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Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

6039 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634 US

PHONE

773-286-0320

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ABOUT US

Hello! And thank you for visiting our website! My name is Kathy, better known as "Kasia", and I am the proud owner of Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique. I was married on June... Read more
Hello! And thank you for visiting our website! My name is Kathy, better known as "Kasia", and I am the proud owner of Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique. I was married on June 29th of 2002 to my wonderful husband, Peter. We planned our entire wedding through my shop. From my dress, veil and tiara, to my bridesmaid's, flower girl's and the mom's dresses - guys tuxes, everyone's shoes, everyone's jewelry, our elaborate bilingual invitations, our flowers, all of our bridal accessories, etc. Even our reception favors, engraved bridal party gifts, bouquets, and centerpieces! We had the alterations done through our own shop as well! But before I did so, I was a victim of a Chicago "bridal chain-store scam" myself. I went to a bridal house and ordered my dress almost 2 years in advance. Do you know that I never received my dress, nor did I ever get my money back for it! The particular store has closed since then, while other locations are still open today under the same business name...however, the memory is still a vivid nightmare. I decided to open up a bridal shop of my own, and VOWED that I would never treat a client the way that I was treated, and more so, not cause brides and grooms the same nightmare-ish agony I experienced, during their happy time. Now, let me tell you how my growing business and I, could help you make your wedding day or special occasion as memorable and as pain-free as possible.

I realize that planning any event can be very stressful, and the last thing you need to worry about is not getting the service and quality that you deserve - knowing this, I would like to inform you that Kasia's Bridal and Special Occasion Boutique is dedicated to providing each and every one of its clients what every full service bridal salon should always offer, aside of outstanding products - Excellent Customer Service, Timeliness, Superb Quality, and Value - all at affordable prices - all of which you will get at Kasia's Bridal, and this we are truly proud of.

Because Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique carries a number of outstanding designers, we are able to work with practically every budget. Basically, one could say we are dedicated to perfection! Our desire is to gain your confidence and comfort, and to welcome you into a no hassle, no pressure, zero-stress environment. Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique depends on your word-of-mouth business, so our goal is to offer all of our clients everything they could possibly think of for their special day, under one roof, within their budget, in order for them to walk out of our shop happy and ready to tell all of their friends and family about their wonderful experience at Kasia's Bridal!

We offer fabulous selections and full lines of exceptional quality, special occasion apparel and accessories for weddings, cotillions, proms, homecomings, communions, christenings, etc. Just consider us a "One-Stop-Shop" for all occasions for women, men and children of all sizes. We also carry designers which manufacturer gowns up to a size 28W, 32 & 44!

We would like to thank all of past and current clients, and we'd like to welcome those of you who wish to add Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique to your list of vendors to visit in order to plan your very special day. We hope that you choose us as your one-stop-shop for your entire event.

We invite you to view the following pages to see our most recent lines of dresses, gowns, bridal & special occasion accessories, and so on. Please keep in mind that this is just a sampling, much more can be experienced by coming into our shop. Should you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us or call our shop and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Thank you again, and I look forward to meeting you soon!

"Kasia"
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REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
I bought my wedding dress from Kasia's and I am extremely happy so far with their service. I went in with my cousin who is my MOH, and we choose probably about 12 dresses to try on. Kasia helped me try every dress on, and kept a tally of my favorite dresses to try on again at the end. She was super kind, and patient. She took a lot of time with us showing us all the dresses and detail. We spent over 2 hours with her, and she never rushed us. She was really nice to talk to, and she is very knowledgable and helpful. I ended up going back with my mom and friend a week later to try my top 3 on, and I decided on the dress that day. I really enjoyed working with Kasia and her mom. I can't wait until my dress comes in and I can go try it on. I'm glad that I get to work with them for the remainder of my dress appointments.
I bought my wedding dress from Kasia's and I am extremely happy so far with their service. I went in with my cousin who is Read more...
I bought my wedding dress from Kasia's and I am extremely happy so far with their service. I went in with my cousin who is my MOH, and we choose probably about 12 dresses to try on. Kasia helped me try every dress on, and kept a tally of my favorite dresses to try on again at the end. She was super kind, and patient. She took a lot of time with us showing us all the dresses and detail. We spent over 2 hours with her, and she never rushed us. She was really nice to talk to, and she is very knowledgable and helpful. I ended up going back with my mom and friend a week later to try my top 3 on, and I decided on the dress that day. I really enjoyed working with Kasia and her mom. I can't wait until my dress comes in and I can go try it on. I'm glad that I get to work with them for the remainder of my dress appointments. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
great bridal shop that i got from a referral from a friend. would have never thought to go here except i tried every place in the city and couldnt find what i wanted. kasia is very nice and not pushy and you get 1:1 service. not a super fancy shop but they have super fancy (couture) dresses for great deals. they have all price ranges. I wanted to spend sub $1000 so ended up buying off the rack and got an awesome deal. my dress is the only thing so far where i am under budget. highly recommend going here as they are willing to work with all price ranges and know their selection very well.
great bridal shop that i got from a referral from a friend. would have never thought to go here except i tried every place Read more...
great bridal shop that i got from a referral from a friend. would have never thought to go here except i tried every place in the city and couldnt find what i wanted. kasia is very nice and not pushy and you get 1:1 service. not a super fancy shop but they have super fancy (couture) dresses for great deals. they have all price ranges. I wanted to spend sub $1000 so ended up buying off the rack and got an awesome deal. my dress is the only thing so far where i am under budget. highly recommend going here as they are willing to work with all price ranges and know their selection very well. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/8/2015
4.8/5.0
Kathy was so helpful! Their salon is great for someone (like me) that was overwhelmed going into bridal salons with hundreds of beautiful gowns overflowing. At Kasia's they have you look through books of dresses and flag the ones you like, then they only pull the dresses you picked. You of course can pick more, but this really helped me narrow down what I was envisioning instead of getting distracted. The cost was better than I thought. They are priced very well! The only reason I did a 4/5 for responsiveness, because I had a little trouble getting some questions answered about when my dress would come in because it was delayed. They were handling the situation on their end, but I just had to call a few times to get a firm answer. Go to Kasia's first and you will save yourself a lot of time!!
Kathy was so helpful! Their salon is great for someone (like me) that was overwhelmed going into bridal salons with Read more...
Kathy was so helpful! Their salon is great for someone (like me) that was overwhelmed going into bridal salons with hundreds of beautiful gowns overflowing. At Kasia's they have you look through books of dresses and flag the ones you like, then they only pull the dresses you picked. You of course can pick more, but this really helped me narrow down what I was envisioning instead of getting distracted. The cost was better than I thought. They are priced very well! The only reason I did a 4/5 for responsiveness, because I had a little trouble getting some questions answered about when my dress would come in because it was delayed. They were handling the situation on their end, but I just had to call a few times to get a firm answer. Go to Kasia's first and you will save yourself a lot of time!! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
I live in Nashville but grew up in Chicago so it was important to me to find my dress in Chicago with my family. We shopped several stores around Chicago, I tried on 40+ dresses in one day and Kasia's was the last shop we had on our schedule. We booked an 30 minute appointment because that is all they had on their schedule for the day. We talked with one of the ladies there and she went a picked out 6 or so dresses. I tried on the 2nd dress and that was it. :)

I found my dress there and if you are willing to do your research and stick to your budget, no matter the shop, go find your dress!
I live in Nashville but grew up in Chicago so it was important to me to find my dress in Chicago with my family. We Read more...
I live in Nashville but grew up in Chicago so it was important to me to find my dress in Chicago with my family. We shopped several stores around Chicago, I tried on 40+ dresses in one day and Kasia's was the last shop we had on our schedule. We booked an 30 minute appointment because that is all they had on their schedule for the day. We talked with one of the ladies there and she went a picked out 6 or so dresses. I tried on the 2nd dress and that was it. :)

I found my dress there and if you are willing to do your research and stick to your budget, no matter the shop, go find your dress! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/30/2014
3.9/5.0
Got my wedding dress here in 2014. Yes, be forewarned the bridal shop is actually 2 different store fronts that aren't connected and you'll try on dresses in the basement, but i didn't mind the no frills environment. I went here because I'm a size 16 and read reviews that they had a variety of sizes to try on dresses. I wasn't disappointed. This is a woman-owned business and her mom does the alterations. Kasia always seems a bit frazzled and if you're looking for one of those TV Say Yes to the Dress moments, you won't get it here. But she was pleasant to work with, I felt it was very well priced and the alterations were easy and I didn't feel like I was getting gauged. Some annoying things to keep in mind - she won't let you take a picture of the dress (protecting to make sure you don't go buy it cheaper someplace else which I can respect) and she won't clip the dress together for you (protecting it to resell it later). Some great things - got my hairpiece there for half the price of what you would pay at some north suburban salon. Her mom also added these beautiful swarkovski crystal sleeves to my dress that looked as if they had always been on the dress. This was a last minute addition and she did it within days. I'm not going to lie, I was stressed that the dress would come in late, the alterations would go bad, etc. but none of that happened. They don't respond to email quickly but if you call you'll get an immediate response. If you're looking for value, good selection and good alterations this is a great place. if you're looking for atmosphere and experience and you're more on the "high maintenance" side, I wouldn't go here.
Got my wedding dress here in 2014. Yes, be forewarned the bridal shop is actually 2 different store fronts that aren't Read more...
Got my wedding dress here in 2014. Yes, be forewarned the bridal shop is actually 2 different store fronts that aren't connected and you'll try on dresses in the basement, but i didn't mind the no frills environment. I went here because I'm a size 16 and read reviews that they had a variety of sizes to try on dresses. I wasn't disappointed. This is a woman-owned business and her mom does the alterations. Kasia always seems a bit frazzled and if you're looking for one of those TV Say Yes to the Dress moments, you won't get it here. But she was pleasant to work with, I felt it was very well priced and the alterations were easy and I didn't feel like I was getting gauged. Some annoying things to keep in mind - she won't let you take a picture of the dress (protecting to make sure you don't go buy it cheaper someplace else which I can respect) and she won't clip the dress together for you (protecting it to resell it later). Some great things - got my hairpiece there for half the price of what you would pay at some north suburban salon. Her mom also added these beautiful swarkovski crystal sleeves to my dress that looked as if they had always been on the dress. This was a last minute addition and she did it within days. I'm not going to lie, I was stressed that the dress would come in late, the alterations would go bad, etc. but none of that happened. They don't respond to email quickly but if you call you'll get an immediate response. If you're looking for value, good selection and good alterations this is a great place. if you're looking for atmosphere and experience and you're more on the "high maintenance" side, I wouldn't go here. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2014
4.9/5.0
I found Kasia's when searching for a nearby bridal salon on Google. Kasia is an energetic, bubbly, and creative shop owner. She was fun to have my appointment with and offered sound advice about bustles, veils, shoes, silhouette, and functionality of my bridal gown. She wasn't pushy or overpriced. I felt comfortable in her hands. Her salon was clean, organized, safe, and decorated. I love her passion for the business. Her mom is the seamstress in the neighboring/joint business and this lady knows what she is doing! It's wonderful to be able ask questions about custom alterations, options depending on the fabric, length, colors, etc. and get answers right away instead of "I wonder if I could do this..." It was easy to set up an appointment and they were so flexible with me when I had to reschedule mine. They were patient as I stood in sample gowns with indecision. And it was the most fun when Kasia really asked, "Are you saying 'yes to the dress'?!" :)
I found Kasia's when searching for a nearby bridal salon on Google. Kasia is an energetic, bubbly, and creative shop Read more...
I found Kasia's when searching for a nearby bridal salon on Google. Kasia is an energetic, bubbly, and creative shop owner. She was fun to have my appointment with and offered sound advice about bustles, veils, shoes, silhouette, and functionality of my bridal gown. She wasn't pushy or overpriced. I felt comfortable in her hands. Her salon was clean, organized, safe, and decorated. I love her passion for the business. Her mom is the seamstress in the neighboring/joint business and this lady knows what she is doing! It's wonderful to be able ask questions about custom alterations, options depending on the fabric, length, colors, etc. and get answers right away instead of "I wonder if I could do this..." It was easy to set up an appointment and they were so flexible with me when I had to reschedule mine. They were patient as I stood in sample gowns with indecision. And it was the most fun when Kasia really asked, "Are you saying 'yes to the dress'?!" :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/8/2014
0.5/5.0
I have worked in customer service for my entire life and can work well with people, and this store gave me the WORST experience. The store had to order my dress because they only carried a sample in the store. The owner suggested I order 2 sizes bigger than normal. I contested this a bit because I am a very small girl, but I thought she would know best. The owner was very condescending during our meeting, but I thought I could put up with it for the dress. I called a month before when my dress was supposed to arrive to check on the status. She did not return my call or e-mails. I had to keep calling. Her mother would answer the phone and say she was not there. A week before the dress was due to arrive, my mother called several times a day and indicated her frustration about not getting her calls and e-mails returned. When it arrived, we went to pick it up 2 days later. They demanded our final payment before we even got to see the dress! When I opened the bag to look at the dress, the owner says in a rude and snarky voice, “Is there something wrong already?” After we paid, I tried it on, and of course it was very large on me. I did NOT want to give this store another dime, so I am going to a trusted seamstress, and the alterations are costing $500 because the owner ordered me a dress that is 2 sizes too big!! I HIGHLY advise staying away from this store. It will cause you very unnecessary stress and extra money spent.
I have worked in customer service for my entire life and can work well with people, and this store gave me the WORST Read more...
I have worked in customer service for my entire life and can work well with people, and this store gave me the WORST experience. The store had to order my dress because they only carried a sample in the store. The owner suggested I order 2 sizes bigger than normal. I contested this a bit because I am a very small girl, but I thought she would know best. The owner was very condescending during our meeting, but I thought I could put up with it for the dress. I called a month before when my dress was supposed to arrive to check on the status. She did not return my call or e-mails. I had to keep calling. Her mother would answer the phone and say she was not there. A week before the dress was due to arrive, my mother called several times a day and indicated her frustration about not getting her calls and e-mails returned. When it arrived, we went to pick it up 2 days later. They demanded our final payment before we even got to see the dress! When I opened the bag to look at the dress, the owner says in a rude and snarky voice, “Is there something wrong already?” After we paid, I tried it on, and of course it was very large on me. I did NOT want to give this store another dime, so I am going to a trusted seamstress, and the alterations are costing $500 because the owner ordered me a dress that is 2 sizes too big!! I HIGHLY advise staying away from this store. It will cause you very unnecessary stress and extra money spent. Read less
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Kasia's Bridal & Special Occasion Boutique responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry that you feel that you were provided unsatisfactory customer service at our shop. I do feel that you are not providing all the information as you have stated in our presence, though. You live in a different state, hence, from the beginning it was said you would have your alterations done closer to home, as purchasing plane tickets for fittings would not make sense. Also, you had stated that you lost weight and continue to want to loose more - to say the dress is too large in a review while you had told me otherwise on Saturday really is unfortunate for the readers of this review. As for calls and email - I have record of each phone conversation with you and your mother, as well as emails. Even when I was not at work, out sick, I contacted you AND your mother, while without a voice, because I knew you needed to plan to purchase a plane ticket to come and see us when your dress arrived. Finally, payment - If you recall, you had walked in on Saturday during an extremely busy time. Our fitting room had some moms and their flower girl daughters in them. In order for you not to wait, Grace wanted to get the paperwork rolling so that you weren't waiting around. Ultimately, though it's a policy for our garments to be paid for prior to touching them, we didn't make a huge issue out of it when you didn't want to pay it up front. I personally talked to you about that when we had you in our fitting rooms - your mom and you seemed very understanding. It's surprising to me that you allowed us to provided you all the customer service we normally give, even carried the gown out to your car for you, after which we hugged and you were on your way. I really wish you had voiced your dissatisfaction in person that we could rectify it instead of anonymously posting a false review. Ultimately, we wish you all the best with your wedding and your new life together with your groom. I'm sorry we couldn't satisfy you and your needs to your liking.
Thank you.
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Cynthia
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I got a lovely bridal gown here and the alterations were perfect! They have reasonably priced dresses. They may be a little more expensive than online, but the amount is small and so worth it - when it comes to trying on dresses; having someone local to help you through this process; and having alterations in the same store. I would highly recommend them. They are a full specialty store so with enough time you can complete your bridal wear all at the store.
I got a lovely bridal gown here and the alterations were perfect! They have reasonably priced dresses. They may be a Read more...
I got a lovely bridal gown here and the alterations were perfect! They have reasonably priced dresses. They may be a little more expensive than online, but the amount is small and so worth it - when it comes to trying on dresses; having someone local to help you through this process; and having alterations in the same store. I would highly recommend them. They are a full specialty store so with enough time you can complete your bridal wear all at the store. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
I had been to 4 other bridal stores before coming to Kasia's and this was one of the best experiences. Not only was there a great selection but the staff were wonderful. They were understanding, not pushy, and made me feel comfortable. Great selection!
I had been to 4 other bridal stores before coming to Kasia's and this was one of the best experiences. Not only was there Read more...
I had been to 4 other bridal stores before coming to Kasia's and this was one of the best experiences. Not only was there a great selection but the staff were wonderful. They were understanding, not pushy, and made me feel comfortable. Great selection! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Fabulous service and selection. Kathy and her staff helped me through the tough decision of finding my perfect wedding gown, veil, custom jewelry and dresses for my maids. Honest, reliable assistance, reasonable prices and timely arrival of all the items I purchased from Kasia's Bridal. Alterations were done by Grace, who was efficient, highly qualified and a perfectionist. You could tell these ladies LOVE what they do, as I loved what they did or me and my family.

Very happy bride here! Highly recommend Kasia's to very bride I know.
Fabulous service and selection. Kathy and her staff helped me through the tough decision of finding my perfect wedding Read more...
Fabulous service and selection. Kathy and her staff helped me through the tough decision of finding my perfect wedding gown, veil, custom jewelry and dresses for my maids. Honest, reliable assistance, reasonable prices and timely arrival of all the items I purchased from Kasia's Bridal. Alterations were done by Grace, who was efficient, highly qualified and a perfectionist. You could tell these ladies LOVE what they do, as I loved what they did or me and my family.

Very happy bride here! Highly recommend Kasia's to very bride I know. Read less
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