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MINT to NEAR MINT CONDITION, NEVER WORN--Scale
NEAR MINT -- The flaw has to be looked for to be found. Even when considering a brand new item, its condition is often below Near Mint because of the way it has been handled or packaged.
"Mint or Near Mint condition" gowns are most likely found on our contemporary page, with the exceptions being a vintage "deadstock" gown that has been found in near perfect condition.
The Manufacturer's hangtags may still be on the gown and this will be noted in its description. Never worn for a wedding, the condition will be like new, but the gown may have encountered normal handling. Please be aware that most of our near mint condition gowns may need a quick once-over for loose threads or sequins after transit.
Most likely a "mint condition" gown will be absolutely brand new and perfect, save for an unnoticeable blemish or mark that could be from the manufacturer. Any surface blemishes that we find will be noted in the gown's page description.
A Bride who chooses to purchase a mint or near mint gown is asked to handle it with extreme care so that should she decide to return her gown, we can then offer it to the next prospective bride with the same unblemished rating.
Contemporary or new gloves, headpieces and beaded bags may be given a mint condition rating and sold as a vintage "look" item. These items will be listed on their page descriptions as new so there will be no confusion as to their age.