(Closed) Worst Dress Shopping Experience Ever… (sorry long)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Call the manager or owner of the store and tell them about your experience.  That is appalling. 

Post # 5
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456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh my god, that sounds horrible! I’m so sorry you had such a bad experience.  I have to say though,  i find dress shopping in NYC is very erratic – i.e., one person’s experience at one place is horrendous and another person has a great experience.  For example, i went dress shopping to two places with a friend and she had a horrendous experience at place A and a wonderful experience at place B.  I went to the same two places and place A was AMAZING to me and place B was ok, but a bit inflexible.

Also, a lot depends on the consultant that you have.  If you do write a review, you may want to mention her name so people can avoid seeing her (though if it’s a really tiny place, they may not have a choice).

Hope the rest of your trips are better!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow, you put up with a lot!  That sounds awful!

I’d suggest posting a review to at least warn other brides to stay the heck out of this place.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow, you put up with a lot!  That sounds awful!

I’d suggest posting a review to at least warn other brides to stay the heck out of this place.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That sounds like a great example of why people hate New Yorkers.  And unfortunately, that sounds like such a SoHo type salon.  (I feel like you have to be a certain level of cool to shop in that area). 

I’m sorry your experience was so crappy.  🙁  And I’m also glad you are able to realize it’s not indicative of all bridal salons.  I think a bad review is a good plan, and if you don’t feel comfortable writing it in a wedding section, maybe post it on Yelp.  As far as i know, they don’t require confirmation of bad reviews.  And it doesn’t seem like anything you’re saying is at all embellished, so I don’t see a problem in sharing your experience and providing a proper warning to others. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Seriously what is up with rude dress shops?  I have been to a rude dress shop also.  It was terrible.  I was shocked that they would act that way.  How do they make a sale.  I reviewed my bad experiance on yelp and there were 8 other bad reviews.  Maybe you could write a review too.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

What an awful experience! Especially since you think she’s the owner of the store! You’d think the owner would be fawning all over you trying to get your business. Very interesting. 

PS. For some reason I thought you were already married…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

That really sounds bad.  I’m sorry you had to endure something like that during a wedding dress experience.  I would contact the manager, write a bad review, and more if I could!!  Simply because that should NEVER be done!

I went into boutiques that didn’t have dresses I could try on as well.  I’m 5’4, and at the time, wore a size 16-18.  A lot of them wanted to hold the dresses up in front of me as well and then buy them.  Evidently there are a lot of stores that do that, (come to find out).  But, because I’m a bigger girl, I need to try these puppies on before I drop that amount of money.  However, all these stores that did that were very pleasant about it.  Its just the way business works (their business) … and this woman should never be allowed to deal with brides (let alone ppl!) again!

I went to Alfred Angelos and had a great experience.  Decided to do the BMs dresses there too … and I have a large party and they handled it very well.  What I loved most about my consultant is that she was honet and really understood where I was coming from.  AND, the best part?  They had such a large array of sizes … I was able to try on ANY dress I wanted.  (magazine, or display)  Good luck!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

i would definitely write a bad review. there was one place i went to in my city and i had read several consistent bad reviews before i went. i went anyway because i was hoping they had different maggie samples that other stores did not. anyway. having read the bad reviews helped to know what to expect (and they had been right about everything) and helped me deal with because i wasn’t caught off guard or offended.  

Post # 14
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What is the name of the place?

Post # 15
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456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

erasing reviews is so shady! how ridiculous… also, i’m pretty shocked at how horrible so many bridal salons are. I mean you’re contemplating spending a lot of $ on a dress at their store, they should be treating you like royalty, not like they are doing you a favor by seeing you!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Aww, that sounds absolutely awful. I have to say, this happens a lot during dress shopping and notjust in SoHo. I pretty much had your experience to a tee in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Who would have thunk it? It was a far cry from midtown Manhattan where I was treated like a Queen haha. Don’t let it get you down, I hope you enjoy the rest of your shopping experience. Where are you off to on Monday?

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