Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES THE CATALOG WORK? - Produced by STATE, the catalogs are invite-only. We curate a diverse lineup of makers and brands that contribute to each issue. Past issues have featured anywhere from 10-30 brands!  All items in the catalog are limited-edition and exclusive in some way to the Secret Catalog. It makes for a fun, unique shopping experience unlike anything else out there.

To get the catalog, customers pre-order the issue a few months before it releases. There will only be a limited run available, so be sure to jump on it when they’re up for pre-sale. 

The catalogs do cost money to purchase, in part because they cost a lot of money to produce and we don't like to skimp on the details. Starting with our 8th issue, a portion of all catalog sales will be donated to a selection of charities. Organizations will be selected at the time that catalogs are available for pre-order based on causes that feel relevant to the current moment.

The Secret Catalog is part shopping catalog, part magazine, and we include lots of wonderful little treats. Sending excellent mail is a love language, one that we speak pretty well. So we strive to make each catalog feel like a gift when it arrives in your mailbox.  Along with great content and treats, each catalog contains a password and the date and time that the exclusive Secret Catalog online store opens. Shoppers use the password to access the store and scoop up all of the limited edition goods.

Since many items are one of a kind or part of a limited run, things sell fast.  We’ve done this for years now, and there’s just no way around it. We like to think it’s all part of the fun of the catalog. So throw some elbows and get in there!

After a few weeks, we remove the password lock and allow anyone to come and shop what is still available.

WHEN IS THE NEXT ISSUE? - The next issue is available to preorder now, and will ship mid March.

HOW CAN I GET ONE? - Join our mailing list, and you’ll be first to know when catalogs are available for pre-order. 

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE? - We’re always looking for great makers to feature or photographers to collaborate with on shoots and product shots. Also on our list: writers, graphic designers, illustrators, astrologers, chefs, and anything else you think could be interesting. Send us an email if you’d like to be a part of a future issue.


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RETURNS / EXCHANGESThe Secret Catalog offers refunds/exchanges within 5 days of receipt for unused, unworn items (except for britches) with their original tags and/or packaging. Postage costs are not refundable. After 5 days, all sales are FINAL. To begin the return process, please email sales(@) and indicate the reason you wish to return the item. You are responsible for any return shipping costs. For international shipments, The Secret Catalog is not responsible for duty reimbursement. Refunds will be issued using the same method through which you purchased (credit card or PayPal). We will process your return as soon as possible, but please allow up to 14 days for your refund to be processed and up to two billing cycles for the return to appear on your credit card statement. The Secret Catalog has the right to deny a refund if the merchandise returned does not meet our return policy requirements.

SHIPPINGItems are shipped via the USPS. Contact us if you’d like to arrange an alternative shipping solution. The Secret Catalog is not responsible for unexpected shipping delays caused by circumstances such as severe weather, natural disasters, or other courier delays. For International orders message us with any special delivery requests. Please note: The Secret Catalog is not responsible for payment of any duty or import fees.

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