Vintage Condition Definition

At Lola Alba we truly believe in rescuing long forgotten,
unloved vintage gems and repairing them ready to be used again.
We understand that Vintage and Second hand condition is sometimes up for interpretation, so we have put together this handy reference of how we determine an items condition.
Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. We try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.


Condition definition

  • MINT - Perfect...looks unworn, no visible flaws.
  • EXCELLENT - Shows very little signs of wear.
  • VERY GOOD - Minor signs of wear, light fading, underarm discolour, tiny holes to lining or minor repairs.
  • GOOD - Item is wearable with some signs of usage or signs of minor repair, which does not affect its wearability.
  • FAIR - More obvious flaws, may need extra repairs which will reflect in the price