Hoopties values you as a customer. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have when considering a purchase. Vintage items are like one-of-a-kind items. Other than a hand-wash, machine wash, or a basic dry-cleaning, vintage items are sold in as-found condition and, in general, sales are final. I will honestly disclose every obvious flaw or condition factor I can. I am told that I usually under-rate the condition of my items. And I will continue to do so. Measurements of vintage garments are taken with garments lying flat, if at all possible. The buyer is responsible for determining proper fit before purchasing from me; this is best done by comparing to a similar or well-fitting garment already owned. My vintage clothing items are stored with use of lavender and cedar oils to prevent any moth damage and odor. These materials have a light and pleasant odor which airs out quickly but you may detect it upon arrival of your item. It is not the old mothball odor!
Vintage items are pre-owned and while quality is very often superior to modern clothing, they can have imperfections or issues. Anything noticeable, will be revealed in the listing. Sometimes vintage items are just like new, but keep in mind that the fibers, thread and notions are still 30, 40, 50 or more years old. Vintage materials sometimes have their own odor, which is not always a flaw, but just a fact. I have a 1950's bathing suit that is 7% rubber. Nothing is going to stop it from reminding me of the inner tubes we used to take down the river. It's just a fact. I can detect 1950s nylon a clothes rack away just by the smell of it. It's a fact. Returns of vintage items will not be accepted because of issues are clearly disclosed in the item listing or in pre-purchase conversations. Again, please ask me any questions before purchase. Your questions will only help me with future listings and I really do want both of us to be happy with your purchase!