What exactly does "cutting tags" mean in a dress shop?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s both. They cut off anything that identifies what the brand and/or model # is that is attached to the dress so that you can’t identify it and shop around (at least, not easily).

Post # 4
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sounds like you have gone to stores that only block half the info. Still sketchy…but still possible for you to find the style # if you are willing to search through manufacturer stock photos!

Post # 5
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6270 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

the lady wouldn’t let me take a picture or tell me the brand.  i liked the dress but wanted a few days to think about it because i had found another one i liked.

however behind the register was a huge poster of the exact dress i was thinking about.  i remembered the maker, looked at a picture of it on the website.

a few days later, i went back to the store and ordered it.  i was allowed to take pictures then…. tonight is my 2nd dress fitting.

Post # 7
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is in the book bridal bargains. It is a sketchy way to force the customer to buy the dress from them so they won’t comparison shop.

Post # 8
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’m pretty sure it’s also illegal. just fyi.

Post # 9
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s such a skeevy practice…

If you’re at a dress shop that actually does “cut tags”, I would probably leave and look elsewhere!

Post # 10
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i never witnessed or experienced anything like that when i was trying on dresses but i have heard of it.

curious though, how can the salons justify some of the prices if they can’t tell you the name of the designer?  isn’t that part of the value that they are selling?  i would think so.

i know that i would be willing to pay more for certain dress designers over others.  wouldn’t you?

Post # 11
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The first bridal shop I went to had the tags on the dresses and the store tags with the price had the style number.  The second store I went to had the tags on the dresses, but they gave their own style number to the dress on the price tag.  Once I bought the dress they told me the real style name, but I’m not sure if they would have refused to tell me if I didn’t purchase the dress.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The shop I bought my dress from cut out all the tags. Skeevy practice IMO, but that’s the only place that had the dress.

If you purchase and order a dress they will not cut the tags out of that one, just the samples.

Post # 14
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4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsBtoBe14:  Report them to BBB and tell them it’s illegal.  Don’t do buisness with them. Since you know which dress it is go elsewhere.

Post # 15
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I went to a store recently where they cut out all the size tags but left the designer name and style. It was nice to have at least some info, but it felt weird not to know what sizes I was trying on! The consultant wouldn’t even tell me when I asked…so sketchy

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