Post # 47
My dress is supposed to be in this month and I have 7 Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses on order and a headpeice there as well. My heart fell. I can’t get through on the phone so I have been emailing my consultant. I wonder if they knew this was coming? The service was lacking when I went in last time….
SAD SAD SAD SAD FACE!
Post # 48
I had the worst shopping experience of my life at POB San Francisco, so part of me is glad to see them crash and burn. However, I feel really bad for all the brides who are in limbo with their alterations.
If there’s anyone in the Bay Area looking for a new seamstress, the woman who did mine was absolutely amazing. Her name is Louise Austrie, and her shop is in Oakland. She did an absolutely perfect job on my complicated/high end dress.
Post # 49
I had an amazing time in Raleigh.. every single person was amazing.. and I didn’t even buy a dress there.. yet.
Post # 50
Why don’t you just call and ask, then? The woman in Beverly Hills who I talked to on the phone was very upfront about the sale.
Post # 51
I did! SHe was quite rude, but not Raleigh, it’s the Long Island one. I might be going to check it out tomorrow, I just have to figure out if I definitely want that dress. 🙂
Post # 52
It’s really sad that a company years ago – that was once 100% made in America is now defunct. Even today, the low paying retail jobs that POB provided were much needed. Each location had retails salespeople, accountants, managers, seamstresses, janitors, gardeners – etc.
It was literally 4 months of full time construction to change a Smith and Hawkin into the new Beverly Hills POB – and for what?
The job loss across the United States is exactly what we don’t need right -regardless of the fact that the gowns were made overseas – the retail jobs keep people afloat.
For the POB brides – realize that if you could afford a POB dress, you’ll be able to find something else just as fabulous for your wedding. This brand was on the higher end of the market and I guarantee that every girl who can spend 2k+ on a gown will be able to get something fabulous somewhere else. As far as the employees, in this economy -I’m not so sure.
Post # 53
Have you been able to get in touch with the salon yet? I got my dress in the NYC salon and they always pick up when I call. My dress was expected to be in in March but they said it will be in by December 15th. At first I wanted to cancel my dress, and I asked them to do so, but then I looked at the picks of the dress and I love it and know that I won’t find anything close. Now i’m just frusted that I have to find some place to store my dress for a few months until its time to get it altered. AND I have to find a good seamstress… I have a 26 inch waist and a 40 inch hips so we had to order my dress wayyyy too big. I’m so terrified that I wont find a seamstress to alter it to fit my body like a glove…. : (
I hope you hear from them soon!
Post # 54
So all I have rec’d is an email from the sales woman advising she was so busy she couldn’t answer my emails but the dress would be in by end dec (no date or anything) and to let her know what I was thinking.
This doesn’t seem like it’s something I want to pursue if this is the attitude they are going to give me about the importance of my dress.
Can I get my deposit back? I’m so upset!
Post # 55
When I went in it seemed like all hell was breaking loose. It probably is like that in every salon. They all got blind sided, and are dealing with all of us, plus trying to close their stores down. I feel awful for the people who work there, so I would cut them a small amount of slack..
But good luck girls.
Post # 56
Does anyone know if they are negotiating on prices on the sample pieces?
Post # 57
I have a brand new Melissa Sweet Gigi!
I bought two dresses and I need to sell one because of my financial situation…
If you are seriously interested please contact me.
The dress was originally priced at $3975, I am willing to sell it for $1500.
It is brand new, tags on, not altered in any way, perfect, I was the only person to ever try it on.