Vintage 101


Purchasing vintage and pre-owned goods online can be daunting. After all, you can't feel and inspect them for yourself before you buy.

The Difference Between Vintage and Pre-Owned. 

Vintage:  By definition, vintage goods are at least 20 years old. Investment-worthy vintage pieces are marked by quality materials, beautiful craftsmanship and smart design.  

Pre-Owned:  Pre-owned luxury goods are the new classics. Fewer than 20 years old, these items are both newer and timeless. Constructed of high-quality materials, pre-owned items will age gracefully and grow into vintage pieces with time.

Buying Vintage and Pre-Owned from Ruby Perrin.  

Ruby Perrin works with established vintage luxury experts to source authentic products for the shop. We stand behind the authenticity and history of the items featured in the shop. Due to their vintage nature, many of these items bear signs of love and wear. These beauty marks are documented in product photos and in the descriptions that accompany the photos. Every product in the shop is also given a condition rating (see guide below) to provide you with additional information on the product's condition. And every Ruby Perrin purchase comes with a product care card with individualized care instructions so that you can continue to enjoy and maintain your purchase for years to come.  


Excellent   Near-new condition with only minor signs of wear.
Very Good Nice condition and ready to use. Some signs of wear consistent with reasonable use.
Good  May be worn and or slightly discolored in some places but in good, usable condition.

Please feel free to contact us with questions about any product in the shop.  We are happy to answer them!