(Closed) How do boutiques price their gowns?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d like to know how gowns are priced as well…in terms of how much goes to the designer vs. the boutique etc. I was able to knock over $600 off my dress by quoting a price given to me by another boutique, so at least it didn’t feel like I was trying to low-ball them.

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I live in Canada and dresses are hundreds of dollars more here than the US. I’ve compared prices at several places both local and where I travel in the US. I’m really considering buying my dress in the states next time I go. 

Post # 5
17 posts
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have read the markup can be from 100% to 300%! I looked online and shopped around for prices before I bought my dress. I think unless it is a sample, asking for a 20% discount is a pretty good deal if you buy from a salon.

Post # 6
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think the region plays and also availability plays a part as well.  A designer that is readily carried in a given region will likely be priced competively to compete with neighboring salons.  Howver, if they are the only store within 50 miles or whatever to carry it they may price it up.

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