Renee Strauss For The Bride

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  • 8692 Wilshire Blvd.

    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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  • 310-657-1700

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When you first visit the store, everyone, especially Renee herself is so friendly and welcoming and makes you feel great. They are helpful and kind and you really are so happy that you are there. But once you give them your deposit and

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When you first visit the store, everyone, especially Renee herself is so friendly and welcoming and makes you feel great. They are helpful and kind and you really are so happy that you are there. But once you give them your deposit and

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I think the store is closed..\r
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I looked on google and typed in TMZ Renee Strauss and this was the story. The police seized her entire inventory ... wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, headpieces and veils, tiaras, shoes, gloves,

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I think the store is closed..\r
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I looked on google and typed in TMZ Renee Strauss and this was the story. The police seized her entire inventory ... wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, headpieces and veils, tiaras, shoes, gloves,

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I traveled to LA from Seattle looking for a magnificent wedding gown and chose to shop at Renee Strauss based on her website and the designers she carries. I ended up choosing a beautiful dress, costing much more than I had budgeted, but was thrilled with the dress. In all the excitement, she made it very clear the dress was not returnable, but that was all that was said. The dress needed alterations, which was clear when I tried it on, and she made a point of saying that the alterations weren't going to be difficult, and that it was a one of a kind dress, so I needed to decide that moment (she also made a point of saying there was another bride who was seriously looking at the dress). I bought it, thrilled at the dress and decided it was worth the unbelievable price of $8700.00.

I returned to LA 3 weeks before my wedding to have the dress altered. The seamstress proceeded to tell me the alterations were going to cost $1500.00! I was SHOCKED. Renee Strauss NEVER mentioned alterations were extra. She insisted she would never sell a dress without making that point. I am a business woman, and no matter how excited or distracted I am, I would never overlook a detail of that nature, especially after spending that kind of money on a dress. She is deceitful and dishonest, and the unfortunate outcome is that it has put a damper on one the happiest days of my life.

Don't shop here, and if you do, beware. Read the fine print, and pay attention, she'll happily show you dresses way outside your budget. She knows you're a happy, albeit distracted bride, and will take full advantage.

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I traveled to LA from Seattle looking for a magnificent wedding gown and chose to shop at Renee Strauss based on her website and the designers she carries. I ended up choosing a beautiful dress, costing much more than I had budgeted, but was thrilled with the dress. In all the excitement, she made it very clear the dress was not returnable, but that was all that was said. The dress needed alterations, which was clear when I tried it on, and she made a point of saying that the alterations weren't going to be difficult, and that it was a one of a kind dress, so I needed to decide that moment (she also made a point of saying there was another bride who was seriously looking at the dress). I bought it, thrilled at the dress and decided it was worth the unbelievable price of $8700.00.

I returned to LA 3 weeks before my wedding to have the dress altered. The seamstress proceeded to tell me the alterations were going to cost $1500.00! I was SHOCKED. Renee Strauss NEVER mentioned alterations were extra. She insisted she would never sell a dress without making that point. I am a business woman, and no matter how excited or distracted I am, I would never overlook a detail of that nature, especially after spending that kind of money on a dress. She is deceitful and dishonest, and the unfortunate outcome is that it has put a damper on one the happiest days of my life.

Don't shop here, and if you do, beware. Read the fine print, and pay attention, she'll happily show you dresses way outside your budget. She knows you're a happy, albeit distracted bride, and will take full advantage.

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I traveled to LA from Seattle looking for a magnificent wedding gown and chose to shop at Renee Strauss based on her website and the designers she carries. I ended up choosing a beautiful dress, costing much more than I had budgeted, but was thrilled with the dress. In all the excitement, she made it very clear the dress was not returnable, but that was all that was said. The dress needed alterations, which was clear when I tried it on, and she made a point of saying that the alterations weren't going to be difficult, and that it was a one of a kind dress, so I needed to decide that moment (she also made a point of saying there was another bride who was seriously looking at the dress). I bought it, thrilled at the dress and decided it was worth the unbelievable price of $8700.00.
I returned to LA 3 weeks before my wedding to have the dress altered. The seamstress proceeded to tell me the alterations were going to cost $1500.00! I was SHOCKED. Renee Strauss NEVER mentioned alterations were extra. She insisted she would never sell a dress without making that point. I am a business woman, and no matter how excited or distracted I am, I would never overlook a detail of that nature, especially after spending that kind of money on a dress. She is deceitful and dishonest, and the unfortunate outcome is that it has put a damper on one the happiest days of my life,
Don't shop here, and if you do, beware. Read the fine print, and pay attention, she'll happily show you dresses way outside your budget. She knows you're a happy, albeit distracted bride, and will take full advantage.

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I traveled to LA from Seattle looking for a magnificent wedding gown and chose to shop at Renee Strauss based on her website and the designers she carries. I ended up choosing a beautiful dress, costing much more than I had budgeted, but was thrilled with the dress. In all the excitement, she made it very clear the dress was not returnable, but that was all that was said. The dress needed alterations, which was clear when I tried it on, and she made a point of saying that the alterations weren't going to be difficult, and that it was a one of a kind dress, so I needed to decide that moment (she also made a point of saying there was another bride who was seriously looking at the dress). I bought it, thrilled at the dress and decided it was worth the unbelievable price of $8700.00.
I returned to LA 3 weeks before my wedding to have the dress altered. The seamstress proceeded to tell me the alterations were going to cost $1500.00! I was SHOCKED. Renee Strauss NEVER mentioned alterations were extra. She insisted she would never sell a dress without making that point. I am a business woman, and no matter how excited or distracted I am, I would never overlook a detail of that nature, especially after spending that kind of money on a dress. She is deceitful and dishonest, and the unfortunate outcome is that it has put a damper on one the happiest days of my life,
Don't shop here, and if you do, beware. Read the fine print, and pay attention, she'll happily show you dresses way outside your budget. She knows you're a happy, albeit distracted bride, and will take full advantage.

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Claire made our visit awful.

She was rude & also racist.

She screamed at me when I tried on a dress & pressured me into buying it.

How can a wedding gown store have someone so rude?

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Claire made our visit awful.

She was rude & also racist.

She screamed at me when I tried on a dress & pressured me into buying it.

How can a wedding gown store have someone so rude?

Cons: VERY RUDE, RUDE SALES PERSON - CLAIRE

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Stay away!! The employees are rude and so unprofessional. It has the worst selection and the decor looks sooo out dated! There is a reason it's easy to get an appointment, Its always empty! The sales women told my bridesmaids what size they should order in there dresses. When the dresses arrived after 3 months they were HUGE on every one of them. They were not willing to help with the $200 alteration fee and would not take the dresses back even though they were 2 to 3 inches to big all over on all of them. They would not own up to the responsibility they held in "strongly suggesting" the sizes that they ordered. I will never recommend anyone to this bridal salon. Go ANYWHERE but here!!

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Stay away!! The employees are rude and so unprofessional. It has the worst selection and the decor looks sooo out dated! There is a reason it's easy to get an appointment, Its always empty! The sales women told my bridesmaids what size they should order in there dresses. When the dresses arrived after 3 months they were HUGE on every one of them. They were not willing to help with the $200 alteration fee and would not take the dresses back even though they were 2 to 3 inches to big all over on all of them. They would not own up to the responsibility they held in "strongly suggesting" the sizes that they ordered. I will never recommend anyone to this bridal salon. Go ANYWHERE but here!!

Pros: location

Cons: customer service, unprofessional

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Renee & Ana,
I have waited far too long to write this thank you. It has been about a year since we first met & you helped me & my crying mother to find the dress of my dreams. I was married on the 4th of July, 2009, to a handsome & wonderful man who told me every 2 minutes how beautiful I looked & how he couldn't stop "checking me out". To say that I...and everyone... loved my dress & veil is a huge understatement! I felt incredible! I still take it out to look at it from time to time & relive those feelings. There really are no words to describe the day, the feelings, the experience.

I thank you so much for being there for me, & of course my mother, to guide us & support us & make us feel special. I continually recommend your bridal shop, of course because of the beautiful selection...but more than that because of the experience and kindness that you provided every step of the way.

Now, almost a year since our beautiful wedding day, we excitedly prepare to welcome our first baby! In my nesting process, I just wanted to send you some pictures & really tell you how much I appreciate the part you played in making my dreams come true. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! I hope the year has brought you blessings, because you deserve the best!

Thank you & God Bless!!

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★★★★★

Renee & Ana,
I have waited far too long to write this thank you. It has been about a year since we first met & you helped me & my crying mother to find the dress of my dreams. I was married on the 4th of July, 2009, to a handsome & wonderful man who told me every 2 minutes how beautiful I looked & how he couldn't stop "checking me out". To say that I...and everyone... loved my dress & veil is a huge understatement! I felt incredible! I still take it out to look at it from time to time & relive those feelings. There really are no words to describe the day, the feelings, the experience.

I thank you so much for being there for me, & of course my mother, to guide us & support us & make us feel special. I continually recommend your bridal shop, of course because of the beautiful selection...but more than that because of the experience and kindness that you provided every step of the way.

Now, almost a year since our beautiful wedding day, we excitedly prepare to welcome our first baby! In my nesting process, I just wanted to send you some pictures & really tell you how much I appreciate the part you played in making my dreams come true. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! I hope the year has brought you blessings, because you deserve the best!

Thank you & God Bless!!

Pros: experience and kindness

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Renee Strauss is WONDERFUL! The dresses! The bridesmaid selection! AND THE SPECIAL EVENTS they offer ! Loved, Loved, Loved the event Wednesday night! My eyelashes are GORGEOUS! I am thrilled with my choice of store to do business with for the MOST IMPORTANT even in my life - SO FAR! My headpiece is the most stunning piece of "jewelry" I have ever laid eyes on. I can go on and on! THANK YOU RENEE AND YOUR MARVELOUS STAFF!

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★★★★★

Renee Strauss is WONDERFUL! The dresses! The bridesmaid selection! AND THE SPECIAL EVENTS they offer ! Loved, Loved, Loved the event Wednesday night! My eyelashes are GORGEOUS! I am thrilled with my choice of store to do business with for the MOST IMPORTANT even in my life - SO FAR! My headpiece is the most stunning piece of "jewelry" I have ever laid eyes on. I can go on and on! THANK YOU RENEE AND YOUR MARVELOUS STAFF!

Pros: Lots of perks and GREAT customer service

Cons: Only marrying once - but LOVE who I am Marrying!

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I had a fantastic experience selecting my wedding dress. The wedding was beautiful, everything we could have hoped for. Everyone at the wedding LOVED the dress! I'm pretty sure no one will ever top it :) I just got it back from being cleaned and preserved and it looks as good as the day I bought it! I really appreciate Ana taking such care in creating a dress that appeared to be designed just for me. And Renee's positive attitude and honest opinion are priceless. It is very over whelming to be a first time bride with images of dresses swirling around in your head. I will always remember Rene Strauss for the Bride with fondness and refer my friends,

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★★★★★

I had a fantastic experience selecting my wedding dress. The wedding was beautiful, everything we could have hoped for. Everyone at the wedding LOVED the dress! I'm pretty sure no one will ever top it :) I just got it back from being cleaned and preserved and it looks as good as the day I bought it! I really appreciate Ana taking such care in creating a dress that appeared to be designed just for me. And Renee's positive attitude and honest opinion are priceless. It is very over whelming to be a first time bride with images of dresses swirling around in your head. I will always remember Rene Strauss for the Bride with fondness and refer my friends,

Pros: Excellent Selection, Service AND Expertise!

Cons: Only getting married once :(

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I had been searching Southern California for a wedding gown for 3 LONG & time consuming months and hadn't been able to find "The One" anywhere! That is, until I found Renee Strauss! They have collections that are literally one-of-a-kind couture pieces from all over the world. Each gown is unique & made with the best fabrics available. I am a fabric snob, so compromising quality wouldn't do for me. The service at Renee Strauss was amazing & I was incredibly grateful after my desperate search. I finally found my gorgeous gown here! Thank you St. Regis, Monarch Beach. Both the concierge, as well as the catering department had Renee Strauss highest on their referral list. Now I know why.

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★★★★★

I had been searching Southern California for a wedding gown for 3 LONG & time consuming months and hadn't been able to find "The One" anywhere! That is, until I found Renee Strauss! They have collections that are literally one-of-a-kind couture pieces from all over the world. Each gown is unique & made with the best fabrics available. I am a fabric snob, so compromising quality wouldn't do for me. The service at Renee Strauss was amazing & I was incredibly grateful after my desperate search. I finally found my gorgeous gown here! Thank you St. Regis, Monarch Beach. Both the concierge, as well as the catering department had Renee Strauss highest on their referral list. Now I know why.

Pros: Beautiful couture selection, very educated & friendly staff

Cons: They had SO many gorgeous gowns, I wish I could buy 2!

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My shopping experience at Renee Strauss was excellent. I found them to be extremely knowledgeable, and patient. The accessories were stunning. HIGHLY refer this salon. Plus Renee is such a sweet caring person!

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My shopping experience at Renee Strauss was excellent. I found them to be extremely knowledgeable, and patient. The accessories were stunning. HIGHLY refer this salon. Plus Renee is such a sweet caring person!

Pros: Great Service, Beautiful Dresses and Free cake!

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I had an apt. the day of a designer trunk show. The store was busy and I had a lovely sales lady helping me. I fell in love with the second dress I tried on. Because this was my first day gown shopping I went to Sacks and Mon Amie to see what else was out there. I tried some other beautiful gowns but the one at Renee Strauss stood out. I went back to try it and decided to order it. As soon as I signed the contract what should have been the most exciting purchase turned into a nightmare. Renee turned into a monster with a really bad attitude. I am not from Los Angeles and started asking around and only heard horrible things. I wish I would have asked around before she had my money. Ana was just as awful with attitude. My dress came in stained and dirty. They blamed it on me walking around the carpet in their showroom, but their floor sample was cleaner than my "new" dress. There were pin holes along the sides and top as well. They tried to convince me that "this was industry standard". I refused to take the dress and insisted on having a clean dress with no holes. They would not guarantee me anything but told me they would send the dress back and call me. No one called me for a week. I kept calling and everytime i did "they were busy and someone would call me back". No one ever did. This went on for almost two weeks. I decided to call the designer myself and find out what was going on. The designers office assured me I would have a clean dress and not to worry. I finally got my dress and yes it is beautiful BUT I WOULD NEVER STEP FOOT IN THEIR AGAIN. AND I BEG YOU IT'S NOT WORTH THE WORRY. You can find any dress they have from Mon Amie. It's worth the drive. Renee's attitude and customer service is horrible.

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I had an apt. the day of a designer trunk show. The store was busy and I had a lovely sales lady helping me. I fell in love with the second dress I tried on. Because this was my first day gown shopping I went to Sacks and Mon Amie to see what else was out there. I tried some other beautiful gowns but the one at Renee Strauss stood out. I went back to try it and decided to order it. As soon as I signed the contract what should have been the most exciting purchase turned into a nightmare. Renee turned into a monster with a really bad attitude. I am not from Los Angeles and started asking around and only heard horrible things. I wish I would have asked around before she had my money. Ana was just as awful with attitude. My dress came in stained and dirty. They blamed it on me walking around the carpet in their showroom, but their floor sample was cleaner than my "new" dress. There were pin holes along the sides and top as well. They tried to convince me that "this was industry standard". I refused to take the dress and insisted on having a clean dress with no holes. They would not guarantee me anything but told me they would send the dress back and call me. No one called me for a week. I kept calling and everytime i did "they were busy and someone would call me back". No one ever did. This went on for almost two weeks. I decided to call the designer myself and find out what was going on. The designers office assured me I would have a clean dress and not to worry. I finally got my dress and yes it is beautiful BUT I WOULD NEVER STEP FOOT IN THEIR AGAIN. AND I BEG YOU IT'S NOT WORTH THE WORRY. You can find any dress they have from Mon Amie. It's worth the drive. Renee's attitude and customer service is horrible.

Pros: Beautiful gowns

Cons: WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE - HORRIBLE PEOPLE

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They had it all...and free cake samples too!!

I brought my WHOLE family there. I was nervous because they tend to get loud! We had a great experience. I was there just to look at gowns and I found out they had bridesmaids and flower girl gowns too. I thought the staff was knowledgeable. I worked with Joanna and Renee for my gown and Blanca for bridesmaids.

The prices are right in line with my budget. They asked me what my budget was and I was glad they did because I didnt want to waste my time falling in love with something I couldn't afford. They had some gowns that were 8-10 grand but they have a big selection of gowns under 6. You have to remember you're not going to get Davids Bridal prices in a high end beverly hills store.

I have my heart set on a mermaid gown by this Cuban designer Liancarlo for just under $3000.

Most people only write reviews when they are angry. I hope more people write good things about this place because it would be a shame for brides to pass this place up!

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★★★★★

They had it all...and free cake samples too!!

I brought my WHOLE family there. I was nervous because they tend to get loud! We had a great experience. I was there just to look at gowns and I found out they had bridesmaids and flower girl gowns too. I thought the staff was knowledgeable. I worked with Joanna and Renee for my gown and Blanca for bridesmaids.

The prices are right in line with my budget. They asked me what my budget was and I was glad they did because I didnt want to waste my time falling in love with something I couldn't afford. They had some gowns that were 8-10 grand but they have a big selection of gowns under 6. You have to remember you're not going to get Davids Bridal prices in a high end beverly hills store.

I have my heart set on a mermaid gown by this Cuban designer Liancarlo for just under $3000.

Most people only write reviews when they are angry. I hope more people write good things about this place because it would be a shame for brides to pass this place up!

Pros: High end gowns, friendly service, free parking in back.

Cons: n/a

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0 stars. The selection of bridal gowns is very small here, and in my opinion the service is not up to par, if you ask me the staff was actually quite rude, and the owner is just plain fake. I also found it to be over priced. I had much better experiences at other boutiques, and I definitely wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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0 stars. The selection of bridal gowns is very small here, and in my opinion the service is not up to par, if you ask me the staff was actually quite rude, and the owner is just plain fake. I also found it to be over priced. I had much better experiences at other boutiques, and I definitely wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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The selection of bridal gowns is very small here, and in my opinion the service is not up to par, if you ask me the staff was actually quite fake. I also found it to be over priced. I had much better experiences at other boutiques, and I definitely wouldn't recommend this place to friends.

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The selection of bridal gowns is very small here, and in my opinion the service is not up to par, if you ask me the staff was actually quite fake. I also found it to be over priced. I had much better experiences at other boutiques, and I definitely wouldn't recommend this place to friends.

Cons: No parking, small selection, bad service, over priced

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I ordered my bridesmaids dresses from an online company and when they came in they were all damaged. There was no recourse and Renee Strauss was recommended by the manufacturer, they stepped in and took care of 10 bridesmaids, getting the order fixed, and shipping to each bridesmaid. Beware to NEVER order from those online discounters because it is a nightmare and not all companies will step up to the plate and assist the consumers like Renee Strauss did. THANK YOU RENEE STRAUSS for saving my day AND MY WEDDING!

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I ordered my bridesmaids dresses from an online company and when they came in they were all damaged. There was no recourse and Renee Strauss was recommended by the manufacturer, they stepped in and took care of 10 bridesmaids, getting the order fixed, and shipping to each bridesmaid. Beware to NEVER order from those online discounters because it is a nightmare and not all companies will step up to the plate and assist the consumers like Renee Strauss did. THANK YOU RENEE STRAUSS for saving my day AND MY WEDDING!

Pros: Customer service

Cons: Anything?

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This past Saturday I brought my dress in for preservation and it brought back great memories. It was packed as usual and Renee was running around as usual, and I just had the best experience. This is such a wonderful business. I loved my dress and loved buying it here and really wish everyone could experience what I did.

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★★★★★

This past Saturday I brought my dress in for preservation and it brought back great memories. It was packed as usual and Renee was running around as usual, and I just had the best experience. This is such a wonderful business. I loved my dress and loved buying it here and really wish everyone could experience what I did.

Pros: Service, selection, atmosphere

Cons: none!

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Renee Strauss was a very nice place. They carry a huge selection of really nice dresses. Everybody was friendly and helpful and there was a lot of one on one attention. They never put any pressure on me, and they took care to make sure every detail was taken care of. I had the alterations done by them for $500, since the bottom of the dress is a little unusual and I didn't want to take any chances. They did a great job with only two fittings, and they made sure I knew exactly how to put the dress on properly on the wedding day. I would highly recommend Renee Strauss if you are looking for a dress in the $2000-$10000 range.

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★★★★★

Renee Strauss was a very nice place. They carry a huge selection of really nice dresses. Everybody was friendly and helpful and there was a lot of one on one attention. They never put any pressure on me, and they took care to make sure every detail was taken care of. I had the alterations done by them for $500, since the bottom of the dress is a little unusual and I didn't want to take any chances. They did a great job with only two fittings, and they made sure I knew exactly how to put the dress on properly on the wedding day. I would highly recommend Renee Strauss if you are looking for a dress in the $2000-$10000 range.

Pros: Selection, Service, Location

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All the girls in my family shop together and we came in like a storm to Renee Strauss. Our stylist took us on a tour of the dresses and we found some gorgeous and highly unique things to try on. But one dress was perfect! We went as a team to 3 stores in OC and all the designer boutiques in LA. Saks, too! As soon as I tried on the dress here, I knew it was the one! The jeweled headpieces are totally stunning and the veil Renee picked for me couldn't be more perfect! The store was packed but I received personal attention and a bottle of Renee Strauss champagne to celebrate with. This was a very positive experiece and my family is a tough crowd to please.

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★★★★★

All the girls in my family shop together and we came in like a storm to Renee Strauss. Our stylist took us on a tour of the dresses and we found some gorgeous and highly unique things to try on. But one dress was perfect! We went as a team to 3 stores in OC and all the designer boutiques in LA. Saks, too! As soon as I tried on the dress here, I knew it was the one! The jeweled headpieces are totally stunning and the veil Renee picked for me couldn't be more perfect! The store was packed but I received personal attention and a bottle of Renee Strauss champagne to celebrate with. This was a very positive experiece and my family is a tough crowd to please.

Pros: Variety of European Designers

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I bought my gown from Renee Strauss and I could not have been happier. I ended up buying the 1st dress they showed me...after trying on many, and even going to some other bridal shops. The customer service and exceptional selection are top notch. Despite her sucess, Renee is still in the store most days making sure that all brides get what ever their hearts desire. I really liked that she took the time to make sure I was pleased with my dress and with the alterations that were done. I would highly recommend Renee Strauss for any bride!

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★★★★★

I bought my gown from Renee Strauss and I could not have been happier. I ended up buying the 1st dress they showed me...after trying on many, and even going to some other bridal shops. The customer service and exceptional selection are top notch. Despite her sucess, Renee is still in the store most days making sure that all brides get what ever their hearts desire. I really liked that she took the time to make sure I was pleased with my dress and with the alterations that were done. I would highly recommend Renee Strauss for any bride!

Pros: Service, Selection

Cons: None

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One wedding gown, ten bridesmaids and 6 flowergirls later, I am a happy bride. The saleswoman at Saks told me to go to Renee Strauss because they didn't have all the items I was looking for. I come to find out that Saks is closing the Beverly Hills bridal dept anyway and I am glad to be able to recommend this salon. I found the selection and service excellent. They gave me a break on the bridesmaids by Vera Wang (wouldn't do the same on the gown and flowergirl dresses, though). My experience was positive and I found the owner interested and sincere. She was there every time I was and helped carry all the dresses to my car when I picked up. I just brought in the gown for cleaning and preservation. According to my mother, a worthwhile investment.

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★★★★★

One wedding gown, ten bridesmaids and 6 flowergirls later, I am a happy bride. The saleswoman at Saks told me to go to Renee Strauss because they didn't have all the items I was looking for. I come to find out that Saks is closing the Beverly Hills bridal dept anyway and I am glad to be able to recommend this salon. I found the selection and service excellent. They gave me a break on the bridesmaids by Vera Wang (wouldn't do the same on the gown and flowergirl dresses, though). My experience was positive and I found the owner interested and sincere. She was there every time I was and helped carry all the dresses to my car when I picked up. I just brought in the gown for cleaning and preservation. According to my mother, a worthwhile investment.

Pros: Organized

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I value my time and am a conscientious consumer. Here I felt respected and my reflective nature was appreciated. Nonetheless, I did not buy on my first trip. I shopped and found the experience overall debasing in most salons. A lack of pleasant attitude in this industry is opposite of what you would imagine. Believe me it exists. Not at Renee Strauss. It is warm from the moment you enter and is exuded in every department. These women know their jobs. I appreciate their enthusiasm and their expertise. I am happy with my purchases and refer with confidence. Shop with an open mind and relax when ready to buy!

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★★★★★

I value my time and am a conscientious consumer. Here I felt respected and my reflective nature was appreciated. Nonetheless, I did not buy on my first trip. I shopped and found the experience overall debasing in most salons. A lack of pleasant attitude in this industry is opposite of what you would imagine. Believe me it exists. Not at Renee Strauss. It is warm from the moment you enter and is exuded in every department. These women know their jobs. I appreciate their enthusiasm and their expertise. I am happy with my purchases and refer with confidence. Shop with an open mind and relax when ready to buy!

Pros: Quality

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OMG! My experience was great. This place is a hidden gem! My sister bought her dress from Renee years ago and loved it. I live out of state and my first experience in Beverly Hills was last weekend. The staff at her store are some of the most "down to earth, knowledgable and REAL" sales staff that I have ever met. I went to Saks, Monique and L'ezu all in which I felt like a second class citizen. At Renee Strauss I felt like FAMILY!

You walk in the door and the girls there have the biggest smiles. Right away you see glamorous gowns everywhere and are a bit in awe. The ladies got right down to business in finding out what my personal style is and what type of dress I was looking for. After trying on 4 gowns (all of which I loved) I told them I wasn't ready to commit just yet (I thought I would feel pressure from our salesperson but I was suprised) my consultant simply told me to take the week to sleep on it and said my "dreams" would tell me which dress to pick.

I thought that was super cute.

I wish I could afford all 4 dresses but I am gonna take their advice... I'll be back.....

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★★★★★

OMG! My experience was great. This place is a hidden gem! My sister bought her dress from Renee years ago and loved it. I live out of state and my first experience in Beverly Hills was last weekend. The staff at her store are some of the most "down to earth, knowledgable and REAL" sales staff that I have ever met. I went to Saks, Monique and L'ezu all in which I felt like a second class citizen. At Renee Strauss I felt like FAMILY!

You walk in the door and the girls there have the biggest smiles. Right away you see glamorous gowns everywhere and are a bit in awe. The ladies got right down to business in finding out what my personal style is and what type of dress I was looking for. After trying on 4 gowns (all of which I loved) I told them I wasn't ready to commit just yet (I thought I would feel pressure from our salesperson but I was suprised) my consultant simply told me to take the week to sleep on it and said my "dreams" would tell me which dress to pick.

I thought that was super cute.

I wish I could afford all 4 dresses but I am gonna take their advice... I'll be back.....

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NO STARS!!!
This has to be the worst experience ever!!!
Please do yourself a favor and stay away.
The workers their are bareable, however the owner is completly rude, and as sarcastic as hell!!!
I will never step foot in this place again.
Getting married is a stressful time as it is, and you are looking for perfection, this place is far from that.
I actually cried leaving the establishment, they were so mean to me.

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★☆☆☆☆

NO STARS!!!
This has to be the worst experience ever!!!
Please do yourself a favor and stay away.
The workers their are bareable, however the owner is completly rude, and as sarcastic as hell!!!
I will never step foot in this place again.
Getting married is a stressful time as it is, and you are looking for perfection, this place is far from that.
I actually cried leaving the establishment, they were so mean to me.

Pros: parking

Cons: everything

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Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service. Terrible customer service.

Pros: parking, location

Cons: everything else

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For all you brides out there, I want to seriously warn you to stay away from this place. Not only is the selection of merchandise sub par, the owner of the boutique is honestly one of the rudest, most arrogant and sarcastic women I have ever come into contact with. They charge you high quality prices for low quality merchandise and when you request that things be fixed they will refuse. Don't let this Beverly Hills address fool you -- you'd get better customer service in the bargain basement of Macy's!

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★☆☆☆☆

For all you brides out there, I want to seriously warn you to stay away from this place. Not only is the selection of merchandise sub par, the owner of the boutique is honestly one of the rudest, most arrogant and sarcastic women I have ever come into contact with. They charge you high quality prices for low quality merchandise and when you request that things be fixed they will refuse. Don't let this Beverly Hills address fool you -- you'd get better customer service in the bargain basement of Macy's!

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I found my dress here and LOVED the experience! My parents flew in for a few days to help me with the search of my dream dress. We came here first. Shopped several other stores just to be sure and came back to buy. We are so glad we did! The service was really top-notch. The selection was fabulous, no other store compared, in atmosphere or in anything else. Even my father felt right at home and he's a man in a bridal shop for heaven's sake! Renee was so warm and such an expert. This definitely is superior over all. The store was really busy today and everyone was in great spirits, customers and staff! I would come back again and again with all my friends.

2
★★★★★

I found my dress here and LOVED the experience! My parents flew in for a few days to help me with the search of my dream dress. We came here first. Shopped several other stores just to be sure and came back to buy. We are so glad we did! The service was really top-notch. The selection was fabulous, no other store compared, in atmosphere or in anything else. Even my father felt right at home and he's a man in a bridal shop for heaven's sake! Renee was so warm and such an expert. This definitely is superior over all. The store was really busy today and everyone was in great spirits, customers and staff! I would come back again and again with all my friends.

Pros: Diverse selection, great customer service

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Great selection of bridesmaid dresses, very knowledgeable sales staff. My swatch came in promptly, all the dresses came in with ample time to spare for shipping and alterations. The flower girl dresses are adorable and i highly recommend Renee Strauss!

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★★★★★

Great selection of bridesmaid dresses, very knowledgeable sales staff. My swatch came in promptly, all the dresses came in with ample time to spare for shipping and alterations. The flower girl dresses are adorable and i highly recommend Renee Strauss!

Pros: Huge department

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After ordering my bridesmaid dress it took almost five months to receive. At one point, I got a call saying my dress came in. I made an appointment, showed up and, "Oops, our mistake, it's not here. We were thinking you were someone else. What's your number again? You'll have to come back another day." Talk about incompetence. I was obviously irritated but then treated beyond rude for having any expectations of quality service. I would never recommend this place to anyone, ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

After ordering my bridesmaid dress it took almost five months to receive. At one point, I got a call saying my dress came in. I made an appointment, showed up and, "Oops, our mistake, it's not here. We were thinking you were someone else. What's your number again? You'll have to come back another day." Talk about incompetence. I was obviously irritated but then treated beyond rude for having any expectations of quality service. I would never recommend this place to anyone, ever.

Cons: Unprofessional and arrogant

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I really gave up on finding a dress I would fall in love with. Everyone says you'll know it when you see it and it just didn't happen after being in 2 stores in Pasadena (really nightmares) and 3 in Los Angeles. Renee Strauss was last on my list because I thought it would be way out of my price range. We were greeted warmly, invited to taste wedding cake while we waited for our appointment and wandered through their racks of bridesmaid dresses. When my turn came up, I was asked my price range was not at all offended by the question. i was told it was to my benefit not to fall in love with something I could be uncomfortable buying, and I agree with this philosophy, after all, I was looking to buy, not just get ideas. I ended up going over budget because I found a gorgeous dress I asked to try on. I am glad the experience was methodical and straight forward. Down to earth and really helpful - not to mention a stunning collection of wedding gowns.

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★★★★★

I really gave up on finding a dress I would fall in love with. Everyone says you'll know it when you see it and it just didn't happen after being in 2 stores in Pasadena (really nightmares) and 3 in Los Angeles. Renee Strauss was last on my list because I thought it would be way out of my price range. We were greeted warmly, invited to taste wedding cake while we waited for our appointment and wandered through their racks of bridesmaid dresses. When my turn came up, I was asked my price range was not at all offended by the question. i was told it was to my benefit not to fall in love with something I could be uncomfortable buying, and I agree with this philosophy, after all, I was looking to buy, not just get ideas. I ended up going over budget because I found a gorgeous dress I asked to try on. I am glad the experience was methodical and straight forward. Down to earth and really helpful - not to mention a stunning collection of wedding gowns.

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I went here because of the reviews I saw on this site and because one of my friends had found her dress at Renee Strauss. It turned out to be the only bad experience I have had planning my wedding so far! This was the first shop I went to and was going to be the first time to try on dresses. I was SO excited. The first thing my conultant asked about was our budget. I told her we planned to spend around $2000. She just stared at me and said they had a few things in that price range. My mom then told her we'd be willing to go up to about $4000, but she told us that still didn't get us much. It was awkward from that point forward. I told the consultant I wanted to look like a princess and described what I had in mind. She pulled dresses for me, but none looked like what I had described to her. She kept telling me I was a modern bride. She took me into a dressing room and and none of the dresses fit. They only have one size of dress to try on. She told me they could have "a special size made for me" (I found this funny because I am an average size girl. Not overweight, but not a stick..so the fact that they did not have a dress that would fit me to even try on seemed ridiculous). I asked her why none of these dresses were what I had described (because I had seen princess type dresses on other racks), and she told me those were not in my budget. I told her I didn't want to waste her time and try on the rest. She went to grab Renee, and as we were leaving Renee said she was "trying to be creative with our budget" in a very snobbyway. I told her no thank you. We ended up going to Alfred Angelo and had a FABULOUS experience! We found a dress, in our budget and got royal treatment. Very different from what we had experience from Renee Strauss and her team. My family and I were treated like second class citizens, not something you want to experience when trying on wedding dresses! Even the expensive dresses ($15,000) were not that fabulous.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here because of the reviews I saw on this site and because one of my friends had found her dress at Renee Strauss. It turned out to be the only bad experience I have had planning my wedding so far! This was the first shop I went to and was going to be the first time to try on dresses. I was SO excited. The first thing my conultant asked about was our budget. I told her we planned to spend around $2000. She just stared at me and said they had a few things in that price range. My mom then told her we'd be willing to go up to about $4000, but she told us that still didn't get us much. It was awkward from that point forward. I told the consultant I wanted to look like a princess and described what I had in mind. She pulled dresses for me, but none looked like what I had described to her. She kept telling me I was a modern bride. She took me into a dressing room and and none of the dresses fit. They only have one size of dress to try on. She told me they could have "a special size made for me" (I found this funny because I am an average size girl. Not overweight, but not a stick..so the fact that they did not have a dress that would fit me to even try on seemed ridiculous). I asked her why none of these dresses were what I had described (because I had seen princess type dresses on other racks), and she told me those were not in my budget. I told her I didn't want to waste her time and try on the rest. She went to grab Renee, and as we were leaving Renee said she was "trying to be creative with our budget" in a very snobbyway. I told her no thank you. We ended up going to Alfred Angelo and had a FABULOUS experience! We found a dress, in our budget and got royal treatment. Very different from what we had experience from Renee Strauss and her team. My family and I were treated like second class citizens, not something you want to experience when trying on wedding dresses! Even the expensive dresses ($15,000) were not that fabulous.

Pros: Can't think of one...

Cons: Snobby staff, overpriced gowns, not a lot of options, not a lot of sizes

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Thanks to the others who wrote reviews on this store -- I went there based on the reviews that I would find a professional staff, and I was not disappointed. The lady who helped us was warm and listened to my ideas and found so many beautiful dresses for me to try on, all within my price range. It was a lovely experience, and best of all, I found my dress! I couldn't be happier. If you have an exact idea of the dress you want, they can help you find it, but they are also great in matching the dress to the personality of the bride -- that was the expertise I was looking for.

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★★★★★

Thanks to the others who wrote reviews on this store -- I went there based on the reviews that I would find a professional staff, and I was not disappointed. The lady who helped us was warm and listened to my ideas and found so many beautiful dresses for me to try on, all within my price range. It was a lovely experience, and best of all, I found my dress! I couldn't be happier. If you have an exact idea of the dress you want, they can help you find it, but they are also great in matching the dress to the personality of the bride -- that was the expertise I was looking for.

Pros: comfortable atmosphere, expertise

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it's true this place is very busy, but the owner is there and each stylist is really trained to know her stuff. They take the time to really understand your vision and work hard to find the perfect dress. I found mine after shopping at least 10 stores. The ambience here was not only warm and friendly but highly professional. Sure you want to shop around, but this is the place to buy! Don't forget the amazing selection of incredible veils and head pieces. Pricey, yes, but once again, nothing compares. Blanca upstairs in bridesmaids is AMAZING.

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★★★★★

it's true this place is very busy, but the owner is there and each stylist is really trained to know her stuff. They take the time to really understand your vision and work hard to find the perfect dress. I found mine after shopping at least 10 stores. The ambience here was not only warm and friendly but highly professional. Sure you want to shop around, but this is the place to buy! Don't forget the amazing selection of incredible veils and head pieces. Pricey, yes, but once again, nothing compares. Blanca upstairs in bridesmaids is AMAZING.

Pros: Parking, Selection, Service

Cons: Closed Sunday!

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I had a weekend appointment here during a Liancarlo trunk show and despite how busy it was, my consultant was wonderful and gave me a full 90 minutes of her time without rushing. She listened to my concerns and understood that I still have 18 months left until my wedding so she didn't pressure me as I've experienced elsewhere. I met Renee and the designer from Liancarlo and both were very gracious. Although I didn't find THE dress, I did find an option for my reception and will strongly consider returning as I make my final decision. Overall, I had a fabulous experience and would highly recommend a visit.

2
★★★★★

I had a weekend appointment here during a Liancarlo trunk show and despite how busy it was, my consultant was wonderful and gave me a full 90 minutes of her time without rushing. She listened to my concerns and understood that I still have 18 months left until my wedding so she didn't pressure me as I've experienced elsewhere. I met Renee and the designer from Liancarlo and both were very gracious. Although I didn't find THE dress, I did find an option for my reception and will strongly consider returning as I make my final decision. Overall, I had a fabulous experience and would highly recommend a visit.

Pros: Attentive, patient

Cons: None

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Having read the previous reviews, I knew I had to try Renee Strauss. I made an appointment on a weeknight to have the most time available. It may have been an off night, but the sales lady was clearly not listening to me throughout the experience and was not at all committed to helping me find a dress. She asked me to talk about what I was looking for but then promptly cut me off before I could give her much information. I'm getting married on the beach in the Dominican Republic so I knew I didn't want a dress with extremely heavy fabric, which I was able to communicate before the sales associate started looking for dresses. To make a long story short, she brought in dresses that continued to be less and less what I wanted. I almost thought she was playing with me because I would try on a dress with lace and say "I don't want lace since I'll be on the beach" and she would then bring in a dress that had even more lace. This happened with styles (I can't wear a mermaid style and didn't want a chapel length train) until she brought in a dress that was the antithesis of what I had tried to describe. How "off" all the dresses were (and progressively moreso) had my friend and I laughing by the end.

My friend finally went out and found a handful of dresses closer to what I wanted but none was "the one" (not the store's fault of course).

We went upstairs to look at bridesmaid dresses and the staff up there was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I even found one that might have worked for my wedding dress (if I got it in Ivory) and the sales associate offered to mail me a swatch of the fabric at my home. I received it in a few weeks.

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★★☆☆☆

Having read the previous reviews, I knew I had to try Renee Strauss. I made an appointment on a weeknight to have the most time available. It may have been an off night, but the sales lady was clearly not listening to me throughout the experience and was not at all committed to helping me find a dress. She asked me to talk about what I was looking for but then promptly cut me off before I could give her much information. I'm getting married on the beach in the Dominican Republic so I knew I didn't want a dress with extremely heavy fabric, which I was able to communicate before the sales associate started looking for dresses. To make a long story short, she brought in dresses that continued to be less and less what I wanted. I almost thought she was playing with me because I would try on a dress with lace and say "I don't want lace since I'll be on the beach" and she would then bring in a dress that had even more lace. This happened with styles (I can't wear a mermaid style and didn't want a chapel length train) until she brought in a dress that was the antithesis of what I had tried to describe. How "off" all the dresses were (and progressively moreso) had my friend and I laughing by the end.

My friend finally went out and found a handful of dresses closer to what I wanted but none was "the one" (not the store's fault of course).

We went upstairs to look at bridesmaid dresses and the staff up there was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I even found one that might have worked for my wedding dress (if I got it in Ivory) and the sales associate offered to mail me a swatch of the fabric at my home. I received it in a few weeks.

Pros: Unattentive service in bridal section

Cons: Good service in birdesmaid section

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I need to know if you still have mother of the bride or formal wear. My 2 daughters wore you gowns and we couldn't have been happier. I am now wanting a gown for the Oscars, Academy awards.

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★★★★☆

I need to know if you still have mother of the bride or formal wear. My 2 daughters wore you gowns and we couldn't have been happier. I am now wanting a gown for the Oscars, Academy awards.

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I purchased my gown and the Platinum Service from this store and I am very satisfied. I shopped in three local places and two places in Orange County. I found this store to be the most grounded and experienced. Both Renee and management are active participants and worked with me, as well. I am an extremely busy professional and found their guidance and assistance invaluable.

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★★★★★

I purchased my gown and the Platinum Service from this store and I am very satisfied. I shopped in three local places and two places in Orange County. I found this store to be the most grounded and experienced. Both Renee and management are active participants and worked with me, as well. I am an extremely busy professional and found their guidance and assistance invaluable.

Pros: Management Hands On

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It's a year out from my wedding so I decided to visit several bridal salons, and was I wrong! One on Ventura Blvd. was late in meeting me for my appointment....owner very rude, one had beautiful dresses for any size 2 woman with no bust...then I go to my appointment at Renee Strauss. We found my matron of honor's dress and the flower girl dresses in under an hour. I spoke with my consultant for just a very few minutes showing her my idea of the "dream dress". When we went downstairs after the other dresses there is was..the perfect dress! I tried on others just to satisfy my group but I tell you, the dresses at Renee's are absolutely stunning, the service is even better, and I could not have had a happier, more fun couple of hours than I did, and my dress? I cannot wait to put it on again. I may not be the perfect 10 but in this dress and with their input as to small changes here and there I will always feel like a 10 from the time I wear it to everytime I look at the pictures. If my wedding turns out half as perfect as this experience I will have the perfect wedding with no stress, no nerves, and no concern!

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★★★★★

It's a year out from my wedding so I decided to visit several bridal salons, and was I wrong! One on Ventura Blvd. was late in meeting me for my appointment....owner very rude, one had beautiful dresses for any size 2 woman with no bust...then I go to my appointment at Renee Strauss. We found my matron of honor's dress and the flower girl dresses in under an hour. I spoke with my consultant for just a very few minutes showing her my idea of the "dream dress". When we went downstairs after the other dresses there is was..the perfect dress! I tried on others just to satisfy my group but I tell you, the dresses at Renee's are absolutely stunning, the service is even better, and I could not have had a happier, more fun couple of hours than I did, and my dress? I cannot wait to put it on again. I may not be the perfect 10 but in this dress and with their input as to small changes here and there I will always feel like a 10 from the time I wear it to everytime I look at the pictures. If my wedding turns out half as perfect as this experience I will have the perfect wedding with no stress, no nerves, and no concern!

Pros: Weekday evening appoints best/less busy

Cons: none

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My daughter and I had a very pleasant wedding gown experience at Renee Strauss. From the beginning with Lucie, who established a special relationship with my daughter, all the way to the final fitting with Julia, who was amazing and talented, the whole experience was awesome! We enjoyed the friendliness and professionalism of everyone at Renee Strauss. We promised to send a picture as soon as it is available. Wonderful store with a heart and soul.

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★★★★★

My daughter and I had a very pleasant wedding gown experience at Renee Strauss. From the beginning with Lucie, who established a special relationship with my daughter, all the way to the final fitting with Julia, who was amazing and talented, the whole experience was awesome! We enjoyed the friendliness and professionalism of everyone at Renee Strauss. We promised to send a picture as soon as it is available. Wonderful store with a heart and soul.

Pros: Friendly, Professional

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Renee Strauss is busier than the rest which can create more opportunity to make someone unhappy. My experience earlier today was very good. The store became busy in an instant and it was obvious people were getting impatient. There was sincere effort on the store's part to make all of us comfortable as the dressing rooms cleared and we could all be seen. I bought a dress. Designed in Belgium. Totally unique. I received an alterations price list. I write now because I read Citysearch before scheduling my appointment. No matter what I read: good or bad - I intended to go to Renee Strauss anyway. You cannot bypass this store if for no other reason that as soon as you tell someone you are engaged they say "You HAVE to go to Renee Strauss!". So, I did. And I would do it again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Renee Strauss is busier than the rest which can create more opportunity to make someone unhappy. My experience earlier today was very good. The store became busy in an instant and it was obvious people were getting impatient. There was sincere effort on the store's part to make all of us comfortable as the dressing rooms cleared and we could all be seen. I bought a dress. Designed in Belgium. Totally unique. I received an alterations price list. I write now because I read Citysearch before scheduling my appointment. No matter what I read: good or bad - I intended to go to Renee Strauss anyway. You cannot bypass this store if for no other reason that as soon as you tell someone you are engaged they say "You HAVE to go to Renee Strauss!". So, I did. And I would do it again.

Pros: Busy!

Cons: Busy!

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My experience at Renee Strauss was very good. I did not find the store dingy at all. I think it exudes an established feeling. The expertise of my stylist was fantastic. She knew her merchandise and was truly interested in my ideas and then input her own. To my surprise she was right. The dresses she chose were more suited to my figure and syle than the ones I thought I liked on the hangar. I actually spoke to a couple of other brides while I waited for my appointment. They relayed to me that the only inhibiting factor was that the alterations department are perfectionists. This created more appointments than they would have liked, but they said every penny was worth it. No, overall I believe this store has the most extensive selection. I asked about sizing and they told me they will show me the size chart when I finally choose my dress. I think the character and soul of the place, along with the selection is FAR more important than the decor. For a once in a lifetime wedding I would prefer an established store to do business with over a department store that alternates staff from department to department. That's my consumer take on it!

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★★★★★

My experience at Renee Strauss was very good. I did not find the store dingy at all. I think it exudes an established feeling. The expertise of my stylist was fantastic. She knew her merchandise and was truly interested in my ideas and then input her own. To my surprise she was right. The dresses she chose were more suited to my figure and syle than the ones I thought I liked on the hangar. I actually spoke to a couple of other brides while I waited for my appointment. They relayed to me that the only inhibiting factor was that the alterations department are perfectionists. This created more appointments than they would have liked, but they said every penny was worth it. No, overall I believe this store has the most extensive selection. I asked about sizing and they told me they will show me the size chart when I finally choose my dress. I think the character and soul of the place, along with the selection is FAR more important than the decor. For a once in a lifetime wedding I would prefer an established store to do business with over a department store that alternates staff from department to department. That's my consumer take on it!

Pros: The Knot rated this store #1!

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I've been to the salon only once and here's my experience. The store itself is not very nice. It's dingy and the walls in the dressing room were very dirty. This is not a classy, upscale store or experiemce. The sales lady was very blunt and rude at first but warmed up throughout the experience. I felt rather unwelcomed at first which is odd if you consider the industry and what a client is about to spend. Having read some reviews I'm not sure if I'll go back and actually buy the gown because even though I'm about a size zero the sale lady recommended that I buyt the dress in a 4 (which would be two sizes too big-I never buy clothes that don't fit me. Why would would I do it now?). when I told here that sounded extremely odd, she said it would cost $600 extra to get it in my size, so I might as well pay for tailoring instead. This sounds really fishy considering what others have written. In contrast I also went to Saks and the salon was gorgeous, I tried on dresses in any price range, and she recommended that a dress be bought in the closest to approximate size. The dress I liked was only a few hundred more than at Renee's.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to the salon only once and here's my experience. The store itself is not very nice. It's dingy and the walls in the dressing room were very dirty. This is not a classy, upscale store or experiemce. The sales lady was very blunt and rude at first but warmed up throughout the experience. I felt rather unwelcomed at first which is odd if you consider the industry and what a client is about to spend. Having read some reviews I'm not sure if I'll go back and actually buy the gown because even though I'm about a size zero the sale lady recommended that I buyt the dress in a 4 (which would be two sizes too big-I never buy clothes that don't fit me. Why would would I do it now?). when I told here that sounded extremely odd, she said it would cost $600 extra to get it in my size, so I might as well pay for tailoring instead. This sounds really fishy considering what others have written. In contrast I also went to Saks and the salon was gorgeous, I tried on dresses in any price range, and she recommended that a dress be bought in the closest to approximate size. The dress I liked was only a few hundred more than at Renee's.

Pros: some beautiful dresses

Cons: pushy, overly anxious to make the sale, may be steer you towards excess tailoring

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Overall wonderful experience!!! The store was beautiful and elegant with the most fab dresses in LA or OC (and I've been everywhere!) The woman who helped me (forget her name) really knows her dresses, and was warm, friendly, and sooooooo patient with me and my mother. The entire staff was just amazing. I highly recommend this store if you are looking for the very best dresses!

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★★★★★

Overall wonderful experience!!! The store was beautiful and elegant with the most fab dresses in LA or OC (and I've been everywhere!) The woman who helped me (forget her name) really knows her dresses, and was warm, friendly, and sooooooo patient with me and my mother. The entire staff was just amazing. I highly recommend this store if you are looking for the very best dresses!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Didn't really have any

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I am from NYC. I found Renee Strauss on Citysearch, and heard a lot about the shop from brides and different places in L.A. I felt relaxed and well taken care of here. The selection in every category was excellent. The service was excellent, as well, I spent a lot of time at the store on several occasions and found the energy high and the staff always available to help with a great attitude. I have since been back a few times with other friends that have also purchased and we are all quite satisfied. This is an established place of business. You will not be disappointed. You can also have your wedding gown preserved here after the wedding!

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★★★★★

I am from NYC. I found Renee Strauss on Citysearch, and heard a lot about the shop from brides and different places in L.A. I felt relaxed and well taken care of here. The selection in every category was excellent. The service was excellent, as well, I spent a lot of time at the store on several occasions and found the energy high and the staff always available to help with a great attitude. I have since been back a few times with other friends that have also purchased and we are all quite satisfied. This is an established place of business. You will not be disappointed. You can also have your wedding gown preserved here after the wedding!

Pros: Friendly and Professional

Cons: You can expect to wait - they are always busy

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I am a bride like any other that shopped for months before finally deciding on the perfect gown. I found the bridal business interesting. Some places will not reveal designer names. Some will not see you without an appointment. Some give you the once over and that determines the service you receive. I not only pounded the pavement, but asked vendors and industry experts for their recommendations (not only for dresses, but for all aspects of the wedding). The one and ONLY name that came up repeatedly was Renee Strauss. She has by far the strongest reputation of them all. I have to go along with the majority and say it was a highly professional experience, as well as a pleasant one. We brides are a special, highly demanding breed of women. We are spending lots of money and derserve the best. You get the best here. I am hooked. This is no easy business (I do PR for a well known company) and I know what it takes to earn the reputation. You can shop here with confidence and know that if there is a glitch of any sort, they will step up to the plate and take care of it in good faith. What more can you ask for?

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★★★★★

I am a bride like any other that shopped for months before finally deciding on the perfect gown. I found the bridal business interesting. Some places will not reveal designer names. Some will not see you without an appointment. Some give you the once over and that determines the service you receive. I not only pounded the pavement, but asked vendors and industry experts for their recommendations (not only for dresses, but for all aspects of the wedding). The one and ONLY name that came up repeatedly was Renee Strauss. She has by far the strongest reputation of them all. I have to go along with the majority and say it was a highly professional experience, as well as a pleasant one. We brides are a special, highly demanding breed of women. We are spending lots of money and derserve the best. You get the best here. I am hooked. This is no easy business (I do PR for a well known company) and I know what it takes to earn the reputation. You can shop here with confidence and know that if there is a glitch of any sort, they will step up to the plate and take care of it in good faith. What more can you ask for?

Pros: Follow through

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I found this shop to be spot-on. They understood my style, asked the right questions and cared about my answers. I met Renee on several occasions while shopping and found her quite down-to-earth and available. The staff seems genuinely happy to be working there. No doubt this is not a place to shop on a budget. The gowns are expensive (except a limited few) and neither are the accesories. I am very happy with my experience thus far. Alterations are mid-way through and mom's dress just arrived. Bridesmaids due any day. I plan to ship them to my girls to avoid local expensive alterations. I must say on your only time around as a bride, I highly recommend this shopping experience. It is excellent.

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★★★★★

I found this shop to be spot-on. They understood my style, asked the right questions and cared about my answers. I met Renee on several occasions while shopping and found her quite down-to-earth and available. The staff seems genuinely happy to be working there. No doubt this is not a place to shop on a budget. The gowns are expensive (except a limited few) and neither are the accesories. I am very happy with my experience thus far. Alterations are mid-way through and mom's dress just arrived. Bridesmaids due any day. I plan to ship them to my girls to avoid local expensive alterations. I must say on your only time around as a bride, I highly recommend this shopping experience. It is excellent.

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I had a fantastic experience at Renee Strauss! I did the search like all other brides and found this store to greatly exceed not only my expectations, but all other stores from the Valley to Costa Mesa. The personalized service is excellent. Renee is an obviously astute business person, but also provides amazing design and style input. There is no doubt she is a pro with tons of experience. I was there when the camera crew from EXTRA was filming and although we had to whisper a bit, the place was buzzing with activity and everyone was totally attentive. I highly recommend this store to everyone planning their wedding!

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★★★★★

I had a fantastic experience at Renee Strauss! I did the search like all other brides and found this store to greatly exceed not only my expectations, but all other stores from the Valley to Costa Mesa. The personalized service is excellent. Renee is an obviously astute business person, but also provides amazing design and style input. There is no doubt she is a pro with tons of experience. I was there when the camera crew from EXTRA was filming and although we had to whisper a bit, the place was buzzing with activity and everyone was totally attentive. I highly recommend this store to everyone planning their wedding!

Pros: Superb selection, Attentive attitude

Cons: BUSY!!!!!! Not really a con - more ike a compliment!

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I had a great experience trying on weddings dresses Renee Strauss. Vanessa helped me and I was so impressed with her as a wedding dress consultant. This was the only bridal shop that asked me about my wedding location and sat down to hear about what I was interested in for a dress. Vanessa helped me so much and I eventually bought the dress of my dreams at Renee Strauss. I am so happy with my experience and have recommended it to friends. Actually, Renee Strauss store came as a recommendation from another friend who got her dress there and it was great to hear good things before stepping foot in the door. Kuddos to Vanessa, she really made my wedding dress shopping experience an enjoyable one. Thank you Renee Strauss

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★★★★★

I had a great experience trying on weddings dresses Renee Strauss. Vanessa helped me and I was so impressed with her as a wedding dress consultant. This was the only bridal shop that asked me about my wedding location and sat down to hear about what I was interested in for a dress. Vanessa helped me so much and I eventually bought the dress of my dreams at Renee Strauss. I am so happy with my experience and have recommended it to friends. Actually, Renee Strauss store came as a recommendation from another friend who got her dress there and it was great to hear good things before stepping foot in the door. Kuddos to Vanessa, she really made my wedding dress shopping experience an enjoyable one. Thank you Renee Strauss

Pros: Highly Recommended

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I had my sister (maid of honor) my mom (mother of bride) and my flower girls order dresses from Renee Strauss and it was a horrible experience. They advised us all to order dresses 2 sizes too big. When we resisted they told us to trust them and that they've been in business for 25 years and they know best. The dresses arrived and they were huge! My sister's 2nd alteration's appointment they cut too much fabric and it was skin tight and the zipper wouldn't go up. They charged my mom just shy of $1000 for her dress alteration. It was only 2 weeks before the wedding and I felt they took total advantage of her. I spoke to Renee Strauss and she told me the alterations staff are independant contractors and she doesn't control those charges. I told her that her name is on the side of the building and she needs to take responsibility. Renee Strauss raised her voice and was very unprofessional. I couldn't wait to get the dresses and leave that dingy place. She is a terrible business person and doesn't back up her claims of impeccable service. The flower girl dress arrived with a defect and instead of ordering a new one (they said they did) we ended up with the same defect dress but they tried to unsuccessfully fix. This is unacceptable and every bride should know that you get treated like this when you go to her store. Renee Strauss didn't offer any solutions and just dismissed my complaints. With less than two weeks before my wedding, it was very disappointing and very stressful. Life is too short. Find another place for all your bridal needs.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had my sister (maid of honor) my mom (mother of bride) and my flower girls order dresses from Renee Strauss and it was a horrible experience. They advised us all to order dresses 2 sizes too big. When we resisted they told us to trust them and that they've been in business for 25 years and they know best. The dresses arrived and they were huge! My sister's 2nd alteration's appointment they cut too much fabric and it was skin tight and the zipper wouldn't go up. They charged my mom just shy of $1000 for her dress alteration. It was only 2 weeks before the wedding and I felt they took total advantage of her. I spoke to Renee Strauss and she told me the alterations staff are independant contractors and she doesn't control those charges. I told her that her name is on the side of the building and she needs to take responsibility. Renee Strauss raised her voice and was very unprofessional. I couldn't wait to get the dresses and leave that dingy place. She is a terrible business person and doesn't back up her claims of impeccable service. The flower girl dress arrived with a defect and instead of ordering a new one (they said they did) we ended up with the same defect dress but they tried to unsuccessfully fix. This is unacceptable and every bride should know that you get treated like this when you go to her store. Renee Strauss didn't offer any solutions and just dismissed my complaints. With less than two weeks before my wedding, it was very disappointing and very stressful. Life is too short. Find another place for all your bridal needs.

Pros: None

Cons: Too expensive, rude service and they don't back up their product or service

 

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