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Heard a few girly-girls talking about how many bridal shops closing down.

Bridal shop becomes third to close in matter of weeks

Mar 22, 2014

http://www.mancheste...s-third-6861997

Two bridal shops close suddenly

20 March 2014

http://www.sheffield...denly-1-6510622

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Most likely because you can buy most of the stuff online & shops like Debinhams sell wedding dresses which are good value.

Later this year/ early next year I will be once again be a part-time wedding DJ, so I hope that market is still stable. Judging by the price of good second hand DJ equipment it looks like the DJ's are still raking it in.

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Why waste money on wedding dresses better give it to a BTL slumlord.

Agreed, as it can be put to work in buying more BTLs, rather on some more dresses for the shop stock. LOL

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Most likely because you can buy most of the stuff online & shops like Debinhams sell wedding dresses which are good value.

I noticed the other day that the local BHS now has a big bridal dept, inc. bridesmaids' dresses from about age 2.

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Heard a few girly-girls talking about how many bridal shops closing down.

Bridal shop becomes third to close in matter of weeks

Mar 22, 2014

http://www.mancheste...s-third-6861997

Two bridal shops close suddenly

20 March 2014

http://www.sheffield...denly-1-6510622

Noticed this happening in the midlands too.Apparently,the ladies are all heading to a factory in Hinckley,Leics,where the dresses cost £300 and are excellent value.

Think it might be this place

http://weddingdress-factoryoutlet.co.uk/locations/the-midlands.php

Edited by Sancho Panza

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£50 made to measure in India (ebay) apparently, but, come on, the bride to be doesn't give a monkeys what it costs, they want that £800-1000+ dress in the window, regardless whether it's paid for by parents, partner or plastic.

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Oxfam have 11 retail bridal outlets around the country, and are also online. They sell donated dresses and catwalk/end of line dresses given by big stores. Around 40% or less of the price of a new dress. Altruistic brides have been known to buy their dress from Oxfam, wear it on the big day, then donate it back to raise further money for the charity.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/bridal

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Oxfam have 11 retail bridal outlets around the country, and are also online. They sell donated dresses and catwalk/end of line dresses given by big stores. Around 40% or less of the price of a new dress. Altruistic brides have been known to buy their dress from Oxfam, wear it on the big day, then donate it back to raise further money for the charity.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/bridal

Charidee shops muscling in here after doing likewise to bookshops.

Free stock, low business rates, low staff costs. These other places don't stand a chance.

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