Post # 1
I recently purchased my dress from Kleinfelds and have a few questions..
1. Did you do alterations there? If so, what do they include in their alteration fee? Modifying neckline? Bustle? Etc…
2. Did any of you go for the weekend and do all 3 fittings in one sitting and pay extra?
3. How did you take your dress home (for those of you not living in NYC)? If you live in a different country did you come pick up the dress or get it shipped? And what costs were incurred in both circumstances?
Post # 3
I bought my dress from Kleinfelds too! I just ordered it though, so I can’t really help with your questions. I live in nyc but my consultant recommended that I have the dresses shipped to a friend in nj to avoid nyc’s crazy sales tax. As long as I bring the sealed box back to the store, and open it in front of them, I can have alterations done there.
Post # 4
And I just noticed you got engaged on my bday, and we’re both getting married in october of 2010! 🙂
Post # 5
Hey Brooklyn Bride!
Thanks for answering my questions! I actually live in Canada, so I’m unsure as to what to do.. pick up the dress, or ship it to Ontario.. I was hoping there was someone else in my boat! sales tax in toronto is 15%.. so I’m hoping to avoid that! Did they say how much shipping costs?
How did you find your kleinfeld experience? I loved it! Keep me posted!
Post # 5
SaidYES: Hi, I’m in the same boat as you were. I’m still deciding whether to pick up my dress, or have it shipped to Ontario. I am not sure if the same was true in 2010, but I am able to sign an affidavit stating that I’m not a resident of NY state, so I wouldn’t have to pay the NY state sales tax if I ship. They estimated that shipping will be between $300-600 (yet to be confirmed). I’m OK with shipping in theory, since the dress was manufactured in US because technically the customs costs should be low. However, I’m worried that at the border, they won’t look at the documentation — or there won’t be any documentation stating that it was made in the US — thus I will get charged more than I should.
Interested to know what you ended up doing.
Post # 6
BrooklynBride10: Hmmm. Doesn’t seem legal.