Post # 1
I have been desperatley looking for Maggie Sottero SL8121. I have called 50 bridal salons and found two one in a size 6 and one in a size 10. I need the larger size. The dress is discontinued, thus no longer in production or available, thus the dress is several years old (circa 2007 or 2008).
First the bridal shop tried to charge me the full price $1780. When I pointed out that it was a sample dress(tried on for hte last 3 years) and discontinued, they offered me 15 % off. I stated that I would have to think about it. Now they are offering me $500 off. The dres would still be over my budget, which is $600. I explained my situation and have not heard back.
What are your thoughts…Should I just take the plunge and buy my dream dress or should I try to continue ot negotiate?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I originally bought a sample dress (althoug I’m no longer planning on wearing it). It was a Blue by Enzoani and was originally $1375. They sold it to me for $1150, which was about 15% off.
It was still in pristine condition.
Post # 4
Well, I say get your dream! But 15% for a discontinued dress they can’t sell seems pretty sad. I got around 20% off for a sample but the dress was still in production and just featured in a photo shoot for the store…
Post # 5
honestly, I doubt you can get it for $600, and you don’t want to insult the store… $500 is about 30%… Perhaps offer $1050 which is just about 40%. or 50% since they can never sell another one as it’s discontinued… but they will probably neg. higher.
Post # 6
I wouldnt pay that much for a 3 year old dress that has been tried on for 3 years. Have you checked out used dress websites or can you get a picture and have an etsy seller make you one?
Post # 7
Thanks ladies. I love the dress 🙂 It is the one…
But I guess I have an issue with paying over a $1000 for a dress that have been tried on by others. I buy vintage , so i am not a snob.
The other caveat is that i originally found the dress on a website from a jilted bride for $249. I guess she changed her mind about selling it and deleted her account. I was devastated and have been loolking for the dress ever since.
Post # 8
This is a pic of the dress 🙂
Post # 9
If you are still looking for this dress, I have it (size 6). I wore it during my church wedding (wore a 2nd dress for the reception). It’s in great condition. I also fell in love with the dress on the first fitting. Contact me if you or any one else is interested.
Post # 10
I wouldn’t pay that much for an old dress that has been tried on who knows how many times! I would negotiate more on the price, after all the dress has been sitting there for 3 years and no one bought it, they are probably dying to sell it already, and if they don’t agree to your price, you can always purchase it for how much they offer, but at least you would know you tried!
Good Luck! 🙂
Post # 11
I think that is way too low. My second dress is a sample and it was 60% off. Only 15% off for a dress that’s been tried on and stretched out a million times? Oh hell no!
Post # 12
I got my sample dress for 50% off, I am not 100% certain (but pretty sure) that it is getting discontinued this year.
Post # 13
My dress WASNT discontinued, but was a sample and I got it 50 percent off. The store just didn’t want to carry the designer any more (Aire Barcelona.) It was in really great condition, but it also wasn’t 3 years old. Personally, I wouldn’t spend that much on a sample. You need to figure out what’s more important – your budget or having THE dress. I dont know much about all the designers but it seems like you could probably find a dress with a similar style for less. I’d try to negotiate with them first, though.