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Wedding dress mission in LA - help!

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#1 KittenHeart

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    Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:20 PM

    Ok, so far I've been to 6 bridal stores in Los Angeles... in one weekend mind you

    I can't believe I found NOTHING... everything I've been scouting online and in Bridal magazines is not available in california... Melissa Sweet Reverie for example is NOT sold out here.

    I'm going nuts, I'm looking for a strapless, sweetheart chiffon, flowy beachy look. Everything for some reason seems to have beading or jewels on it which I want none of. I want beautiful draping and fabric flower details.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for good bridal stores out here to try on that style and then at least I can order the dress online if I need to?

    Thanks to any help!

    #2 zorlack76

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      Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:34 PM

      One thing is for certain, Davids Bridal (if you have one out there) may destroy your dress if you buy it there or online. I, from the sounds of things several other brides on here, would NOT recommend them. So many people have had HORRIBLE experiences with them. Best of luck to you!

      #3 *Meagan*

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        Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:43 PM

        have you looked at maggie sottero dresses?! She is my absolutely favorite! and has some amazing dresses!!! I went for one dress and left with something completely different. try to be open minded about all dresses bc most of them are masterpieces in disguise. Check our her website!

        Designer Wedding Gowns Featuring the Best Fit in the Industry - Maggie Sottero Bridal

        good luck! keep us posted!

        #4 holstang

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          Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:53 PM

          I am one of the unfortunate David's Bridal brides out there. But I knew going in what NOT to expect- good service, knowledge, etc. They really are the Wal-Mart of the bridal stores, that's for sure.

          With that, I've heard nothing but super rave reviews for La Soie. A good source for recommendations is Yelp. They have tons of resources for you!

          Hope this helps and good luck!

          #5 KittenHeart

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            Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:19 PM

            Thank you all for the suggestions!

            David's Bridal is very near by but I am not willing to go there... I have heard terrible things.

            Maggie Sottero has beautiful dresses I just wasn't sure where to find any, I will start looking specifically for that brand and give her a try.

            La Soie is on my list to go to this weekend, hopefully that works out for me! =)

            I'll post my dress if I succeed

            #6 *Meagan*

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              Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

              Los Angeles , CA 90014
              Ibex International
              836 South Los Angeles Street
              Phone: (213) 627-7532

              Los Angeles , CA 90013
              Minguita's Bridal
              210 West 3Rd Street
              Phone: (213) 626-7858

              Los Angeles , CA 90025
              The Image
              2130 Sawtelle Boulevard #209
              Phone: (310) 312-5500

              Los Angeles , CA 90010
              Wilshire Bridal
              3818-22 Wilshire Boulevard
              Phone: (213) 388-2297

              Los Angeles , CA 90013
              Young Angels Inc.
              514 South Broadway
              Phone: (213) 614-0742

              Those are the LA locations for Maggie dresses! If you go to maggiesottero.com and go to store locator just click california and it will list every store they are sold at! Hope that helps!

              #7 KittenHeart

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                Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:30 PM

                Wow thank you so much future_mrs2010!!!

                I'm gonna check them out, I feel better already =)

                #8 msjcastillo

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                  Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:12 AM

                  I know you specified Los Angeles but on the off-chance you're willing to take a drive. Check out The Dresser in Fullerton. I had a humuliating experience at DB & was turned off to shopping for a gown for months. In any case, the experience at The Dresser definitely made up for it & it's where I ordered my gown.

                  The Dresser
                  112-A West Commonwealth Ave
                  Fullerton, CA 92832
                  (714) 870-7101

                  #9 purrfected

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                    Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:32 AM

                    Kitten, I have found that dress shopping in LA is tough. Lots of places to choose from, but all I found was that they all come with lots of attitude! Have you tried looking at priceless bridals? I will send you a pm with the link. They are located in the valley. I watch Good Day LA and this is where Jillian bought her dress. She did a special segment on how cheap and great they were. I looked at it online, but went to their store to actually try on dresses. They were great to work with. Good luck and I know you will find your dream dress!

                    #10 Jess

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                      Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:32 PM

                      Did you go to Robertson yet? There are a bunch of bridal stores on that street with dresses like you are talking about...I warn you though, a lot are overpriced...so if you find one you love, call around and look online to see if you can get a better price elsewhere...my friend and I did this and save $1,000 on hers!

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