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Breaking News! It’s A Summer SALE At The White Room Sheffield!

18th July 2012 | Julia Braime

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I’m off to London on Friday with the lovely Chloe from The White Room Sheffield, my friend and a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, as we have been invited to participate in an interview and photo shoot (eep!) for Fabulous Magazine about our growing bridal businesses. 

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However nervous I am about getting my pose on, I can’t wait for a girly day catching up with this lovely lady and prancing about in the Fabulous fashion cupboard.  Plus, there’s always airbrushing, right?  Make no mistake, I’m up for the full Kate Winslet treatment! *wink*

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Over emails discussing travel arrangements, heel choices and other imperative matters, Chloe reminded me that The White Room Sheffield’s Summer Sale is approaching fast.  Now,  I’ve seen their beautiful stock – and trust me – this is one that YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

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Hell, I’m not even getting married and I’ll find it hard not to take advantage.  Get it written down, pronto, and email chloe@whiteroombridal.co.uk to make that appointment, prontissimo! 

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The White Room Sheffield Summer Sale

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Here’s Chloe to tell you a little bit more about it. 

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Why are you holding a Summer sale?

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Well, when we opened in July 2011, we did so with a small collection of gowns (around 26) which were from both 2011 and 2012 collections. Over the year, this has increased to 32 and now, we are due to see the launch of 2013 collections (which I blew the budget on buying!) and not only do I genuinely need to make space to fit these in (I’m even buying a new rail!) I need to sell the gowns which I no longer need or have space for…

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Why don’t you need them and why are they on sale?

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Well, few reasons really….

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The designers have discontinued them so no matter how much I love them, it still sells or is loved by brides, when a designer stops making it, it’s game over! This is the case for 6 of my current collection of gowns and 4 pairs of shoes.

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The current sample has been remodelled and amended for the 2013 so I need to move it on to make space for the re-vamped, newer version. We love to ensure our brides get the best in up to date design and inspiration.

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The didn’t work for my brides or me… I’ll be honest, I bought the samples I did for opening 80% what I loved and 20% what the designers said worked for them as a style. This doesn’t necessarily mean my brides love them, they work for us or they are the dress our brides envisaged wearing.

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So, how does it work?

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I have gowns by Cymbeline, Stephanie Allin, Jenny Packham and Claire Pettibone which I am adding to the ‘sale’ all of which will be ‘sold as seen’ therefore paid for in full at time of purchase with no deposit or reserve facility available! Sample items are not able to be refunded or returned however I am happy to store until needed. I will also be selling shoes which have also been discontinued (and never worn outside), hair accessories and veils too. I will be on hand to offer 100% honest and sensible advice at all times, so you will not leave with a gown that won’t ever fit, look good or cost the same as a new one to alter to make good!

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What condition are the gowns in?

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Depending on the gown, on the whole, excellent! I take great pride in looking after all of my samples and have these held and tried on respectfully in the boutique with myself fully in the driving seat of all fittings. Of course, there may be a few pin marks, maybe a stone or bead missing but all remedial repair work will be discussed individually with each bride before any sale is made, if needed. Cleaning can be discussed too.

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What sizes are the gowns?

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My samples are UK 12 and UK 14 and are all very much sample length and proportion. The basis for a UK 12 is 35" bust, 29" waist and 39" hip based on a height of around 5’9" in bare feet. Gowns can of course be taken in (with reasonable sense applied!) but can’t be let out with great success and you have to think about your proportions too. If you’re a DD, then the bust cup on a UK 12 will be too small. If you’re 4’9" then reducing corsets and skirts to proportion WILL cost a lot of alteration work, if its even possible at all. 

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And the shoes?

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I have UK 4, UK 5 and UK 6 shoes in the sample sale by both Rachel Simpson & Filippa Scott.

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What is included in the price?

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The dress, any ‘light’ repairs e.g. replacing a missing button or a hook and eye and a dress bag for storage.

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What is not included?

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All alterations to make the gown fit (unless booked in with our in house seamstress at your request and charged for this service), cleaning, shipping or posting to anywhere within the UK or overseas.

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What is the discount?

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All our gowns retail for over £1,500 when made to order for you and your wedding. Therefore, with this in mind, we will be reducing the gown by AT LEAST 30% of the current RRP (and up to 50% on shoes and accessories).

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What do Brides Up North need to do?

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If you would like to come and see the ‘sale’ items then please do get in touch to make an appointment should you wish to try on. We will be hosting a full day of ‘browsing’ on Friday 3rd August and on the 4th (Saturday) offering appointments in which we will allow you to try gowns and make a purchase. We will be, as The White Room standard, be closed for browsing when we are in consultation on the Saturday.

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Get in touch on 0114 2722336 or e-mail me: chloe@whiteroombridal.co.uk

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Serious.  Do it.

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  – Images © 2012 The White Room Sheffield

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