Please read before purchasing vintage garments and accessories from C. Madeleine's.
Vintage garment sizes from past decades are not the same as modern sizing. The measurements posted for each product are the dimensions of the garment, not your measurements. We try to measure as accurately as possible. For the best fit, you will need to take your measurements and account for comfort and ease of movement. We measure precisely, not approximately, so keep that in mind when measuring yourself. For example, if the waist size says 26" you will need to be a little smaller to fit. How much depends on you and your idea of comfort.
We usually take measurements while the item is hanging, in an unstretched state.
When measuring for fit, it is important follow these instructions to ensure your measurements will work with the garment's measurements before purchasing:
Taking the Bust Measurement
Taking the Waist Measurement
Taking the Hip Measurement
Taking the Inseam Pant Measurement
We encourage questions about the garment, fabric, condition, size and proper measuring technique, so please contact us prior to purchase for a prompt response from customer service, usually within 48 hours. You may also call 305-945-7770 during store hours Monday-Saturday 11am - 6pm EST and Sunday 12pm-5pm EST.
Most of the items available at C. Madeleine's have been previously owned and might have slight imperfections. Our staff examines thousands of pieces each month and selects only the best for your consideration. Occassionally, the finest representation of a piece may have flaws. It is almost impossible to find an older garment without a flaw. We will point out anything which affects the wearability or value of the item. Remember, these product listings are of vintage pieces that could be decades old. A small blemish can enhance the charm and authenticity if the piece. Wearing vintage is a matter of taste. Some shoppers might be better suited buying new. However, if you desire quality and want to develop your own fashion personality, then you will overlook a small imperfection to value the timeless sophistication of vintage pieces.