(Closed) Anyone been to Glamour Closet in L.A? Is it worth going?

posted 8 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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10 posts
Newbee

Hi!

I did check out Glamour Closet when I first started looking for dresses, twice actually. Both times I wasn’t able to try anything on as there was a huge waiting list to try on dresses and I was pressed for time.  The shop is very small but it does have a nice collection of designer dresses.  However, all of them are samples and  (but I could swear there were a couple of brand spankin’ new Reem Acra dresses!).  Also, the sizes are typically in the 10s or 12s.  The smallest dress I found was a size 8.  So keep that in mind.

If you are looking for a designer dress but don’t want to pay designer prices, it might be worth your time.  Be prepared to have some alterations and/or dry cleaning before you can wear it down the aisle though.

Good luck, hope you find the dress!  I ended up getting mine at the Monique Lhuillier sample sale.  🙂

Post # 4
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi,

I’ve been to Glamour Closet! Definitely worth the trip! The girls who work there are nice. Caitlin helped me and she is so cool! The price range of the gowns is about $1400-$3000. They have a decent selection including high-end stuff like Vera Wang, Amsale, lots of Reem Acra and most of the gowns are in really good condition.

I believe you can try on up to 8 during one session. They only have 2 dressing rooms, and I hear weekends are very busy. I’ve been there during the week when no one else is there and it’s a dream!

Good Luck, hope you find The One!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i went 2x, once for the december sale which was madness, the 2nd time on a wednesday morning. the 2nd time i had the place and attendant to myself…i tried on some amazing dresses but didn’t find “the one.” totally worth taking a weekday morning off imo.

Post # 6
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Glamour Closet was the first place I went to look for dresses! I highly recommend it. The sales people are really laid back (read – NOT PUSHY). The way it works is that they give you a little baggie of clips. You go around and clip the dresses you want to try on (up to 8) and then they pull them when you are ready. You can even take pictures, which is great!

You buy them off the rack so unless you wear between a size 8 or 10, you may need some serious alterations if you like a dress. The dresses that I saw ranged from $2k-5K, but they are all designer gowns.

I recommend that you not go on the weekends. It’s very busy. If you do, go early when it opens. I went on a weekday afternoon, and even with 3 people shopping in the place, it was a bit stalling for service. 

I ended up getting my dress elsewhere, but I do think that this is a great place to look for a dress

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went here recently after reading pretty good reviews, and was in and out of there in 5 minutes.  The store is pretty small and they seemed to have a decent selection, but none of the dresses were for me.  I don’t like too much beading/metal detail on the dress and most of the dresses here had a lot of that.  If that’s your thing and you don’t care to have a dress that’s from a current season – it’s def worth checking out!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went to the one in San Francisco.  I tried on a few dresses…2 were somewhat decent.  I think it’s a great place to keep stopping by and checking the selection, but if you know what you want, the likelihood of finding it there won’t be that high.  The selection is very limited.  Still, I got to try on a Vera which was cool and there was absolutely no pressure.

Post # 9
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208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Boy. Sure wished I lived in California. 🙂 That is awesome. We don’t have anything like that in Mi.

Post # 10
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278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went to the one in San Francisco and went on a weekday, so you might not have the same experience on a weekend. It’s definitely worth trying, on the small chance you might find an incredible deal, but it might only be worth it if you’re close to sample size. I would have had to alter the dresses way too much for it to be worth it. But the service was amazing considering it’s supposed to be a “discount” store.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Orange County Performing Arts Center

I went to Glamour Closet on a weeknight and it was empty. They were really nice and helpful.  I tried on 6 dresses and liked 2 of them, but since they all started at $1000, it was out of my budget.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love Glamor Closet! The people that work there are so nice, helpful, no pressure, and you can take all the photos you want! Despite lots of people on the boards disliking my choice, I think I’m going to get my #2 dress from there. A Vera Wang discounted from $8000 to $1800 is a pretty sweet deal for me.

Post # 13
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35 posts
Newbee

I say it may be worth it if you don’t mind waiting for a long time.

I went there on time for my appt and there was a girl waiting before me and another girl trying stuff on. I waited for about 30 minutes and the girl that was ahead of me was getting impatient and so was I because they wer eonly letting ONE person go at a time….

 

I didn’t think their selections were good either. But I could have just gone there on a wrong day. 

Post # 14
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really want to go to Glamour Closet even though I already have my dress and my wedding’s in four weeks. I only went shopping twice so I really feel like I missed out on the “playing dress up” experience. Anybody want to go together next Friday? I need to take advantage of furloughs. 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Had to give this super old thread a bump, because I found my dress there! Went on a weekday shortly after they opened (definitely recommended—apparently you can end up waiting for hours on the weekend) and there was no one else in the store, so the consultant was able (and willing) to spend extra time with me. Definitely come ready to buy if you find one you like, because they pretty much just have one of each dress in whatever size it happens to be in. Found my dress for less than $1000, although it will need a bit of cleaning and alterations.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I concur! I found my dress there for under $1,000, though it was at least one size too big upon purchase, and the staff was right on with their estimate for alterations – $500.  I went with one of their referrals for alterations and am very glad I did – her name was Ann, and she was very patient and kind.  A nice French lady who did an impeccable job on a very stylized dress that needed to fit like a glove.  I think I met with her 5 times total b/c I kept losing weight (didn’t even mean to towards the end), and she didn’t charge me more than her initial estimate.  So yes, the dress ended up slightly exceeding my budget with alterations, but I shuffled around money in other budget areas to make it work.  Totally worth it in my opinion b/c I have never seen this dress on anyone else, plus it was the designer dress I thought I could never afford on my own… perfect for my venue, exactly the look/cut I wanted, etc.

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