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Amanda Archer Collection

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60607 US (map)

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415-341-6348

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Amanda Archer Collection is a women's wear clothing line using natural fabrics and trims, creating made-to-order designs in a modern, classic style with a twist of retro and a pinch of... Read more
Amanda Archer Collection is a women's wear clothing line using natural fabrics and trims, creating made-to-order designs in a modern, classic style with a twist of retro and a pinch of whimsy. Specializing in non-traditional weddings for both brides and bridesmaids as well as special occasion dresses for parties, holidays, graduation, office, etc.

Website: www.amandaarcher.com
Blog: http://www.independentdesigner.blogspot.com/
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Dress & Attire

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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Veils

REVIEWS

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Katie
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Amanda was a dream to work with and the dresses were amazing quality. Thank you so much Amanda!!!!
Amanda was a dream to work with and the dresses were amazing quality. Thank you so much Amanda!!!!
Amanda was a dream to work with and the dresses were amazing quality. Thank you so much Amanda!!!! Read less
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AllieM
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I had been searching far and wide for over a year to find the perfect wedding dress, and was so excited to come across Amanda Archer dresses! I'm a plus size bride so she was able to make a custom sized dress for me. The workmanship is beautiful and the dress fits me perfect! Amanda was very quick with replying to my questions and sent swatches and measurement instructions. She only accepts orders based off her collection of designs which was fine by me since she has a great selection to choose from. I recommend her to anyone wanting a custom made modern eco friendly dress. I can't wait until my wedding day to wear this lovely perfect dress!
I had been searching far and wide for over a year to find the perfect wedding dress, and was so excited to come across Read more...
I had been searching far and wide for over a year to find the perfect wedding dress, and was so excited to come across Amanda Archer dresses! I'm a plus size bride so she was able to make a custom sized dress for me. The workmanship is beautiful and the dress fits me perfect! Amanda was very quick with replying to my questions and sent swatches and measurement instructions. She only accepts orders based off her collection of designs which was fine by me since she has a great selection to choose from. I recommend her to anyone wanting a custom made modern eco friendly dress. I can't wait until my wedding day to wear this lovely perfect dress! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Not only are her dresses beautiful and beautifully made, Amanda is also a delight to work with. I was lucky enough to work with her personally in Chicago after finding her shop on Etsy. In addition to absolutely loving my dress, I was so pleased with the easy & timely process that went into the creation of it. Amanda is a talented dream maker!
Not only are her dresses beautiful and beautifully made, Amanda is also a delight to work with. I was lucky enough to work Read more...
Not only are her dresses beautiful and beautifully made, Amanda is also a delight to work with. I was lucky enough to work with her personally in Chicago after finding her shop on Etsy. In addition to absolutely loving my dress, I was so pleased with the easy & timely process that went into the creation of it. Amanda is a talented dream maker! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/24/2013
5.0/5.0
My dress made by Amanda was exquisite, and everything I imagined it would be. The dress was packaged nicely, arrived on time and required no alterations as it fit me perfectly. Amanda was so nice to work with and consistently prompt with communication. She is a highly skilled designer and seamstress, creating high quality, beautiful pieces. I really could not have asked for more. Thank you Amanda.
My dress made by Amanda was exquisite, and everything I imagined it would be. The dress was packaged nicely, arrived on Read more...
My dress made by Amanda was exquisite, and everything I imagined it would be. The dress was packaged nicely, arrived on time and required no alterations as it fit me perfectly. Amanda was so nice to work with and consistently prompt with communication. She is a highly skilled designer and seamstress, creating high quality, beautiful pieces. I really could not have asked for more. Thank you Amanda. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.0/5.0
The dress Amanda made for my wedding was gorgeous. Her craftsmanship is impeccable. Nothing about the dress looked "home made." But because the dress was custom, no one else has had anything like it! The value is great considering the prices of other wedding dresses at boutique wedding shops. I would definitely recommend her work.
The dress Amanda made for my wedding was gorgeous. Her craftsmanship is impeccable. Nothing about the dress looked "home Read more...
The dress Amanda made for my wedding was gorgeous. Her craftsmanship is impeccable. Nothing about the dress looked "home made." But because the dress was custom, no one else has had anything like it! The value is great considering the prices of other wedding dresses at boutique wedding shops. I would definitely recommend her work. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I received my GORGEOUS wedding dress in the mail from Amanda Archer Collection! It is more beautiful than I could imagine, the workmanship is excellent and it fits perfect. Amanda was great to work with, she is very quick at responding to my questions. She sent me swatches of the fabric ahead of time so I could make sure the color was right. I had wanted a lace ivory full length dress and as soon as I saw photos of her collection I knew this was the one! I took my own measurements from her guide, which was really easy to do. Amanda thank you so much for all your work and patience with my questions!
I received my GORGEOUS wedding dress in the mail from Amanda Archer Collection! It is more beautiful than I could imagine, Read more...
I received my GORGEOUS wedding dress in the mail from Amanda Archer Collection! It is more beautiful than I could imagine, the workmanship is excellent and it fits perfect. Amanda was great to work with, she is very quick at responding to my questions. She sent me swatches of the fabric ahead of time so I could make sure the color was right. I had wanted a lace ivory full length dress and as soon as I saw photos of her collection I knew this was the one! I took my own measurements from her guide, which was really easy to do. Amanda thank you so much for all your work and patience with my questions! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/25/2013
0.7/5.0
I was really excited when I found Amanda on Etsy; I contacted her immediately to see if she was able to make my wedding dress. I was excited to get the process started (as any girl would be) and dismissed warning signs as personality differences. In my first communication I let her know that I have a large chest and wanted to make sure she would have no problem with the design fitting my body type. She assured me she could. After a measurement and a muslin fitting that collectively lasted 10 minutes I returned to find a dress that was made far to tight with a pleated design over my bust which not only over emphasized my large chest, but ruffled and poked out at the nipple. When asked if it could be fixed she threatened to charge me for a whole new dress. I walked out looking at pictures and dreading wearing it down the aisle, I called her back and was once again met by hostility- it took me in tears for her tone to soften and an offer to attempt to fix the dress was made. I had no idea that the way I was being treated was not only completely unacceptable for amount I was paying, but also lacked the basic joy, care and excitement every bride should receive when purchasing her wedding dress. I pressed on and went anxiously back for a second fitting to find a dress that wouldn't zip and looked like something I tried to make myself. Once the bodice was undone, it was clear the at the fabric was under cut as there was about 2 inches of fabric missing from the bottom of the bodice to the beginning of the waist line. After being bullied and talked down to I realized enough was enough. Even after visible evidence of her error could be seen, she still never took responsibility for half-heartedly making my dress. She blamed my dissatisfaction on unrealistic expectations and "nitpicking." This is an experience I hope no bride has to go though. She did, however, give me a full refund, but it has left me with less than 3 months to find a new dress.
I was really excited when I found Amanda on Etsy; I contacted her immediately to see if she was able to make my wedding Read more...
I was really excited when I found Amanda on Etsy; I contacted her immediately to see if she was able to make my wedding dress. I was excited to get the process started (as any girl would be) and dismissed warning signs as personality differences. In my first communication I let her know that I have a large chest and wanted to make sure she would have no problem with the design fitting my body type. She assured me she could. After a measurement and a muslin fitting that collectively lasted 10 minutes I returned to find a dress that was made far to tight with a pleated design over my bust which not only over emphasized my large chest, but ruffled and poked out at the nipple. When asked if it could be fixed she threatened to charge me for a whole new dress. I walked out looking at pictures and dreading wearing it down the aisle, I called her back and was once again met by hostility- it took me in tears for her tone to soften and an offer to attempt to fix the dress was made. I had no idea that the way I was being treated was not only completely unacceptable for amount I was paying, but also lacked the basic joy, care and excitement every bride should receive when purchasing her wedding dress. I pressed on and went anxiously back for a second fitting to find a dress that wouldn't zip and looked like something I tried to make myself. Once the bodice was undone, it was clear the at the fabric was under cut as there was about 2 inches of fabric missing from the bottom of the bodice to the beginning of the waist line. After being bullied and talked down to I realized enough was enough. Even after visible evidence of her error could be seen, she still never took responsibility for half-heartedly making my dress. She blamed my dissatisfaction on unrealistic expectations and "nitpicking." This is an experience I hope no bride has to go though. She did, however, give me a full refund, but it has left me with less than 3 months to find a new dress. Read less
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Amanda Archer Collection responded with the following comments:

2/19/2013 Lacy Finkle I am sorry to read this type of review from you. I am disappointed you did not give an accurate account as to what actually happened. I never threatened to charge you for a whole new dress. This never happened. You ordered a custom design, custom sized gown from me, we did 2 fittings which you and your friends seemed happy about, you approved the design and fit, I finished the gown, then you called me asking for the pleats to be removed from the bodice. I tried to work with your request but ran into a few issues which affected the zipper. I was in the middle of redesigning the bodice and fixing the zipper when you and your friends returned to my studio demanding a full refund. I complied with this even though it is against my policy for custom, I was 8 months pregnant during this time and felt the anger from you and your friends was unreasonable, not worth the stress right before my maternity leave. I’m sorry you have 3 months to find a new dress but that was your decision not mine.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amanda designed a beautiful dress that fit me perfectly. It needed no alterations, and it completed the atmosphere of my custom, outdoor wedding. I would recommend Amanda Archer dresses to anyone who wants a beautiful custom dress within a reasonable price.
Amanda designed a beautiful dress that fit me perfectly. It needed no alterations, and it completed the atmosphere of my Read more...
Amanda designed a beautiful dress that fit me perfectly. It needed no alterations, and it completed the atmosphere of my custom, outdoor wedding. I would recommend Amanda Archer dresses to anyone who wants a beautiful custom dress within a reasonable price. Read less
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EllaP
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I ordered a strapless wedding gown from Amanda's collection, it turned out gorgeous! My experience was really great, since this gown was made to measure, I was able to meet with Amanda for measurements and fittings at her Chicago studio. She was so easy to work with, very calm and friendly. I met with her 3 times and each appointment was less than 30 minutes, the gown fit perfect and was exactly what I wanted. I got so many compliments on my wedding day. I couldn't be happier with her service and I recommend her to anyone who is looking to have a made to measure customized bridal experience. Her dresses are very modern and sweet without all the fluff.
I ordered a strapless wedding gown from Amanda's collection, it turned out gorgeous! My experience was really great, since Read more...
I ordered a strapless wedding gown from Amanda's collection, it turned out gorgeous! My experience was really great, since this gown was made to measure, I was able to meet with Amanda for measurements and fittings at her Chicago studio. She was so easy to work with, very calm and friendly. I met with her 3 times and each appointment was less than 30 minutes, the gown fit perfect and was exactly what I wanted. I got so many compliments on my wedding day. I couldn't be happier with her service and I recommend her to anyone who is looking to have a made to measure customized bridal experience. Her dresses are very modern and sweet without all the fluff. Read less
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bluish5
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
I custom ordered my bridesmaid dresses through Amanda, and all I can say was I was impressed. The color was absolutely what I wanted and couldn't find at other stores. The cotton sundresses matched our outdoor wedding perfectly, and everyone looked great! The pleated collar dress really is flattering on all body types! Amanda was great from creation to delivery, answering her e-mail promptly. And she even sent me swatches to send out to my bridesmaids free of charge! Overall, highly recommended!!!
I custom ordered my bridesmaid dresses through Amanda, and all I can say was I was impressed. The color was absolutely Read more...
I custom ordered my bridesmaid dresses through Amanda, and all I can say was I was impressed. The color was absolutely what I wanted and couldn't find at other stores. The cotton sundresses matched our outdoor wedding perfectly, and everyone looked great! The pleated collar dress really is flattering on all body types! Amanda was great from creation to delivery, answering her e-mail promptly. And she even sent me swatches to send out to my bridesmaids free of charge! Overall, highly recommended!!! Read less
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