58 total reviews
Unlike most brides, shopping for a wedding dress was not something I was looking forward to doing. Fortunately, I chose Claire's Fashions Inc as my first stop, and I'm very happy I did. My Bridal Consultant, Samantha, was wonderful! She helped to make it a painless process by quickly collecting all of the dresses that I asked to see, and she even pulled some of her favorites for me to try on. She was great at clipping larger dresses to fit my body, and she was extremely polite when giving her opinion. After trying on about fifteen dresses, I left the boutique with two favorites, and I was also able to find the perfect dress for my nine bridesmaids. A few weeks later, I ventured to another boutique where I tried to top the two gowns that I loved from Claire's, but it was impossible. I soon returned to Claire's on my own knowing that I had to choose between two beautiful gowns. Being that I am horrible at making big decisions, I slipped in and out of both dresses multiple times. Samantha was nothing but patient with me and helped to calm me down when the stress was overwhelming. After an hour and a half of confusion, I finally followed my intuition and purchased a gorgeous David Tutera gown. I am nothing but thrilled with my final decision, and I cannot wait to wear my dress down the aisle. I also look forward to returning to Claire's to work with Samantha and all of my bridesmaids!
Claire's Fashions has a great variety of bridal gowns and the staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. The first dress I tried on ended up being the ONE! I could not have had a more positive wonderful experience:)
Small shop with personalized attention. Reasonable prices and nice selection.
I went to Claire's Fashions hoping to find my wedding dress, and I was so happy I did! Cyrena was wonderful helping me find the perfect dress for an outdoor beach wedding--all the dresses she had me try on were light yet still detailed and elegant, exactly what I wanted. The gowns were all absolutely gorgeous, and I found THE DRESS at Claire's. I'm so excited to wear it at my wedding!
I decided to get my wedding dress in Delaware because it is near where I grew up and there is no sales tax. I made 3 bridal appointments for one Saturday.
The first appointment was at another place in Delaware (NOT Claire's) and was absolutely terrible. They only let me pick out 5 dresses total and kept putting me in the same style dress over and over, even though I told them I didn't like the way it looked on me. After trying on 7 dresses and not liking any of them, they promptly told me, "Well, we're sorry that we couldn't help you." This let me know that the appointment was over, even though it had only been 40 minutes and my appointment was supposed to be 60-90 minutes.
Then I went to Claire's. This experience was much different and much more positive. They gave me a gigantic book of pictures of wedding dresses and told me to put a sticky note on every dress that I liked. They even told me I could flag every one if I wanted to. Then, my consultant Lauren pulled all of the dresses that I flagged.
She had me try on different styles back to back to make it easier when deciding what I like on my body. For instance, I tried on a fit and flare and realized that I hated that style. Lauren then cut out all of the fit and flares from the dresses that I flagged, so that I didn't have to waste my time trying them on. Then she put me in something all lace and I realized that I liked some "bling" on it. From then on, she only put me in dresses that had some bling. The very last dress that I tried on had been narrowed down to exactly what I said I liked and that was my dress! We even canceled my appointment with the third place because I just loved my dress so much.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Claire's Fashions and about the consultant Lauren. It was a fantastic experience, Lauren took her time with the appointment (I was there for 2.5 hours), she really listened to what I said I liked, and, to top it all off, it was during a trunk show so I got 10% off! As an added bonus, I can now go back and get my bridesmaids dresses there for 10% off. What a perfect experience for my perfect day.
I went to Claire's to try on a dress I had previously tried on in Center City Philadelphia. The price Claire's quoted me was $800 less than the dress in Center City, plus no sales tax (Delaware), plus Claire's was having an Allure trunk show a few weeks later where I would be able to get 10% off. Shana, my gown consultant, was extremely helpful, and was the only person (of 7 dress shops) that used the clips well enough to tighten the dresses for me to actually see what the dresses would like it in my size. Great experience and wonderful prices on gowns. Highly recommend!
I had my bridal appointment on November 1st with consultant Shana at Claire's. I can't begin to explain how pleased I was with the entire experience. I went during the Allure trunk show so the appointment highlighted many Allure gowns with a few other designers. I'm a plus size bride (size 16/18) so I was very nervous about my dress shopping experience. Shana made me feel so comfortable and confident in every single dress I tried on - whether they were too big or too small, she wouldn't let me leave the dressing room until I said I felt good. I can't tell you how important that was for me. Shana was great with my large group of ladies and gave me the true "Say Yes to the Dress" experience. I found my dress that day and was so happy that it was with Claire's. We actually have an appointment very soon for the bridesmaids dresses and I hope that I am with Shana again.
My mom and I chose Claire's to begin my dress search at a reccomendation of her coworkers. When someone called to confirm my appointment it was suggested that I go on their website and create a wish list. When I arrived at the shop I was greeted by Sharlyn, my helpful consultant, and her assistants. The dresses I had selected were already ready on a rack for me to try on. As the appointment progressed the idea of my dream dress changed dramatically. But just forty-five minutes later I had purchased my wedding dress. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Just what I was looking for!
Claire's Fashions is a great boutique with many dresses and great consultants to work with. Shana was absolutely amazing. So patient and knowledgeable and really took the time to help me find what I wanted! Thank you so much!
I went to 5 different bridal shops and Claire's was my favorite. Their staff is great as well as their selection. I recommend Claire's to all my friends.
I have nothing but compliments to say about Claire's. For my first appointment I went during the week because I had no clue what I wanted. I am so glad I went during the week, they were not busy and let me take my time. I wasn't rushed and they helped me stay in my budget. Everyone was so nice!! My mom even bought her dress there because they were all so amazing. Highly recommend!!
Claire's was not my first dress hunting destination but it was definitely my last! I walked in and was greeted warmly, taken to a private room with couches and a platform. I was handed a binder of just about every style/taste imaginable, and was encouraged to try on as many as is like. The girl who worked with us was great and so helpful! I tried about fifty gowns on and went back to the first one she pulled out. It was not at all what I thought I wanted- but it was me in every way. I have yet to see anything like this gown and everyone continues to ask where I got such a beautiful gown. The materials were excellent and the price was unbelievable. Such better quality than the other shops I tried, for such nicer gowns. This is definitely the way to go!
Chloe` and her team were patient and professional. I absolutely love my dress!
The staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable. The seamstress was open and accommodating to my alteration ideas and did a fabulous job. I love my dress.
Claire's was a wonderful place to buy my dress. The staff was great, the selection was ample, and the prices were very reasonable. In addition to my dress I ended up buying shoes there. My bridesmaids bought their dresses, and my mom and mother-in-law all bought their dresses there too. Caitlin was the best!!!
They have a wide selection of dresses, a private area for brides to try on the gowns, and fantastic consultants working. My first consultant was Chloe, and she was amazing. (In fact, everyone at the shop was very helpful and kind.) Chloe was very patient, kind, informative, and honest. I came back for multiple appointments to pick out my wedding gown -- by myself, with friends, and with family. There was no pressure to purchase the gown at any point. Pictures were allowed to be taken, which is a huge plus. The shop owner was wonderful, too -- always friendly when taking my phone calls to check in, leaving me messages about updates, etc. My bridesmaid dresses were ordered here and everything looked beautiful. They really make shopping for a wedding gown fun and relaxing, as it should be.
Also, the staff that is available to alter the gown is a gem. Sophia is wonderful and easy to work with. She knows how to alter your dress to make it look like it never needed it.
Wedding : November 23, 2013
I bought my wedding dress and my bridesmaids dresses from Claire's. The moment we walked into Claire's, I knew we were in the right place. We had shopped around at a few other stores already, but Claire's stood out. For one, our bridal consultant, Chloe, was THE BEST. She was kind, patient, and really knew what would work for me. She was incredibly helpful and all around fabulous. I really liked one dress and my family/friends liked another - Chloe found us the perfect dress that combined the best elements of both. It was a WOW! moment. After the sale, the alterations and follow up was seamless. My dress fit like a glove and all the special alterations I requested (replace the belt with a completely different one) was done flawlessly. I would refer anyone and everyone getting married to come to Claire's for their bridal fashion. They will work within your budget and make you feel comfortable and help you find the dress of your dreams!
I just ordered my wedding dress from Claire's and could not be more pleased with the service they provided me! My Bridal Consultant Samantha was fantastic! She helped make the process relaxing and exciting! This was my last stop and I am so pleased! I recommend Claire's to everyone, but make it your first and last stop! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
Great selection of dresses at a reasonable price. I got my dress and the bridesmaids dresses, and my mom got her dress here. We all loved them. The only downfall is that they do not have an on site seamstress. Otherwise, great!
There was a wide variety of dresses to choose from. Everyone that works there was extremely helpful and accommodating.
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Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Claire's Fashions has been providing Delaware and the surrounding tri-state area with the best in women's fashions and outstanding customer service, for over 20 years. Claire's specializes in apparel and accessories for brides, bridesmaids, bridal mother and guests.
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