Vintage clothes, in our humble opinion are little treasures from by-gone eras and must be treated as such. Each article of clothing longs to speak, and tell us all about the parties, love affairs and pic-nics it's lived through. So you must take a great deal of care when looking after your precious vintage clothing.
Many of the articles on this site are made of delicate fabrics, and are missing labels and washing instructions due to age. For this reason we recommend that all vintage clothes are hand-washed, at a low temperature and with a gentle non-biological detergent, then left to slowly drip dry, unless stated otherwise.
We want these little bits of history to keep enjoying themselves for as long as possible, so look after them!
To give you a little bit of extra help (we're nice like that), we ship specific washing instructions with each item of clothing based on the materials it contains.
There are a few exceptions though!
Fur: Must be cleaned by an Authorised Fur Care Specialist.
Leather: Small stains and marks can be cleaned manually gently using a damp cloth. For any large stains or damage, go to a leather care specialist. If your leather gets wet allow it to dry naturally. Heat may crack or damage it.
Silk: Although some silks can be handwashed it's better to be safe and get it dry cleaned.
Beading and Sequins: These should always be dry cleaned, otherwise individual bits might drop off or become damaged.