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Emergency - Coast Mandy dress , size 18

(54 Posts)
GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 18-Mar-14 18:21:41

My friends wants this to be her wedding dress but despite the website showing it as in stock in size 18, Coast say they don't have any sad. She is distraught, to say the least and nowhere else has it in stock online either. Can anyone think of a way I can get this for her? I'm thinking I will need to phone the stores tomorrow to see if they have one I can go and buy. Aaargh! TIA.

GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 18-Mar-14 18:41:59

I have emailed Coast as well. Ideas of anything else I can do welcome!

WillSingForCake Tue 18-Mar-14 18:53:57

Tried ebay?

GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 18-Mar-14 18:54:40

Yes, but thanks smile.

isisisis Tue 18-Mar-14 18:54:47

That's lovely. I needed a bridesmaid dress for my sister to try (didn't like it in the end & returned it) & they hunted it down via head office computer to a specific store at the other end of the country. I then phoned them, payed over the phone & they posted it out. Try that? Or pop into your local store & beg to see if they can find it?
It's not old stock is it? I know MacArthur glen outlet village at York have got coast, might also be worth a call? What about coast concessions in big department stores, would there stock show up to head office in the same way?
Also keep trying online, someone might return one so it comes back into stock. Would it be worth trying a 16 in case the sizing is generous? Even if it didn't fit you'd get an idea of how the style would look in case it's not as nice on. Good luck in your quest.

isisisis Tue 18-Mar-14 18:57:40

Asos do some coast. Anywhere else like that, catalogue company's etc that stock it?

GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 18-Mar-14 19:01:31

Thanks isisisis, I am hoping that Coast head office will be as helpful as they were for you, though it is annoying that they don't take phone calls at all. I'd rather not have to phone every store in the country! She has tried on the 16 and loved it but it was a bit tight sad.

UnicornCrisps Tue 18-Mar-14 19:06:17

Could she have the 16 altered, might be tricky but could be worth trying?

BikeRunSki Tue 18-Mar-14 19:08:44

John Lewis and HoF sell Coast too.

GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 18-Mar-14 19:11:55

Stores online that either don't have her size available or don't have that dress at all (but stock Coast):

Coast, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Asos, Ebay, John Lewis...

isisisis Tue 18-Mar-14 19:13:09

Are there any stores open now? I'm think Trafford centre, meadow hall, Westfield? Doesn't matter if they're near you but they might be able to access stock in other stores & tell you where's got it?

TSSDNCOP Tue 18-Mar-14 19:15:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ShellyF Tue 18-Mar-14 19:15:51

just let me add one to bag to check out...not that I want one!

isisisis Tue 18-Mar-14 19:17:23

PM sounds promising! I'm hoping TSSDNCOP is either the MD of Coast, or has a pristine size 18 hanging in her wardrobe.
Trafford centre is open til 10pm. When do you need the frock for?

GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 18-Mar-14 19:17:58

I don't know isisisis, I'd assumed they'd all be shut but I'll have a look.

Haven't got the PM TSSDNCOP, is there usually a delay?

TSSDNCOP Tue 18-Mar-14 19:18:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Eminybob Tue 18-Mar-14 19:19:09

I have just attempted to purchase the size 18 using your link, and it is letting me go as far as logging in, not saying it's out of stock. (Obviously I'm not trying to buy it just checking for you)
Have you managed to get that far? Was it stopping you sooner?

Eminybob Tue 18-Mar-14 19:20:10

Sorry just read your message properly, I see that the website is showing its in stock sad

canyou Tue 18-Mar-14 19:20:44

It is available online in the Irish coast website, I was able to take the order to check out, If you are stuck maybe I could get it for you and post over to you

GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 18-Mar-14 19:20:52

ShellyF, you can add it to your bag and even pay for it and get the confirmation email but it won't be long before you get another email saying they are out of stock and haven't charged you sad.

isisisis the wedding is in August but if this is such a popular dress, we need to secure it asap before they're all gone!

TSSDNCOP Tue 18-Mar-14 19:23:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NotAQueef Tue 18-Mar-14 19:24:14

Have you tried tweeting them? Might be sympathetic to a bride-to-be in need?

NotAQueef Tue 18-Mar-14 19:25:45


isisisis Tue 18-Mar-14 19:26:40

I've read your message TSSDNCOP that you sent me by mistake & think that you're a superstar.

GreatGooglyMoogly Tue 18-Mar-14 19:26:40

TSSDNCOP, I've replied - thanks smile

NotAQueef, I'm not on Twitter and wouldn't have a clue unfortunately.

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