Buyer Beware: Your Wedding Gown May Be Counterfeit If You Shop Online

mori lee wedding gownNEWS UPDATE: Good Morning America investigates Chinese-run wedding gown websites that sell knock-offs of famous dresses. Watch the video clip here.

Dress designer Mori Lee has issued a warning against buying gowns online from non-authorized retailers.

We've heard about many brides who try on a gown in a salon, then search the designer and style number online to find the dress at a lower price. What you may not realize, though, is that most websites claiming to sell designer dresses for less are actually selling counterfeit gowns.

What this means for you is that the look and quality will not be anything near what you just tried on in the salon. And even more importantly, these online stores tend not to stand behind their products, meaning that if you have a problem with the gown, they're not going to solve it. And since the dress is not from an authorized retailer, the designer is also not likely to correct the mistake.

Here, a list of sites (in alphabetical order) that are known to have sold counterfeit Mori Lee gowns. And we suspect that if the Mori Lee gowns are counterfeit, then the others listed are as well:

1stdresses.com 
21bridal.com

7bridal.com

alibaba.com
 
aliexpress.com

aphrobridal.com

beautifulbridaldress.com

beautifulpromgowndress.com
 
beautifulweddinggowndress.com

blessbride.com

bonnybridaldresses.com
 
boutiqueful.com

boxweddingdress.com
 
bridalblvd.com

bridaldreamdress.com

bridaldresses2010.com

bridalgownsonsale.com

bridalsbay.com

buyer100.com

buyweddingdressesonline.com

charliesbridal.com

charliesprom.com

cheap-dresses.biz

cheap-wedding-gowns.com

chinaebay.com

chinapromdress.com

chinawholesalereviews.com

cinderellaswedding.com

crazypurchase.com

daphnebridal.com
dhgate.com
dressale.com
dressbridalshop.com
dressgate.com

dressilyme.com

dressitnow.com

dress-queen.com

dresstimes.com

dressupforever.com

eastbridal.com

ecbridal.com

edresst.com

elenebridal.com

endenbridal.com

eveningdress100.com

eveningdressessale.com

evescharm.com

eweddingdressshops.com

fancypromdress.com

fashiongirlshop.com

fashioninthebox.com

fashionlade.com

goodgoodschina.com

goodweddingdresses.com

hibridal.com

idaphnebridal.com

idealweddingdresses.com

jjshouse.com

judybridalshop.com
 
jurkopmaat.nl

 
kimlybridal.com
kissbrides.com
kisspromdress.com

lightinthebox.com
love-dresses.com

lovelypromdress.com

marriagebridalgown.com

micweddingdresses.com

milanoo.com

moonbasabridal.com

mydressmall.com

myidress.com

nissenbridal.com

okaydress.com
outerinner.com

peridress.com

prettyquinceanera.com

promhut.com

seasonmall.com

shopsimple.com

shopsimple.com

tbdress.com

tofuchina.com

topromdresses.com

udreamybridal.com

vipweddingdresses.com

weddingdressesinlove.com

weddingdressesmart.com

weddingdressonlineshop.com

weddinggowns-wholesale.com

Our recommendation: When you find a gown that you love, check our retailer info or the designer's website to ensure that store you're purchasing from is an authorized retailer. 

Read Travel Editor Jenna Mahoney's cautionary tale about a less-than-reputable retailer she visited.

 

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein


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