All items have not been worn. All items are free of any odours.
All items must be in saleable condition. Taken from when the garment is laid flat from armpit to armpit. Taken from the armpit to the end of the sleeve cuff. Taken from the bottom of the collar to the hem of the garment.
Taken from the inside circumference. Taken from the crotch seem to the bottom hem or from the top of the waist to the bottom hem on dresses and skirts. We carefully allocate all our products into 1 of 5 condition categories. If a product has a specific flaw it will be outlined in the condition description and displayed in the photographs. New: the item is in brand new condition, unworn and flawless.Excellent Used Condition: the item is hardly worn and has been very well maintained, although it may have slight defects from wear. Good Used Condition: the has been worn but is well maintained and may show minor signs of wear. Fair Used Condition: the item has been frequently worn and may have numerous flaws. Poor Used Condition: the item has been frequently worn and shows significant flaws/defects. How do we guarantee the authenticity of every item we sell? Our quality control team hand-check every item we sell at Messina Hembry Clothing to ensure their authenticity. Our quality control team will research into specific products to ensure they up to date with new counterfeiting methods and to take all reasonable endeavours to ensure our consumers only receive authentic products.
Some of the standard processes we used in order to identify and destroy counterfeit material include. Designer items are high quality fabrics both on the outside and within any linings and labels. Fake items might feel more coarse and less comfortable. If an item is leather it should have a more irregular texture and a slight leather scent.A fake leather item may look more uniform and smell chemically. We will also check the material composition of items within the care labels to ensure only high quality materials are used within specific products. Genuine designer fashion will have straight & even stitching around pockets and seams.
We will pay close attention to labels that have been sewn onto the product. Genuine items will have matching cotton rather than a different colour and you generally shouldn't be able to see obvious stitching at the back of the label when its onto a garment. All zips should move freely and feel heavy.
The bottom of the zip should also meet the zip itself neatly. Most brands will also use a branded zip such as YKK. Buttons should be attached securely and may feature details that fakes would lack like logos or branding. All logos should look symmetrical and will probably be embroidered.
They should feel thick and heavy and probably won't have any overlay or backing underneath where they are sewn into the garment. We look at our products sizing carefully. Often with fake clothing the sizing is out and doesn't match the label size or hasn't an irregular fit. We look carefully at product care labels to ensure they are supplied with full details and are of a high quality. We also look at the country of origin on the product labels to ensure with all reasonable endeavours that the manufacture of the garment is correct.We will also look for and investigate RN & CA numbers which can be identified back to an individual business, producer, distributor or retailer to ensure these are correctly given. Giving second hand designer clothing another chance at life. All products come sanitised, steam cleaned and ready for wear. All products come with guaranteed authenticity from our quality control experts. We are Messina Hembry; we're all about giving second-hand clothing another chance at life. We handpick the very best vintage & preloved designer garments from across the world. With hundreds of designers to choose from, spanning decades of fashion, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone in our store. What we've done so far.. Messina Hembry and its customers have rehomed hundreds of thousands of preloved items, saved millions of tonnes of C02, and billions of litres of water. Our vintage wardrobe is full of one-off items that are replenished daily. When you shop with us, you can save up to 90% on original prices as well as reduce carbon emissions and the demand for mass material production.