Fox Sports has obtained a statement from the bridal salon at the center of a firestorm over a sale that prompted the owner to resign.
The statement by the company, Maribel Couture Salon, said the sale was made “in the best interest of the brand and its members,” adding that the new owner will be the new chief executive officer of the company.
The firestorm erupted after the bridesmaids who performed at the sale, who were not identified, posted pictures of the sale online, sparking a backlash that led to the resignation of the bride shop owner.
Couture Salon has denied that it sold the wedding gowns on eBay for more than $20,000, adding that its sale was to “make a few extra bucks” for the saleswomen.
The bridal store said in a statement to Fox Sports that the sale had been made “for the purpose of a small personal gain for the owners of the business, which is run by a group of friends who are not involved in the business.”
“As a result of this sale, we have experienced a loss in sales,” Couture said.
“In the meantime, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience to the customers and we are looking for new owners.”
The brides of the Bridal Salon were in attendance for the bris on Sunday at the Paris wedding of Justin Bieber, who will be married to Australian model Bella Hadid.
A bridal saleswoman at the Bridesmaid Salon, who was not identified by name, told Fox Sports in an interview on Sunday that she had been approached by a woman in a business suit and a hoodie who offered to “fix” the sale for a small fee.
“I said, ‘No, no, no.
You can’t do that,'” she said.
The woman asked for a price.
“She told me, ‘We’re going to give you 10,000 euros [about $14,000],” the woman said.
The saleswoman said she gave the price, but said the woman did not say how much.
She said the seller did not make the sale or give her any information about the sale.
The sale was announced on social media last week, with the hashtag #CouturesSalon being tweeted at the brussels bridal shop and Facebook posts posted in Spanish about the event.
A Facebook page called #CoutsSalon was also set up in Spanish.
The group was set up by a social media user who went by the name ‘Maribel’ and claimed to be the owner of the salon.
The Instagram page for the salon also shared photos of the event, which included a bride in a white dress, with hashtags “#CoutsBrides,” “#Coutureday,” and “#CoffsamoraCouturen”.
The salesgirl said that the group would be holding a private sale at the salon to help the saleswoman out.
“We’ll do it privately,” she said, adding she would also be selling the brinstar gowns for the wedding.
Coutssalon is owned by a married couple who have two children, a 9-year-old daughter and a 12-year, 10-month-old son.
They were not immediately available for comment.
The wedding of Bieber was reportedly attended by several members of the royal family.