if it’s the great “op shop” smell the best thing you can do is air it out hang it on the line over night. if that doesnt work fork up a measley 5 bucks and get some febreezeposted about 7 years ago
I hang my vintage clothing outside especially on summery and breezy days, the smell always disappears even if I have to hang it for a couple of days.
I also find petals of flowers on the ground, and put them in the pockets and holes of the garment.
Works for me! And my whole room is vintage clothing =)posted about 7 years ago
Fresh air is about the ONLY thing that works on sinister vintage smells – ESPECIALLY moth balls! I’ve left old coats on my porch for 2 weeks in the winter and gotten the stench out after dry cleaning failed!posted about 7 years ago
agreed. if it’s something that you can wash, then soak it in an entire box of baking soda overnight, that always works. otherwise, just leave it hanging outside forever. maybe spray some perfume that you like, and just wait it out.posted about 7 years ago
It bothers me so much when I find something awesome at the thrift store and it stinks!
I just put a lotttt of detergent in the washing machine if it’s something I can wash… for shoes and the like, I use windex and bleach to clean them out / kill bacteria, and then air freshener and hope for the best.posted about 7 years ago
i bought some awesome demonia creepers on brick lane that unfortunately stunk to the high heavens. :( i scrubbed them with a towel & boiling hot soapy water then left them in the sunshine for a few days to dry out. i also put a couple of them scented tissues thingys that go in the tumble dryer in the shoes which worked wonders!posted about 7 years ago