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Where can I find a replica of this dress?

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#1 ~Angela~

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    Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:32 PM

    I have not tried this dress on because I can't find it anywhere, but I thought if I could find a replica of it, that might be enough for me. I just love it!!!
    I have looked on a few different websites such as Light in the Box and InWeddingDress but, no luck so far. Will these places try and replicate a dress if you ask them too? Or has anyone seen this dress come up in their searches?? Thanks for your help!

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    Here is the link to the official website as well:
    Jim Hjelm Bridal Couture Bridal Gowns - Bridal Style jh8800 by JLM Couture, Inc.

    #2 Peachy~Girl

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      Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:18 PM

      Ive seen this dress all over Ebay from the China sellers who do custom dresses. I would look on there, look at their feedback and see if anyone bought the same dress and look at the comments.

      #3 adelaide

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        Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:47 AM

        The store locater says that they have a store in Brampton - L & J Bridal. Maybe give them a call and see if they either have it, or can order it in for you?

        It is gorgeous! If you find it, make sure you post pics!

        Good luck!


        #4 ~Angela~

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          Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:36 PM

          I looked on eBay and was only able to find an inspired dress, which I think looks awful!

          I have already contacted L&J Bridal in Brampton as well. They don't have it in the salon but can special order it for purchase ......$4500 - $5500. Out of my price range, unfortunately!

          #5 bluestarfishsea

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            Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:40 PM

            I asked Light in the Box when I ordered my dress if they make custom dresses-they can copy a photo-but I felt this was risky so I ordered one thay had on the site.
            If u love it-their prices are great so maybe u want to take the risk? U can always get it altered afterwards....

            Good Luck!!

            #6 nkfancystar

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              Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:54 PM

              Has anyone actually ordered from Light In A Box? Seems like there is mixed messages. I have looked on TheCustomDresses.com and they are a chinese company as well,who have emailed me and said that they can replicate any dress on their website or from a pic you send them, up to 95%. I'm hesistant in ordering a repicate of my designer dress for $200, when regualar price is 7500! Seem to
              o good to be true! Can anyone vouch for any of these chinese companies online or on ebay?? Thanks.

              #7 jamsmom

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                Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:13 PM

                I ordered mine from inweddingdress.com and I have to say that it looks like the photo on their website (with the exception of the 100# model being in the dress and I'm not that) They as well as light in the box do custom dresses. Most of these companies offer their dresses for $100-300 so they are not going to be perfect. If you are that type of person that expects perfection, then I do not suggest going with them. The ONLY problem that I had is my dress is a corset back and I have to tighten the strings all the way for the dress to fit and I think it is still a little big. No problem for me because I knew I would have to have some alterations done. PM me your email address if you would like to see photos of my dress.

                #8 Princess402

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                  Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:47 PM

                  I don't know exactly what your budget is, but here's an authentic one on ebay - you might be able to make an offer!

                  Jim Hjelm "8800" Wedding Dress - eBay (item 190327223298 end time Sep-07-09 08:33:05 PDT)

                  Good luck, it's such a gorgeous dress :)

                  #9 ~Angela~

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                    Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:04 PM

                    Thanks ... I saw that one but it's size 10-12 which will be too big for me. Also, the price is still a little high for something I have never tried on. I wish I could find it and try it on before I actually purchase.

                    #10 VioletVol

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                      Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:27 PM

                      I know this doesn't really help, but I found my dress on a Chinese website and got scared about quality and fit, by the time I found the original designer, no one within 3 hours of me could get it in in time, so I am having mine custom made. I found a lady in town through google. She has a software program that she entered my measurements into and it made a pattern. Should have the dress next week, but so far I'm happy with the process. And its custom to me!

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