Our Vintage Guide
When buying vintage, please consider that the items is not brand new and would have been pre-owned, which means there may be some minor imperfections.
Vintage glass crystals may have minor surface scratches, Leather goods may acquire rich patinas, Electrical goods may need rewiring to conform to modern standards, Upholstery may need recovering, Vintage Garments may need refreshing and a loose hem or two stitched up. Even New Unused Old Stock in original packaging may show signs consistent with its age. Remember, these patinas of age and use, are what gives Vintage Items those unique characteristics we love.
We cherry pick the crème de la crème of vintage pieces, then sympathetically polish them, to ensure they reach you in utmost condition.
If you have any doubt as to the condition of an item, please feel free to enquire for more details.
We endeavour to accurately represent each item in its true light, bear in mind sometimes actual colours may vary, based on your computer monitor settings.
We will always, on our part, point out any imperfections no matter how minor. If we fail to mention them, it would be because they were hidden or not visible, even to trained eyes like ours, we are humans afterall.
Below are the terms we use in describing our vintage items, to help you better understand the condition of your intended purchase
* Mint/Perfect---Self explanatory, with original shop tags, but rare given the nature of vintage items.
* Near Mint---Again self explanatory,no noted flaws but missing its original shop tag.
* Excellent--- Very minor but noted negligible flaws which are not visible to untrained eyes and does not detract from the beauty of the item.
* Very Good---Noted repairable flaws which again does not compromise the item.
* Good--- With some flaws but wearable with care as purchased.
* Fair---Numerous noted flaws, possibly repairable/wearable.
* Patern Study--- Self explanatory,Lots of flaws,honestly described as costume, prop, patern study or decorative item
Vintage clothing sizes may differ from modern clothing sizes. A vintage size 12UK may only translate an 8UK in mordern size guide. In some cases, there are no sizing indicator label on a garment at all.
Therefore we always provide an accurate measurement of each item, as well as an approximate modern size estimate where possible.
Buyers are advised to measure a similar item as home to compare measurements before placing an order.