Dozens of brides who purchased their aspiration wedding day dress from a glamorous boutique established up by a previous design have been remaining furious soon after their gowns never arrived – and they are even now awaiting refunds.

It is claimed Abigail’s Bridal Boutique in Leeds, founded by Lauren Stanley, 26, has remaining as quite a few as 50 brides in the lurch in some cases just times in advance of their wedding day. 

Lauren, who has appeared on the deal with of Playboy and also featured in other magazings which include FHM, has still left brides in tears and in some circumstances hundreds of lbs out of pocket, they assert.

Bride-to-be Bianca Esterine, 28, ordered a £1,300 robe by Stella York from the retail store to have on when she marries her associate Jessica Richards future calendar year.

But soon after calling the dress designer right, she was instructed they had not received an buy from the outlet, despite her putting down £586 deposit with Abigail’s, which she promises she has now dropped. 

Dozens of brides who purchased their dream wedding dress from Abigail’s Bridal Boutique in Leeds, founded by Lauren Stanley, 26, have been remaining furious after their gowns under no circumstances arrived – and they are however awaiting refunds

Bianca reported: ‘I beloved the dress as before long as I experimented with it on in Abigail’s Boutique, it was just what I was searching for and I was asked for a £200 deposit to reserve it.

‘It was agreed I would then shell out the relaxation in instalments of £77.26 right up until our wedding day in September next yr.

‘I was thrilled that I might discovered the costume I genuinely needed and experienced a easy payment program.

‘But in Oct I was despatched a text telling me that the business experienced improved its financial institution account, which seemed strange and suspicious but I did not want to drop the dress so I paid out it as questioned.

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 deal with of Playboy and also featured in other magazings which include FHM, has left brides in tears and in some instances hundreds of lbs out of pocket, they claim

‘While I was accomplishing that I held seeking to contact the store and recognized some actually negative feedback on the Fb website page, which was then taken down.

‘Through reviews from other brides on social media I turned mindful of the team – but by then I experienced paid out £586 by lender transfer which I can not get back.

‘When I contacted the costume designer immediately they reported they had not received the purchase for me from Abigail’s bridal.’

Stella York wrote to Bianca to inform her that Abigail’s Bridal was no extended an authorised retailer and they would deliver her to an additional department to fulfill her get.

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, requested a £1,300 gown by Stella York from the shop to wear when she marries her lover Jessica Richards future yr

Bianca reported: ‘It was a shock to find out the gown I imagined I was finding had by no means even been ordered. I have seen an additional a person I like, but I’m £586 out of pocket and never know how I will shell out for it,’

For solicitor Carrie Pearson, 37, the difficulty was not her own gown, but the seven bridesmaids’ attire she identified had by no means been purchased.

Carrie mentioned three dresses were ordered in 2019 for her wedding, which was due to take place in April 2020, but was cancelled due to Covid.

By August this calendar year she and her lover were being able to reorganise their cancelled wedding, by which time her bridal party had elevated to seven.

Even so, Carrie stated that the authentic three dresses have been not in the shop as envisioned when she returned and she contacted Dessy – who confirmed they experienced not obtained the buy.

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 mentioned she was ‘shocked’ to find the dress she had imagined she was acquiring from the marriage shop experienced by no means been ordered (pictured appropriate, with her associate 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 claimed she has now noticed an additional gown which she likes but immediately after shedding £586, she isn’t going to know how to shell out for it

Carrie finished up ordering all seven attire direct from the designer.

She explained: ‘The marriage ceremony was coming up and I just experienced to spend for all the attire, with Abigail’s agreeing to give me a £1,500 refund for the first ones.

‘That was agreed in August and it even now has not arrived, I’m asking yourself now whether it at any time will, specified other people’s experiences.

‘Even right after I’d purchased them immediate from the designer I was even now remaining explained to by Abigail’s that the attire would be arriving at their shop quickly, which I realized to be untrue.’

Lynette Procter, 50, was livid that five appointments produced for her daughter Ashleigh Sheppard, 26, to have her last costume alterations ended up 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 furious that five appointments created for her daughter Ashleigh Sheppard, 26, to have her remaining dress alterations have been cancelled at Abigail’s (remaining). Meanwhile for solicitor Carrie Pearson, 37, the problem was not her individual robe, but the 7 bridesmaids’ attire she found out had never been purchased (proper) 

She spelled out they ended up pressured to pay back yet another seamstress and were being promised a £300 refund by Lauren Stanley’s boutique, which has not been compensated.

She mentioned: ‘We been given justification following excuse about why the appointments have been becoming cancelled, which includes that her seamstress experienced Covid, which we realized not to be real since we asked her.

‘The marriage ceremony day was having closer and closer and Ashleigh’s gown was nevertheless no closer to getting prepared.

‘It was incredibly stressful and upsetting for Ashleigh and for me. In the system of all this worry she fell out of love with the gown and it solid a shadow in excess of her huge working day, which is heartbreaking.

‘The final message I been given from Abigail’s on October 18th claimed their financial institution account experienced been ‘blocked’ so they couldn’t mail or get payments. I’ve no self-confidence I will at any time see this funds.’

Cathy Hateley, 44, who runs her have bridal boutique, turned knowledgeable of the plight of the brides when she began to do organization with Ms Stanley’s store final year.

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 in excess of 60,000 followers on Instagram, claimed Covid and the lockdown was to blame for tricky investing ailments

She claimed: ‘I commenced to get really suspicious of the way she was carrying out organization and when I appeared into it additional I identified there have been dozens of furious gals who had dropped out. 

‘These are individuals making ready for the most important day of their life and they’ve been remaining heartbroken because the dress they’d established their coronary heart on and imagined themselves strolling down the aisle in simply hasn’t materialised.

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

‘We set up a team which is acquiring larger by the working day. It so far has 52 people today in it and all of them have a grievance versus Lauren Stanley and her company.’

Cathy bargains in ex-sample wedding ceremony attire – those that have been earlier tried out on by brides-to-be – and agreed to get some from Abigail’s Boutique.

At 1st organization started properly but then Cathy realised attire she had requested were not turning up.

She claimed: ‘I failed to want to chunk the hand that was feeding me so at very first I did not say everything, but then far more and extra attire weren’t turning up as promised.

‘At one particular level I was owed £2,000 and 21 attire but just about every time I rang the shop I might get a different human being and could never ever get hold of Lauren.

‘I’m at this time owed six dresses and I’m contacting the shop five to 10 occasions a working day but never ever get an response.’

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 those people in the marriage sector for her cashflow troubles

The brides have organised them selves into a tension group to drive for refunds and to alert other future shoppers to be cautious of using Abigail’s Bridal Boutique in Leeds. 

Even so Lauren has hit back again – blaming Covid lockdowns that have decimated the funds of all those in the marriage sector for her cashflow complications and insisting she is operating flat out to meet orders and make sure no client loses income. 

Lauren reported Covid and the lockdown was to blame for challenging trading conditions.

She instructed MailOnline: ‘Covid has put lots of little organizations on the brink together with us. We have had no assist from the federal government.

‘However we are open up to resolve difficulties for our shoppers for the reason that we have a duty 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, advised MailOnline her shop experienced been ‘closed for months’ because of Covid 

‘We have been shut for months but the bills nonetheless have to be paid out and we have had source concerns because opening.

‘However we are targeted on keeping open up and servicing our customers the ideal we can, that is mainly because we have a duty of care.’

She claimed she was unwilling to remark even further because the scenario had caused her melancholy and health issues. 

Regardless of this assurance the disappointed shoppers in the team stay fiercely important – saying the store need to not have continued to take orders that it had no hope of conference and clamouring to get their cash back again.