CONDITION CHART

HoW is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to comfortably purchase vintage items. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via the contact form.

Special Note: All HoW vintage garments are carefully laundered or dry cleaned unless age/delicacy make that too risky.

  • Mint: Pristine with no signs of wear

  • Excellent: Usual signs of wear due to occasional use

  • Very Good: Surface flaws such as minor fading or staining (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Good: More noticeable flaws, such as tears or holes (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Fair: Probably best for a costume or study, but might still be wearable

Occasionally you may see the word “Deadstock” used in HoW listings. This is not a reference to condition, but rather an indication that the garment/item in question has never been used, and is sometimes in original packaging or with original tags. These items may still have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, but any visible flaws will be noted in the description.