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Andrea's Vintage Bridal

Minneapolis , MN
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Minneapolis, MN 55408 US (map)

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612-716-8006

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ABOUT US

Andrea’s Vintage Bridal is a family-owned private bridal salon offering the largest selection of vintage bridal gowns on planet earth!

Andrea's Vintage Bridal is a... Read more
Andrea’s Vintage Bridal is a family-owned private bridal salon offering the largest selection of vintage bridal gowns on planet earth!

Andrea's Vintage Bridal is a revolutionary approach to classic bridal; the destination for brides looking for an elegant tea-length dress, a romantic, flowing lacey boho dress, a glamorous Old Hollywood gown, or a funky mod geometric dress.

We specialize in custom bridal alterations, as most brides don’t necessarily need the long sleeves and high collars that often accompany a vintage wedding gown. Our in-house seamstress specializes in re-making our wedding gowns precisely for you, beyond the realm of traditional alterations.



We emphasize a relaxed, welcoming, affirming atmosphere, with a strong focus on making the search for your gown fun and easy. Gowns are shown by private appointment 6 days a week. Please call at 612-716-8006 or email us at andrea@andreasvintagebridal.com today to book your appointment! Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, Appointments Only, Cleaning, Full Customization, Preservation
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Gowns, Customary Attire, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
Less than 6 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Annually, Monthly, Seasonally, Weekly
What is your return policy?
Exchanges, Final Sale

REVIEWS

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Annie
Wedding:
10/1/2016
4.9/5.0
This was such a neat experience! Nic has a huge variety of dresses from every era and price range. She was excellent and made sure not to show me dresses that weren't my size or budget. She also has a stellar eye for potential alterations and personalization opportunities!
This was such a neat experience! Nic has a huge variety of dresses from every era and price range. She was excellent and Read more...
This was such a neat experience! Nic has a huge variety of dresses from every era and price range. She was excellent and made sure not to show me dresses that weren't my size or budget. She also has a stellar eye for potential alterations and personalization opportunities! Read less
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KP
Wedding:
7/30/2016
4.8/5.0
I had been to a few of the used and new bridal stores in the area before going to Andrea's. They have recently moved to a location that does not have a storefront, but still see customers by appointment. The space that you try on dresses is very nice and intimate. Some of the other stores I had been to felt more like a cattle call with strangers offering unsolicited opinions on the dress you're trying on and kids running amok. Because I am tall, Nicole had already pulled all the dresses that she thought would work for me (I think shorter gals may get more options based on style). I still had about eight dresses to try, so I'm certainly not complaining. Like previous reviewers have mentioned, some of the dresses are pretty ugly at first glance. It's amazing how much a sash or tuck can do to help you visualize a dress' potential. I would recommend trying on all the dresses she pulls for you; I almost didn't try on the dress I bought as it didn't match my Pinterest ideal of a dress. Nicole had warned me that alterations would be expensive, she's not wrong. I was able to get both the dress and alterations for under $1000, but it took some major legwork on my part to find a place that did affordable alterations. I would definitely say that Andrea's Vintage Bridal is worth a stop, especially if you are looking for something unique with history.
I had been to a few of the used and new bridal stores in the area before going to Andrea's. They have recently moved to a Read more...
I had been to a few of the used and new bridal stores in the area before going to Andrea's. They have recently moved to a location that does not have a storefront, but still see customers by appointment. The space that you try on dresses is very nice and intimate. Some of the other stores I had been to felt more like a cattle call with strangers offering unsolicited opinions on the dress you're trying on and kids running amok. Because I am tall, Nicole had already pulled all the dresses that she thought would work for me (I think shorter gals may get more options based on style). I still had about eight dresses to try, so I'm certainly not complaining. Like previous reviewers have mentioned, some of the dresses are pretty ugly at first glance. It's amazing how much a sash or tuck can do to help you visualize a dress' potential. I would recommend trying on all the dresses she pulls for you; I almost didn't try on the dress I bought as it didn't match my Pinterest ideal of a dress. Nicole had warned me that alterations would be expensive, she's not wrong. I was able to get both the dress and alterations for under $1000, but it took some major legwork on my part to find a place that did affordable alterations. I would definitely say that Andrea's Vintage Bridal is worth a stop, especially if you are looking for something unique with history. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I went to Andre's Vintage because the idea of re-using a gown was appealing to me, as was a small/un-crowded shop (you/your friends are the only ones in the shop for your appointment). This store may not be for everyone, but if you have an open mind and are a little bit creative, you can walk away with a one of a kind dress.

Nikolina is amazing; I sent in my size and height/weight and she had 20ish dresses ready for me to try on at my appointment. She helped narrow them down and during the whole process, I never once felt rushed or pressured - I was honestly dreading dress shopping. However, the one on one attention and Nikolina's fun personality made this the best experience of my wedding planning process!

I worked with their recommended seamstress, Emily, and absolutely loved my dress. This shop and the whole experience was amazing!
I went to Andre's Vintage because the idea of re-using a gown was appealing to me, as was a small/un-crowded shop Read more...
I went to Andre's Vintage because the idea of re-using a gown was appealing to me, as was a small/un-crowded shop (you/your friends are the only ones in the shop for your appointment). This store may not be for everyone, but if you have an open mind and are a little bit creative, you can walk away with a one of a kind dress.

Nikolina is amazing; I sent in my size and height/weight and she had 20ish dresses ready for me to try on at my appointment. She helped narrow them down and during the whole process, I never once felt rushed or pressured - I was honestly dreading dress shopping. However, the one on one attention and Nikolina's fun personality made this the best experience of my wedding planning process!

I worked with their recommended seamstress, Emily, and absolutely loved my dress. This shop and the whole experience was amazing! Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
11/7/2015
4.8/5.0
I went to Andrea's one week after I got engaged, and walked out with my perfect dress! It was so exciting to find a one-of-a-kind dress that no one else would have. It was one of my favorite parts of wedding planning! I recommend Andrea's to any bride looking for vintage, unique style with high quality.
I went to Andrea's one week after I got engaged, and walked out with my perfect dress! It was so exciting to find a Read more...
I went to Andrea's one week after I got engaged, and walked out with my perfect dress! It was so exciting to find a one-of-a-kind dress that no one else would have. It was one of my favorite parts of wedding planning! I recommend Andrea's to any bride looking for vintage, unique style with high quality. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
I had already been to a few bridal shops--used and new. I was certain I would get my gown online for cheap since the dress didn't matter as much to me in the scheme of things. My sister-in-lawn suggested I go to this cool place in Uptown that sells dresses that can be altered. I went in thinking any shop with the words "vintage" and "bridal" in the title I couldn't afford. But alas I was wrong!

When we arrived for our appointment, I was asked what I've been looking for (style, color, etc.). Then she gathered dresses she thought would do nicely. At first site, these dresses look hideous: 80s over-the-shoulder sleeves, etc. But then she shows you how it could look with alteration; a tuck here, hike up the skirt there, a magic sash, and viola! It was fun to see her work her magic.

The dress I ended up picking out didn't need a lot of alteration and they negotiated with me on price. All in all, I was very satisfied not just with the dress but with the whole experience.
I had already been to a few bridal shops--used and new. I was certain I would get my gown online for cheap since the dress Read more...
I had already been to a few bridal shops--used and new. I was certain I would get my gown online for cheap since the dress didn't matter as much to me in the scheme of things. My sister-in-lawn suggested I go to this cool place in Uptown that sells dresses that can be altered. I went in thinking any shop with the words "vintage" and "bridal" in the title I couldn't afford. But alas I was wrong!

When we arrived for our appointment, I was asked what I've been looking for (style, color, etc.). Then she gathered dresses she thought would do nicely. At first site, these dresses look hideous: 80s over-the-shoulder sleeves, etc. But then she shows you how it could look with alteration; a tuck here, hike up the skirt there, a magic sash, and viola! It was fun to see her work her magic.

The dress I ended up picking out didn't need a lot of alteration and they negotiated with me on price. All in all, I was very satisfied not just with the dress but with the whole experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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:
2+ years 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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