(Closed) Discontinued Dress Question

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I would ask the salon. If they haven’t ordered yet ask what your options are. Will they order now knowing you are buying or can you get a full refund if they won’t order until you pay half. Is buying online from a previous bride an option? Or can you borrow from a family member to pay off what you need for the salon to order. Ultimately you need to contact the salon to see what they can do for you. It is whatever their policy is.

Post # 4
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@porkchopsbride2be:  How did the sample fit you? I’d call the salon ASAP and see what type of deal they’d work out with you. Whether that means paying for what you can and having them order it by deadline, or selling you the sample at about 50% off, etc. Worth a shot to ask, and if not, at least then you’ll know to either round up the money or start looking for a new dress.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

If its being discontinued could you see about buying the sample from the salon at a discounted price too. They will be looking to sell the sample if the designer isn’t making the dress anymore.

Post # 6
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2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There was a Maggie Sottero I was considering buying last Nov and while I was thinking about it, it ended up on the list of dresses to be discontinued at the end of the month.  The dress shop told me that if it wasn’t ordered by the discontinue date, they couldn’t order it and whatever existed out there was all that would be left.  I don’t know if the shop you’re dealing with will consider ordering it before you can put down half, but you should call as soon as they’re open and get some clarification!  

Post # 7
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3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The salon should be able to tell you if it can be ordered. The manufacturer will have lots of samples still ready to be shipped out and already made, you will run into a problem if they have not started a dress in your size already. If it’s your dream dress then check with them or buy the sample

Post # 8
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I ran into the same problem with my dress.  I purchased the Mori Lee 1659 on Oct 6, 2012 expecting a new dress be ordered in for me in a shorter length, the salon called me back that Monday and said they could no longer order my dress in a size 10… luckily the sample was a size 10.

Post # 9
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Which dress was it?  That’s the date that a dress I was eying online (Mori Lee Blu 4815) gets discontinued, but I didn’t get a chance to try it on, so I guess I’ll just let it go…

Post # 10
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My dress was discontinued two weeks after I bought it. The woman initially saw the *discontinued on <date>* flag in her system, panicked for a second, then realised the date hadn’t come yet. I asked her about it and she said manufacturers/designers/etc. won’t take orders after the discontinue date (mine was Allure). Call the shop ASAP and tell them what you saw online. They might be able to do something, but if you want that dress, make sure it’s ordered by that date.

Post # 11
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327 posts
Helper bee

call the shop and ask them as different shop has different policy. good luck!

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