(Closed) wanna hear about your Kleinfelds experience!!!

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Post # 3
639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

ooo, jealous.  my dress is anne barge – i love her designs!

Post # 4
125 posts
Blushing bee

Have fun!  I went about 2 months ago and bought my dress!  I had a wonderful experience and really didn’t feel any pressure to try on anything that was above my price range (which for Kleinfeld’s was low).  So anything negative you have heard from the show is definitely exaggerated for TV.  If it is a sample sale day it might be crazy, but it is a Monday so you have that going for you!!!  It is a really large place, but I still felt very attended to and the center of attention.  Hope this helps!  Hope you find your wedding dress!

Post # 5
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i didn’t buy my dress there but i had a good experience.  i worked with debbie (and randy too) and they were so nice.  i’m not sure they really got what i was going for and i wished i could’ve stayed a little longer and tried on a few more.  it seemed that once dresses i liked were starting to come out, the appointment was almost over.  but, they didn’t pressure me, they were patient and they were super nice to the 9 people i had with me (i don’t recommend having 9 people with you by the way).  bring LOTS of pics of dresses you like with you and be willing to try on what they recommend even if you don’t think you will like it.  there was dress that i almost got that randy pulled for me.  hated it on the hanger and loved it on…family and friends didn’t love it though but point is… it doesn’t hurt to try.

Post # 8
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hi! I’ve shared this on other boards, but I had an amazing experience at Kfeld. My consultant actually wasn’t good, I would not recommend her (Barbara), but Randy was amazing! I think he knew Barbara was lazy and unmotivated to help me so he went out of his way to bring me a bunch of dresses, I got ‘veiled’ every time and he made me feel like a princess! This was the only dress appointment that I allowed others to attend as dress shopping is sooo much easier alone. It was more for the experience. Randy was spot-on with his selections, but at the end of the day Kfeld didn’t even carry the dress I ended up getting, a custom Priscilla of Boston dress.

Post # 9
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had a great experience at Kleinfeld. I don’t know what the trunk show scene is like – I’m guessing slightly insane – but my regular appointment was great. I worked with Renee. I knew pretty much exactly what I wanted and brought a bunch of pictures of essentially the same dress. We stuck to my price range (no pressure to go higher) and while I ended up with a dress slightly higher than what I said the max was, I also had said that the max number could be upped a few hundred for the perfect dress and she also gave me a little bit of a discount. She took me and my mom into the stock room and we pulled dresses together, but the one I ended up falling in love with is one she found for me. They know their stuff there! She was also really honest about how the sash I tried on with the dress was overpriced because it was a Lhuillier sash, which surprised me. The only bad part of the whole thing was that I didn’t get any Randy time. I saw him while I was there, though. 

Post # 10
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I was very reluctant to go to Kleinfeld’s, but I had and continue to have a wonderful experience with them.  I bought my dress there (Henry Roth, check out his line!) and worked with a really great consultant – Erika.  She was attentive and sensitive and really helpful.  Also, I know it’s their job, but EVERYONE who works there came by when I was in my dress and told me I looked amazing – it was an ego booster if nothing else – have the best time!

Post # 11
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve also shared on other boards, but my experience was great.  I went in and met with Keasha who was totally lovely – she made all my bridesmaids feel very comfortable.  I was unsure if I wanted lace or satin at that point so I tried on lots of both kinds of dresses.  Also, she didn’t pressure me at all.  If she got one dress on me and I hated it, that was it, done, off it came. Randy was a hoot – he told me I looked beautiful in everything!  My mother and I had very different opinions about the dress, so though I didn’t find my dress on the first visit they booked me a second visit within 2 days. 

On that next trip we were even able to go into the stockroom (which my maids loved!) and she encouraged us to pull anything we thought would work.  They even had us up in front of the webcam so I could show my mom the dress at home.  All in all they were totally lovely, and gave me a trunk show discount on the dress!  Oh – definitely check the trunk show schedules – I knew Amsale was having a trunk show that same weekend so they gave me the trunk show discount (15%) on my dress.

Post # 12
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ eriqua–my dress is a henry roth too!!  although actually i think it may be from his sister Michelle’s line, but not sure since i have never seen it anywhere online.  i went to Kleinfeld’s and it was a Henry/Michelle Roth trunk show (which i didnt know before i arrived).  i worked with Keasha and Randy and they were wonderful.  I only had my mother and one friend with me so it was not chaotic.  Overall it was lovely and organized and I got my dress!!!  

One bit of advice:  I was living in DC before my wedding, so I opted not to get my alterations done at Kleinfeld’s.  I felt VERY pressured to have them done there (they definitely tried to terrify me into thinking no one else was capable of doing alterations).  But I think if you live in an area where you can find an independent seamstress, I think you will do much better price-wise.  (At Kleinfeld’s they charge a flat fee for alterations, regardless of whether you re-make the whole dress or just have it hemmed…almost $1000 i think!).  Because I lived in DC I knew I would be able to find a god capable seamstress to handle my dress, so I didnt go back to Kleinfelds for alterations, which was a great decision.  

Post # 13
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i’m so happy to see this topic! i’m going next friday (pnina trunk show will still be on!), and i’m REALLY nervous because i have no intention of buying that day.  however, i am almost certain that i will end up getting my dress at kleinfeld.  i’ve been swooning over a certain pnina dress for the past six months and nothing has made it budge from the top of my top dresses list.  most of my other top choices can be found only at kleinfeld in the US/northeast as well, so it’s not like i’m coming in to play dress-up.  i’m genuinely interested in buying, i just have to figure out what works best onto me (and get my mother, who’ll write the check, to come with to be won over by the dress…).  ugh. i am so nervous about this.  i know how they hate “missed sales” and appointments with people who don’t want to buy that day. i hope their frustration and disdain for such customers is at least slightly exaggerated on the show. 

my wedding is still a year and a half away, so it’s still a bit early for me to buy, but i’m almost certain that i will not change my mind about this dress. i’m going mostly because i want the opportunity to meet pnina and beg her not to discontinue the style!!!!

Post # 16
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I want to go sooo badly. It’s one of those things where my wedding is going to be small and low-key, so I could either blow all my money on a dress, or just get a cheap dress and keep everything low key. I’m sure you can tell what I’d love to do! But alas, I don’t know if I could justify such spending. I will live vicariously through you girls!

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