Buying Guide

Do you want to buy vintage clothing but don't know where to start?

Dedè Couture will guide you step by step to purchase vintage clothing, bags or accessories you've always wanted. There are two fundamentally the most important things you need to know to buy vintage clothing in complete safety: the size and vintage conditions. Let's look at them in detail.

Size Guide

You must know that the size scale has changed over time. For this reason, do not be discouraged by the size on the label, because it could be completely different from today's one, check the measurements inside the description carefully. We suggest you measure yourself with a tape measure to find out the right fit of a garment (see table below). In the description you will find the "Official" size of the garment and then the dimensions expressed in CM, to find your size pay attention only to the latter.

Knitwear / Shirts / Jackets / Coats / Dresses

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  • A: Shoulder Measure taken from the extremity to extremity of the shoulder
  • B: Chest Measurement taken immediately under the armpit to the other armpit
  • C: Sleeve Measure taken from the end of the shoulder at the end of the cuff
  • D: Length It is the maximum length of the item of clothing

Skirt

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  • A: Waist Measure taken from side to side of the waist, if you double it you get the circumference
  • B: Length Measure taken from the waist to the hem

Trousers / Jeans / Shorts

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  • A: Waist Measure taken from side to side of the waist, if you double it you get the circumference
  • B: Length Measure taken from the waist to the hem
  • C: Hem Measure take from one end to the other of the lower hem

Bags

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  • A: Width Measure the capacity of the bag
  • B: Height Measure the height of the bag without handles
  • C: Length It is the base of the bag from side to side

Hats

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  • A: Circumference This measurement will be taken inside the hat
  • B: Height Taken from the base up to the highest point

Vintage Condition Guide

Basically there are five general conditions we refer to: New with tag, new without tag, excellent, good, very good. Let's see them in detail:

New with Label: it is an item usually coming from stock, new with original label. A dream for all vintage lovers.

New without label: it is an item usually coming from stock, new without a label.

Excellent: it is a used item but it does not show any kind of signs of wear. It has no stains or cracks.

Very Good: it is a used item that shows some signs of wear due to time. All imperfections will be meticulously described in the description sheet

Good: it is an article with evident signs of wear. All defects are described in the description sheet.

Other information

For all other information do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to info@dedecouture.com

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