AniA Collection

★★★★☆
One of those rare bridal stores where simply passing through the front doors can make you feel more beautiful.
  • 419 SW 4th Ave

    Portland, OR 97204

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  • 503-796-9170

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Mon: 10am-6pm Tues: 10am-5pm Wed-Fri: 10am-6pm Sat: 10am-5pm Sun: 12pm-4pm (between Jan - June)
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I was not treated with a whole lot of respect at this location.

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I was not treated with a whole lot of respect at this location.

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Incredibly poor salesperson, or amazingly small selection. Sent an email when we made the appt, saying what style the bride is looking for, with a couple of example from the lines they carry. Got an email back saying they have lots to choose from in that style. When we arrived the salesgirl brought a different style, ""their most popular dress"". To be nice, we all said it was pretty, so she brought 6 more just like it. Can we see the style we asked for in the email? What email? It was like pulling teeth, but she finally reluctantly brought a couple in the style we wanted. ""That's all we have in that style"". Really? Fit and flare, trumpet, or mermaid?
Save your time- not much here.

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Incredibly poor salesperson, or amazingly small selection. Sent an email when we made the appt, saying what style the bride is looking for, with a couple of example from the lines they carry. Got an email back saying they have lots to choose from in that style. When we arrived the salesgirl brought a different style, ""their most popular dress"". To be nice, we all said it was pretty, so she brought 6 more just like it. Can we see the style we asked for in the email? What email? It was like pulling teeth, but she finally reluctantly brought a couple in the style we wanted. ""That's all we have in that style"". Really? Fit and flare, trumpet, or mermaid?
Save your time- not much here.

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My best friend and I made an appointment about a month and were really excited to go. We knew that we weren't going to find her dress that day but were excited to get the process started.

We walked into the shop and everyone there was really nice. Not like, overwhelming annoyingly nice, but actually genuine to see us. Which I thought was nice because we were there late on in the day on a Friday and I thought everyone would just be ready to go and hit happy hour by that point.

But Jenny was our consultant and she was AMAZING! She wasn't overwhelmingly enthusiastic, she was actually involved in our process. We talked to her about what we wanted and she brought us the best display of dresses. From the very simply to the very elaborate, but all within in the budget we discussed. She was very realistic and didn't try and pressure us into anything.

Then suddenly, she pulled out the perfect dress. We had no intention of buying a dress that day, but she nailed it. She found the best dress. It was different than what we had originally thought, because we had thought about short but she brought us the long version and it was love at first sight. We tried on other but we all went back to that one. She gave us dresses that were more expensive but even she said that one was the best. It was probably the least expensive of the ones we picked but she knew it was the best.

She let my friend try it on a few times and it was perfect. She even gave us time and space to talk about it ourselves.

I am the maid of honor and not a very ""girly"" girl. And my best friend who I was with wanted something very specific and isn't overly girly either and we were both totally comfortable with Jenny. She was genuine and happy and hilarious. We had so much fun with her and she made the experience so much fun.

It wouldn't have been the same without Jenny. She was even jumping around and excited with us as my friend tried stuff on. It was great and I am so glad she was our consultant.

GO TO THIS PLACE! We had no idea what we were doing and they were so nice. GO HERE! They will do the same for you. Thanks Jenny!

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★★★★★

My best friend and I made an appointment about a month and were really excited to go. We knew that we weren't going to find her dress that day but were excited to get the process started.

We walked into the shop and everyone there was really nice. Not like, overwhelming annoyingly nice, but actually genuine to see us. Which I thought was nice because we were there late on in the day on a Friday and I thought everyone would just be ready to go and hit happy hour by that point.

But Jenny was our consultant and she was AMAZING! She wasn't overwhelmingly enthusiastic, she was actually involved in our process. We talked to her about what we wanted and she brought us the best display of dresses. From the very simply to the very elaborate, but all within in the budget we discussed. She was very realistic and didn't try and pressure us into anything.

Then suddenly, she pulled out the perfect dress. We had no intention of buying a dress that day, but she nailed it. She found the best dress. It was different than what we had originally thought, because we had thought about short but she brought us the long version and it was love at first sight. We tried on other but we all went back to that one. She gave us dresses that were more expensive but even she said that one was the best. It was probably the least expensive of the ones we picked but she knew it was the best.

She let my friend try it on a few times and it was perfect. She even gave us time and space to talk about it ourselves.

I am the maid of honor and not a very ""girly"" girl. And my best friend who I was with wanted something very specific and isn't overly girly either and we were both totally comfortable with Jenny. She was genuine and happy and hilarious. We had so much fun with her and she made the experience so much fun.

It wouldn't have been the same without Jenny. She was even jumping around and excited with us as my friend tried stuff on. It was great and I am so glad she was our consultant.

GO TO THIS PLACE! We had no idea what we were doing and they were so nice. GO HERE! They will do the same for you. Thanks Jenny!

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The Ania Bridal employee who helped me pick the perfect dress was awesome! Her name is Rachel and the shop has a great staff of very helpful associates and beautiful dresses for all budgets. My dress was amazing and was only $900! Rachel even accommodated my coming in several times to show visiting relatives my gown before my wedding!

The problem with my dress actually arose from the alterations person, Julie, recommended by Ania Bridal. Julie was incredibly sweet and came into the shop to work on my dress alterations so that my gown never had to leave the shop. However one of the straps she put on my previously strapless gown came off during my first dance!

Had she mentioned to me that there was even the slightest chance that the straps wouldn't work for that gown I would have NEVER paid extra to have them put on! I actually missed my ENTIRE reception because I was in the bathroom with my aunt and cousin who were helping me to fix the strap. VERY DISAPPOINTING!

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The Ania Bridal employee who helped me pick the perfect dress was awesome! Her name is Rachel and the shop has a great staff of very helpful associates and beautiful dresses for all budgets. My dress was amazing and was only $900! Rachel even accommodated my coming in several times to show visiting relatives my gown before my wedding!

The problem with my dress actually arose from the alterations person, Julie, recommended by Ania Bridal. Julie was incredibly sweet and came into the shop to work on my dress alterations so that my gown never had to leave the shop. However one of the straps she put on my previously strapless gown came off during my first dance!

Had she mentioned to me that there was even the slightest chance that the straps wouldn't work for that gown I would have NEVER paid extra to have them put on! I actually missed my ENTIRE reception because I was in the bathroom with my aunt and cousin who were helping me to fix the strap. VERY DISAPPOINTING!

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Just bought my Allure Bridal dress from AniA (July 2011) and had a great experience! Emily was fabulous- super nice and helpful without being pushy at all. I loved the atmosphere of the whole place too- it was classy without being stuffy. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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★★★★★

Just bought my Allure Bridal dress from AniA (July 2011) and had a great experience! Emily was fabulous- super nice and helpful without being pushy at all. I loved the atmosphere of the whole place too- it was classy without being stuffy. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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I had THE BEST experience at AniA Bridal. I had a unique situation in that my first wedding dress was ruined by my seamstress (she was not associated with AniA, and my first dress was not from this store.) I finally accepted that my dress would not be wearable and that I would have to find a new one 2 months before my wedding. I was so stressed out and distraught by this! However, Morgan, of AniA bridal, was my hero. She made me feel comfortable and at ease as soon as I met her. She was very professional, offered me something to drink, took me back to wear I'd be trying on dresses and intently listened to me describe my dream wedding dress. She was very empathetic to my situation and treated me like she was helping her best friend rather than someone she had just met. Luckily for me, AniA just had a sample sale. Morgan listened to the things I said I liked and didn't like in a wedding dress, and I was shocked at how many gorgeous dresses she pulled for me to try on that I loved. When I had originally looked at other bridal shops, dresses that the associates pulled for me made me wonder if they were even listening to what I said I wanted. Her style is impeccable and I quickly learned I could trust her on all her suggestions and opinions. She was extremely patient with me the whole time, never making me feel rushed or pressured. She even asked me half way through our session if I had changed my mind about having something to drink as we were running a little long. UNBELIEVABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! The other girls who worked there were also very sweet. After I decided on a dress, one of the girls behind the cashier's desk asked if she could give me a hug which was very welcomed! I could go on and on with more details about this wonderful experience but I'll stop rambling and recommend this: Make sure you make an appointment at AniA if you're looking for a wedding dress. You will not be disappointed! I can guarantee you I will be bringing in all my friends when they get engaged!

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★★★★★

I had THE BEST experience at AniA Bridal. I had a unique situation in that my first wedding dress was ruined by my seamstress (she was not associated with AniA, and my first dress was not from this store.) I finally accepted that my dress would not be wearable and that I would have to find a new one 2 months before my wedding. I was so stressed out and distraught by this! However, Morgan, of AniA bridal, was my hero. She made me feel comfortable and at ease as soon as I met her. She was very professional, offered me something to drink, took me back to wear I'd be trying on dresses and intently listened to me describe my dream wedding dress. She was very empathetic to my situation and treated me like she was helping her best friend rather than someone she had just met. Luckily for me, AniA just had a sample sale. Morgan listened to the things I said I liked and didn't like in a wedding dress, and I was shocked at how many gorgeous dresses she pulled for me to try on that I loved. When I had originally looked at other bridal shops, dresses that the associates pulled for me made me wonder if they were even listening to what I said I wanted. Her style is impeccable and I quickly learned I could trust her on all her suggestions and opinions. She was extremely patient with me the whole time, never making me feel rushed or pressured. She even asked me half way through our session if I had changed my mind about having something to drink as we were running a little long. UNBELIEVABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! The other girls who worked there were also very sweet. After I decided on a dress, one of the girls behind the cashier's desk asked if she could give me a hug which was very welcomed! I could go on and on with more details about this wonderful experience but I'll stop rambling and recommend this: Make sure you make an appointment at AniA if you're looking for a wedding dress. You will not be disappointed! I can guarantee you I will be bringing in all my friends when they get engaged!

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All the dresses I saw were old, dirty or missing beads etc..!! I was told they couldn't order my dress unless I paid an extra $300 for shipping because my wedding is in september. To Top it off...MY PARTY WAS PUT IN BACK AND WHEN I WENT TO THE FRONT TO USE THE LARGE MIRROR I NOTICED ALL THE OTHER CUSTOMERS HAD EITHER WINE OR WATER IN CHAMPAGNE GLASSES! I GUESS WE WERE NOT THE RIGHT COLOR!!! BUT HAD THE RIGHT COLOR OF MONEY!! NO I DIDNT BUY ANYTHING FROM THERE.

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★☆☆☆☆

All the dresses I saw were old, dirty or missing beads etc..!! I was told they couldn't order my dress unless I paid an extra $300 for shipping because my wedding is in september. To Top it off...MY PARTY WAS PUT IN BACK AND WHEN I WENT TO THE FRONT TO USE THE LARGE MIRROR I NOTICED ALL THE OTHER CUSTOMERS HAD EITHER WINE OR WATER IN CHAMPAGNE GLASSES! I GUESS WE WERE NOT THE RIGHT COLOR!!! BUT HAD THE RIGHT COLOR OF MONEY!! NO I DIDNT BUY ANYTHING FROM THERE.

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Ania Collection saved my life! seriously i don't know what would I do without them. I came in panicked one month before my wedding after several shops told me that it was too late to place in order. The staff were more gladly to assist me from zero step till I found the dress that fits my dream. I absolutely recommend Ania Collection !

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★★★★★

Ania Collection saved my life! seriously i don't know what would I do without them. I came in panicked one month before my wedding after several shops told me that it was too late to place in order. The staff were more gladly to assist me from zero step till I found the dress that fits my dream. I absolutely recommend Ania Collection !

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AniA was the second place I looked for a wedding dress. I was very happy with the immediate greeting and Morgan was great. I told her what I was looking for and my max price for a dress and she brought out about 5 dresses. The second one she chose for me was the one I walked out with. The associates were more than welcoming and helpful to me and my 4 friends. However, my dress and veil needed to be ordered and I was told I would have the veil in a few weeks and the dress in 5 months. My dress arrived on time, but still no veil. I am pretty sure they forgot to order it. Then I was told I would have my veil in 2 weeks. 4 weeks later...no veil. I went into the store and the associate asked multiple employees to help locate my veil with no success. I was certain it still was not ordered. Finally 2 weeks before my wedding I was given my veil. I would recommend that if you purchase anything from AniA that needs to be ordered, follow up often so you do not run into the ordeal. Other than that, I was very happy with everything else.

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★★★★☆

AniA was the second place I looked for a wedding dress. I was very happy with the immediate greeting and Morgan was great. I told her what I was looking for and my max price for a dress and she brought out about 5 dresses. The second one she chose for me was the one I walked out with. The associates were more than welcoming and helpful to me and my 4 friends. However, my dress and veil needed to be ordered and I was told I would have the veil in a few weeks and the dress in 5 months. My dress arrived on time, but still no veil. I am pretty sure they forgot to order it. Then I was told I would have my veil in 2 weeks. 4 weeks later...no veil. I went into the store and the associate asked multiple employees to help locate my veil with no success. I was certain it still was not ordered. Finally 2 weeks before my wedding I was given my veil. I would recommend that if you purchase anything from AniA that needs to be ordered, follow up often so you do not run into the ordeal. Other than that, I was very happy with everything else.

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Looking for a wedding dress ought to be fun and you ought to feel like a princess! (Especially given how much you pay for it.) \r
I went to AniA, totally excited because I heard they had a great selection...Unfortunately, the staff there could not have been worse. It felt like a race with dresses flying everywhere. Before trying on dresses, we went through what I was looking for and not a SINGLE dress she brought me to try had even one element I was looking for. Other places I went to I was given the opportunity to look through the dresses and take my time looking at things I was trying on. Not here. Unless you want to be bullied and given zero time to think about a dress, don't go to AniA's. Honestly, other places have the same and better dresses with superior service.

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Looking for a wedding dress ought to be fun and you ought to feel like a princess! (Especially given how much you pay for it.) \r
I went to AniA, totally excited because I heard they had a great selection...Unfortunately, the staff there could not have been worse. It felt like a race with dresses flying everywhere. Before trying on dresses, we went through what I was looking for and not a SINGLE dress she brought me to try had even one element I was looking for. Other places I went to I was given the opportunity to look through the dresses and take my time looking at things I was trying on. Not here. Unless you want to be bullied and given zero time to think about a dress, don't go to AniA's. Honestly, other places have the same and better dresses with superior service.

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The staff is amazing, actually staff named Devinnie is amazing. I had an one on one 90 consultation with her, and she made me feel so comfortable I wanted it to last forever!! To be honest trying on dresses can be so overwhelming for brides to be, the pressure of finding the perfect dress can be just so stressful, so why visit a boutique that makes you feel like no body?? Take my advise, give them a call... you will walk out of there feeling good, and find yourself closer to understanding the styles you like at least!

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★★★★★

The staff is amazing, actually staff named Devinnie is amazing. I had an one on one 90 consultation with her, and she made me feel so comfortable I wanted it to last forever!! To be honest trying on dresses can be so overwhelming for brides to be, the pressure of finding the perfect dress can be just so stressful, so why visit a boutique that makes you feel like no body?? Take my advise, give them a call... you will walk out of there feeling good, and find yourself closer to understanding the styles you like at least!

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I NEVER write reviews, however, I was so happy with my shopping experience here i had to write one! I visited 4 different places in Portland while on my first wedding dress shopping trip. AniA stood out as the best by far. I had an AWFUL ( and I mean horrible) experience at the store down the block ( I think its called silver lining or something like that) my scheudled appointment lasted less than 15 minutes there because it was so awful. I had an appointment at AniA scheduled for later in the day, but decided to stop in and see if they had an earlier time. The women were all VERY pleasant and helpful. Of course the store was very busy because 2 major trunk shows were going on, so I wasn't able to get my appointment in much earlier (totally understandable) The sales people and the owner were very helpful when I asked about other stores to possibly check out while I tried to kill time for 2 hours... They didn't seem defensive or hesitant to offer other suggestions for places to look. When I came back for my appointment, They were able to get me in a half hour earlier than expected. Helena was my helper and I can't say enough about how great she is! I must have tried on over 20 dresses and she never got annoyed or rushed me. After almost 2 hours, I had it narrowed down to 3 dresses.. I couldn't decide because I loved them all. BUT between Helena, 3 other associates, the owner, and my mom...I FINALLY found my dream dress. AniA made my dreams of having an Alvina dress come true, and I can not thank them enough! The sales people are GREAT (very helpful, patient, and have a great eye for what looks good) one thing to note, the store is a little small, however, They are moving to a new location sometime in October. This place is AWESOME and I would not recommend anyone other than AniA..... THANK YOU ANIA!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I NEVER write reviews, however, I was so happy with my shopping experience here i had to write one! I visited 4 different places in Portland while on my first wedding dress shopping trip. AniA stood out as the best by far. I had an AWFUL ( and I mean horrible) experience at the store down the block ( I think its called silver lining or something like that) my scheudled appointment lasted less than 15 minutes there because it was so awful. I had an appointment at AniA scheduled for later in the day, but decided to stop in and see if they had an earlier time. The women were all VERY pleasant and helpful. Of course the store was very busy because 2 major trunk shows were going on, so I wasn't able to get my appointment in much earlier (totally understandable) The sales people and the owner were very helpful when I asked about other stores to possibly check out while I tried to kill time for 2 hours... They didn't seem defensive or hesitant to offer other suggestions for places to look. When I came back for my appointment, They were able to get me in a half hour earlier than expected. Helena was my helper and I can't say enough about how great she is! I must have tried on over 20 dresses and she never got annoyed or rushed me. After almost 2 hours, I had it narrowed down to 3 dresses.. I couldn't decide because I loved them all. BUT between Helena, 3 other associates, the owner, and my mom...I FINALLY found my dream dress. AniA made my dreams of having an Alvina dress come true, and I can not thank them enough! The sales people are GREAT (very helpful, patient, and have a great eye for what looks good) one thing to note, the store is a little small, however, They are moving to a new location sometime in October. This place is AWESOME and I would not recommend anyone other than AniA..... THANK YOU ANIA!!!!!!

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I never write these, but I had such a great experience at Ania that I feel I need to highlight it for other brides. I went in thinking I wanted one style, and was VERY distraught to find that the cut I had in mind didn't work with my body type. Luckily, I met Morgan. One look at her and you know she knows fashion. After only talking to her for a few minutes she already had multiple dresses that had the same fun/classy/modest/unique vibe as the dress I thought I liked, but in dresses that would look good on me. She was easy to talk to and cracked a few jokes, so me and my friends were really comfortable.

She took lots of time with me, and helped me in and out of many dresses, but in the end I picked the FIRST dress she picked for me!

I would recommend Ania to any Portland bride, and I would HIGHLY recommend going to see Morgan if you're like me and didn't want A dress, I wanted THE dress.

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★★★★★

I never write these, but I had such a great experience at Ania that I feel I need to highlight it for other brides. I went in thinking I wanted one style, and was VERY distraught to find that the cut I had in mind didn't work with my body type. Luckily, I met Morgan. One look at her and you know she knows fashion. After only talking to her for a few minutes she already had multiple dresses that had the same fun/classy/modest/unique vibe as the dress I thought I liked, but in dresses that would look good on me. She was easy to talk to and cracked a few jokes, so me and my friends were really comfortable.

She took lots of time with me, and helped me in and out of many dresses, but in the end I picked the FIRST dress she picked for me!

I would recommend Ania to any Portland bride, and I would HIGHLY recommend going to see Morgan if you're like me and didn't want A dress, I wanted THE dress.

Pros: Morgan the bridal consultant is spectacular

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Ania bridal in Portland, Oregon was the best wedding gown shopping experience I've had. The gowns are high quality - you can feel the difference in the fabric and there is a wide selection of gowns to select from. I went to Charlotte's, Devine Design, Anna's and yes, even David's Bridal, and Morgan from Ania was the most friendly, supportive, helpful, and discerning person I met. \r
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Since my sister lives out of state and my mom's schedule is busier than mine, I went to most places on my own. When I went to Ania, I needed someone to help me decide which dress was the right one. With Morgan, it was like a had a sister or good friend. She helped pick out dresses that fit my style, flattered my body, and made me feel good about myself. She was patient, understanding (I came in three separate times), and provided the honest opinion I needed. Morgan's kindness and sincerity make Ania Bridal the place to go!

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★★★★★

Ania bridal in Portland, Oregon was the best wedding gown shopping experience I've had. The gowns are high quality - you can feel the difference in the fabric and there is a wide selection of gowns to select from. I went to Charlotte's, Devine Design, Anna's and yes, even David's Bridal, and Morgan from Ania was the most friendly, supportive, helpful, and discerning person I met. \r
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Since my sister lives out of state and my mom's schedule is busier than mine, I went to most places on my own. When I went to Ania, I needed someone to help me decide which dress was the right one. With Morgan, it was like a had a sister or good friend. She helped pick out dresses that fit my style, flattered my body, and made me feel good about myself. She was patient, understanding (I came in three separate times), and provided the honest opinion I needed. Morgan's kindness and sincerity make Ania Bridal the place to go!

Pros: Excellent customer service

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Great location! I've recently got engaged and was shopping for a night out in the town at LIANA""S BOUTIQUE (which is right next door to Ania!) \r
Anyway, saw the window displays for Ania next door to Liana's. Def. will stop by at Ania next time in shopping at Liana's =)\r
AHHH love being engaged =)))\r
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Shelli

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★★★★★

Great location! I've recently got engaged and was shopping for a night out in the town at LIANA""S BOUTIQUE (which is right next door to Ania!) \r
Anyway, saw the window displays for Ania next door to Liana's. Def. will stop by at Ania next time in shopping at Liana's =)\r
AHHH love being engaged =)))\r
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Shelli

Pros: nice displays

Cons: Have never been inside :( that will change soon.

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I am a newly engaged bride to be, and my first experience bridal gown shopping was at Ania Collection. My bridal consultant, Rachel, did a fantastic job. Within seconds of what I explained I wanted my dress to look like, she had 5-6 dresses pulled out. When I was torn between two style I loved, she asked questions that allowed me to analyze which one I really felt like a princess in. She was very kind and she really made this experience a very very delightful and joyful one. The customer service I received here does not compare to any other bridal shop in Portland, OR.

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★★★★★

I am a newly engaged bride to be, and my first experience bridal gown shopping was at Ania Collection. My bridal consultant, Rachel, did a fantastic job. Within seconds of what I explained I wanted my dress to look like, she had 5-6 dresses pulled out. When I was torn between two style I loved, she asked questions that allowed me to analyze which one I really felt like a princess in. She was very kind and she really made this experience a very very delightful and joyful one. The customer service I received here does not compare to any other bridal shop in Portland, OR.

Pros: Excellent customer Service

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My mother had fallen in love with a beautiful Badgley-Mischka gown in NY where we live, but no one was able to get it in time for my wedding less than three months away. I desperately started calling stores that sold Badgley-Mischka - and I came across the amazing ladies of AniA. \r
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Helena was a dream come true. She was so prompt and really worked hard to get the dress rushed to us. She stayed in contact with us throughout the whole process so we knew precisely what was going on. It wasn't easy for her, but she managed to get the EXACT dress we wanted in the EXACT color - and it could be shipped to us in time! In fact, it actually reached us a few days early. My mom and I burst into tears when we saw the dress - it was flawless and a perfect fit.\r
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I wish I had ordered all of my gowns from there. The service, pricing, and attention to detail are unparalleled. They treated me so well even though I only ordered one dress - I bet their customers are completely spoiled! \r
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I cannot thank Helena and her team enough. My mother looked and felt like a million bucks at my wedding, and she will continue wear her dress to many formal events. AniA Bridal made my wedding day perfect for my entire family. You're the best!

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★★★★★

My mother had fallen in love with a beautiful Badgley-Mischka gown in NY where we live, but no one was able to get it in time for my wedding less than three months away. I desperately started calling stores that sold Badgley-Mischka - and I came across the amazing ladies of AniA. \r
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Helena was a dream come true. She was so prompt and really worked hard to get the dress rushed to us. She stayed in contact with us throughout the whole process so we knew precisely what was going on. It wasn't easy for her, but she managed to get the EXACT dress we wanted in the EXACT color - and it could be shipped to us in time! In fact, it actually reached us a few days early. My mom and I burst into tears when we saw the dress - it was flawless and a perfect fit.\r
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I wish I had ordered all of my gowns from there. The service, pricing, and attention to detail are unparalleled. They treated me so well even though I only ordered one dress - I bet their customers are completely spoiled! \r
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I cannot thank Helena and her team enough. My mother looked and felt like a million bucks at my wedding, and she will continue wear her dress to many formal events. AniA Bridal made my wedding day perfect for my entire family. You're the best!

Pros: Incredible customer service, both in person and via phone

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I went in to AniA when I first got engaged purely out of excitement. They have beautiful dresses from a number of my favorite designers and some that I didn't even know how much I loved! I hadn't really formulated an idea of what I was looking for yet and just wanted to get a sense of how different styles looked on me. I can understand how it might be trying for people to work on commission to spend their time and efforts on someone that has no intent of buying anything, but the woman who was helping my (Karen I think?) really seemed to share my excitement. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable and welcoming, but she did a great job of showing me a wide range of styles and helping me decide which few to focus on when I'm ready to dress shop for keeps. (which will definitely be at AniA!!)

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★★★★★

I went in to AniA when I first got engaged purely out of excitement. They have beautiful dresses from a number of my favorite designers and some that I didn't even know how much I loved! I hadn't really formulated an idea of what I was looking for yet and just wanted to get a sense of how different styles looked on me. I can understand how it might be trying for people to work on commission to spend their time and efforts on someone that has no intent of buying anything, but the woman who was helping my (Karen I think?) really seemed to share my excitement. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable and welcoming, but she did a great job of showing me a wide range of styles and helping me decide which few to focus on when I'm ready to dress shop for keeps. (which will definitely be at AniA!!)

Pros: great service, lots of selection

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Amazing personal attention, called all my wedding party and coordinated for me, Altered very impossible dresses, even designed my own unique bussle for my unique dress!

The Team at Ania Bridal was so professional and took the time to get to know me and my family. Elana made my wedding day and dress buying process so easy and fun! She helped me coordinate bridesmaids in many states and even helped me connect with Jennifer the dress tailor who created a unique bussle for my dress. When a bridesmaid ordered the wrong size dress and lived out of state Ania Bridal helped her alter it perfectly 2 days before the wedding.
One of the most amazing things that stands out in my mind was how attentive the shop was to my family. My diabetic sister had a low blood sugar while we were dress shopping and they found her juice. Every person in the shop went above and beyond their job descriptions.
I would tell every bride to go to Ania first. I personally went to 4 other shops and felt rushed to make a decision. Ania let me try on as many dresses as I wanted and helped me choose dresses in my price point. When I found my dress I never looked back with regret.

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★★★★★

Amazing personal attention, called all my wedding party and coordinated for me, Altered very impossible dresses, even designed my own unique bussle for my unique dress!

The Team at Ania Bridal was so professional and took the time to get to know me and my family. Elana made my wedding day and dress buying process so easy and fun! She helped me coordinate bridesmaids in many states and even helped me connect with Jennifer the dress tailor who created a unique bussle for my dress. When a bridesmaid ordered the wrong size dress and lived out of state Ania Bridal helped her alter it perfectly 2 days before the wedding.
One of the most amazing things that stands out in my mind was how attentive the shop was to my family. My diabetic sister had a low blood sugar while we were dress shopping and they found her juice. Every person in the shop went above and beyond their job descriptions.
I would tell every bride to go to Ania first. I personally went to 4 other shops and felt rushed to make a decision. Ania let me try on as many dresses as I wanted and helped me choose dresses in my price point. When I found my dress I never looked back with regret.

Pros: amzazing follow through

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Due to an unforeseen situation, my now husband and I had to bump up our wedding date and had to plan it all in 4 weeks....including finding a dress! After having been a bridesmaid several times, I knew that there would be no way to order a dress at a bridal salon and have it altered quickly enough, so I bought a dress online. Disaster. Thankfully a friend brought me to Ania. Once I walked in, I was doubtful that I could find anything in my price range because beautiful, expensive dresses were dripping of the wall. Sweet Karyn was my fairy god mother. For real. She asked me ""if you could have any dress you wanted regardless of price or time frame, what would it look like?"" I thought I would humor her, confident that I wouldn't find a dress. Wrong. She buzzed around the store, picked out several options and within minutes I had two amazing dresses that I couldn't believe were in my price range. I cried, my friend with me cried and even Karyn got a little teary eyed. Jennifer did an amazing job altering it and super quickly (less than a week!). She transformed an already perfect dress into something I absolutely adored. AND she made sweet flowers from the scrap fabric for my hair. A lot of amazing things happened for my last minute wedding to be perfect- Karyn, Jennifer and the Ania staff were on the top of that list.

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★★★★★

Due to an unforeseen situation, my now husband and I had to bump up our wedding date and had to plan it all in 4 weeks....including finding a dress! After having been a bridesmaid several times, I knew that there would be no way to order a dress at a bridal salon and have it altered quickly enough, so I bought a dress online. Disaster. Thankfully a friend brought me to Ania. Once I walked in, I was doubtful that I could find anything in my price range because beautiful, expensive dresses were dripping of the wall. Sweet Karyn was my fairy god mother. For real. She asked me ""if you could have any dress you wanted regardless of price or time frame, what would it look like?"" I thought I would humor her, confident that I wouldn't find a dress. Wrong. She buzzed around the store, picked out several options and within minutes I had two amazing dresses that I couldn't believe were in my price range. I cried, my friend with me cried and even Karyn got a little teary eyed. Jennifer did an amazing job altering it and super quickly (less than a week!). She transformed an already perfect dress into something I absolutely adored. AND she made sweet flowers from the scrap fabric for my hair. A lot of amazing things happened for my last minute wedding to be perfect- Karyn, Jennifer and the Ania staff were on the top of that list.

Pros: Friendly service, affordable but beautiful dresses

Cons: only got to wear the dress once!

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I feel terrible that I am getting to this review a whole year after my wedding day but just like ""they"" say, better late than never...I hope. I just wanted to share my experience here because I found many of the City Search reviews helpful when I was on the hunt for my dress. I went into several Portland metro area dress boutiques and ended up finding my perfect dress here at AniA Collection. This was the first place I went and to be honest I did not have a good FIRST experience here. I left bummed and discouraged. Sometime later I received a call from an AniA employee. Her name was Helena and she was following up on a previous email inquiry I sent prior to my visit. I shared with the woman that I was told there would be no dresses in my price range there and basically I felt shooed away. She influenced me to come back in and give it another go. She took such great care of me, picking out several options for me to look through. She found the most beautiful and affordable Augusta Jones gown for me. I ended up spending only a tiny more than my budget but I felt it was worth it for a fabulous wedding dress. Every time I went in there after that initial experience I was treated very well and everyone was helpful. There ended up being a snafu with the brides maids dresses from ANOTHER local shop and Helena came to the rescue. She helped to pick out similar styles and we found even better quality and priced dresses. She definitely made it worth my time and money. She was so helpful and really gave me a unique experience. Although almost every thing went off without a hitch, there were some altering complications. When I went to pick up the dress the day before we left town it was all wrinkled. I left it over night and was able to pick it up the next day, but it was out of our way. Also, it ended up being a little too long. I know that their 2 alterations gals were swamped during that busy season, and they probably should have had more help.

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★★★★☆

I feel terrible that I am getting to this review a whole year after my wedding day but just like ""they"" say, better late than never...I hope. I just wanted to share my experience here because I found many of the City Search reviews helpful when I was on the hunt for my dress. I went into several Portland metro area dress boutiques and ended up finding my perfect dress here at AniA Collection. This was the first place I went and to be honest I did not have a good FIRST experience here. I left bummed and discouraged. Sometime later I received a call from an AniA employee. Her name was Helena and she was following up on a previous email inquiry I sent prior to my visit. I shared with the woman that I was told there would be no dresses in my price range there and basically I felt shooed away. She influenced me to come back in and give it another go. She took such great care of me, picking out several options for me to look through. She found the most beautiful and affordable Augusta Jones gown for me. I ended up spending only a tiny more than my budget but I felt it was worth it for a fabulous wedding dress. Every time I went in there after that initial experience I was treated very well and everyone was helpful. There ended up being a snafu with the brides maids dresses from ANOTHER local shop and Helena came to the rescue. She helped to pick out similar styles and we found even better quality and priced dresses. She definitely made it worth my time and money. She was so helpful and really gave me a unique experience. Although almost every thing went off without a hitch, there were some altering complications. When I went to pick up the dress the day before we left town it was all wrinkled. I left it over night and was able to pick it up the next day, but it was out of our way. Also, it ended up being a little too long. I know that their 2 alterations gals were swamped during that busy season, and they probably should have had more help.

Pros: Unique Selection, Helena and 'most' Customer Service

Cons: Expensive, Busy

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The first time I stepped into this shop, I didn??t have an appointment and I figured that everything they had would be over my $1,200 budget. To my surprise, I was greeted immediately by a friendly girl at the front desk. When I told her that I didn??t have an appointment, she said it didn??t matter and she would get someone to help me. Two seconds later, another girl came out from the back and started asking me questions about my dream gown. Before I knew it, I was in a dressing room with several gorgeous gowns and all within my price range! While I ended up finding THE dress at another shop, I really wish that I would have bought it through Ania. The staff is helpful, nice, accommodating and friendly. If you haven??t found your dress already, visit this shop. They have a beautiful selection and are willing to work with you and your budget.

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★★★★★

The first time I stepped into this shop, I didn??t have an appointment and I figured that everything they had would be over my $1,200 budget. To my surprise, I was greeted immediately by a friendly girl at the front desk. When I told her that I didn??t have an appointment, she said it didn??t matter and she would get someone to help me. Two seconds later, another girl came out from the back and started asking me questions about my dream gown. Before I knew it, I was in a dressing room with several gorgeous gowns and all within my price range! While I ended up finding THE dress at another shop, I really wish that I would have bought it through Ania. The staff is helpful, nice, accommodating and friendly. If you haven??t found your dress already, visit this shop. They have a beautiful selection and are willing to work with you and your budget.

Pros: service, location, selection

Cons: parking, higher prices

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I showed up at AniA on a Sunday afternoon a month and a half before my wedding. I didn't have an appointment because I didn't know any better! Morgan greeted my sister and me with a big smile and told us that an earlier appointment had cancelled so she had time to help us right then. I picked out several dresses to try on and Morgan put me at ease immediately with a process that I had sort of been dreading. After trying all of them on, I told her which one I had my heart set on- it was so beautiful! She told me the price and I realized it was about $3,000 out of my price range. Minor detail! Morgan suggested that we talk to their seamstress and see if she could make me an affordable version of the dress, just with different material. It was just that easy! Morgan didn't miss a beat when she realized my price range was on the low end- she still remained professional as ever and found a great, creative solution for me! I recommend this store to anyone who wants a stress-free dress-buying experience. Thanks Morgan!

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★★★★★

I showed up at AniA on a Sunday afternoon a month and a half before my wedding. I didn't have an appointment because I didn't know any better! Morgan greeted my sister and me with a big smile and told us that an earlier appointment had cancelled so she had time to help us right then. I picked out several dresses to try on and Morgan put me at ease immediately with a process that I had sort of been dreading. After trying all of them on, I told her which one I had my heart set on- it was so beautiful! She told me the price and I realized it was about $3,000 out of my price range. Minor detail! Morgan suggested that we talk to their seamstress and see if she could make me an affordable version of the dress, just with different material. It was just that easy! Morgan didn't miss a beat when she realized my price range was on the low end- she still remained professional as ever and found a great, creative solution for me! I recommend this store to anyone who wants a stress-free dress-buying experience. Thanks Morgan!

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I showed up an hour late to my appointment due to a series of accidental mishaps, which is bad enough on a normal day, but this was on a Saturday during a HUGE fifty percent off sale, so you can imagine how busy they were! However, when I arrived I was greeted by Karyn, who was as polite, friendly, and eager as ever to take as much time as she needed to help me out! Even though I was an HOUR late on a sale weekend!!! Karyn didn't rush me at all, in fact she kept encouraging me to chat and tell her all about what my idea of the perfect dress was. She helped me go through the racks and pick out a whole stack of gorgeous dresses and seemed delighted to help me try each and every one of them on!

They had an incredibly diverse array of beautiful styles to choose from, as well as insane deals (Karyn went out of her way to hook me up with an seven hundred and eighty dollar dress in PERFECT condition for fifty percent off!!). She also made sure I had all the connections for dry cleaning and alterations so I didn't have to stress out over any of it! It's clear that they're true professionals and they love what they do!

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★★★★★

I showed up an hour late to my appointment due to a series of accidental mishaps, which is bad enough on a normal day, but this was on a Saturday during a HUGE fifty percent off sale, so you can imagine how busy they were! However, when I arrived I was greeted by Karyn, who was as polite, friendly, and eager as ever to take as much time as she needed to help me out! Even though I was an HOUR late on a sale weekend!!! Karyn didn't rush me at all, in fact she kept encouraging me to chat and tell her all about what my idea of the perfect dress was. She helped me go through the racks and pick out a whole stack of gorgeous dresses and seemed delighted to help me try each and every one of them on!

They had an incredibly diverse array of beautiful styles to choose from, as well as insane deals (Karyn went out of her way to hook me up with an seven hundred and eighty dollar dress in PERFECT condition for fifty percent off!!). She also made sure I had all the connections for dry cleaning and alterations so I didn't have to stress out over any of it! It's clear that they're true professionals and they love what they do!

Pros: An amazing selection and even more amazing customer service!

Cons: None!

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Selecting my wedding dress was a very trying experience for me. When I finally arrived at Ania I had been shopping for a dress on and off for a year. I did not really have poor experiences other places, but they weren't great either. I had just not found the right dress.\r
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I feel so lucky that I got Karen as my consultant. She was so helpful and really listened to what I wanted my dress to be like. The first dress she picked was the one for me! I really appreciated the relaxed atmosphere, not being pushed into ordering. Even though I was running out of time, Karen kept telling me we could make it work and not to worry (which was very different from all the other places). She also went out of her way to try and get a designer to make the bridesmaids dresses the way we wanted and did not push us to order something we didn't really want when they wouldn't. I have also dealt with several other staff members on the phone and in the store and everyone was very pleasant.\r
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My dress actually came early and it is more beautiful than I imagined! I can't wait to send them pictures of me in dress! Thanks so much Ladies!

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★★★★★

Selecting my wedding dress was a very trying experience for me. When I finally arrived at Ania I had been shopping for a dress on and off for a year. I did not really have poor experiences other places, but they weren't great either. I had just not found the right dress.\r
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I feel so lucky that I got Karen as my consultant. She was so helpful and really listened to what I wanted my dress to be like. The first dress she picked was the one for me! I really appreciated the relaxed atmosphere, not being pushed into ordering. Even though I was running out of time, Karen kept telling me we could make it work and not to worry (which was very different from all the other places). She also went out of her way to try and get a designer to make the bridesmaids dresses the way we wanted and did not push us to order something we didn't really want when they wouldn't. I have also dealt with several other staff members on the phone and in the store and everyone was very pleasant.\r
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My dress actually came early and it is more beautiful than I imagined! I can't wait to send them pictures of me in dress! Thanks so much Ladies!

Pros: Beautiful dresses, great staff

Cons: Did not experience any

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I went to AniA Collection and was provided with the BEST customer service from Lisa. She was helpful, supportive, honest, nice and very classy. The entire experience was a joy...especially compared to the other two shops I visited later that same day.

I love the dress, I love the service and I am so happy I chose to buy from AniA!

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★★★★★

I went to AniA Collection and was provided with the BEST customer service from Lisa. She was helpful, supportive, honest, nice and very classy. The entire experience was a joy...especially compared to the other two shops I visited later that same day.

I love the dress, I love the service and I am so happy I chose to buy from AniA!

Pros: Best Customer Service in town!

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A young woman named Josie assisted me in all of my visits last summer to find the perfect dress. She had a warm manner to her and knew when to offer her opinion and when to step away to allow me to discus the dress options with my parents. I should also mention that she was exceptionally, in fact outstandingly patient over the course of three visits. Once I narrowed down which dresses I was considering to three options, I struggled to make the decision. I am certain I was nothing short of high maintenance. I walked in the store uncertain of what budget range I wanted to work within and no idea of dress style or even general look I was going for. She never came across as being irritated or annoyed and was helpful as I tried on dress after dress and then retried on the three final options repeatedly. I never felt pressured or as if they were trying to up-sell me from once choice to another. On our visits they would offer my 'consultants' water and made sure that everyone felt welcome.

I still need to return to have my dress fitted, but the customer service has been consistent, regardless of who I speak with over the phone. Every person has been helpful whether it is about the dress fitting, bridesmaid dresses or veil.

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★★★★★

A young woman named Josie assisted me in all of my visits last summer to find the perfect dress. She had a warm manner to her and knew when to offer her opinion and when to step away to allow me to discus the dress options with my parents. I should also mention that she was exceptionally, in fact outstandingly patient over the course of three visits. Once I narrowed down which dresses I was considering to three options, I struggled to make the decision. I am certain I was nothing short of high maintenance. I walked in the store uncertain of what budget range I wanted to work within and no idea of dress style or even general look I was going for. She never came across as being irritated or annoyed and was helpful as I tried on dress after dress and then retried on the three final options repeatedly. I never felt pressured or as if they were trying to up-sell me from once choice to another. On our visits they would offer my 'consultants' water and made sure that everyone felt welcome.

I still need to return to have my dress fitted, but the customer service has been consistent, regardless of who I speak with over the phone. Every person has been helpful whether it is about the dress fitting, bridesmaid dresses or veil.

Pros: Customer Service

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Dear Brides-to-be (and Bridesmaids), three of us, brides, are getting married this summer. We have had an experience of a lifetime in our realm of planning all of our weddings and we highly recommend ANIA. The reasons are as follows: sweet, respectable service by Karyn and Rachel, attentive service to cater your personalities, and they listen to your needs (not to only meet them, but to exceed them).

We do not like to talk badly about other people/companies but we have had terrible service elsewhere, promises that were broken, stress that keeps us up at nights...and so far, ANIA has been incredible. We did not hear them say anything negative about another bridal shop (a plus) and they were very classy and sophisticated.

You know, I truly stand firm that ""you get what you pay for"". Please check out ANIA. I wish I did before I purchased my dress. My friend has been saved...

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★★★★★

Dear Brides-to-be (and Bridesmaids), three of us, brides, are getting married this summer. We have had an experience of a lifetime in our realm of planning all of our weddings and we highly recommend ANIA. The reasons are as follows: sweet, respectable service by Karyn and Rachel, attentive service to cater your personalities, and they listen to your needs (not to only meet them, but to exceed them).

We do not like to talk badly about other people/companies but we have had terrible service elsewhere, promises that were broken, stress that keeps us up at nights...and so far, ANIA has been incredible. We did not hear them say anything negative about another bridal shop (a plus) and they were very classy and sophisticated.

You know, I truly stand firm that ""you get what you pay for"". Please check out ANIA. I wish I did before I purchased my dress. My friend has been saved...

Pros: Tentative, personable service

Cons: No walk-ins

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Ania is AMAZING! I looked at three other bridal shops in Portland without finding a dress... I walked into Ania and bought the first dress that I tried on! I can't wait for it to arrive!!!\r
I would highly recommend going to the shop when they are having a trunk show. I went during the Tara Keely show and the designer, Edric Woo was there! It was so great because he knew exactly what kind of dress would fit. The sales team was VERY helpful and knew exactly what they were doing... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. :)

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★★★★★

Ania is AMAZING! I looked at three other bridal shops in Portland without finding a dress... I walked into Ania and bought the first dress that I tried on! I can't wait for it to arrive!!!\r
I would highly recommend going to the shop when they are having a trunk show. I went during the Tara Keely show and the designer, Edric Woo was there! It was so great because he knew exactly what kind of dress would fit. The sales team was VERY helpful and knew exactly what they were doing... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. :)

Pros: Friendly Service, Great atmosphere, beautiful dresses

Cons: A little spendier, but worth it!

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I joined just to write this review because I had a fabulous experience with AniA. I was on a tight budget, and looking at the upmarket store I thought it was out of my price range, so I tried all the other places first. I went in on a weekday morning, and was asked if I had an appointment, which I didn't, but the girl checked the book and fit me in anyway. I was actually looking for an ivory bridesmaid dress for my wedding gown. I found the perfect one at AniA, and at a very reasonable price. The staff made it feel like a special experience, not the McDonalds experience of other shops. Later, I had a difficulty with the veil I had purchased from a different retailer. I asked one of the girls as Ania for help, and she actually showed me the correct way to pin it -- believe me, this absolutely made the wedding outfit. I also used the taylor they recommended, who was fabulous, and did a perfect job, really reasonably priced. I don't know what happened with the negative reviews I see on here, but I was in there several times for fittings/pickup etc and every time the staff were great. Brides, when you've tired of the other c*** on the market, go here and get the real thing!

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★★★★★

I joined just to write this review because I had a fabulous experience with AniA. I was on a tight budget, and looking at the upmarket store I thought it was out of my price range, so I tried all the other places first. I went in on a weekday morning, and was asked if I had an appointment, which I didn't, but the girl checked the book and fit me in anyway. I was actually looking for an ivory bridesmaid dress for my wedding gown. I found the perfect one at AniA, and at a very reasonable price. The staff made it feel like a special experience, not the McDonalds experience of other shops. Later, I had a difficulty with the veil I had purchased from a different retailer. I asked one of the girls as Ania for help, and she actually showed me the correct way to pin it -- believe me, this absolutely made the wedding outfit. I also used the taylor they recommended, who was fabulous, and did a perfect job, really reasonably priced. I don't know what happened with the negative reviews I see on here, but I was in there several times for fittings/pickup etc and every time the staff were great. Brides, when you've tired of the other c*** on the market, go here and get the real thing!

Pros: Luxurious shop. Nice, knowledgable sales people

Cons: Parking in Portland, what can you say

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My wedding was this summer and I bought a dress from Tres Fabu before I read all the terrible reviews. Fortunately,it was off-the-rack but they were holding it for me at the store. As soon as I saw the newscast on Tres Fabu,I picked up my dress immediately(I didn't need them loaning my dress out to another bride-seriously, it happened to another bride). I didn't want to give them more money, so I took my dress to a different store to buy my undergarments and petticoat. Come to find out that the dress they sold me,that I had tried on twice,on different days and with different salespeople,was TOO SHORT FOR ME! Look,its the first time I've been married. How am I supposed to know it should barely skim the ground and not be 3 inches above it? I left the store in tears because it was only 3 mo now to my wedding and thought there was no way I could get a new dress in time. \r
The next day,I took my dress into Ania Bridal to see what they thought. I read such great reviews on citysearch I thought they would be a reliable opinion. Helena listened to my story and her first reaction wasn't ""let me sell you another dress"" it was ""maybe we can fix this dress for you"". How classy is that? I bring a dress in, not even bought at her store, and her first reaction is to help me,not sell me something. That was huge! After about 30-45 minutes of discussing different ways to make this dress work, I determined I just needed a new dress...this one wasn't going to work for me. After that we started going through the dresses, she helped me try on nearly every dress in the store. I bet I was in there for at least a couple hours. I found a great one and even went back another day to try it on again before I bought it and they never once made me feel like I was taking too much of their time. Helena kept me updated on the progress of the dress order until it arrived at the store. My dress even came in with time to get alterations. I wish more wedding vendors were as reliable as Ania!! Thank you!

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★★★★★

My wedding was this summer and I bought a dress from Tres Fabu before I read all the terrible reviews. Fortunately,it was off-the-rack but they were holding it for me at the store. As soon as I saw the newscast on Tres Fabu,I picked up my dress immediately(I didn't need them loaning my dress out to another bride-seriously, it happened to another bride). I didn't want to give them more money, so I took my dress to a different store to buy my undergarments and petticoat. Come to find out that the dress they sold me,that I had tried on twice,on different days and with different salespeople,was TOO SHORT FOR ME! Look,its the first time I've been married. How am I supposed to know it should barely skim the ground and not be 3 inches above it? I left the store in tears because it was only 3 mo now to my wedding and thought there was no way I could get a new dress in time. \r
The next day,I took my dress into Ania Bridal to see what they thought. I read such great reviews on citysearch I thought they would be a reliable opinion. Helena listened to my story and her first reaction wasn't ""let me sell you another dress"" it was ""maybe we can fix this dress for you"". How classy is that? I bring a dress in, not even bought at her store, and her first reaction is to help me,not sell me something. That was huge! After about 30-45 minutes of discussing different ways to make this dress work, I determined I just needed a new dress...this one wasn't going to work for me. After that we started going through the dresses, she helped me try on nearly every dress in the store. I bet I was in there for at least a couple hours. I found a great one and even went back another day to try it on again before I bought it and they never once made me feel like I was taking too much of their time. Helena kept me updated on the progress of the dress order until it arrived at the store. My dress even came in with time to get alterations. I wish more wedding vendors were as reliable as Ania!! Thank you!

Pros: patient with their customers, RELIABLE, not just there for a sale

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I created this account for the sole purpose of writing this review. The attitude of the staff of Ania Collection is beyond reprehensible. I am truly appauled at their behavior.\r
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My daughter and I visited this store just days ago, and I can say with an absolute degree of certainty that we will NEVER be back. The employees are rude, classless, and should be working at the DMV instead of a bridal shop. (No offense to DMV employees, who are certainly more attentive than these ""girls""). \r
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After seeing their ""dressing rooms"" , my daughter and I were not comfortable with her undressing at this store. Their ""dressing rooms"" basically consist of a hospital-style shower curtain pulled around you in the middle of an open area. The ""reveal"" of the bride is done to expose her to an entire city street!\r
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In general, this place is not worth your time. There are other places that have better service and real, private dressing rooms. ""AniA"" is not one of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I created this account for the sole purpose of writing this review. The attitude of the staff of Ania Collection is beyond reprehensible. I am truly appauled at their behavior.\r
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My daughter and I visited this store just days ago, and I can say with an absolute degree of certainty that we will NEVER be back. The employees are rude, classless, and should be working at the DMV instead of a bridal shop. (No offense to DMV employees, who are certainly more attentive than these ""girls""). \r
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After seeing their ""dressing rooms"" , my daughter and I were not comfortable with her undressing at this store. Their ""dressing rooms"" basically consist of a hospital-style shower curtain pulled around you in the middle of an open area. The ""reveal"" of the bride is done to expose her to an entire city street!\r
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In general, this place is not worth your time. There are other places that have better service and real, private dressing rooms. ""AniA"" is not one of them.

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Ania Collection is an amazing salon. I am a California bride. I unfortunately was not able to travel to Portland to purchase my dress, but I took care of everything via telephone. \r
Helena helped me through the whole process. She was so sweet, kind and patient. She was always happy to answer any of my questions and wipe away any of my concerns. I cannot say enough good things about her and her customer service skills.\r
I give Ania Collection 10 stars. I LOVE them. I recommend them to any and all brides and bridal parties. You will not be disappointed. :0)

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★★★★★

Ania Collection is an amazing salon. I am a California bride. I unfortunately was not able to travel to Portland to purchase my dress, but I took care of everything via telephone. \r
Helena helped me through the whole process. She was so sweet, kind and patient. She was always happy to answer any of my questions and wipe away any of my concerns. I cannot say enough good things about her and her customer service skills.\r
I give Ania Collection 10 stars. I LOVE them. I recommend them to any and all brides and bridal parties. You will not be disappointed. :0)

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This place is hideously over-priced and lacks any commitment to customer service or satisfaction. They came across as ""trying to make a buck at ANY cost"" EVERY time I had to talk to them on the phone. They made it extremely hard for me to do business with them as an out-of-town bridesmaid for a wedding I was in. You'd think that they could possibly pony-up for shipping my bridesmaid dress to me after I spent over $300.00...but no. It is completely unfortunate that you are a beholden audience to the bridal industry and this shop knows it. They will do anything to clean out your wallet. Additionally, when I phoned in for various questions and scheduling, I always received a different answer from each person I talked to. This is extremely unprofessional. They can't even get their facts straight. This place is an utter disaster to deal with. I do NOT recommend them.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is hideously over-priced and lacks any commitment to customer service or satisfaction. They came across as ""trying to make a buck at ANY cost"" EVERY time I had to talk to them on the phone. They made it extremely hard for me to do business with them as an out-of-town bridesmaid for a wedding I was in. You'd think that they could possibly pony-up for shipping my bridesmaid dress to me after I spent over $300.00...but no. It is completely unfortunate that you are a beholden audience to the bridal industry and this shop knows it. They will do anything to clean out your wallet. Additionally, when I phoned in for various questions and scheduling, I always received a different answer from each person I talked to. This is extremely unprofessional. They can't even get their facts straight. This place is an utter disaster to deal with. I do NOT recommend them.

Pros: The dress is beautiful, but then again it better be seeing as it costs an arm & a leg

Cons: over-priced, terrible service, rude, rigid, unknowledgable...the list goes on!

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Too frequently, shopping for a bridal gown carries all the joys of a root canal; a tedious and painful procedure performed in an un-empathetic atmosphere run by professionals profiting from an exclusive market. Whatever happened to those dreamy, exciting gown-shopping montages girls imagine in childhood? We all know that it?s never going to be ?perfect,? but does that mean a bride has to put up with rude treatment and dishonesty? I should think not. ANiA?s provides a welcomed alternative: good service, great dresses, and straightforward business practices.\r
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A writer and recent graduate in southern Oregon, I was determined to make the most of my gown-scavenging trips to Portland. I went during a trunk show?which usually means poor, rushed service. My experience, however, could not have been better. \r
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The staff is friendly and familiar with their inventory . Within minutes Megan had pulled a generous number of gowns for me, and I found the gown of my dreams without pressure or sales pitches.\r
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I was impressed by the associates; they didn?t ignore if they were not your assigned associate. I was also the type of customer that tends to annoy and aggravate?I went in worried and paranoid because of a wedding dress fiasco my sister had gone through a year earlier at a different dress store. \r
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My sister found the wedding dress of her dreams at a shop that was anything BUT ?Fabu.? The experience was a disaster. Even though she ordered her gown a year ahead of time, we almost didn?t receive it. The owner swore the gown was on its way?on the rare occasions she bothered to return calls. Only after directly contacting the manufacturer did she receive the dress.\r
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When shopping, finding the dress is only half of the battle, and the only part of the process you can control. Read store reviews and do your research. Bottom line, I went into ANiA?s paranoid, hesitant, and bitter, but came out ecstatic about my purchase, their shop, and the experience. ANiA?s is a safe bet.

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★★★★★

Too frequently, shopping for a bridal gown carries all the joys of a root canal; a tedious and painful procedure performed in an un-empathetic atmosphere run by professionals profiting from an exclusive market. Whatever happened to those dreamy, exciting gown-shopping montages girls imagine in childhood? We all know that it?s never going to be ?perfect,? but does that mean a bride has to put up with rude treatment and dishonesty? I should think not. ANiA?s provides a welcomed alternative: good service, great dresses, and straightforward business practices.\r
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A writer and recent graduate in southern Oregon, I was determined to make the most of my gown-scavenging trips to Portland. I went during a trunk show?which usually means poor, rushed service. My experience, however, could not have been better. \r
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The staff is friendly and familiar with their inventory . Within minutes Megan had pulled a generous number of gowns for me, and I found the gown of my dreams without pressure or sales pitches.\r
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I was impressed by the associates; they didn?t ignore if they were not your assigned associate. I was also the type of customer that tends to annoy and aggravate?I went in worried and paranoid because of a wedding dress fiasco my sister had gone through a year earlier at a different dress store. \r
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My sister found the wedding dress of her dreams at a shop that was anything BUT ?Fabu.? The experience was a disaster. Even though she ordered her gown a year ahead of time, we almost didn?t receive it. The owner swore the gown was on its way?on the rare occasions she bothered to return calls. Only after directly contacting the manufacturer did she receive the dress.\r
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When shopping, finding the dress is only half of the battle, and the only part of the process you can control. Read store reviews and do your research. Bottom line, I went into ANiA?s paranoid, hesitant, and bitter, but came out ecstatic about my purchase, their shop, and the experience. ANiA?s is a safe bet.

Pros: Beautiful Dresses, great service.

Cons: Some dresses fairly expensive.

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AniA is wonderful. I went to try on bridemaids dresses, the same weekend as the Mika Inatome bridal trunk show. It was very busy. Rachel helped us out that day and she was wonderful! \r
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We probably tried on 30 dresses. Rachel was very knowledgable and friendly. She talked about all the options with each of the dresses in terms of fabric and color. It was great. We have 7 bridesmaids in the wedding and Rachel was able to help us select a dress that would be flattering on all of us. It was a wonderful experience.

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★★★★★

AniA is wonderful. I went to try on bridemaids dresses, the same weekend as the Mika Inatome bridal trunk show. It was very busy. Rachel helped us out that day and she was wonderful! \r
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We probably tried on 30 dresses. Rachel was very knowledgable and friendly. She talked about all the options with each of the dresses in terms of fabric and color. It was great. We have 7 bridesmaids in the wedding and Rachel was able to help us select a dress that would be flattering on all of us. It was a wonderful experience.

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BEST BRIDAL SHOP OUT OF 8 I WENT TO IN PORTLAND METRO AREA! I have been to 8 different bridal shops from couture shops to basic wedding and formal places and this by far was th best experience! \r
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I walked in and was overwhelmed with all of their dresses, the sales lady asked me what I was looking for, my budget etc. She pointed me to a few different racks for me to look through and I ended up collecting 13 dresses to try on! She brought them all into the perfectly size dressing room and we tried each one on. She never pushed a design I didn't like or a dress out of my price range, my budget was $1000, so when she brought me a couture gown (""last seasons"" design, even though you couldn't tell!) It was perfect! I got it for $700! \r
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She was really kind and really listened to what I wanted and what I was looking for. She brought over accessories just so I could see about how the whole thing would look with a veil etc but didn't even ask me to buy those things! She just wanted me to feel how I would on my wedding day! She was great!\r
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Highly recommended and great prices on beautiful gowns! they have things for everyone's budget, just be honest with them and they would be happy to find you that perfect gown!\r
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Soon-to-be Mrs. Didriksen :)

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★★★★★

BEST BRIDAL SHOP OUT OF 8 I WENT TO IN PORTLAND METRO AREA! I have been to 8 different bridal shops from couture shops to basic wedding and formal places and this by far was th best experience! \r
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I walked in and was overwhelmed with all of their dresses, the sales lady asked me what I was looking for, my budget etc. She pointed me to a few different racks for me to look through and I ended up collecting 13 dresses to try on! She brought them all into the perfectly size dressing room and we tried each one on. She never pushed a design I didn't like or a dress out of my price range, my budget was $1000, so when she brought me a couture gown (""last seasons"" design, even though you couldn't tell!) It was perfect! I got it for $700! \r
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She was really kind and really listened to what I wanted and what I was looking for. She brought over accessories just so I could see about how the whole thing would look with a veil etc but didn't even ask me to buy those things! She just wanted me to feel how I would on my wedding day! She was great!\r
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Highly recommended and great prices on beautiful gowns! they have things for everyone's budget, just be honest with them and they would be happy to find you that perfect gown!\r
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Soon-to-be Mrs. Didriksen :)

Pros: They listen to your wants and needs!

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I had very a pleasant experience during my visits at AniA Collection. The staff (especially Josie) is very friendly, helpful, and willing to squeeze you in at a moments notice (though I would suggest making an appointment out of courtesy). Their bridal gowns, though a little more expensive than other stores, are gorgeous and unique. They also carry the most beautiful bridesmaid dresses in town.

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★★★★★

I had very a pleasant experience during my visits at AniA Collection. The staff (especially Josie) is very friendly, helpful, and willing to squeeze you in at a moments notice (though I would suggest making an appointment out of courtesy). Their bridal gowns, though a little more expensive than other stores, are gorgeous and unique. They also carry the most beautiful bridesmaid dresses in town.

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....Because I have nothing to say except great things about AniA's. My appointment was during the week and not only did my saleswoman help me find my absolute dream gown, she then took the time to help me find my bridesmaids' dresses and all my accessories. The store is beautiful, the girl who helped me was professional, extremely knowledgeable, and by the end of my appointment, someone I felt completely comfortable with. I would really recommend going during the week...I stopped by on a Saturday and all the salespeople were busy with people who did have appointments so make an appointment or go on a Wednesday in the middle of the day. The dresses in the store are by far the most beautiful I've seen in Portland and the employees are very lovely and accomadating. If you want a really memorable experience when you pick out your wedding gown (great customer service, beautiful gowns, and a relaxed environment), go to AniA's!

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★★★★★

....Because I have nothing to say except great things about AniA's. My appointment was during the week and not only did my saleswoman help me find my absolute dream gown, she then took the time to help me find my bridesmaids' dresses and all my accessories. The store is beautiful, the girl who helped me was professional, extremely knowledgeable, and by the end of my appointment, someone I felt completely comfortable with. I would really recommend going during the week...I stopped by on a Saturday and all the salespeople were busy with people who did have appointments so make an appointment or go on a Wednesday in the middle of the day. The dresses in the store are by far the most beautiful I've seen in Portland and the employees are very lovely and accomadating. If you want a really memorable experience when you pick out your wedding gown (great customer service, beautiful gowns, and a relaxed environment), go to AniA's!

Pros: Fantastic customer service, beautiful gowns

Cons: Slightly more expensive dresses (but worth it)

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If you want to be helped by an inexperienced anorectic teenager who makes comments about how you really do have a whole 10 months to lose weight for your wedding while she helps you into a dress, rolls her eyes when you walk in without an appointment and then directs you to a book without actually allowing me to look at any of the dresses, then this is the salon for you. The moment I walked into the store, I was asked, where have I looked for dresses? What was my budget? Did I have an appointment? My sales-child kindly pointed to a book on the table and told me that maybe I could afford something in that book since my budget was ""only $1000"". I had the pleasure of overhearing the saleswomen complain about how I didn't have an appointment and how could I just walk in. There was one other customer in the store who was being helped, and at least 3 sales people standing around. Apparently, they did not want to sell dresses because none of them felt like helping me despite not having other women (with appointments). These women were rude, unprofessional, and not worth the time it takes to find parking.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to be helped by an inexperienced anorectic teenager who makes comments about how you really do have a whole 10 months to lose weight for your wedding while she helps you into a dress, rolls her eyes when you walk in without an appointment and then directs you to a book without actually allowing me to look at any of the dresses, then this is the salon for you. The moment I walked into the store, I was asked, where have I looked for dresses? What was my budget? Did I have an appointment? My sales-child kindly pointed to a book on the table and told me that maybe I could afford something in that book since my budget was ""only $1000"". I had the pleasure of overhearing the saleswomen complain about how I didn't have an appointment and how could I just walk in. There was one other customer in the store who was being helped, and at least 3 sales people standing around. Apparently, they did not want to sell dresses because none of them felt like helping me despite not having other women (with appointments). These women were rude, unprofessional, and not worth the time it takes to find parking.

Pros: I know what bad service is.

Cons: Waste of an hour on a saturday, overpriced dresses, snooty saleswomen.

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Things must have dramatically changed in the past couple months...because I had a VERY positive experience when I went in Nov 2006. I went in hopes of trying on one particular designer's bridal gown and expecting the less than desirable service, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I had a mid-week appointment, so the store was not busy - which seems to make a difference in all bridal stores. The woman who helped me was friendly, approachable, and more than helpful. She encouraged me to I try on many dresses, and even brought me a couple of dresses similar in style to the others I liked. They even let me look through the racks (a rarity in high-end bridal shops). Even though I decided to have a vintage family gown altered for my wedding, I would highly recommend AniA's to any of my friends. If you have ample room in your budget - AniA's has a phenomenal collection.

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★★★★★

Things must have dramatically changed in the past couple months...because I had a VERY positive experience when I went in Nov 2006. I went in hopes of trying on one particular designer's bridal gown and expecting the less than desirable service, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I had a mid-week appointment, so the store was not busy - which seems to make a difference in all bridal stores. The woman who helped me was friendly, approachable, and more than helpful. She encouraged me to I try on many dresses, and even brought me a couple of dresses similar in style to the others I liked. They even let me look through the racks (a rarity in high-end bridal shops). Even though I decided to have a vintage family gown altered for my wedding, I would highly recommend AniA's to any of my friends. If you have ample room in your budget - AniA's has a phenomenal collection.

Pros: Beautiful collection, High-end & hard to find designers

Cons: Must park on street or in parking garage

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This is a horriby unprofessional bridal shop. The consultant that worked with me did not use any clips on the dresses I tried on so I couldn't tell if anything would look right in my size or not. They did not offer me a strapless bra so my bra was hanging out of every dress I put on. After choosing a few dresses from a catalog (they won't even let you look through the rack), I was told that four dresses was enough to try on during my appt. The dressing rooms consist of curtains pulled around you and offer almost no privacy. I can not even believe I wasted my time in this shop!

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★☆☆☆☆

This is a horriby unprofessional bridal shop. The consultant that worked with me did not use any clips on the dresses I tried on so I couldn't tell if anything would look right in my size or not. They did not offer me a strapless bra so my bra was hanging out of every dress I put on. After choosing a few dresses from a catalog (they won't even let you look through the rack), I was told that four dresses was enough to try on during my appt. The dressing rooms consist of curtains pulled around you and offer almost no privacy. I can not even believe I wasted my time in this shop!

Cons: rude consultants, poor selection, no privacy

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This store carries some wonderful designers, but the employees are extremely unprofessional. The three young women that were in the store during my appointment were more concerned with comparing their heights with one another than assisting me during my appointment. They don't allow you to look through the dresses and tell you a certain number that you are allowed to try on (6). They hand you this book to flip through and then go back to socializing with one another. Obviously they are not trained in the likes of customer service. If I were the owner of this store, I would hire a new, older and more professional staff that isn't comprised of caddy young girls.

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★☆☆☆☆

This store carries some wonderful designers, but the employees are extremely unprofessional. The three young women that were in the store during my appointment were more concerned with comparing their heights with one another than assisting me during my appointment. They don't allow you to look through the dresses and tell you a certain number that you are allowed to try on (6). They hand you this book to flip through and then go back to socializing with one another. Obviously they are not trained in the likes of customer service. If I were the owner of this store, I would hire a new, older and more professional staff that isn't comprised of caddy young girls.

Cons: unprofessional, inexperienced, immature

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I recently visited the Ani A store and had a wonderful time. The salesperson was very helpful and attentive. I especially liked the fact that you can browse through a notebook of all the dresses that they carry. Also they carry dresses by some great designers, like Lee Ann Belter, who makes fabulous dresses. They were not at all snobby, and I throughly enjoyed my appointment with them!

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★★★★☆

I recently visited the Ani A store and had a wonderful time. The salesperson was very helpful and attentive. I especially liked the fact that you can browse through a notebook of all the dresses that they carry. Also they carry dresses by some great designers, like Lee Ann Belter, who makes fabulous dresses. They were not at all snobby, and I throughly enjoyed my appointment with them!

 

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