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Dress & Attire in Tampa,
(813) 251-4334
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 160 Reviews


    Melissa

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  • I absolutely loved shopping and selecting my dream wedding dress at Malindy Elene! The atmosphere at Malindy was so beautiful, bright and spacious. I brought along my mom, sister, and 2 grandmothers who all had an amazing experience as well. I tried on a bunch of dresses out of their large selection, about 12 or so, but I kept turning back to the first dress I tired on. A gorgeous Martina Liana, nothing of what I originally expected to select, but it was meant to be. Everyone was so sweet, helpful, and accommodating throughout the entire process. Once I decided on YES! they popped champagne to celebrate! When my dress came in, I had minor alternations by Oliva Grey. She did amazing and it fit perfect! Again it was so much fun to be there and couldn't wait to return and pick it up! On my wedding day I felt truly beautiful and totally in love with my dress. I couldn't offer a better recommendation than Malindy Elene for the ultimate shopping experience! I am so happy my planner, Brooke P... Read more

    Sydney

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  • LOVED this shop! Jenn is incredibly helpful and they truly make you feel special while shopping. Gorgeous selection of gowns. Definitely recommend Malindy Elene to anyone looking for their gown.

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    Sydney, Thank you for taking time to write a review! We can not express how much this means to us! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

    Dominique

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  • I had an amazing experience!!! The owner Megan is so wonderful. I emailed her several times before visiting the store she responded to my emails quickly each time. When I arrived at the store Megan helped me she already knew the exact dresses I wanted to try on. I would recommend this store to everyone!!

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    Dominique, Glad to hear you had an amazing experience! We loved having you in our store! Thank you for taking to time to write a review!

    Haley

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  • There couldnt be enough stars here to give Malindy Elaine, and especially Megan.

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    Aww thank you!!!

    Alexa

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  • I loved finding my dream dress with Malindy Elene! I was lucky enough to get an appointment during their Anna Campbell trunk show last summer and the girls helped my find my dream dress! They were not pushy or "salesy" at all, it was more like trying on dresses with your friends. After finding my dress they accessorized me with the perfect veil and hair vine. My dress came in much quicker than I expected and all alterations and fitting appointments were seamless! They were quick to answer any and all questions I had, I can't imagine having gotten my dress anywhere else. I very highly recommend!

    Kelsey

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  • Megan and her team are phenomenal. They were not only great at helping me find my gown, but were also so friendly and fun! They made the process of choosing the dress, to picking it up, to alterations a breeze! You can tell they love what they do and value their customers. The best experience I had in the Tampa Bay and south Florida areas! Thanks again, ladies!

    Tiffany

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  • Malindy Elene is the place to go if you want individualized professional service! Dress shopping can be overwhelming however the minuet I walked into Malindy I felt very comfortable. Megan was amazing listening to exactly what I wanted and helping me to stay with in my budget. There are no pushy sales people here and as crazy as trying dresses on can be she made it a great experience not just for me but also my bridesmaids. Popping Champagne when I finally said yes to the dress really was the icing on the cake and made me feel like a rock star! My bridesmaid loved them so much when she went with me that we are planning on going there for her dress shopping experience this weekend! If you don't at least go see the cute boutique store and what it has to offer you are missing out!!

    katie

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  • My Malinday Elene experience was incredible! I brought along my mother, two sisters, and future mother-in-law. It was a private appointment and I loved how intimate it was. I explained what style I was looking for and the first dress I tried on was THE ONE! They hit is spot on. I of course tried on others, but went back to that first dress. They even popped a bottle of champagne in celebration and gave me the cork with the date written on it. They make your appointment memorable! One of my best friends also found her dress here a few months after I did. Highly recommend, the ladies here are wonderful!

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    Thank you so much for your touching review! We are so happy to hear you loved working with us and that you found THE ONE! We greatly appreciate your kind words!

    Dimitra

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  • Megan and Jen are absolutely amazing! I visited a few other stores before coming to Malindy and I was treated the best here! They were always keeping budget in mind and made my mom and I feel extremely comfortable. I highly recommend looking here for dresses.

    Mareena

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  • I was that bride that made the fatal mistake of trying on a dress that was wayyyy out of budget. And unfortunately, the 50 or so dresses that I tried on after that dress just didn't compare. I was going to cancel my appointment at Malindy Elene the morning of my appointment because I figured it was pointless to keep looking when I already knew I was going to have to find the money to get the dress I was in love with. Boy am I glad that I didn't cancel! I walked in and told Jenn exactly what I wanted, and she pulled out a dress that incorporated every detail I was looking for! And it looked perfect. All that it was missing was sleeves (like 95% of dresses out there), so the plan was to order extra material for those, but Malindy Elene took it a step further and actually worked with the gown designer to custom add sleeves to the dress rather than doing it after! The dress was beautiful and one of a kind! I love knowing that there's not a single person in the world that will have my dress... Read more

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    Mareena! You're so sweet! Thank you for the kind review! We loved working with you and your family!! :) Congrats pretty girl! Come see us anytime! XO

    Grace

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  • Malindy Elene is my all time favorite vendor! I fell in love with their selection and quickly found my dress with Megan's style assistance. They are AMAZING. I also bought my jewelry here and it's a great fit.

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    Grace, Thank you for your kind words! Glad we were able to help you find your dress!

    Amy

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  • This dress boutique was amazing. They provided such an intimate experience for such an important day as finding your wedding dress! I had the whole place to myself and then when I said yes to the dress we celebrated with champagne!

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    Amy, YAY to saying yes to the dress! We are so excited you found the one! Thank you for your kind words!

    Sarah

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  • Ummm, look no further than Malindy Elene for your dress. First, they only take 1 appointment at a time so all attention is on you and how you're feeling in each gown. There's no pressure on buying but the second dress I put on was perfect for me. They pop champagne and give you the cork with the date on it as a keepsake...adorbs! Did I mention the owner is a total sweetheart? Very personable and the prices are way less than I expected. Lastly, they are very flexible on fitting/alteration times and she even let the seamstress alter my reception dress that I had bought from another company. If you're looking for a great experience with your bridal party, and attention to detail, Malindy Elene in Tampa is it! I also bought my veil, hair vine, and a belt sewn onto the dress there and I received so many compliments saying how my dress and its details were made for me. Love!

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    Sarah, We are so happy to hear you loved your experience here at Malindy Elene! We can't thank you enough for your kind words!

    Kimberly

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  • This is the worst boutique ever. I had the worse bridal experience. Megan, the owner, ordered the wrong size dress for me. She even saw me in the dress and said that it was perfect. When I got the dress in, THEIR seamstress said that there must've been a huge mistake and the dress should've NEVER been ordered in this size for someone like me. I was so humiliated and became super body conscious for no reason except for the fact that they ordered the wrong size. I was told that this was my fault because I was "so happy" when I first tried it on. Well duh... I loved the dress. I spent so much time in front of the seamstresses mirror crying because of how terrible I felt because I just couldn't fit. I felt like this was all my fault but it wasn't. But the thing is... I don't know a thing about fittings or seamstressing. THAT IS YOUR JOB MELINDY ELENE. Your customers should not have to be experts in order to get the right dress. Both me and the steamstress confronted Megan, the owner, abou... Read more

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    I am so sad that your gown was not what you wanted it to be. I’m sorry that our suggestions to help were not taken correctly and that you ended up feeling your gown was a loss. I never want a bride to feel that way. I know that your gown needed altering and a seamstress in Sarasota suggested that it could not be done. Anna Campbell gowns are very unique in the way that they are made without any zippers and a looser fit. This is not a flaw but a seamstress that has not had training in this could struggle a little bit. I did recommend many ways you could have the fit as you wanted. Most easily, we could add a tiny panel in the back seam inside lining of the gown and adjust your straps so you felt more comfortable. You had the idea of changing the neckline from the V-shape to straight across. That can be done so I offered to get in the extra fabric for you free of charge. I also suggested you meet with our in-house seamstress directly but you refused. I only heard back from you asking to refund your purchase due to the wrong size. Since you have spoken with Anna Campbell, you understand the intricacy involved and why I can’t simply get you a bigger size. I also discussed this dress with Anna’s staff to ensure that we had the correct fit based on your measurements. Again, I am sorry that you felt that I was dishonest with you. My intention was always to fix your gown as it was very possible. As for the accusations of body shaming, I take those very seriously. In no way would I EVER shame a girl. Gowns are fabric and need to be altered: let out, taken in, straps adjusted, etc. In no way does that mean that the bride should alter her body. Speaking on how to alter a gown is VERY different from body shaming. You looked beautiful in your gown when I last saw it on you. I’m sincerely sorry that a seamstress made you feel otherwise. I wish you would’ve trusted me to fix it and make your wedding dress dreams come true.

    Sarah

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  • Crooks. I had to cancel my wedding three years ago and had put a 700.00 deposit for my dress. Upon canceling the wedding I had to call the boutique and cancel the dress :( I spoke to Megan Bubalo. She told me that in the future I would be able to use a 700.00 credit because I am a friend of a mutual friend of ours who's name I'll keep unknown but she is a wedding planner in Tampa... My thoughts were "I don't think I'll ever get married now so what would I use a credit for??" But okay, I accepted the credit and moved on with my life. A year later I called the boutique and wanted to make sure that my 700.00 credit would still be there... even then I was told yes.Today I called the boutique bc my best friend is getting married and I wanted to let her use my credit towards a dress... I spoke to Megan and she gave me such a hard time about transferring the credit and then didn't bother to call me back but instead wrote an email telling me that my credit there is non existent now and that "s... Read more

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    Hi Sarah, I am so sorry that you feel that this situation has been unfair to you. When you came in to purchase your wedding dress in April 2013 and decided to no longer continue with it, you had put down $700 (or slightly over 30% on the gown). As per our signed contract, you were technically due the remaining balance but we wanted to be sympathetic towards the situation and help you as much as possible. We decided to scratch the remaining balances due and no future payments or communication was made. As of today, in 2017, the credit from almost four years ago does not exist. We do not have a policy for a lifetime store credit and any store credit in the shop is non-transferable. As you mentioned, very directly, you would not ever purchase something from us or be back in Tampa. I know you were just trying to help your friend but unfortunately we have to be fair to all clients and hold to our contracts. Again, so sorry.

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