Post # 1
I am in love with a dress. It happens to all of us, right? I haven’t even tried it on yet, and I didn’t want to, in case what was too expensive. It is an Allure, from this season’s collection. It turns out it is too expensive, not insanely, but enough to where I spent last night and today looking for dresses like it that are more comfortably in our price range.
My question to all of you is: do Allure dresses go down in price when the next season comes around? Our wedding isn’t for 14 months yet, so it isn’t like I’m in a mad rush here, but I like checking stuff off the list.
Post # 3
Check to see if you can find it on preownedweddingdresses.com or recycledbride.com. Not all of the dresses on those sites have been worn. I have no idea if prices go down but I have a feeling they do not. It’s not like people buy dress after dress after dress…they buy one and are done…so things don’t go out of style really quickly.
Post # 4
I don’t think they do. Your best bet is to check out a trunk show.
Post # 5
Buy the sample! Call the store nearest you that sells this dress and ask them if A. they have the dress, B. how long it stays in store before it is sold as a sample, C. how much that sample will cost. That is really the only way to get a new dress at a discount.
I totally understand you. I stalked an Amsale dress – released spring 2011, in store fall 2011 – for months. I’m surprised they weren’t blocking my calls at the boutique!
Post # 6
I worked for a bridal store that carried Maggie, Mori Lee, Alfred Angelo, etc but not Allure so not sure if the company does something different than others-my experience is No. The only time the dress went on sale is A-during a trunk show or B-when it was discontinued.
As for buying the sample as a PP suggested, in my store the sample was sold at the same price as a new one. The cost to replace a sample (espically a dress that is brand new) will cost the owner the same $ as buying a brand new one.
Post # 7
@BrookieCookie9: Interesting. Sample dresses by me were discounted a good 10-20% off when they were no longer showroom quality and needed to be replaced.
Post # 8
I would defiantely start calling around local boutiques and inquiring when they are having an Allure trunk show.
My gown is made by Allure also. I saw the dress during the week and knew it was *the one* but didn’t want to make the purchase until my dad came down and saw it in person. The bridal consultant said there was an Allure trunkshow that weekend and encouraged me to come in but my dad wasn’t available that weekend so I had to wait until the following week. The trunkshow was 10% off (not sure if this varies by dress or boutique). When I went back with my dad to show him the dress the “trunk show tag” was still attached to the dress so we asked them to honor the 10% off. Manager stated it was an error and should’ve been taken off, apparently trunk show specials can only be applied while the trunk show is running or else the store gets in trouble (so they say) so after it was all said and done they gave 5% off due to the error. I’m sure if we insisted and turned it into a whole big thing they would’ve given the entire 10% off but to be honest we weren’t going in expecting a discount so we just took what they offered and looked at it as an extra bonus.
Post # 9
Sometimes dress prices go up if its popular. The Lazaro LZ3108 actually went up about $300-$400 from when it was released and when it started getting popular.