(Closed) Replica gowns buyer beware

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Why would you consider buying a replica gown?
    Price is the only reason, I would buy the designer dress if it was in budget : (70 votes)
    33 %
    I just don't think I should spend that much on a dress, I could but I just dont want to : (35 votes)
    17 %
    I want a customized gown I cant find at local salons : (29 votes)
    14 %
    I dont want to do business with my local salons, I would rather just order it online : (6 votes)
    3 %
    I didn't buy a replica dress, I never even considered it : (72 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9115 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @j.andrews.bridal:  I’m glad you said this, because this has always been my first and foremost thought:

    Also shopping and ordering your gown locally supports U.S jobs and our ecomony it is a Win Win for Brides and Bridal shops.

     

    I know bridal gowns are expensive. I know brides have budgets and sometimes they can’t get the dress, but I’d rather keep my funds in the US as opposed to a chinese sweatshop.

    Post # 4
    Member
    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Hyperventilate:  Aren’t a lot of dresses made in China now?  I’d like to know which brands aren’t for future purchases if you happen to know any.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee

    Great article.

    To buy a knock-off never entered my mind when I was dress shopping. I tried on dresses that were beautiful from $600 to $1500. And those were new. I could have gotten a less expensive dress from the sample/clearance rack.

     Just like I don’t steal music, I would never dream of stealing someone’s design, and that’s how I see it–as theft.  Someone put their years of experience, their talent, and their creativity into designing a dress and they should be compensated for it.  I take no issue with going to a seamstress, and using other dress designs as inspiration, but to blatantly replicate another person’s work is a different story.

    At the end of the day, I want the clothes I wear and the stuff I own to be authentic.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1522 posts
    Bumble bee

    @j.andrews.bridal:  i completely understand your point and for the most part i never shop overseas but it is really really hard to find what im looking for in my price range so this is the solution and honestly its the purpose of imports and exports and why it came to exist. We all codepend on eachother but if i could i would find a dress here. There is definitely a difference trying on a shipped gown in ur bathroom mirror versus having the YES moment on a podium in front of loved ones. honestly i wish i could have that moment

    Post # 10
    Member
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee

    @housebee:  Yes, many dresses are made in China. The issue is dresses that are carbon copies of another person’s design. It’s no different than a fake Louis Vutton handbag. If Louis Vutton wants to make their purses in China, that’s one thing. If someone else wants to make bags that are almost identical to LV designs and using their trademark, it’s another thing altogether.

    Post # 12
    Member
    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @j.andrews.bridal:  Ah, unfortunately I didn’t purchase one of those brands.  I ended up going with a small local bridal shop and got an Allure dress.  I’d be scared to order a dress without seeing it in person to be honest.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee

    @j.andrews.bridal:  I didn’t answer your poll because there was no “I wouldn’t buy a replica dress option”. 🙂

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