(Closed) What is a Trunk show?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
39 posts
  • Wedding: April 2009

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
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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.

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