J Nicholson

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  • 3726 Henderson Dr

    Jacksonville, NC 28546

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  • 910-347-2854

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All I can say is I should have read reviews before I went and saved my money and time.
Went in August looking for a ball gown for the USMC ball in November. The owner does not let you view the dresses on your own. She guesstimates your size and rushes you around the shop to show you what would fit. Luck had it that I found a dress to fit under $300 (a steal in that store). When I tried it on the owner kept repeating how great it looked for being under $300....sooo I need to spend more than $300 in order to look great for real? Thank goodness I took my best friend for a true opinion. The only alteration I needed done was tightening of the neck straps and a bustle (that they offered to do).
My husband came home from deployment and continued with me working out, helping me lift weights. I had lost 72 pounds and wanted to gain muscle and tone...what girl doesn't? I tried my dress on a month prior to the ball to make sure I hadn't grown out of it and it was pulling in the thigh/butt area...great news to a female weight lifter...bad news if I tried to sit in that dress. So I took it back in to the shop to see about having it let out ever so little to prevent the pulling on seams. The immediate reaction from the owner was "Well have you tried Spanx?". 1) There's a decent split on the leg and mesh around the sides and back of the stomach. No way I could wear them if I wanted to. 2) I did not bust my butt for 2 years, 6 days a week, and hours in the gym to resort to Spanx for at most 1/2 an inch of fabric to be let out. (nothing against spanx but she did not think prior to saying it that I could have an extreme self-esteem issue regarding weight as some women do. Some fight truly hard battles every day and to me it's classless to not consider how someone might take that.) She proceeded to make a deal out of possibly not being able to do it because of the fabric but said she would talk to the seamstress. I had to ask a few days later, when in there with a friend, if she had been able to send it out. She did. And also said she would be putting on the bustle...that the seamstress had forgotten to do.
Picked up the dress 2 weeks later and tried the dress on. It fit better but the bustle still was not done. The younger girl that was working asked if I could leave it and she would do it that day. A few days after picking it up I tried the dress on again with shoes I had found and noticed that the bustle only held up the outer layer of the dress, Not both layers and I stepped on the bottom layer simply walking around the room. So I went again to their shop to have it fixed. The younger girl that works there "helped" me. But her suggestion was to SAFETY PIN the two layers together......I'm sorry but I didn't pay $230 for a dress nor waste my time going there AGAIN to have them safety pin my dress. I could have done that at home. I informed her that I did not spend that money to have my dress half-*** bustled when it was supposed to be done 3 times already. She walked away claiming I was rude, yet it's the same attitude I've been met with each time I've gone in. She comes back and says "I guess I will stop what I'm doing to fix it right now. We've spent enough time on this dress" PARDON ME BUT...I know very well that they didn't have to do HALF the alterations that a normal dress fitting can require. Thank you for making ME feel like the inconvenience when I was there to correct YOUR mistake. I have never gone in there thinking I am their only customer or pushing for my dress to be fixed like it's their only one to fix. I've gone in with ample time and have been understanding about THEIR mistakes considering they helped me out because I gained to much muscle. (Even though she so kindly made me feel deflated about all my hard work on my own body). I for sure didn't spend that kind of money on a dress I won't wear often to be made like I am an inconvenience. I have passed the word on to all my girlfriends who compete in pageants and the Military wives in the area to never buy there. Sorry but word of mouth travels fast. I am shocked y'all have stayed in business this long. I will never waste my time OR MONEY there again. EVER

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All I can say is I should have read reviews before I went and saved my money and time.
Went in August looking for a ball gown for the USMC ball in November. The owner does not let you view the dresses on your own. She guesstimates your size and rushes you around the shop to show you what would fit. Luck had it that I found a dress to fit under $300 (a steal in that store). When I tried it on the owner kept repeating how great it looked for being under $300....sooo I need to spend more than $300 in order to look great for real? Thank goodness I took my best friend for a true opinion. The only alteration I needed done was tightening of the neck straps and a bustle (that they offered to do).
My husband came home from deployment and continued with me working out, helping me lift weights. I had lost 72 pounds and wanted to gain muscle and tone...what girl doesn't? I tried my dress on a month prior to the ball to make sure I hadn't grown out of it and it was pulling in the thigh/butt area...great news to a female weight lifter...bad news if I tried to sit in that dress. So I took it back in to the shop to see about having it let out ever so little to prevent the pulling on seams. The immediate reaction from the owner was "Well have you tried Spanx?". 1) There's a decent split on the leg and mesh around the sides and back of the stomach. No way I could wear them if I wanted to. 2) I did not bust my butt for 2 years, 6 days a week, and hours in the gym to resort to Spanx for at most 1/2 an inch of fabric to be let out. (nothing against spanx but she did not think prior to saying it that I could have an extreme self-esteem issue regarding weight as some women do. Some fight truly hard battles every day and to me it's classless to not consider how someone might take that.) She proceeded to make a deal out of possibly not being able to do it because of the fabric but said she would talk to the seamstress. I had to ask a few days later, when in there with a friend, if she had been able to send it out. She did. And also said she would be putting on the bustle...that the seamstress had forgotten to do.
Picked up the dress 2 weeks later and tried the dress on. It fit better but the bustle still was not done. The younger girl that was working asked if I could leave it and she would do it that day. A few days after picking it up I tried the dress on again with shoes I had found and noticed that the bustle only held up the outer layer of the dress, Not both layers and I stepped on the bottom layer simply walking around the room. So I went again to their shop to have it fixed. The younger girl that works there "helped" me. But her suggestion was to SAFETY PIN the two layers together......I'm sorry but I didn't pay $230 for a dress nor waste my time going there AGAIN to have them safety pin my dress. I could have done that at home. I informed her that I did not spend that money to have my dress half-*** bustled when it was supposed to be done 3 times already. She walked away claiming I was rude, yet it's the same attitude I've been met with each time I've gone in. She comes back and says "I guess I will stop what I'm doing to fix it right now. We've spent enough time on this dress" PARDON ME BUT...I know very well that they didn't have to do HALF the alterations that a normal dress fitting can require. Thank you for making ME feel like the inconvenience when I was there to correct YOUR mistake. I have never gone in there thinking I am their only customer or pushing for my dress to be fixed like it's their only one to fix. I've gone in with ample time and have been understanding about THEIR mistakes considering they helped me out because I gained to much muscle. (Even though she so kindly made me feel deflated about all my hard work on my own body). I for sure didn't spend that kind of money on a dress I won't wear often to be made like I am an inconvenience. I have passed the word on to all my girlfriends who compete in pageants and the Military wives in the area to never buy there. Sorry but word of mouth travels fast. I am shocked y'all have stayed in business this long. I will never waste my time OR MONEY there again. EVER

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STAY AWAY!!!! This horrible owner is a liar and a cheat. Everything she told me about what she would do for me with my dress and shoes was a lie. She talked me into buying a dress that was too big and said she would have her 2 ladies in the back adjust it. They never did anything to the dress and when I went to pick it up she harassed me and berated me because I asked her about it. I was stuck with a dress I couldn't wear and she stole a night from me that I can never get back. This woman would sell her soul for a dollar and tell you any lie she thinks will get you to buy from her. Ladies, please heed the warnings on here and drive a little further. This woman's shop will bring you nothing but misery. The only 2 positive reviews posted are fake and written by her. Be afraid! Be very afraid!!!

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STAY AWAY!!!! This horrible owner is a liar and a cheat. Everything she told me about what she would do for me with my dress and shoes was a lie. She talked me into buying a dress that was too big and said she would have her 2 ladies in the back adjust it. They never did anything to the dress and when I went to pick it up she harassed me and berated me because I asked her about it. I was stuck with a dress I couldn't wear and she stole a night from me that I can never get back. This woman would sell her soul for a dollar and tell you any lie she thinks will get you to buy from her. Ladies, please heed the warnings on here and drive a little further. This woman's shop will bring you nothing but misery. The only 2 positive reviews posted are fake and written by her. Be afraid! Be very afraid!!!

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Some people may say rude, but I say extremely helpful!. The owner was not rude at all, she knew exactly what she was doing and the staff treated me like a priority. I do not have a lot of money to spend but I was able to get a fabulous gown for the same thing that I would have paid a a consignment shop or second hand store for an okay dress and it would not have been as good of a quality or brand new. For the people that think it is pricey in their, all I have to say is you pay for what you get. The gowns and clothing in their are top quality. I had a really good experience at J Nicholson's and will be going back for next years ball as well, also, the woman who does the alterations in their gives back quality work, she is really good at her job and really nice and patient. At J Nicholson's, you will be working with true professionals, trust me. Would recommend to anyone looking for a top quality gown. When you go in their ask for Mrs. Jean, she will be more than helpful, not pushy, and she will make your shopping process really smooth. "I think that is what it is, ignorant people mistake the owners helpfulness and care as being pushy". If you have a problem with that, go to Jcpenny or Belk's for your jaw dropping gown. :)

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★★★★★

Some people may say rude, but I say extremely helpful!. The owner was not rude at all, she knew exactly what she was doing and the staff treated me like a priority. I do not have a lot of money to spend but I was able to get a fabulous gown for the same thing that I would have paid a a consignment shop or second hand store for an okay dress and it would not have been as good of a quality or brand new. For the people that think it is pricey in their, all I have to say is you pay for what you get. The gowns and clothing in their are top quality. I had a really good experience at J Nicholson's and will be going back for next years ball as well, also, the woman who does the alterations in their gives back quality work, she is really good at her job and really nice and patient. At J Nicholson's, you will be working with true professionals, trust me. Would recommend to anyone looking for a top quality gown. When you go in their ask for Mrs. Jean, she will be more than helpful, not pushy, and she will make your shopping process really smooth. "I think that is what it is, ignorant people mistake the owners helpfulness and care as being pushy". If you have a problem with that, go to Jcpenny or Belk's for your jaw dropping gown. :)

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I have read all the reviews on this store. I went to the store today for a dress. I must say I was impressed. The owner was amazing. She wasn't rude at all. She knows her job and she does it well. I really enjoyed talking to her while I was there. I found a dress that I love, and she gave me a great price for it. I will be going back again. If you want excellent service, and aren't afraid to be helped by someone who keeps true to who she is, then you must go to this store. It's worth the trip.

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I have read all the reviews on this store. I went to the store today for a dress. I must say I was impressed. The owner was amazing. She wasn't rude at all. She knows her job and she does it well. I really enjoyed talking to her while I was there. I found a dress that I love, and she gave me a great price for it. I will be going back again. If you want excellent service, and aren't afraid to be helped by someone who keeps true to who she is, then you must go to this store. It's worth the trip.

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I took a chance on this store after reading the mixed reviews. As soon as I walked in the owner started yelling "you will have to wait because I dont have help!" She was very rude and pushy. I found a dress that fit but didnt feel pretty in it and she kept pushing me to buy it. But I would rather give my business to someone who appreciates me and not just wants my money. I dont understand how this woman is still in business. I have never been treated like this in my life.

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I took a chance on this store after reading the mixed reviews. As soon as I walked in the owner started yelling "you will have to wait because I dont have help!" She was very rude and pushy. I found a dress that fit but didnt feel pretty in it and she kept pushing me to buy it. But I would rather give my business to someone who appreciates me and not just wants my money. I dont understand how this woman is still in business. I have never been treated like this in my life.

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The owner of this store is very, very rude. From the moment I walked in, her attitude was less than pleasant. To start with, she asked my budget and before I could even answer she snarkily commented, "I know $20?" I laughed this off because let's face it, dress shops are far and few between in this area, which is clearly why this woman is still in business -- it surely isn't her cheerful demeanor. Once I told her my budget she went around hollering out how much every dress cost. After that annoying display I decided to look on my own and I chose a dress to try on. She then put me in the sewing room, not a dressing room, and when she came in to zip the dress up she said, "oh this isn't going to fit, not even chance." Well, that was the end of that, I've never been treated so rudely in my life. I work in retail and I would never treat my customers the way she does. My advice? Skip this shop. Run from J Nicholson because they are more in the business of passing judgement and dishing attitude than selling dresses.

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The owner of this store is very, very rude. From the moment I walked in, her attitude was less than pleasant. To start with, she asked my budget and before I could even answer she snarkily commented, "I know $20?" I laughed this off because let's face it, dress shops are far and few between in this area, which is clearly why this woman is still in business -- it surely isn't her cheerful demeanor. Once I told her my budget she went around hollering out how much every dress cost. After that annoying display I decided to look on my own and I chose a dress to try on. She then put me in the sewing room, not a dressing room, and when she came in to zip the dress up she said, "oh this isn't going to fit, not even chance." Well, that was the end of that, I've never been treated so rudely in my life. I work in retail and I would never treat my customers the way she does. My advice? Skip this shop. Run from J Nicholson because they are more in the business of passing judgement and dishing attitude than selling dresses.

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This store is beautiful when you walk in. its clean and organized and this dresses are amazing but If you don't have atleast $100 when you come here then don't come back until you do .in my experience today I walked and walked out w/adress in less then 20mins. As soon as I came thru her door . It's " what are u looking for?" & what's ur size? She went thru a couple of racks and pulled out about 5 dresses that she thought I would look good in.it worked and her opinion were right on what I looked good in and I bought a dress there today but... I really might have found a better dress and might have spent more money in there today if I were allowed to shop int peace by myself I passes up some gorgeous dresses in there that I would have loved to try on but I was very rushed its like a drive thru dress shop even if you tell her your just looking she still looks for you and you opinion dosent matter. Great store but she needs to let loose and let the customer decide on what they want to spend Theted money on

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This store is beautiful when you walk in. its clean and organized and this dresses are amazing but If you don't have atleast $100 when you come here then don't come back until you do .in my experience today I walked and walked out w/adress in less then 20mins. As soon as I came thru her door . It's " what are u looking for?" & what's ur size? She went thru a couple of racks and pulled out about 5 dresses that she thought I would look good in.it worked and her opinion were right on what I looked good in and I bought a dress there today but... I really might have found a better dress and might have spent more money in there today if I were allowed to shop int peace by myself I passes up some gorgeous dresses in there that I would have loved to try on but I was very rushed its like a drive thru dress shop even if you tell her your just looking she still looks for you and you opinion dosent matter. Great store but she needs to let loose and let the customer decide on what they want to spend Theted money on

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If you think the owner is rude then YOU are the crazy one! All of these negative reviews are ridiculous! I have nothing but GREAT things to say about this store and the people who work here. The owner has been in business for almost 30 years, so she obviously knows what she is doing. The merchandise is incredible always in style and handpicked by the owner and manager. If you want a $99 dollar dress then head on over to the JC Penny because you won't find it here. There is nothing but top quality merchandise, and excellent customer service. They are honest, and know what they are talking about. There is something for EVERYONE at this store. Whether you are looking for a dress for the prom, marine corp ball or any other formal or semi-formal event one thing is for sure, if you go to J. Nicholson you will without a doubt leave with the perfect dress!

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If you think the owner is rude then YOU are the crazy one! All of these negative reviews are ridiculous! I have nothing but GREAT things to say about this store and the people who work here. The owner has been in business for almost 30 years, so she obviously knows what she is doing. The merchandise is incredible always in style and handpicked by the owner and manager. If you want a $99 dollar dress then head on over to the JC Penny because you won't find it here. There is nothing but top quality merchandise, and excellent customer service. They are honest, and know what they are talking about. There is something for EVERYONE at this store. Whether you are looking for a dress for the prom, marine corp ball or any other formal or semi-formal event one thing is for sure, if you go to J. Nicholson you will without a doubt leave with the perfect dress!

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GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! DO NOT listen to any negative reviews. The owner is one of a kind, and will make sure you look your absolute best for whatever occasion you are shopping for! J. Nicholson has an amazing selection of dresses, shoes, and

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GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! DO NOT listen to any negative reviews. The owner is one of a kind, and will make sure you look your absolute best for whatever occasion you are shopping for! J. Nicholson has an amazing selection of dresses, shoes, and

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The owner who "helped" me was OBNOXIOUSLY rude. For the prices of the gowns here, the service was completely lacking.

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The owner who "helped" me was OBNOXIOUSLY rude. For the prices of the gowns here, the service was completely lacking.

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Amazing service and great selection. This is a one stop shop for all of your formal wear needs! I came in to purchase a dress to wear to a wedding and also left with a dress for the ball, all with shoes and jewelry to match! The owner was very attentive and knew exactly what would look good on me. The prices were a lot lower for the same dresses I had looked at in boutiques in larger cities. This is the only place I will shop for all my special occasions.

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Amazing service and great selection. This is a one stop shop for all of your formal wear needs! I came in to purchase a dress to wear to a wedding and also left with a dress for the ball, all with shoes and jewelry to match! The owner was very attentive and knew exactly what would look good on me. The prices were a lot lower for the same dresses I had looked at in boutiques in larger cities. This is the only place I will shop for all my special occasions.

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What a wonderful experience! It's high time Jacksonville had a decent women's clothier with things you don't find at any of the malls. Ms. Nicholson has a great sense of humor and knows what clothes look good on your frame. She guessed my size right off and was just the most delightful person. I will shop there again and again!

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What a wonderful experience! It's high time Jacksonville had a decent women's clothier with things you don't find at any of the malls. Ms. Nicholson has a great sense of humor and knows what clothes look good on your frame. She guessed my size right off and was just the most delightful person. I will shop there again and again!

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The owner was rude and pushy. I took my daughter for prom shopping.. she is not a size 2.. The owner pushed her into a dress too small and kept telling her that if she lost a few pounds she would look good! My daughter has been crying for days after visiting this store! Do not go! There should be a law against horrible service!

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The owner was rude and pushy. I took my daughter for prom shopping.. she is not a size 2.. The owner pushed her into a dress too small and kept telling her that if she lost a few pounds she would look good! My daughter has been crying for days after visiting this store! Do not go! There should be a law against horrible service!

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I love this store!!! A friend and I went in yesterday to look for ball gowns. The owner gets straight to the point and does not waste time. She is confident in her dress picks but still listens to your wants & needs. She guessed our size and was right on. She asked us what styles we liked and our price range and then went to showing us dresses. We laughed and had a nice time. We both left with smiles on our face and very very happy with the dresses that we chose. The dresses are no more expensive than any other dress shop that we went to and it was nice not having to look through dresses in plastic bags. At some of the other stores I felt like I was drowning in plastic, but not here! I will definitly return to this store next time I need a gown.

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I love this store!!! A friend and I went in yesterday to look for ball gowns. The owner gets straight to the point and does not waste time. She is confident in her dress picks but still listens to your wants & needs. She guessed our size and was right on. She asked us what styles we liked and our price range and then went to showing us dresses. We laughed and had a nice time. We both left with smiles on our face and very very happy with the dresses that we chose. The dresses are no more expensive than any other dress shop that we went to and it was nice not having to look through dresses in plastic bags. At some of the other stores I felt like I was drowning in plastic, but not here! I will definitly return to this store next time I need a gown.

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My husband and I went here today to find a ball dress for me. I read the reviews and was a little apprehensive until I walked in. The owner was very nice, very prompt, very funny, and listened very well to mine and my husbands wants for the perfect ball dress. Not pushy at all. I am actually very shocked at the reviews on this store. I am a college graduate and 31 years old so I have been around a while. This will be my 10th Marine Corps Ball and couldn't have been pleased any more than I was with this shopping experience. I went to every bridal store in New Bern, Raleigh, and Jacksonville and this one def. tops the list. She had ample dresses and if my size wasn't there, she showed me the book where she could call and order me one in my size. She did order one for me today and told me if it didn't fit right, I didn't have to buy it. I did buy another evening dress. I WILL def. get my ball dress from this store from here on out! Excellent service with a smile.

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★★★★★

My husband and I went here today to find a ball dress for me. I read the reviews and was a little apprehensive until I walked in. The owner was very nice, very prompt, very funny, and listened very well to mine and my husbands wants for the perfect ball dress. Not pushy at all. I am actually very shocked at the reviews on this store. I am a college graduate and 31 years old so I have been around a while. This will be my 10th Marine Corps Ball and couldn't have been pleased any more than I was with this shopping experience. I went to every bridal store in New Bern, Raleigh, and Jacksonville and this one def. tops the list. She had ample dresses and if my size wasn't there, she showed me the book where she could call and order me one in my size. She did order one for me today and told me if it didn't fit right, I didn't have to buy it. I did buy another evening dress. I WILL def. get my ball dress from this store from here on out! Excellent service with a smile.

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the title says it all. i had an absolutely wonderful experience with ms. jean. a friend and i went to j nicholson looking for marine corps ball gowns. we told ms that we each had a budget and she made sure to show us gowns that met that or marked others down down to our price points. i tried on 3 dresses with 2 of them being marked down to what i could afford. the dress i absolutely loved was originally a 500 dollar gown and she said she would mark it down to 300 for me, with the alterations being free ( this one needed a ton) and the 2nd runner up she marked to 250. she told me exactly which one she liked more, which was the cheaper of the 2! my friend and all the women in the store agreed. ms jean was fun and we laughed through the whole process! i even took another friend back a week later to hep her find a gown, and she loved it too! i work retail so i know the demands of a job like this, so be sure to call ahead and make sure she has the time to give you her undivided attetion and go in with an openmind about a gown...i wound up walking out with one i never would have thought would look good on me, but i love it!

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the title says it all. i had an absolutely wonderful experience with ms. jean. a friend and i went to j nicholson looking for marine corps ball gowns. we told ms that we each had a budget and she made sure to show us gowns that met that or marked others down down to our price points. i tried on 3 dresses with 2 of them being marked down to what i could afford. the dress i absolutely loved was originally a 500 dollar gown and she said she would mark it down to 300 for me, with the alterations being free ( this one needed a ton) and the 2nd runner up she marked to 250. she told me exactly which one she liked more, which was the cheaper of the 2! my friend and all the women in the store agreed. ms jean was fun and we laughed through the whole process! i even took another friend back a week later to hep her find a gown, and she loved it too! i work retail so i know the demands of a job like this, so be sure to call ahead and make sure she has the time to give you her undivided attetion and go in with an openmind about a gown...i wound up walking out with one i never would have thought would look good on me, but i love it!

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worst store ever very expensive not a huge selection she says she can get any dress last min she says is discontinued and if she picks a dress for you and you dont like it she starts to ignore you she is also a very very rude person not worth it

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worst store ever very expensive not a huge selection she says she can get any dress last min she says is discontinued and if she picks a dress for you and you dont like it she starts to ignore you she is also a very very rude person not worth it

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I shopped at J Nicholson two weeks ago for prom. I had been warned by a friend of my, that the owner was at times a bit pushy, but that she knew what she was doing. I found my experience to be different. She did pick out dresses for me but never made me try on anything I didn't feel comfortable in. she also was honest and expedited everything by not showing me dresses I would have hated. I ended up buying a dress I never would have picked out for myself, but it is one of the best I??ve ever had. I??m grateful for the time she spent on my and her helpful advise.

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I shopped at J Nicholson two weeks ago for prom. I had been warned by a friend of my, that the owner was at times a bit pushy, but that she knew what she was doing. I found my experience to be different. She did pick out dresses for me but never made me try on anything I didn't feel comfortable in. she also was honest and expedited everything by not showing me dresses I would have hated. I ended up buying a dress I never would have picked out for myself, but it is one of the best I??ve ever had. I??m grateful for the time she spent on my and her helpful advise.

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I am in the middle here with my review of this Store. I have shopped here on MANY occasions for the Ball as this is one of the few dress shops in town. On most occasions, the Owner has been friendly and helpful... somewhat pushy but I understand she is in the Sales business so it is what it is. I have spent thousands of dollars on dresses here and what I experienced today was awful! I wasn't really given any opportunity to look at the dresses I wanted, instead she seemed rush (probably because it was around lunch time) and just grabbed dresses she liked for me. I began to try them on and did like them, I also had found dresses on the marked $100.00 Sale rack and I really like some of those as well. After trying everyhing on, she tried to get me to buy 5 dresses, a pair of shoes and earrings, mind you I didn't get to even pick our the shoes or earrings. 3 of the dresses were from the $100.00 rack and they went from $75.00 to $50.00 as her used car sales pitch began. After quickly telling me this was a one time deal right now and I couldn't even come back a few hours later after I got off work to look again she gave me the final cost and said she would waive the tax. Big deal, $60+ off my total purchase. When I told her I needed to think about it but would like to buy one of the sale dresses, she tells me they are $250.00!!! Even though they are clearly marked $100.00 on the rack and she had just seconds before been willing to sell them to me for $50.00! I couldn't believe it. When I told her I would return later, she said "well, thanks for nothing" and grabbed up all the dresses! As an Owner I couldn't believe it. Very unprofessional and very rude! I am not one that wants to be rushed or pushed to make a decision, I am so disgusted. So fellow shoppers, please be wary of this slick talkin Owner and if I were you, shop around. Try Classics or drive to Wilmington before giving this store you money! And to think, I was a loyal customer.... just makes me sick!!!!

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I am in the middle here with my review of this Store. I have shopped here on MANY occasions for the Ball as this is one of the few dress shops in town. On most occasions, the Owner has been friendly and helpful... somewhat pushy but I understand she is in the Sales business so it is what it is. I have spent thousands of dollars on dresses here and what I experienced today was awful! I wasn't really given any opportunity to look at the dresses I wanted, instead she seemed rush (probably because it was around lunch time) and just grabbed dresses she liked for me. I began to try them on and did like them, I also had found dresses on the marked $100.00 Sale rack and I really like some of those as well. After trying everyhing on, she tried to get me to buy 5 dresses, a pair of shoes and earrings, mind you I didn't get to even pick our the shoes or earrings. 3 of the dresses were from the $100.00 rack and they went from $75.00 to $50.00 as her used car sales pitch began. After quickly telling me this was a one time deal right now and I couldn't even come back a few hours later after I got off work to look again she gave me the final cost and said she would waive the tax. Big deal, $60+ off my total purchase. When I told her I needed to think about it but would like to buy one of the sale dresses, she tells me they are $250.00!!! Even though they are clearly marked $100.00 on the rack and she had just seconds before been willing to sell them to me for $50.00! I couldn't believe it. When I told her I would return later, she said "well, thanks for nothing" and grabbed up all the dresses! As an Owner I couldn't believe it. Very unprofessional and very rude! I am not one that wants to be rushed or pushed to make a decision, I am so disgusted. So fellow shoppers, please be wary of this slick talkin Owner and if I were you, shop around. Try Classics or drive to Wilmington before giving this store you money! And to think, I was a loyal customer.... just makes me sick!!!!

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by S S 09/30/2009
Ladies beware. I shopped for a ball gown here and was it was the worst experience of my life. The owner lied by saying she could get any dress in the size I wanted. I picked a dress that was a size 10, but then she claimed she could have her in store alterations make it a size 3. She was slick. I also paid $100 for shoes that had loose crystals that she claimed could be reglued. The items weren't ready until the day before the ball and after I picked them up I saw that the dress had never been altered and the shoes had not been touched. I called the owner panicked and she said to bring everything back in. The alterations lady did not know what she could do to make the dress fit me and they threw a fuss about having to glue the crystals on the shoe that were still hanging. I ended up having to wear a dress that was several sizes too big to the ball and it ruined my night with my husband. He had to carry the back of my dress when I walked because it was so big. This owner can never replace the humiliation I suffered and the discourteousness she showed me. I recommend shopping anywhere else but here. Dishonesty is my main reason for alerting future shoppers.

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Ladies...look at the REAL reviews on Yahoo. This owner is faking reviews to increase popularity. Please, BEWARE!!!
User Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
by S S 09/30/2009
Ladies beware. I shopped for a ball gown here and was it was the worst experience of my life. The owner lied by saying she could get any dress in the size I wanted. I picked a dress that was a size 10, but then she claimed she could have her in store alterations make it a size 3. She was slick. I also paid $100 for shoes that had loose crystals that she claimed could be reglued. The items weren't ready until the day before the ball and after I picked them up I saw that the dress had never been altered and the shoes had not been touched. I called the owner panicked and she said to bring everything back in. The alterations lady did not know what she could do to make the dress fit me and they threw a fuss about having to glue the crystals on the shoe that were still hanging. I ended up having to wear a dress that was several sizes too big to the ball and it ruined my night with my husband. He had to carry the back of my dress when I walked because it was so big. This owner can never replace the humiliation I suffered and the discourteousness she showed me. I recommend shopping anywhere else but here. Dishonesty is my main reason for alerting future shoppers.

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The dresses are BEAUTIFUL, don't get me wrong, but they are pricey. And also watch out for the saleswomen, they are VERY pushy! They are nice, but too pushy for my taste!

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The dresses are BEAUTIFUL, don't get me wrong, but they are pricey. And also watch out for the saleswomen, they are VERY pushy! They are nice, but too pushy for my taste!

Pros: Very nice dresses

Cons: PRICEY, saleswomen

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What a wonderful boutique! The owner, a former school teacher, waits on you personally, does not push anything on you, and tells you honestly if something looks good or not. She doesn't have to make a sale. Alterations are free and quick, and she will mail out of state to you. You will never see yourself walking down the street-prices match those or are lower than the name brand stores-Neiman's Saks. Jacksonville should be thrilled they have a shop of this stature!

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What a wonderful boutique! The owner, a former school teacher, waits on you personally, does not push anything on you, and tells you honestly if something looks good or not. She doesn't have to make a sale. Alterations are free and quick, and she will mail out of state to you. You will never see yourself walking down the street-prices match those or are lower than the name brand stores-Neiman's Saks. Jacksonville should be thrilled they have a shop of this stature!

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I love dress shops, I just think that is how dresses should be bought. Miss Jean's is by far my favorite. I went in yesterday to purchase a dress for a formal event next week. Cutting it a bit close, I know. I found the perfect dress. The straps were a little too long, they were altered in house before I could finish trying on my other more casual dresses!

I came home with five dresses! I do not regret a single one of them. They're all fabulous and I cannot wait to wear every one of them.

It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. I was not charged for alterations.

Have you ever had anyone look at you and guess your size? I had not, but she was right on!

Call ahead to make sure she has one on one time for you. While I was in there only one other customer came in. There are only two dressing rooms, so you want to be sure to get that personal attention!

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I love dress shops, I just think that is how dresses should be bought. Miss Jean's is by far my favorite. I went in yesterday to purchase a dress for a formal event next week. Cutting it a bit close, I know. I found the perfect dress. The straps were a little too long, they were altered in house before I could finish trying on my other more casual dresses!

I came home with five dresses! I do not regret a single one of them. They're all fabulous and I cannot wait to wear every one of them.

It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. I was not charged for alterations.

Have you ever had anyone look at you and guess your size? I had not, but she was right on!

Call ahead to make sure she has one on one time for you. While I was in there only one other customer came in. There are only two dressing rooms, so you want to be sure to get that personal attention!

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J. Nicholson is very pricey, very snooty, and VERY pushy. In the quest for the perfect ball gown I made a visit to J. Nicholson. Yes, I understand that they cater to those in search of a pageant gown. In my opinion the dresses were very overpriced. The selection was lacking. The sales people were like vultures and seemed to push the most expensive dress I selected. The sales staff seemed hurried and did not listen to my wants/wishes. In the 4 shops I selected, this was definitely the bottom of the customer service scale.

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J. Nicholson is very pricey, very snooty, and VERY pushy. In the quest for the perfect ball gown I made a visit to J. Nicholson. Yes, I understand that they cater to those in search of a pageant gown. In my opinion the dresses were very overpriced. The selection was lacking. The sales people were like vultures and seemed to push the most expensive dress I selected. The sales staff seemed hurried and did not listen to my wants/wishes. In the 4 shops I selected, this was definitely the bottom of the customer service scale.

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This is a wonderful women's apparel shop. They seem to specialize in evening gowns. The prices are high, but the quality of clothing is well worth the price. They help fit your dress to you, not wanting you to just pull from their rack and wear it. They want you to have a good fit. Service is great, you couldn't ask for better. Very upscale for Jacksonville ... but again, worth the money to buy here.

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This is a wonderful women's apparel shop. They seem to specialize in evening gowns. The prices are high, but the quality of clothing is well worth the price. They help fit your dress to you, not wanting you to just pull from their rack and wear it. They want you to have a good fit. Service is great, you couldn't ask for better. Very upscale for Jacksonville ... but again, worth the money to buy here.

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