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Viral News: £150K bid looms over dress.

Unusual lots have been a hit on internet auction site e-bay and now this Loom Band dress is looking to sell fore more than £150,000 in Prestatyn, Wales.

Floom dressor anyone wanting a bit of local perspective, if the bid is real that could get you a three bedroom house in the Denbighshire town.  If you fancy looking around and being a bit more frugal you could even stretch yourself to an extra room, but of course, you would really want the loom dress.


Of course your £150,000 won’t even get you free postage and packaging and whoever wins the dress will have to pay an extra £7.

Advertised as “brand new” the Loom Band dress no longer has its tags and is, according to the e-bay listing, missing its original packaging, that doesn’t appear to have put off the 128 perspective bids.

The dress is made from multi-coloured loom bands and is modelled in the listing by the sellers daughter. The approximate dress size is estimated to be either a size four or a size six.

New without tags: A brand-new, unused and unworn item that is not in its original retail packaging or may be missing its original retail packaging materials (such as the original box or bag). The original tags may not be attached. For example, new shoes (with absolutely no signs of wear) that are no longer in their original box fall into this category.

Unsurprisingly the Loom Dress has not only generated a lot of interest through social media but has spurned a number of copy-cat dresses. Custom made Loom dresses are now listed for around £10,000 and copy-cat garments all share the same picture as the Wales-based original.

What are Loom Bands?

Loom Bands are the newest craze for children and grown ups a like and involve a finger knitting style system. The craze has gathered some controversy with teachers saying that they pose just another distraction in the classroom.

Currently Loom Bands have been dominating not only high-street shops and super markets but recently Amazon’s top 30 toys were all loom-related.


The Prestatyn-based Loom Band dress, sold by Helen Wright, eventually fetched £170,100 plus the original £7 postage and packaging as originally advertised.

The sale of the dress has been split 50/50 by Wright and friend Kathryn Burnand who made the record-breaking Loom Dress.

It was estimated that the Loom Band dress cost £45 of Loom Bands.

What do you think about Loom Bands? What has been the most notable e-bay listing to date? Have your say in the comments section below. 


About Matt Jackson

Journalist and football fan. Once described as "politically correct to almost a fault" and "the worst kind of socialist". Always writing, inconsistently blogging.


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