- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
I have to share this MAJOR find with the hive. I love J Crew. All of my clothes are from there, my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were J Crew, my jewelry, my shoes… I have a problem 🙂
So this is my story. My dress was the Lidia from J Crew and my fiancee lost his job. There it was, in all it’s glory, hanging on the back of my laundry room door, and I couldn’t afford a $2,000 dress anymore. I knew I had to return it but I was in denial.
Then, I found a dress from White House Black Market (WHBM) that looked similar AND it was $1,300 less!! It is the Audrey .
As soon as I opened the box I knew WHBM and J Crew use the same company to make thier dresses! First I noticed the the way it was packaged, the care instructions, the hanger, the bag for the dress, the ribbon it was tied with, the box it was in, the name printed on the front – it was all exactly the same. Then I pulled the dress out and hung the dresses up next to eachother to take a picture and document this moment.
You can tell the J Crew dress was molding to fit me, and it hadn’t been crunched in a box for months, but, they are the same freaking dress other than the little cockatoo flair at the top of the J Crew! The high quality materials that everyone loves about J Crew – same in both dresses.
I’m sorry, but a cockatoo is NOT worth $1,300 dollars to me!
I just wanted to share my discovery with everyone 🙂 If you like J Crew but want to save some cash, check out WHBM!!
I had a dressmaker hand cut and hand sew lace detailing on to my dress – this is what it ended up looking like (I’m selling it in the classifieds now)-