(Closed) Toronto bridal store shuts leaving brides without dresses

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am one of the brides who bought a dress from Classy Collection. The owner of this store is a dispicable woman who just disappeared into the night with our money and dresses. Now she will probably file for bankruptcy and there won’t be anything any of us can do. How is this fair.

Post # 4
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cairnsgirl:  omg!! that is awful!!! what are you going to do??

I purposely avoided Spadina, and opted to go way out of town to look for dresses. Something about those stores when I went shopping for a friend just struck me as questionable. I’m feel so awful for those brides 🙁 Didn’t a hall get shut down somewhere in the GTA for fraud with the same situation of couples being SOL if they booked their wedding there?

Post # 5
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477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This is absolutely terrible!!!  I can only imagine what these brides are going through right now. 

Post # 6
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938 posts
Busy bee

How terrible for those women.

Many years ago, the salon I bought my dress from switched owners.  The new owner at the time was actually the ex wife of a good friend.  Anyhow, the store, which was always the premier bridal salon in the region, started to experience serious financial trouble.  There were many issues with brides, and girls purchasing prom dresses, not getting their dresses, or the suppliers refused to ship them until arrears on the part of the salon were paid.  At one point, I read a story about angry brides and girls lined up in front of the store demanding their purchases. Lots of heart ache and bad media ensued.

Anyhow, this woman was forced to give up the business, and when it came time to buy my dress last year, this was actually the only salon I visited.  I was open with my consultant about the salon’s past, and accepted her assurance that things had turned around.  That said, when I ordered my dress, I paid in full, but I paid on credit card so I had protection.

Never, ever pay for something like a wedding dress in cash.  If you have no choice, pay only the minimum deposit and the balance on delivery.  If your salon won’t accept those terms, go elsewhere.  Unfortunately, this happens a lot in the bridal industry.

Post # 7
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8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That is one of the most horrible things ever! I would be HEARTBROKEN if my dress was suddenly gone and I was out $1800!

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