How Do You Know It’s Real?
At The Vintage Contessa & Times Past, our team will evaluate each luxury handbag, watch and accessory with a multistep inspection prior to being purchased and sold to assure their authenticity.
We compare the quality of workmanship in the overall piece and the following traits:
For specific questions on our authentication process please feel free to contact us or give us a call at 713.977.7296
LIKE NEW – Product is new with tags, box, plastic or papers still attached.
EXCELLENT – Product is in exceptional condition, and shows no significant signs of wear, but is not new (direct from manufacturer). There are little perceivable flaws.
VERY GOOD – Product is gently used or worn, but has been well maintained. There may be small markings, scratches or light signs of use. Leather, skin or metal may exhibit light signs of patina.
GOOD – Merchandise shows signs of wear, but overall appearance is still quality. Interior of handbags may have slight stains or spots but there are no significant flaws (ie: tears, abrasions or dark stains). Leather may show signs of creasing and/or patina especially at corners or bottom of bag. Metal may show signs of wear.
VINTAGE – Handbag or jewelry may need reconditioning or repair. Flaws are showcased with photos. Items in this category are final sale.