Post # 1
I tried on this dress that I got all giddy over today, but have to return with my Future Mother-In-Law…I’ve really been trying to involve her in the process. I was very tempted to buy it, and I thought if I could just find out the label, I could find a picture online and send it to her to expedite the process….well, no label. The store wouldnt let me take pictures IN the dress (bummer) but I was able to get some super sneaky dressing room pictures while the consultant was out of the room. They said they were in the process of changing computer software, she wasnt able to track down the designer at this time…I want to think this isnt shady, since this boutique has a really excellent reputation. To be honest, this dress looks amazing on, and the floaty, wispy fabric at the bottom is a dream. The boutique says it must be one of these designers… Allure, Maggie Sottero, Casablanca, La Sposa, Ella or some mystery designer called Ava Claire? Now I’m unbearably curious and unsure if I can buy the dress without knowing who made it (its my snob side coming out I guess…) It was priced at 995.
I’ve already tried to google search it, but with no result!
Post # 3
I would be very suspicious of a store that doesn’t have tags in their dresses and also wont tell you the designers name. Even if their computer system was down, someone in that store would have atleast known the designer!
Post # 4
All of the other dresses had tags! Just not this one 🙁
Post # 5
It’s pretty common for them to take out the labels of dresses in boutiques I think, so you won’t just go google it and get it somewhere else. But if you ask they should tell you who the designer is. I guess their computer was down but can you call back the next day and find out who it is? I never got the whole “not taking pictures” thing. It made me scared to go in when I first started shopping! It makes no sense, of course you want to remember what it looks like ON YOU. Just seems pointless and unreasonable to ask people not to take pictures.
Post # 6
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I can see that dress on an ad for theknot.com’s dress locator right now! http://www.theknot.com/bridesmaid-dress/gallery?gown%20length=floor&color%20hues=blues/purples&ctx=6:15:-1:-1
It’s the ad on the right hand side.
Post # 7
As pointed out by another bee: it’s illegal for them to withhold the manufacturer from you. threaten to report them if they don’t comply with the law.
Any violation of the Textile Act regulations or the Care Labeling Rule is considered an unfair and deceptive act or practice under the FTC Act.
They can be fined up to $11,000 PER violation… that means $11,000 for each and every dress that they don’t have labelled properly with all the required information.
Post # 8
@sherryberry: Ah! I went to that exact link and the ads were for dog food! I keep refreshing…but no luck 🙁 Do you remember who the designer was at least?!
Post # 9
If you love it that much then it won’t matter where it came from. It’s totally lovely and the only reason I care who made it is so I can google it and ogle it some more!
Post # 10
They cut the labels out? I dont understand why someone would do that?? I mean you are paying quite a bit for a dress and cant even know the designer?? Seems odd to me
Post # 11
I know! It didnt seem like it was cut out…just that there was never one there!
I’m emailing them, and if they refuse to disclose the info, I wont be going back! Thousands of dresses out there!
@sherryberry: I wish you would responddd!
Post # 12
In case anyone cares, I thought I’d post an update. I emailed the boutique about wanting to know the information for the dress. They cleverly evaded my question, but they did send me a stock photo of it, which I was able to google search. The only results that came up were not in any language I recognize, which I’m sure means it was probably made in a sweatshop somewhere by 6 year olds, and they probably got it from an overseas factory for 300 bucks and planned to sell it to me for more. I feigned indifference in the email, but I dont think I’ll be going back.
Post # 13
It’s Casablance 1951, I think. Very pretty dress!
I went to a very well-known salon in La, and there were no tags in their dresses either. I wouldn’t worry too much about that. I knew the salon I went to had a very good reputation (people from all over the US tend to order dresses from them), so I purchased my dress anyways. They told me the designer, once I committed to the dress.