FAQs

These are a few of the common questions asked. If you have a question not seen here feel free to contact us here!

How do I know what size I am?

      In each of the listing we will include a best fit and measurements. The best fit is a modern estimation, but just that--an estimate. The measurements are your best way of knowing if an item will fit. All the measurements are taken with garment laying flat. so grab one of your own pieces of a similar shape and compare the measurements for the most accurate comparison.

Are the items cleaned?

One of the biggest complements I would get at the store was how good it smelled or how wonderful it was to not be greeted by the smell of must or mothballs. I wash almost everything before selling it. There are some hard to wash items that are the exception to this (like heavy coats) but even then I spot clean or take them to the dry cleaners if necessary. I invest time and energy into making sure an item is clean and smells good before listing so 

How to care for the items I buy?

      Some of the items from the 70's and later will have care instructions or can be washed as you would normally wash your laundry. However the older items should be washed with care either on a gentle cycle or by hand, and hung to dry. If you are unsure google it! There are a lot of how to videos for washing vintage clothing depending on fabric and era. There's also many detergents available that are less harsh then your average detergent. 

Where do you find this stuff?

      I love hunting out these goodies! I am happy to dig through storage units, old barns, basements, and just about any where else someone will let me into. I put the time and the legwork into curating and collecting the items I find beautiful and interesting in the hopes that you all will love them. I hunt in many different places and from many different people!

How do you know how old these items are?

      There are many different tricks to tell the age of an item! Based off the tag, the construction, and the style.

I'm a curvy/plus sized person should I even bother?   

      I try very hard to supply a variety of sizes, admittedly many of the pieces will tend towards the XS-M. I myself am a plus size human and struggle with finding vintage clothing. While it does seem to be true that many people were smaller back then obviously there were people of all shapes and sizes always and I will find those pieces.

I have stuff I want to get rid of will you buy it?

      Maybe! I am always looking for items. However you must keep in mind that I am a new business and working hard to build up by business. I would be buying your items for resale and cannot pay a lot per piece. If you have anything for me to take a look at email me at bearbonevintage@gmail.com