Terms and Conditions as stated above and it will therefore be understood that the T & C's have been read and accepted. For any questions relating to items, sales, purchases or store policies please contact us, we aim to respond within 1-2 working days to requests.
Thank you for shopping with us!