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Gta Ritche Bridal Closing/seamstress Recommendations

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Good news for budget friendly brides - For all GTA brides, the boutique Ritche Bridal is closing down because the owners of 64 years are retiring. Everything is on sale and bridesmaids dresses are 50% off.

 

The bad news -  I bought my dress from Ritche and it is supposed to arrive late September to the boutique. The store is closing in November so I will not get to use their in house alternations (which was a huge selling point in me buying the dress from there). I am very upset by this because I do not have a place to store my dress during the alternation process/am losing the convenience of the one stop shopping wedding dress experience. My sister and mom both bought their wedding dresses from here (and had alternations done) and the dresses turned out absolutely beautiful.

 

None the less this situation is out of my control, so I am trying to stay positive! Just wondering if anyone have seamstress recommendations in the GTA? 

 

Also, does anyone know if the seamstress keeps your dress between fitting sessions or do you have to bring it back and forth?

 

Any help would be VERY appreciated :) 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry you had to deal with this I hoped it worked out. It seems to be every few months a new store will be in the  'if' stage and to the 'when' stage.  Big businesses like this don't notify the employees or customers before they close down...that would cause even more losses.  One day there are signs on the door and the business is done.  And lots of people (employees and customers...not to mention the creditors that they owe millions to) get screwed immediately with little help to be found anywhere.  Look at alfred angelo, although they had less retail stores than David's Bridal, they may have had more sales than them as a company.  They were the largest manufacturer of dresses and were carried by thousands of independent stores across the world (not just the 60+ branded stores they had).  If you google search Davids Bridal going bankrupt, they are listed on all the sites that post retail stores on life support.  They have more debt than they will be able to service in 2019 and the only question right now is if they'll make it that far.  Once the debt comes due, it's almost a 100% certainty that the company will be done.  But it's also more probable than not that the bankruptcy will happen much sooner than that.  The argument about them getting a new line or how big they are isn't a good argument if you look at the history of how these normally happen.  Alfred Angelo had a brand new line of dresses that never even hit the stores but were made overseas already...those all made their first appearances at the liquidation auctions.  I'm not trying to scare anyone here, but just trying to make sure that people understand that when a company gets to this point, it's definitely a roll of the dice if you are ordering something that you can't take home today.  How much of a risk?  That's hard to say, but I am extremely confident that the pain felt when alfred angelo closed 61 stores will be even greater when Davids Bridal closes 300+ stores…and when there are other great discount dress stores out there like Bridepower or Vows Bridal Outlet on the East Coast or Brilliant Bridal in the West (and plenty of others as well), I don’t think I would personally recommend any of my friends to take that risk!  But that’s just me:)

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