(Closed) Priscilla of Boston-Dresses ruined.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Bottom line: we both hate to see things go to waste… There is no disagreement

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

omg that’s awful!!!! :O 

Post # 19
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Busy bee

That’s so odd because I swear when I was at their closing sale that I heard the workers talking about what was going to happen to the leftover dresses. They said that they would take them to David’s Bridal. This was at the NYC salon though. There were a lot of dresses that were really soiled and damaged, but could have definitely been salvaged for their cloth! That’s so sad! If they weren’t going to donate them for charity, they didn’t have to spray paint them. They could have cut the fabric to donate the lace and beading appliques, and unsoiled cloth to charity bridal shops!

This reminds me of the article that was published about H&M shredding their clothes.

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

They should have donated them to Church Street Bridal or similar places that take damaged dresses and sell them at a super low value… dresses can be cleaned and fixed these people are just greedy and selfish.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Chapel of Flowers

I was just thinking the same thing @HappilyEverAfter54. Church Street Bridal is an amazing place always accepting donations for a great cause. 

That is just truly awful! 🙁

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Another thing is- if they were beyond use why bother spray painting them at all? I bet they have no answer for that one… ugh so annoyed by this.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This makes me so dissapointed in humans. This makes my stomach hurt. I don’t care how badly the wedding gowns looked or were torn or whatever, any gown is better than NO gown! They could have at least donated the fabric! I hate people sometimes.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used to work at a chocolate store, and at the end of each season after all of the after-season sales, we had to toss any boxes that hadn’t sold b/c they were nearing expiration dates and just weren’t going to sell anymore. (Think Christmas boxes on the shelves still when Valentine’s Day rolls around. Um, no.)

But instead of just tossing the boxes into the dumpster, we had to follow a very time consuming process to ensure that people didn’t dumpster dive and try to return the boxes to the store for store credit!

We had to rip the plastic off the box, open box, dump chocolates out into trash bag, and throw box away in separate trash that went to the cardboard dumpster, not the “garbage” dumpster.

Now, this doesn’t sound too bad, but when you’re doing it to 16 boxes per case times 20 cases of boxes, that’s 320 individual boxes that have to be unwrapped, dumped, and tossed. Last holiday season, it was a two day process. So freaking dumb.

All because we didn’t want to risk people digging in the trash to bring them back.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What a shame. Frown

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Who filmed the spray painting?

In the end they owned the dresses and can do what they want.  Maybe they weren’t in a giving mood due to the financial problems. 

 

PS: I don’t think the ‘mystery’ book store ends in an ‘n’

 

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

So wasteful.

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

so sad

 

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

If they were already so damaged then why would you spraypaint them! OMG this is terrible!

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

anyone that has worked at a large retail chain is probably not surprised by this.  I worked as a manager of a clothing store and the really old things that did not sell not only had to be thrown out but had to be “destroyed” IE: if it was a top or jeans they had to be town beyone repair and if jewlery we would have to literally smash them beyond repair.  If you didn’t you lost your job.  I would say once in a few months they would donate instead of destroying.  There are many stores that partake in this, and the only reaon that David’s Bridal wrote a letter about it is because they got caught and someone wrote this article.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Davids Bridal actually called me today (for the 9 zillionth time in 2 months) to see when my bridesmaids would be coming in to buy their dresses.  I asked if a manager was available and said that though I knew she was not personally responsible, this is why I would not be giving Davids Bridal my business.  She kind of stammered – said she hadn’t heard about that – and then hung up.  Nice.

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