Brands, Turnaround Time & Shipping Rates

If you’re curious about the different brands that I (Lucy) carry in my shop, here you will find an overview of the small businesses that make up my supply chain, where each corset ships from, as well as their average turnaround time, and general shipping fees. If you would like to see my shop policies, terms and conditions, please see my policies page.


Glamorous Corset

 Glamorous Corset is a close-knit team of women working out of a small warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. GC is owned by Rachel, whom I became acquainted with back in 2016 (nearly 5 years ago) when she reached out to congratulate me on the launch of my book, Solaced. Over the years I had the opportunity to inspect the quality of their work, and finally in late 2019 I added GC to my shop as an affordable option for corseters on a budget. I only sell those designs that I have personally tested and vetted for quality, comfort and durability.

Since the start of the pandemic, Rachel is personally taking care of shipping all orders from her small warehouse in Brooklyn, while the rest of her team is working remotely. Rachel ensures that GC is taking all precaution to ensure all packages are handled with extra clean care and all surfaces are regularly sanitized.

Turnaround time and shipping fees:

Since all GC items are already made and stocked in the US, they are shipped within 1 business day via USPS Priority. Shipping within the USA usually takes 2-3 business days.

These corsets can be shipped to almost all countries, and once it is imported into your country, your national postal service will take responsibility for delivery. Shipping times to neighboring countries (Canada and Mexico) take on average 10 days to two weeks, as long as there are no border delays. Shipping to other countries may take 2-3 weeks.

Shipping rates in USD (all prices subject to change without notice):

  • US (including Hawaii, Alaska, and territories): $5 flat rate
  • Canada and Mexico: $38 flat rate
  • UK and Western Europe: $62.80 flat rate
  • Australia and New Zealand: $58 flat rate
  • All other locations: $86 flat rate

True Corset

True Corset is a slightly larger company, which has two warehouses: one in Monroe, New Jersey, which serves the North and South America, and another warehouse in the Huddersfield, UK, which ships to the rest of the world. Kody, Anu & Minnie are the three primary admin team that makes sure that everything is running smoothly between their supplier and the two warehouses.

I was first introduced to Kody of TC back in 2013 when reviewed some of their earlier corsets, but it wasn’t until mid-2019 that I considered working with the TC team. I designed their Artemis corset (and we are currently collaborating on future designs) and I now sell a limited number of their designs which I have personally tested and vetted for quality, comfort and durability.

Turnaround time and shipping fees:

US stock for TC items are shipped within 1 business day. Shipping within the USA is by USPS Priority, and usually takes 2-3 business days. Shipping to neighboring countries (Canada and Mexico) is via APC, and takes on average 2-3 weeks, as long as there are no border delays.

UK stock for TC items are posted within 1-2 business days via Despatch Bay. Delivery to other countries (via Royal Mail) may take on average 2-3 weeks, as long as there are no border delays.

Shipping rates in USD (all prices subject to change without notice):

  • US and UK: $8 flat rate
  • Canada: $14 flat rate
  • Europe: $12 flat rate
  • All other locations: $32 flat rate

Timeless Trends

TT is my oldest supplier; I’ve been working with them since mid 2012. Founded and owned by Jim Cox, they have been in business for close to 20 years. Up until a couple of years ago, they used to have a warehouse located in (and shipped from) Austin, Texas. In November 2018, their US warehouse came under new management during a transitional period, until January 2020 when Jim made the decision to shut down their US location and make every corset to order, which is then shipped directly to customer from Thailand. Because of this, I’ll spend a little more time explaining how they now operate.

The TT factory is a small, relatively self-contained facility with about a dozen employees. Having visited their headquarters and factory myself, I know that their facility is more hygienic and more ethically run than even some North American factories. I was also touched by the friendship and community they have formed. Instead of depending on a third-party supplier / manufacturer, Jim simply cut out the “middle man” so he made his own factory, hired and trained his own employees – this means that TT is in control of their own supply and manufacturing, which means they have very tight quality control (and also there is less pattern theft compared to other brands and factories). With the further changes in 2020, instead of pre-making all the corsets in advance and shipping to a warehouse in the US, they are only buying exactly enough fabric that is in demand, making the corset to order, and shipping directly to consumers out of Bangkok. This reduces fabric waste and deadstock items, and also provides more opportunity for special orders (within reason).

Turnaround time and shipping fees:

Once your order is placed, it takes on average 3-5 business days to be sewn up. We aim to have all corsets shipped within a week of ordering — certain times, like after Black Friday, there is a backlog and it takes a little longer to have your corset shipped out. (To ensure that you receive your corset before a big event, please order no less than two weeks ahead of time.)

Special orders do not take any additional time to create; they are queued with all the other orders, and it is first come, first served. One secret: the best sellers (the evergreen fabrics in the most popular silhouettes, e.g. a black cashmere hourglass) more often than not, have one or two pieces already made which can be shipped out within a day or two. However this is not a guarantee, and if it is out of stock at the time of ordering, it will be queued with the other made to order items.

Once your corset is dispatched, it is shipped via UPS Express International Courier, which takes only 2-3 business days for delivery most places in the world. Please note that UPS charges import fees (border taxes) which is an agreement between the courier service and the government of the recipient’s country. All taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Shipping rates in USD (all prices subject to change without notice):

  • US (including Hawaii, Alaska, and territories): $10 flat rate
  • Canada and Mexico: $13 flat rate
  • UK and Western Europe: $25 flat rate
  • Australia: $30 flat rate
  • New Zealand: $52 flat rate
  • Japan: $15 flat rate
  • Hong Kong: $45 flat rate
  • All other locations: $106 flat rate (deepest apologies; I don’t make the rules)