I had a wonderful experience shopping for bridal gowns at Brides of France on Hennepin. I loved the store's atmosphere, it felt like being in a small shop in Europe. The gowns and service did not disappoint. I was shopping for a particular European gown, and was pleased that they had many samples to try. The salesperson was helpful, not pushy. I liked that the sales staff were not 19-year-olds. In all, it was a perfect gown shopping experience.
I want to point out that I did research before and after my shopping experience...a previous reviewer was disappointed after comparing prices on the internet. So far, BOF prices have been competitive. I feel this is a real bargain because the shop offers services not available on the web-- there's no way to try on gowns online! I like to support local businesses, and if their prices are anything close to web prices I will definitely buy from Brides of France.
Not the best it could have been. I must write a fair review for BOF. I experienced excellent customer service, and therefore decided to buy my bridal gown at the Edina Location. However, as soon as I bought the gown, the service was horrible. No discounts were valid from their website and no real explanations were given why. Careful buying anything from this company, as it is clear that they could care less about you AFTER you have spent $500 plus from them, like I had.
comme ci, comme ca. Purchased a beautiful dress at BoF and had a wonderful experience, until I searched for a photo of the dress online to email Mom. Found the same dress I was verbally told was "half of retail" for only 5% more online. Called and was given a "maybe discontinued, they don't have overhead" explanation, but that does little to quash my anger at feeling deceived. Forget the pressure, leave for an hour, research, and return to buy the dress if the price Really IS right.
Editorial Review. Family-owned, bridal consignment/tuxedo salon offering new, vintage and off-the-rack designer dresses, bridesmaid gowns and accessories.
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