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Where to dress shop??

Hello girls! I am scouting dress shops in the DC/ NOVA area so I can make an appointment when my mom and MOH & Matron OH come in to town. I've looked up some reviews and came up with the following list:
  • Betsy Robinson (Baltimore, a little far but good reviews)
  • Bobbis Bridal (Fairfax, VA)
  • Lilys's Bridal (Baltimore)
  • Global Bridal Gallery (Alexandria, VA)
  • Rosalins Bridal Botique (Falls Church, VA)
I love the Maggie Sottero line, so would like to make sure where I shop also carries it. I'm pretty sure all on this list do. I am planning to go on a Friday and then on Saturday if needed (will make appointments with a couple of them).

Any Suggestions on if you visited any of the above would be truly appreciated!!

Thanks!
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Re: Where to dress shop??

  • edited December 2011
    I have been to Bobbi's and they were great. Here are a bunch more for you to look at. All were recommended by other knotties and I have been to several of them. Bridal Images Rockville Chamille de vi Springfield mall I do I do bridal Rockville Priscilla of Boston, Tysons White Swan Vienna Hitched Georgetown Hannelore's alexandria I can provide you with reviews on some out them if you need it.
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  • edited December 2011
    Didn't look to see which ones carry Maggie Sottero or not.
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  • edited December 2011
    The only shop listed above that I have experience with is Roslin's. The interior is very small and outdated, but they have a great selection of dresses. The owners were really helpful and not pushy at all. They let my girls and I hang out in the dressing room (which are huge) without watching us like a hawk. I read the reviews on Yelp and it looks like they carry a lot of Maggie Sottero's. The price point is also on the lower end. If you're looking for the bridal experience (basking the the pre-wedding glow whilst standing on a platform for your friends to admire you, while drinking champagne) this place is not for you.

    I know you didn't mention it above, but don't go to Katherine's in Alexandria. The sales people are really pushy and they don't have that great a selction of gowns. Just not worth the trip.  I purchased from Ellie's in Alexandria. Had a pretty good experience and would recommend it to purchase the dress, but not for alterations (I saved $250 by going elsewhere).

    If you plan on going on Saturday, you need to make an appointment at each place. When I called for an appt at Ellie's (a week in advance), they only had 1 time slot left. No time slot=no dressing room=waste of time. I would just hate for you to make the trip then not be given the customer service which is really necessary for making this important purchase.
  • edited December 2011
    I really loved Chevy Chase Bridal.  I think the only big one missing is Carine's Bridal.  Unfortunately Priscilla of B is closing.
  • Cocobean77Cocobean77 member
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    edited December 2011
    Really appreciating all the feedback. Never thought looking for a place to try on gowns would need as much research. But with so many of the reviews on yelp being negative, makes you want to avoid some of them completely!
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  • lclemencelclemence member
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    edited December 2011
    Priscilla of Boston is having a sale on all their sample dresses. Everything in the store is 40% off! I was going to cancel my appointment there next week when I heard they were closing, but not now!
  • osterhoutaosterhouta member
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    edited December 2011
    I got mine at Riziks and had a great experience.  Stay awayfrom Ellies in Old Town.  My mom ordered her dress from there 4 months before the wedding and 2 weeks before the wedding they called and said it was discontinued and she wouldn't be getting it!  Not sure what the heck they were doing for the  3 1/2 months in between but it was crazy!
  • edited December 2011
    I went to Janeatte's in Manassas. It's far out but I thought they had a good selection and were less expensive than closer in places. The people weren't as friendly as I'd have liked, but it was worth it for the price.
  • edited December 2011
    I been to White Swan in Vienna. I didn't like it at all. Customer service is really suck. They don't help you. I didn't like the way they treat their merchandise. She stepped all over the dress that I picked out, throw tiara on the floor, then pick it up and put it on my head, very disrespectful.
  • edited December 2011
    Go to the Bridal Closet in Vienna. They carry Sottero Migley.  for Beverly.  She is awesome. I went in with one idea. She convinced me , without being pushy, to try on a dress that I wouldn;t have originally considered and it ended up being the One.  I went to Rosalin's and although they carried the same dress cheaper, I felt the service wasn't as good. 
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