Vintage Guide


The selection you have viewed on my website has been curated - each piece has been chosen by me. My main focus is to provide you with a unique variety of premium vintage or pre-loved goods that assist in slowing down the pace of fashion.

I strive to provide you with a great variety of special garments that are in great condition. It’s important to remember that vintage or preloved items are 'used' garments and should not be compared to items that are 'brand new'. Even an item that is listed as 'dead-stock' or and item with its original tags still attached, may have been in storage, or exposed to light or dust in its previous life.

Sometimes information on a vintage product is not readily available but I will be happy to answer any particular questions you have about a piece before you commit to purchasing it if the information provided is not sufficient. 

I encourage you to take your time when making a purchase, as I am unable to accept returns and all sales are final. Every piece is inspected by me before I share it with you. However, please keep in mind that I do everything on my own and things can be missed - I'm only human after all. Any major flaws will be noted. If you do find something that I have not mentioned or noticed, don't be afraid to contact me!

Simply contact me, Emma, at and state the piece you are inquiring about in the subject line.



I style, model and shoot all of my pieces. To assist with any size queries, here are my measurements:

  • Height: 5'8"
  • Bust: 32B
  • Waist: 26"
  • Hips: 35.5"
  • Dress: AU 6-8
  • Shoe: EU38



Vintage sizes are not like your modern day sizing. I will try my best to provide you with as much information on fit as possible if the garment tag does not match the true fit of the item in comparison to today's commercial size chart.



Please allow up to 5 business days for me to process and ship your order from Melbourne, Australia under normal circumstances. Orders may need a couple of extra days to be processed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the Telling Time Vintage service, I offer free domestic shipping with orders over $99 AUD. Of course, I can ship internationally, too! International shipping is $30 AUD.

Telling Time Vintage is not responsible for any applicable duty fees which may arise upon accepting your parcel. During any international customs process, duty fees may be charged upon receipt.

Please note that incomplete or incorrect shipping addresses may result in your parcel being returned or abandoned. Any return shipping fees or loss of item is to be covered by the customer if this occurs.