OFF THE RACK
BRIDAL GOWNS &
LADIES OF LINEAGE FORT MILL
Have you heard the news? Ladies of Lineage Fort Mill is hosting the biggest bridal Sample Sale of the year! In case you're wondering what a sample sale is - we've got you covered. You've likely heard the phrase “sample sale” either on social media or on the tv show, ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’ but what exactly is a sample sale? We’re glad you asked!
Read below for all the details!
Ladies of Lineage
Bridal Sample Sale Event
In the wedding world, a “sample sale” usually means a bridal boutique is hosting a one-day-only event where they sell their sample gowns off-the-rack at a heavily discounted price. These gowns are sold on a first come-first serve basis, and the inventory is limited. This season, our Fort Mill showroom will be hosting a 6 month long sample sale, where all gowns will be discounted from 30-50% off. In additional to gowns, we will have a wide variety of bridal accessories too.
1.) GOWNS ARE SOLD IN BRIDAL SAMPLE SIZES
Most often, bridal boutiques carry sample size gowns that range from size 8-12 along with plus-size samples between sizes 22-26. These gown sizes differ from a typical street size (i.e. a bridal size 8 is around a street size 4 or 6). Our sample sale will offer a range of sample size gowns, kept in like-new condition. At Ladies of Lineage, if a sample gown is more than 2 dress sizes too big for a bride, we will typically not recommend purchasing the gown, as the alterations cost will begin to exceed the amount savings through purchasing a sample wedding gown.
2.) QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED
Occasionally, bridal sample sales will offer the same gown in two different sizes or another color option, but most often, there is only one gown of each style. This is why it is imperative that brides come prepared to make a decision the day of their appointment!
While many bridal sample sales have an overtone of mass-hysteria as brides rush to grab multiple gowns at once, our Pop-Up Sample Sale will have a completely different atmosphere. In true sample-sale fashion, our gowns are available on a first come-first serve basis, but you will have an individual appointment, separate of other brides, and be given the peace of mind and clarity to make your decision without another bride grabbing a dress from your fitting room!
3. GOWNS ARE SOLD 'AS IS'
Sample sale gowns are wedding dresses that bridal boutiques have had as their stock pieces for brides to try on in their search to find their dream dress. These lightly loved wedding gowns are then put into a sample sale to make room for incoming inventory each season or year. This means that some gowns may have slight imperfections, such as a missing button or a small makeup smudge on the inside of the gown.
At Ladies of Lineage, nearly all of our sample sale gowns are in like-new condition, as they have only been tried on a handful of times. In addition, all brides wash their hands before trying on gowns and we pull our dress trains off the floor to prevent them from collection dust and debris. Any imperfections can typically be fixed easily in alterations!