Shipping & Returns

Returns, Refunds & Exchanges

Preservation will happily accept unwashed, unaltered and unworn full-price merchandise with original tags attached for a full refund. Only regular priced items are eligible for a refund, including items purchased with the NEWFRIEND discount. All returns must be postmarked within 7 business days from the date that the shipment was received.

Final Sale Items: We do not offer exchanges, returns or store credit on final sale items. Final Sale items include: permanently marked down goods, gift cards, intimate bottoms and bodysuits, socks, swim bottoms, beauty, body and home fragrance. 

Footwear: When trying on footwear for the first time, please wear clean socks and make sure to test on a carpeted surface as to not damage the soles. The shoe box and any dust bags must be returned alongside the footwear in its original condition. Please place the shoe box inside a shipping box to prevent any damage during transit.

Apparel: All original tags must still be attached. Please be mindful of any makeup, perfume or deodorant that may rub off on the garments, or any jewelry that may snag the fabric. 

Customers are responsible for return shipping charges, please send items prepaid and insured to: 

Attn: Returns  
3619 Ingersoll Ave 
Des Moines, IA 50312 


Preservation reserves the right to reject any returning products that do not comply with the above stated return policy. The customer is responsible for return shipping on rejected returns. In order to avoid this, please contact us at prior to shipping back, to address any issues or concerns you have regarding the item(s) you wish to return.

Once we receive the package, your refund will be promptly issued if it complies with the return policy. The refund will be credited to the same card or account used to make the original purchase. Please allow 10 business days to ensure that your refund is credited. 

 DefectsIf there are any physical defects with your purchase, please email us at within 7 days  of receiving the item. Please include your order number, a description of the defect, and a photo. 

Shipping Information

Pick-up at Preservation
If you would like to pick up your order from our shop please choose in-store pickup at checkout. All in-store purchases are processed the same day and can be picked up during store hours. 

Domestic Shipping within US
Preservation ships from Des Moines, IA via USPS, UPS, and DHL. Rates are determined by weight and destination. Please allow up to 3 business days to process and ship. Orders received on weekends and holidays will be processed no sooner than the following business day. Expedited shipping orders must be placed by 12PM CST or will ship the following business day.  Please note that pre-order items may take longer to ship, this will be stated in the item’s description if applicable.

International Shipping
As per domestic shipping, all orders will be sent within 3 business days of purchase from Des Moines, IA. Depending on your location, shipping times will vary. When ordering from Preservation from international locations, you may be subject to import duties. customs taxes and/or brokerage fees. Preservation is not responsible for any of these charges. For further information on customs policies, please contact your local customs office. Please note that all shipping costs are charged in US dollars when checking out.   

USPS First Class shipping is an option at checkout, but we highly recommend USPS Priority or another carrier over USPS First Class. If USPS First Class is chosen, we cannot file a claim if lost, stolen or damaged, so assume the risk involved if USPS First Class is chosen.

Delayed, Lost or Damaged Packages
Once an order is given to a shipping service provider the item becomes that shipping service provider’s responsibility and Preservation is no longer liable. Preservation does not assume any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged packages. If your goods have been damaged in transit, please contact us at: with photos of the shipping packaging plus contents damaged. 

Incorrect Shipping Address
For all purchases, please make sure that your shipping address is correct. Orders that are returned because of an invalid address will incur additional shipping charges if they are re-shipped. Should customers want to return their order due to an incorrect address, a Return to Sender fee of $20 is deducted from the refund total as we are liable for all return to sender shipment fees.

Sustainability is a key part to our value system. All orders are shipped out in environmentally-friendly and curbside recyclable packaging. Any plastic packaging used has been repurposed instead of thrown away!
  • All packaging is made from recycled and/or post-consumer waste
  • Naturally biodegradable (tear strip must be removed)
  • Made in the USA