Marian's Vintage Vanities Clothing is an active member of the Vintage Fashion Guild and we follow this premier international organization's strict Code of Practice. We sell only authentic vintage items made in the decade from which we have dated them. We clearly label the very few reproductions we offer. We strive for wearability of our clothing although you will find occasional pieces recommended for display.
In each individual listing we clearly and honestly describe condition along with the fabric, color, design and construction details. We could not live with ourselves if we did not present our customers with attractive authentic clean garments in the best possible condition! All of the vintage clothing we offer has been either professionally dry cleaned or laundered unless noted. If some items still have discoloration we describe and if possible show it in an image. We do our best to point out any specific potential issues so you will know exactly what you are ordering. We completely disclose even minor flaws or damage and describe major repairs, alterations or replacements to the best of our ability.
Condition Definitions used in Marian's Vintage Vanities Clothing Listings:
• Never Worn/New: May have original tags. Items without attached tags may have been laundered or dry-cleaned to remove mustiness from storage.
• Excellent: Shows very little wear, no or minor nearly invisible flaws. Even small flaws are noted as well if it appears to have never been worn, or worn very little.
• Good: Some evidence of wear or evidence of flaws or mending.
Still a good wearable and usable piece.
• Fair: Quite a bit of wear or visible flaws; still acceptable to wear,
for study, for display, or as an example.
Every vintage garment had a previous owner and a history and may have flaws, even if only tiny ones. If that bothers you and you want "Like New," it may be better to have a replica garment custom made or purchase a currently manufactured garment showing retro influence. Marian's sewing teacher used to say of mistakes or flaws, "It will never be noticed on a galloping horse." So proudly "gallop" away wearing our vintage garments.
You can buy from Marian's Vintage Vanities Clothing with confidence knowing that you are getting accurately dated and described vintage garments from a trusted dealer with over 30 years of experience. Contact Us if you have any particular concerns or questions about the condition of an item.