- New: Brand new item, or unworn vintage or antique item.
- Excellent: May have seen light use, with few, if any, minor signs of age or wear.
- Very Good: Used but well-cared for with some clear, but cosmetically acceptable, signs of age or wear.
- Good: May have seen regular use, with significant signs of age or wear but still wearable.
Vintage and antique kimono are made with all-natural materials and fabrics. Thus, even unused vintage kimono will show signs of age; in fact, the presence of these markers can be used to assess a kimono’s authenticity. Liners may have stains or yellowing from oxidation of the fibers or glue. Some dyes may slightly change in hue or value. These are not defects; therefore, we omit mentioning them unless they are cosmetically significant.
We provide grades for each kimono. However, grades should only be used as a general indicator of quality. As each kimono experiences wear differently, please examine the pictures and descriptions, and if you have questions, please contact us.
One major difference between buying vintage or antique kimono and modern garments is that vintage or antique kimono are usually unlabeled. We do our best, but sometimes, it is difficult to identify materials and fabrics. Please understand if we cannot provide such information on a particular item.
Buying a kimono can be a momentous time in one’s life, and we wish to give you a happy and worry-free buying experience. Therefore, we inspect every item carefully before we give it a grade. We provide descriptions and close-ups of significant spots or stains we find. However, in case we miss something, please understand, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have further concerns.
For best results, all kimono should be taken to a reputable dry cleaner. If necessary, cotton kimono may be washed on gentle cycle in a net for delicates.
We will ship your item within 2-3 business days. Once it is shipped, we will send you an email with tracking number. If you do not receive this email from us, it is possible that it has sent to your junk mail box, so please check it. Or simply contact us.
Cancel and Returns
When purchasing any of our vintage or antique items, please shop carefully and ask questions prior to purchasing. If you have a problem with the condition or representation of any vintage or antique item, please contact us immediately within 48 hours of receipt to arrange returning your item for refund or credit. After this period, all sales are considered final.
New items can be returned for exchange or store credit. To be eligible for return, your item has to be unused, unworn, and in the same condition that you received it. It must be in the original packaging.