In case anyone is reading this and would like an update on HOB before they order..here is my experience.
I ordered my 3 x after six bridesmaid dresses on Friday May 4th. I ordered over the phone.
I recieved a confirmation email about 2 weeks later confirming the order. By the way, they take the offical order date from when you recieve the order confirmation email..not when you first order the dresses. Keep this in mind as it does add an additional few weeks to delivery time.
I paid extra for rush production and an additional for rush shipping. My confirmation email said that the dresses would be shipped to me in mid july....and that it would take between 3-5 business days to get to me.
They were true to their word...and on 17th July 2012, I recieved a confirmation email saying they had been shipped! BUT unfortunately it stated it was shipped to Sidney Canada, not Sydney Australia. The lady who took the order wrote Sideny, Australia on the order form - but somwhere there was a misscomunication. As soon as I saw this I emailed and phoned several people at HOB, frantically explaining I live in Sydney Australia, and luckily HOB were immediately onto it.
Long story short - they were able to contact USPS in time before the package boarded a plane to Canada and it never ended up going there.
So, after that I followed the tracking several times a day. The tracking number they give you does work on the USPS website and they update it regualrly. Then, once it arrives in Australia the tracking will work on the aus post website, I again tracked it daily.
The dresses arrived today - only 5 business days later so the timing was spot on. The dresses were wrapped in plastic, they were not crushed and they are stunning! They are without doubt geuine after six dessy dresses - they are all the exact same black dye, and all the correct sizes! They took exactly 10 weeks to arrive.
I would definitly recommend buying from them. If I had bought the dresses from Sydney it would have cost $340 per dress. I got the dresses for $168 each....and with extra rush production and rush shipping it came too $190 per dress.
It was inconvienent that the spellng of Sydney was incorrectly made and therefore it could have been shipped to Canada - and believe me I was stressed - BUT HOB were very quick to recitfy the situation. I cannot fault them for fixing it up very quickly! So I could not be happier and would definitly order from the again. I think I just lucked out with incorrect spelling and I doubt that would happen to often!
I have attached some dodgy iphone photos!!! They look stunning in real life.