(Closed) private Label?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kmmartin:  Don’t by from that shop, report them to BB.  Cutting lables is illegal.

Post # 5
8693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Could you try and sneak a picture? I’m guessing they don’t want to tell you the designer because people will shop around for price (and they should!).

Post # 6
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not sure why some places do this but here’s the thing…if the dress is what you want and the quality is worth $1,700 why does it matter if it’s some big name designer or the seamstress in the back?

Post # 7
11657 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kmmartin:  if the tags are cut out that’s a HUGE red flag.

Post # 8
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Unless it’s a second hand or used store they should have the labels in. 


The term private label typically means that a company is producing goods under another companies name.  For example with groceries, there can be one company that makes the store brand generic item for several different stores.  Same item, but they put it in different packaging for each.  Long story short, that term usually refers to a generic brand or knock off.


Post # 9
131 posts
Blushing bee

Does the shop have a website?  Sometimes they list the designers they carry.  That way you can narrow it down and maybe find which dress it is. 

Personally, I wouldn’t buy from a shop that did that.  If they have good customer service and the prices are OK then there is no reason for them to do something shady like that.  

You now know what style of dress you like.  Try to find that exact dress or something similar to it somewhere else.

Could you describe it?  Maybe people will be familiar with the design and give you suggestions for the same or similar dresses…

Post # 11
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely see if you can find the style # and look elsewhere!

Tag cutting is a SKEEVY practice!

Post # 12
131 posts
Blushing bee

@kmmartin:  How would you describe the material?  Did the dress have tule on the bottom like the Private Label dress? 

Post # 13
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a private label by G dress too! 🙂

Post # 14
131 posts
Blushing bee

And do a google image search of 12078.  There are some better pictures that people took of the dress in person.

If you are up for trying a different dress, my dress sounds a bit similar to the one you like, its a fitted A-line/fit and flare (don’t really know the difference), lots of swarovski beading and I was blown away by the quality.  It felt so light and wonderful on. I believe it’s silk and french lace.  If you have a shop that carries Marina Liana check out the 419…  Its a bit different through as it doesn’t really have the look of tule.


Post # 16
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would NOT buy if they are straight cutting out the labels. I don’t even think that’s legal. I bought an Allure Private Label gown, which I found strange because there was nothing online about it but found out it’s a true label. And, the tags and labels were NOT cut out, it just isn’t their regular line, it’s a boutique line.

Again, if it’s a dress you like it doesn’t really matter if it’s  something you can find online etc… but the cutting labels out of the dress to hide it, is SUPER shady.

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