Post # 1
Might be a weird first post, but you gotta start somewhere! I was wondering, how long are the previous season’s or current season’s dresses sold? I’m looking at Allure 8764. It’s currently on the Allure Bridal website and in stores. When do they usually discontinue or stop selling these? My wedding’s not for two years, but I don’t want to miss out on a dress that’s available right now. Thanks everyone!
Post # 3
First of all, welcome to the Bee!
There’s a pretty good chance it will be gone by the time you would purchase it. It all depends on how long the dress has been on the market, how well it’s been selling, what the season’s trends are, etc.
I would contact Allure Bridal and ask them about it.
Post # 4
the thing is you never know and neither do stores. Don’t bother wasting your time contacting the designer, they will only communicate with the retailers.
It’s best to talk to a retailer and ask them, but they won’t know until a few months before the dress gets discontinues I think.
Post # 5
I was in a similar situation with an Allure Exclusive dress. A bridal salon told me that Allure sends them discontinuation lists in October and March. Another salon told me that they can give me a week or two notice before the dress becomes completely unavailable. They can probably talk to Allure and see if they can give you an idea on the time frame. I was encouraged to order by October of this year for my wedding in Oct. of 2012.
It does depend a lot on popularity, though. The best I can tell is that Allure numbers their seasons in groups of 50. So dresses numbered 8800 to 8849 will be a different season from those labelled 8850 to 8899. (This might be off a little – just my observation). This might help you get an idea of whether dresses in the same season are still around, or if that season is due for lots of discontinuations. (Disclaimer – this might be 100% off base. This is all based on my observation and thinking about your exact same problem.)
Post # 6
Thank you guys for the advice! I’ll try calling some bridal shops in the area that sell Allure.
Do you guys find that similar dresses come out every year? I’m looking for a very specific look and I’m worried that I won’t be able to find it in 1 year.
Post # 7
@crocodilerock: I have a brand new allure 8764. It’s in the original bag and I am selling it for way less than in the stores because I need to get rid of it! what size do you need?