Post # 1
I decided to get the dress of my dreams via a chinese based (US front) website Store of Dress. I asked all the right questions but got a terrible product that they wont take responsibility for and am out of pocket to the tune of $380 (+$45 for setting up the website). I’m not saying that others shouldn’t go down the “cheap from china” route but I would like to suggest you visit my website first before you make your mind up.
Any good review about the site are all but certainly written by the woman herself!
I’m doing what I should have done from the start. Looking at some lovely ready to wear dresses and in the high street + going on the second hand /sample wedding dress websites.
Post # 4
this is why im totally against brides ordering completely from a stranger..no guarantee what so ever..i think one needs to try the dress on first then order it properly..or one ends up with destroyed dress starting all over again.
Post # 5
Not to be down on you, because I am sorry this happened to you….but you get what you pay for.
and what they sent you isn’t really that horribly off from the dress. I am not a fan of how it hangs on your body (and can see where this would upset you) but I don’t think it’s that far for a Chinese Replica.
The real issue is that they won’t give you a refund, even though you’re unhappy or attempt to make something more to your liking. That sucks. But I purchased a wedding dress for twice that from a store here and I hate it now and still can’t take it back.
Post # 7
go to the website link…it’s all there inc photos of the real/replica dress
Post # 8
I missed that thanks
I’m sorry that happened to you 🙁 unfortuity not all of these online shops are good or honest. I think for replica dresses you have to choose more simple dresses for the best results and check for alot of photos and reviews from other brides, I’ve never heard of that particular website though.
For me when I bought my replica I knew it was a nonreturnable risk and had plans to buy a different one if that didn’t work out and or go to a seamstress to fix any issues (which I had to do for the jacket they made too small). I got lucky and it did work out though.
Its awful they had a picture of what looks like a replica they already made and yet it looks nothing like the one you got, seems like a bait and switch there.I really hope visa will help you out.
Post # 9
Thanks Ladies, Yep, bottom line is I’m a nincompoop for ordering from china.
With store of dress the feedback on the net seems to be poloarised. The bride receives the dress of her dreams or it comes out resembling a beanbag sack (and it is a bunfight to return the dress or get any money back). I can only think either store of dress are littering the net with good reviews of their own product OR they really can turn out a good dress – In which case they need to reduce the product line to what they can do well and have happy customers!
Store of dresses free postage and packing is an out and out lie and they still want to make a profit on the dress even through it is not fit for purpose and being returned! But I cant return it because they wont provide a return address. I’ve asked for this 8 times. store of dress specifcally targets US, Europe and Australia but they are not prepared to do business in a western style.
Anyway I am quite enjoying updating my website and giving Store of Dress a run for their money. Kate has upped her “refund” offer from $40 to $250 over the course of the last two weeks but it is still too poor to accept.
Sorry to hear that WILLIAKELLLB cant return your shop dress. In the very least it is a real dress! Could you could sell it on ebay or one of the wedding sites?
Post # 10
seems like noone is happy about those replicas, but still that ‘company’ exists and people seem to buy those dresses. my friend ordered one and it was slightly different but that’s understandable. i ordered mine and it’s on its way and now Im TERRIFIED !!! hope it wont be much different than original and at least be perfect for this one day !
( I ordered Ronald Joyce’s Lidia61023)
Post # 11
I just got this dress and I LOVE IT !!!!!!! it is a bit different but still it looks stunning !
its extremely heavy though – I will manage 🙂
Post # 12
@cherie07: I did the same thing with Store of Dress. I crossed my fingers the entire time, praying that the dress would come in looking even remotely like I wanted. The dress that “Store of Dress,” sent to me, was a really nice replica. The only difference was the flowers were different then the actual dress, and I believe the dress material was probably different. However, the dress that I bought was still beautiful. The shipping was just in a bag, but when I ordered the gown, the lady called me several times, making sure that she got a hold of me before sending me the finished product. So I was pleasantly surprised with the customer service. I think that the positive reviews were probably written by somebody from SOD, because a lot of it is written in broken english. But overall I am happy with my dress, I think that it sounds like a crap shoot, as to whether you get a decent gown or not. But for only $300-ish, I didn’t have to spend $2300 on the dress.
Post # 14
A few years ago for my wedding, I ordered a Melissa Sweet knock off from Store of Dress for $300. I knew it was a gamble and was totally prepared to accept whatever I got. A $3500 dress otherwise, I couldn’t imagine a $300 version would come close. I was careful to make sure of what kind of fabric they used and was told it was organza (same as designer). The customer service was fantastic. Very quick responses and very detailed answers to my questions. I was very impressed.
The dress arrived and was a very good replica but the fabric just wasnt the expensive looking fabric I had hoped for. It moved very stiffly and just wasn’t going to cut it for me.
I ended up selling it to someone else, who was very happy with the dress.
Moral of the story, as mentioned before, you get what you pay for. If you have expensive taste and want the designer feel, my experience didn’t yield that. But someone else was happy with the dress so it’s really a matter of taste.