Check and make sure the website has a physical location within the U.S., and a phone number that can be called anytime. Be aware of sites that ask customers to leave a voicemail or to send an email.
Greenville, South Carolina (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
2014 prom season is fast approaching, with teen girls beginning their search for that dream prom dress. No matter which designer 2014 prom dress she has her eye on, it’s important to avoid the counterfeit – DressProm.net urges prom-goers to shop at a legitimate, trustworthy online prom dress retailer. DressProm.net is an authorized dealer for all designer prom dress brands available on the website.
There are several ways to tell if a prom dress is counterfeit; no one wants to win Prom Queen rocking a knockoff! One of the ways to verify legitimacy is by visiting the brand’s website. If the website or store is listed on the brand’s “Find an Authorized Retailer” page, then they’re an authorized retailer for that particular brand or designer.
Another method in avoiding the counterfeit dress scams is to keep an eye out for authorized dealers with significantly lower prices. Prom dress prices should be consistent across all retailers, and discovering a store that sells cheaper 2014 prom dresses is a tell-tale sign that the store may be carrying counterfeit prom dresses.
“Check and make sure the website has a physical location within the U.S., and a phone number that can be called anytime. Be aware of sites that ask customers to leave a voicemail or to send an email,” said Dimitra Mandala, owner of Dimitra Designs and DressProm.net.
According to the American Bridal & Prom Industry Association (ABPIA), more than 2,500 websites use images of prom dresses from legitimate retailers and designer websites on their own websites. It is simple to save a picture found online, so unfortunately, the dress pictured may not be the one actually received from a disreputable site. Avoid being caught in a prom dress predicament by doing some research before purchasing from an online prom dress retailer.
In addition to ensuring the company is an authorized dealer, do an Internet search on the company’s name, read through the sites reviews on the website and on the company’s social media sites, such as Facebook, and check any online forums for negative reviews about the company.
With hundreds of prom dress retailers selling prom dresses online, there are often stories about young women, and even brides to be, who are being taken advantage of by counterfeit retailers. Future prom queens can browse with confidence while shopping for a 2014 prom dress at DressProm.net, assured that this site only sells guaranteed original designer dresses.
DressProm.net is a division of Dimitra Designs, Inc, which has been an established bridal boutique in Greenville, South Carolina for over 20 years. Owned by Dimitra Mandala, DressProm.net is an authorized retailer for popular brand names, including Mac Duggal, Sherri Hill, La Femme, and more.