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About Kitsch & Couture

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"Nakedness makes us democratic, adornment makes us individuals." - LIBERACE

Liberace is our current inspiration - a musical genius, showman, and avid collector. He was born a child prodigy from factory working, immigrant parents, and would go on to become an American icon with flamboyant style during the mid-20th century. He did not follow the paradigm of American society; he never married and never had children despite social pressure. Liberace simply marched to the beat of his own drum, or as we prefer to say, he tapped to the tune of his own piano! What some may not know is that Liberace was a serious antique collector. Our favorite (paraphrased) quote by this great talent, "I am merely the caretaker, these things do not belong to me...they belong to the world."

Here at Kitsch & Couture, we share similar philosophical beliefs. We cringe to see these quality made, beautiful old things discarded simply because they aren't "brand new" or "in style." We focus on items most likely selected for the home by women; the clothing and jewelry once worn by women; and the art that focuses on the figurative imagery of women. You will also find books possibly preferred by women, including those on collecting and design.

Ideal feminine beauty has changed over the decades, just as our personal preferences change with age and experience. Therefore, we offer everything from opulence to folk art, at every price point, and in the better to best of condition considering age. We hope you enjoy browsing our vast selection of art, collectibles, books, jewelry, clothing, and housewares.

Customer satisfaction is our primary goal. We take pride in carefully packaging these timeless treasures to ensure a safe delivery to their new home. International shipping is only available with pre-approval of the item. If you are located outside of the US, please contact us via email for a shipping quote.
About Us
We have collected unique items from all over the world for over 30 years. Our items are purchased from art galleries, estates sales, flea markets, auctions, private collections and dusty attics. We have been with Ruby Lane for over 11 years and we encourage you to visit our shop often since we add items regularly. We take pride in hand-selecting items that are of excellent quality and preferably, in gift-giving condition.

We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, therefore, purchases made on or after each Friday will be processed the following Monday for Tuesday shipment. During the weekdays, we typically ship within 24-48 hours from receipt of payment.

Layaway is available with a nonrefundable deposit of 1/3 the purchase price. The second payment of 1/3 the purchase price is due within 30 days of the initial purchase. The final payment is due within 90 days of the initial purchase date. (Please note, the initial deposit is nonrefundable ~ we are required to do this in order to cover our fees associated with shop maintenance and advertising).

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What a Few Customers Have To Say About Us:

** "The set is just as you described in your listing. It is truly lovely, and the fit couldn't be better! May I also say how much I appreciate the care you took in wrapping each piece and taking the time to include a hand written note! It's like receiving a wonderful present. :-) Warm regards, and thank you so much." ~~Judith

** "Love it! Love it! Love it! Acknowledging receipt of the shoes and bakelite comb. Am presently sporting the comb -- just fab! And the shoes... had a Cinderella moment, you know when you slip it on and wonder whether it will fit? Perfect fit !!!! I'm absolutely delighted with these purchases. The shoes are a work of art, really almost a shame to wear them, but wear them I will :o) Thank you very much, I'll be back." ~~Nicole

** Hi! These mugs are fantastic! I am using one now and the other is a gift to a Halloween lover! Beautiful wrapping! Thank you again." ~~Jamie

** "Just a big thank you for the great book - My daughter will love it, she adores shoes!! Thanks again." ~~Anna

** "Just wanted to let you know that the bracelet arrived. It is very pretty. I appreciate your accuracy in describing measurements and condition. It is so reassuring to actually get what you are expecting rather than receiving something with all of these "little things" that the seller fails to mention and then disclaims that they are not experts in describing, etc. Anyway, enough ranting about the past. Thanks for your accuracy and honesty." ~~Emily

** "I received the package! It's beautiful! Thanks so much for being patient and wrapping it sooo well!! Have a great day...and can't wait to get back on your website to shop again." ~~Dawn

** "I was so pleased...I loved them all. The gold pin is so beautiful, I just cannot take my eyes of it. I'll enjoy wearing this when I go to plays...thank you so very much for everything. Have a very safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend too...best wishes always." ~~ P.C.

** "Absolutely gorgeous cigarette holder. Thanks." ~~ L.B.

** "Hey there! i just received the reversible purse and i am IN LOVE! i also really appreciate how quickly it arrived and the care you took with the packaging--a class act all around. i just looked at all your for sale items and oddly, you have a print by Kawano which, i also collect! thinking about it. thank you for the purse--it is magic. is there a place to leave glowing feedback, because i'd love to and if not, have a wonderful day." ~~Rachel
Melinda @ Kitsch and Couture
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NC 28273

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