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Over the past decades standard clothing sizes have changed many times that is why the nominal size of a vintage item shown on the tag and the real size of the item – assuming it was produced nowadays – can differ. And the difference can be quite significant.
However we have a solution for this problem. We measure each piece of our collection and classify its size according to modern standards; this is exactly the size – adjusted to familiar modern standards – you see in our display.
Specific nature of vintage clothing stock means also that as a rule there’s a single copy and –respectively – a single size of every item in the collection. On one hand, this ensures each piece is exclusive and unique. On the other, what is to be done if you’ve fallen for an item, and its size does not fit? We recommend addressing clothing restorer specialist who can «adjust» your dream item to the required size. This is quite common practice among our regular customers.
In order to provide even more accurate sizing and complete customer confidence when buying online, we also publish the main measurements of the garment in centimeters. Our experience shows that by selecting a garment in several dimensions, it is almost impossible to buy an item of the wrong size.
When buying garments online store sometimes have concerns about the size of the discrepancy. In order to minimize the risk of error, we measure the garments and publish the values of the basic measurements in cards of the goods.
We encourage our valued customers to withdraw their basic measurements and save them in your account. This will reduce the risks of selecting the wrong size, and, on the other hand, will give us the opportunity to offer you a suitable measure for unique items.
Removing the yardsticks takes a few minutes and requires compliance with the following simple rules.
First of all, you need to stand up straight, do not slouch and do not bend your knees. Around the waist rather loosely tie a cloth belt, which will emphasize its line. Now you can begin to measure, holding measuring tape tight enough but not too much. Next - simpler.
1. Bust measured horizontally around the chest at the most exposed point. This measurement is most often determines the nominal size of the garment.
2. Waist measure around the torso at the waist circumference at the minimum.
3. The girth of the hips is measured around the torso, tape measure extends horizontally: back on the most protruding points of buttocks and the front line of the abdomen.
4. Sleeve length is measured from the end point of the shoulder with the arm lowered freely to the wrist.
We advise using special dry cleaning services only.
Most of the items miss care information tags, so dry cleaning will not only guarantee long lifespan of each piece, but also keep your item safe from shrinking.
For bags we recommend special cleaning and moisture treatment service every 6 months. On top of that regular domestic moisture treatment will do your leather items much good.
Remember that with due care classic vintage handbags not only serve for decades, but even become more attractive over the years.
For preventive maintenance we advise polishing vintage jewelry with special jewelry tissue at home, and contacting jeweler’s workshop for further treatment or restoration if necessary.
If you follow those rules, your vintage jewelry will last indefinitely long and delight your eye with its glitter for many years.
Watches should be sent to a specialist dealing with best watch brands for preventive cleaning once a year.