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Dress & Attire in Fairfax, District Of Columbia,
(571) 327-1855
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4.5 out of 5
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    Brianna

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  • My experience with St. Anthony's was absolutely delightful! They have a huge selection of lightly used dresses, all for a fraction of the list price. Only drawback is that they have a fairly stringent return policy - no returns allowed, only exchanges. They also have accessories - I got a beautiful cathedral length veil for a great value as well!

    Natasha

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  • In the end, I did not find my dress here, but the volunteer in the store was so sweet and really cared about trying to help me find my dream dress. I think this store has great potential and I’d recommend it to any bride on a budget. PS it’s on the 4th floor, at the very end of the hall

    User5257474

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  • With St. Anthony's Bridal out there, I genuinely don't understand why brides would buy dresses in traditional bridal stores for thousands of dollars. The store has a large selection of dresses in a wide array of sizes and styles. I had to come back several times until I found what I was looking for. However, because I was able to browse and try dresses on at my own pace without being hounded by a pesky salesperson, the trips were actually a lot of fun. I got to try on pretty much every type of dress under the sun! The staff are welcoming and helpful and go through great lengths to help brides find what they are looking for. Because dresses are under $200, I was able to get a wedding dress, a reception dress, shoes, a veil and an evening gown (because why not) for less than $500. And the best part was that I didn't even need to get anything tailored! With St. Anthony's Bridal new expanded hours, there's no reason to not check this gem out!

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    Dear Beautiful Bride, You make us smile. Thanks so much for your kind review. We have moved to Fairfax City, and we're thrilled to have specific open hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays! Thank you.

    Brie

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  • Wonderful experience! Got my dream dress and then was able to have it altered using their amazing recommended seamstress - Blanca. Thank you to the entire team at St Anthony’s for making finding my dress, the easiest part of my wedding planning.

    Catherine

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  • Loved this bridal boutique! Having a "hands-on" approach to the dresses was exactly what I wanted in looking for a wedding dress. The ladies were available to answer questions or help out, but they let me and three of my bridesmaids search through dresses until I found "the one." When trying on dresses, the ladies were sweet and encouraging. I didn't feel pressured to pick a dress that day, even though I did. This business cares more about the bride than about making a sale! Plus, you can't beat a perfect-condition $200 wedding dress. Cannot recommend highly enough!

    Sarah

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  • These ladies are just the best! They're so sweet and helpful and the dresses are a steal! I didn't end up finding my dress here but I did use Blanca Shek as my seamstress and she is absolutely wonderful. I had quite a bit that needed done on my dress and she's worked with me and given me amazing advice throughout the process. The value is fantastic and I'm so grateful to her and all the wonderful women that run this awesome organization.

    Erin

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  • A very lovely and positive experience, good selection, & the ladies were incredibly helpful, attentive, and friendly. After feeling discouraged at a high-end boutique, I found the perfect dress here for an incredible price!

    Ranacia

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  • I have nothing bad to say about St. Anthony's. Melanie is an absolute blessing!!! She greeted me & my mom at the door, took down our information, added my to her prayer list, and proceeded to help us find me a wedding dress. After trying on 4 dresses, I found it!!! The dresses are packed in there but they are organized quite neatly and are all beautiful. The seamstress who provides services is a gem as well. They both really helped me figure out the best cut for me and discuss alteration possibilities, etc. It was an awesome time! I plan to give my dress back so that another bride can enjoy it and the experience of finding it.

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    Hi Ranacia, We are so blessed you loved your experience at St. Anthony's Bridal. Thank you so much for your review. Blessings to you in your marriage.

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • I won a dress from this company at a Bridal Expo. When I went for my appointment, I actually fell in love with 2 dresses! At the time, their required donation was only $150, so I ended up getting both dresses! Their prices have gone up since then, but $199 for a dress is still a steal! Would highly recommend for a budget-friendly bride!

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    Jessica, Thanks so much for coming to our shop, and we're so glad to hear you fell in love with 2 gowns! We are now open more hours in our new Fairfax City location, and the donation cost for a gown is $195 each plus tax. Please tell everyone you know about St. Anthony's Bridal. Thanks again for your kind review.

    Brandy

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  • I would love to share my dress story with you. I met the owner/creator of St. Anthony's Bridal at a bridal show and loved one of the dresses they had on display. I entered the contest for the free give away and won a free wedding dress from them. I told my fiance that I would give the certificate back if I did not find a dress that blew me away. I have one that I had been working on for months (which my youngest daughter already laid dibs on for when she grows up) and knew in my heart that I had not found "the dress" it just wasn't the one. I was not comfortable in the way it looked on me which was why I had been making alterations to it. I made my appointment at St. Anthony's Bridal took my free gift certificate and had an amazing time searching for "the dress" and I found it! It was the last one I tried on after about 30-40 dresses. I saw it hanging on the rack when my other daughter was putting dresses back. I put it on, was able to zip it myself, stepped out and we knew it was the ... Read more

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    Brandy, Thanks so much for visiting our bridal shop! We are thrilled you found the dress of your dreams. And we're so glad you were a winner of one of our gown giveaways. I wish you a beautiful marriage, and please share your pics with us so we can put them on our bridal wall in our new Fairfax City location!

    Lynn

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  • I stumbled upon St. Anthony's Bridal, and I was ever so happy that I did! On my first trip to try on wedding dresses, I found the gown that I fell in love with. And for only $150. I really couldn't believe it. The staff was lovely and helpful, and humored me quite well as I hemmed and hawed about buying the first dress I tried on. They used to be located in my neighborhood, but have recently moved to Virginia. Wishing them lots of luck at their new location!

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    Hi Lynn, Thanks so much for visiting our shop! And thanks for your well wishes in our new location in Fairfax City. We love it. We are open so many more hours, and we are growing. We hope you'll stop by for one of our DIY Workshops sometime soon. Blessings!

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  • All of the dresses are $195 plus tax. They have a decent selection in most of the sizes. It is definitely worth a look here first to see if you can find anything. Melanie is very helpful in picking out potential dresses and discussing what alterations could be made. They have a recommended tailor that will do most alterations for a reasonable price. I bought my dress here in June 2016. I have not yet gotten alterations for the dress.

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    Thanks so much for your review, Katie! It's great to hear Melanie was helpful and that the alterations will also be a money-saving referral.

    Juliet

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  • This place is freaking amazing! But don't be deceived by the outside, which looks like a weird hotel building. Upon walking in it was a bit of a surprise to realize we'd be purchasing a dress from what was once a former hotel room. They offer many different sizes (and any dress you have the option to convert to a corset closure), but If you are a size 4, this is the holy grail of bridal dress shopping. I grabbed three dresses (you can try as many as you want, but only three at a time). One was almost a perfect twin of one we saw at David's Bridal for $550. It looked just as nice as the one we found at the chain. It was jeweled up on the sweetheart top with a nice asymmetric style with jewels embellished along one side and an A-line skirt. The second dress I tried on was the first dress I noticed as I came in the store. It fit me to a tee! I felt like royalty wearing it. It was a sweetheart neckline with a ballgown skirt, bedecked with extensive beading throughout the entire gown... Read more

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    Hi Juliet, Thank you so much for your very detailed review! This will help future brides tremendously. We create a very specific, pressure-free experience at our shop, and we believe you've described it perfectly. Thanks again! Have a beautiful marriage.

    Mercy

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  • I brought my wedding dress here on the very first visit for my september wedding. Although by the nature of the shop it is somewhat disorganized, however that is to be expected since it is a thrift type of store. I got a Alfred Angelo dress with the tags still on! Which is an amazing steal. Additionally it was super gorgeous and I got many compliments from the other customers in the store. Definitely a must visit for the economically minded bride. Plus the owner also has contact info of other vendors (flowers, dj, photographer, etc) who are also reasonably priced.

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    Hi Mercy, I'm so glad to hear you found the gown, and that we were helpful in referring other vendors. Great news, our amazing and talented group of volunteers have spent the summer sweating and detailing the entire inventory of gowns. I'm sure you'll be pleased to see how organized we are now! Feel free to drop in for our Open House on Sept 29th! 5pm-9:30pm.

    User5528899

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  • I stumbled upon St. Anthony's by total chance, and I could not have been happier! My dress budget was extremely low, $350 for both the dress and alterations. I had been looking at different Bridal thrift stores when I found St. Anthony's. They are a 501(c)3 charity with the mission to provide all brides with a wedding that doesn't break the bank. They are driven by the mission that no couple should start off their marriage in debt. I got my never-before-worn dress for $100.00. (It's perfect and I love it so much! As a bonus, because it still had the original tags on it so I know that I got the dress at over 80% off.) But what are the dresses like? They are gorgeous! St. Anthony's had over 700 dresses in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. Some are second hand and others are brand new, donated from area wedding salons. They have dresses from David's Bridal and top end designers as well. It was a lot of fun to try all different dresses on and watch other thrifty brides say 'yes to ... Read more

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    Hi Beautiful Bride! Thank you so much for your amazingly detailed review! Great news! We have moved! We are in Fairfax City, Virginia, and we are having an open house on Sept 29th. We sure hope you'll drop in to see how amazingly organized and yet still elegantly affordable our gowns are. Have a beautiful marriage.

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