Post # 1
Okay, so it seems that this is trunk show season. What is protocol for this sort of thing? Is it a mad frenzy to see the designer? Is it normally a limited amount of zilla’s? What’s the scoop?
Also, I’ve heard from some that when you get a trunk show dress it’s less expensive…… I don’t really understand why that is since it’s a new dress that hasn’t hit the market.
please educate me.
Post # 3
Most trunk shows are just like normal appts at the salon, except they have all the dresses from the designers new line. So its not too much more crazy then a normal appt. The designer will usually send a rep from the company to answer questions and tell you how they can customize the dresses. I dont really know why, but they usually give you between a 10 and 15% off the dress. I got mine at a Christos trunk show and got 10% off and free buttons. Good luck!
Post # 4
I’m going to one on Saturday with my maids, while they get their dresses fitted, I’m going to be trying head pieces – as this is a head bpiece and jewelry trunk show.
I can let you know how my experince goes.
Post # 5
I just went dress shopping on Saturday, and stumbled on a trunk show- and bought my dress! It was totally unexpected, and yes, a great, unexpected discount was applied! (12.5%)
The dresses aren’t all necessarily new, it’s just more sample dresses from the designer’s collection than the store normally carries….
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2008 - Catholic Church and Reception at The W Hotel
I’m not too familiar with trunk shows, however when I went in to have my measurements taken for my dress, it just so happened to be during the designer’s trunk show. Because I am short w/ curves, the rep from the dress company said I should have "custom measurements" for the dress. Usually they can charge you upwards of $500 for this, but because I went in on a trunk show day, they did it for free. Good things can come from meeting their reps face to face and seeing the new dresses!
Post # 7
If you have a particular designer you like, I would definitely encourage you to make an appointment while they are having a trunk show. Especially if the designer is $$$
In my instance, I wanted a rare Melissa Sweet dress that has one traveling sample around the country. It only comes to trunk shows. A salon in the OC was having one, so I went, tried on the sample (loved it!!!) and the bridal salon rep and the Melissa Sweet rep took my measurements, gave me 15% off hurray! and now my dress will be made for me and ready before my wedding.
It’s not a crazy sample sale or fashion show or bridezilla madness (I wasn’t sure what to expect before I called to ask what a trunk show actually meant:) hah.
Post # 8
It is definitely worth checking out, especially if you have a fav. designer. I scheduled an appt. for a Lazaro trunk show a month in advance to make sure I got in. Lazaro gowns are amazingly beautiful, (discount too= added bonus)!
Post # 9
Reem Acra is having her Trunk show at Marina Morrison in San Francisco this weekend for those interested.
I already bought my dress — LaSposa. 🙂