I bought my Dress in Prince Edward Island, which is pretty much across the country, and $850 flight from where I live, and I regret it! I could have gotten the same dress here, at home, but since I bought it the shop went under, and now I'm stressed and still waiting for my dress that was supposed to arrive a month ago. Plus if there's a problem with it when I do get it, I'm screwed, because I'm not going back to PEI to get it fixed from a shop that no longer exists. We were there visiting family who lives there, so I didn't make a special trip for it, but I did find a dress that I loved and I thought, "what could go wrong" so I bought it!
I wish I had bought it closer to home, and then I could use the seamstress that the shop recommends and if they screw up they guarantee their work. As it is, I have to find a seamstress, and she wont be guaranteeing her work..sooo I don't know how I feel about it.
I had a client who bought her dress from Kleinfelds, and she felt the service was rude and rushed, and they put alot of pressure on her to buy. She also recieved the dress and it was too small!! They ordered the wrong size or something, so she had to lose a bunch of weight, which is not a good stress to put on a bride a few months before the wedding!
Anyways, I don't want to be negative, I'm sure if you go in prepared to walk away in case you don't find something there, you'll be fine. But I'de suggest going with an open mind that the one you already loved might be "the one" just in case!! You don't want to buy there just because it's kleinfelds. And Do some research because if you find one at Kleinfelds and you can buy it somewhere closer to home, I'de suggest you do that! (though I doubt Kleinfelds would go under, it's still easier to deal with issue's in person).