(Closed) Shame on you Priscilla of Boston!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This is very wasteful and disappointing. I can’t believe how selfish a company would be. There were better ways to use those gowns than to throw them away.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I heard about this and all I thought was that I didnt feel nearly as shocked anymore that they were going out of business- people’s perceptions of brands either kill them or make them massive. If the company wanted to recoup or possibly start over again, I think this is a very poor reflection on them. Yes, in a capitalist society they can do whatever they want as a private company but alot of companies now have to think of the social “profits” or “costs” of operating on a purely captialist model- many companies have mandates that reinforce social awareness so that this kind of stuff doesnt happen and the social cost of poor perception does not affect the bottom line of a company.

Honestly, for all the bad publicity, it actually makes them going out of business seem jusitfied to consumers in some way, because I think alot of us frown upon such a public display of wastefulness. Just to be smart, they should have donated them, but yet again, we have another company not thinking about the costs that could be associated with excerising their “right” as a private company to do what they will.

Post # 19
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1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I read this story, too, and I am totally disgusted.  It’s a shame that this company chose to be so wasteful.  I suppose they didn’t have a “legal” obligation to donate these gowns, but I think they had a moral one.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You beat me to it. This bridal shop is local to me and I just saw the story on a news website so I started a post (didn’t see this one).

 

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@MrsNeutrino Exactly. If they were so “damaged and unwearable,” they wouldn’t have needed to destroy them further. I can guarantee that some girl out there who can’t afford a wedding dress would be more than happy to deal with a little rip or stain in order to wear a POB dress. So glad I didn’t give them my business.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

Part of me believes that it was their product and they can do what they want with them. But SERIOUSLY? They could have been donated to a good cause. Or used in another way. It was such a waste to do that and really makes them look bad. All they did was add to the big piles of garbage at the dump.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

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@MissCalifornia  Actually, I am a librarian and the Borders that closed donated the books to the local libraries!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The church that we got married at gives away FREE WEDDINGS and they could have used a few of these gowns. Why did they close their doors?

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Catholic Church, Chateau Thomas Winery

Oh yuck! I think that’s awful! 1) They didn’t donate 2) They did not donate EVEN after requests 3) They spray painted them on purpose to make sure no one was able to use them.

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