Sample sale season is upon us my friends and we're here to tell you about some of the best of them. Just a quick word of advice in case the phrase 'sample sale' totally baffles you, but basically it's a sale of dresses that the designer has used to showcase their designs, perhaps at an exhibition, or in their shop window, or for brides to try on in their store. Sample dresses are just that – dresses that brides can 'sample' for fit by trying them on. Great care is taken of sample dresses which can be classed as 'nearly new', but because they are not completely pristine brand new, designers look to sell them off at a reduced fee via a 'sample sale'.
Today we'd like to tell you about a rather fab sample sale involving three of our favourite bridal wear suppliers. Royal flowergirl dress designer Nicki Macfarlane has teamed up with Sisters India and Sinclair of Maids To Measure and fashion designers Hannah and Alice of Belle & Bunty to host a summer sample sale, which means huge huge savings for you!
The sale will take place from 16th to 18th August, 11am to 4pm each
day, at The Cranwell Building, The Gasworks, Michael Road, Fulham,
London SW6 2AD.
Above, Nicki Macfarlane
Nicki Macfarlane designs and produces the most exquisite flowergirl
dresses that we know of. If they are good enough for the royal wedding
of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's pretty maids and flowergirls,
then we think they're good enough for you.
We are also big time fans of designers Belle & Bunty, whose glorious vintage inspired dresses with a sexy-glam modern edge have graced our pages many a time – see these real brides strutting their Belle & Bunty stuff right here. This sample sale will see a selection of ready-to-wear (non-bridal) dresses reduced in price, but for a limited time only, so be quick!
Above, Belle & Bunty
Maids To Measure were the new kids on the block last year but have taken the UK wedding industry by storm with their incredibly affordable yet supremely glamorous and elegant gowns that you and your bridesmaids can design from scratch.
Above, Maids To Measure gowns
There are some HUGE savings to be made, so if you can make it, we highly
recommend you make the effort! We are friends and colleagues with each
of these designers and each of them have our personal 'highly
recommended' stamp of approval.
We've even included a handy map below to help you find The Cranwell Building at SW6 2AD.
located at the other end of the country – watch out for details of a
fabulous Glasgow based designer sample sale I'll be blogging about
tomorrow lunch time. Watch out for more sample sale details later in the week too.