(Closed) Need help finding these designer dresses on a budget

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am in the same boat as you!! I’ve been in love with the Jim Hjelm 8962 for SO long…and when I found out the price my dream was completely crushed. I would love to see if anyone could find any close alternative to this dress for under 2 grand!! 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

Did you consider maybe getting a replica made?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

My only advice is that you still have a LOT of time.  Maybe one of these dresses will pop up on the pre-owned sites.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I too am a Jim Hjelm lover! Can you try running of the brides or make a trip out to Kleinfeld’s sample sale?? Definitely keep at it on the pre-owned sites! I’m trying my luck Monday at the Kleinfeld’s sample sale and hope my dreams and prayers for a Jim Hjelm dress come true! GOOD LUCK!! Happy Planning!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

my dress is anjolique, so not exactly in the same league as jim hjelm, but i purchased mine from the nicest people off craigslist! same style, size and everything- in perfect condition. the biggest coincedence of my life- so you really never know. it’s gotta pop up somewhere! a girl i work with got her exact dress on ebay, so didn’t get to see it first, but she got her dream dress for a deep discount too 🙂 if i see it anywhere, i’ll be sure to recognize it and let you know!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Definately stalk the preowned websites. Gorgeous dresses though!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

well I actually just got in touch with someone on this site who is wearing this dress in her July wedding and she told me she was able to talk her bridal shop down to $3400 for the Jim Hjelm…Still expensive but MUCH easier to handle than $4700!!!

i guess i need to work on my bargaining skillsEmbarassed

Post # 13
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Helper bee

i was just going through my magazine and kept seeing this style over and over! i’m sure there are details about the jim hjelm’s that you love, but would any of these be similar enough? i’m not familiar enough about the designers to know cost ranges, but you could investigate further if you like any…

http://www.allurebridals.com/index.php?id=2&start=12 (style #8705)

http://rosaclara.es/ (TWO collection style #124 caspe or #128 catia, lots have ruffly skirts)

http://www.edenbridals.com/bridal-gowns-bridals-c-28_24.html?page=1&sort=1a (style #2367)

lasposa.info- lots of ruffly styles in the 2010 collection

http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49995498&currentIdx=35&subCategory=-49999486%7c-49995498&catentryId=6096810&sort=

are any of these on the right track? don’t give up- you’ll find the one!

 

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

wow @gamblina, that last one at David’s Bridal looks nearly identical!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ok I found this one, http://jamescliffordcollection.com/dresses/?collection=James%20Clifford%20Collection#J11009S

somewhat similar. James Clifford is the off-brand of Jim Hjelm, his dresses range from about 1k-2k. 

 

http://demetriosbride.com/us/index.php?page=collection_blue&styleID=2204, style B157 and B129.

This is similar to the second one: http://jasminebridal.com/J_1_1_1_1.aspx?sqno=JPN2009102510779&j_style_no=STYL20080821002&j_line_no=LINE20080821004&j_line_season=S&forb=c

 

Some from Mia solano:

http://miasolano.com/gallerydetails.asp?main_id=467&sname=&cname=Couture&cat_id=27&subcat_id=0

http://miasolano.com/gallerydetails.asp?main_id=245&sname=&cname=Couture&cat_id=27&subcat_id=0#

http://miasolano.com/gallerydetails.asp?main_id=187&sname=&cname=Couture&cat_id=27&subcat_id=0

(style numbers: M1099Z, M2864L, M8951)

Also, I know several people who’ve had good luck with this person, her name is Stacey burns and she sells bridal gowns, but she doesn’t have a salon/store, so she doesn’t jack her prices up. She carries an array of designers (not couture designers though), and you can e-mail her for a list. And search those designers, she gives you nearly half off the marked up bridal salon prices. (she sells both Jasmine and Demetrios – excluding their couture collections)

http://www.leephilipbridals.com/

 

Good luck!

I too fell in love with a couture gown way out of budget…I had little luck finding a look-alike. the dress I ended up getting looks nothing like it.

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