We’re Hiring!

March 26, 2015 in

Please send your cover letter and resume to Stacy@TheGownShopAnnArbor.com for review.

We are primarily looking for bridal stylists/sale positions.

We're Hiring!


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Job description

The Gown Shop – Ann Arbor

Full-time Job Opportunity Description

The Gown Shop – Ann Arbor is a luxury bridal boutique specializing in designer wedding gowns and accessories. The Gown Shop – Ann Arbor opened February 1, 2011.  We are looking to add a full-time team member strong in the area of retail sales and customer service.

The Gown Shop – Ann Arbor {Bridal} and The Gown Shop – Social is a booming 4+ year old business located in downtown Ann Arbor and has become a city staple. Brides visit from all over Michigan, along with Ohio, Canada and many other surrounding midwest states. We are dedicated to offering a personal experience for each bride to have in her memory box for years to come. The proper mix of personality, professionalism and skill is what will make one right for this position! Finding excitment in being a part of a small and growing business is also something we hope the right candidate has for this position!

General Expectations

  • Customer Service – interact and assist walk-in clientele with any questions or appointment requests.
  • Sales Consultations – work with brides during a scheduled bridal appointment.
  • Social Media Management – manage daily posts on our Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Blog
  • Maintain store appearance
  • Inventory management – check in and care of inventory and ordered merchandise
  • Gown preparations – steaming and pressing of clientele gowns
  • Special event attendance – attend and represent The Gown Shop at bridal shows, open houses and other wedding industry networking events

Soft skill set preferences

  • Ability to work with all personalities with a big smile
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Professional mindset
  • Attention to detail!!!
  • Good communication skills – verbal & written
  • Interest in fashion merchandising or design

Skill set preferences

  • MAC Compatible
  • Word, Excel
  • Social media platforms
  • WordPress
  • Knowledge of BridalLive is a bonus

Salary/Other Requirements

  • The first 90 days of the position are on a trial basis to ensure it is a good fit for both parties.
  • Pay will an hourly rate and growth into commission
  • Saturdays are a required non-negotiable work day – certain exceptions are accommodated
  • One Sunday a month is usually required as well


Anais Anette Trunk Show

January 22, 2015 in

We are thrilled to welcome this gorgeous collection for a special trunk show collection starting February 6th. All Anais Anette bridal gowns are 10% off!

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January 8, 2015 in

New year : New job!?!? We are searching for our new team member to assist in all that we do at THE GOWN SHOP-ANN ARBOR and THE GOWN SHOP-SOCIAL! If you know someone that would be a perfect fit : share this post.

Please send along resume and cover letter to info@thegownshopannarbor.com !!!


Modern Trousseau FALL 2015 Trunk Show

January 1, 2015 in

This weekend is our MODERN TROUSSEAU FALL 2015 trunk show at The Gown Shop – Ann Arbor!

We will be welcoming the newest collection and offering 10% off all MODERN TROUSSEAU purchases, this weekend only!

BRIDES : Come prepared to fall in love, say yes and save this weekend on your MODERN TROUSSEAU gown!

Anna Campbell Trunk Show

December 18, 2014 in

We are beyond excited to host our first Anna Campbell Forever Entwined Collection trunk show! TRUNK SHOW DATES: DECEMBER 18th-21st

10% off all Anna Campbell Purchases!!!

The Anna Campbell collection is beyond gorgeous and has such a unique design, it’s a fresh look and style to The Gown Shop and the bridal gown industry! We are proud to be one of the few Midwest and the ONLY Michigan retailer for this Australian based designer!


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Midnight Madness at The Gown Shop Social

December 2, 2014 in

Who is ready to get mad with us?

Midnight madness, that is.

This Friday, December 5, The Gown Shop Social will be taking place in the Main Street Area Association’s Midnight Madness Sale. This is a great way to support local businesses – and you may just find a gift for a family member or friend that is unlike the norm!

From 5 p.m. to midnight, we’re welcoming walk-ins to The Gown Shop Social. And when you buy four Bourbon and Boweties bangles you will get the fifth one FREE! Be sure to show us your bangles by posting a photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #thegownshopsocial #bourbonandboweties.


Ivy & Aster Trunk Show : NOV 21 – 23

November 18, 2014 in


10% off all Ivy & Aster bridal gown, social dress and accessory purchases.

Appointments Required. 

Accessories are a Girl’s Best Friend

November 10, 2014 in

This past week we had fun marking down accessories for our HUGE bridal accessory sample sale, which will take place this week.

On Wednesday, November 12, brides will get 50 percent off select sashes, jewelry, veiling, and shoes! The sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – and it will be Walk-in Wednesday, which means no appointments are necessary. This is the perfect opportunity to find those final pieces to perfect your wedding day look.



Tara Keely Trunk Show: 10/31–11/2

October 27, 2014 in

We love the alluring silhouettes and intricate details that Tara Keely gowns are known for. Whether you are a bride looking for that dramatic “WOW” factor or one who wants a gown that is simply classic, Tara Keely has that special look. From October 31 to November 2 we will feature the latest 2014 collection – and all Tara Keely purchases will be 10% off.

Click here to schedule your appointment, or give us a call at 734-834-GOWN.


Ivory tulle natural waist bridal ball gown, strapless sweetheart corset bodice with layered lace detail, full tulle skirt with horsehair hem and chapel train.
Ivory satin fit to flare bridal gown, pleated elongated bodice with sweetheart neckline and beaded ribbon sash at natural waist, tiered tulle skirt with horsehair hem detail and chapel train.
Ivory sheath crepe bridal gown, long illusion sleeve with Venise lace accent and jewel neckline, plunging sweetheart detail with lace applique throughout bodice, slim skirt with chapel train.
Champagne satin trumpet gown with beaded illusion bateau neckline, sweetheart underlay and ribbon sash at natural waist, keyhole back and chapel train.


Gown descriptions and images are from the Tara Keely website.

The Gown Shop – Social is HIRING!

September 30, 2014 in

Are you a people person looking for a fast-paced work environment? The Gown Shop Ann Arbor has immediate openings for a Stylist and Office Administrator at The Gown Shop – Social.

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Our company is Mac based— so the ability to handle iCal and other Apple products is ideal.

The Stylist role must be available to work weekends; specifically, we’re looking for someone who can work Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and the occasional Sunday.

With a strong passion for all things bridal, the TGS –Social Stylist will support behind-the-scenes operations, including managing online databases, processing payments, coordinating trunk shows and events, and assisting the Manager and Owner with appointments as needed.  Retail experience is REQUIRED to be considered. Over time the role will grow into a sales position, given that the individual fully exhibits the ability to sell and to style. There will be an opportunity to work more hours in the future.

This is a customer-facing role. Along with amazing customer service skills and impeccable attention to detail, we’re looking for a few other “must have” attributes:
•    Proven sales record
•    Friendly/outgoing – high energy level
•    Extremely organized
•    Very well-spoken, confident
•    Basic computer skills and ability to manage online databases
•    Fast learner
•    Maintains a professional and fashionable appearance
•    Quick on their feet; remains calm under times of stress
•    Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
•    Ability to be on their feet all day
•    Ability to maintain knowledge of sales and promotions, products,  payment and exchange policies, and security practices

The customer is at the heart of The Gown Shop; our goal is ultimately to provide each bride a comfortable, personalized shopping experience. So first and foremost, we seek team members who value our customers and who have the ability to communicate clearly with them—as well as with fellow employees and management. It’s a fast-paced working environment; each day is different. So a successful candidate is someone who can keep up with us (with a smile!). Our business continues to grow, and we’re looking for dedicated employees who are enthusiastic about staying and growing with us.

Think you’re “the one”? We’d love to hear from you! Send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit to stacy@thegownshopannarbor.com. Please no phone calls or walk-ins.