(Closed) Did my dress shop just totally lie to me?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sure sounds sketchy to me. I’d contact the Better Business Bureau or similar organization to ask/alert them to this practice.

EDIT: It isn’t so much that the dress was Made in China, it is a question of misrepresentation and whether or not the shop is being upfront with you on them making it themselves or, as you suggest, just buying a bunch of dresses elsewhere and marking up the price.

Post # 4
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

A lot of dresses from well known designers are made in China. Heck my Calvin Klein coat I’m wearing right now (which cost a fortune) was made in China.

That being said I think it would be best to post a photo of your dress as bees are quick at identifying the designer of any dress.

Post # 5
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you love the dress and think you paid a fair price, then I wouldn’t worry about it. I would tell people that you bought a custom made one of a kind gown and got a great deal.

Post # 6
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Wow, that does have the potential to be sketchy….but like @Treejewel19: said, a lot of things are made in China.  Do you have a pic on hand?

Post # 7
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

yes definately….hmmmm stay calm and hopefully everything will turn out your way


oh my god i just cant imagine..i swear i will break down all their windowsssssssssssssssssssssssss if that was the caseeeeeeeeeeee


nobody has the right to ruin a girls dream day for herYell

Post # 8
2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


I douuuuubt they designed it themselves…  but…  it may not be “super cheap” – a lot of well known designers have their dresses made in China, it could just be a perfectly good but no-name brand and they’d rather have you think its “special”  🙂     As long as you love it, thats what counts!

Post # 9
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Alot of designer dresses are made in china and alot of their dresses are not online.  I have a tea length designer dress that was never even photographed for a catalog.  I even called the company to make sure, and yup, it was theirs just one they only do special order on. 

Maybe you can post a picture of it and another Bee will know it or be able to track it down, some of these ladies are google geniuses.

Post # 11
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012



Post # 12
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@johanna42: I’m very curious to see the dress. You can remove the photo on your photo upload page I’m pretty sure.

Post # 13
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Most designer dresses are in fact made in China.  The big problem people have with ordering dresses from China online is that without a designer to monitor the quality of the dresses (in order to protect its own trademark), there can be no guarantees about the quality.  However, if you saw and tried on the dress before buying it, that’s not an issue.

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