Answers & Questions

Delivery times

Within Germany most of our articles have a delivery time of 2-3 working days after receipt of payment. You can always find the delivery time on the article pages. After sending, DHL usually needs 1-2 working days for the delivery. Unfortunately we have no influence on the delivery time of the packages. Always make sure to enter your address correctly to avoid delays. DHL will automatically inform you about the status of your shipment and the shipment number in an email.

Shipping costs

We send all goods with DHL as a package with a tracking number. In Germany the shipping costs are 4,90 Euro. For shipments abroad the prices are different. You can find a list here.

Pick up by yourself

You can also pick up your ordered goods at the studio. To do this, select "Pick up yourself" in the order process. We will then contact you to arrange an appointment. 

Shipping to foreign countries

We ship almost worldwide, we deliver to the following countries: 
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA.
Please note that delivery times are longer here.

Local Store

We don't have a local store where you can just drop in to browse around. It is a studio where work is done almost around the clock, so the studio is not always open for customer visits. But you are welcome to contact us and make an appointment with us. 1-2 times a year there is also the "open studio day". Everyone is welcome here.

Shops that offer Miranda's choice 

You will find a selection of hats, fascinators, accessories and jewellery at:
Germany:
   Boudoir noir, Notzingen 
   Dotty and Dan, Werneuchen 
   Lucky Vintage, Itzehoe 
   pretty-little-shop, Panketal
   Retro Queen, Essen 
   Rockabilly Rules, Essen 
   Strawbetty, Berlin 
   Yesterday, Rosenheim 
Begium:
   Chez Bidule, Ouburg 
   Miss Red Lips, Genk
   Vintage4you, Oudenaarde 
 Denmark:
   Dixiland, Viborg 
   ROCKAHULA, Kopenhagen 
   Retro Diva, Kopenhagen  
France:
   Boutique Vintage, Vouille 
   Couleur de lune, Cannes 
   Memphis Belle, Clermont-Ferrand 
   Les tatas flingueuses, Montreuil
   Vintage et costum – Alternative, Pignans
 Great Britain:
   Deadly ist he female, Frome 
   Revival Vintage, Huddersfield
   The Owl and the Pussycat, Whitby
 Netherlands:
   Simsalabim, Groningen 
 Norway:
   Manillusion, Oslo 
Austria:
   Inked Fashion, Gleisdorf 
 Sweden:
   Daisy Dapper, Stockholm 
 Switzerland:
   Station Vintage Switzerland, Genf 
 Spain:
   Boutique Korina´s Vintage, Las Palmas 
   SOUL moda alternativa, Barcelona 
 United States of America:
   Hollyville, Wisconsin 

Events

Especially on the weekends in summer we are on the road a lot and set up our sales stand at various events. A list with the exact dates and events can be found here 

Return

Of course you can also return your goods. Please announce your exchange either with the cancellation form (which you will receive with every order) or by email. Your cancellation must be received by us within 14 days after you have received the goods. You send the products back to us and get the purchase price back. However, we do not refund the shipping costs. Products that have been specially made according to your wishes cannot be exchanged.
More information here

Costum made design

We are always happy to fulfill the wishes of our customers. Therefore do not hesitate to contact us with your heart's desire. Write and best of all an email, in which you already briefly explain what you are looking for. Afterwards we will get back to you and make you an offer without obligation. You can find more information here

Kleinkariert

It's been two years since we traded that name for Miranda's Choice. It was important to us to have a name that sounds a bit more mature and that is also suitable for international use.  Furthermore we could not obtain any protection rights for the old name, but Miranda's Choice is now a registered trademark. You can find out what the name is all about under "Miranda's Choice".

Models and cooperations

We are always very happy to work together with many interesting people. Also we are always looking for models to photograph some of our products on living objects. We are a small label and can not pay big fees and the number of cooperations is limited. If you are interested, please contact us: social.mirandas.choice@gmx.de

Reseller

We are very pleased when a shop decides to include our products in its range. For our dealers we have created a very special area in our online shop. However, these pages can only be viewed with a dealer account. If you are interested, please send us an email with your name, address and tax number and we will be happy to create an account for you.

Value added tax - vat

All prices include the legal 19% value added tax. The value added tax will be reduced on 1 July 2020. We have decided to pass on the 3% saving to our customers. This also explains the somewhat crooked prices..

Jobs

We are always looking for support. This applies to our sales stand but also to the production in our studio. If you want to know more, please contact us

Contakt

The best way is to use the contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you do not hear from us, please check your spam folder. If you have to wait for a longer time, please remind us. Only people work here and sometimes an email can be missed.

Facebook

Of course we are happy about Likes, Follower and subscriptions. But also a nice rating makes our heart beat faster. https://www.facebook.com/mirandaschoice.de

Instagram

Follow us and don't miss a thing! https://www.instagram.com/mirandas.choice
P.S. We are not interested in buying Likes and Co, so please refrain from such offers!

Happiness

We want to make our customers happy! Therefore do not hesitate to contact us if something does not meet your expectations. We are also always very grateful for suggestions for improvements to our online shop and our products. Only with your support we can become more perfect

Encyclopedia
from A for Allergy to W for Wedding

Allergy

We don't want your ears to fall off or get an itchy rash. With our jewellery we try to make sure that the pieces have direct contact with the skin, that nickel and cadmium are free. Mostly they are metals from a mixed alloy (often brass and copper). Not all allergies are the same, it does not necessarily have to be a nickel allergy that makes your ear turn red, often it is also mixtures that make your body react. We offer almost all earrings also with real silver hooks or plugs. On request we can also check if we can fit your jewellery with titanium (surgical steel)

Bakelite

Is a plastic that was produced in Germany from 1910 - 2004. Besides telephones, jewellery was also made of it. Geometric shapes, animals and fruits were cast in bakelite and made into jewellery. Today there are similar processes with acrylic resin (resin), often also called fakelite (from “fake“)

Beginners

You like the rockabilly or vintage style, but you are unsure about many things. Let me tell you, no master has fallen from the sky yet. Start small and feel your way forward slowly. Bit by bit, discover your own style. Always keep in mind: this is your very own you, what you wear with fashion on the outside. Do not dress up and feel comfortable. Because only those who feel comfortable in their clothes will present them accordingly and reap compliments. We will be happy to advise you!

Beret

The beret decorates the heads already for 500 years and was THE fashionable headgear of the ladies from the 20s to the 60s. And one thing the beret - also known as a beret - has always been: made of warm, cuddly wool. We have provided it with a lot of love for detail, harmonious colour combinations and with different applications to suit every occasion. The modern, tight-fitting cut of this sporty, elegant beret fits the everyday life of every stylish vintage lady. Berets from Miranda's Choice

Bumper Bangs

It's a hairstyle where the bangs are rolled up at the front. For this purpose, a Duttnudel/ sliced donut is often used as an aid.

Burlesque

The word burlesque comes from the Italian and means posse, fun. Burlesque is not about getting undressed alone (the dancers are never completely naked at the end of the show), but about entertainment. Part of a burlesque or show girl costume is often a big headdress.

Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda (*9 February 1909 in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal; † 5 August 1955 in Beverly Hills, USA) was a Portuguese-Brazilian singer and actress.
Carmen Miranda was probably one of the first true showgirls, as a singer, actress and also fashion designer she went down in history as Brazilian Bombshell with the Tuttifrutti hat.
She also became famous for her sometimes crazy style of dress, combining bright colours, colourful patterns and opulent accessories.

Circle Skirt

The circle skirt belongs to the 50's fashion like the red lipstick belongs to Rockabella. Hardly any other garment is so closely associated with rockabilly as the wide swinging fabric panels. Especially the swinging shape of the circle skirt makes it very popular with rock'n'roll, square dance and boogie dancers. So girls - 'Rock' around the clock ;-).
The swing skirt owes its name to its shape. Spread out on the floor, it gives a circular shape. Even if the wearer turns quickly, the skirt stands off the body like a round platform. The circle skirt is considered a fashion classic of the 1940s and 1950s. This skirt can quickly reach a circumference of 4 metres and more at the bottom of the hem, it is tightly cut at the top and is worn at the waist. The classic length is called midi, the skirt ends between knee and calf.
Which figure type to the circle skirt?
The circle skirt is a very feminine garment. It emphasizes the waist and also puts something on. However, the flowing fabric and the soft drape are ideal for concealing small pads on hips and thighs. Women with a small bottom are also very well advised to wear a circle skirt, because it conjures up wonderful curves and makes for a great silhouette
Skirts from Miranda's Choice

Cooperation

We are always very happy to work together with many interesting people. Also we are always looking for models to photograph some of our products on living objects. We are a small label and can not pay big fees and the number of cooperations is limited. If you are interested, please contact us: social.mirandas.choice@gmx.de

Costum made design

We are always happy to fulfill the wishes of our customers. Therefore do not hesitate to contact us with your heart's desire. Write and best of all an email, in which you already briefly explain what you are looking for. Afterwards we will get back to you and make you an offer without obligation. You can find more information here:

Customer pictures

We love happy customers and are always terribly happy when we get to see them. We put a lot of love and work into our products and then it is nice when everything gets a face and we see for whom we are doing it all. That is why you are welcome to send us your wearing pictures.

Delivery times

Within Germany most of our articles have a delivery time of 2-3 days after receipt of payment. You can always find the delivery time on the article pages. After sending, DHL usually needs 1-2 working days for the delivery. Unfortunately we have no influence on the delivery time of the packages. Always make sure to enter your address correctly to avoid delays. DHL will automatically inform you about the status of your shipment and the shipment number in an email

Fascinator

The Fascinator era began in the magnificent 18th century. The wife of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, known for her extravagant lifestyle, really took it to the extreme with her daring headdress. Scarves, pearl necklaces, peacock feathers - almost every fashionable accessory could be found in her ornate tower hairstyles. Even though the term Fascinator was not yet known in Paris at the time, Marie's head creations completely fulfilled the Latin meaning of this headdress: Fascinator is derived from the Latin word for 'enchanting' - fascinare. The literal crowning glory of her headdresses was a sailing ship that seemed to glide along in the waves of her hair.
Until the 1960s it was almost frowned upon for ladies to leave the house without appropriate headgear. Hats of all kinds not only offer protection, but are also a decorative element. Especially the hatmakers of the 40s and 50s were considered very creative and let their imagination run wild with their headgear. Even today the little hats are still seen at royal weddings and horse races.
Fascinators from Miranda's Choice

Fixing

How do you fix this? Our Fascinators are best attached to the hair with 2 crocodile clips, preferably from back to front. The clips are covered with fabric to protect the hair. The serrated clamps still give enough structure to keep the Fascinator in place.
Some of our hats are attached with a hair comb. If you have fine or short hair, you can use a hairpin to hold it in place: Partition a hair section, pin it with the needle, push the comb under the hairpin.

Flexi-Fix

The FlexiFix system is our in-house invention that allows you to seamlessly adjust our circle skirts from XS to XL. 
The waistband always remains flexible, so you can even add a piece of cake. Our skirts with FlexiFix-System
 

Florentiner

A classic among the hats is the summery light Florentine. You can wear our mini straw hat variant cheekily on the side of the head and thus show off your artistically styled hairstyle. Straw hats go perfectly with playful summer outfits and with the elegant cocktail dresses of the 50s. Our straw hat offers numerous combination possibilities through interchangeable flowers or exchangeable braids.

Gibson Roll

The Gibson Roll is a hairstyle where the hair is rolled up at the neck.

Hairband

A hair band is the perfect utensil for the Bad Hairday. A hairband knotted on the head is the fashionable epitome of the 50ies and belongs to every authentic 50ies style. They are a "must" for the perfect "Rosie the Riveter" look.
Hairbands from Miranda's Choice

Hair comb

Some of our hats are fixed with a hair comb. If you have fine or short hair, you can use a hairpin to provide hold: Partition a hair section, pin it with the needle, push the comb under the hairpin.

Halfhat

The Halfhat describes a hat that leaves a large part of the head uncovered. The back of the head and also the pony part remains free. The most common form is the kidney or halfhat. This hat was created by the hatter Lilly Daché, who received a prize for her modiste arts in 1941.  Especially in the 50's the hat was very popular. Also Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth II. were often sighted the half has. In 1957 the Times called the Halfhat the royal God-given hat shape for American femininity.  Our Half hats are also vintage inspired - with fine lace, hand embroidered, in different sizes or decorated with flowers.
Half hats from Miranda's Choice

Hand made

We love handmade! With our products we express our creativity. First comes the idea, then mostly many prototypes follow until we are finally satisfied with the design, the implementation, the wearing comfort and the quality. There is a lot of time in the development of a product. But we love every step and are convinced that this love cannot be bought anywhere else.
Take a look at our half hats

Headpiece

The headpiece is usually a noble hair clip, a wreath or a hairband. For the two terms are not clearly delimited from each other.

Inspiration

Die Inspirationquellen sind oft alte Filmen Bücher oder Zeitschriften. Es kann aber ein kleines Detail, ein Trigger sein, der einem beim Spazieren gehen auffällt. 
Die Ideen klopfen nicht an, sie warten auch nicht vor Türe, meistens brechen sie einfach ein, stehen dann mitten im Raum und fordern vehement „setz mich um!".

Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas! Is not only a famous hit by Elvis, but also the name of the world's biggest Rockabilly Festival (Viva Las Vegas Weekender). For more than 23 years now, the New Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas has been transformed into an absolute Mecca for all vintage and Rockabilly fans at Easter. This is where the greats of the greats perform. There is burlesque (often a little tune in with Dita van Teese), workshops, concerts, a huge car show, a shopping mile... and also a fashion show. This year we wanted to be part of this spectacle and invested one year of work in a complete collection. But we don't want to let a virus spoil our dream and vague 2021 the step over the big pond!
The Las Vegas collection from Miranda's Choice

Magazines

We recommend you:
Sway Mag (D)
Vintage Flaneur (D)
Vintage Woman (UK)

Material

Sometimes we search for hours, days, weeks for the right material. Sometimes the material finds us. What simply does not exist, we make ourselves. These can be miniatures for our hats and jewellery, or large pieces of fruit, which we make from polystyrene to keep them nice and light.
But the most important thing is always the quality! In addition, we try to pay attention to the ecological footprint, so many of our fabrics are marked with the Ökotex seal. Another point is the origin of our raw materials (fair trade). So our fabrics come mainly from Italy

Measure, take the right measurements

If you decide to have a piece tailor-made by us, the A&O is the right measurement. Please refer to the instructions.

Miranda’s Choice

The label was founded in 2008, still under the name 'Kleinkariert' and was founded by the founder Nadine Schmitz as a white. at the University of Osnabrück.  2017 followed the path to solo self-employment. The label was awarded with the UnternehmerinnenBrief NRW. In 2018 it was time for a name change, important for the international appearance and the wish to have a name that no one else has. "Kleinkariert" could not be protected, "Miranda's Choice" is a registered trademark.
Why "Miranda's Choice"? 
Two reasons: 1. A slightly "schizophrenic" phase in childhood. There was a pompom cape that was worn as a skirt and a bow tie that was tied around my head.  When this outfit was worn, one was "Miranda", someone shouted another name, this ended in real tantrums. 
2. Carmen Miranda, whose outfits and especially hat creations are very impressive. ERGO: Miranda's Choice is the perfect name for a crazy hatter.

Nadine Schmitz

Born in 1979 in a tranquil place in NRW. 
Professional career:
A-levels, studies of art and sociology, work as a museum educator in Bavaria. Worked at the University of Osnabrück in the field of early childhood education, founded the label "Kleinkariert" / later "Miranda's Choice".
Creativity lay in the family, grown up in an environment where people worked, knitted, painted, sewed (...), so very early things were created. At some point the interest in it also grew among friends, when not friends but friends of friends wanted to have "something like that", the step into independence was taken.
To realize the dream of an own label the working days are long (16 hours a day, 7 days a week). This includes not only the production, but also the support and programming of the online shop, product photos, tax return, building the booth and of course the sales at events. (At this point: Thanks to ♥Paula Walks♥, who has agreed to take on the social media work and is mastering this task brilliantly.

Nickel, silver und co

We don't want your ears to fall off or get an itchy rash. With our jewellery we try to make sure that the pieces have direct contact with the skin, that nickel and cadmium are free. Mostly they are metals from a mixed alloy (often brass and copper). Not all allergies are the same, it does not necessarily have to be a nickel allergy that makes your ear turn red, often it is also mixtures that make your body react. We offer almost all earrings also with real silver hooks or plugs. On request we can also check if we can fit your jewellery with titanium (surgical steel)

One size - fits all

The FlexiFix system is our in-house invention that allows you to seamlessly adjust our circle skirts from XS to XL. 
The waistband always remains flexible, so you can even add a piece of cake. Our swing skirts with FlexiFix-System
 

Petticoat

In everyday life petticoats were worn rather less often, because they were not only expensive, but also very stiff and impractical with their solid tulle fabrics or even metal ripening. For the tea dance, on the other hand, it was allowed to be one layer more. Although today's petticoats are comfortable to wear, a circle skirt can also be worn without a petticoat. The skirt keeps its swinging shape even without further layers of tulle.
Controversial topic Petticoat
May or should one see the petticoat? Well, if you look at it from the "true vintage" side, the clear and decisive answer is: No! Because the petticoat was considered to be underwear and to display it publicly was considered indecent. Ideally the petticoat should end a few centimetres below the top skirt. But the petticoat must not be too short either. Otherwise it can quickly happen that the fabric of the skirt breaks off under the petticoat, creating an unattractive edge. As already mentioned, the rockabilly style was taken up and reinterpreted in the fashion world of the 1980s. Madonna, for example, wore short circle skirts made solely of tulle. This made the actual petticoat the main piece of clothing.
The fashion industry has long since discovered petticoats as a visible accessory and so there are petticoats with coloured or elaborately contrasting lace, which are made to be shown off. And so the sight of petticoats sticking out of a circle skirt like a cloud has long been part of the vintage scene. Fashion never stands still, continues to develop and reinvents itself

Photos

We are very happy about the great cooperation with photographers! Have a look at Carlos Kella, pixelgnom or Delicate Photography.
But we are also happy about customer photos

Pillbox

The Pillbox stands like no other fashion accessory for the elegant look of the 50s. This slightly flattened, round hat without brim with stiff, straight sides gives your wardrobe the small but decisive icing on the cake and makes you the first lady of the day. Because it was Jackie Kennedy, the wife of the 35th US president, who made the simple form of the pillbox popular worldwide.
Pillbox hats from Miranda's Choice

Polka dots

Are hated and loved at the same time. Although the famous dot pattern already existed in grandmother's time (we recall the dress of Minimaus), the real dot boom only came in the 80s with a new wave of rockabilly.

Rockabilly

The term Rockabilly actually describes a musical style. Although it is used in fashion, it usually describes rigid clichés. So there are symbols, patterns and attitudes that are described as "typically Rockabilly": Hair quiff, red lips, vintage or hot rods, dice, cherries, petticoat, polka dots, hair flower...

Rosie the Riveter

IThere she stands with her red and white polka dot hairband, dynamically rolled up shirt sleeves and the "We can do it" slogan - Rosie the Riveter. She has shaped the image of the working and independent woman since the 1940s - and the typical Rockabella style. She was originally an invention of US war propaganda and was intended to motivate women to work in the armaments industry. The rivals were "riveters" who screwed together airplanes and other war vehicles. The hair band protected the hairstyle from dust and dirt

Side cap

In the years of the 2nd World War uniforms were ubiquitous and raw materials were scarce. So what could be more obvious than to use uniform components as fashion accessories. And so boats were not only an essential part of men's uniforms, they also increasingly adorned the heads of the female population. Today, shuttles belong to the classic retro outfit like cherries belong to Rockabella.
Side caps from Miranda's Choice.

Star Collection

Designed to make any women look like a star.
Well-known and beloved pinups, photo models, bloggers and co. have and will design their own little collection with Miranda's Choice. These pieces of jewellery and hats will only be available exclusively here in limited edition. Look forward to names like Madame Rhos, Rose Delicate, Paula Walks, Miss Betty Raven, Wilhelmina Af Fera, Shirinatra and many more..

Television

Sometimes we were already in the flicker box. The last time we visited the studio was here and now. Here a link to the gig..

Tiki

Tiki roughly describes the exotic wave that found its way into all areas of decoration in the 50s. Sculptures, jewellery, prints, porcelain and home accessories were dominated by various Hawaiian symbols or elsewhere in Polynesia. Bars that picked up this style in their furnishings were very popular. The drinks, mostly cocktails, were served in special mugs, which often resembled Tiki gods in colour and shape. Typical symbols are masks, palms, surfboards, bamboo, frangipani and hibiscus flowers

Turban

The great fashion designers have recently rediscovered it for the catwalks. In the 1940s the turban was already a popular fashion accessory. Hairbands and turbans in authentic vintage style are tied from the back to the front or top. The ears are slightly covered.
Turban- hairbands from Miranda's Choice

Tutorials

We have invested a lot of effort and time to fill our shop with all kinds of help. How to put on a Fascinator, tie a hair band or adjust the one-size skirts can always be found under the item "Tutorial" in the product description. You can also watch the full load of videos on our Youtube Channel

Victory Rolls

Victory Rolls are probably considered a classic among vintage hairstyles. Mostly one part of the hair is twisted into a roll at each side of the head and this is then pinned to the top of the head.

Vintage

Not all vintage is vintage. We speak of vintage when we usually mean vintage style or vintage look. This style is based on the clothing style that ranges from the 1920s to the 70s. Miranda's Choice also offers vintage inspired pieces, so the products are not old. It is different with the term "true vintage". Here products are described that are really old (e.g. second-hand fashion)

Wedding

A bride without a headdress? Can such a thing even exist? Our clear answer: No! After all, a festive headdress is the essential element of every bridal outfit, along with the wedding dress and bridal bouquet. Or don't you think so? Our bridal headdress is based on the vintage fashion of past times. Our Fascinators or cute mini hats with or without veils, cocktail clips and our romantic heart-shaped bridal hats would certainly have made the bridal hearts of the 40s and 50s beat faster.
Fascinator and co for the wedding of Miranda's Choice
Your wish is our command! We would be happy to make the matching headdress for your dream wedding. Contact us