What is AN OFF-THE-RACK gown?
As our collection grows seasonally, we hand select wedding dresses from our stock + place them on sale to make room for more!
Our gowns available for purchase off-the-rack have been gently loved as an ML sample + are an amazing opportunity to snag a designer gown at an incredible price. Since there is only one sample available, these gowns are intended for immediate sale + will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis — and will be sent home with the lucky bride that very day! Hooray!
How much are the off-the-rack gowns?
Majority of our off-the-rack wedding gowns are marked down 50 - 75% from the original price with the majority falling at $1,750. Each dress has been thoroughly inspected by our team + priced according to condition, age, + original price. For this reason, please keep in mind that all sale prices are non-negotiable.
What size are the gowns AVAILABLE OFF-THE-RACK?
The majority of our samples are stocked in traditional bridal sample sizes : 10 or 12. (This would be a standard women's clothing 6-10 depending on the designer). There will also be a handful of gowns above and below theses sizes as well! Bridal sizes run 2-4 sizes smaller than regular women sizing now days, so don’t be alarmed if your measurements suggest a larger size than you are accustomed. Additionally, if you measure smaller than the gown sample, please keep in mind that all gowns can be tailored to fit in the alterations process. Our owner, Molly, took in her off-the-rack gown four full sizes for her wedding day.
If you are interested in a particular off-the-rack style + would like more information on the gown measurements, please feel free to email us : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I book an appointment to shop the off-the-rack collection?
Absolutely! We would love nothing more than to offer you the same, award-winning Maggie Louise experience as you shop our sale gowns. As with all of our bridal appointments, we will prepare for you before you ever arrive and help you not only navigate our off-the-rack options, but also any other gowns in our couture collection that may not be available for purchase off-the-rack with the price range you prefer. When you arrive for your appointment, an ML gal will be ready and waiting to work one-on-one with you + help you find your dream dress. Please note that all appointments to view our off-the-rack collection are limited to weekdays only.
Can i purchase online + have the gown shipped?
You bet! Simply add the gown to your cart + select “INSURED SHIPPING” in the checkout process — we package your gown, send tracking + insure your shipment to make sure it arrives safe + sound. If you’d like additional images or have questions regarding a particular dress before purchasing, we would be more than happy to provide you with everything you need to say “YES” to your dream dress from afar!
CUSTOMIZING SALE GOWNS + ALTERATION PRocess :
As with any wedding dress at Maggie Louise, we can make custom changes to sale gowns to make it uniquely yours in the alterations process. For this reason, keep an open mind when shopping off-the-rack gowns. When shopping the sale in person, the ML gals will be there to help pin you in the gown so you can envision the total look, as well as explain possible changes that can be made such as adding lace sleeves, straps, buttons, etc. Depending on what needs to be done to the gown + any custom changes, alterations can range from $200-500+. Average price point with our professional seamstresses will fall between $350-450; however, we cannot guarantee this quote (especially if a seamstress we do not have relationship with).
What if the gown needs to be cleaned?
The good news is that we have had almost all sale gowns cleaned +/or repaired before placing them on the sale rack! If additional cleaning is needed before you begin the alterations process, we have an amazing, local company that will take care of you + have your gown looking brand new!
Can you hold a gown for me?
As much as we would love to, we can't hold any of the off-the-rack gowns. Once you decide you’ve found “the one”, payment is due in full + your wedding dress will be sent home with you that same day.