(Closed) Trunk show question please…

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

am wondering the same thing myself!

debating whether to call a store that has a trunk show of the designer i want and just pay for shipping instead.. thay may still be a better deal than paying full price.

Post # 4
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You can get about 15 or 20% off. You should call the dress store to verify because I have heard of different % off being given for different designers.

I had to put half down when I ordered my dress.

Post # 5
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I bought my dress from a Justin Alexander trunk show. I got 20% off and free shipping. I think that the particular shop that I ordered my dress from made me put down half (my mom took care of it, so I am not 100% sure on this). That being said, every designer trunk show and dress shop will be different. I would call ahead.

Post # 6
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I only got 10% off for the Lazaro trunk show, plus customizations (e.g. hollow-to-hem) were comped. I think it depends on the store rather that the designer. You’ll probably want to call ahead as I wouldn’t drive to Vegas for a $140 discount – your gas price will probably be half that.

Post # 7
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went to a Maggie Sottero trunk show a few weeks ago in Maryland.  I’m pretty sure they only gave 10% off at my store… you should call the vegas store, the sale price isn’t a secret or anything.  I personally was really disappointed when I went because all the dresses were a size 6… they were mixed in with the larger sizes that the store already carried, but I had already been there once and tried those on, so I accomplished nothing going the second time.  Call the store, find out what the sale discount is going to be and they should have a list of the dresses they are going to have… if you haven’t already tried it on, make sure they will have angelina….. if you already are sure you want it, I guess it could be worth the drive.  Then do you have to drive there again to pick it up when it comes in?  That kind of sucks.  Eh.. I don’t know.  Good luck.


Post # 8
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bought my dress from a Lazaro trunk show, as well, and I saved 12 1/2 % plus personalizations were comped (ie split dress sizes, etc) and he drew a sketch of my gown. I think it probably does depend on the salon and the designer how much you will save, so if you’re going for that reason, I don’t think it’s worth it when you’re driving over 3 hrs.

What is worth it is seeing all the dresses by the designer and possibly getting to meet her. It’s really fun so I would go for the experience, not to save money.

Post # 9
47 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I got my Mori Lee for 30% off at a trunk show. Saved like $400!!

Post # 10
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Call before hand just to make sure. Some do 10%, others do up to 20%. Also, they may provide a discount for the gown lengths. Even if you aren’t petite, see if the petite cut will be long enough for you. It’s typically 3 or 5 inches off the length of the dress and depending on your heel height, it might save you the money of a hem.

Post # 11
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would definitely call about the discount before I go.  I got 20% off my Aire Barcelona dress because of the trunk show.

Post # 12
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

You have to call the store. I went to a Maggie Sottero trunk show and they only offered 10% off. Also, be sure to ask if they’ll have your dress. I called and asked if they’d have all the new dresses at the trunk show; they said they would. But when I went, I had pictures of about 25 Maggie dresses that I liked and they literally only had 3 of those! I’m sure it really depends on the designer and the store itself. Good luck!

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