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.

 

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Ivory tulle natural waist bridal ball gown, strapless sweetheart corset bodice with layered lace detail, full tulle skirt with horsehair hem and chapel train.
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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.
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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.
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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.

The Gown Shop Ann Arbor Social: Now Open!

July 28, 2014 in

We are so excited to announce that Wednesday, June 25 marked our soft opening and our first Walk-In Wednesday for The Gown Shop – Social!

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Located in Suite 355, TGS Social is the place to go for bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride looks, or just a new favorite dress for your collection. Shoppers will have the opportunity to receive the personalized shopping experience for which TGS is known.

It has been a dream of ours to open an exclusively social portion of the store, and we cannot wait to share it with you. Designers for The Gown Shop – Social include: Siri Dresses, Kirribilla, Dolly Pearl, Ivy & Aster and Donna Morgan.

Another reason to visit us? We just received BRAND NEW Bourbon and Boweties bangles available for purchase.

Stay tuned to this blog for more updates about The Gown Shop Ann Arbor – Social!

Check out the fabulous article about the new expansion from AnnArbor.com!

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Photo Credit : Patrick Record | The Ann Arbor News

Art Fair Opening

July 18, 2014 in

We will be open on FRIDAY, JULY 18TH – SUNDAY, JULY 20TH for walk-ins at The Gown Shop – Social in Suite 355! We have so many BOURBON & BOWETIES available for those who love to bangle!

 

 

Bridal Appointments are required for Suite 320 & 310!

Modern Trousseau Trunk Show: June 27-29

June 25, 2014 in

Are you a bride looking for an intricately made, classically elegant gown? Then you cannot miss the Modern Trousseau Trunk Show at The Gown Shop Ann Arbor, which takes place this weekend. Appointments are booking quickly, but at the time of posting there are still Friday and Sunday openings available.

During this shopping event you will have the chance to try on the latest couture styles from the Spring 2015 bridal collection. Additionally, you will receive 10% off your Modern Trousseau purchase.

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

modern trousseau trunk show

Welcome, Katie May!

June 12, 2014 in

As you may recall, we had several gowns from designer Katie May on display during our Valentine’s Day weekend trunk show. We received a GREAT response, and we are thrilled to share that The Gown Shop Ann Arbor will officially be carrying the Katie May bridal collection. TGS is the only retailer in Michigan carrying Katie May designs.

Among the “ohhs” and “ahhs,” we’ve heard several brides say how much they love the stunning backless designs and the sensual silhouettes for which Katie May is known. If you’re looking for a gown that WOWs, then you absolutely must come check out these designs!

Katie May launched in 2012, and it’s exciting to be part of a new collection that really is unlike any other.  We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Come check out Katie May, and all of our lovely designers, today! Click here to schedule an appointment.

*POIPU & BARCELONA HAVE NOW ARRIVED! 6/12/14

 

SAMPLE SALE!

May 23, 2014 in

SAMPLE SALE : MAY 27th – 31st

All week long we are offering our gorgeous designer bridal gowns at prices reduced up to 75% off, along with fabulous accessories! Sample Sales are ideal events for brides who are looking for a gorgeous gown at a steal, a wedding date that is fast approaching or an impatient bride who wants to take her BIG DAY DRESS with her on the day of purchase!

Family Portrait with RWP

TAKE A PEEK AT SOME OF THE AVAILABLE GOWNS!

Appointments are required to provide our same top notch one-on-one service we provide to each and every TGS bride!

Meet Our April Gowns of the Month

April 14, 2014 in

Why have just one Gown of the Month for April when we can have TWO?

This month we’re featuring the “sister dresses” Spellbound and Sweetpea from Ivy & Aster. Both gowns are 15% off for all brides who fall in love with these beauties during the month of April.

Sweetpea features a sweetheart starburst bodice with a low back and full soft ballgown skirt.  It’s a sweet and sensual dress that is truly gorgeous.  With Ivy & Aster’s signature velvet swiss-dot pattern, Spellbound is a more figure-conscious version of Sweetpea.

Sweet Pea

Sweetpea

Spellbound

Spellbound

Come meet Sweetpea and Spellbound at The Gown Shop – Ann Arbor today!

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

A Collection We Adore: Anais Anette

March 27, 2014 in

“Influenced by the enchantment of Parisian culture, each Anais Anette gown is designed for the effortlessly chic and admirably confident woman.”

We at The Gown Shop Ann Arbor are thrilled to announce that we will be the one of the FIRST retailers in the U.S. to  carry the newest collection from Anais Anette.

Ever since we held our Anais Anette 2013 preview event, we knew Anais Anette was a perfect match for TGS brides. The collection features a lot of lace, feminine silhouettes, and cutting-edge designs and construction. Meticulously crafted, these gowns are available at a $1,500-3,500 price point.

Anais Anette comes from sisters and TGS favorites Magdalena Gmyr and Karolina Keeler. All dresses are draped, beaded, and crafted in their Toronto studio.

It has been incredibly exciting to bring this collection to TGS, and we KNOW our brides are going to fall in love just like us!

Check out these absolutely stunning photos courtesy of Anais Anette:

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Ivy & Aster Trunk Show: March 21-23

March 19, 2014 in

We’re gearing up for a weekend that you will not want to miss! From March 20-23, we are hosting an Ivy & Aster trunk show, featuring new and classic bridal gowns; social and bridesmaid dresses; little white dresses; and bridal accessories. It’s an exciting time, since we will display the latest and greatest from the newest collection!

The Gown Shop Ann Arbor has been honored to be among top retailers for Ivy & Aster in the country, and we know it’s because this designer is perfect for TGS Brides. The looks are soft, feminine, and whimsical; the dresses have classic looks with modern touches.

Appointments are booking up fast; schedule yours today!

SAVE 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND ON THE IVY & ASTER COLLECTION!

Look at how amazing some of the new collections backs are…Ivy & Aster is bringing Sexy BACK…

'WOW' backs from the newest Ivy & Aster collection!

‘WOW’ backs from the newest Ivy & Aster collection!

Some a few of our Ivy & Aster SOCIAL dresses and bridal accessories!

Some a few of our Ivy & Aster SOCIAL dresses and bridal accessories!

Have you fallen in love yet!?! Yeah...we're not surprised! Make your appointment to say yes to these Ivy & Aster dresses and save 10% off your purchase!

Have you fallen in love yet!?! Yeah…we’re not surprised! Make your appointment to say yes to these Ivy & Aster dresses and save 10% off your purchase!