So we were watching this movie last night and my (fashion trained) eyes (I’m such a modest gal! really!) noticed something that would’ve normally slipped through with no fuss whatsoever! What’s Your Number was the movie in question and the scene that caught my eye was the main character’s sister trying on her wedding gown.
At Priscilla of Boston. Why was that a trigger for me and in what way it interested me? Well, in case you weren’t aware, Priscilla Of Boston recently shut their doors. And doing this with boutiques full of bridal wear (designer bridal wear, mind you!) wasn’t something that “corporate” wanted to do. So they emptied out their stock. No – no – no! This was not a flash sale, closed doors warehouse sale! Nooo! They took the entire merchandise out in the back alley of the store and they spray painted the immaculate white wedding dresses (some of them in the vicinity of 5 figures price tags)!
Apologies and explanations followed from the officials of David’s Bridal (the parent company of Priscilla of Boston) saying that this was an isolated event and the graffiti treatment was only applied to already deteriorated dresses that couldn’t be taken to charity. But that they’re doing the right thing with the remaining stock. Frustrating much?