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Catan Fashions

Strongsville , OH
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LOCATION

12878 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH 44136 US (map)

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440-238-6664

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The Life of Patrice Catan

Born Patrice Catanzarite, Patrice Catan-Alberty, is an entrepreneur in the bridal business. She credits her career success to her father, who opened... Read more
The Life of Patrice Catan

Born Patrice Catanzarite, Patrice Catan-Alberty, is an entrepreneur in the bridal business. She credits her career success to her father, who opened his first small artificial flower store in 1954. The fledgling business Pat Catanzarite began was the seed that grew into Pat Catan’s Craft Centers , one of the country’s largest importers, manufacturers and wholesalers of crafts and craft-related products, now with 20 stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Growing up in the Great Depression and serving in World War II taught Mr. Catan the value of hard work and dedication. The Pat Catan family still carries on those same traditions and values today.

Mrs. Catan worked under her father’s tutelage for many years before opening a Strongsville location for the business in 1967. In 1968 she married Greg Alberty and began the couple’s family, working part-time teaching floral design while raising three sons.

In 1988, Mrs Catan approached her father with a new idea. A designer by trade, she wanted to open a bridal salon. With her father’s enthusiastic support, she launched Catan Bridal in 1990, with a 2,000 square-foot store. From its modest beginnings, Catan Fashions is now the country’s largest bridal store, with 54,000 square feet of space that includes a runway, three salons, 65 dressing rooms and 27 seamstresses for alterations. She and Chukie Serna, who has been her assistant for 13 years, do all of the buying at bridal markets in New York, Chicago and beyond. She has earned numerous business awards, including the Gold Award for Best Bridal Retail, every year since 2003.

Mrs. Catan has always put family first, saying her six grandchildren are the joy of her life. She has never forgotten the lessons from her father, measuring her success by the respect she earns from others, and thanking God ever day for the life she has been granted. She generously shares her time and resources with others, participating in philanthropic organizations including the Make a Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Red Cross and the Teenage Rape Crisis Center, to name a few.

Mrs. Catan is keeping her father’s legacy alive through the philanthropic organization he started for children, the Pat Catan Foundation. One of the group’s funding recipients was Strongsville, home of the new Pat Catan Strongsville High School Stadium. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, Preservation, Sample Sales, Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Formal Gowns, Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Plus Size Gowns, Sample Gowns, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
6-8 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Monthly
What is your return policy?
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Anonymous
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[Private]
5.0/5.0
Even though is it a BIG venue, the appointment was very personable. The staff treated you as you were the only one there!
Even though is it a BIG venue, the appointment was very personable. The staff treated you as you were the only one there!
Even though is it a BIG venue, the appointment was very personable. The staff treated you as you were the only one there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
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Beautiful dresses! And also in bigger sizes for normal shaped girls! :)
Beautiful dresses! And also in bigger sizes for normal shaped girls! :)
Beautiful dresses! And also in bigger sizes for normal shaped girls! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Catan Fashions made wedding dress shopping easy. I explained my style and taste, they pulled some dresses for me and after I tried on the third dress, I knew I was done! The prices are reasonable for quality gowns. Thank you for everything
Catan Fashions made wedding dress shopping easy. I explained my style and taste, they pulled some dresses for me and after Read more...
Catan Fashions made wedding dress shopping easy. I explained my style and taste, they pulled some dresses for me and after I tried on the third dress, I knew I was done! The prices are reasonable for quality gowns. Thank you for everything Read less
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Lucy Sue
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
My consultant was absolutely fabulous! She was able to find exactly what I needed quickly. Everyone in the shop was exceptionally professional and available! My gown was actually designed by Pat Catan herself, who came into my dressing room and gave me feedback and her personal seal of approval! My alterer, Valentina, is incredibly sweet, flexible with time schedules, and knows exactly what she's doing! I live in South Carolina but my venue is in Ohio. I would recommend the travel to Ohio to visit Catans Fashion for any bride!
My consultant was absolutely fabulous! She was able to find exactly what I needed quickly. Everyone in the shop was Read more...
My consultant was absolutely fabulous! She was able to find exactly what I needed quickly. Everyone in the shop was exceptionally professional and available! My gown was actually designed by Pat Catan herself, who came into my dressing room and gave me feedback and her personal seal of approval! My alterer, Valentina, is incredibly sweet, flexible with time schedules, and knows exactly what she's doing! I live in South Carolina but my venue is in Ohio. I would recommend the travel to Ohio to visit Catans Fashion for any bride! Read less
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Georgia
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
We are from the western side of Ohio. Someone asked us why we went all the way to Strongsville for my daughter's wedding gown and for my mother of the bride gown. Service. We were not a number. We felt that our business was important, no matter the price of the gown. It was truly a fun experience and we really enjoyed being met at the door with a smiling, friendly face behind the reception desk. Turns out that friendly face belonged to Patrice. As we were leaving, it was a very busy Saturday afternoon, but she took the time to talk to us and ask about our experience. It was wonderful and meaningful. Thank you!
We are from the western side of Ohio. Someone asked us why we went all the way to Strongsville for my daughter's wedding Read more...
We are from the western side of Ohio. Someone asked us why we went all the way to Strongsville for my daughter's wedding gown and for my mother of the bride gown. Service. We were not a number. We felt that our business was important, no matter the price of the gown. It was truly a fun experience and we really enjoyed being met at the door with a smiling, friendly face behind the reception desk. Turns out that friendly face belonged to Patrice. As we were leaving, it was a very busy Saturday afternoon, but she took the time to talk to us and ask about our experience. It was wonderful and meaningful. Thank you! Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I purchased my dream dress from Patrice in June of 2014- and I cannot tell you what a dream it was from the first moment I walked in. the Sales Rep sat down with me and I described her to what I was looking for- keep in mind I thought I had already found the gown, and had visited another boutique twice to try on that dress! the sales woman (I forget her name, but she was amazing!) pulled a dress for me, and it ended up being the dress. Valentina did my alterations, and she is also the best- a perfectionist that wants to make sure her bride is happy. I purchased my dress off the rack, so it needed a lot of work- and it was STUNNING in the end. One night after an alterations appointment, I ended up finding my bridal jewelry here too! it really can be a one-stop shop!
for future brides, I tell them that picking the bridesmaid dresses was one of the most difficult things to pick- catan's has a million of them! if you cannot find something here, something else is wrong! I had the hardest time finding a very specific grey, and Pat worked with me and we finally found gorgeous Alvina Valenta Maids gowns in a perfect shade of gray for my bridesmaids. they were exactly what I had envisioned.
lastly, all of the groomsmen rented their Tuxes from Tuxedo Junction due to a killer promotion I signed up for at a bridal show! Steve and Christian were super helpful!
Thanks to Patrice and her staff for all they did for us!
I purchased my dream dress from Patrice in June of 2014- and I cannot tell you what a dream it was from the first moment I Read more...
I purchased my dream dress from Patrice in June of 2014- and I cannot tell you what a dream it was from the first moment I walked in. the Sales Rep sat down with me and I described her to what I was looking for- keep in mind I thought I had already found the gown, and had visited another boutique twice to try on that dress! the sales woman (I forget her name, but she was amazing!) pulled a dress for me, and it ended up being the dress. Valentina did my alterations, and she is also the best- a perfectionist that wants to make sure her bride is happy. I purchased my dress off the rack, so it needed a lot of work- and it was STUNNING in the end. One night after an alterations appointment, I ended up finding my bridal jewelry here too! it really can be a one-stop shop!
for future brides, I tell them that picking the bridesmaid dresses was one of the most difficult things to pick- catan's has a million of them! if you cannot find something here, something else is wrong! I had the hardest time finding a very specific grey, and Pat worked with me and we finally found gorgeous Alvina Valenta Maids gowns in a perfect shade of gray for my bridesmaids. they were exactly what I had envisioned.
lastly, all of the groomsmen rented their Tuxes from Tuxedo Junction due to a killer promotion I signed up for at a bridal show! Steve and Christian were super helpful!
Thanks to Patrice and her staff for all they did for us! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I used Catan Fashion for all my wedding dress needs (dress, veil, hair accessory, and alterations) as well as obtaining my bridesmaids dresses. They have an amazing selection and were extremely helpful when it came to picking out my dress. The associate I worked with really knew her dresses and by telling her what I liked and didn't like, we were able to find the perfect dress!

The ladies in bridesmaids were also amazingly helpful. They pointed my girls and I in the right direction and were very helpful when it came time to ordering the dresses and getting them in on time.

Alternations department was also very accommodating and great on giving tips of what to do and not to do while wearing my dress.
I used Catan Fashion for all my wedding dress needs (dress, veil, hair accessory, and alterations) as well as obtaining my Read more...
I used Catan Fashion for all my wedding dress needs (dress, veil, hair accessory, and alterations) as well as obtaining my bridesmaids dresses. They have an amazing selection and were extremely helpful when it came to picking out my dress. The associate I worked with really knew her dresses and by telling her what I liked and didn't like, we were able to find the perfect dress!

The ladies in bridesmaids were also amazingly helpful. They pointed my girls and I in the right direction and were very helpful when it came time to ordering the dresses and getting them in on time.

Alternations department was also very accommodating and great on giving tips of what to do and not to do while wearing my dress. Read less
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Jen S.
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I had no idea what kind of wedding dress I wanted before walking into Catan's. I ended up buying the first dress that I tried on!!
There ended up being a semi-emergency with my bridesmaids dresses. I had originally picked out a dress by Andrew Adela. All of the girls had been sized and paid for their dresses. 2 days before the order had to be placed, Pat called to tell me that they were having issues with Andrew Adela; they weren't shipping dresses on time, they weren't returning phone calls, etc. She didn't feel comfortable placing my order with them and suggested finding a new dress (within a couple days!!) My husband and I ended up flying to Catan's, while I tried on bridesmaid dresses. He picked the dress, the girls loved it, and they all ended up getting a little bit of money back.
The BEST part?? I added a bridesmaid less than 2 months before the wedding. Catan's was able to order her a dress that arrived in enough time for her to get alterations done in time for the wedding!!
Catan's has everything!! I was sticker shocked when I first walked in, but then after looking at other bridal salons, they are all priced the same. You can always count on Catan's to make it right.
I had no idea what kind of wedding dress I wanted before walking into Catan's. I ended up buying the first dress that I Read more...
I had no idea what kind of wedding dress I wanted before walking into Catan's. I ended up buying the first dress that I tried on!!
There ended up being a semi-emergency with my bridesmaids dresses. I had originally picked out a dress by Andrew Adela. All of the girls had been sized and paid for their dresses. 2 days before the order had to be placed, Pat called to tell me that they were having issues with Andrew Adela; they weren't shipping dresses on time, they weren't returning phone calls, etc. She didn't feel comfortable placing my order with them and suggested finding a new dress (within a couple days!!) My husband and I ended up flying to Catan's, while I tried on bridesmaid dresses. He picked the dress, the girls loved it, and they all ended up getting a little bit of money back.
The BEST part?? I added a bridesmaid less than 2 months before the wedding. Catan's was able to order her a dress that arrived in enough time for her to get alterations done in time for the wedding!!
Catan's has everything!! I was sticker shocked when I first walked in, but then after looking at other bridal salons, they are all priced the same. You can always count on Catan's to make it right. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Kara
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Dress selection was unbelievable. The woman that helped me try on dresses actually found my perfect dress for me!!! I absolutely love these ladies!!
Dress selection was unbelievable. The woman that helped me try on dresses actually found my perfect dress for me!!! I Read more...
Dress selection was unbelievable. The woman that helped me try on dresses actually found my perfect dress for me!!! I absolutely love these ladies!! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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becky
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved loved loved my dress! It was perfect and Olga did a great job altering it! I got so many compliments! Great customer service and reasonable prices
I loved loved loved my dress! It was perfect and Olga did a great job altering it! I got so many compliments! Great Read more...
I loved loved loved my dress! It was perfect and Olga did a great job altering it! I got so many compliments! Great customer service and reasonable prices Read less
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