Post # 1
Sorry for the silly question but what exactly is a Trunk show? Is it like a sample sale? Is it one of those things where if you see it and like it – you have to buy it right then and there? I’ve heard you can get very good discounts at trunk shows and that there are a lot of them in my area (Boston) but I am not sure how they work.
Any and all advice is appreciated!
Post # 3
You can usually buy things at a trunk show, but you don’t have to. Unlike with sample sales, trunk shows are giving a preview of coming lines, rather then letting you purchase the sample after it’s been out for a while. The merchandise at the trunk show hasn’t hit stores yet. If you like something at the trunk show and don’t buy it, you should have a chance to buy it once it is in stores. Some trunk shows offer discounts though that might give you a better price.
(at least, that’s how the trunk shows I’ve been to are…but I’ve never been to a bridal one.)
Post # 4
It’s not a trunk of dresses and crazy girls fighting over them, as I once imagined 😉
It’s just usually where one designer brings in her upcoming line or her full line into the bridal salon for a weekend. You can try on the more rare dresses, and a rep for the designer is there to help.
I bought my Melissa Sweet dress at a Trunk Show in the OC. I received a 10% discount, which doesn’t seem like much, but when it’s a wedding dress, it actually helps, and is usually the only time designer dresses will be on sale.