(Closed) Bridal Store Sample Sales – what’s avg % off

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I bought a sample of a Romona Keveza dress for $3k…it retails normally for about 4450. I’m too lazy to do the math to figure out the percentage of the price decrease Tongue out

Post # 5
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

One of the stores I went to had sale dresses for super cheap, but then also sold some off the rack but not with that significant of a discount. I was told for one dress it would be 15% and then another dress they wouldn’t sell because it was still so new. A different store wouldn’t sell samples, and then another store I went to would but the discounts only ranged between 15 to 20%

Post # 6
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I work for a store and they are supposed to be 1/2 off! thats what we sell ours for!

Post # 8
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2021

My sister’s was about 25% off.

Post # 9
1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My friend just bought her dress for 40% off!

Post # 10
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got my reception dress which is also a wedding gown for 50%– it was casablanca– GOOD LUCK!!

Post # 11
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got my dress for 50% off, but that was a special once a year sale they were having.  The rest of the time the samples are only 15% off.  

Another store I went to said there is NO discount for sample dresses that are in good condition!  

And another store gives 20% off, or 50% if the dress is discontinued.  

I’m surprised to hear what great discounts some of you girls have gotten on sample dresses! What stores are these that offer 50% off all the time? I may just buy a second dress if I can find one cheap enough!

Post # 12
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got really lucky with my dress since the bridal shop was phasing out their inventory the brand.  My Casablanca was more than 50% off and it was in pristine condition.  I think it helped that I went with a less traditional color (it’s a shimmery silver).

Post # 13
1 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

does anyone know where I can find a Justin Alexander 9552 sample in a size 10????

Post # 14
29 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

I got my dress yesterday as a Black Friday deal! I purchased a sample dress for $99! It was originally $799, so that roughly 78% off! And it fits nearly perfectly. The hem needs taken in and the straps need shortened a bit but everything else is perfect! It does have a bit of dirt on the hem, but I think it will be removed when the hem is taken in. It is sooo pretty. I love it! 🙂

Post # 15
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The boutique I used had two store samples, one of which was less worn than the other.  They sell the gown new for $1,300-$1,400ish. I bought my sample for $599, so about 56% off. I had to have it taken in and a bustle added, but I didn’t have to touch the hem. 

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