Condition grading

Vintage Condition Grading

Qualifying the condition of rare vintage clothing and unique vintage accessories.

We pride ourselves on the immaculate condition of our rare vintage clothing and unique accessories, although it is important to bear in mind that some minor signs of wear should be expected. Any imperfection will always be clearly disclosed, and described in all vintage product listings.

When we receive our clothing, our team immediately grades the items, using the following categories.

Mint / Perfect - The vintage piece is as perfect and pristine as the day it was originally sold, showing absolutely no signs of wear. 

Near Perfect / Mint - The vintage piece shows only the slightest signs of being worn.

Excellent - The piece shows typical, although minor, signs of wear.

Very Good - The vintage piece is considered wearable but has some surface flaws i.e. staining, soiling or colour damage.

Poor - The item is wearable but shows significant signs of wear, although in many cases, some of these pieces can be restored.

This is a widely used guide, but not all vintage sellers are the same, so do ask for additional information if you require clarification.