Leading Vintage Clothing Retailer Devoted 2 Vintage provides a helpful guide to buying vintage clothing online.
There has always been a strong vintage market in the major cities across Europe and America where customers can browse the many specialist shops and markets on offer. However, these retail outlets are just not accessible to the majority of buyers. So if you are looking for a vintage dress, vintage shirt or a vintage handbag where should your search begin?
The continued growth of online retail provides the discerning buyer access to a huge selection of vintage clothing. But with such an overwhelming selection what should you consider before making that online purchase? Devoted 2 Vintage outlines some key considerations to help make your online experience a happy one.
One of the main concerns with buying online is that you can’t try them on before you buy. It is therefore essential that the online retailer provides a detailed description, accurate measurements and high quality images so that the buyer knows exactly what they are buying. However, the purchase must then be backed up with a comprehensive returns policy.
So having found the perfect vintage dress how can you be sure that it is accurately described? This can be a very grey area as many online items described as vintage are in fact modern “vintage style” garments. This problem can be avoided by buying from an experienced reputable retailer like Devoted 2 Vintage rather than an individual seller.
Once you have chosen an item you need to be sure that the online transaction is secure. Before entering any personal date ensure that the web page address starts with “https” rather than “http” and that there is a “lock” icon in the browser window.
Most reputable online retailers will satisfy all of these requirements but Devoted 2 Vintage believe that one of the most important of all considerations is customer service. Once an order is placed, it is carefully packaged and posted within hours. They also provide a helpline where you can speak to a member of staff between 9am and 9pm seven days a week.
So next time you are thinking about buying vintage online why not join the growing Devoted 2 Vintage community?
Guide to Shopping for Vintage Clothing Online
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14 October 2011
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