Buying Vintage

Buying vintage is a wonderful choice! There are several important things to keep in mind.

Vintage is pre-loved, so when appraising an item, loose threads, slight fading, and other signs of age not affecting a garment's wearability are not considered flaws. Every Pulp Vintage piece is inspected a minimum of three times before the postman is even involved, and we note any distinct damage in the item description. Normal vintage wear may include loose or missing sequins or beads on sequin garments that do not distract from the design, stitching in need of securing, loose buttons, slight loss of fabric color from washings, slight pilling on knits and mild leather scuffing.

Some pieces may be “New Old Stock” or “Deadstock," meaning the original tags are still attached. However, it is important to note that even unused vintage items might not appear brand new and can show signs of age.

Perhaps most importantly, keep in mind that vintage pieces are one-of-a-kind! If you see something you love, grab it quick; once it sells, it's gone for good! The store is updated regularly, so avoid heartbreak by checking in often.

On some occasions, larger pieces will be pinned to our models to show a proper fit, so please check the measurements very carefully. For more information about sizing, see our sizing guide.

We recommend our customers clean vintage garments before use.