- Purple Orchid
- 8 years ago
I went to Bella Sposa in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and they would not tell me the designers of the gowns. They said it was store policy not to do so. That is a bunch of BS! It is illegal for merchants not to tell consumers all the pertinent info about the products they are buying! Check out the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1963. You don’t walk into a car dealership and plop down a huge amount of money not knowing if you purchased a Honda or a Kia. That’s so dumb, and unfortunately these shops know that some brides will fall for it because the HAVE to have the dress of their dreams. Do NOT fall for this BS! There are ways to find the dress the again. Bring a friend with you, take mental note of all the details, ask for material info, and if you’re brave, snap a few photos on the DL (shop owners are being sneaky, so we’re even right?). Also, do tons of research of dresses you want to try on, and go into the shops knowing which designers and style #s you want. That way you already know where the dress is from and if the store is trying to rip you off with an inflated price.
Not only that, but apparently Bella Sposa charges you $50 after the third time you try on the dress! You can’t take photos, so of course you’re going to try on the gown a bunch of times to make sure you’ve made the right choice. But they’re going to charge you on top of that??? Apparently there are shops that do the same thing, as well as tack on a bunch of other hidden fees. Before you buy, demand to know what you are being charged for. If they don’t cooperate, take your money and run!