Claire Pettibone Sample Sales gowns are sold off the rack, and are a wonderful option for brides with a shorter than 4-6 month timeline, or for those hoping to wear a designer gown at a fraction of the original price. Purchasing from our site eliminates the uncertainty of ordering pre-owned or potentially counterfeit gowns online.
These dresses ship directly from the Claire Pettibone Design Atelier, The Castle in Los Angeles, and are guaranteed to be authentic, and never worn (other than try-ons at our salon). If you have plans to visit the Los Angeles area, you are welcome to make an appointment to try on sample gowns, but do keep in mind, we cannot hold dresses, and samples may sell out at any time.
Our samples gowns are in excellent condition, however please contact us with questions regarding a specific gown prior to ordering, so that we can explain any minor flaws or repairs that may be needed. Our inventory includes a variety of discontinued styles, and even some one-of-a-kind designs in limited sizes. Sorry, current collection gowns are not available here, and must be ordered through one of our authorized salons.
Keep in mind that wedding gown sizing runs small. If you usually wear a size 6 to 8, we would recommend a size 10 wedding gown. Our size 4 runway samples fit a size 0-2. A gown can always be made smaller with alterations, but not larger, so please keep this in mind, and contact us with fit questions before ordering.
If any cleaning or repairs are needed, they are the responsibility of the customer. Any alterations needed to achieve the perfect fit, length, sewing in cups, and bustling the train, are also the responsibility of the customer. Alterations should be performed by an experienced bridal tailor.