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Amy Kuschel Bride

San Francisco , CA
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23 Grant Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108 US (map)

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415-956-5657

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ABOUT US

We have created a collection of "Clever Couture" wedding gowns for the discriminating bride who is looking for excellence in design & true quality workmanship. Each piece expresses Amy’s... Read more
We have created a collection of "Clever Couture" wedding gowns for the discriminating bride who is looking for excellence in design & true quality workmanship. Each piece expresses Amy’s conception of elegance and sophistication while reflecting her passionate approach to design and love of luxurious fabrics, from rich silk satins to delicate French laces. Silhouette and fit are of the utmost importance; she strives for a great cut by creating lines that flatter the female form.

What is truly unique about our collection is our commitment to offering value, without sacrifice. Each gown is hand crafted in our San Francisco bridal salon & design studio using the finest fabrics & trims. Brides working with our San Francisco salon have the unique opportunity to experience our couture process. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Undergarments, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
We suggest scheduling an appointment so that we may give you our undivided attention. At the consultation we will present our collection and you will try on styles that interest you. If you do decide to order a dress with us, we will custom make that style to your measurements.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
We request a minimum of five months for our couture process, but always try our best to accommodate rush orders. For brides with a short time line, we do have sample gowns that are sold off the rack.
How often do you receive new dresses?
Amy Kuschel designs one new collection each year.
Do you provide any guarantees/warrantees of any kind?
The custom nature of our business does not allow us to accept returns.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
All of our gowns are made in-house (upstairs form our salon) by a team of skilled couture sewers and pattern makers.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
We have a beautiful collection of jewelry and veils to help our brides achieve their complete look.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
The women who work at Amy Kuschel are fabulous, particularly Teresa. I had so much fun every time I went in and felt important and special. Their dresses are beautiful, and they have a lot to choose from. I felt that the prices were a bit high, although comparable than other shops I visited in San Francisco, and still less than some. They were very flexible with the appointments, and accommodated me when I asked them to. They also sewed cups into my dress and added a sash that I had purchased, for no extra charge. My one complaint is that I had some issues with the particular dress I picked out. It felt very tight even though I had actually lost weight after my fittings, and some of the ruffling came apart during the reception so that it became way too long for me and I had to pin it up with safety pins. Fortunately, the dress looked amazing in the photos so I'm still happy I bought from Amy Kuschel.
The women who work at Amy Kuschel are fabulous, particularly Teresa. I had so much fun every time I went in and felt Read more...
The women who work at Amy Kuschel are fabulous, particularly Teresa. I had so much fun every time I went in and felt important and special. Their dresses are beautiful, and they have a lot to choose from. I felt that the prices were a bit high, although comparable than other shops I visited in San Francisco, and still less than some. They were very flexible with the appointments, and accommodated me when I asked them to. They also sewed cups into my dress and added a sash that I had purchased, for no extra charge. My one complaint is that I had some issues with the particular dress I picked out. It felt very tight even though I had actually lost weight after my fittings, and some of the ruffling came apart during the reception so that it became way too long for me and I had to pin it up with safety pins. Fortunately, the dress looked amazing in the photos so I'm still happy I bought from Amy Kuschel. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I loved Amy Kuschel. I went to a handful of bridal salons but I found my gorgeous dress at this fine san francisco establishmentse. The dresses are affordable and hand-made. I couldn't be happier -- thank you amy kuschel!
I loved Amy Kuschel. I went to a handful of bridal salons but I found my gorgeous dress at this fine san francisco Read more...
I loved Amy Kuschel. I went to a handful of bridal salons but I found my gorgeous dress at this fine san francisco establishmentse. The dresses are affordable and hand-made. I couldn't be happier -- thank you amy kuschel! Read less
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Sydney
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Amy Kuschel in San Francisco. It was the best experience ever. Having a dress that was handmade right upstairs to fit perfectly to my body was amazing! They truly made me feel special. Each fitting I went to I had the most wonderful time. It was part of the best experience in all of the wedding planning
I highly recommend Amy Kuschel in San Francisco. It was the best experience ever. Having a dress that was handmade right Read more...
I highly recommend Amy Kuschel in San Francisco. It was the best experience ever. Having a dress that was handmade right upstairs to fit perfectly to my body was amazing! They truly made me feel special. Each fitting I went to I had the most wonderful time. It was part of the best experience in all of the wedding planning Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
What a surprise.

I expected to hate the "wedding dress" part of getting married... as someone who's never been terribly into clothes, who's always hated shopping, who's always been relatively uncomfortable in front of mirrors or with "girly" activities... needless to say, I was dreading the entire process.

Then, I showed up for my apt at Amy Kuschel - and Teresa helped me. I can't say enough wonderful things about Teresa and the team. I felt comfortable and happy from the beginning - which is ASTONISHING. Teresa helped me try on a whole variety of dresses, either in sizes that fit me (or were too big!), or for the dresses that they didn't have in the right size, she had all sorts of tricks for helping me get the idea. The dress I ended up ordering was completely custom - the top from one dress, with the skirt silhouette from another dress - and I absolutely adore it.

Thanks to a medical situation, I was quite significantly overweight at the beginning of this process - and managed to lose 46 pounds over the course of the 8 months leading up to the wedding... AFTER I ordered my dress. The team was absolutely incredible about measuring, re-measuring, re-measuring me... and then altering and re-altering my dress over and over again, up until three days before the wedding itself. It ended up fitting me PERFECTLY - much to my complete surprise.

The dress turned out to be everything I ever could have wanted... and I love all the pictures. I was comfortable and happy, and I actually honestly believed that I looked beautiful - for the first time in my adult life. Seriously... what a gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
What a surprise.

I expected to hate the "wedding dress" part of getting married... as someone who's never been Read more...
What a surprise.

I expected to hate the "wedding dress" part of getting married... as someone who's never been terribly into clothes, who's always hated shopping, who's always been relatively uncomfortable in front of mirrors or with "girly" activities... needless to say, I was dreading the entire process.

Then, I showed up for my apt at Amy Kuschel - and Teresa helped me. I can't say enough wonderful things about Teresa and the team. I felt comfortable and happy from the beginning - which is ASTONISHING. Teresa helped me try on a whole variety of dresses, either in sizes that fit me (or were too big!), or for the dresses that they didn't have in the right size, she had all sorts of tricks for helping me get the idea. The dress I ended up ordering was completely custom - the top from one dress, with the skirt silhouette from another dress - and I absolutely adore it.

Thanks to a medical situation, I was quite significantly overweight at the beginning of this process - and managed to lose 46 pounds over the course of the 8 months leading up to the wedding... AFTER I ordered my dress. The team was absolutely incredible about measuring, re-measuring, re-measuring me... and then altering and re-altering my dress over and over again, up until three days before the wedding itself. It ended up fitting me PERFECTLY - much to my complete surprise.

The dress turned out to be everything I ever could have wanted... and I love all the pictures. I was comfortable and happy, and I actually honestly believed that I looked beautiful - for the first time in my adult life. Seriously... what a gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Read less
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Bobbi
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about my experience at Amy Kuschel. I was referred to the salon by a friend and am so glad I was! The attention to detail and level of service I received from Alexis and team was extraordinary. They made me feel so special and not like they were just trying to get me in and out. Their couture process was so worth it. The dress was custom made for me! On my wedding day, I got so many comments on my dress. Thank you Amy Kuschel for such a wonderful experience and gorgeous dress.
I cannot say enough about my experience at Amy Kuschel. I was referred to the salon by a friend and am so glad I was! The Read more...
I cannot say enough about my experience at Amy Kuschel. I was referred to the salon by a friend and am so glad I was! The attention to detail and level of service I received from Alexis and team was extraordinary. They made me feel so special and not like they were just trying to get me in and out. Their couture process was so worth it. The dress was custom made for me! On my wedding day, I got so many comments on my dress. Thank you Amy Kuschel for such a wonderful experience and gorgeous dress. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Buying my wedding dress at Amy Kuschel Bride was an absolute delight! From my first shopping trip to the final fitting, the experience was personal, professional and relaxed.

This was by far the best wedding dress shopping experience I had out of approximately 10 stores. I made an appointment for a Saturday morning and when I arrived was impressed by how calm the shop felt compared to the other stores I had visited. My consultant was respectful of my budget and did a great job helping me select dresses to try. They have a nice range of styles available and many unique looks that you won't see anywhere else.

Once I said yes to the dress, they were very clear about what to expect at every appointment and I always left feeling more excited about our approaching wedding day. This is a team that clearly knows how to make a bride feel special, but in a refreshingly authentic way for the wedding industry.

My Amy Kuschel dress was worth every penny! I would definitely recommend this shop to other brides in San Francisco looking for a high-quality, uniquely beautiful dress and a pleasant purchase experience.
Buying my wedding dress at Amy Kuschel Bride was an absolute delight! From my first shopping trip to the final fitting, Read more...
Buying my wedding dress at Amy Kuschel Bride was an absolute delight! From my first shopping trip to the final fitting, the experience was personal, professional and relaxed.

This was by far the best wedding dress shopping experience I had out of approximately 10 stores. I made an appointment for a Saturday morning and when I arrived was impressed by how calm the shop felt compared to the other stores I had visited. My consultant was respectful of my budget and did a great job helping me select dresses to try. They have a nice range of styles available and many unique looks that you won't see anywhere else.

Once I said yes to the dress, they were very clear about what to expect at every appointment and I always left feeling more excited about our approaching wedding day. This is a team that clearly knows how to make a bride feel special, but in a refreshingly authentic way for the wedding industry.

My Amy Kuschel dress was worth every penny! I would definitely recommend this shop to other brides in San Francisco looking for a high-quality, uniquely beautiful dress and a pleasant purchase experience. Read less
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Nick
Wedding:
4/19/2014
4.7/5.0
This review is written by my wife, Sruti:

I loved my experience with Amy Kuschel. About six months before my wedding, I visited ~5 different dress vendors around San Francisco. Amy Kuschel was the first boutique I visited, and I found that they stood head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of the friendliness of their staff, the quality of their workmanship, and the overall purchasing/fitting experience.

I worked with Alexis, my fitter, from the beginning. She was very friendly and helpful, and made the whole experience very comfortable for me from start to finish. They were very upfront about the pricing, and the sticker price on their dresses was "all-inclusive" - essentially, what you saw was what you paid (barring any last-minute alterations due to sudden weight gain or loss). Their dressmakers clearly know what they're doing, and are perfectionists - your dress will fit you exactly by your wedding day.

The dress designs are absolutely gorgeous. I chose the "Starlet" dress ultimately, and I got tons of compliments from everyone at my wedding day- it fit me perfectly, and it made me feel beautiful. I couldn't have asked for better.

One necessary caveat: This place is NOT cheap. My dress cost $3,000, including all taxes and miscellaneous costs. Therefore, don't come in expecting to get a steal. However, one thing that I really liked is that the dresses are all made upstairs, in their workshop, yet their prices were comparable to designers of a similar caliber who were having all their dresses made in China. Therefore, it does feel like the cost of the dress in terms of labor hours, overhead, etc. made a little more sense than it did with other vendors. But maybe I'm deluding myself. :)

At any rate, if you can manage the price, I highly recommend them.
This review is written by my wife, Sruti:

I loved my experience with Amy Kuschel. About six months before my Read more...
This review is written by my wife, Sruti:

I loved my experience with Amy Kuschel. About six months before my wedding, I visited ~5 different dress vendors around San Francisco. Amy Kuschel was the first boutique I visited, and I found that they stood head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of the friendliness of their staff, the quality of their workmanship, and the overall purchasing/fitting experience.

I worked with Alexis, my fitter, from the beginning. She was very friendly and helpful, and made the whole experience very comfortable for me from start to finish. They were very upfront about the pricing, and the sticker price on their dresses was "all-inclusive" - essentially, what you saw was what you paid (barring any last-minute alterations due to sudden weight gain or loss). Their dressmakers clearly know what they're doing, and are perfectionists - your dress will fit you exactly by your wedding day.

The dress designs are absolutely gorgeous. I chose the "Starlet" dress ultimately, and I got tons of compliments from everyone at my wedding day- it fit me perfectly, and it made me feel beautiful. I couldn't have asked for better.

One necessary caveat: This place is NOT cheap. My dress cost $3,000, including all taxes and miscellaneous costs. Therefore, don't come in expecting to get a steal. However, one thing that I really liked is that the dresses are all made upstairs, in their workshop, yet their prices were comparable to designers of a similar caliber who were having all their dresses made in China. Therefore, it does feel like the cost of the dress in terms of labor hours, overhead, etc. made a little more sense than it did with other vendors. But maybe I'm deluding myself. :)

At any rate, if you can manage the price, I highly recommend them. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I found Amy Kuschel on YELP and happened to schedule it as my first appointment (with the Glamour Closet and Marina Morrison after). The space is classy but comfortable and puts you in a zen state for trying on dresses.

Hope was my consultant and she was incredible, sweet and helpful. She really discovered my ideas of what I envisioned for my dress before pulling dresses. The first dress she had me try in I absolutely LOVED!! I of course then tried on 10-15 more, but nothing made me feel like the first dress. It was below my budget limit, beautifully made and I loved that the dresses are made right upstairs!

My mom, future mother in law and best friend stopped by the Glamour closet (prior to our appointment and browsed the racks but I was unimpressed by the quality vs cost), then went to lunch. Over lunch, I decided to cancel my following two appointments because I had already found my perfect dress.

We decided to "pop" back by Amy Kuschel (without a follow up appointment) and Hope happened to have a few minutes free. She suggested I try the dress on again and I decided then and there to purchase the dress! Hope scheduled my upcoming fitting appointments and I never second guessed my decision. She also gave us a tour through the upstairs (where the gowns are made)!

The fittings themselves were quick and painless and the seamstress was very talented. She measured me, then I came back to try my first "Draft" of the dress. I purchased my sash (so it could be sewn onto the dress) and also my bustier from them.

On my second fitting, the dress was finished and perfect!!! It was over two weeks earlier, which was so nice to have finished so it was one less detail to stress about.

The dress looked beautiful on the wedding day, was easy to bustle and moved beautifully (it was light and easy to move in). It did come with straps (which are gorgeous), though I ended up not wearing them, though I appreciated the flexibility.

One caveat: the dresses on the website
I found Amy Kuschel on YELP and happened to schedule it as my first appointment (with the Glamour Closet and Marina Read more...
I found Amy Kuschel on YELP and happened to schedule it as my first appointment (with the Glamour Closet and Marina Morrison after). The space is classy but comfortable and puts you in a zen state for trying on dresses.

Hope was my consultant and she was incredible, sweet and helpful. She really discovered my ideas of what I envisioned for my dress before pulling dresses. The first dress she had me try in I absolutely LOVED!! I of course then tried on 10-15 more, but nothing made me feel like the first dress. It was below my budget limit, beautifully made and I loved that the dresses are made right upstairs!

My mom, future mother in law and best friend stopped by the Glamour closet (prior to our appointment and browsed the racks but I was unimpressed by the quality vs cost), then went to lunch. Over lunch, I decided to cancel my following two appointments because I had already found my perfect dress.

We decided to "pop" back by Amy Kuschel (without a follow up appointment) and Hope happened to have a few minutes free. She suggested I try the dress on again and I decided then and there to purchase the dress! Hope scheduled my upcoming fitting appointments and I never second guessed my decision. She also gave us a tour through the upstairs (where the gowns are made)!

The fittings themselves were quick and painless and the seamstress was very talented. She measured me, then I came back to try my first "Draft" of the dress. I purchased my sash (so it could be sewn onto the dress) and also my bustier from them.

On my second fitting, the dress was finished and perfect!!! It was over two weeks earlier, which was so nice to have finished so it was one less detail to stress about.

The dress looked beautiful on the wedding day, was easy to bustle and moved beautifully (it was light and easy to move in). It did come with straps (which are gorgeous), though I ended up not wearing them, though I appreciated the flexibility.

One caveat: the dresses on the website Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Finding a wedding dress can be one of the more stressful tasks throughout the wedding planning process. However, this was not the case when I decided to go with Amy Kuschel for my wedding dress. Going to the boutique for every single fitting was such an enjoyable experience, and the quality of service throughout the whole process was impeccable. The quality of my gown was insanely high, and the fit was perfect! I received glowing reviews about my gown throughout the entire wedding day, and I didn't want to take it off by the end of the night. Don't even think twice about going with any other boutique for your wedding gown ... go with Amy!
Finding a wedding dress can be one of the more stressful tasks throughout the wedding planning process. However, this was Read more...
Finding a wedding dress can be one of the more stressful tasks throughout the wedding planning process. However, this was not the case when I decided to go with Amy Kuschel for my wedding dress. Going to the boutique for every single fitting was such an enjoyable experience, and the quality of service throughout the whole process was impeccable. The quality of my gown was insanely high, and the fit was perfect! I received glowing reviews about my gown throughout the entire wedding day, and I didn't want to take it off by the end of the night. Don't even think twice about going with any other boutique for your wedding gown ... go with Amy! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
Simply awesome. lots of design. Lots of variety
Simply awesome. lots of design. Lots of variety
Simply awesome. lots of design. Lots of variety Read less
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