Post # 1
I found a gorgeous dress online which I have my heart set on for my July 2015 wedding. I have been warned not to buy from online shops.
The shop is Merle Dress which I think is a subsidiary of Merle Norman (makeup) but I am not positive. I would like to know if anyone has had experience good or bad with Merle Dress
Post # 2
Juliew: I highly doubt they are a subsidiary of Merle Norman. Most of these companies are Chinese replica dressmakers. The fact that they use the pictures from the website of the original designer should be a clue that they are not the most legitimate or ethical business.
You can do a Google search for reviews of the company.
Be very suspicious of the good reviews. Some of them are no doubt written by Merle Dress themselves. read the negative reviews and see if you are willing to risk being one of these brides.
you will find more reviews if you do your own search.