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    Life’s too short not to be happy…. and if you’re not happy with your purchase – then we're not happy! However, that being said – we’re a small business, supporting small artisans, and small batch production - so please respect our need to have a restricted return policy. We are unable to offer refunds on items purchased in our store - our system does not allow for it. But luckily, you have a full store of items just waiting for you.  Items purchased online are on a different system, and since you have not seen the item, felt it, tried it on, or enjoyed its company, we feel that a refund makes sense. 

    We appreciate your understanding on this, as we are not a large box store and are working our butts off in order to continue to offer a bricks and mortar store, while also growing our online business. 


    Items must be returned to us within 14 days of the original purchase date. Customer is responsible for coordinating return shipping and covering the cost. We are not responsible for packages lost or damaged in return shipment back to us. We encourage you to use tracking and in most cases, insurance.

    Please include all original packaging, tags, receipts, and gift wrap and mail your return to: 

    Common Deer, 210 College St, Suite 101, Burlington, VT 05401

    Items purchased online can be dropped off at the store, but please note that our sales staff do not have access to our web store, and are unable to process returns or exchanges on the spot. If you are dropping off your item for a return, please include all original packaging, receipts, and leave tags on. Please note exchanges in-store for online orders must be coordinated in advance by emailing

    Online returns will be processed within 10 days of arrival or drop off. Certain credit card companies can take up to 15 days after this to reflect refunds. If it has been more than a month since you mailed your item back to us, and have not seen your refund reflected on your card, please contact us immediately. 

    Items that are received after 14 days from the original purchase will not be eligible for a regular return, refund, or exchange. We will contact you when receiving a late return on how much the item is eligible for as a refund currently or whether you'd rather us return the item to you. We are not responsible for covering the return shipping to you. We appreciate your understanding as we try to support the work of craftsmen and entrepreneurs. 

    Special return extensions for online purchases are granted during holiday shopping times - please note at the time of purchase if you will need an extended return policy. Online orders placed between 11/20/17 and 12/25/17 must be received back to us before January 7, 2017 to be eligible for return. 

    Please do not hesitate to get in touch at if you have any questions regarding returning your order.   


    Merchandise purchased in store may be returned for STORE CREDIT ONLY within 14 days of the original purchase with the original receipt. Items must be in original packaging with tags and be unused in the same condition as sold.  No receipt, no return. No Common Deer tag, no return. We cannot offer refunds for in-store purchases. Special return extensions are granted during holiday shopping times, which is communicated at time of purchase - please note at the time of purchase if you will need an extended return policy. Holiday gifts purchased in-store 11/20/17 - 12/25/17, can be exchanged for store credit before 1/7/18 with a printed receipt. Please note, Common Deer is closed the day after christmas, December 26, 2017. We will resume normal business hours on December 27, 2017. 

    To be eligible for an in-store return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it, including original packaging and tags. Several types of goods are exempt from being returned or exchanged, including vintage items, sale items, food, gift cards, health and personal care items, and some paper goods. Items purchased using certain coupons are not eligible for return or exchange. Items purchased at 20% or higher are not eligible for return or exchange. 



    All returns of any kind require a receipt. If you are returning a gift you received, please make sure to secure a receipt from the gift giver. Gift items purchased in-store are only eligible for exchanges or store credit. For the return of online gifts, please email us at 



    Common Deer is not responsible for lost of stolen packages. We will do everything we can to help recover a package, but unfortunately stolen packages are happening more and more often, due to the prevalence of online retail. If a package has been noted as delivered, we are unable to file an insurance claim through USPS or UPS, as this is "proof of delivery." If you receive notice that your package has been delivered, but is it nowhere to be found, please contact neighbors, roommates, co-workers, doormen, and landlords in the event that they have grabbed the package for you.  Delivery services do not take responsibility for deliveries once they are delivered to the address noted. 

    Both USPS and UPS recommend that you contact local law enforcement and speak with your local delivery teams. It is likely you're not the only one in your area that was affected that same day. We also encourage you to deliver orders to work places or locations where someone is present to accept your package in-person.

    If your package is missing, but tracking shows that the package is still in transit, then we can file a claim to locate this package or get compensated for the lost merchandise and shipping costs. In this event, we will refund your order back to you. Please note that at sometimes of year and during weather advisories, packages can be delayed for more than 10 days in transit. Please contact us at We will get started with contacting the delivery service to locate your package.


    Thank you for your business; it means so much to us and all of the entrepreneurs we support!