SYNCHRONICITY BOUTIQUE RESCUING LOCAL CUSTOMERS THAT PURCHASED PROM DRESSES FROM FRAUDULENT ONLINE STORES

Archive October 2012:

Local dress boutique in Baltimore keeps Homecoming and Prom dreams alive by helping frantic girls who were scammed when buying prom dresses online from illegitimate fraudulent websites.

Dress Promised Dress Reality

Synchronicity Boutique has helped rescue countless students around the country after they have become victims of fraudulent companies whose web sites promised “authentic” homecoming and prom dresses at cut-rate prices.

“We are all too familiar with the intentional scamming of students and their families by these illegal companies. They create “knock-off dresses”, promising that they are authentic,” reports Synchronicity Owner Karen Mazer. “At best, they receive counterfeit, inferior dresses that are unwearable. More often, however, they do not receive anything AND lose their money completely, or they are notified that their dress will not be ready in time for their event. Customers rush in, frantically trying to find a dress days before they need them. This year, we are seeing it for the first time in September in response to more fashionable Homecomings and more devious scammers.”

“It never fails,” said Synchronicity Boutique’s Manager, Brooke Newborn. “We help girls every year who are taken advantage of online and find them a perfect prom dress. Unlike online stores without a “brick and mortar” location, we have a direct connection with all of our designers and can physically check their inventories online or over the phone if a dress needs to be ordered.”

One of those customers is Kathy Fremuth whose daughter, Claire, fell in love with a dress she found online. “Like all girls shopping for their prom, Claire wanted a stunner – the kind of dress that, when you put it on, people’s heads would turn. She found a picture of one online that was gorgeous,” states Mrs. Fremuth, who believed she had researched the online company thoroughly, requested the company rush the dress, and even paid for it using PayPal for extra assurance and insurance.

Instead, she experienced delays, headaches, and when the dress arrived, a literal nightmare. “As I opened the package I was really hoping against hope that the waiting and the stress was worth it. Instead, I was literally sick to my stomach. The dress, now known as The Dress From Hell (TDFH), bore little resemblance to the dress on the website. The color was different, the pads in the bust were popping out, there were stains on the front of the dress, the back, which was supposed to be sheer, was scratchy white tulle, the stitching showed everywhere and the overall workmanship was completely shoddy. It was a mess. A seventh-grade Home-Ec class could have created something far more exceptional. My daughter came home, took one look and dissolved. “

A friend of Claire’s recommended that she visit Synchronicity Boutique, and Mazer, who heard of the situation through Facebook, was able to help find a TRUE dream dress for Claire, as well as offering advice to Kathy about how to work with PayPal when the online company refused returns and refunds.

When asked her best advice for customers who have become used to buying online, Mazer strongly cautioned, “The Internet is like the ‘Wild West’ of retail. If you are looking for something as special as a designer dress, don’t risk deception by online companies. It just isn’t worth it.”

Named “Baltimore’s Best” by Baltimore Magazine, Synchronicity Boutique sells dresses in sizes 00 to 30W from a variety of designers including: La Femme, Sherri Hill, Jovani, Tony Bowls, Faviana, Terani Couture, Blush Prom, Mac Duggal, and Night Moves. This season, the Boutique is carrying more accessories than ever, and now has Tuxedo rentals and suits in every size, designed to coordinate with every dress they stock.

Synchronicity registers every dress purchase, selling only 1 of each style dress per event. Mazer is also very involved in school fundraising, and donates $5 for every dress purchase and tuxedo rental being worn to school events. Nearly $11,000 was donated from Prom 2012 Sales, supporting 240 schools’ Post Prom Parties and SADD Chapters.

Synchronicity Boutique outfits customers of all ages from all over the world for homecomings, proms, ring dances, cocktail parties, cotillions, graduations, Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, sweet sixteens, college formals, military balls, pageants, weddings and other black-tie events.

Open since 2003, Synchronicity Boutique is located in Hooks Village, at 25 Hooks Lane, off I-695 Beltway Exit 20. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 410-486-8866 or 877.919.PROM or visit http://www.MyDreamDress.com

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GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE INSPIRES SYNCHRONICITY BOUTIQUE’S SELECTION OF NEWEST LA FEMME DRESSES

LaFemme Prom Dresses - Synchronicity Boutique in Baltimore

La Femme Fashions has developed intricate design elements in the fabrics and bead work used in their newest dresses and gowns that elevate the sophistication and elegance they are known for, while maintaining many of their prices from last year. Most manufacturers are unable to do this as successfully.

LA FEMME PROM DRESSES

Synchronicity Boutique knows you love variety when selecting your long and short dresses for black-tie events and other formal occasions.  You will be very pleasantly surprised by the direction La Femme’s taken to make their newest dresses look fresh and original without being overwhelming, whether you are looking for “bling-free dresses or ‘sleek show-stoppers’.”

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Synchronicity Boutique
25 Hooks Lane
Pikesville, MD 21208‎
(410) 486-8866

http://www.synchronicityboutique.com

SYNCHRONICITY BOUTIQUE IN BALTIMORE DONATES OVER $10,700 IN CASH TO SUPPORT 240 SCHOOLS POST PROM PARTIES

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Baltimore Maryland Prom Dresses - Synchronicity BoutiqueBALTIMORE – Synchronicity Boutique, the Baltimore-Washington area’s “hottest special occasion clothing and accessory shop for adults and teens in Baltimore,” has donated more than $10,700 in cash to support 240 schools’ Post Prom Parties. These events, which immediately follow prom, offer students a reason to stay in a safe, supervised location.

“Post prom parties are a wonderful way to keep students safe after the festivities of prom are complete. I discovered that many area schools and their families were unable to finance these parties,” said Synchronicity Boutique Owner Karen Mazer. “This year, Synchronicity Boutique helped outfit over 1,600 young men and women, attending proms at 240 different schools. In addition to tracking every sale to make sure we only sell one of each dress style per school, we use this information to donate $5 for every tuxedo rental and dress sale to the school whose prom the customer is attending. I also funded and outfitted students in a number of school fashion shows, and in a huge fashion event featuring Celebrity Designer Tony Bowls to raise even more funds. My dream is to increase Synchronicity’s sales, and expand our fashion events so every school that hosts a Prom can afford to host a Post Prom Party as well.” Synchronicity Boutique also donates funds throughout the year to schools’ SADD chapters with sales from Homecomings, Ring Dances, 8th Grade Dances, Parent-Child Dances and more.

This dream holds special meaning for Ms. Mazer. “My best friend from college was a juvenile diabetic. Her life was saved when she received a new kidney and pancreas. Although never conclusively informed, we believe that the organ donor was a student who died in a post prom accident. While we are all very grateful that my friend is alive, we also think daily about the fact that another family incurred a horrendous tragedy that facilitated it. I personally work hard to inform people about the importance of being an Organ Donor, but I also about how critical the need is to make sure that every student has a safe, fun place to go after their Prom so they don’t want to go elsewhere.”

Named “Baltimore’s Best” by Baltimore Magazine and known as the area’s go-to place for special occasion fashions, Synchronicity Boutique outfits customers of all ages from all over the world for homecomings, proms, ring dances, cocktail parties, pageants, Bat Mitzvahs, 8th grade dances, cotillions, graduations, Quinceaneras, sweet sixteens, college formals, military balls, weddings and other black-tie events.

Open since 2003, Synchronicity Boutique is located in Hooks Village, at 25 Hooks Lane, off I-695 Beltway Exit 20. Summer Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays Noon- 5 PM and they are closed on Sundays and Mondays through Mid- August. Private appointments during or outside of these hours are always welcome, though never required. For more information, call 410-486-8866 or 877.919.PROM or visit www.MyDreamDress.com

 

For Additional Information:
Contact:  Karen Mazer
Phone: 410-486-8866

 

LA FEMME PROM DRESSES IN MARYLAND FOR PROM 2012

La Femme Prom Dresses in Maryland

 

LA FEMME PROM DRESSES 2012

Trends setting prom dresses and formal gowns for homecoming by La Femme Fashions have made an incredible prom fashion statement for the social occasion industry throughout this decade.   With embellishment that raises the bar for both elaborate and formal ornamentation to every prom dress, LaFemme prom designers seem to constantly be adding a unique combination of accent that keeps the prom dress industry talking about and loving the new stylish looks of La Femme.

LA FEMME PROM DRESS STORES IN MARYLAND

Throughout the 2012 prom season La Femme has had many formal prom dresses that are requested again and again at some of America’s best prom dress stores like Synchronicity Boutique.  First, with the 2011 prom season a cut out printed satin with a deep back detail lead the request list for all prom shopping. Then again in 2011 a gorgeous coral a-line chiffon with cut aurora stoning became the look requested by prom shoppers across the country.

PROM DRESSES 2012

From all over sequins to soft flowing chiffons, from long prom dresses to short cocktail dresses with dramatic back treatments, the 2012 prom dress collection is again making a statement on the popularity of the look of La Femme dresses with heavy requests once again being placed on La Femme prom styles.

GETTING THE PERFECT PROM LOOK – THE PROM TUXEDO FROM SYNCHRONICITY BOUTIQUE

Prom Tuxedo Rental Baltimore Maryland

ITS TIME FOR PROM TUXEDO RENTALS

Over the past few weeks, prom tuxedo rentals have begun taking center stage here in Baltimore.  Much has been discussed this year about Synchronicity Boutique’s unique ability to exactly match or complement prom dresses with your tuxedo prom style, including your accessory choices and the colors you select.

At Synchronicity Boutique, we feel that a prom tuxedo is a must for such a formal occasion, but options are endless for the creation of your look, and our goal is to SIMPLIFY the process for you. Whether you lean toward a tuxedo suit in black, white, charcoal/grey, or truffle, starting your look may be easy but after that the options become endless. We will walk through this with you, and make sure that you look amazing, that your date will be thrilled, and that you are not overpaying for this service.

PROM TUXEDO COLOR AND ACCESSORIES OPTIONS

Best of all, we will help you with the key elements to make the look all yours! Options available include whether you want a bow tie or a “long” tie, a vest or a cummerbund, an extra splash of color with a pocket square (a MUST HAVE as a keepsake to give your date at the end of the evening as a “classy and thoughtful memento”), … even a top hat or cane can be added to customize “your” style. Are you worried about if you should match, complement, or go completely opposite your date’s dress in your color choice for the accessories? We are here to make the selection process fast and fun instead of complicated! (Yes, really!)

Girls love it when your outfit complements or matches the colors in her dress. This allows for that younger prom look, and will highlight both your date and her dress. (You, of course, will look dashingly handsome!)

YOUR PROM TUXEDO RENTAL STORE IN BALTIMORE

Synchronicity Boutique in Pikesville, Maryland is ready to make sure your entrance will admiringly be talked about for years to come.

 

PROM LESSON 1: TOP 10 REASONS TO AVOID PROM DRESS RENTALS

TOP 10 REASONS TO AVOID PROM DRESS RENTALS

by Synchronicity Boutique

1. You will not receive the dress until 4 days BEFORE your event… if you are lucky!

2. Prom dresses NEVER fit exactly right- you will NOT have time for alterations or for finding another dress.

3. New dresses from Synchronicity Boutique start at the same price as the rentals… but they are YOURS TO KEEP!

4. THE RENTALS OFTEN SMELL …. you can’t easily clean fragile fabrics, and you can’t use heat to press a prom dress like you do a tuxedo… trust us on this one!

5. You do not know “who was doing what” in the dress just before they returned the dress that you just received!

6. You may only wear your prom dress once, but the pictures from your prom will last forever in your School’s Yearbook, in your picture frame, and in your (and your date’s) heart.

7. There are TONS of dresses at Synchronicity Boutique that are FABULOUS “cut-off” after your big night, and that WILL look gorgeous as Party/Sorority Rush/Clubbing Dresses worn again in the future!

8. DAMAGED DRESSES…. Synchronicity Boutique HAS TO REJECT almost 20% of the dresses we receive because they are damaged WHEN WE RECEIVE THEM NEW! We inspect every new dress and urge you to do the same BEFORE YOU BUY IT! If you receive a damaged dress (or one that the “last person altered”) you are S.O.L.

9. Synchronicity Boutique registers EVERY dress we sell to your school, and will only sell one style per school/event. Do you really want to wear the same dress to your prom as someone else?

10. THIS IS YOUR NIGHT TO SHINE! With over 2,500 dresses, guaranteed to be the lowest prices of all authorized retailers, with an award-winning customer service staff who work hard to make sure you look the most fabulous you ever have, why would you even THINK of going to another store, let alone RENTING without ever trying on to see how you look?

Stay tuned for more PROM-ISES®, PROM-MISSES® & more from Synchronicity Boutique…. where all prom dresses and tuxedo rental are GUARANTEED TO BE 100% PROMA® FREE !

Do you REALLY want or need THIS kind of PROMA?

PROM DRESS RENTALS BALTIMORE

TANGERINE TANGO PROM DRESSES

Tangerine Tango Prom Dresses Baltimore

Well, if you haven’t heard (even Ryan Seacrest is talking about the color) Tangerine Tango is the 2012 color of the year! Each year the Pantone Color Institute names the color of the year, last year it was Honeysuckle said to encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor.

RINGING IN 2012 IS THE DRAMATIC COLORS

Defined by the institute as a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® describes the color as “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it.

Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.” Look for this vivid hue from proms top designers to create your color of the year look.

Find your Tangerine Tango style at your local authorized Prom Dress Store in Baltimore, Synchronicity Boutique