DB selling dresses off the rack????

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@BurlapnLace:  can you go back to the store and see if it’s still on the rack?

Post # 4
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

If it’s been worn there would probably be stains on it from other people (make-up, dirt,etc.).  Also, the bottom of the dress would be dirty from it dragging on the floor.  It is possible that someone else ordered the dress and then cancelled so they had it in stock.

Post # 5
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

When I was looking at dresses there, the sales person told me that they say it could take 6-8 weeks, but to really expect it within two or less.

I also remember my bridesmaid dresses I ordered from there came in super early as well. But those I know for a fact they did not have in my size and color….

Post # 7
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I took my DB dress home with me that day! It was definitely right off the rack. What does it matter as long as it looks perfect? 

Post # 8
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@BurlapnLace:  The DB consultant told me that they sell dresses off the rack. If it’s not available at their store, they’ll then look to other stores and their warehouse.

Post # 9
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BurlapnLace:  mine arrived 10 days after I ordered it.  I was shocked.  They told me that the time they quote is the time IF one needs to be made/there isn’t one in the warehouse.  With the popular designs (White by Vera for example which is my dress) they often have common sizes in the warehouse. 

There was no indication that mine wasn’t brand new, it didn’t look like it had been tried on, and definitely looked like it had never been steamed.

Post # 10
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@howsweetitis:  +1

If you can’t tell that is has been worn by others and it’s in perfect condition then that great, you get your dress super early.

If it’s just arrived super quickly and is brand new then fab,

If you check it out and it’s dirty, you complain and get them to order you a new one.

Post # 11
1022 posts
Bumble bee

Technically there is NO way to actually assure that you are getting a brand-new-never-worn-dress, even if it was ordered from the warehouse. The reason for this is that stores will send back dresses if they aren’t selling, were cancelled orders, or got by accident, and the product gets redistributed.

If you go to the store and the dress is no longer on the rack, that seriously means nothing. Someone else could have bought that dress off the rack.

Also if they did special order it for you, the order goes through the moment that the total is paid in full, so that means that the dress would be on it’s way already, and trying to cancel a special oder is a huge pain in the ass, so I doubt that anyone would bother taking the time to do that.

What most likely happened is that you ordered a popular dress is a popular size a colour. If that is the case then there were lots of them hanging out in the warehouse and it got shipped out with everything else. You probably also got in on that week’s stock shipment.

The time that they quote is a worst-case-senario timeline, it’s generated by the computer and it is what they have to go by.

The whole thing is normal. Personally I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 12
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I know they do sell dresses off the rack, but so many of the dresses were dirty and dingy when I went to look. I’d defintiely look it over and make sure there aren’t any issues with it

Post # 13
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, they sell their instore stock. If you recall when you tried your dress on they picked out one that was your size or closest to it.

This is the same *cruddy* feeling I have about buying rings from the case. Other fingers have already tried it on. 

Post # 14
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Both of the dresses I ordered from DB came in super fast. Within a week. And I ordered a different size & color than I tried on in store.

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