Post # 1
I had always planned to try to sell whatever dress I chose to buy after the wedding. However, my dress was discontinued at the end of last month and I am getting married twelve months from now.
So my question is whether you think it will be difficult to sell my dress since it will no longer be available in stores?
My instincts are that it will be extremely difficult as no one will be able to try it on and it will no longer appear on the designer’s website, in advertisements, etc.
Does anyone have any experience selling a discontinued gown? My “plan B” is to donate the dress after the wedding but I would prefer to sell it.
Post # 3
As someone who’s currently on the hunt for a sample or used dress, I say: no, it being discontinued isn’t a problem. At least for me, sample and used dresses I find are not going to be available for me to try on anyway, whether they are discontinued or current, except if maybe they’re still current at David’s Bridal. What I would suggest you do is snag the pictures from the designer’s website and save them, then you can upload those photos with your used dress listing when it’s time. If the designer has a verbal description of it or other information listed, save that too, people will like having it available.
Post # 4
@TankGirl: Thank you. This is great advice. I just saved every stock photo I could find of the dress. 🙂
Fingers crossed that I can sell it when the time comes.
Post # 5
@MiamiLove13: Going to agree with TankGirl. The dress I love was not popular and went out of production in August *GAHRHGEWFEWF*. I can only find six used dresses across Canada and the US for sale, both of which are more than 2 sizes bigger or smaller. I ended up deciding to buy it from China just to get the style I want.
I say, advertise like crazy! You will sell it when you are done.
Post # 6
I don’t think it would be harder to sell. It might actually be easier if people want it and can no longer buy it in stores?
I second the recommendation to save the designer info!
Post # 7
I say no…I fell i love with a Vera Wang dress from her 2008 line, and did not get engaged until 2010. The dress haunted me, as I couldn’t find anything like it, and I finally ended up purchasing it on preownedweddingdresses.com, some 2.5 years after it was last produced:) And it was PERFECT!
Post # 8
There were some dresses on preownedweddingdresses.com that I would have been interested in had I been able to try them on. So for me, yes, I would think it would be more difficult to sell.
Post # 9
There will always be that bride on the hunt for a dress from 1, 2 even 4 years ago. As long as when you list it you have lots of the stock photo and photos of yourself from plenty of angles you will be good to go!