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Q Can you tell us the story of how you came up with the idea of Girl Meets Dress? When my co-founder Xavier and I looked into the market we saw that no one was doing it. We were the first company to rent luxury fashion online and it is wonderful that Girl Meets Dress is now pioneering the way for rental as a new and exciting ecommerce category of its own. A Online luxury fashion rental. We have over 4, dresses from over international designer brands. Our customer service team is currently the largest section.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: 12 Days of Girl Meets Dress
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Does Girl Meets Dress have a shop to visit? We have a showroom in Fulham, London SW6 where you can come and try on as many dresses as you wish with our stylist should you need advice. When do I place my order? There is no specific time in which you have to place your order before your event.
If could be 3 months before, or 3 days. Of course, the sooner you order the higher the chance that your favourite dresses will be available for your event date, but don't worry if you do it last miniute, we send all dresses using a Next Day delivery service.
How long can I borrow a dress for? On the website you select the option to borrow each dress for either 2 nights or 7 nights. But if you want to hang onto it for longer because you need time to accessorize, or perhaps you are going on holiday, that is no problem! Just email us at enquiries girlmeetsdress.
Can I try on the dresses? There are 2 options: Option 1: Standard for all orders When the dresses are delivered for your event you will try them on. You will receive the dresses asap and choose one to have re-delivered for the event. How many dresses can I try on? There is a limit of 3 dresses per order. With some of the large dresses with lots of material this could be limited to 1 or 2. We will deliver them to you and after you try them on you will tell us which one you have decided to wear for your event.
You will then keep all of the dresses until after the event and return them in the same box. Once we receive them back we will refund you for the dresses which you did not wear. When will my dresses be delivered? When you select your event date, you can view your delivery and return date. We always send an email the day that the dresses are dispatched, so you know that your dress is on its way. Your dress will never just turn up un-announced! Where does GMD deliver to? Can my delivery address be different to my billing address?
At the checkout stage you can choose both the individual delivery and biling address. How much does delivery cost? This is for delivery and return all included. What payment methods does Girl Meets Dress accept? How private is the personal information I give to you kept? Please be assured that we consider all the information you share with us totally private and confidential.
At no point will we share your personal information. Is it safe to use my credit card online at Girl Meets Dress? At Girl Meets Dress, your personal online security is important to us. All orders are processed through a secure checkout system provided by Paypal and consequently you are guaranteed the best security available. How do I return my dress rental uk? Returning the dresses you have enjoyed is quick and easy. Simply pack the items in their original packaging, stick the pre-paid return label provided, and fill out the returns form enclosed.
Drop your box at the local Post Office. No additional fees or postage will be needed. Please ensure you keep your receipt safe as this is your proof of postage. Can I ask for style advice or ask questions about specific dresses before I order? Yes, you can contact our style advisors any time if you have any questions about sizing, trends, colours etc: enquiries girlmeetsdress. Not to worry! Our fashion-savvy customer service team will ensure you find a perfect dress rental uk that will fit like a glove and will make you look Cannes-Film-Festival-worthy as they know how all our dresses feel, fit, and have suggestions on how to accessorize.
Our stylists understand our fears, our concerns, our insecurities and what we want to look like. And just when you thought GMD could not get any better, there is no fee you for their expertise; it is all part of our service because here at GMD our mission is to help you look your best so you dont have to worry about anything else but having an unforgettably great experience at your upcoming event.
Part of our service is providing you with the best dress rental uk experience possible so feel free to contact the Girl Meets Dress team with any questions you might have. We can help you with just about anything from advice on fit and body shape suggestions, to assistance with tracking your order. The best way to contact us is by e-mail: enquiries girlmeetsdress. Does GMD have a physical shop? Yes, we have a showroom in London SW6 where you can come and try on dresses.
Please email showroom girlmeetsdress. Can I order online and try on more than one item? Yes, you can borrow a maximum of 3 dresses at one time. Should you order and try on multiple dresses, we will refund you for anything unsuitable. How will I know if you have received my order? After you place your order, you will receive an automatic email from us acknowledging that your order has been received. How much do the dresses cost to hire?
Every dress has a price. This entitles you to unlimited dress hires all month. I only want 1 dress for my event, can I order 3, choose 1 and return the others for a refund? Yes this is exactly how it works. You are allowed to order up to 3 dresses. We will deliver them to you. After the event your return them all in the same box. How do Girl Meets Dress know which one i have worn?
Just like all shops, the dresses are tagged. Can I Try on a dress before my event date? YES, you will see 2 options at the checkout, depending on how soon your event is: Option 1: FREE: When your dresses are delivered for your event, you will try them on. We will refund for anything you decide not to wear. Select this option at the checkout. You will receive the dresses ASAP to choose which one to have re-delivered back to you for the event.
How do I ensure that I find a dress that fits? The Girl Meets Dress stylists are on hand to give advice by phone, email or live chat. Most dresses are a standard fit so the best thing to do is order your normal UK size.
Ordering dresses so you have back up options is always a good idea. For long gowns, we have various lengths of all the dresses.
The GMD mission is to ensure you look your best at your upcoming event. Can I receive a refund if the dress I order doesn't fit? Yes, once the dresses are back with us, we will process a refund for anything you haven't worn.
Can I get insurance on my dress? Yes, we have an optional insurance option to select at the checkout stage. If you need longer, perhaps you are going abroad, no problem! When does my rental period begin and end? Your rental period starts on the day your dresses are delivered, for example, for a 2 night hire, delivered on a Tuesday, you would need to drop your box into your local Post Office on Thursday before 5pm 2 nights later. We ignore Sunday as the post offices are closed.
On the day of your delivery you will receive a 1 hour delivery window from our courier service. You will be kept informed about dispatch, delivery time etc. Returning the dresses is quick and easy. When will I receive my refund? After we have received your box back, we will process the refund and notify you via e-mail.
What if I receive a dress but it doesn't fit? Hopefully you will try on a few dresses so one of them is the perfect ft.
If you want swap sizes just email customersupport girlmeetsdress. Otherwise simply return the box to us for a full refund. We recommend you contacting us by email on enquiries girlmeetsdress. You can use this to ask us questions. When we are offline you can also leave a message.
10 minutes with: Anna Bance, co-founder of Girl Meets Dress
Ahead of the Activate London Summit , Anna Bance, co-founder of Girl Meets Dress, spoke to us about how the online fashion rental service is riding the wave of collaborative consumption as people increasingly value experience and time over ownership. Girl Meets Dress is a disruptive e-commerce business with a mission to democratise luxury — believing that everybody deserves a Cinderella experience. We provide millions of women with the ability to rent designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the retail price. The Girl Meets Dress story began in when I was working as UK PR manager for French luxury brand Hermes — and like my previous roles in the fashion industry, it involved lending the collection of dresses and accessories out on a daily basis to fashion magazines, shoots, celebrities and journalists.
Does Girl Meets Dress have a shop to visit? We have a showroom in Fulham, London SW6 where you can come and try on as many dresses as you wish with our stylist should you need advice. When do I place my order? There is no specific time in which you have to place your order before your event. If could be 3 months before, or 3 days.
Startup stories – Girl Meets Dress
Anna Bance is the co-founder of Girl Meets Dress , an e-commerce business that allows customers to rent the latest designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the retail price. She studied at The London College of Fashion and managed PR for the designer brand Hermes before spotting a gap in the market for online luxury fashion rental. What were you doing before and why did you decide to launch your own company? My background is in fashion. My co-founder, Xavier de Lecaros-Aquise, was leading the UK digital media efforts for an investment bank before we launched. Our complementary skill sets in fashion, finance, tech and business meant that we could build the website, generate press attention and launch without needing to hire a full team. My job involved lending the collection of dresses and accessories out on every day to fashion magazines, shoots, celebrities and journalists. I thought it would be amazing if we could all borrow dresses and wear a different designer for every event in our calendar. I knew it was just a matter of time before I started my own business. It was something I had always wanted to do when the right idea came along.
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