About this Vendor
Designer gowns at 30-80% OFF RETAIL!
Proud to be the Reading Bridal District's only retailer of amazing designer gowns, priced at 30-80% OFF RETAIL! We scour the country for shops that are closing their doors and purchase their inventory. This approach allows us to offer our brides fantastic designer gowns at rock-bottom prices!
Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Bridal Stylists, Plus Size Available, Fashion
Suzy did an amazing job to help me to find the perfect dress. I had a great time at the salon, and so did my mom and maid of honor. There was no pressure put on me and she took the time to try many different belt and veil options with me. Would highly recommend this salon and consultant!
Kate was amazing! She was so relaxed and truly made me feel like she was more of a friend helping find my gown than a consultant. The other consultants also complimented the dress on me and made me feel so special! Highly recommend!!!!
Shianne was such an awesome help. I had an appointment and came back and jumped right back in to work with me again. It is a process and she was patient and listened to what I wanted. I went to other bridal shops, but the staff at Something New, Borrowed & Blue were helpful every time I came out in a new dress. They were my biggest cheerleaders and that above all made the atmosphere all the better.
After a year of looking all over Ohio it took 50+ dresses for me to try on in my other stops before I got to this one to find my perfect dress! They were very helpful and was excited for me when I found it. On the first try may I add. I had a nice size dress budget but I didn’t not even have to use half of it even though this dress retails at about $4,000 I only paid $1068 and that included taxes. GREAT SERVICE, GREAT SELECTIONS, GREAT PRICES FOR ANY BRIDE! It was worth the almost 3 hr drive. Thank you again for helping find my dream dress.
Very helpful and encouraging staff. Made it an easy experience to shop for and find my dress!
I had a much better experience at Something New, Borrowed & Blue than I did other bridal shops in the area. I felt very comfortable and welcomed as soon as I walked in the door. They were friendly, personable and made it really feel like a special day. I love my dress and I'd highly recommend this shop to others!
I did everything wrong: showing up with no ideas and a huge entourage. Suzy was amazing! She helped me identify what I like about each dress, eliminate the misses, and revisit and revision the true contenders. My family and I had so much with each other, the staff, and the other beautiful brides in the boutique. It was a truly blissful experience that I would recommend to anyone.
I loved my experience at SNBB! Everyone that worked there was so helpful! I love that I had the ability to walk through the racks and pick out dresses that I liked and try them on. I ended up finding the perfect dress that was super affordable! Thank you SNBB!
Something new, borrowed blue was an amazing place to go dress shopping! The consultant I had was amazing and she helped me pick out the dress of my dreams. I highly recommend shopping here!
This was the first place I went to look for dresses and I had such a great experience with the consultants! I found my dream dress after 3 dresses!
Such an intimate and beautiful experience! My consultant was wonderful and really cared about finding me the perfect dress and such an amazing price. The store was beautiful and obviously lovingly cared for.
Allie was great! I had a great experience and felt the whole process to be effortless. This was the first and only store I went into. I would highly recommend this store and you can't beat the selection of dresses and price!
Had such a great experience here! The consultant was very helpful! I found an amazing dress for a fraction of the cost I would pay at any of the other bridal shops in the Reading district. Even got money off of the already reduced price!
We stopped in about 2 hours early for my appointment after another fell short of expectation. They were incredibly nice and let us not only move up the appointment but also play around in the racks and pick out what felt like 20 dresses to try on (with some silly just for fun picks thrown in) Allie was wonderful in helping me literally dive into the dresses and making me feel so comfortable in picking a dress that felt right for me and not one just to make a sale. They let my rather silly bridesmaids play with the accessories while they were waiting for me resulting in a lot of fun and cute pictures. I found the perfect dress for me! Not only was it a perfect style for me but I'm also going to be able to afford the alterations to make it a perfect fit (a full lace dress for 60%+ off?!?!? What?!?!?!) I would absolutely recommend SNBB to any brides. Especially plus size - the slection was really good and I was actually able to try on dresses that fit or were too big! I found my gown at Something New, Borrowed and Blue :-) <3
I had an okay experience the day I bought my dress. It was a little too small but the staff promised me that they wouldn't sell it to me if it couldn't be altered for $200-250. I have pictures of how it didn't fit the day of fitting. A month or two later when I went to get it altered, it turned out my alterations were going to cost $1000 which is $250 more than what I paid for my dress. The lace is impossible to alter and delicate so more has to be ordered to be added. I tried saving money, but instead was tricked into buying a dress I thought would be easily altered. The owner had the nerve to ask if I had gained weight since I bought the dress, as if it were my fault, not their staff. My family has contacted the owner and they agreed to replace it if it hadn't been altered, but when they said that, they said it after we had told them we had altered it. Don't buy a dress that is too small from them! They won't realistically work with you even if their incompetent staff tell you the dress can cheaply and easily be altered.
I was warmly greeted the minute I walked in the door, mentioned what I liked and didn't like in the other what seemed like one hundred dresses I had tried on previously and the ladies were so helpful! There were so many options to look through. The prices were wonderful and the ladies made the experience super easy and fun! I highly recommend Something New, Borrowed & Blue if you're looking for unique gown and a great experience.
I had a wonderful experience! Allie was an amazing consultant; working with her felt like searching for the perfect dress with an old friend. I tried on several dresses and kept coming back to the first dress I tried on. I didn't feel pressured by anyone to purchase anything, and I didn't feel rushed either. I also loved the friendly atmosphere; there were a couple of other brides and their friends and families in there trying dresses on at the same time, and everyone was complimenting each other. I was given advice on what to look for in a seamstress since I live out of state. I am in love with my Chloe gown. It's the perfect mix of classic and sparkle. I love it even more now that I'm home!
I loved my experience at Something New, Borrowed and Blue. I actually went to the store twice before finding my dress. The first time I visited, I worked with Kate. She was wonderful and very patient with me while I was trying on a variety of dresses. Unfortunately, at that time, they did not carry anything that I was looking for. She didn't pressure me at all to settle for a dress I didn't like and encouraged me to look on their facebook page to keep tabs on when they receive new inventory. Three weeks later I went in for another visit on a whim. I didn't even have an appointment. They were able to fit me in and Kate was there to help me again. She remembered what I was looking for and worked with me and family to find it. She felt like another friend helping me find my dress. When I put on my dress she got just as excited as we were "this is what we have been looking for!" I am so glad I found my dress here and had Kate to help me along the way! You can't beat the prices here and my dress came with a free veil! It was perfect!
I feel an obligation to review this company out of respect to other brides in the Cincinnati area that feel they are trying to save money, and that this is the best place to go. It is not. I was treated very rudely, and the owner was misleading with prices. I ended up getting my dress at European Bridal for $600, and it was stunning! When you are shopping at Something Borrowed, you are buying "off the rack." That means that, instead of having a dress made specially for you, you are buying a dress as-is, all sales final. This makes the dresses less expensive. EVERY dress shop in the Bridal District sells "off the rack." The selection is more limited at other stores, but the prices are actually cheaper than they were at Something Borrowed. In fact, the salesperson at European Bridal told me that European Bridal sells their off-the-rack dresses to Something Borrowed. Another downside of Something Borrowed is that because they are hand-me-downs from other stores, they have been tried on by dozens of other women. You could see that the dresses were somewhat damaged. If you are looking for a deal on a dress, I would suggest going to a different shop and asking to buy "off the rack." I got my dress at European Bridal within 1 hour of leaving Something Borrowed, and it was stunning. Also, Buzzfeed put out an amazing article about Amazon.com wedding dresses; there are some awesome ones on there for a few hundred bucks!
The prices are so reasonable for dresses that are just as beautiful as the rest. The ladies were very helpful and kind and made dress shopping fun and easy, unlike some of the other stores I visited. I highly recommend checking out Something New, Borrowed & Blue to anyone shopping for bridal gowns!
This is the place to go for your dress. I received the best service and and ended up with a stunning dress. I had gone to several salons and while the service was good it was nothing like it was at Something New Borrowed and Blue. The whole store seems to be invested in each bride and in the two hours I was there no bride walked out of there without their dream dress. And the prices are amazing! My dress is worth way more than what I paid for it!!!! Highly recommend this place, they have tons of dresses in tons of styles and sizes all hand picked for the store!
Staff is very friendly, dresses are beautiful, prices are very reasonable! Absolutely great! Just purchased my wedding dress there. Very happy!
Was very disappointed after going here... My future sister in law had highly recommended it, so I was excited to see what they had to offer. We came in, in the middle of the week, right after the store opened with no appointment, (goal was fact gathering throughout several shops, not necessarily trying/buying dresses) we were scoffed at when I told her my budget and that we had no appointments, and were met with a "Well, good luck with that, none of the other shops can meet your budget and you won't be able to try anything on at any of the stores without an appointment". We were told that we would have to make an appointment to try anything on but we could peruse all we wanted. No one else was in the store so a little annoying but not a big deal. Made an appointment for later that afternoon and scoped out a few dresses to try on when we came back. We left and went to 3 other salons. After SNBB I was worried that they wouldn't be able help us because we did not have an appointment, and had a tight budget, BUT they ALL were so nice, helped picked out dresses, that were within budget and let me try on as many as I wanted. When we went back to SNBB at the time of my appointment, we were 30 min early but the store was still empty so we were able to be seen right away. Despite this I was told I could ONLY choose 3 dresses to try on. When I tried them on, none of them fit. Which under normal circumstances is frustrating but the consultant was rude and dismissive, making it worse. Mind you I was trying on the same sizes I had tried at the other 3 salons . Instead of offering help in finding dresses that would have a better fit, or offering any solutions whatsoever I got a "So are we done here?" Walked out after 10 minutes, and went straight back to European Bridal and bought a dress (off the rack!) I had tried on earlier in the day and was able to bring it home that day. Everyone has their off days, and it seems a lot of people had great experiences here, but I left feeling judged, and extremely frustrated. I hope it was just an off day, but it felt important to share my experience.
Amazing staff and the prices are quite good as well. Whenever you buy a wedding gown, the veil is included with the price. I also bought my rehearsal dress there the same day!
We were greated with a friendly smile as soon as we walked in the door! Everyone was so sweet and helped me stay on budget. I'd recommed Something New,Borrowed and Blue to any future brides!
Meet The Manager
Hello! My name is Martha and I am the manager of Something New, Borrowed and Blue. I began my career in bridal when I was 21 so it's been close to 30 years working with brides and I still love it. My consultants and I can't wait to help you find your dream gown at an amazing price!