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Brides remaining devastated immediately after desire marriage attire from a glamorous boutique by no means arrived

Dozens of brides who ordered their aspiration marriage ceremony costume from a glamorous boutique established up by a previous model have been left furious following their gowns never ever arrived – and they are still awaiting refunds.

It is claimed Abigail’s Bridal Boutique in Leeds, founded by Lauren Stanley, 26, has left as numerous as 50 brides in the lurch from time to time just days ahead of their wedding. 

Lauren, who has appeared on the address of Playboy and also featured in other magazings which includes FHM, has left brides in tears and in some instances hundreds of lbs out of pocket, they declare.

Bride-to-be Bianca Esterine, 28, purchased a £1,300 robe by Stella York from the retail store to use when she marries her partner Jessica Richards subsequent calendar year.

But immediately after speaking to the costume designer instantly, she was explained to they had not acquired an purchase from the outlet, regardless of her putting down £586 deposit with Abigail’s, which she claims she has now missing. 

Dozens of brides who requested their aspiration wedding day dress from Abigail’s Bridal Boutique in Leeds, started by Lauren Stanley, 26, have been still left furious following their gowns under no circumstances arrived – and they are still awaiting refunds

Bianca explained: ‘I liked the gown as before long as I tried it on in Abigail’s Boutique, it was precisely what I was hunting for and I was asked for a £200 deposit to reserve it.

‘It was agreed I would then spend the relaxation in instalments of £77.26 right up until our wedding day in September subsequent 12 months.

‘I was thrilled that I might identified the costume I truly wanted and had a straightforward payment program.

‘But in Oct I was despatched a text telling me that the enterprise had adjusted its financial institution account, which seemed peculiar and suspicious but I failed to want to lose the costume so I paid it as requested.

Lauren, who has appeared on the cover of Playboy and also featured in other magazings including FHM, has left brides in tears and in some cases hundreds of pounds out of pocket, they claim

Lauren, who has appeared on the protect of Playboy and also showcased in other magazings together with FHM, has remaining brides in tears and in some instances hundreds of pounds out of pocket, they claim

‘While I was executing that I retained attempting to contact the shop and discovered some truly negative opinions on the Facebook webpage, which was then taken down.

‘Through reviews from other brides on social media I grew to become conscious of the group – but by then I experienced paid £586 by bank transfer which I cannot get again.

‘When I contacted the gown designer directly they mentioned they had not acquired the order for me from Abigail’s bridal.’

Stella York wrote to Bianca to explain to her that Abigail’s Bridal was no longer an authorised retailer and they would send her to one more department to fulfill her buy.

Bride-to-be Bianca Esterine, 28, ordered a £1,300 gown by Stella York from the store to wear when she marries her partner Jessica Richards next year

Bride-to-be Bianca Esterine, 28, purchased a £1,300 gown by Stella York from the retail outlet to wear when she marries her husband or wife Jessica Richards following 12 months

Bianca said: ‘It was a shock to find out the dress I thought I was receiving had never ever even been ordered. I have viewed a different one particular I like, but I’m £586 out of pocket and you should not know how I am going to fork out for it,’

For solicitor Carrie Pearson, 37, the trouble was not her have gown, but the seven bridesmaids’ attire she uncovered experienced in no way been ordered.

Carrie stated 3 attire had been ordered in 2019 for her marriage ceremony, which was owing to occur in April 2020, but was cancelled thanks to Covid.

By August this 12 months she and her associate were being able to reorganise their cancelled marriage ceremony, by which time her bridal party experienced enhanced to 7.

However, Carrie claimed that the original three dresses ended up not in the shop as expected when she returned and she contacted Dessy – who verified they had not obtained the purchase.

Bianca said she was 'shocked' to discover the dress she had thought she was getting from the wedding shop had never been ordered

Bianca said she was 'shocked' to discover the dress she had thought she was getting from the wedding shop had never been ordered

Bianca reported she was ‘shocked’ to discover the dress she experienced imagined she was receiving from the wedding shop experienced hardly ever been ordered (pictured suitable, with her spouse Jessica) 

Bianca said she has now seen another dress which she likes but after losing £586, she doesn't know how to pay for it

Bianca reported she has now noticed an additional gown which she likes but following dropping £586, she would not know how to shell out for it

Carrie finished up purchasing all seven dresses direct from the designer.

She claimed: ‘The marriage was coming up and I just had to pay out for all the dresses, with Abigail’s agreeing to give me a £1,500 refund for the unique types.

‘That was agreed in August and it nonetheless has not arrived, I am thinking now whether it ever will, specified other people’s experiences.

‘Even right after I might requested them immediate from the designer I was even now remaining informed by Abigail’s that the attire would be arriving at their store quickly, which I knew to be untrue.’

Lynette Procter, 50, was livid that 5 appointments designed for her daughter Ashleigh Sheppard, 26, to have her last costume alterations have been cancelled at Abigail’s.

Lynette Procter, 50, was livid that five appointments made for her daughter Ashleigh Sheppard, 26, to have her final dress alterations were cancelled at Abigail's

Meanwhile for solicitor Carrie Pearson, 37, the problem wasn't her own gown, but the seven bridesmaids' dresses she discovered had never been ordered

Lynette Procter, 50, was livid that 5 appointments created for her daughter Ashleigh Sheppard, 26, to have her closing costume alterations have been cancelled at Abigail’s (remaining). Meanwhile for solicitor Carrie Pearson, 37, the difficulty wasn’t her possess gown, but the seven bridesmaids’ attire she learned experienced never ever been requested (appropriate) 

She described they were forced to fork out yet another seamstress and ended up promised a £300 refund by Lauren Stanley’s boutique, which has not been compensated.

She claimed: ‘We obtained excuse following excuse about why the appointments had been remaining cancelled, such as that her seamstress experienced Covid, which we knew not to be correct simply because we asked her.

‘The wedding day day was finding closer and nearer and Ashleigh’s gown was however no closer to getting all set.

‘It was exceptionally stressful and upsetting for Ashleigh and for me. In the course of action of all this stress she fell out of enjoy with the gown and it forged a shadow around her huge working day, which is heartbreaking.

‘The final message I acquired from Abigail’s on Oct 18th explained their bank account had been ‘blocked’ so they couldn’t send or get payments. I have no assurance I will ever see this revenue.’

Cathy Hateley, 44, who operates her individual bridal boutique, turned informed of the plight of the brides when she began to do company with Ms Stanley’s shop previous yr.

Model Lauren, who has over 60,000 followers on Instagram, said Covid and the lockdown was to blame for difficult trading conditions

Model Lauren, who has about 60,000 followers on Instagram, explained Covid and the lockdown was to blame for challenging investing conditions

She explained: ‘I commenced to get very suspicious of the way she was carrying out organization and when I seemed into it even further I found there ended up dozens of furious gals who experienced dropped out. 

‘These are individuals getting ready for the largest working day of their lives and they’ve been remaining heartbroken for the reason that the dress they’d set their coronary heart on and imagined themselves strolling down the aisle in basically hasn’t materialised.

‘In some instances brides have uncovered this within days of their weddings.

‘We established up a group which is receiving even larger by the working day. It so considerably has 52 folks in it and all of them have a grievance against Lauren Stanley and her enterprise.’

Cathy specials in ex-sample wedding attire – all those that have been previously tried on by brides-to-be – and agreed to buy some from Abigail’s Boutique.

At 1st company began nicely but then Cathy realised attire she experienced purchased were not turning up.

She stated: ‘I didn’t want to chunk the hand that was feeding me so at first I didn’t say just about anything, but then much more and much more attire weren’t turning up as promised.

‘At one particular level I was owed £2,000 and 21 dresses but each time I rang the store I might get a unique individual and could never get keep of Lauren.

‘I’m now owed 6 dresses and I am calling the store five to 10 instances a day but never ever get an solution.’

However Lauren has hit back - blaming Covid lockdowns that have decimated the finances of those in the wedding sector for her cashflow problems

Even so Lauren has strike back again – blaming Covid lockdowns that have decimated the finances of people in the wedding day sector for her cashflow challenges

The brides have organised on their own into a strain team to press for refunds and to alert other potential prospects to be cautious of working with Abigail’s Bridal Boutique in Leeds. 

However Lauren has strike back again – blaming Covid lockdowns that have decimated the funds of individuals in the wedding ceremony sector for her cashflow problems and insisting she is doing work flat out to meet orders and make positive no shopper loses cash. 

Lauren explained Covid and the lockdown was to blame for difficult buying and selling circumstances.

She informed MailOnline: ‘Covid has put many modest firms on the brink such as us. We have had no assist from the federal government.

‘However we are open to fix challenges for our shoppers for the reason that we have a obligation of treatment.

The model, who has posed for Playboy, told MailOnline her shop had been 'closed for months' because of Covid

The model, who has posed for Playboy, informed MailOnline her store experienced been ‘closed for months’ since of Covid 

‘We have been closed for months but the charges still have to be paid and we have had supply problems due to the fact opening.

‘However we are targeted on remaining open up and servicing our buyers the ideal we can, that is simply because we have a responsibility of treatment.’

She claimed she was unwilling to remark even more because the problem experienced triggered her melancholy and health issues. 

In spite of this assurance the dissatisfied consumers in the team continue being fiercely crucial – expressing the store really should not have continued to take orders that it had no hope of conference and clamouring to get their funds back again.