Post # 1
This is kind of a random question!
I happened to find my dream wedding dress the first time I went out looking at dresses. I had just walked into a random store and had no idea what designer I wanted. Anyways, after ordering my dress I didn’t think to ask about the designer (honestly, I just figured it didn’t really have a well-known designer lol)
when I got home of course I wanted to see some pictures, so I started searching around. On the stores website, I saw that they were the only local place to carry Maggie Sottero – so I checked out that website. I eventually found the dress on Sottero & Midgley’s site.
ANYWAYS – when I went in to the store to try on the dress again and take photos, I took a look at the tag of the dress, and noticed that the tag inside only had the name of the store. Is this typical? It just suddenly occured to me that maybe it ISN’T Sottero & Midgley but rather some store knockoff!
Post # 3
I don’t think that the absence of a S&M tag means it is a knock off. A lot of bridal stores remove tags or replace tags with their own so brides don’t know what they are trying on. They do this so brides cannot price shop, and so that you will be stuck coming back to them to buy your dress because they think there is no other way to determine who makes the dress (obviously they don’t know about the quick and knowledgable ladies here on weddingbee). I would not worry about the tag.
Post # 4
Most stores actually take out the tag with the designer on it making it more difficult for people to shop around. And sometimes the sample gowns don’t have tags in them at all so it would be sort of a pain for them to find one and put it in. That’s why they usually put the store’s tag in there. It doesn’t mean that it is a knockoff if it is a legitimate store.
Post # 5
Yeah it was definitely a legit store, and they are an ‘authorized dealer’ so I wasn’t TOO worried – I was just surprised to see the tag!
I guess I just should have asked about the designer when I was buying it!