Another Dotty Magazine advertiser takes to the Dotty Stage this evening – welcome to Encore Adore!
When did you start the business, and what was your inspiration for doing so?
When women think about getting married, the first thing that springs to mind is often “The Dress”! When I got married, it certainly was for me, however my ‘dream dress’ was retailing at over £2000, a price that I could not really afford nor justify. I bought my dress off the rack in a one-day sale and spent a fraction of the RRP because of that. My dress was not ‘this season’ but it was so very similar to my dream dress, and once I put it on, I knew I was onto a winner. I had the dress altered and it fitted perfectly! There will always be women happy to pay the top end prices for the latest designers, but there are also many that either can’t or won’t pay that much (or both!), and that’s how the idea for Encore Adore came about.
There has also been an increase in the number of websites and even shops selling cheap copies, advertising with a photo stolen from a top designer. These are poor quality copies, obviously not made by the original designer, and this is reflected in the very low price. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. Many women end up out of pocket as a consequence, but what if you could see, feel and try a stunning designer dress and know that it will be at least half the original RRP? And you will also feel confident knowing that it is an original.
A stunning wedding dress is something I believe should be within every bride’s reach. We should all be able to have the ‘bridal boutique experience’ without worrying about being able to afford the desired dress. At Encore Adore, I want to provide every bride with that experience and the gorgeous dress they have always dreamed of. We want happy brides!
We sell ex-sample, new with tags and preloved wedding dresses, making it possible for you to get that stunning dress at a price that is affordable.
Who works behind the scenes at Encore Adore?
It’s just me! I created the website, manage the Facebook Page and run the shop.
I’m a vintage bride-to-be – can you help me sourcing a wedding dress for my special day?
Yes, I have a lovely selection of genuine vintage dresses and some vintage style dresses too. Check out our Facebook Page for the latest available designs, and make an appointment to visit the boutique. We also have a gorgeous range of flower girl and bridesmaid dresses.
What’s the best way to get in touch, and how does the booking process work?
You can either contact me via Facebook or over the phone on 07738 174929. If you see something you wish to try, send a message or give me a call, and visit the website for more information. If you have a pre-loved designer dress hanging in your wardrobe that you don’t know what to do with, bring it to us and we will see what we can do. Depending on the style and condition, we may be able to sell it for you from our shop on a commission basis.
You can also find Encore Adore on Page.46 of the current Dotty Magazine!