(Closed) Bought Chinese online dress – A+ experience

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Congrats! I never found that seller when I was looking into this; I just ran into ones that made me slightly nervous, with not-so-great communication even before I placed the order, so I chickened out. That’s great that you had such a good experience. Was your dress design very complicated? Lots of beading or lace or anything like that?

Would you post pics?

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I,  too, have a close  friend who  bought online from China for $10…not  custom…but  perfectly fit.  It cost $90 to ship. It came out great. After wearing, some beading and strings were a bit loose but wow…you can’t even tell.  I’ll put pics when she gives it to me. Oh, and she said it came rolled up in a box and unwrinkled itself through the months before and steam from a shower in the bathroom.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just started my custom dress- its 2 dresses put together as well. I’m glad you had such a great experience. I’m getting a $800 dress for $250 and that includes shipping so I am more than willing to try it out

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bought one on Ebay too!!!!!!! I should have it next week. It’s a "jim hjelm" style with some modifications. I can’t wait to see mine. I was encouraged by a friend who ordered hers on Ebay for $100 and loved it! way to save some dough

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

So great to hear – I am doing the same thing and will be able to add some of the "must have" elements to my wedding by saving so much on my dress.  I’ll be sure to check out that seller when I get ready to order.  It’s nice to know when uncertain things work out!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m most likely going to do this as well!

ejs4y8, I would love to know who you used for the Jim Hjelm dress, he’s my favorite! And I would love to know how it turns out. Thanks!

 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Gerbera: I will be posting it (and pics of me in it, etc) as soon as I get it in and shimmy into it. The seller was tiger.0088 and she has been nothing but friendly so far! I got it for about $150

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

As a recommendation from another bee member, I put an alchemy bid out on etsy to recreate the jcrew lucinda dress for me.  I have accepted a bid from a Chicago woman for $375 which includes a muslin mock up of the dress, all fittings, all alterations, material, and labor.  I am way excited because the original was going to cost $2500.  Eeek!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

gorgeous!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I too had my dress made in China – Augusta Jones "Isola".  Pearl’s Place was $1200 (needed extra length) for the POLYESTER silk.  Why should I pay that much for a polyester dress.  Insane.

I have posted pics of me in the original on another thread.

I had my first proper fitting yesterday- and I’m so excited.  Yes, I will be spending the same amount for alterations that I spent on the dress.  But I think some of it is my fault, as I purposely ordered big (figuring it was easier to take IN a dress rather than take out). 

 

Post # 14
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

nice!!!

Post # 15
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Newbee

the dress is gorgeous! 

@ejs4y8 i would love to see a pic of your dress when it comes!

 

Post # 16
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Newbee

Hi roseya, your dress is beautiful! I have pretty much decided that I will order my dress from a company like the one you used. Just wondering, though, did you have to pay any customs fees/duties on the shipment?

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