(Closed) Need help for a Friend: Buying a Sample Dresses

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

That is a pretty small discount especially if the dress looks like it has been tried on by a lot of brides.  Has she checked into having a replica made?  Jasmine’s Bridal and Dressilyme come with pretty good recommendations from brides here on the Bee.  I found a replica of my $800 Alfred Angelo dress for $300 through Dressilyme.

Post # 4
657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I bought a sample and saved 75%… In my case, the store was no longer going to carry the designer, so they wanted to clear the dresses. Maybe if its a newer dress or the store would have to order a new dress to replace the sample, the discount wouldn’t be as great? Though you can usually get anywhere from 10% to 20% just as a buy the first time you are in the shop discount…

I would advise your friend to either negotiate or walk. 

Post # 6
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I bought my dress, a sample off the rack, for 40% off what it would cost to order a new one, so that seems a little low to me… I’d tell her to keep looking!

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