FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


DO YOU OFFER EXCLUSIVE ONE-OF-A-KIND DESIGNS ?

 

Yes. Custom designs in the field of vintage inspired 40s to 50s wear are welcome. The in-house design and manufacturing process allow for customization. This can be provided on three different levels:

(I) a customized version of an existing design (i.e. individual fabric choice, individual modifications)

(II) a design newly created, non-exclusive (means the design can be reproduced for other clients too)

(III) and a design newly created, exclusive (a one-of-a-kind design dedicated to one client only, no reproduction for other clients)

 

Please note that one-of-a-kind capacities are limited. If you have a special event please make sure you inquire for a custom design as early as possible.

 

 

DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM DAY WEAR ?

 

No. The demi-couture brand "Franziska Schlupski" is specialized in dreamy gowns and only manufactures in the field of evening wear and special occasion wear. For vintage inspired day wear, please have a look at the in-house day-wear brand Prettie Lanes here at the shop.

 

 

HOW DO I ORDER ?

 

Simply get in touch by email and start a conversation. Please find the pricelist for the existing collection here. A more general price orientation you can find here. Ideally, in your email you already include the design you would like to order and if applicable (for custom pieces) some key facts about your fabric-, cut- & color preferences, your budget and your time frame. Inspiration photographies are welcome yet please understand that no copies/reproductions of vintage garments are offered at any time. Your very own dream dress is only one email away ...

 

For regular designs:

After confirming the price and details, a Paypal invoice will be sent to you. After payment, your order will be manufactured usually within 12-14 weeks (rush orders on request) and sent to you tracked and insured.

 

For custom inquiries:

Inquiries and first discussions are naturally free of charge. Fees are charged first during the "creation/design process".

After having discussed everything and agreed upon a price/quote for your order, you will be charged a fee of 10%-30% of the final price as a non-refundable deposit* for your order. Then the further design process starts. You will receive 1-2 sketches/designs, repsectively a selection of fabrics individually created/sourced according to your preferences. This process is a dialogue and PRETTIE LANES wishes to fulfill your dreams to the fullest while still keeping the signature brand style, so adaptions and modifications are always possible within the set budget.

As soon as the final design is set, a Paypal invoice with the remaining amount will be sent to you. After payment, your order will be manufactured usually within 12-14 weeks (rush orders on request) and sent to you tracked and insured.

 

* The desposit made is non-refundable and covers the costs of sourcing materials/samples, sketching, designing a creation during the "design/creation process" etc. . If a custom order is cancelled by the client at this "creation process" stage (no cancellation possible during "manufacturing process"), the client gets the payment made minus this initial deposit paid refunded. Please note, with a deposit, no sketches or designs are purchased. Sketches and Designs are copyrighted and property of this company.

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR REGULAR TURNAROUND TIME ?

 

Couture pieces are usually created within 10-14 weeks depending on the design and complexity. Rush orders might be possible for an extra fee depending on the overall time schedule.

 

 

CAN I VISIT YOUR ATELIER?

 

Prettie Lanes´offers to visit its showroom in Kanton Zurich, Switzerland by appointment.

 

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Wish to feel the fabrics, take a closer look at all designs & enjoy an exclusive, private shopping experience? Book your appointment and visit the "Prettie Lanes Paradise" Showroom here >>>


Limited

editions


Away from mass production and sameness - PRETTIE LANES fashion designs & hats are sold in limited editions only to keep pieces special. Once sold out - a design will never be available again in the exact same style. Each piece is exclusively sold via this online boutique.

 

swiss

handmade


Environmentally conscious, all day wear creations are designed & carefully handmade from natural and bio degradable fabrics in PRETTIE LANES' private inhouse atelier in Zurich, Switzerland. Ethically manufactured, swiss slow fashion. All made-to-order without producing any surplus or garment waste.

 

period

authentic


PRETTIE LANES offers the new, traditionally fashioned alternative to true vintage in your size. The true to era designs (yet no vintage reproductions) are manufactured using vintage sewing and construction techniques & period accurate materials, creating a signature vintage look & feel.

 

size

inclusive


The in-house design and manufacturing process at PRETTIE LANES allow for customized designs as well as customized sizing. Body positivity is one of the core values of the company that cherishes and serves clients of all shapes and sizes around the globe.

 

small

business


Welcome to one of the smallest „fashion houses“ in the world! PRETTIE LANES is an independent one-woman business with the designer F. Schlupski caring about each process on her own serving clients in to date more than 40 countries worldwide with day wear, hats and evening & bridal gowns. Shop small - Enjoy the special!


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PRETTIE LANES offers much more than a handmade, period - authentic design. It sells the new, traditionally fashioned alternative to true vintage, in your size...

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