29 total reviews
The first day my Mom and I went into Our Shop we didn't have an appointment made. It was a Saturday and it was busy, but the staff were so friendly and encouraged me to try on dresses even though we didn't have an appointment. The staff let me pick out the dresses I thought I would like, but also encouraged me to try on a few dresses they thought would look great on me. One dress in particular I was very hesitant about because I really didn't think it would look good on me. The staff member told me she thought it would look gorgeous on me. This dress was on the manikin and the staff member took the time to take it off the manikin for me to try on. The dress she took off the manikin ended up being my WEDDING DRESS!!! I went to several other wedding dress stores within the Twin Cities and none of them compared to Our Shop. The staff made me feel so special and happy. They also never rushed me! In addition, one day we went into the store and they were still helping us 1 hour after they had closed for the day! We were so impressed with the staff and their products that we ended up purchasing my Mother's dress, all of the groomsmen and groom's attire. I went back to the store on several occasions to try on jewlery, shoes, headpieces/ veils etc. and during each visit I was treated with respect. In the future, anytime I hear someone is getting married, I will be recommending Our Shop in Stillwater, MN as the bridal shop to go to!
Our Shop was so helpful when shopping for the "perfect" gown. I had shopped at a few other places, but when I came to Our Shop, I was happy to see how helpful the bridal consultants were and the amount of respect they have for the gowns. I feel that if you are going to be showing that much respect to the sample gowns, think of how they will be treating your NEW gown!
I was also very happy with how much patients they had with me. I felt like bridezilla coming in 3 separate times to make a final decision, but everyone there was so kind and made sure I made the right decision (SO HAPPY WITH MY DECISION). Not many places will give you that kind of service!
I would recommend "Our Shop" to anyone looking for service, quality and a fair price!
I'm definitely not the typical bride who has dreamed all these glorious ideas in my head. I went in just to try on dresses with my mom and instantly felt like I was part of more than just a bridal shop, more like family. I didn't have an appointment and wasn't planning on buying but that didn't stop them. Carol gave me her full attention and the second dress I tried on became the one. It's a very complicated dress and my many visits for alterations were nothing less than the first experience. They are helpful welcoming and genuinely interested in who you are as a bride. I will recommend them to any future brides I know!
Our Shop carries Rina DiMontella dresses so I decided to take a drive to Stillwater and see what they had for me. As the Mother of the Bride, I wanted to find the perfect dress. BEANEE was there to assist me and I cannot begin to describe how special the experience was! Our Shop takes fabulous care of their garments so, if you need to purchase something off the rack, you know it has been taken care of. BEANEE took fabulous care of me! She assisted in picking out dresses and also assisted in helping me get them on and off (believe me, it isn't always easy)! It was the first shop that I stopped at so I wanted to make sure I found the perfect dress so I also shopped in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Wow. No comparison! The other shops did not have anywhere near the selection that Our Shop had and no one assisted in helping me! I will be heading back to Stillwater to pick out the perfect dress, thanks to BEANEE, CAROL and everyone else who made my experience so wonderful!!! They even had Kenny from Rina's staff help out in making sure I could try on the dress of my dreams. He is my new BFF! Future MOB/MOG, check out Rina DiMontella at Our Shop. You won't be disappointed! I only wish I had more children so I could have this experience again...and again...and again...
My mom found Our Shop online while preparing for my sister's wedding. We are from Canada but she drove down and found her mother of the bride dress (it was stunning!) She raved about the service and experience, it was just like on Say Yes to the Dress!
When I got engaged a year later we planned our trip to Minneapolis to find my gown. Stupidly we booked several appointments all over Minneapolis prior to getting to Our Shop in Stillwater. All I can say is the frustrations of my other experiences allowed me to appreciate Our Shop even more! Carol is one of a kind! As soon as you enter you know you are in the right place. The service is amazing, they are knowledgeable, the dressing rooms and mirrors are perfect, its everything you want in a dress shopping experience. As a non-shopper at the end of my rope on dress hunting they made the experience fun, exciting and in the end I picked my dream dress. Carol and her team were amazing and I cannot recommend them enough! Thank you thank you thank you!!
Alexandra & Carolyn Erickson
Before shopping at Our Shop, I had gone to many other bridal boutiques in the Twin Cities. From the moment I stepped into Our Shop I had the best service compared to any other store. I felt they had a wonderful selection of dresses, friendly staff, and a clean store (all the dresses were stored in bags, hand wipes are used prior to trying on dresses to ensure hands are clean/oil free, and they give you a net to wear over your face to avoid make up and oils getting on the dresses when slipping them over your head). I was able to pick out dresses I liked and able to determine my budget. After trying a few dresses on, my wonderful consultant had a good understanding of what I was looking for and was able to pull beautiful dresses while respecting my budget. When I found the "one" there was no sales pressure to buy my dress the same day. I didn't want to take my dress off- so I ended up ordering my dress the same day anyways. I am looking forward to getting the rest of the wedding parties attire at Our Shop. I did go during a weekday morning so I did have the place to myself which helped the experience that much better! I would recommend Our Shop to anyone!
I went and searched all over in the twin cities area and my best experience by far was at Our Shop in Stillwater. It was recommended to my mom through a friend at work and I am so glad we went. First of all they take very good care of their dresses. Everyone must take their shoes off before going back and brides must wash their hands before touching the dresses. They also have guards to make sure that makeup is not getting on the dresses, etc. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I actually found a couple of dresses that I loved and they (along with my mom and dad) helped me try different things that really helped narrow it down. When I had finally found one they went in the back and discovered that they had the same dress in ivory (which I wanted) in my size, never before tried on. It was perfect and just needed to be hemmed and bustled, plus I got it for a steal. I had to travel back there a couple of times for alterations but every time it was a wonderful experience. You can tell that the staff really does love what they do. I never felt that they tried to pressure me into an up-sell either. I would recommend Our shop to anyone in need of a bridal gown or other formal wear.
I saw the most beautiful wedding gown in the store window a couple hours before my fiancé proposed (having no idea he was going to) Once he proposed the first thing I thought of was making an appt to try that particular dress on. I got in for an appt just 2 weeks after and had an amazing time! Mary was very helpful, patient, and listened to what I liked and didn't like. Even though we all knew I was going to be getting the dress from the window she helped me navigate through other styles just make sure I was sure about my choice. My dress was ordered that day and I am so excited to wear it on my wedding day!!!
I shopped several bridal boutiques when looking for my wedding gown, and Our Shop was by far the greatest experience of all of them! The shop itself was large but very intimate and comfortable, and the "gown room" was gorgeous - crystal chandeliers, intimate seating, and gown-lined walls. And the assortment of gowns was fantastic! Of all the shops I visited, it, by far, had the broadest selection, and all with incredibly affordable prices.
Finally, the staff was wonderful - ask for Courtney! She made me completely comfortable, was helpful, patient and personable - and she ultimately guided me to my wedding gown!
Between the staff, the selection, and the ambiance, I couldn't have asked for a better experience to find my perfect wedding gown!
I found a beautiful dress and veil and everyone was very helpful! Great experience!
Myself, my mom and mom-in-law all found our dresses at Our Shop. They have a beautiful selection and great employees. My only disappointment was they over booked my appt time and therefore I was put in the 'fitting dressing room' for dress adjustments. This is a small space with bad lighting and a small mirror. I felt like I didn't get the full experience being pushed into the corner room v. the two front locations.
Today I visited Our Shop thinking I would get an idea of what styles suit me and then think about purchasing in January (for a wedding next fall). The staff was very open to me just trying on, and with no pushing, I found (and purchased) my gown today. Courtney was an awesome sales woman who did a great job listening to my wants and interpreting my reactions. I'm not really a dress-wearing gal, and she really got what I was looking for. Everyone in the store was personable and helpful. Courtney found the exact dress I had pictured in my head and it was far below my budget! There was another girl helping Courtney who was very sweet and helpful as well. When it came to sizing me, the owner and alterations woman were both involved and were very vigilant in finding the right size (even put me in other dresses by the same designer to get an idea of how this particular designer's sizes would work for me and the fabric of the gown I was purchasing. This is a beautiful store, with a huge selection, a dedicated staff, and a real personal experience. I highly recommend this vendor and look forward to visiting there again both to do fittings when the dress arrives and for when my mother starts looking for her mother-of-the-bride dress (she was so impressed with their high quality services and products that she intends to shop there as well). Thank you Our Shop staff for the very special afternoon and the beautiful dress!!!!
I got my wedding dress here (a breathtaking strapless, sweetheart-neckline chiffon-ruffle ball gown) and had the best experience. When you have an appointment it's all about you, and your gals wait on a couple couches while you try on your dress - then you come to the mirror on a little round stage and twirl away! The employees are friendly and it is not stressful and cramped like other shops I've been in. Not sure if they have 'budget' dresses but I splurged a little on my dress because I was so in love and couldn't find anything similar somewhere else. Also - the month after I ordered my dress, I saw it featured in Brides Magazine! Would highly recommend :)
For me, the thought of shopping for a dress was terrifying! Our Shop was the first place I tried on dresses. After being greeted by my friendly consultant, she started by asking to look at the pictures I had with me for ideas, and what I thought I might be looking for in a dress. She grabbed a few dresses and off we went. We told her our budget and not once did she even "hint" at trying something that was even a dollar over. And even after I tried two of the same dresses on over and over, she was never frustrated or pushy in the least! And in the end, I found my dream dress! She was so friendly and helpful that I was actually able to relax and enjoy what i thought was going to be a tramatic experience. We loved Our Shop so much that I brought all my bridesmaids back to get their dresses there as well. I would VERY highly recommend them to anyone! As I already have been since :)
My dress was amazing as was my experience at Our Shop. After a disaster of a time at the Wedding Shoppe I went to Our Shop and was treated kindly and with patience! They had a large selection and lots of beautiful dresses! My sister also got her wedding dress there too.
As a total fashionista-maxinista, I decided I did not want to spend thousands of dollars on a dress that I will only get to wear for a few hours. Our shop helped me stay on budget and get a very elegant dress from La Sposa!! I was a little nervous purchasing a sample dress online, but Sarah was very helpful and always responsive to my emails. Sarah assured me that Our Shop keeps dresses in excellent conditions (clean and protected) and she was absolutely right. When my dress arrived, it was in perfect condition and even had the original tag attached!! No strange odors or makeup stains. So, I am basically going to wear a "brand new" dress for a $1,000 LESS. Just the way I like it! Thank you Our Shop!!
I would highly recommend this shop, the service is wonderful! I went in not thinking I would buy and found my dress right away. They really make you feel special. I even got a nice thank you card and follow up email, wondering how everything went. They never pressured me into buying anything which is important to me. But still gave me wonderful service.
After going to several shops in Minneapolis/St. Paul, I found my dress at Our Shop. Sheila is a sweetheart and was wonderful to work with. They have a great room for brides to try on dresses (with appointment)- there is a huge room with hard wood floors, plenty of mirrors, and couches for your guests. Plenty of privacy and space.
Although I did purchase my wedding dress from Our Shop, I wouldn’t recommend them based on their customer service. My initial consultation when I purchased my dress was great; she was very helpful and didn’t show me any dresses that were above my price range. She measured me perfectly and the dress I ordered fit me like a glove.
However when I came to pick up the dress, the service was terrible. I had made an appointment but it didn’t feel that way. My dress was out & ready for me and it felt like they couldn’t get me out of the store fast enough. They were busy with the other appointments for brides that hadn’t purchased their dresses yet and it felt like since I already paid for my dress, they didn’t have to be bothered with me anymore. I was disappointed that they didn’t have a pedestal available for me to look at myself in my dress and show my mom & sister. I had to quickly jump on & off the pedestal another bride was using while she was changing dresses. The consultant made me feel like I interrupting the other appointment. I just wanted to get out of the dress and out of the store. It was so disappointing.
I would recommend the seamstress, Brenda. She was so nice, easy to work with and really cared that I felt great in my dress.
I loved the dress that I got from Our Shop. It was actually a discounted floor sample but with the way they handle their dresses, I knew it was still going to be perfect and it was.
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