Post # 1
I’m looking for a Maggie Sottero dress. The SaBelle. Everywhere I go its about 1300 to 1600. But on the website Shopofbrides.com they have the dress for $600 and it can be in my hands in about 2 months. I just want to know if anybody has ever known anyone that bought from this website. Its based out of China and they take payment throught paypal. I would buy from them but I just would like to know that somebody got their dress and like its.
Post # 3
Hi MK – Welcome to the boards! =)
I have not heard of shopofbrides.com, but a quick google search brought these up:
They make replicas. I wish it was better news, but i guess it is too good to be true.
Post # 4
@kolnitys:Seeing is believing. There are quite many Customer Real Testimonials on their website, and u can ask the company to offer u information about those who order dresses from them in ur country. U can contact them. Also, the Real Samples and Qulity are for ur reference. GOOD LUCK.
Post # 5
I Would like to update this comment as I have been getting many ladies contacting me about ordering wedding dresses from Shopofbrides in China. The company was very professional, always contactable and polite. The quality of the dress making was reflected in the price and they delivered on time…but I could not use the dress and had to buy another from a street retailer 1 week before my wedding. The company was honest but communication is limited and the dress was a completely different cut to what i had asked for (they made a fish-tail design I wanted a A-line design) from the image which was used, to be fair, could have been translated into either design.
Ladies, nothing beats face-to-face contact with a dress maker. Cheap finds can be found if you are willing to spend some hours trying on different designs, even the ones you think you do not want. My experience with shopofbrides was not an expensive one, that was why i was prepared to try them out, but if you can not afford a ‘trial’ dress don’t do it!
If you still wish more details about this company or where i finally buy my lovely dress in Hamburg- PM me.
Post # 6
PLEASE DO NOT buy from Shop of Brides!!! There are many, many online wedding dress vendors – try another. My daughter and I visited China in April and actually went into their factory to order a dress. They physically took her measurements themselves and we ordered a Maggie Sottero style dress (Ashanti style) and veil which was to be sent to us after we got back home to Australia. The dress was a satin and lace dress with a large bow in front adorned with a diamonte brooch. The factory manager herself helped us choose the brooch to go on the bow. The staff in the factory were very friendly and we had an interpreter with us, so all instructions were given clearly and confirmed in their own language. However, when we received the dress, it was about 6 inches too long and was missing the main feature – the bow in front! The lace over the satin was just netting with lace applique and some sequins sewn on. Also the veil was a rectangular shape and trimmed with a different pattern of lace applique than the dress – totally unusable. I emailed our interpreter, who spoke to the factory and told them of our complaints. I also emailed the factory myself and was promised they would send another (correct shaped) veil and the bow so we could attach it ourselves. We never got either. In the end, we had to go and buy another (far more expensive) dress here in Sydney just before the wedding, which was really rushed and stressful, as we had wasted months waiting for shipment of the dress, then emails back and forth, then waiting for items that never arrived! Thankfully the dress and veil only cost us AU$280, so we didn’t lose too much money, but it’s still enough to lose for no good reason. While in Souzhou, we also visited the Landy Bridal factory, who also sell online. They appeared a bit more organised and professional and some of the dresses in the factory that were complete and ready for shipping did look beautiful, so maybe they would be a better bet. Unfortunately they told us they couldn’t do our style exactly, so we went to Shop of Brides because they said they could (not true of course). Anyway, I guess the moral of the story is, you take a gamble with ordering from China directly, as there are very often “issues” with what’s delivered (I’ve heard many more stories since). You can, if you’re lucky, score a lovely dress at a fraction of the price, but you have to be prepared to take a risk. 99% of wedding dresses are made in China (even the expensive dress we ended buying from here), but at least if you order through a dealer at home, they are responsible for making sure you get exactly what you want. Hope this helps someone avoid a mistake.
Post # 7
I bought my dress on shop of brides and it tourned the most amazing dress…if you dont believe me just look at my pictures!!
yes true is not the same s buying in a shop but truly it tourned out to be amazing and I’ve spent less than 1/4 of the price I would find a dress in italy!!!
a leave the commet to the pictures…