Post # 1
So my sister and I went wedding dress shopping for her today (we are both getting married this year!). She found an incredible dress that looks like it was made for her. It is from Saison Blanche and is so, so gorgeous on her. BUT, it is about $3000, rather than the $1500 that is budgeted for the dress.
Being the bargain hunter that I am, I immediately came home and googled it obsessively to see if I could find a better deal. It wasn’t showing up on the Saison Blanche (or any other) website, but then I found some older pictures – it’s from the designer’s 2005 collection!!!! The store where we went was teeny, and the owner was super nice, but she did not mention that the dress is three years old. (not that it matters to my sis – she just loves it).
Anyway, do you think we should try to bargain for a lower price because of the age of the dress? What would be reasonable to request?
Post # 3
Absolutely! I think you should definitely Or at the very least see if she is willing to part with the sample at a significant discount!
Post # 4
I second lily. It’s wrong to try to sell a dress from an old collection (especially that old, I mean COME on!) at full price. I would call the woman up, play stupid, and explain that you couldn’t find the dress anywhere on Saison Blanche’s website. See how she reacts. If she’s honest and tells you its from an old collection, they do what lily suggessted, ask for the sample at a discount. If she acts like she has no idea what you’re talking about, then nicely tell her you think the dress is from a three year old collection, and ask her if she would part with it for a lower price due to its antiquity!
Since the dress is from an older collection, there is also a chance that someone might be selling it used. I would check out sites like http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com, http://www.oncewed.com, and http://www.woreitonce.com. Remember, if you find the dress in a bigger size for a low price, your sister can always take it to a seamstress and have it fit right to her!
Good luck and congratulations on both your weddings! That’s awesome!
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