(Closed) Would you be worried?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I know plenty of people who have not bought designer or lines.  They had no problem getting the dress.  Check with the store and see what/if any issues they have had with the manufacturer.

Post # 4
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Honestly, if a store wont tell you who designed the dress and if there are no tags on it, I would stay away. It just smells a little fishy to me. Were you able to take a picture of it? If you weren’t, go back to the store, smuggle your camera/phone into the dressing room, take a pic and post it here. If the sales person is in the room with you, tell them you’d like a few minutes alone. If they wont let you…then I think that’s a sure sign to look for the dress elsewhere.

Another thing you could do is see if the store has a website. They might list what designers they carry (or what “manufacturers” they carry?). Good luck!

Post # 6
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

A lot of times the stores won’t tell you who made the dress and remove tags so that you can’t go and try to find the dress cheaper elsewhere.  It’s a shady practice, but if it’s w/in your price range, I think you’d be OK to buy the dress there. 

Post # 7
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve only heard about this (the bridal shops removing tags and refusing to tell info) on WeddingBee … at the bridal store I went to they provided me with any information I wanted. I was and am completely comfortable … and what I can suggest is to just do what you feel comfortable with.


Post # 8
3332 posts
Sugar bee

I think it seems a little weird that the store wasn’t able to provide you with any information about the dress manufacturer/designer.  Even if you love the dress, I can understand you wanting more information about the manufacturer, just so you can make sure everything is on the up-and-up.  I wonder what would happen if you told the sales consultant at the store that you loved the dress, but weren’t comfortable purchasing the dress without any specific information about the designer.  I’d be interested to hear her response to that.

FWIW, I went to one store where the labels from the dresses were removed and re-numbered.  I was able to tell the manufacturer of the dress, but not the style numbers.  These were high-end designers, too.  I found it a little sketchy.

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