I bought the Brown Leather Ankle Boots you sold (transaction #52270817) NEW two years ago. MIA, yep. How do so many sellers get off with claiming pieces made in the last 10 years are VINTAGE?!
i can’t speak for any other seller but i buy all of my inventory in actual thrift stores so it’s a hodge-podge of new and vintage items and i use my best judgement based on the style/fabric/tag to determine if an item is actual vintage or not. its especially hard with brands like MIA that have been around for a while but are still making things now. for example those boots looked 1990s era to me so that’s what i thought they were. i’ve been thrifting for over 13 years and i’ve spent a lot of time researching and figuring out my own ways to distinguish a vintage garment from a newer one. at this point i’m almost always able to tell the difference. but the truth is that thrifting is not an exact science and its not big business. my etsy is very much a small business that i am running completely by myself. for me it’s about finding unique pieces in good condition that are vintage but still feel current and fashionable. i believe that every piece i put up for sale is vintage and from the era that i claim, but i don’t doubt that i’ve made a few mistakes since i opened my shop. because i’m human and i make errors. i think that most people who are interested in and buy vintage clothes already understand this. there’s always a little bit of a gamble because in the end you’re buying a used item and you’re not buying directly off the rack. but for that gamble you usually end up with a one of a kind garment that’s priced way under retail value.
Hey! Thanks for following me back! I just thought I'd tell you that I was so ecstatic when I saw the email telling me you had followed me back. I absolutely adore your outfits on lookbook, and I think you are so gorgeous. Leslie x