Let’s face it, everyone loves a good deal! However, when it comes to purchasing an important piece like a wedding gown, mother of the bride or groom dress, prom or homecoming dress and so on, the cheapest isn’t always the best. Designers sold at specialty dress shops are only available through authorized retailers, like us! The designers operate this way so the customer knows they are getting a quality piece that is authentic. These are big events in your life and you want to make sure it is perfect!
Designers implement what is called an “MSRP”, Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Specialty dress shops are to abide by these guidelines when pricing their inventory. If a store dips below that MSRP, they are at risk for having that designer pulled completely from their shop. Keep in mind, you are shopping for a designer gown, these are the real deal and do tend to run more pricey than department stores or at your local mall.
There is a lot of controversy out there about counterfeit dresses coming out of China. You can find multiple websites on the internet with the actual pictures from the Designers websites, priced 50% lower than what a dress shop may have it at. This is not a deal! This is a scam! Like previously stated, Designers do not sell online. Companies like Maggie Sottero and Mon Cheri have a designated section on their websites about purchasing their product online. We have seen it so many times where someone will purchase something on a knock off website and receive a product that is nothing like what it was described or pictured or even worse, not receive it at all. Why would you compromise this important garment just for a cheaper deal? In the end, you get what you pay for.
Here at Abbott’s, our prices are fair and our service to you is outstanding. Our prices include the cost of shipping, as well as a complimentary pressing and steaming before your garment is picked up. All of our gowns are hand inspected upon arrival for any faults the manufacturer may have missed, which is a step some stores neglect. We care about the designer product you are purchasing, and want it to be worth every penny you spend on it. Our consultants are there for you every bit of way to make sure you have a phenomenal experience, something you do not get from just ordering online. It is our passion, here at Abbott’s, to give you the kind of experience that you deserve. Don't let these horror stories become a reality for you because we would love to work with you and be a part of your special day!