sample gowns

ilgirlJuly 13, 2007

i'm new to dress shopping and i'm considering getting a sample gown. i've seen all the wonderful advice about what to look for when doing this. my question is... do you have to wait until a store has a sample sale or is it bad form to ask the store if they'd be willing to sell the sample? thanks!

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dawnt

it doesn't hurt to ask. Most places have them when their not carrying certain styles or companies. I do know we bought a beautiful Mori Lee for $99. They were not going to carry the line anymore

    Bookmark   July 15, 2007 at 8:10PM
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bud_wi

It won't hurt to ask if they have sample gowns for sale. They may not put them out on display in the shop and keep them in back so that people are more likely to purchase one that is ordered.

But, you ask "It bad form to ask the store if they'd be willing to sell the sample?"

It is tacky to ask to purchase the sample dress that you have your eye on but do not want to order. They are not going to sell you the sample off the hanger as they NEED IT for other customers to view so they can get orders for it. They won't be able to get many orders for dresses that customers can't see and try on.

Its the same reason furniture stores won't sell showroom furniture. They need it on display to get the orders. When the manufacturer ceases production of a certain piece, then they will sell floor samples as 'scatch and dent' sale furniture.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2007 at 4:40AM
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talley_sue_nyc

You can also ask WHEN they will have the next sample sale.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2007 at 9:43AM
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