Sample gowns are a great way for brides land a gown that was originally way above their price point. The amount of the discount is reflected in the set price of the sample. The newer the gown, the closer the price will be to the original retail price. An older gown in need of some repair will show a large discount from the retail price, sometimes up to 80 % off.
Condition of Gown Rating System
New / Like New - gown is brand new, in the shop from 'a misorder' and has not been on the store floor for try ons. 25-30% off
Excellent - sample is in excellent condition. Sample is a recently acquired gown that has only been tried on in the store a handful of times 30 -40% off
Good - sample is in very good condition other than requiring minor repair or minor spot cleaning. Please budget for these minor repairs. 50-60% off
Damaged - Sample is in good shape except has 'repairable' damage that a seamstress or dry cleaner can rectify, like a torn seam or non-functioning zipper. Please budget for these repairs. 70-80% off
Will it fit? Measurements & Alterations are a must
We are provide the gown-to-body measurements for each gown. Use a flexible measurent tape to measure your:
BUST (around the back and center of chest)
WAIST (around natural waist at belly button height)
HIPS (around the wides part of your hip - mid-butt height)
Every gown requires alterations to get a correct fit. That's the same whether it's a new gown or a sample gown. Alterations can range between can be a flat rate or a la carte.
You'll want to ask for pricing for the following basics:
1) Fit the gown to your body
2) Correct length
3) Custom bustle
4) Press and steam
Anything that's a pattern change should be discussed and quoted before work begins.
Same with any repairs. Minor repairs, like a some loose applique or beading shouldn't be extra or if so, very little cost.
Minor stains can be removed with spot cleaning at the dry cleaners. We don't recommend dry cleaning the entire gownb as some fabrics will never be quite the same.
It's always better to order a gown that fits or is slightly too large. Don't buy a gown that is slightly too small. That doesn't give your seamstress any room to work her magic.
Keasha has an amazing selection of gowns, and she truly cares about each detail and every client who walks in. I absolutely LOVED everything about my dress, and can also say I love Keasha
Koco McAboy, Fox 11 Los Angeles
The dresses Keasha carries you can't find any were in the Detroit area.
EVERY SINGLE DRESS she had me try on was spectacular!!! It was the hardest decision, but such a relief compared to the other shops that I had gone to and struggled to find even one dress that looked nice,
Keasha then pursued her dream to open a bridal boutique of her own, and did so in Detroit which she chose because of the city's exciting revitalization and after falling in love with the Bagley Mansion, home of the store. Keasha has since retired due to family matters.
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