Counterfeit Crisis! Bargain Buyers Beware


More and more brides are buying two dresses for their wedding, but unfortunately some of these brides aren't buying a second dress for the reception. They're buying an emergency replacement gown for the designer knock-offs they purchased online from unauthorized Chinese manufacturers.  While the low price may be tempting, you could wind up spending more on a second dress to replace the original. Check out this video from Good Morning America's investigation of Chinese knock-off dresses. Always check the designer's website for authorized retailers if you are concerned about purchasing online.

Below is an example of a counterfeit wedding dress that was purchased online. If you find a price on the internet that seems too good to be true, then it probably is!  As you can see, the quality of the knock-off dress is no where near the quality of the authentic Allure gown.  So shop carefully! Click here to view a list of websites known to be selling counterfeit Allure gowns so you don't become the victim of these knock-off websites.

Posted by Brittany Massey at 1:59 PM
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12/28/2011 at 03:45 PM by Wedding Photographer Des Moines

We have photographed quite a few weddings this year with authentic Allure Bridal gowns and they are spectacular in every way! We recommend them highly!

This is good to know. Thanks for sharing!!!

12/29/2011 at 10:15 AM by Mary

I've shared this on TJ Formal's Facebook page - seeing the comparison is very striking. We are doing our best to alert the public to knock-off sites!

1/6/2012 at 05:18 PM by The Bride's Closet

These pictures were taken at my bridal boutique. We LOVE our Allure Gowns! After hearing many horror stories I decided to order a Chinese knockoff dress myself to see what I would get. As you can see the comparison is dramatic. These dresses are displayed in the foyer of our store and the differance is so striking that many don't even realize they are supposed to be the same dress. BUYER BEWARE. Thanks Allure for posting these so more can be aware what can happen

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