Vintage Condition Glossary
As a guide for determining the condition of our vintage merchandise, please use our Vintage Condition Glossary Chart located at the bottom of the page.
Most of our items are over 30 years old and will have typical vintage wear from age, cleaning, etc. To simulate that feeling of buying something brand new, we professionally clean all items. This includes those that are worn by Mrs. Rare Flare and her clients. The same professionalism also applies to items that are pulled by celebrity/wardrobe stylists. Furthermore, we repair all items as much as possible which is why we rarely sell anything in less than Superb Condition (see chart below).
All major flaws are photographed and noted in the description under the Additional Details & Measurements section. Please review the notes so you can be sure that you are ready to breathe new life into fashions from the past. Once in a while we may miss small flaws such as minor loose seams, tiny holes or very small or faint stains. Sometimes flaws can hide in folds & such. Small flaws that are not visible or do not affect the wearing of the item are not mentioned. Items in Fair or As Found Condition will be refashioned and sold under the Rare Flare Remixed Vintage collection. Please note* Items in As Found Condition are FINAL SALE.
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