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Best of bridal sample sales: Where to find designer wedding dresses at dream prices

January 9, 2013
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Brides-to-be can make their dream come true of finding their perfect wedding dress – at a fraction of the cost. The month of January sees the best bridal sample sales of the year, when haute couturiers and sought-after designers say farewell to their stunning wedding dresses – due to the ongoing creation of new designs – some with a staggering 70% discount. This is a match made in heaven – designer bridal couture from the likes of Phillipa Lepley, Amanda Wyatt and David Fielden at affordable, almost high-street prices. But for the perfect finish to your fairytale ending, be sure to arrive early and have your research done beforehand: a good idea of what you're searching for is key.

Head to Sassi Holford's sale day on January 19 for tailor-made bridal sensations with prices starting from £1000 (74 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HH). Or visit Phillipa Lepley where gown prices have dropped from between £6,000 and £12,000 to as little as £1,100. Phillipa loves 'only the best', so naturally her distinctive signature bridal look is of understated elegance, sophistication and luxury ( No. 48 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London). And David Fielden, another leading London-based couturier, is offering brides a little avant-garde edge with fantastic prices for a sophisticated yet unique ensemble for the big day. The sale continues until January 18 with no appointment or booking needed.


With vintage lace, plush fabrics and natural fibres at the ready, Sanyukta Shrestha's sample sale is definitely worth a visit, particularly for brides-to-be searching for both purse-friendly and eco-friendly garments which are handmade in Nepal. Commencing on January 10, the sale continues for a week (Sanyukta Shrestha, 3006 Access House, 1 Nestles Avenue).Leading bridal designer Amanda Wyatt is another one to check out for fabulous creations and accessories at cut prices. The sale continues until January 31 available at

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