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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SYNCHRONICITY BOUTIQUE CELEBRATES KENDALL AND KYLIE JENNER MODELING SHERRI HILL DRESSES DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Sherri Hill Kendall Jenner

Synchronicity Boutique, the Baltimore-Washington area’s “hottest special occasion clothing and accessory shop for teens and adults,” is celebrating Sherri Hill Prom Dresses for 2013, with Kendall and Kylie Jenner modeling for the Fashion House during New York Fashion Week.

“Sherri Hill is at the forefront of gown designers, with dresses for all ages, and for all occasions,” according to Synchronicity Boutique Owner Karen Mazer. “’Sherri’s dresses are featured on red carpets and in most pageants around the world. I am a HUGE fan and I am honored to own one of the top Sherri Hill stores in the USA. The entire Hill Family is involved in their business, as is the Kardashian/Jenner Family.

Kendall did a fabulous job modeling for Sherri during last year’s Fashion Week, and I know Kylie will do an amazing job this year as she joins her older sister on the runway!”

To celebrate, Synchronicity Boutique will be featuring Sherri Hill Dresses through the month of September, and will offer a $30 Hollywood Nights Evening Bag Essentials gift with every Sherri Hill Dress sold during this period.

Named “Baltimore’s Best” by Baltimore Magazine, Synchronicity Boutique sells dresses in sizes 00 to 30W from a variety of designers including: Sherri Hill, La Femme, Jovani, Tony Bowls, Faviana, Terani Couture, Blush, Mac Duggal, and Night Moves. This season, the Boutique is carrying more accessories than ever, and now rents Tuxedos 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.SynchronicityBoutique.com

 

SYNCHRONICITY BOUTIQUE INTRODUCES AFFORDABLE PAGEANT DRESSES TO THE RAPIDLY GROWING PAGEANT MARKET IN MARYLAND

Ritzee Originals Pageant Dresses Baltimore

Synchronicity Boutique now stocks pageant dresses that meet local and national requirements at every price point

We are uniquely able to offer dresses, both in-stock and by special order, that are both gorgeous and that are at prices that have eluded serious pageant customers until now

Synchronicity Boutique is 1 of only 3 stores in Maryland chosen to carry the fabulous pageant dresses and pageant gowns by Ritzee Originals! Now Synchronicity Boutique is uniquely able to offer affordable pageant dresses that meet all local and national pageant dress requirements. Looking for a customized, hand-beaded dress, with or without a slit, that needs to be under $1,000? You WILL find it here! Prefer to special order? Choose from 14 chiffon colors, 5 organza colors, and countless designs. Best of all, Synchronicity still has the guaranteed lowest prices of all authorized retailers at the time of purchase, and we will sell only 1 of a style for a specific pageant!

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Better hurry though- most of the Ritzee Originals dresses we’ve received have been sold ‘directly from the shipping boxes they day they arrive,’ never even making it to the sales floor! Demand for these dresses has been incredible. Not sure Ritzee is what you want? Choose from pageant dresses by Sherri Hill, Tony Bowls, Mac Duggal, Jovani, or the countless others you’ll find at Synchronicity Boutique!

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

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.

SYNCHRONICITY BOUTIQUE KEEPS PROM DRESS BUDGETS BELOW AVERAGE FOR 2012

BALTIMORE MARYLAND – 17-April-2012 – While teenagers may be worried about their dates and outfits for prom, their parents should be worried about the impact on their wallets as average prom costs increase, according to a new survey.

Parents with teenage kids are expected to shell out an average of $1,078 for prom in 2012, according to a survey release by Visa Thursday. The average is up more than $200 from the $807 average in 2011.

Parents have celebrities to thank for the increased spending. The study says teens are influenced by “red carpet” trends that pack a powerful price tag.

HOW MUCH ARE PROM DRESSES AND TUXEDOS IN MARYLAND?

When it comes to attire, the study concluded ladies spend an average of $231 on a prom dress, $26 on lingerie or hosiery, $45 on shoes and $23 on a handbag. Men, on the other hand, spend an average of $127 on a tuxedo and another $100 on accessories like a tie, shoes and cummerbund.

Other expenses for the ladies include an average of $35 for a manicure, $33 for makeup, $50 to get their hair done, $32 for jewelry and $10 for their date’s boutonniere.

OTHER PROM EXPENSES FOR THE GUYS

Men are averaging $20 for their date’s corsage and an average of $75 if they pay for a dinner, which includes two main dishes and an appetizer or a salad.

Add a $100 bill for a limousine — which is split between a group of friends — and dance tickets at up to $50, and the grand total can break the bank.

Visa interviewed 1,000 households at the end of March to get the results.

 

Synchronicity Boutique, in Pikesville Maryland, on the north side of Baltimore, has one of the largest selections in Maryland.  Synchronicity strives to keep their dresses affordable so every girl can live the night of their dreams.  Synchronicity Boutique is located at 25 Hooks Lane, Pikesville, MD 21208.  (877) 919-1166 ‎

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CONTACT:
Karen Mazer
Synchronicity Boutique
25 Hooks Lane
Pikesville, MD 21208
(877) 919-1166
http://www.synchronicityboutique.com
info@synchronicityboutique.com

 

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.