Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Buying Online Needles Owner; Gold Coast Also Lures Teens to Buy Gowns

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Buying Online Needles Owner; Gold Coast Also Lures Teens to Buy Gowns

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CUT-PRICE formal wear being purchased online is pushing Wedding Daze manager Jenny Hetherington to become a demanding diva.

Not only has the store suffered losses from online buying and locals travelling elsewhere but dressmakers are also the ones left to pick up the pieces of dodgy workmanship.

aOften a girl purchases a dress online and when it arrives it isn't as expected we are the ones to do the repairs and comfort the tears,a she said.

aThere's a simple way to avoid this problem totally, don't buy from overseas.a

Three weeks ago it all became too much for the small Maryborough store when the owner lost patience and wrote on the front windows a[approximately]please shop locally' hoping to draw in Fraser Coast customers.

The formal wear store owner has been feeling the pinch in recent months from brides and high school formal attendees that simply believe they cannot find a quality gown in town.

aIt really is getting beyond a joke,a Mrs Hetherington said. …

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