(Closed) Are "replicas" wrong?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are "replicas" wrong?
    Yes- You are infringing on a designers creativity when you try to duplicate their dresses. : (15 votes)
    23 %
    Yes- Unless you are getting special customizations that cannot be done to the designers dress. : (6 votes)
    9 %
    No- These dresses are often made in the exact same place the replicas are made! : (40 votes)
    61 %
    Other- Please state your opinions below : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think if you can afford to get the designer version you should. I know that a lot of the cost of the dress is because there are many aspects that go into a dress (renting building space, paying the people who put the dress together, marketing, maintaining websites, materials, ect.) beyond just paying for the concept created by the designer.  But not everyone can afford a designer dress and who am I to judge someone for choosing a different manufacturer for an item which is significantly cheaper.

    Post # 5
    Member
    10289 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    There was just a pretty heated thread on this yesterday.

    Personally, I have no issue with replicas even though I didn’t purchase one myself. Designer dresses are nauseatingly expensive and I could NEVER imagine spending what some of these brides spend. Honestly, I see them as a huge waste of money but I also realize that everyone has different priorities when it comes to their wedding. If someone wants the look and can get it for a fraction of the price, why the hell not? The quality may not be as top of the line as it would be if you went the designer route but the dress only has to stay intact for a few hours. It doesn’t need to be made of steel (or they fabric equivalent).

    As for “intellectual property”, I don’t really buy that excuse. I tried on dresses from numerous lines and every single designer has virtually the exact same dress. There were a few variations but certainly not enough to where they can claim their own intellectual property. Sure, the dress originated from somewhere but if other designers can rip it off then so can a replica company. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    NOPE!! Designers shouldn’t be making those dresses so expensive!! =P

    ETA:  but in all seriousness, it depends on what you can afford.  Replicas are usually not as well made as the real thing, so you end up getting what you paid for.  But, for some bees, it’s still the right look for them.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Jasimine’s Bridal Shop makes awesome replicas. I’ve been studying the replicas just to see quality and consistency. They might be the best IMO. I’ve only been studying pictures and bride responses, granted.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1853 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Haha yeah it got verrrry addressed recently. Here‘s the other thread, if you’re interested OP 🙂 

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