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Dress & Attire in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
(215) 922-4700
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 82 Reviews


    vicki

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  • I walked in on a random Saturday when I had time to kill in the city. Wasn't expecting to buy a dress that day! The owner (is it Joe? I'm sorry I forget his name at the moment!) walked right up to me and said, "I have the perfect dress for you!" It was completely different than what I was looking at before, but I feel in love with it!!! Bought it THAT day! He has a great eye! Must mention - you HAVE to have an appointment!! I got lectured by one of the ladies there that I should have had an appointment. (How DARE I just walk in off the street and buy something! In my defense, I was there killing time, and wasn't planning to try anything on, so the lecture was a bit of a put-off.....) One other thing that did irk me - they cut the labels off. WHY??? The price tag said "Pronovias" but then later my seamstress found a label inside with a different name. I would have bought it anyway, but that is a little bit of false advertising..... So, if you want a nice dress at a g... Read more

    Stephanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • I spent all day today searching for my wedding dress and by 3pm I was ready to call the day a loss. But thank-fully my last appointment was at The Sample Rack and I am thrilled to announce that I found my dress within a matter of minutes!! The staff and owner are wonderful people and really enjoy what they do. You can see that they care about their customers the second you talk to them. When I first called to make an appointment and I told Carlene what my dream dress looked like, I could tell that she was already picking the dress that would be perfect for me. Well she must be psychic because the dress that I bought was the dress that she mentioned on the phone. I really wish I had gone there first....but it is important to know what kind of dress you are looking for first. But please, stop in and give them a chance to find your perfect dress; their inventory changes all of the time which is nice. You might be very surprised as to what you find when you stop in!

    Masresha

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    5 out of 5
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  • I tried and tried to find a dress, and the designer gown I ended up with was BEAUTIFUL. I loved working with Carlene, she will not let you walk out the door with a dress that is not meant for you. I don't know who the designer is of my gown, BUT, it's incredible and I felt like the Belle of the ball! If you have struck out many places, this is a great place to try when you know what you are looking for.

    Valerie

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    5 out of 5
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  • So - there are several reasons why this place is amazing. First I called to make an appointment and spoke to Carolyn. I told her I was coming in from out of town and was cutting it pretty close to my wedding date (like 2 months close:) She offered to open the store for me on a day they were closed!!! Very sweet and amazing - and pretty rare. I ended up making an appointment for a day on which they were open - and I was so happy that I made the trek to Philly! I tried on several dresses and Carolyn was so patient with me and my mom. When I finally found a dress that was literally perfect for me - Carolyn seemed genuinely excited that I had found the perfect dress - she hugged me! These are women who truly love what that do and are excited when they can help you look perfect for your big day. It was a really perfect experience and I am so glad I went - my dress is stunning and it was under $1000 - which for this dress - was a deal! I have been to many dress stores and have seen... Read more

    User2616691

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    5 out of 5
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  • My family and I had a fantastic experience at the Sample Rack! The ladies were incredibly helpful, especially Carlene. She really listened to the type of dress I was looking for, but didn't hesitate to bring out some options that she thought would look great on me...and they did! She was professional, fun, and determined. The dresses there were all quality, beautiful, and well priced. I didn't feel rushed or pushed to make a decision. This place definitely worth checking out, especially if you're on a budget! Thanks so much for a great afternoon Carlene! Mary-Catherine

    Marie

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    5 out of 5
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  • This was my first stop in buying a dress and found one that I absolutely LOVED but chickened out when it came time to buy it. I went to many other shops over the next 6 months but could not get that one dress out of my mind. I called The Sample Rack to see if they still had it and after 6 months the girls remembered me and still had the dress. I can't say enough wonderful things about the customer service, the selection and the prices. This store is a Jem!

    Lindsay

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had a great experience at the sample rack. I made an appointment a couple weeks in advance of visiting the store. I had been to a couple other bridal shops, but the sample rack is where I found my dress :) It was under $1,000 which was great. The women at the shop were very helpful. I told them what kind of dress I was looking for and they pulled a bunch of dresses for me to try. The BEST part about the sample rack is that I acutally walked out their shop that day with my dress! I never expected that!

    Candice

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    5 out of 5
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  • A-MAZING! These ladies know what they're doing, they make you feel special and beautiful, and they're totally affordable. If you're buying anywhere else, you're crazy.

    Melanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Sample Rack is the place to go for a beautiful dress you will not find anywhere else for a great price. Unlike other bridal salons, they will not pressure you into dress after dress in order to get you to buy something. Very laid back & you are allowed time to think. I only tried on four dresses here, and the dress I ended up buying was the first one the ladies put me in! The ladies definitely are in tune with body type & style. You must make a decision quickly though since the dresses are samples and usually only have one. Once it's gone, it's gone! The ladies warned me of this, but the warning wasn't to pressure me into a sale, it was to make sure I avoided disappointment if I came back too late. The seamstress, Nilah & Company, they referred me to was an absolute doll to work with. She is amazing at what she does.

    User2147779

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    5 out of 5
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  • They accommodated me last minute for an appointment and the first dress I tried on was "the one"!! I even saved on tax since I paid cash for my 100% raw silk Enzoani gown. All my friends thought I spent thousands of dollars on my dress, but only I knew the true secret! =)

    Kelly

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    5 out of 5
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  • What a great place to find your wedding dress! I initially called to make an appointment at the beginning of my search for my dress. They advised me to make the store my last stop so that I would already have an idea of what kind of dress I wanted/looked right on me. That's because what they have in the store is what they have so if you want a dress you have to buy it then (no ordering-you take the gown home with you that day!) They had a decent selection in my size, and the prices are great. The dresses are all samples or extras from other store, so you get brand new amazing dresses at great prices. I know they have designer gowns too, although that didn't factor into my choice of wedding dress at all. You have to make an appointment beforehand, which works out really well, because they are able to give you their full attention and the experience is much more relaxing. The women working there made the process really fun. They were so nice and honest about their opinions... Read more

    Bridget

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    5 out of 5
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  • I purchased my dress last August at The Sample Rack. I had so much fun with the girls that took care of us that day.They made me feel so comfortable...no pressure at all! All of the dresses were gorgeous but this one imparticular, that was brand new and was just literally pulled out of the box(I watched them lol)was IT..it was MY dress! It was so much fun getting to say "yes to the dress" hehe!! I have since then referred many of my friends to their store. They were delightful to work! Thank you The Sample Rack :)

    User3055056

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  • Great place to buy an affordable dress off the rack!

    User3328193

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    3 out of 5
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  • The experience of being in the shop is a bit overwhelming. I did feel like they were pushing several dresses on me that I did not like. I recommend going with a friend and/or friends who speak up loudly! In the end I found a great dress I loved for a great price. Just get ready for a less than serene shopping experience.

    Donna

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  • The ladies at The Sample Rack are beyond amazing!!! When I started looking for a dress, I was at the largest I had ever been and dress shopping was torture for me. The week before I had visited a boutique that made me feel absolutely horrible - so much so that I almost cancelled appointment at TSR. Boy, am I glad I didn't! When you call to make an appointment, they ask you some questions and if there is any dress you have seen that you like. It is recommended you head out to other shops to try on styles so that you can determine what you are looking for. Upon arriving, the ladies already had styles picked out for me based off my answers on the phone. They then take you through and pick out styles with you. They have you sit, walk towards the mirror, shine lighting on it, turn off the lights; you are also the only bride in the shop at the time. They just really made me feel special and for the first time I was thrilled to try on wedding gowns.

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