Condition Details

Our listings are classified against this table of condition:

Immaculate No visible damage or wear on the item.
Near Perfect The garment may have one or two minor flaws that are not directly visible when worn.
Imperfect The item suffers from several small imperfections and/or one large visible issue.
Damaged An item that has suffered considerable damage that is likely unfixable. However the fabric and pattern may be unusual and glorious enough to still enjoy or repurpose.

All of our garments are authentic vintage pieces with a unique history of their own. We record any and all visible details of note in a photographic condition report that is provided upon ‘Request to Buy’ to ensure confidence in your commitment to purchase. Please keep in mind that even an 'immaculate' item is not brand new and will have experienced some level of wear in its lifetime. The textiles age should always be considered as our stock can range from 40 to over 100 years old. We cannot guarantee how vulnerable a garment might be to stress and do not accept returns.

We recommend dry-cleaning for all of our items unless stated otherwise. Treat them with care and they'll last another hundred years!

Condition of our Vintage Dresses from DRESS, the Vintage Clothing Shop in Bristol