A Security Deposit for a Wedding Dress?

Published On March 26, 2013 | By Lisa Drake | Fashion & Beauty, Shopping

New Vera Wang Boutique in Shanghai Charges $500 to Try on a Bridal Gown

Yup, you read that right!  If you happen to be visiting Shanghai, China and you’re also in the market for a Vera Wang wedding gown, you’ll need to fork over $500 (approximately 3,000 yuan) at Wang’s newest bridal boutique.  Brides-to-be only get 90 minutes to try on gowns, no cameras are allowed at the fitting, and if the bride finds a dress she loves, the $500 goes towards the gown’s purchase.  If she doesn’t find the gown of her dreams in the boutique?  Well, she can kiss that $500 bye-bye and probably should go find a shop that doesn’t charge what amounts to a security deposit for the event of buying her dream wedding gown.

So why the try-on charge and rules?  Apparently, it is to discourage counterfeiting Wang’s bridal designs.  Designer knock-offs are a huge business and this designer has clearly had enough and has instituted measures she hopes will prevent further copying of her coveted designs.

Would you be willing to pay $500 to try on the dress of your dreams?


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Lisa is a crazy, busy working woman, wife, mom, community advocate, student and social media practicioner. Her personal and engaging approach to social media has earned her both a good number of followers and great friends in the social media world. Her friendly and fun attitude, and mad, multi-tasking skills, translates well into her role as Social Media Manager for Recess-reaching out to our Recess community to make sure everyone takes a little time out for to enjoy life! Lisa's other passion is wine and you can read about her adventures in wine-land in Recess and on her blog This Mom Wines. Cheers!

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