FAQs – Desvalido


Frequently asked questions... with answers!

What's your processing time?

(Updated Tuesday 26th March 2019)
Currently 1 week for made to order, Desvalido now has a ready to ship section which ships same or next business day!

How do I pronounce Desvalido?


What's the sizing like?

All sizes are listed in Australian womens sizing, in the chart below you can find measurements in both centimetres & inches, along with common international size conversions

What's your return policy?

We accept returns on everything besides sale items, close fitting underwear (eg French knickers can be returned, g-strings unfortunately not), & customised items unless discussed at the time of purchase. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer unless your order arrives incorrect, faulty, or damaged (please take photos of the packaging ASAP if this is the case, it's rare & chances are we'll need to take it up with the post)

Do you have a shop, I'd love to try them on in person!

I have a mobile boutique called The Lingerie Truck, & I like to pop up at events around Newcastle. There are a few stockists you can check out here. You can keep up to date on events by following @DesvalidoAU on Instagram

Do you ship internationally?

Absolutely, there's even free shipping for customers in New Zealand, USA, & Canada. You can upgrade to tracked shipping & international express to shave a little off the delivery time. Please look into your countries import taxes & customs fees & be aware of any additional costs before purchasing

Why do they take so long to ship?

I handmake most products to order, so that thing you're getting is usually fresh off the sewing machine. I'm working on keeping more in stock so you won't have to wait as long, & if there's something you want urgently please ask as I just might have it in stock. Each of my stockists have Desvalido ready to ship as well!

Do you use real silk?

Yes, I use both 100% silk satin (from silkworms) for some items, & polyester satin for others. Anything that says it's silk will be the real thing. If you prefer to stay away from animal products, simply type "-silk" when searching to filter the results

Do you do custom orders?

Thank you for trusting Desvalido enough to ask! Unfortunately I no longer have the time to create custom styles from scratch. However I CAN provide custom sizing if you're outside of the range currently offered, as well as custom colours & prints for those wanting something truly unique. Please fill in the contact form for more information - please note these may have a longer processing time especially when additional materials are required to complete them

There's an issue with my order...

If I got something wrong or your order never arrived, please get in contact & I'll do everything I can to make it right. The last thing I want is for you to regret your purchase

I'm an experienced photographer/stylist & your ____ would be perfect for my ____!

Please get in touch, I'd love to hear your ideas & how I can help


Still didn't find what you need? Please fill in the contact form here & I'd be happy to help
XO Alana