Affordable luxury dresses are out there – you just have to find them! At A Good Frock I aim to offer a selection of New, Preloved and Vintage dresses at attractive prices. Often, they are by Dolce and Gabbana but I do sometimes stock other designers.
To Find Affordable Luxury Dresses Don’t Be Wedded to One Designer
If you are working to a budget I would suggest you don’t stick to one designer but are prepared to be flexible. For example, you might find an emerging designer’s dress at a really attractive price and would be unwise to discount it. These dresses are often made by hand in low volumes. If you get in before the designer is established, you can grab yourself a bargain. This is smart thinking. Be part of the vanguard not a follower of fashion.
Finding Cheaper Luxury Dresses by the ‘Super Brands’
Finding affordable luxury dresses by the ‘ super brands’ often means not shopping current season or not buying new. These days buying ‘Preloved’ (second hand) is no big deal. But do buy from someone who can authenticate the dress and offer good sizing information and has a decent returns policy. You’ll be amazed at the number of people who buy dresses and simply store them away eventually selling them unworn. Sometimes they take the tags off and sometimes they don’t. If you are on a budget of say, less than £400, this is your best option. Especially if you want to find a dress by someone like Dolce and Gabbana, Vivienne Westwood or Prada.
The only word of caution I would add is that buying a luxury dress direct from the seller leaves you open. You must rely on their interpretation of authenticity and the condition of their dress. This is where dealers / retailers like A Good Frock come into their own, because I do the legwork for you.
Increase Your Budget to Increase Your Buying Options
With a budget of (say) £1000 or less, the world is your oyster. You might not be able to buy current season. You should though be able to find lots of dresses by different designers within this budget. Just don’t pick a lemon. If you are investing this much money buy a dress, you’ll get some wear out of. Sound advice. Since Covid hit there have been lots of deals around – A Good Frock is proud to say I buy at attractive prices so I can pass savings onto you.