Care Guide

Your new vintage item deserves the best chance at a second life, so we want to help you get the most out of your clothes with our handy care guide!

What we do:

  • All of our items go through a light wash to get rid of that 'vintage smell' and to make sure we ship no dirty clothes out to customers.
    • This does mean there are occasionally some peskier marks which could be removed with special care, and our prices are adjusted to reflect this, if necessary.
  • We puff up all our puffer jackets in the tumble dryer before they are shipped. At this stage some feathers may leak out - This does not mean your jacket is defective, and can be removed with a lint roller.
  • We use a steamer to delicately smooth any items which have become wrinkled while being cleaned. The items as pictured in listings are in the state they will be shipped - you may specially request steaming but please allow an extra 2 business days for shipping.

Care Guide:

Puffer jackets:

  • Puffer jackets are delicate - with a high quality polyester shell and fine down filling, special care is required to keep your jacket in good condition

    • This includes not washing it too often! Once per season is enough
  • Machine wash at 30°C on a delicate wash, using a gentle soap - Do not use a higher temperature as you may ruin the polyester
  • Tumble dry on very low heat, but spin thoroughly
    • To 're-puff' your puffer jacket, throw in some clean tennis balls with your jacket in the drier


  • As with puffer jackets, less is more; too much washing can shrink denim and cause discomfort - Wash every 10-15 wears
  • Wash on a cold cycle in order to retain the colour of your jeans
  • Do not tumble dry! This makes jeans prone to shrinkage, so turn them inside out and hang them up somewhere warm or on the line


  • You want to keep your fleece soft and fluffy, so you must take care when washing
  • Turn your item inside out before washing
  • Fleeces are made from polyester, a synthetic fibre, so avoid all heat when washing and drying - 30°C wash, air dry, and do not iron!
  • Do not use a fabric softener, as this will reduce the fluff

Items with transfers:

  • You can wash cotton goods with transfers normally - 40°C, cotton wash
    • The important thing to remember is turn them inside out! This protects the transfers from cracking and flaking

Embroidered items:

  • The key things to avoid are shrinkage and loss of colour with embroidered clothes, as this can ruin the look of your item
  • Turn inside out, and wash at 30°C on a gentle cycle, with a mild detergent to protect the thread
  • Do not tumble dry - Only line dry
  • If ironing, iron inside out, and never iron directly on the embroidery

Coloured items:

  • Most vintage items have probably been washed enough times that colour leakage should not be an issue, but you are never sure, and old dyes are often prone to leaking!
  • Wash at 30°C with a gentle detergent to retain colour, and try to wash with similarly coloured or darker clothes


  • Full cotton clothes are fairly durable, and can be washed at 40°C and tumble dried happily
  • Never go too high with heat, as shrinkage is inevitable and vintage clothes are more delicate than new garments


  • Polyester is also easily washable - wash in warm water with similar colours, and tumble dry on medium heat
  • Polyester can get scratchy easily, so conditioner may be required every few washes


    • Wool is extremely prone to shrinkage with heat, and is probably the most commonly ruined type of clothing
    • Use the wool/delicate setting on your washing machine with no heat at all, using a gentle or wool-specific detergent
    • Spin well, and dry lying flat on a surface - You do not want to hang wool, dry or wet