Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Contact Us
For Online Shop assistance, e-mail Vanguard Pro Shop:
Need Help Placing an Order?
Would you like someone to help you place your MN Opera Online Shop order? Please e-mail or call Vanguard for assistance! We will either respond with instructions to help you complete your order online OR schedule a call to place the order over the phone.
Returns & Exchanges
If you should need to return or exchange item(s) purchased from our online shop, please contact .
  1. Items that have not been customized or embroidered may be returned or exchanged within 60 days of purchase. Please follow the instructions below or contact us at the email above.
  2. For all customized or logo’d items, Vanguard will not accept returns or exchanges. Items ordered with logos are FINAL SALE.
  3. Returned/Exchanged merchandise must be returned with original tags, unworn, unwashed and unaltered. Shoes must be returned unworn in their original box. Shoe box fees are charged when footwear is returned in a damaged shoe box or without the original shoe box.
  4. The cost of shipping is not refundable. All merchandise has a built-in shipping cost.
  5. Sale items are final sale.
  6. For all returns relating to a faulty product or incorrect shipment, Vanguard will demand credit from the vendor at fault so that the customer, the organization, and Vanguard will not have to bear the costs of a faulty product that is returned.
  • MN Opera/Vanguard has the right to refuse any returns/exchanges after 60 days of purchase.
Unless otherwise noted, each product will be drop-shipped by the manufacturer directly to the customer using a Ground Shipping method. There are a few ways in which this will affect your shopping experience:
  1. The cost of shipping has been included in the final price of each item. As a result you will NOT have to pay a “Shipping Charge” during your checkout.
  2. Orders with more than one brand will have more than one shipment. It is also possible that items from one brand on the same order may ship separately.
  3. Ground shipping is the only shipping method at this time. Tax and shipping are included in online pricing.
Account Information
Why create an account on the Vanguard site?
There are several reasons why it is a good idea to create an account on the shopping site before you begin shopping. Here they are:
  1. Expedited Checkout Process -After creating an account you’ll never again have to enter your shipping and billing address during the checkout process. That means a faster checkout process for you. Each and every time.
  2. Look at Your Order History - After you create an account with us we’ll keep track of all of your orders so that you can check your order history with us.
  3. Check on the Status of Your Order - IIf you have an account with us you’ll be able to check the status, including the tracking information, for all orders that you’ve placed with us.
How to create an account and log in.
Create a Shop Account:
  • To create a Shop account before the checkout process, click on the “Account” button at the top right of each page.
  • To wait until you reach the checkout page instead, select “Register” at checkout and then click on “Continue.” Follow the directions to create your Shop account.
Log In: In order to log in before shopping with us simply click on the “Log In” button at the top right of each page and enter your e-mail address and the password you created for this site. If you have forgotten your password simply click on “Forgot Your Password” and we will e-mail you a new password.
Other Minnesota Opera Questions
For help with performance tickets, exchanges, or refunds, contact MN Opera Patron Services at 612-333-6669, 10am–5pm, Monday–Thursday, or e-mail
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