(Closed) Pronovias/San Patrick Brides!! Where is your dress made?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

My dress is a Pronovias dress.  I ordered it at the Flagship store in Manhattan, and it was made in Spain, and shipped to me in NY.  I love it.

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They should be made in Spain.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

ALL Pronovias and San Patrick’s dresses are made in SPAIN.  Anything that says "Made in China" is a replica, and you should be paying considerably less for it.  Check your tags ladies!

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Not all Pronovias/ San Patrick/ La Sposa gowns are made in Spain. They are *distributed* from Spain. There are a few styles that are constructed in Spain, but the vast majority of them are made in China.

 This can be verified by the Pronovias Flagship store in NYC, or any retailer that carries Pronovias.

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Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

That is really weird.  Why would she think the media wanted to know??

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i’m sure she thought it was the media b/c a lot of expensive wedding gowns are now made in china.  i purchased a jcrew gown (retail 2995) and was heartbroken to see that it was made in china, as the material is from italy.  so i googled it, and found that so many designers are now having their dresses made in china – including pronovias and vera wang.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Checked my tags tonight, and my authentic San Patrick gown was made in China.  It’s gorgeous– I love it!

Post # 12
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Newbee

I don’t get it — why should it be heartbreaking to learn that a dress was made in China? Who cares where the dress is made, so long as it is well-made, of high quality fabrics, and beautiful? I seriously doubt these gorgeous, expensive dresses are made by Spanish seamstresses. Designed in Spain, perhaps, but not actually sewn there. Nearly all the clothes we buy these days are made *outside* of the U.S. and Europe. I would much rather have a good Chinese seamstress make my dress than an inexperienced American or European. Why should these dresses be considered somehow inferior? Of course, if a company is lying about the fabric they are using, then that is a different matter — but it still has nothing to do with where the dress is constructed.

The people running these companies probably think (and rightly so) that if they say their dresses are from Spain, customers will think more highly of them.  I agree with another poster that these dresses are probably just distributed from Spain, and that is why they take SO long to finish. They are probably first going from China to Europe and then finally to the customer.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Why do some people associate China with bad quality? Vera Wang herself is of Chinese descent. I agree with @danjou. I would rather have a talented seamstress from China make my dress than an amateur seamstress from Spain. Do I believe that the Spanish dress is better quality because it is from Spain? China has some terrible seamstresses, but so does the U.S. and Europe. And just because something is more expensive does not mean it is better.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I see this thread is two years old but to answer your question about why some consider it “heartbreaking” to learn their gowns were made in China probably has to do with the working conditions most Chinese seamstresses are in. It’s pretty horrific to learn that your $2,500 gown was almost entirely all profit for a Spanish designer who paid laborers minimum in salary. I suppose some could argue that at least work was given to laborers so they could make a living. Kinda sad for those hard working seamstresses. 🙁

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

And I don’t mean any disrespect, my own gown is Pronovias. But reading this thread made me feel a bit guilty about it…

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