my dress was a dream come trueReviewed on 1/16/2014 Melissa D
my dress was a dream come true
SO WONDERFUL!!Reviewed on 1/09/2014 Cristina M
I had a disastrous experience with the first dress I purchased at Merlili. Chic Parisien agreed to sell me a sample dress only 3 weeks before the wedding! They had all of the alterations done in time. This is the best wedding dress shop in Miami!!!
My wedding dress storeReviewed on 10/24/2013 Francis R
I bought my wedding dress during a trunk show at Chic Parisien. I can honestly say that the service I received was amazing. The dress was perfect and it arrived in time for all of my fittings.
My Mom and I worked with Alana. Alana was patient, not pushy and so nice when bringing dress after dress after dress out for me. She even suggested for me to go from room to room and outside to see the dresses in different lighting, which was really thoughtful. She brought us champagne after we found THE dress and was genuinely happy for me. They have a wonderful selection of dresses, to the point where it was hard for me to choose (until the very last dress, which was pure magic). Each staff member in the store was lovely to my Mom and I!
I recently tried on dresses at Chic Parisien, and I was very disappointed. First of all, I had an appointment, but was left to wait for about half an hour before anyone would see me. I'm not sure if the store is under renovations, but the waiting area was very warm, the floors were unfinished and rough looking, and it seemed kind of thrown together. When I was finally seen, the fitting rooms were also not air conditioned and I almost passed out from trying on dresses. While I was trying on dresses, a woman kept coming in and out because her things were in there, which was very confusing. The woman who was helping me to choose dresses kept bringing options that were the opposite of what I described, which was frustrating and time consuming. My friends finally went into the closet with her to choose dresses instead of her. About halfway through the appointment, she announced she had to go "for an appointment" (did mine matter?) and I was handed over to someone who was actually really great, but who wasn't even an employee of the store. He was a friend of a designer having a trunk show at the store that day - and I'm not even sure if he works in the bridal industry! However, he was the shining light of my time there. We had to rush out of there because we had another appointment and we had started so late and so slowly, and nobody even asked me on my way out how it went. I felt like I escaped. For a store that carries higher end brands, I would have expected at least a basic level of service. Very disappointing.
This was a first class experience. Hands down the best selection of dresses in south Florida. They have EVERYTHING. I found my designer Inbal Dror gown here. It was the first one I tried on when walking in. Their trunk shows offer amazing deals. The staff is so friendly and super helpful, but most importantly they are HONEST. There is nothing like a dress shop that just blows smoke to get you to buy a dress. I truly felt I found the one when I was here, not only because of how I felt in it, but after hearing the opinion of my sales rep to help out with my hunt, I knew I had found 'the one. During my first fitting I had a mishap, the dress ripped, right in the middle of the chest. I was so scared. And because of this, I gave the shop 4 stars. I gave them two and a half weeks to fix it and during those weeks, I checked in a couple of times. I had to take their word for it that it was going to be perfect and like new again. They told me never to apologize for calling and to call as many times as needed. When I went in for my second fitting the dress was PERFECT. They did exactly what they said they would. Make it like new and like it never happened. The service was excellent, and the alterations were perfection. Don't go anywhere else if you want options and a huge selection.
I was disappointed with the service I received. It wasn´t anything like what I expected. All the dresses they showed me were above the budget I had. They didn´t even gave me a robe to cover up, so while they were looking for other dresses I was left in the room almost naked in front of my family. I visited other stores less "classy" and the attention was much better. I wouldn´t recommend it.
Perfection!Reviewed on 7/08/2015 Alexandra M
After I got engaged, one of the first things on my list was to find the perfect wedding dress. I wasn't sure what I was looking for exactly, but started to research bridal salons in South Florida. I fell in love with a Lazaro gown and found out that there was an upcoming trunk show, so I made an appointment. Not only did I find my perfect dress, but I got to meet Lazaro too!!! I went on a Friday morning (I recommend going during a weekday because I heard that it gets crazy there during the weekend). The team there is wonderful, and offered us champagne each time we came to visit! Alterations were also flawless! I would definitely recommend Chic Parisien to any bride looking for the perfect wedding dress!
Pros -Champagne -Beautiful Dresses Cons --Dressing room was really hot- her ac was broken or something --You have to dress in front of whoever you bring with you. --Lucy --Pushy Sales -- You can't look through any dresses, you show them pictures and they bring you a few. Lucy says trying on any more than 5 dresses is too many! --Ruined my dress shopping experience, haven't been anywhere since. --The dresses I showed them that on theknot says that have, they didn't have. Not any of them! & I showed her 4 that her shop was supposed to have! Most girls dream about wedding dress shopping, and saying "yes to to the dress". When I walked into Chic Parisien I was impressed, they greeted us immediately. Since we were early for our appointment we had to wait, however they brought us champagne! I was so excited for my experience, My sisters and mom were in town just for the occasion!! But here is where my dream experience went sour. We meet our sales associate Lucy and when we told her our budget, she said our dresses start at $3,500 so there won't be many options for you. (if you are wondering, our budget was over $3,500 and when I made an appointment they told me they had plenty of dresses in that range) Now let me tell you, I have a very sarcastic personality and can pretty much take any dig you send my way. But when someone makes you feel that your budget isn't good enough, or tries to push a sale on you, it's not a good feeling. In fact its a TERRIBLE feeling!!! I am in sales, and by making people feel bad about themselves and what they "can" afford or "want" to afford isn't the best way to "seal the deal". My experience was SO terrible 2 months ago, that I haven't step foot in another Bridal Salon, and do not have a dress yet. To be honest I am not looking forward to stepping foot into another Bridal Salon. My recommendation if you want to try this place, is not to have Lucy as your sales associate. I hope no one ever has to go through what I did!!!
Chic Parisien Wedding GownReviewed on 1/11/2015 Alexa M
After visiting at least 6 wedding gown boutiques and trying on at least 20 wedding gowns I finally said "yes to the dress" at Chic Parisien. My dress was by Legends by Romona Keveza. The boutique attendant was so helpful. I told her my price range and style I was looking for and she went to work! They were able to make special alterations to the back of the dress since I wanted it to be lowered and the lining removed to leave just the lace on the back to give it a more see-through look. During my last fitting they fixed a minor detail in minutes and made sure I left with my dress exactly how I wanted it to fit.
Great store!Reviewed on 12/02/2014 Brianna R
Myself and 2 of my bridesmaids ended up using chic parisien to buy our dresses. It is a great boutique store with a huge variety of dresses. Highly recommend them!
Worst experience everReviewed on 10/15/2014 Nathaly L
I made an appointment at Chic Parisien for Saturday, Oct 11th. I arrived 20 minutes early and I was greeted by a very nice girl. I waited for about 30 minutes before a sales representative approached me but it was fine since I had arrived early. My sales representative was Lucy, she asked me what style I had in mind and then proceeded to ask me what my budget was. I said I would like to stay under 4,000 and she immediately proceeded to say " You won't find anything for that price here, do you still want to try on dresses?" I said yes, the budget is negotiable if I find my dream gown. I had gone with my maid of honor and my mom, they both waited outside while Lucy brought in dresses for me to try. I should mention that she brought dresses completely different from what I told her I wanted, but i didn't want to be rude so I proceeded to try them. As I tried the first Monique Lhuillier, she asked me where else had I been to try dresses. I told her the few that I had gone to and she and her response was "Huh, buying a dress from those stores is like going to Mcdonalds or David's Bridal. Mass production in china, very cheap stuff. You won't find anything like that here" I stayed shocked as to her lack of professionalism and etiquette. The dresses I had tried on were either pearl or lilac, so I asked her for ivory or white and she said " We don't carry white dresses here, no good designer makes wedding gowns in white." I felt in the twilight zone. To make the story short, she was very rude to me and my maid of honor and mom. She made it seem like we could not afford the dresses there and when my mom asked her a question about the material, she would give her an attitude and brush her off. If I were a bridezilla, I would have told her something. But I was not going to lower myself to her level. It was a very disappointing experience, the lack of professionalism and respect for a potential client leaves me never wanting to go to your store again. Also, I will make sure that my friends and colleagues in the Wedding Industry (Yes I happen to work for the industry) know about this.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVEReviewed on 7/08/2014 Aileen H
This place is amazing! The staff is so sweet and helpful. They have a beautiful selection of dresses and a wide variety. A true "Say yes to the dress" experience :)
Chic Parisien Had THE DressReviewed on 6/29/2014 Marisa M
Went to about 5 place in New York and a couple other in Miami to land at Chic Parisien to find an amazing Templerly London lace dress that luckily was also on sample sale. The dress almost fit perfect but the shop took care of all the alterations and fitted me with the ideal vail. Thank you!
Great selection of dressesReviewed on 7/22/2013 Emily M
Lucy, my consultant, did a fantastic job of showing me dresses that flattered my body and were within my price range. I thought that the alterations experience could have been better, as it was difficult to communicate with the seamstress.
Beautiful Dress!Reviewed on 7/14/2013 Brianna G
The dress and associate who helped me, Valentina were both amazing!! I tried on a handful before coming across a Romona dress that left me breathless. It was a bit off my budget but once Valentina finished the ensemble with the veil and bouquet, I was sold. It was everything I wanted and I felt amazingly beautiful in it. She continued to call me keep me informed every step of the way. Needless to say, the pictures are in and they look amazing!! I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Stunning Gowns!Reviewed on 3/04/2013 Lindsay H
If you're looking for a great selection of the most current, fashion forward wedding gowns, this is your place. I found my dress in less than an hour and it was the first and only shop I went to. When I got there, I had a vision of the kind of dress that I wanted, and ended up going with something in a completely different direction. The sales associate really opened my eyes to a style that I hadn't imagined I could pull off. The only problem I ran into was when it was time to negotiate the price. It was a Saturday morning, the dress and veil I selected were quite pricey and the sales associate told me that she could not offer me a discount unless I put a put a 50% non-refundable deposit on the dress that day. She wouldn't let me think about it an get back to her on Monday morning. The pressure I felt to make the decision at that very moment kind of sucked the magic out of the experience. But I LOVED the dress and I knew it was the one so I took the plunge. From there on out, everything was smooth sailing. The alterations were fast and easy once the dress came in, and it was more beautiful than I remembered it being the first day I tried it on. My dress was made by Manuel Mota, full ball gown with tulle. I was amazed at the end of the night how little damage there was to the very delicate tulle on the gown... it held up beautifully!
Sloppy, Unorganized, Snobby, Apathetic, DisinterestedReviewed on 1/23/2013 Michelle S
Wow- where to even start? I stopped in the store on my way out of town for a cruise looking for that one special unique, not "cookie-cutter" dress. I immediately was shoved into a dressing room and asked a million questions. The lady was helping me did not care about my wedding or the style that I wanted. She insisted that she knew best and that she would bring in 6 dresses for me to try on. She left and came back with 6 dresses two of my style and 5 of hers. She invited some intern in and they told me to get undressed. I am a little shy and don't even like changing in front of my own mother- so now we have a consultant, an intern, my mom, sister, and then my aunt who I barely know (but she suggested the place so she had to go). She kept telling me to hurry up. I was very overwhelmed. I found my dress (the one style dress that I suggested) and was so happy! The consultant was like is this it- ill need you to fill out the paperwork. Before I could even get dressed she was in my face with a clipboard telling me how much I had to pay when I needed to pay and to sign it. Just so you know all this information that she is throwing at me during the greatest and most nervous moment of my life so far is not written down anywhere. I sign it and she shoo's me out to the desk in the front to pay my bill. She never congratulated me, never thanked me- when I left room I never saw her again. The sample size I tried on fit like a glove and I wanted to make sure that they ordered that size for me. I called when I got back from my cruise to check in on the size and I got several different answers every time I called. If this place is so good- shouldn't they have my information on file and be able to just pull it out. Oh wait forgot to tell you the receipt I got- is on a standard invoice sheet from staples. Sketchy to say the least. Come October I get a call to pay a portion of my bill. They had informed me that I could pay as I needed until the dress came in. Dress was ordered in June- to be delivered in January. I could not pay all of it yet and had planned on making a payment in November. They called me every three weeks to tell me about trunk shows- why would I need to go to a trunk show when I have already ordered a dress from you? Thanks for making me feel like my experience was unique. I got a call at the beginning of November saying my dress was in- I was so happy. I let them know that I would be calling in a week to pay off the dress. I called back ready to pay the dress off and get it shipped (I live out of state) and they informed me that my dress was not in and that it should be shipped sometime in January (original ship date)- ok #2 sketchy moment. I called in January to pay the remaining balance and they said that they would call me by the 22nd to let me know status of dress. I did not hear from them so I called- the guy on the phone said that the lady with all the files was not there and he didnt know the status on my dress. He then said she would call me the next day and hung up.
Fantastic Dress ShopReviewed on 11/18/2012 Jasmine P
They are the best dress boutique in south florida.
Love Chic Parisien!Reviewed on 10/07/2012 Katie H
This salon is impeccable. The selection is definitely high-end, but if you are willing to buy a sample dress during one of their trunk sales, you will not be disappointed and will have a dress that is truly unique and fabulous.
PerfectReviewed on 9/17/2012 Guessly J
Chic parisien was great in customer service, and in their bridal selection. Lucy was my Assistant, and I am forever grateful to her for helping me find my "WOW" gown. the shop was on point in all aspect, from the purchase to the altering. Definetly make them one of your bridal store destinations.
They meet all your expectations!Reviewed on 4/04/2012 Rebecca S
Yes, the sales lady, Lucy was extremely pushy and I did feel like I was buying a car. But I will say that my dress was beautiful and altered like a gem. I have no complaints, they were really 5 star!
mehReviewed on 2/09/2012 Anais G
A bit snobby, ok alterations, gorgeous dresses!
Great ExperienceReviewed on 2/07/2012 Natalia S
I went to Chic Parisien without knowing what exactly I was looking for. They made looking for the perfect dress a very easy & enjoyable experience. The entire staff as very nice & was willing to work with my busy work schedule.
Most beautiful dressReviewed on 2/02/2012 Marissa C
I had the best experience buying a wedding dress from Chic Parisien! They were so helpful, such professionals, and did the most amazing altering. They were always friendly and had the most gorgeous gowns to chose from.