Post # 1
When I found my dress at Kleinfeld’s they showed me a veil I loved, but they told me it was priced at about $399. I was searching on Etsy for veils and found THE EXACT SAME ONE for about $309 LESS. I am 100% positive it is the same!!!
I get that Kleinfeld’s would do that. It’s Kleinfeld’s. I’m trying not to think about how much my gown may have been marked up…but I don’t think it was the same % markup they have for accessories, and in general tend to have higher markups.
ANYWAY – I want to share this resource with all you bees. The supplier is called USA Bride, they also have an Etsy account you can buy from. http://www.usabride.com/ and https://www.etsy.com/shop/USABride They all all sorts of bridal accessories and even carry gowns for bridesmaids!
Post # 2
Sometimes the markup is due to the designer brands on the accessories. Also veils can be made from different materials, popularly bridal illusion, English net and silk tulle (prices go up from left to right) and the Kleinfeld veil may be made from the latter two. They are softer and drape better than bridal illusion (which holds its shape better)
The etsy one is made from bridal illusion. You can tell by comparing the shapes that the veil is weaved in – bridal illusion has a diamond shape weave and the English net and silk tulle both have hexagonal weave. I can’t see the Kleinfeld one too clearly so I can’t be sure though!
Post # 3
nowthisistaken : it may be the same design, but i doubt it’s the same veil. the one from kleinfeld is likely made with actual pearls, glass rather than plastic beads, etc. in other words, it’s the upscale designer version of the veil and as such carries a heftier price tag. that said, if you found one that’s nearly identical on etsy, then go for it!