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Glamour Closet

San Francisco , CA

LOCATION

209 West Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60654 US

PHONE

415-391-1515
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Dress & Attire

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Katie
Wedding:
8/26/2017
5.0/5.0
I went to Glamour Closet by myself on a whim one Tuesday afternoon, no appointment needed. Lindsay helped me try on a bunch of dresses, two of them a few times each. She helped take pictures of me to send to my mom, and then when my phone died before I could call her, she even gave me the store's phone to use to call my mom and get her opinions.

She was super knowledgeable about the types of alterations that could be done, and helped me think of ways to personalize my dress. She couldn't have been more patient or sweet, and I'm grateful!

My dress was about 30% off the original price, and was in EXCELLENT condition. Dresses there ranged from five to six hundred to five to six thousand. (According to Lindsay, that is! I tried on a $500 dress but none of the ones I even looked at the tag for were over $3K. Many were sized 10-12, though there was a small section of larger sizes.
I went to Glamour Closet by myself on a whim one Tuesday afternoon, no appointment needed. Lindsay helped me try on a Read more...
I went to Glamour Closet by myself on a whim one Tuesday afternoon, no appointment needed. Lindsay helped me try on a bunch of dresses, two of them a few times each. She helped take pictures of me to send to my mom, and then when my phone died before I could call her, she even gave me the store's phone to use to call my mom and get her opinions.

She was super knowledgeable about the types of alterations that could be done, and helped me think of ways to personalize my dress. She couldn't have been more patient or sweet, and I'm grateful!

My dress was about 30% off the original price, and was in EXCELLENT condition. Dresses there ranged from five to six hundred to five to six thousand. (According to Lindsay, that is! I tried on a $500 dress but none of the ones I even looked at the tag for were over $3K. Many were sized 10-12, though there was a small section of larger sizes. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I recently purchased a dress for my wedding in just a few months. Jane made my experience absolutely enjoyable and unforgettable, and I will have the memory of finding my dream dress forever!
I visited the store during a very busy hour on a Sunday afternoon, and Jane was nothing but gracious to me during the entire process while still offering an honest, unbiased opinion. I came to the salon on a whim by myself, and Jane assisted me in taking as many pictures to send to my mother and the bridal party as my heart desired, and even helped me when I FaceTimed my mother and Maid of Honor. I would highly recommend Glamour Closet to any of my friends with an upcoming wedding, and I was so pleasantly surprised by the experience.

It took awhile for me to work out the logistics of purchasing my dream dress, and the store gave me as much time to contemplate my decision as needed. Lastly, they have fabulous gowns of every style that can work on every body type, and I brought home a dress that I never would have dreamed of purchasing at cost for 1/3 of the price.
I recently purchased a dress for my wedding in just a few months. Jane made my experience absolutely enjoyable and Read more...
I recently purchased a dress for my wedding in just a few months. Jane made my experience absolutely enjoyable and unforgettable, and I will have the memory of finding my dream dress forever!
I visited the store during a very busy hour on a Sunday afternoon, and Jane was nothing but gracious to me during the entire process while still offering an honest, unbiased opinion. I came to the salon on a whim by myself, and Jane assisted me in taking as many pictures to send to my mother and the bridal party as my heart desired, and even helped me when I FaceTimed my mother and Maid of Honor. I would highly recommend Glamour Closet to any of my friends with an upcoming wedding, and I was so pleasantly surprised by the experience.

It took awhile for me to work out the logistics of purchasing my dream dress, and the store gave me as much time to contemplate my decision as needed. Lastly, they have fabulous gowns of every style that can work on every body type, and I brought home a dress that I never would have dreamed of purchasing at cost for 1/3 of the price. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
2/19/2017
4.8/5.0
I went to just a couple of places for my wedding dress but found my dress at GC. I enjoyed the relaxed feel at Glamour Closet, and really appreciated my associates help. (I forget her name now -- we went back in October of 2016) They have a wide range of prices available, though in my experience the cheapest dress I noticed was about $600. I appreciated the service and selection! They also recommended the place I received alterations -- which was the best part of it all!
I went to just a couple of places for my wedding dress but found my dress at GC. I enjoyed the relaxed feel at Glamour Read more...
I went to just a couple of places for my wedding dress but found my dress at GC. I enjoyed the relaxed feel at Glamour Closet, and really appreciated my associates help. (I forget her name now -- we went back in October of 2016) They have a wide range of prices available, though in my experience the cheapest dress I noticed was about $600. I appreciated the service and selection! They also recommended the place I received alterations -- which was the best part of it all! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
2/18/2017
5.0/5.0
I was getting frustrated picking out my wedding dress, I came here and I ended up buying the third wedding dress I tried on! They have VERY unique dresses you can't get anywhere else!
I was getting frustrated picking out my wedding dress, I came here and I ended up buying the third wedding dress I tried Read more...
I was getting frustrated picking out my wedding dress, I came here and I ended up buying the third wedding dress I tried on! They have VERY unique dresses you can't get anywhere else! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/28/2016
5.0/5.0
My mother, sister and I shopped on October 3rd, 2014. Not only did they immediately understand what I wanted, they understood me as a person and took all of my preferences into account. Furthermore, they helped my sister try on a couple wedding dresses amidst other clients being helped at the same time. The best part was, a bride had left "my dress" to come back in an hour, my sales representative waited in the wings until she left, then pulled that dress for me to try on because I loved it so much. I walked out with that very dress about 30 minutes later.
My mother, sister and I shopped on October 3rd, 2014. Not only did they immediately understand what I wanted, they Read more...
My mother, sister and I shopped on October 3rd, 2014. Not only did they immediately understand what I wanted, they understood me as a person and took all of my preferences into account. Furthermore, they helped my sister try on a couple wedding dresses amidst other clients being helped at the same time. The best part was, a bride had left "my dress" to come back in an hour, my sales representative waited in the wings until she left, then pulled that dress for me to try on because I loved it so much. I walked out with that very dress about 30 minutes later. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Seriously the best experience, I put off buying as I was not finding what I wanted in a lot of the shops. Glamour Closet had such a wide variety of styles, at excellent price points, and the shop is very organized. In addition, the girls there are super, super helpful and refer you to the best tailors (since it's quite likely you will find a gown that you love that might not fit). Highly recommend
Seriously the best experience, I put off buying as I was not finding what I wanted in a lot of the shops. Glamour Closet Read more...
Seriously the best experience, I put off buying as I was not finding what I wanted in a lot of the shops. Glamour Closet had such a wide variety of styles, at excellent price points, and the shop is very organized. In addition, the girls there are super, super helpful and refer you to the best tailors (since it's quite likely you will find a gown that you love that might not fit). Highly recommend Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/31/2016
4.6/5.0
Are you a bride with champagne taste on a beer budget when it comes to bridal gowns? Glamour Closet may be your best bet! I had heard stories about this place, and while I'm no sample size 8/10, I knew that I needed to visit there once to know for sure. What I'd wanted was a dropped waist ball gown, and I was having trouble finding one. I couldn't fit into most of the dresses that I'd wanted to try (Lazaro, I love you, but your samples fit girls that are a size 2-4!), but the stylist working with me listened to me really well and found my gown! I got a beautiful Justin Alexander at a great price and it fit me like a glove! They are off the rack, so when you find, you buy - you don't want to lose your dream gown! The staff are attentive and helpful. I'm so glad I visited Glamour Closet :)
Are you a bride with champagne taste on a beer budget when it comes to bridal gowns? Glamour Closet may be your best bet! Read more...
Are you a bride with champagne taste on a beer budget when it comes to bridal gowns? Glamour Closet may be your best bet! I had heard stories about this place, and while I'm no sample size 8/10, I knew that I needed to visit there once to know for sure. What I'd wanted was a dropped waist ball gown, and I was having trouble finding one. I couldn't fit into most of the dresses that I'd wanted to try (Lazaro, I love you, but your samples fit girls that are a size 2-4!), but the stylist working with me listened to me really well and found my gown! I got a beautiful Justin Alexander at a great price and it fit me like a glove! They are off the rack, so when you find, you buy - you don't want to lose your dream gown! The staff are attentive and helpful. I'm so glad I visited Glamour Closet :) Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
I shopped here on 2/18/15. I showed up at opening, was able to park right out front on the street, and got help immediately. I intended to go try on a variety of gowns so that I could get a better handle on what looked good on my body and what I could afford.

Here's how it works. You go in, you sign some papers to get your contact info, and then you get a baggie of clips. They explain street sizes vs bridal sizes (Hint: you'll have to deal with a bigger number), and how their pricing works--each tag shows the retail price and their price so you can gauge how good of a deal you're getting. All the dresses are new in the sense that they've never been worn at a wedding before, but most of them are samples, so dozens of people have tried them on in other salons. Since samples see some wear and tear, be sure to carefully inspect any gown you consider purchasing for damage. You take your clips and go through the store, which I believe is organized by silhouette. You put a clip on the hanger of any dress you want to try on. Then an associate will take the dresses you choose to a dressing room. You get a bathrobe, and you try on each dress. This is a little different than other bridal salons in the dress you try on is the dress you'll take home. So try to find the best fit you can to save on alteration expenses. Once you exhaust your first selection, you repeat the process.

The way I did it is I kept a top 3 running in my dressing room. This method worked fantastically. I tried on 9 dresses worth showing my mom who came with me, and probably about 10 others that didn't make it out of the dressing room.

I saw dresses for as low as probably $600 to $5000 and up, they have a wide selection. They also had 2 "plus size" racks, which would probably fit girls about street size 14-18.

I definitely recommend this place to brides who want a bargain, but especially to brides who have NO CLUE what they wanted, like I did!
I shopped here on 2/18/15. I showed up at opening, was able to park right out front on the street, and got help Read more...
I shopped here on 2/18/15. I showed up at opening, was able to park right out front on the street, and got help immediately. I intended to go try on a variety of gowns so that I could get a better handle on what looked good on my body and what I could afford.

Here's how it works. You go in, you sign some papers to get your contact info, and then you get a baggie of clips. They explain street sizes vs bridal sizes (Hint: you'll have to deal with a bigger number), and how their pricing works--each tag shows the retail price and their price so you can gauge how good of a deal you're getting. All the dresses are new in the sense that they've never been worn at a wedding before, but most of them are samples, so dozens of people have tried them on in other salons. Since samples see some wear and tear, be sure to carefully inspect any gown you consider purchasing for damage. You take your clips and go through the store, which I believe is organized by silhouette. You put a clip on the hanger of any dress you want to try on. Then an associate will take the dresses you choose to a dressing room. You get a bathrobe, and you try on each dress. This is a little different than other bridal salons in the dress you try on is the dress you'll take home. So try to find the best fit you can to save on alteration expenses. Once you exhaust your first selection, you repeat the process.

The way I did it is I kept a top 3 running in my dressing room. This method worked fantastically. I tried on 9 dresses worth showing my mom who came with me, and probably about 10 others that didn't make it out of the dressing room.

I saw dresses for as low as probably $600 to $5000 and up, they have a wide selection. They also had 2 "plus size" racks, which would probably fit girls about street size 14-18.

I definitely recommend this place to brides who want a bargain, but especially to brides who have NO CLUE what they wanted, like I did! Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
If you want a unique one of a kind designer dress without the designer price, I completely recommend it. Service was great and not intimidating like other salons. They let you look at everything with plenty of time and no pressure to buy. All dressers are gorgeous. Only downside is limited plus size selection. It's like the TJmax for wedding dresses.
If you want a unique one of a kind designer dress without the designer price, I completely recommend it. Service was great Read more...
If you want a unique one of a kind designer dress without the designer price, I completely recommend it. Service was great and not intimidating like other salons. They let you look at everything with plenty of time and no pressure to buy. All dressers are gorgeous. Only downside is limited plus size selection. It's like the TJmax for wedding dresses. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/10/2016
1.9/5.0
I arrived at the store 15 minutes prior to opening today hoping to be able to sign on the wait list so that I wouldn't be late to my other appointment. You can only be on a wait list and not do call-ahead appointments. Amber was at the desk and she was very busy playing on her phone. I talked to her through the glass and asked if I could sign in. She said wait until we open. I said I have another appointment when the store opens down the street so she told me to come by and sign up after that. She was s bit rude with her approach and blew me off. Definitely not the kind of attitude you anticipate when you lay down $1000+.

As I was attending my other appointment my friend signed me up. We returned at our suggested time (never did get the call for the timeframe they said they'd call) and she said, "Hi again," and gave me the rundown, then disappeared. I wasn't that amazed by the selection and the prices seemed reflective of any other bridal store I went to with brand new dresses. So we ended up just leaving. I didn't appreciate the attitude and I heard that some people who work at this store (maybe Amber?) leave negative reviews for other local bridal stores. That's just not cool.

All this being said, people do find their dresses here often. I just did not have a positive experience. To note, these dresses are sample dresses, so they'd been tried on a lot. They aren't "used," but they are demoed. Know this going in.
I arrived at the store 15 minutes prior to opening today hoping to be able to sign on the wait list so that I wouldn't be Read more...
I arrived at the store 15 minutes prior to opening today hoping to be able to sign on the wait list so that I wouldn't be late to my other appointment. You can only be on a wait list and not do call-ahead appointments. Amber was at the desk and she was very busy playing on her phone. I talked to her through the glass and asked if I could sign in. She said wait until we open. I said I have another appointment when the store opens down the street so she told me to come by and sign up after that. She was s bit rude with her approach and blew me off. Definitely not the kind of attitude you anticipate when you lay down $1000+.

As I was attending my other appointment my friend signed me up. We returned at our suggested time (never did get the call for the timeframe they said they'd call) and she said, "Hi again," and gave me the rundown, then disappeared. I wasn't that amazed by the selection and the prices seemed reflective of any other bridal store I went to with brand new dresses. So we ended up just leaving. I didn't appreciate the attitude and I heard that some people who work at this store (maybe Amber?) leave negative reviews for other local bridal stores. That's just not cool.

All this being said, people do find their dresses here often. I just did not have a positive experience. To note, these dresses are sample dresses, so they'd been tried on a lot. They aren't "used," but they are demoed. Know this going in. Read less
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