A QUICK NOTE ON BUYING VINTAGE
vintage pieces have been loved, either by the previous wearer or by the shelves of an old boutique. we take great pride in the restoration and preparation of our items to provide you vintage in the best condition possible. please know, however, that these second-hand items come with light wear and tear consistent with age. even deadstock vintage with tags still attached can still fall prey to time, light, and travel.
we identify the condition of our vintage in each listing description and on the hang tag in-shop. we encourage you to refer to the vintage condition chart outlined below before purchasing your item.
if you have any specific questions about an item, please contact email@example.com, and she will be happy to give you a more detailed description.
VINTAGE CLOTHING GUIDE
measurements for all garments are taken with garment lying flat on the ground, unstretched.
SHOULDER: shoulder seam to shoulder seam
BUST: armpit to armpit
SLEEVES: shoulder seam to end of cuff
WAIST: measured at waist of garment, un-stretched OR 6"-8" under armpit
HIPS:measure approx. 8"-9" below waist
LENGTH: top seam of garment to hem
SWEEP: (for gowns) bottom hem seam to bottom hem seam
-- please keep in mind there might be a discrepancy of 1-2 inches --
MINT: pristine with no signs of wear - possibly deadstock
EXCELLENT: normal signs of wear and age, nothing easily visible.
GREAT: minors flaws that have been repaired - very wearable
GOOD: obvious flaws and/or mends but wearable
FAIR: numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable