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Alexa Bridal Couture Atelier

Yonkers , NY

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1900 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY US 10710

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914-395-1900

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kate234
Wedding:
12/29/2014
1.0/5.0
WARNING!!!!! New Info - Same Disasters!!! http://www.my-belle.vpweb.com/ 769 Yonkers Avenue Yonkers, NY 10704 914-395-1900 main 914-395-1901 fax Formerly Alexa Bridal 1900 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10710-2901 (914) 395-1900
WARNING!!!!! New Info - Same Disasters!!! http://www.my-belle.vpweb.com/ 769 Yonkers Avenue Yonkers, NY 10704 914-395-1900 Read more...
WARNING!!!!! New Info - Same Disasters!!! http://www.my-belle.vpweb.com/ 769 Yonkers Avenue Yonkers, NY 10704 914-395-1900 main 914-395-1901 fax Formerly Alexa Bridal 1900 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10710-2901 (914) 395-1900 Read less
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MrsB.
Wedding:
7/17/2010
1.0/5.0
MICHELLE MEARS LEE LENA MICHELE GARRIOLA MICHELINA GARRIOLA SHE IS THE SAME PERSON AND SHE IS A COMPLETE CON ARTIST! I PAID $1450 FOR A CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN! SHE GIVES HER BRIDES THE FLOOR SAMPLE!!!!! SHE WONT RETURN MY PHONE CALLS AND SHE WONT RETURN MY MONEY!!! SHES A LIAR! SHE IS SELLING PROM DRESSES WHICH MEANS SHE IS CONNING YOUNG GIRLS TOO! I HAVE A WHOLE LOT MORE INFO ON HER AND I HAVE HER BEING INVESTIGATED... SHE CONNED THE WRONG BRIDE. ;D JUST IN CASE YOU'RE NOT SURE WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT... THIS IS HER.... http://i43.tinypic.com/15zh9h3.jpg ******WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING****** MICHELLE MEARS HAS OPENED A NEW STORE IN THE BRONX!!! Lily Fleur Bridal 3188 Philip Ave Bronx, NY 10465 Phone: (347) 851-4591 and things have finally hit the fan! ch2 news as well as ch12 news has picked up the story and here it is! theres a video attached on the side showing Michelle lying through her teeth! http://wcbstv.com/local/wedding.dress.lily.2.1828190.html#addComments if you have been scammed, contact me at iheartjasmin@yahoo.com and i will connect you to those who are helping me and other countless brides!
MICHELLE MEARS LEE LENA MICHELE GARRIOLA MICHELINA GARRIOLA SHE IS THE SAME PERSON AND SHE IS A COMPLETE CON ARTIST! I Read more...
MICHELLE MEARS LEE LENA MICHELE GARRIOLA MICHELINA GARRIOLA SHE IS THE SAME PERSON AND SHE IS A COMPLETE CON ARTIST! I PAID $1450 FOR A CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN! SHE GIVES HER BRIDES THE FLOOR SAMPLE!!!!! SHE WONT RETURN MY PHONE CALLS AND SHE WONT RETURN MY MONEY!!! SHES A LIAR! SHE IS SELLING PROM DRESSES WHICH MEANS SHE IS CONNING YOUNG GIRLS TOO! I HAVE A WHOLE LOT MORE INFO ON HER AND I HAVE HER BEING INVESTIGATED... SHE CONNED THE WRONG BRIDE. ;D JUST IN CASE YOU'RE NOT SURE WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT... THIS IS HER.... http://i43.tinypic.com/15zh9h3.jpg ******WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING****** MICHELLE MEARS HAS OPENED A NEW STORE IN THE BRONX!!! Lily Fleur Bridal 3188 Philip Ave Bronx, NY 10465 Phone: (347) 851-4591 and things have finally hit the fan! ch2 news as well as ch12 news has picked up the story and here it is! theres a video attached on the side showing Michelle lying through her teeth! http://wcbstv.com/local/wedding.dress.lily.2.1828190.html#addComments if you have been scammed, contact me at iheartjasmin@yahoo.com and i will connect you to those who are helping me and other countless brides! Read less
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laurenlulu84
Wedding:
9/26/2009
1.0/5.0
A very angry bride and many others out there in your area and around the country!! I had been looking to find a wedding gown. I had found heard that there were great stores in New York that had carried beautiful wedding gowns so I thought it was worth a trip down there to get something very special!! And that special store was thought to be Le Bella Couture Atelier of Dobs Ferry . I had called the owner Michelle M Mears and she convinced me to come to her store with her kind act she had assured me that no one else had carried what she had in her store and she said that she was a designer, all of her dresses were custom made. I travelled and spent allot of money to come down to her store to meet her . I went to the store and found a dress that I loved. She had informed me that it was her own design and it was a one of a kind.At first when I got there I was surprised that the store was SO UGLY and trashy it looked like a consignment store but she assured me she had just ''moved in there'' Undoubtedly I believed her because the price was pretty hefty. She had told me that she needed 2500 now and 2400 later when the dress was finished . This was on May 08. After her letting me know that the dress would not be available the next day because of high demand. I was nervous about not being able to get it and went ahead and had paid the deposit with my Master card. Everything seemed very normal we filled out some papers and did some measurements too .I made her sign the contract stating my dress would be done in 14 weeks and then the deal was done I left thinking I was happy and was going to receive a dress.Michelle made me give her the deposit right there on the spot before I left , signed some papers and then left. I got on the plane feeling a little nervous but O.K and left the town. Michelle reassured me that she had clients from California that she had BI weekly meeting so I thought it would be fine. She even talked to my fiance on the phone and convinced him. She was such a great liar that he went along with it also. I am a Canadian and obliviously she thought I was a complete idiot and she thought she would never have to see me again and she cold pull the scam off. Duh it only cost 10 bucks and 1 hour to come to New York!!! Since the visit I had E mailed her numerous times and I had called everyday. I also left many messages on her phone. I tried calling her because I was wondering why she was not calling me for the other deposit of 2500. So after trying to call her again I started getting worried, After I did a little online research with the Better Business Bureau and found hat she had 12 disputes I didnt know if that was normal so I checked out other bridal stores and they had 0 complaints. Then I looked at another website that had reviews and found to least 30 horror stories about people being scammed. After all the research and to make matters worse I found that she had lied and the dress she had ordered that she said was her own creation was actually from a company that had made the dresses Michelle had ripped the tags out of my dress and had claimed that is was a one of a kind. I found out the dress only cost 1000 and she is trying to charge me 5000. Another disturbing fact is that I also found out that Michelle had moved location and packed up and left changed names and didn't bother to call to let me know she had moved? I frantically searched all over the net for her and finally found her new Website and store location now called Alexia Bridal Couture Atelier in Yonkers. She had not even called me and let me know that she had moved. Michelle had promised bi- weekly meetings on the phone. She still has not called me. So when finally got a hold of her by calling her appointment line with a private number, a woman picked up and I started crying. The woman said that Michelle and the others do not work there anymore and she does not deal with them. She said the bad reviews were other bridal stores writing blogs and none of them were true and that they were jealous. So she said she would find my order and call me back. I hung up and didnt really believe the story so I called back and asked for Michelle in a different voice and to no surprise the worker said oh one minute!!! I had caught her in a lie!!! Michelle is still the owner and no one took them over. I started crying to Michelle because I was feeling scammed. She hung up on me and I proceeded to call back several hundred times until the worker picked up and she said Michelle ran out of the store. My dress was to be done in October and I still have not received any phone calls or E mails. After realizing I had been scammed of my deposit of 2500 I said to myself she was not worth the trouble and was willing to loose the 2500 she knew the scam because she did not call me in 125 days according to mastercard if you do not dispute within 125 days you cannot get your money back!!!!! I was very upset but we decided it was not worth our sanity!!! Shockingly I0 days later I was surprised to find that Michelle M. Mears had STOLEN my Master Card number and unlawfully charged $4000.00 USD without permission or cause. Michelle had just crossed the line now and had committed credit card FRAUD! Now we are disputing the case with MasterCard and I am in the process of pressing charges against her also getting a very expensive lawyer!!. This is very said because this woman has preyed on countless venerable women.Also this is not just Michelle it is also the workers because they are in on the scam too!!! In all of this so far I have lost 7000 due to this fraud. The womans name is Michelle M Mears but she also goes by the name Lena or Lee. She pretends that Michelle herself does not work there anymore... I have a very disturbing website for you to check out to see all the unlucky ladies such as myself. I just want the public to know about her and to protect themselves from such a terrible person, thief and scam artist. I have sent my story to many newspapers and TV news around the country and the area until she is stopped. And some people are already E mailing me back about my story!! We need our voices to be heard!!! How she is still in business baffles me???? Anyone that can help with the case please contact me ASAP Here is a website that everyone needs to complain to get anything action done for your complaints!!! Better Business Bureau complaints http://search.newyork.bbb.org/reports.aspx?pid=44&page=1&id=91794 Angry Bride
A very angry bride and many others out there in your area and around the country!! I had been looking to find a wedding Read more...
A very angry bride and many others out there in your area and around the country!! I had been looking to find a wedding gown. I had found heard that there were great stores in New York that had carried beautiful wedding gowns so I thought it was worth a trip down there to get something very special!! And that special store was thought to be Le Bella Couture Atelier of Dobs Ferry . I had called the owner Michelle M Mears and she convinced me to come to her store with her kind act she had assured me that no one else had carried what she had in her store and she said that she was a designer, all of her dresses were custom made. I travelled and spent allot of money to come down to her store to meet her . I went to the store and found a dress that I loved. She had informed me that it was her own design and it was a one of a kind.At first when I got there I was surprised that the store was SO UGLY and trashy it looked like a consignment store but she assured me she had just ''moved in there'' Undoubtedly I believed her because the price was pretty hefty. She had told me that she needed 2500 now and 2400 later when the dress was finished . This was on May 08. After her letting me know that the dress would not be available the next day because of high demand. I was nervous about not being able to get it and went ahead and had paid the deposit with my Master card. Everything seemed very normal we filled out some papers and did some measurements too .I made her sign the contract stating my dress would be done in 14 weeks and then the deal was done I left thinking I was happy and was going to receive a dress.Michelle made me give her the deposit right there on the spot before I left , signed some papers and then left. I got on the plane feeling a little nervous but O.K and left the town. Michelle reassured me that she had clients from California that she had BI weekly meeting so I thought it would be fine. She even talked to my fiance on the phone and convinced him. She was such a great liar that he went along with it also. I am a Canadian and obliviously she thought I was a complete idiot and she thought she would never have to see me again and she cold pull the scam off. Duh it only cost 10 bucks and 1 hour to come to New York!!! Since the visit I had E mailed her numerous times and I had called everyday. I also left many messages on her phone. I tried calling her because I was wondering why she was not calling me for the other deposit of 2500. So after trying to call her again I started getting worried, After I did a little online research with the Better Business Bureau and found hat she had 12 disputes I didnt know if that was normal so I checked out other bridal stores and they had 0 complaints. Then I looked at another website that had reviews and found to least 30 horror stories about people being scammed. After all the research and to make matters worse I found that she had lied and the dress she had ordered that she said was her own creation was actually from a company that had made the dresses Michelle had ripped the tags out of my dress and had claimed that is was a one of a kind. I found out the dress only cost 1000 and she is trying to charge me 5000. Another disturbing fact is that I also found out that Michelle had moved location and packed up and left changed names and didn't bother to call to let me know she had moved? I frantically searched all over the net for her and finally found her new Website and store location now called Alexia Bridal Couture Atelier in Yonkers. She had not even called me and let me know that she had moved. Michelle had promised bi- weekly meetings on the phone. She still has not called me. So when finally got a hold of her by calling her appointment line with a private number, a woman picked up and I started crying. The woman said that Michelle and the others do not work there anymore and she does not deal with them. She said the bad reviews were other bridal stores writing blogs and none of them were true and that they were jealous. So she said she would find my order and call me back. I hung up and didnt really believe the story so I called back and asked for Michelle in a different voice and to no surprise the worker said oh one minute!!! I had caught her in a lie!!! Michelle is still the owner and no one took them over. I started crying to Michelle because I was feeling scammed. She hung up on me and I proceeded to call back several hundred times until the worker picked up and she said Michelle ran out of the store. My dress was to be done in October and I still have not received any phone calls or E mails. After realizing I had been scammed of my deposit of 2500 I said to myself she was not worth the trouble and was willing to loose the 2500 she knew the scam because she did not call me in 125 days according to mastercard if you do not dispute within 125 days you cannot get your money back!!!!! I was very upset but we decided it was not worth our sanity!!! Shockingly I0 days later I was surprised to find that Michelle M. Mears had STOLEN my Master Card number and unlawfully charged $4000.00 USD without permission or cause. Michelle had just crossed the line now and had committed credit card FRAUD! Now we are disputing the case with MasterCard and I am in the process of pressing charges against her also getting a very expensive lawyer!!. This is very said because this woman has preyed on countless venerable women.Also this is not just Michelle it is also the workers because they are in on the scam too!!! In all of this so far I have lost 7000 due to this fraud. The womans name is Michelle M Mears but she also goes by the name Lena or Lee. She pretends that Michelle herself does not work there anymore... I have a very disturbing website for you to check out to see all the unlucky ladies such as myself. I just want the public to know about her and to protect themselves from such a terrible person, thief and scam artist. I have sent my story to many newspapers and TV news around the country and the area until she is stopped. And some people are already E mailing me back about my story!! We need our voices to be heard!!! How she is still in business baffles me???? Anyone that can help with the case please contact me ASAP Here is a website that everyone needs to complain to get anything action done for your complaints!!! Better Business Bureau complaints http://search.newyork.bbb.org/reports.aspx?pid=44&page=1&id=91794 Angry Bride Read less
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Princess1114
Wedding:
6/29/2009
1.0/5.0
Michelle has moved and changed the name of the store again. Now its -My Belle Boutique and its on Yonkers Ave. How can she keep getting away with being a scam artist.
Michelle has moved and changed the name of the store again. Now its -My Belle Boutique and its on Yonkers Ave. How can she Read more...
Michelle has moved and changed the name of the store again. Now its -My Belle Boutique and its on Yonkers Ave. How can she keep getting away with being a scam artist. Read less
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mmmlicious
Wedding:
4/20/2009
1.0/5.0
I'm just here to reiterate what every comment before mine said! ATTENTION ALL BRIDES!!!!!! STAY CLEAR OF LA BELLA COUTURE ATELIER AKA ALEXA BRIDAL COUTURE ATELIER. OWNER NAME: MICHELLE MEARS (if you can ever find her in the store). She treats customers, employees, peers, higher ups with no respect what-so-ever. I've heard complaints about her from many other women. Went around with my friend for her wedding and none of the vendors had anything good to say about her...from the florist to the limo service. Nothing nice was ever said about MICHELLE MEARS (AS I KNEW HER). And I rated one star just cause you have to rate. I'd actually go for none. Just be forewarned ladies. If you choose to get your dress from her, then you choose to maybe being without a dress on your wedding day. Don't let her get to you. She'll make everything sound like it's your fault. She fakes illnesses and gets irate for no reason making herself appear like a lunatic. SHE'S A LOSER!!!!!! She doesn't sell one of a kind dresses. I know for a fact that she's even try to sell a gown that was used to model at bridal shows. A reliable, close friend relayed this information to me. Heed my warning ladies!!!!! A David's Bridal dress can make your day just as happy....POSSIBLY EVEN HAPPIER than having to be scammed by such a despicable person.
I'm just here to reiterate what every comment before mine said! ATTENTION ALL BRIDES!!!!!! STAY CLEAR OF LA BELLA COUTURE Read more...
I'm just here to reiterate what every comment before mine said! ATTENTION ALL BRIDES!!!!!! STAY CLEAR OF LA BELLA COUTURE ATELIER AKA ALEXA BRIDAL COUTURE ATELIER. OWNER NAME: MICHELLE MEARS (if you can ever find her in the store). She treats customers, employees, peers, higher ups with no respect what-so-ever. I've heard complaints about her from many other women. Went around with my friend for her wedding and none of the vendors had anything good to say about her...from the florist to the limo service. Nothing nice was ever said about MICHELLE MEARS (AS I KNEW HER). And I rated one star just cause you have to rate. I'd actually go for none. Just be forewarned ladies. If you choose to get your dress from her, then you choose to maybe being without a dress on your wedding day. Don't let her get to you. She'll make everything sound like it's your fault. She fakes illnesses and gets irate for no reason making herself appear like a lunatic. SHE'S A LOSER!!!!!! She doesn't sell one of a kind dresses. I know for a fact that she's even try to sell a gown that was used to model at bridal shows. A reliable, close friend relayed this information to me. Heed my warning ladies!!!!! A David's Bridal dress can make your day just as happy....POSSIBLY EVEN HAPPIER than having to be scammed by such a despicable person. Read less
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realdeal123
Wedding:
4/2/2009
1.0/5.0
Michelle always owned the store. She has written almost all the good reviews on this site. She moved her travelling scam to Yonkers Ave and calls it something like My Boutique. This is the third time she has moved. She tries to stay ahead of the people that she rips off. She is never in one location long enough to put up a sign. Ladies, if you want a dress go somewhere else. I am suing her for my deposit. I never received my dress. Davids Bridal was able to get me a dress in time for my wedding. It was not the dress I wanted, but it was better than nothing. She refused to take my calls. The children that work in the store are untrained. Stay away
Michelle always owned the store. She has written almost all the good reviews on this site. She moved her travelling scam Read more...
Michelle always owned the store. She has written almost all the good reviews on this site. She moved her travelling scam to Yonkers Ave and calls it something like My Boutique. This is the third time she has moved. She tries to stay ahead of the people that she rips off. She is never in one location long enough to put up a sign. Ladies, if you want a dress go somewhere else. I am suing her for my deposit. I never received my dress. Davids Bridal was able to get me a dress in time for my wedding. It was not the dress I wanted, but it was better than nothing. She refused to take my calls. The children that work in the store are untrained. Stay away Read less
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PegTurner
Wedding:
2/12/2009
1.0/5.0
I contracted with a bridal shop called Le Bella in Dobbs Ferry. They closed and I never got my dress. My father is a retired NYC detective. His old partner opened an agency. Here is what he found. Michelle Mears the owner of Le Bella opened a new store in Yonkers called Alexa Bridal. She runs scams and uses different aliases. She calls herself Lena, Lina, Lee, Mary Michelina, or Michelle. Mears is her maiden name. Garriola is her married name. She sometimes uses Gabriola too. She lives in Yonkers and the apartment lease is under the name Mary Mears. I have her address but I won't post it. You can find it. Check out: http://www.reunion.com/people-search-directory/L3/129117 I passed by the stor and she was inside. You can serve your subpenas to the store. She had to sign a lease.
I contracted with a bridal shop called Le Bella in Dobbs Ferry. They closed and I never got my dress. My father is a Read more...
I contracted with a bridal shop called Le Bella in Dobbs Ferry. They closed and I never got my dress. My father is a retired NYC detective. His old partner opened an agency. Here is what he found. Michelle Mears the owner of Le Bella opened a new store in Yonkers called Alexa Bridal. She runs scams and uses different aliases. She calls herself Lena, Lina, Lee, Mary Michelina, or Michelle. Mears is her maiden name. Garriola is her married name. She sometimes uses Gabriola too. She lives in Yonkers and the apartment lease is under the name Mary Mears. I have her address but I won't post it. You can find it. Check out: http://www.reunion.com/people-search-directory/L3/129117 I passed by the stor and she was inside. You can serve your subpenas to the store. She had to sign a lease. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
1/19/2009
5.0/5.0
The fact is that many whom made allegations against Michele L Mears Garriola were deposed by her lawyer, this Kevin Duffy in Connecticut and my friend was suppeona for this story that was about Michelle Mears , and many people and companies, including media are now being sued for slander, libel and character assignation. My friend was frustrated and admitted to jumping in this riot, just to get out of dress contract. The story is that another bride made this whole story and that it was a vendetta by the same bride whom worked at the Bronx Reporter, and channel 2 and other family in the media. This same bride made a blog to contact all these people and got the senator involved as when, before he was a senator represented this bride in a lawsuit for personal injury, my friend is a paralegal and her boss and firm found this out. Many think she will get tens of thousands of dollars if not millions for this mess. Project Wedding and other media websites are also being pursued for this mess as well, as a forum to post, A A man named Chris has been contacted and refuses to cooperate in this mess and also will be held personally liable for damages.
The fact is that many whom made allegations against Michele L Mears Garriola were deposed by her lawyer, this Kevin Duffy Read more...
The fact is that many whom made allegations against Michele L Mears Garriola were deposed by her lawyer, this Kevin Duffy in Connecticut and my friend was suppeona for this story that was about Michelle Mears , and many people and companies, including media are now being sued for slander, libel and character assignation. My friend was frustrated and admitted to jumping in this riot, just to get out of dress contract. The story is that another bride made this whole story and that it was a vendetta by the same bride whom worked at the Bronx Reporter, and channel 2 and other family in the media. This same bride made a blog to contact all these people and got the senator involved as when, before he was a senator represented this bride in a lawsuit for personal injury, my friend is a paralegal and her boss and firm found this out. Many think she will get tens of thousands of dollars if not millions for this mess. Project Wedding and other media websites are also being pursued for this mess as well, as a forum to post, A A man named Chris has been contacted and refuses to cooperate in this mess and also will be held personally liable for damages. Read less
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