(Closed) Websites selling super cheap designer dresses??

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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793 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have never ordered a dress from online unless I saw it in the store first. Some online sites are actual retailers, and are legit, but others are not. I would say that the first site you listed for $787 is more legit than the $359.

You have to kinda think about it. If you order a $359, the chances are it’s gonna look like a $359 dress. Lots of online places do just make copies, and don’t even use the same material as the orginal dress.

Actually I was just in a Bridal Salon yesterday, trying on Maggie’s. (My dress is going to be her dress Brigidine.) Well one bride to be came in freaking out, because she had ordered a dress online and when it arrived it was nothing what she had expected it to be. She asked if she could order it from them, and when they asked her when her wedding was, and she told them 1 month, they told her they were sorry but that was too little time to order her dress. Ordering online is a chance. Some brides get what they want, and some don’t. So just be careful. Make sure you read reviews, and do your research. You could end up lossing out on money, because lots of places won’t give you a refund if you want to return your dess, so just be careful!

Good luck in finding that dress. It is stunning!

Post # 5
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some of the websites create REPLICA’S of the designer dress so NO you may not be getting the designer dress – so be careful!

Post # 6
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530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

the first website looks like maybe they might actually be a retailer selling dresses — i don’t know.

but the second one is one of these chinese knock-off factories. you know, that sell dresses “in the style” of the real dress. the fabric will be all-synthetic, and it won’t necessarily match the real thing. the design, too, will only be an approximation, a guess. they’re not using the original pattern. (you can find these manufacturers on eBay, as well. and there are a TON of them these days selling knock-offs via big websites like the one you posted. i read a bunch of reviews and investigations on these websites, because i was tempted, too, but decided not to risk it. i gather some of the chinese dress factories do at least a fairly decent job — but it’s all finished cheaply (cheap zips, not, say cloth-covered buttons or whatever), and I just didn’t want to take the chance. (and i didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on polyester and nylon, anyway.)

make sure to google around for reviews of whichever online store you buy your dress from!!

Post # 10
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793 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would think it would be normal to have some complaints, not everyone is going to like the way someone operates something. There is a Bridal Salon close to me, and that’s where I found my dress, and I love that place, but I have seen people go in there before and complain to the manager, so it varies. You just have to do research. If I read reviews and half of them are bad, I’m probably not going to get it, if there is 1-2 bad reviews and then there are 15-20 that are good, chances are I will get it. Just be careful. If you want to take the chance and order it online, be prepared for it, because you might not be getting what you thought you were, and you might not get your money back.

Post # 11
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You could contact Maggie Sottero maybe through their website and explain your situation and ask them if there are authorized retailers that carry their dresses that will sell to someone overseas. 

another possibility would be to try and find one worn previously by someone who is selling it. 

Post # 12
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The Maggie website lists 4 stores in New Zealand. Don’t know how close they are to you, but if you’re fine with ordering the dress without trying it on any of these stores should be able to order it and ship it to you.

Also the first site you listed looks legit. They’re WeddingWire rated which is a reputable site for vendor reviews.

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