(Closed) I need help figuring out a designer

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hum… interesting. I don’t know who this designer is, but beware! This may not be the case with this shop, but I tried on dresses at a shop that refused to tell me the designers name… turns out they were knock offs. I’m not bridal snob, it would have been fine if I loved a dress that was a knock off but the problem was they were representing it and pricing it as a designer gown. Moves like this make me kinda suspicious. Good luck Bee!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@RPMary:

 

That’s really weird that she won’t tell you the designer. How can you make an informed decision?! I’d proceed with caution, there’s no real reason why she shouldn’t let you know, unless she’s trying to hide the price from you or something. If you really want to figure it out- maybe you can look at the designers that the bridal salon carries and narrow it down from there? If they carry big name designers, they often have several seasons listed on their websites. Also, marthastewartweddings.com has a ton of designers with multiple seasons listed so maybe you can find it there. Good luck!! 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@RPMary:

 

Hmm, they don’t even have a basic website? What are they called and where are they located? It seems strange- every salon I’ve been to advertises based on who they carry. Did she tell you if it was this season or from a past season? You can try searching on marthastewartweddings.com based on the silhouette of the dress (a-line, sheath, ball gown etc.). I think you can search on theknot.com or projectwedding.com based on silhouette too, and maybe even neckline if you remember the details of the dress.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

seriously from what i have heard you shouldnt realy trust bridal stores that refuse to tell you the name of the designers. arent there any other stores in your area? If you took pictures of the dress that will make it easier to identify

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You know, this is one of the most annoying things I’ve ever heard of.  Why are bridal shops allowed to get away without letting you know the designer of the product they’re selling????  It shouldn’t be allowed.  I mean really… If you buy china, crystal, rings, shoes, cars…anything…if you ask who makes it the seller is obligated to tell you.  They can’t just say, I’ll only tell you if you buy it from me.  Sheesh! 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Post the picture!  That would really help!

Post # 11
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461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Can you post your pictures?

Frankly, I would straight up tell the salesperson that you don’t want to spend your money in a place that believes you to be a thief because you want to be informed before you make an important purchase. I’m sure you could find another dress that you love even more in a shop that tells you the designer.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@RPMary:

 

Hmm you’re right- no real website. It’s odd too that in the reviews no one even mentions the name of the designer whose dress they bought. Haven’t heard about that zipper thing but you can try posting it! I know I feel like I’ve been staring at wedding dresses for the last 6 months and have gotten somewhat good at guessing designers 😛 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

That kind of business practices really upset me… Just for that, I would find out who the designer of my dress is and buy it somewhere else. They’re holding potential customer hostages by not telling them everything about the product, thus forcing them into buying in their store. That does not sit well with me.

Post # 14
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Newbee

Try Jasmine bridal. I used to own a bridal shop and Jasmine was the only one doing what you’re describing out of the dresses I had. Good luck! And yes, post pictures if you have any. That’d help!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The Jasmine Bridal website lists Gigi’s on their site as a location!  Check it out!!!

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