Open thread: Are there reputable eBay wedding dress sellers? #Fashion Advice#dress shopping#open thread December 1 2015 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Photo by MetroStyle Studios Related Post Tips for buying eBay wedding dresses or accessories made in China Having now bought not one, but TWO of my important items from China (specifically for my wedding day, not to mention a raft of other... Read more Hi! I read the post about ordering a wedding dress from China. Thanks for it, it was great! I have looked at dresses in eBay and have found some lovely ones. I would like to ask if you can recommend some reputable eBay wedding dress sellers? I have tried to find information about eBay-sellers in internet but all information I have found is old. Thank you! -Lotta from Finland We ALL know that buying from China is a risk on top of being an ethical quandary. If you were to ask us for our biggest and best advice for wedding dress sellers, we'd advocate for the awesome folks in our vendor guide like Wedding Dress Fantasy, KMK Designs, and Mischelle Jillene. Related Post Tips for buying eBay wedding dresses or accessories made in China Having now bought not one, but TWO of my important items from China (specifically for my wedding day, not to mention a raft of other... Read more Of course, we also ALL know that there are different strokes for different folks. We have heard many a story of discount eBay dress sellers being awesome. So we open the comments for recommendations… What eBay wedding dress sellers have you had great experiences with? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS This Chicago brunch wedding slays us with board games and nostalgia NEXT The wonderful world of Wai-Ching's edgy, organic, and fiercely colorful wedding dresses Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] I've hard that Jeff lui on eBay is good. http://stores.shop.ebay.com/_si.html?_kw=Jeff+Liu Babyonline from dhgate. http://www.dhgate.com/store/babyonline Jasmines bridal shop, which had their own website. Lacemary on etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaceMarry http://dressilyme.com generally gets decent reviews. The best advice I've got about ordering from china is to be very specific with what you want. Tight ruffles? Higher neckline? High quality lace? Say so. Reply I got my wedding dress on eBay! From a US seller, though. An outlet, I think. Their username (or store name?) is chas1112. http://www.ebay.com/sch/chas1112/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= It's pink and has an enormous skirt (I'm a huge fan of the 'princess' ball gowns) and I would recommend them to anyone looking. They do flash sales so be sure to watch the items you want. Their list price for my dress was $599 +shipping, but they ran a sale and I ended up getting it for $350 with free shipping. Reply Definitely check the reviews of the seller, that’s what makes ebay a bit safer than wedding dress resale sits or Offerup. What I did when I bought on ebay is purposely ask questions, and ask for a few more pics, to be sure it was as described, and that the seller was communicative. Reply Yeah, I think communication with the seller is key… yes, reviews are important, but they can be squirrely. Ultimately, with any online purchase, communication is key to establish trust. 1 agrees Reply Has anyone used Aegean Bridal? http://aegeanbridal.en.alibaba.com/ I’m looking for nice looking dresses and I keep getting drawn to this store… If you’ve bought from them, I’d love to know your thoughts about the seller and product quality! Reply You should check into Sundays Bridal. They have a shop here in the Fort Worth TX area, but also have many many (affordable but designer) dresses on ebay. Also you may want to look at Goodwill's online auction site, I have found NEW designer wedding dresses for less than $50 shipped. (When people buy a dress, but then find another dress they love, they sometimes donate these). Reply Thanks for this post and the comments! I'd love to know if anyone has bought second hand and what sites they would recommend? I like a specific designer – Ghalia Lahav but refuse to pay thousands for a dress! Reply I highly recommend TheLastMinuteBride! Jennifer runs the shop (based in California) and sells dresses that used to be samples in boutiques and even some new dresses. They offer returns for any reason (minus a restocking fee) which made me feel a little better. Jennifer was very patient in answering my many questions and was very helpful with sizing questions. I was able to get the dress of my dreams in my budget (barely!) and I couldn't be happier with the process. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. 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