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What is The Sample Shoppe?
The Sample Shoppe is a curated collection of gowns by The White Magnolia Bridal Collection previously used as sample gowns available for purchase off-the-rack at a discounted price.
Do I need an appointment?
Nope! The Sample Shoppe operates as a walk-in only boutique, so feel free to swing in at a time that is convenient for you!
*Please note that because we are a walk-in only boutique, our consultant will be floating from bride to bride and one-on-one attention may not always be available. Additionally, dressing room space is limited so during peak business hours there may be a wait before trying on.
Where do the gowns come from?
The gowns were previously used as sample gowns for brides to try on at one of our four White Magnolia boutiques (Jacksonville, Tampa, Atlanta, & Greenville) and our sister shop Malindy Elene in Tampa.
Which designers will be available?
There will be a variety of gowns from all designers carried in each of our five boutiques. These include Hayley Paige, Lazaro, Modern Trousseau, Anne Barge and more! We have twenty-six designers in total. The number of gowns per designer will vary. Feel free to contact us if you are looking for a specific gown!
What condition are the gowns in?
We have over 400 sample gowns and have chosen the best quality gowns for sale in the boutique (roughly 150 in store). The gowns will all show minor signs of wear and tear, but can easily be repaired in the alterations process.
How often do you get new gowns?
We will be receiving gowns from our boutiques at least once a month. We do our best to make sure we always have at least 150 gowns in stock to choose from.
How much do alterations cost?
Alterations typically cost anywhere from $200-$500 depending on how much work is needed to repair and fit the gown perfectly to you. We have a seamstress who works out of our boutique with very reasonable prices if you are interested in working with her.
What size gowns are available?
The majority of our gowns range from a bridal size 8 - 16; however, we may have a select number of smaller and/or larger sizes available as well.
Do you place gowns on hold?
No, unfortunately we are not able to place a hold on gowns and they are 'first come, first serve', so make sure you come prepared to purchase a gown if you fall in love with it!
How do I pay for my gown?
Gowns must be paid for in full at the time of purchase. We accept all major credit cards and cash. If payment is made by check, pickup of the gown will be delayed by a week.
Do you have accessories?
Yes! We have a collection of bridal sashes, hair pieces, and veils.
Do you accept returns?
All IN STORE purchases are final and we are unable to accept any returns. ALL ONLINE purchases are eligible for return and a full refund is issued (excluding shipping) if merchandise is returned within 7 calendar days in the condition it was received in.