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Andrea's Vintage Bridal

Minneapolis , MN
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LOCATION

723 West 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408 US (map)

PHONE

612-716-8006

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ABOUT US

Hundreds of Vintage Dresses ...Redesigned Just For You Andrea's is a pretty and unique boutique, dressed in gorgeous antique rugs and comfortable sofas. From the moment you enter our... Read more
Hundreds of Vintage Dresses ...Redesigned Just For You Andrea's is a pretty and unique boutique, dressed in gorgeous antique rugs and comfortable sofas. From the moment you enter our store you will notice we do things differently. We put the focus on you and your day in an enjoyable way. Our standard poodle Pierre greets you at the door. In the relaxed atmosphere of the store we guide you through hundreds of beautiful vintage gowns. You may find your perfect dress straight off the rack or we can work with you to redesign one of our gorgeous gowns and add your own unique touches. Creative custom alterations, in addition to our extensive selection, ensure that you will have a truly one-of-a-kind look on your wedding day.


No one does what we do. Read our online reviews and see what brides are saying about their experience. Our store is open every Saturday. Bridal gowns are shown by appointment. You are always welcome to stop in to sneak peek what we've got on the racks, or shop the huge selection of vintage jewelry, Andrea's custom designed headpieces, shoes and adorable antique beaded bags. Read less
Dress & Attire

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Who do you provide services for?
Bride
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
We generally schedule appointments with our brides and appointments take 2 hours. Please bring shoes with the heel height you plan to wear and come free of heavy perfume, lotion and self-tanners. Please see our website for additional details.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
Our brides buy our gowns off the rack. We provide alterations and/or redesign to any dress to make it the dress a custom piece. The alteration process takes between two and 4 months...depending upon the season. Rush alterations may be available.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
90% of our inventory is vintage, the remainder are newer dresses, worn and unworn.
How often do you receive new dresses?
Weekly or monthly, depending on the season.
Do you provide any guarantees/warrantees of any kind?
Our dresses are vintage. What you see is what you get..meaning all have been cleaned and restored and are in excellent vintage condition. Our gowns are wearable and meant to be enjoyed, but a garment that is 100 years in age will not likely take the wear and tear that a newly made gown would. We stand behind our product and work very hard to see that our brides are thrilled with their vintage, dream dress.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
See above. Our in house seamstresses are highly capable and uniquely eager to take on unusual, extensive redesign projects.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
We make custom headpieces to match gowns, including gowns purchased elsewhere. We also offer one of a kind vintage jewelry, birdcage and longer veils, hats, shoes, bags and other accessories (shawls/shrugs/stoles).

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The first and only place where I looked for a wedding dress! Wonderful staff and great personal service. Worked with my budget and even knocked the price down a little on my dress.
The first and only place where I looked for a wedding dress! Wonderful staff and great personal service. Worked with my Read more...
The first and only place where I looked for a wedding dress! Wonderful staff and great personal service. Worked with my budget and even knocked the price down a little on my dress. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
I had an incredible, enviable experience buying my wedding dress from Andrea's Vintage Bridal. I had heard about the store online and as a lover of all things vintage, knew I had to check it out when I visited my family in Minnesota for Christmas. I had been to one more typical bridal shop where the sample dresses didn't fit me and everything was way above my price range. My experience at Andrea's with Nikolina was completely different. I felt perfectly comfortable and just had fun trying on dresses.

Nikolina was so helpful in showing me the potential of every dress that I tried. When I found the dress that I loved, it had a very 70's waistline and it was about 6 inches too short. With Nikolina's vision, though, I could picture it being the perfect portrait neckline, keyhole backed dress of my dreams. I didn't walk into the store expecting to buy a dress that day - in fact, I had another appointment set up at a more typical dress shop later that day! But when I found the dress, I knew I had to act on it.

Nikolina set me up with a seamstress, Emily, that the shop often works with who was able to fit me in that same weekend for my first fitting. Emily worked magic on my dress, creating a final product that was better than I ever imagined. I absolutely loved wearing my dress and also love the whole idea behind it - that it was vintage and worn before, but also that I got to help create it into something unique and just perfect for me. For anyone who loves vintage styles, please do yourself a favor and check out this gem of a shop.
I had an incredible, enviable experience buying my wedding dress from Andrea's Vintage Bridal. I had heard about the store Read more...
I had an incredible, enviable experience buying my wedding dress from Andrea's Vintage Bridal. I had heard about the store online and as a lover of all things vintage, knew I had to check it out when I visited my family in Minnesota for Christmas. I had been to one more typical bridal shop where the sample dresses didn't fit me and everything was way above my price range. My experience at Andrea's with Nikolina was completely different. I felt perfectly comfortable and just had fun trying on dresses.

Nikolina was so helpful in showing me the potential of every dress that I tried. When I found the dress that I loved, it had a very 70's waistline and it was about 6 inches too short. With Nikolina's vision, though, I could picture it being the perfect portrait neckline, keyhole backed dress of my dreams. I didn't walk into the store expecting to buy a dress that day - in fact, I had another appointment set up at a more typical dress shop later that day! But when I found the dress, I knew I had to act on it.

Nikolina set me up with a seamstress, Emily, that the shop often works with who was able to fit me in that same weekend for my first fitting. Emily worked magic on my dress, creating a final product that was better than I ever imagined. I absolutely loved wearing my dress and also love the whole idea behind it - that it was vintage and worn before, but also that I got to help create it into something unique and just perfect for me. For anyone who loves vintage styles, please do yourself a favor and check out this gem of a shop. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I was not looking forward to wedding dress shopping. But trying on vintage wedding dresses with Nikolina (Andrea's daughter) was fun! She was very knowledgable about the dresses and had great ideas for alterations. She made me feel great about myself and my dress!

Emily Weber, who did the alterations, did an incredible job. I can't recommend her highly enough. She gave me options, was available for multiple fittings, and her work was beautiful.

Thanks very much, Emily & Nikolina!
I was not looking forward to wedding dress shopping. But trying on vintage wedding dresses with Nikolina (Andrea's Read more...
I was not looking forward to wedding dress shopping. But trying on vintage wedding dresses with Nikolina (Andrea's daughter) was fun! She was very knowledgable about the dresses and had great ideas for alterations. She made me feel great about myself and my dress!

Emily Weber, who did the alterations, did an incredible job. I can't recommend her highly enough. She gave me options, was available for multiple fittings, and her work was beautiful.

Thanks very much, Emily & Nikolina! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Going into dress shopping I knew I wanted to find something unique and that was totally me. I had seen too many pictures on Facebook of friends wearing the same wedding dress as other friends, and did not want that to happen to me!

My sister, mom and I showed up at Andrea's and were very impressed by their expertise and professionalism. Nikolina knew what kind of dresses would look good on me and helped me see the potential for each dress (since most of the dresses are vintage they do have to be remade--sleeves taken off, etc.). She took my wedding dress from being "eh it looks good on you" to "I think this is THE dress" by adding a sash.

I would highly recommend this place (and already have!) to friends looking for unique dresses.
Going into dress shopping I knew I wanted to find something unique and that was totally me. I had seen too many pictures Read more...
Going into dress shopping I knew I wanted to find something unique and that was totally me. I had seen too many pictures on Facebook of friends wearing the same wedding dress as other friends, and did not want that to happen to me!

My sister, mom and I showed up at Andrea's and were very impressed by their expertise and professionalism. Nikolina knew what kind of dresses would look good on me and helped me see the potential for each dress (since most of the dresses are vintage they do have to be remade--sleeves taken off, etc.). She took my wedding dress from being "eh it looks good on you" to "I think this is THE dress" by adding a sash.

I would highly recommend this place (and already have!) to friends looking for unique dresses. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The shop is amazing, they are absolutely reasonably priced, and best of all, working with their seamstress was such a wonderful experience. Not only did I find an incredible dress, I was able to make it exactly how I wanted it, to fit my body, and all for less than I would have paid for an off the rack dress someplace else.
The shop is amazing, they are absolutely reasonably priced, and best of all, working with their seamstress was such a Read more...
The shop is amazing, they are absolutely reasonably priced, and best of all, working with their seamstress was such a wonderful experience. Not only did I find an incredible dress, I was able to make it exactly how I wanted it, to fit my body, and all for less than I would have paid for an off the rack dress someplace else. Read less
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Lydia
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I just had the most delightful experience at this shop! Honestly, the idea of shopping for a wedding dress seemed really daunting to me. This was the first and only store I shopped at, and Andrea's exceeded my expectations. It was so important to me to find a vintage, unique wedding dress that was unlike so many of the cookie-cutter bridal gowns on the market today. Not only did Andrea's have a huge selection of vintage gowns spanning the decades--most in flawless condition, but the store also offered such a pleasant shopping atmosphere and above all, wonderful customer service. Both Andrea and her daughter were very helpful and thoughtfully pulled so many dresses for me to try! In fact, the very first one I tried on (one of the dresses they pulled for me) ended up being the one I walked out of the store with that same day. I highly recommend this store to any bride looking for a more unique take on their wedding dress. It was basically like having 300 one-of-a-kind dresses at my disposal for two hours of dress up. The whole experience was absolutely wonderful, and I even managed to stay within my budget!
I just had the most delightful experience at this shop! Honestly, the idea of shopping for a wedding dress seemed really Read more...
I just had the most delightful experience at this shop! Honestly, the idea of shopping for a wedding dress seemed really daunting to me. This was the first and only store I shopped at, and Andrea's exceeded my expectations. It was so important to me to find a vintage, unique wedding dress that was unlike so many of the cookie-cutter bridal gowns on the market today. Not only did Andrea's have a huge selection of vintage gowns spanning the decades--most in flawless condition, but the store also offered such a pleasant shopping atmosphere and above all, wonderful customer service. Both Andrea and her daughter were very helpful and thoughtfully pulled so many dresses for me to try! In fact, the very first one I tried on (one of the dresses they pulled for me) ended up being the one I walked out of the store with that same day. I highly recommend this store to any bride looking for a more unique take on their wedding dress. It was basically like having 300 one-of-a-kind dresses at my disposal for two hours of dress up. The whole experience was absolutely wonderful, and I even managed to stay within my budget! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea's Vintage Bridal is absolutely amazing. It is owned by a mother and daughter who are very knowledgeable about the dresses they have in the store. The experience was far better than any other dress store I went to. They only let two groups of people in the store at once so you do not feel rushed or crowded when looking through the dresses and trying them on. I cannot say enough about how much fun I had trying on dresses at Andrea's Vintage Bridal. The dresses were not overpriced and they are all unique, no cookie cutter dresses at all.

I bought my dress from this store and encourage any other vintage loving brides to go and check it out.
Andrea's Vintage Bridal is absolutely amazing. It is owned by a mother and daughter who are very knowledgeable about the Read more...
Andrea's Vintage Bridal is absolutely amazing. It is owned by a mother and daughter who are very knowledgeable about the dresses they have in the store. The experience was far better than any other dress store I went to. They only let two groups of people in the store at once so you do not feel rushed or crowded when looking through the dresses and trying them on. I cannot say enough about how much fun I had trying on dresses at Andrea's Vintage Bridal. The dresses were not overpriced and they are all unique, no cookie cutter dresses at all.

I bought my dress from this store and encourage any other vintage loving brides to go and check it out. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I went to one store, Andrea's Vintage Bridal, one week after our engagement and found THE DRESS. In my closet it sat for 14 months until my wedding. How lucky am I to have found a vintage dress that needed no alterations? The total cost for my dress and a bolero (which was not a meant for the dress, just a separate they happened to have at the time) ? $324. Wowza! How lucky am I to have a dress that is unique? How lucky am I that the staff at Andrea's is warm and welcoming? I may also add that after the dress was squished in an overhead luggage bin on an airplane it still looked great and did not need any professional treatment. Crazy!
Additionally, Minnesota does not charge tax on clothing or shoes so buy your attire in MN!
I went to one store, Andrea's Vintage Bridal, one week after our engagement and found THE DRESS. In my closet it sat for Read more...
I went to one store, Andrea's Vintage Bridal, one week after our engagement and found THE DRESS. In my closet it sat for 14 months until my wedding. How lucky am I to have found a vintage dress that needed no alterations? The total cost for my dress and a bolero (which was not a meant for the dress, just a separate they happened to have at the time) ? $324. Wowza! How lucky am I to have a dress that is unique? How lucky am I that the staff at Andrea's is warm and welcoming? I may also add that after the dress was squished in an overhead luggage bin on an airplane it still looked great and did not need any professional treatment. Crazy!
Additionally, Minnesota does not charge tax on clothing or shoes so buy your attire in MN! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/15/2012
4.8/5.0
I loved my wedding dress buying experience! The staff at Andrea's made me feel good about myself, helped me find the perfect dress and veil for me, and did some incredible tailoring. I smile every time I think about how happy I was with what I'd thought would be a tough decision. The selection was great, and the atmosphere in the store was just lovely. I looked beautiful on my wedding day (and didn't spend a fortune) and highly recommend Andrea's. Note: as of my purchase date, checks or cash were requested payment method so bring your checkbook.
I loved my wedding dress buying experience! The staff at Andrea's made me feel good about myself, helped me find the Read more...
I loved my wedding dress buying experience! The staff at Andrea's made me feel good about myself, helped me find the perfect dress and veil for me, and did some incredible tailoring. I smile every time I think about how happy I was with what I'd thought would be a tough decision. The selection was great, and the atmosphere in the store was just lovely. I looked beautiful on my wedding day (and didn't spend a fortune) and highly recommend Andrea's. Note: as of my purchase date, checks or cash were requested payment method so bring your checkbook. Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I am forever grateful and indebted to Andrea and Nic. The entire experience from start to finish has been nothing but a dream.

1. Choosing: I sent a few pictures over of dresses I liked, but was blown away by the service on the day I shopped their racks. They let me try on probably 20 dresses and were excellent about taking my honesty on what was working and what wasn't. They helped me envision how we could recreate things, what looked good on me, etc. Especially if you don't have a mother or someone close to go with, they were just simply fantastic to help me think this through.

2. Pricing: Unbeatable. You will never find a dress so unique, well-fitting, and well-made as you will when you purchase your dress at Andrea's. Even if you think vintage isn't for you because you want something all your own, that's what you get! I completely reinvented my dress from what I purchased. Which reminds me, the on-staff seamstress Emily is magnificent!

3. Selection: It's huge. Dresses from all decades, long or short, ornate or simple, it's perfect for just about anyone's style.

4. Jewelry: It's great! I bought my earrings there, too, and they were priced very reasonably.

5. Amazing ownership: Andrea's is a family business and the personal touches start from the moment you walk in the door and even after the wedding.

Highly, highly recommended!!!!
I am forever grateful and indebted to Andrea and Nic. The entire experience from start to finish has been nothing but a Read more...
I am forever grateful and indebted to Andrea and Nic. The entire experience from start to finish has been nothing but a dream.

1. Choosing: I sent a few pictures over of dresses I liked, but was blown away by the service on the day I shopped their racks. They let me try on probably 20 dresses and were excellent about taking my honesty on what was working and what wasn't. They helped me envision how we could recreate things, what looked good on me, etc. Especially if you don't have a mother or someone close to go with, they were just simply fantastic to help me think this through.

2. Pricing: Unbeatable. You will never find a dress so unique, well-fitting, and well-made as you will when you purchase your dress at Andrea's. Even if you think vintage isn't for you because you want something all your own, that's what you get! I completely reinvented my dress from what I purchased. Which reminds me, the on-staff seamstress Emily is magnificent!

3. Selection: It's huge. Dresses from all decades, long or short, ornate or simple, it's perfect for just about anyone's style.

4. Jewelry: It's great! I bought my earrings there, too, and they were priced very reasonably.

5. Amazing ownership: Andrea's is a family business and the personal touches start from the moment you walk in the door and even after the wedding.

Highly, highly recommended!!!! Read less
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