Post # 1
Has anyone else heard this? A co-worker read it on WWD, but I can’t get the full story. It says David’s Bridal will close all Priscilla of Boston divisions and salons and will retire the Priscilla of Boston brand…
Freaking out just a bit I guess…
Post # 3
THat would be very sad since my dress is POB 🙁
Post # 4
Wow! I hadn’t heard that at all. My veils, Flower Girl dress & all accessories were from POB and I LOVED my experience there. I hope it’s not true.
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Post # 6
@moderndaisy: Yeah, I loved your dress too 🙁
Post # 7
Oh no! What am I going to do? No wonder I can’t get through to the salon at all! Wonder if they will get my dress in early or give me all of my money back?? I can’t believe such a well established company is closing…!
Post # 8
Yes, they are. I just received a call from my consultant stating they are closing. They are taking no new orders or alterations. However, my salon (Washington, D.C., (Tysons Corner, VA)) said the doors will be open until December 31.
Also, my salon is selling everything at 40% off starting tomorrow (the store is closed today).
Post # 9
this is so sad! i love POB dresses!
Post # 10
wow, that’s certainly unexpected. they have/had very lovely dresses, i’m sad to see them go down.
Post # 11
Sad. I bought my Melissa Sweet at POB.
Post # 12
I just posted it on the wrong board…I live in Boston and just saw this on Boston.com
Priscilla of Boston, the wedding dress maker that opened 65 years ago on Newbury Street, is closing.
David’s Bridal, which owns Priscilla, will keep all of its salons open through Dec. 31, according to a post on the company website.
“After nearly 65 years of serving some of America’s most beautiful brides, we have made the difficult decision to close our salons after a thorough review of the business environment,” the statement reads. “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to help women across the country look their best on one of the most important days of their lives.”
Priscilla has 19 stores across the country, including one in Boston. The company says Priscilla employs 61 people in Massachusetts — 21 in the Boylston Street store and 40 in the corporate office in Charlestown.
Post # 13
As an edit to my post above and the caveat that this is what I heard from my consultant (i.e. I don’t know if the other salons will be doing the same):
- You can pick up your dressesd at anytime up until they close on December 31.
- While they won’t be starting any new alterations, those in progress will continue.
- Those who need alterations to their dress (those not already started), PoB will have a list of local seamstresses they recommend.
That’s all I have for now. This is so out-of-the blue and sad, I’ve had a completely wonderful experience with Priscilla and can’t believe they are closing. If I learn anything new I’ll post it here.
Post # 14
I posted in the Boston board earlier (didn’t see this post), but key is if you have bridesmaid dresses yet to be ordered from here. Have until the 12th to get it done. If your party has not yet ordered any, you’re out of luck. This only works if the order is partially in.
Post # 15
@chicadee411: If you click on the link in the post I made above… “a post on the company website”… it will bring you to all of the info about current orders etc. I know you must be panicing, but they seem to have it all under control.
Post # 16
I was in POB literally last week to start my alterations 🙁 🙁
and my bridesmaid dresses haven’t come in yet and they were supposed to be altered there too 🙁
AHHHH. I had the best experience there 🙁