Vintage Buying Guide
SIZING, MEASURING & CONDITION
Before you purchase your lovely vintage piece please use this guide to help you with information about vintage pieces.
Vintage pieces of clothing generally run smaller than the size indicated on the tag.
It is best to measure a garment that is similar and see if the measurements work.
Many vintage pieces can easily be tailored to fit your body. It is easier to take a piece in than to let a seam out.
All of our pieces are laid upon a flat surface and measured flat, side to side or seam to seam.
A shoulder will be measured seam to seam.
Sleeve shoulder seam to cuff.
Shoulder, sleeve and overall length are all lineal measurements, meaning one end to the other.
Underarm/pit, bust, waist, hip are all measured flat then doubled so that you get the full dimensions.
For example: underarm 17" (flat) double than to 34"
waist 14" (flat) double to 28".
Now always allow at least 1-2" for movement in the waist and hip area for movement.
*If your waist is 27" and the item measures 27" it will not fit you, it will be too small.
We try to give the most accurate measurements and condition information about our pieces. Please remember that all vintage pieces are at least 20 years old. They have been worn, used and loved. They are not new. Even unworn dead stock pieces can show signs of wear from storage.
STANDARD CONDITION CHART
Mint - As new, with no flaws or wear.
Excellent - Used, worn with few flaws.
Very Good - Used, with minor flaws and signs of wear.
Fair - Numerous flaws, repairs needed, fragile.
Poor - Extensive damage. For display or study only.
We hand wash, dry clean or steam clean all of the pieces that we sell. Exceptions are noted on listing.
We carefully inspect every item for flaws. Condition is detailed on each listing. We repair seams, tighten loose buttons, replace a zipper where needed. We put all of our pieces into wearable condition so that when you receive your piece you can jump right into it! Exceptions are noted on listing.
We have hand selected each piece that we sell. Each one is unique, interesting and chosen for its individuality.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions prior to purchasing a piece.
We do not accept returns on vintage pieces so please be sure to check measurements and condition prior to purchasing.
Each color monitor reads colors differently. If you have any questions about color please contact us to clarify. We do not accept returns based on color as it appears on your monitor.