Brides want dresses back from Haverhill consignment shop
HAVERHILL, Mass. (WHDH) -- Two women are speaking out about wedding dresses they consigned a year ago with a shop in Haverhill. Now they say there is no sign of the owner and they can’t tell if their dresses are still there.
“They were very beautiful dresses. They were silk and a lot of beading,” said Lynn Crisci.
“It makes me feel a little like you’re wedding day, you have so many emotions going through you and they’re not happy emotions,” said Sara Lavado.
The dresses cost thousands.
“Nobody returned any of our phone calls or emails and every time we went to the shop no one was there,” said Crisci.
“I actually went there on Saturday just to see if anyone was there. The lights were on in the display case, but nobody was there,” said Lavado.
7News’ cameras stopped by the store, Bride to Bride. There were hundreds of dresses inside the closed and locked shop.
These women want their dresses back so they went to police.
“The business owner -- we don’t know where she is. We believe she’s out of state, but we don’t know for sure,” said Dep. Chief Donald Thompson of the Haverhill police department.
Police are trying to locate the owner, but right now they have few leads.
“We can’t go in and take the property. It’s a civil matter and there’s no crime here. We feel bad for the people that have the dresses in there,” said Thompson.
Police said the matter is about contracts and right now no “criminal act” has been committed. Police are urging people who have had problems with the shop to contact the attorney general’s office.
“I’m very frustrated and you just feel like you got taken,” said Lavado.
“I wish the business owner no ill will. I just hope that everyone gets their merchandise back,” said Crisci.
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office told 7News they received two complaints from customers who have done business with the Haverhill consignment shop.