Four years ago I happened to walk into Les Habitudes while shopping with my mom on Robertson. At that moment I told my mom my wedding dress would be from this store. There is no other bridal shop that sells anything like the romantic, unique, one-of-a-kind dresses that you'll find at Les Habitudes. When I got engaged 3 1/2 years later, a visit to Les Habitudes was one of my first priorities. I did not even look at any other bridal stores or designers! At Les Habitudes, the whole process was fun and easy. I described what I wanted and their team immediately picked out several beautiful options. I decided on a beautiful sea-foam green dress by Trash Couture. The whole process took less than an hour. Since the dress is one-of-a-kind, I took it home with me that day and didn't bring it back until it was time for alterations. The alterations were quick, and April and her team customized my dress even further with their unique visions. It was absolutely perfect, and all of my guests said they had never seen anything like it and that it was so "me." I hope I have more events in the future that will require dresses from Les Habitudes!
I mainly liked them because I was able to try on dresses and buy a unique one off the rack. Really -- why does a pre-designed white dress really take 9 months to make? Answer: there is no reason. My guess is that they want brides to lock in the dress before the crazy ones change their minds. I was very frustrated because when April was trying to sell the dress to me, she said an alteration could be done in a day. However when I flew down from SF, I was told they'd have to mail it back to me. In the end, the tailor rushed it but they could have done a more thorough job if they knew the situation. They basically treated the dress like it was a rush event, did it in less than a business day, but Les Habitude caused stress for all of us involved.
Recommend it for unique hassle-free dresses but not if you're not in LA and not aggressive enough to call them out on something. But trust me, that did not make for a fun day.
Truly the stuff dreams and fantasies are made of. THE place to go for your dream gown. The service: impeccable. I cannot say enough good things about them.
I have not bought from here!
I went in on a whim because I saw wedding dresses in the window and a sign that said sale. This is a very high end shop-- dresses start at $3200 and average $6000. Everything is sold off the rack and they customize everything with in house alterations. They prefer brides come in a month or two before the wedding not a year in advance. Oh well, I was there a year in advance.
April assisted me in trying on the 3 dresses from their sales rack that were closest to my size (as I could never afford anything that was not on sale!!) The dresses were gorgeous and are not typical wedding dresses. In fact you could wear them again to a super formal event as a cream/white evening gown. But throw on a veil and voila-- wedding dress! April really knew exactly what would be flattering and how to accessorize the dresses. She also insisted that the dress must "speak to you." She was pretty awesome.
Ultimately, even though I found a STUNNING dress, it was still and the top of my budget and that was without alterations. It also had a very small train, and I kinda had my heart set on a dress with a long stunning train. I decided to pass on the dress but this was a very hard decision. I would recommend this place to ladies with a big budget, who have high end/fashion forward tastes, and want something off-beat or a bit untraditional. Its a very chic cool store and I wish I was richer!!
Oh the worst thing is no pictures allowed. If I was allowed to take a picture i might have bought the dress. But I felt it was too expensive a purchase to not be able to see how it photographs or see how it looks on me more objectively....