Guidelines for Fashion

Welcome to ULTIMZ, your premier destination for discerning fashion aficionados and collectors. At ULTIMZ, we curate and auction an exquisite selection of fashionable, vintage clothing from distinguished luxury and premium brands, catering to the desires of passionate fashion enthusiasts. Our platform is committed to authenticity, quality, and presentation, ensuring an exceptional experience for both buyers and sellers.

Our Unique Approach

ULTIMZ distinguishes itself through the meticulous curation of every fashion item featured in our auctions. Our in-house experts, armed with extensive knowledge and experience, meticulously select items that are authentic, of premium quality, and impeccably presented. This expert curation not only excites our bidders but also guarantees that sellers enjoy exceptional selling experiences.

Fashion Categories

Our scope at ULTIMZ encompasses a diverse range of fashion categories, ensuring that collectors and fashion enthusiasts with diverse tastes find their coveted pieces. These categories comprise:

  1. Vintage Fashion: Clothing from luxury and premium brands dating back to the early 2000s or earlier.Guidelines for Vintage Fashion:
    • Authenticity: Ensure the authenticity of vintage fashion items and provide accurate descriptions.
    • Condition: Clearly specify the condition of vintage items, including any blemishes or wear.
    • Documentation: If available, include any relevant documentation or certificates of authenticity.
    • Period: Indicate the era or decade to which the item belongs.
  2. Modern Fashion: Clothing from luxury and premium brands produced from the early 2000s to the present.Guidelines for Modern Fashion:
    • Authenticity: Authentication is paramount; provide evidence of authenticity from reputable sources.
    • Condition: Describe the condition of modern fashion items, detailing any signs of wear or damage.
    • Documentation: Include receipts, tags, or certificates of authenticity, if applicable.
    • Period: Specify the approximate production year of modern items.
  3. Pre-owned or New: Fashion items can be pre-owned or new, but they should be in very good, wearable condition.Guidelines for Pre-owned or New Fashion:
    • Condition: Elaborate on the condition of the item, clearly stating whether it is pre-owned or new.
    • Documentation: Include any pertinent documentation or tags.
    • Seasonal Relevance: Clarify whether the item is suitable for the current season or is considered iconic and collectible.
  4. Minimum Resale Value: All fashion items should have a minimum resale value of €75 to be eligible for auction.

Exceptional Fashion Brands

ULTIMZ specializes in top luxury and premium fashion brands, including but not limited to:

  • Louis Vuitton
  • Gucci
  • Chanel
  • Hermès
  • Prada
  • Fendi
  • Christian Dior
  • Céline
  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Balenciaga
  • Chloé
  • Armani
  • Zegna
  • Ferragamo
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Etro
  • Versace
  • Berluti
  • Stella McCartney
  • Burberry
  • Valentino
  • Zilli
  • Brioni
  • Tom Ford
  • Loro Piana
  • Cucinelli
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Emilio Pucci

Desirable Brands

ULTIMZ actively seeks rare and elusive fashion items from top luxury brands such as:

  • Chanel clothing
  • Vintage Hermès clothing
  • Vintage Dior fur coats
  • Gianni Versace collectible clothing
  • YSL collectible clothing
  • Haute couture pieces
  • Embellished models
  • High-quality craftsmanship
  • Special materials & unique models
  • Museum-worthy pieces
  • Collaborations with artists/designers

Timeless & Iconic

Fashion items that transcend time and are considered essential wardrobe pieces, including:

  • Chanel Tweed jackets
  • Hermès capes
  • Burberry trench coats
  • YSL Saharienne jackets
  • Max Mara coats
  • Versace shirts
  • The timeless little black dress
  • Exceptional tailored men’s suits (Armani, Tom Ford, Brioni)
  • Elegant party gowns
  • Exclusive men’s leather jackets

Trendy & Contemporary

Irresistibly stylish pieces that reflect the latest fashion trends, including:

  • The latest collections from esteemed houses such as Dior, Prada, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Versace, Jacquemus, Philipp Plein, and more
  • Vintage Hermès bombers
  • Gucci items designed by Alessandro Michele
  • Burberry clothing featuring iconic check patterns
  • Pieces from fashion houses like Missoni, Emilio Pucci, Maison Margiela, Miyake, Yamamoto, Balmain, and more

Items Not Accepted

ULTIMZ does not accept the following items in our clothing auctions:

  • Low-value items from diffusion lines, including skirts, trousers, polos, t-shirts, etc., from brands such as Just Cavalli, Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans, Versace Collection, D&G, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and more.
  • Items not originating from well-known luxury brands or designers.
  • Items that are out of fashion or possess a basic and uninteresting style.
  • Items belonging to low-value categories like underwear, activewear, and sportswear.
  • Torn, broken, damaged, or stained items.
  • Employee uniforms.
  • Samples or prototypes.
  • Children’s clothing.
  • Wedding dresses.
  • Unbranded or tailored items.

Excluded Fur Types

Certain types of fur are not accepted in our auctions due to ethical and legal considerations:

  • CITES-protected fur (e.g., Ermine, Fisher, Golden Jackal, Grey Wolf, Leopard, Lynx, Marmot, Marten, Ocelot, Otter, etc.).
  • Seal fur.
  • Skunk fur.
  • Fur with heads or paws bearing nails.

Please refer to the official CITES checklist for additional information.

Object Description

To ensure successful auctions, provide a detailed and truthful description of your fashion item. Include essential details such as brand, type, color, material, condition, period, size, and measurements in centimeters.

Condition Grading

We employ the following condition grades for fashion items:

  • A: New or as New
  • B: Very good condition
  • C: Good condition
  • D: Very used

Conditions that are unacceptable include discolouration, external stains, discoloured zips, missing buttons, holes, inside signs of wear, stained armpits, and fur with heads or paws with nails.

Image Guidelines

High-quality photos are essential for attracting buyers. Provide a minimum of 10 photos that offer a 360-degree view of the item, close-ups of critical details, and clear images of labels, logos, buttons, zips, and linings. Ensure that the entire item is centered, well-illuminated, and set against a white background. Avoid including other objects or room details in the photos. Utilize mannequins or hangers for displaying items, and refrain from self-portraits or bare hands. All images should be original and not sourced from the internet.

By adhering to these guidelines, you contribute to the authenticity, transparency, and overall excellence of ULTIMZ’s fashion auctions. We extend our gratitude for your participation in our fashion community and eagerly anticipate assisting you in showcasing your fashion treasures.