(Closed) Dress shopping in Center City

posted 10 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Try Priscilla of Boston in Wynnewood, PA.  I don’t know what your budget is, but they have beautiful dresses and the service is awesome.  You will need to make an appointment though, but it’s worth it.  I just got my dress there and felt like a princess during my entire visit. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

There are two downtown that I know of: Bridals by Danielle (203 S. 13th) and Maria Roma Bridal (2100 Walnut Street).  There’s also a David’s Bridal out somewhere on Roosevelt Blvd, but I’m not sure exactly where that is.  Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with the review of Priscilla of Boston. They are awesome in terms of customer service and have great ideas and suggestions for accessorizing your gown. Also think they have a great range of prices and styles (the most diverse I’ve seen of most designers).

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yogigal,

 Are you willing to travel to the suburbs? There is a bridal consignment shop in Ardmore. It’s called Sabrina Ann. I would link to the website, but my brain is too tired right now. My mother checked it out a few weeks ago and said it was worth visiting.

I will add my 2 cents about Priscilla of Boston. I bought my dress there and I’ve been very happy the service I’ve received so far. I would also check out Nicole Miller (2 locations- 1 in Philly, 1 in Manayunk). They were having a sample sale when I stopped by last week.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2009

While my Maid/Matron of Honor was in town a few weeks ago, we checked out The Sample Rack at La Fourno.  It’s basically one room filled to the brim with designer dresses and other high-end finds above a tiny Italian restaurant on South Street (I think it’s 6th and South). You have to call ahead of time to make an appointment.  If you are on the smaller side, this could be your "dress heaven" — there are tons from which you can choose.  Larger sizes are harder to find, but apparently they get new dresses in all of the time.  

I’m not really ready to begin thinking about dress shopping, let alone purchasing, but it was a good place to at least get my feet wet. If you are looking for a pampered experience, this is not the place to go.  Bargain shoppers, however, may have a hard time leaving empty handed!   

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2009

yogigal… I am not sure if you were able to come back to philly since your last vist but I just bought my dress from Sarina Ann’s in Ardmore on Tuesday. I got a Paloma Blanca Dress for $975 and it was in excellent condition. All I have to get done is the hem and the bustle. The ladies there are really nice and its a place where you would walk away with the dress in hand. They do have some higher end designers, I tired on a few Romona Keveza and Melissa Sweet dresses. I do agree with the posts above that Priscilla of Boston’s customer service is great but I just couldnt afford the dresses that I loved on me.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I also bought my dress from Sabrina Ann, just last Friday.  It is a Mikaella, and it is absolutely gorgeous.  I tried on a bunch of dresses and designers, but I knew this one was for me.  It was a sample, and just needs to be hemmed and a bustle.  I got it for $700 and I couldn’t be happier!  It was a great experience for me, and I would really recommend Sabrina Ann for any brides who are on a budget.

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