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

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  • From the moment I walked in, I knew I would find my dress at Malindy Elene. I had been to 6 other stores and never felt like anyone understood what I wanted. Megan actually prepared for my appointment. She knew exactly what I was looking for, had ideas in mind and had dresses ready to pull for me to try on. The personalization and the fact that the store is "closed" to one bride at a time makes you feel so special. There were 4 women in the store and all eyes were on me. Each one of them were honest with their opinions. I didn't feel like they were trying to sell me on any particular dress or put me in the most expensive dress. At one point, I was in the fitting room with Megan and I heard my mom say oh gosh, how much is that dress? Megan reassured me that every dress I was trying on was well within my budget. I am so excited about my dress. The attention to detail and the ideas flowing from Megan, and the rest of the staff in the store helped me visualize my dress! I never would h... Read more

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    Oh my goodness Maxine, this is so sweet!! Thank you for the kind words!! We LOVED working with you and your mom! Can't wait to see your custom look come together and have you back in the shop! See you soon! XO

    Kristina

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  • Megan was absolutely fabulous to work with in order to find my idea perfect wedding dress. I came in on a Saturday with a large group (as all my bridesmaids were in town for our engagement party) - it meant a lot to me to have my close friends and family involved in picking my dress. Megan was perfectly accommodating. I loved how she let me look through the racks myself and pick out what interested me. She picked a GORGEOUS gown for me that I never would have picked myself - I am so insanely excited to get married in that dress. She gave great advice when it came down to choosing between two I loved - and I walked out with a dress I am obsessed with. I loved the private experience and her expertise. This was the first and only place I went to look for my wedding dress. I have not yet gone through the alterations process yet - so I can not yet comment. But I would highly suggest stopping at Malindy Elene for your dress search. Thank you for everything Megan!

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    Kristina, We are so happy you found your dress with us! It was great having you in the store and we can't to see you again for your fitting! Thank you so much for all your kind words!

    Lina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Thank you Megan for helping me find my dress and stay within budget. I got married 2 weeks ago and my dress was amazing.

    Stephanie

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  • Jen and Megan are the most amazing ladies ever! I emailed them on a Friday evening to see if they maybe had a cancellation for the following day, and would be able to fit me in for an appointment. Within minutes, (keep in mind, on a Friday EVENING), Megan emailed me back saying they had a cancellation and that they could fit me in the next day! Whew, so exciting! I arrived with my girlfriends, and then the fun began. We tried on dress after dress, each one more beautiful and magnificent! I had given Jen at set budget, which wasn't very high, and she did an EXCELLENT job staying within, even below budget! I truly felt like a princess while shopping at Malindy Elene and would recommend it to any bride-to-be! Thank you ladies for being so wonderful!!!!!

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    Stephanie, We are glad to hear you had a fun time shopping with us! Thank you for taking time to write this review. We greatly appreciate it!

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • I don’t even know where to begin with this review! Hands down one of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process. Not only did I happen to find my amazing wedding dress, but I also got to work closely with the wonderful people there. The experience is like no other- the team truly takes cares of you and your guests throughout the entire appointment. I was one of those brides that came with in a vision, and left with a completely different look! What really makes Malindy Elene special is the people. Although Megan is no longer there, she was a huge help to me even when it came to other vendor suggestions: hair/makeup, photographers, jewelry, etc.! When it came to my final fittings, Sarah was an angel and was always there to offer a suggestion when I was getting frustrated or not feeling 100% about something! I’m even going back now to have my dress preserved, because as always they make things super easy for the bride. I can’t thank you all enough!

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    Thank you girlfriend! You looked stunning!! Loved working with you from day 1! Come back anytime to say hello! XOX

    Melissa

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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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!

    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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