Lela Rose x Lane Bryant Collection Off to Disappointing Start

I have to admit, despite the not-so-hot reviews, I have been eagerly anticipating the new Lane Bryant x Lela Rose collab. I stayed up late last night to place my order. The company is on Eastern Time btw. Midnight Eastern Time, no collection. Pacific Time rolls around, no collection. An hour later still no collection! Exhausted but I give it one last try. Yay, it’s up!

Refinery29 gave a preview of the collection late last year so I already knew exactly what I wanted.

Lace Peplum Tee into cart:

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Lace A-Line Dress is a must:

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Watercolor Printed Dress. Hmmm. Only available in a 14. Strange.

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Print Block Sheath Dress. Weird. Only available in 26.

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Trench Coat. Where is the trench coat?

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With only two of the five items I wanted in my cart, I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and wait until morning to place my order. Hey, maybe it was a glitch. Let’s give them time to get into the office and fix it. It is now 12 pm in Ohio, where their home office is located, and I see no changes. I contacted customer service about the missing sizes and items and the rep told me they sold out. Interesting since I was online when they launched and NEVER saw those sizes.

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Okay. Well I decided to try the navy Knot Front Shirt Dress; it looks like a great basic. $118 for something that looks like it came from GAP! This better be perfection. In the end I am walking away with only two items I wanted, a pricey consolation dress, and waiting on an email explanation from Lane Bryant. So far, I’m disappointed.