The Gathering Goddess was founded in 2001 by Wilma Mae as an eBay business. Over the past 15 years, the business has evolved but has kept vintage fashion at its core.

Today the business operates mainly as an online business with an appointment-only studio based in Ladbroke Grove, London.

Our collection features rare collectible couture as well as unique and quirky vintage finds from every decade of the 20th century. We are passionate about what we do and we strive to be the best at it.

The team here at The Gathering Goddess takes vintage seriously. We research our pieces and wherever possible we share that history with you. Each piece in our collection has gone through a thorough vetting for authenticity. We also ensure that all of our pieces have been cleaned and repaired wherever possible. In some cases, it is not possible to clean or repair a garment due to its delicate nature. We will highlight this in the garment description.

If you would like to know additional information about a garment or would like us to send you more pictures, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always more than happy to assist you whenever you can and make this as easy a process as possible.

We always encourage clients to pay us a visit in our studio. We have so many more garments that are not online. Please click the ‘Book an Appointment’ button below or email us via the contact page.


Wilma Mae

Head Honcho

Originally a Philly girl who has lived in the UK for 26 years, Wilma is hopelessly in love with vintage fashion, her husband and children - not in that order!


2nd in Command

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Juliana is the day to day brains of the company. In addition to organising all of the logistics of garments from the moment they enter the studio to the safe delivery to our clients, she is also a hugger! A day doesn't go by when we don't all get hugs from Juliana. We love her.



Julia is our resident researcher who has a Masters degree in Dress History from The Courtauld Institute. She has been tasked with researching our Countess of Stockton Collection for the past year.

Gena Dorris


Gena hails all the way from Memphis, Tennessee and will be with us for a year. She is here studying for her Masters Degree in Marketing and PR. We have been asking her to talk incessantly so we can hear her luscious Southern Belle accent.

Kristina Podvalnikova


Originally from Belarus, Kristina is spending 9 months with us as part of her 'Sandwich Year' at The Istituto Marangoni where she is studying Fashion Business. Her dream is to start her own fashion related business within the sustainable sector.


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Shipping & Returns


We’re glad you’ve found something you love! We’re really happy that you now have a little piece of dress history and can add your own story to it.

Your order will be processed within 48h – just so we can do final checks and ensure everything is in order before we send it off to you.

The Gathering Goddess ships worldwide using Royal Mail (in most cases).


We at The Gathering Goddess strongly advise you to check the listings and measurements before you place an order, but we understand sometimes clothes just don’t fit as expected. In case you need to return an item, you have a right to a full refund when returning it within 14 days of the date of purchase. Note that we will only accept returns of items in their original condition, with packaging and tags intact. Refunds will be made using the original payment method at the full amount paid, excluding shipping costs. If you prefer, The Gathering Goddess can offer you a store credit instead of a refund. We recommend you do this within 7 days of receiving you order, as we will not accept returns after 14 days.

Our Return Policy

We can only accept your return if:

– All returned items are unworn and undamaged, in their original package, with the original tags attached to the clothes. Please check all your items before removing any tags. We won’t accept returns if the tags have been removed from the clothes, even if you carefully post them together.
– All returned items arrive within 14 days after you’ve received the order.
– All returned items are being sent from the country to where they were originally delivered.
– All returned items are in compliance with our Returns Policy. The Gathering Goddess will check items before issuing any refunds.

Refunds & Store Credit

– Refunds will be made using the original payment method at the full amount paid, excluding shipping costs.
– Want store credit instead? Just mark the option “store credit” on your return form. In 48h you will receive a code, which you’ll be able to use as part or full payment.
– Your store credit is valid for 12 months and can only be used once. Your store credit is not renewable. If you haven’t used your store credit after 12 months, it will be cancelled.

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