I just ordered my replica maggie sottero dress (Lavina) from an ebay seller (but didn't go through ebay, just did it via email and paypal). I gave them a $60 deposit and they just finished the dress this past week. They sent me proof pictures at which time I had the option to change anything or not even buy it at all. Of course I went through with it because it looks amazing! Once it get it (should be by the end of the week) I'll update with quality as this was one of my concerns. I didn't want something that felt as thin and cheap as a davids bridal dress but now i'm more focused on the LOOK so i'm preparing myself for the fact that it will NOT be a maggie dress with regards to quality (but what can you expect for $180!!!). The seller is gianinarbridal (firstname.lastname@example.org). After I paid the deposit it took right at a month to get the proof pictures.
Anyway, here is the original:
And here's my replica. The beading isn't quite as "dark" but I don't mind at all. You can't expect it to be 100%. But it's certainly close enough that I was jumping around the house like a 2 year old!