Condition Chart

VINTAGE CONDITION

Just like every human being, most vintage items are imperfect. Having typically enjoyed a previous owner and possibly years of storage, vintage clothes will of course naturally bear some evidence of their age and history. That being said, I pride myself on the quality of the merchandise that I sell on and have never sold an item that I wouldn't be proud to wear myself.

Any flaws that the items may have are detailed within their descriptions and photos, and every item receives a condition rating, which is based on the guidelines established by the Vintage Fashion Guild, for your peace of mind.

CONDITION GUIDE:

Every item listed receives a condition rating from the list that has been provided below, which is based on the guidelines established by the Vintage Fashion Guild, for your peace of mind. If specific flaws are found, they are extensively detailed in item photos and descriptions.

Please familiarize yourself with the terms in the following tables so you can make an informed decision before making a purchase.

Condition ratings:

New-old / dead stock

Unsold and back-stock merchandise from mid-century retailers; original tags attached.

Mint

Immaculate: may have been worn but bears no evidence.

Excellent

Excellent Vintage Condition. Close to flawless with very few imperfections. Has been worn but well maintained.

Very good

Very Good Vintage Condition. Light evidence of wear. Wearable & flaws do not prevent use.

Fair

Imperfect in appearance, but likely repairable with more financial investment than item is worth. Remains wearable with care.

Study

Damaged beyond repair, but suitable for study or costume use.

 


 

The Small Print:

  • All items are sold in the condition given in their description; age, condition and fabric content are ONLY offered as a professional opinion, and actual details may differ in person according to the settings on the customer's computer monitor.
  • All my vintage items are old & pre used by definition and will naturally bear some evidence of their age. Please be aware the items sold by barefoot vintage are not new and will therefore not resemble new merchandise.
  • I may decide not to clean certain items if they are deemed to have been clean upon acquisition; most of my garments, however, are professionally cleaned by a non-commercial dry cleaner that specializes in vintage clothing.
  • No warranty is given, expressed or implied regarding the survival of any vintage items after they leave my care; all items are wearable unless otherwise noted.
  • If you have a question, problem or concern, contact me! Your happiness is my main objective.