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!

Meet Clover: The TGS Gown of the Month

March 11, 2014 in

Each month we’re choosing one fabulous frock to feature as a special pick, available to all brides for 15% off.

This month we’re excited to spotlight Amy Kuschel’s Clover.  (It’s March… how could we not?) Made with silk crepe, this Gatsby-inspired gown has a elegant silhouette and stunning detailing. Clover is sweet and sophisticated, with a V neckline, embellished shoulder caps, and beaded embroidery at the side waist.

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And we just love that simple yet stunning open back.

As with all Amy Kuschel designs, Clover is handmade in San Francisco.  Come meet this lucky lady at The Gown Shop Ann Arbor today!

 

15% OFF Shoes & Sample Gowns

March 5, 2014 in

March is upon us – which means spring is almost here! And we’re giving you more reasons to smile: TWO month-long sales at The Gown Shop Ann Arbor.

For the entire month of March, we are offering 15% off ALL SHOES at TGS, as well as 15% off ALL SAMPLE GOWNS.

You don’t have to be a bride for our sale – you simply must be someone looking for an awesome pair of shoes!  We love the Hey Lady collection, which features gorgeous shoes designed with Nike foam technology – because wearing heels doesn’t have to hurt. And another favorite collection, Benjamin Adams, will also be 15% off. We have sparkly shoes offering that major “WOW” factor, as well as classic designs that will pair perfectly with your favorite cocktail dress.

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Brides looking for a budget-friendly designer gown will love our sample gown sale this month, too. This sale features looks from designers including Tara Keely, Ivy and Aster, THEIA, Lea-Ann Belter, Modern Trousseau, and Carol Hannah. We keep the TGS Pinterest page updated with photos of sample gowns available. By definition, sample gowns are the off-the-rack dresses we use during bridal appointments; we keep them in excellent condition. When you buy a sample gown, it’s yours the day of purchase, and we’ll provide you recommendations for great seamstresses in the area who will help you get the perfect fit.

Ivy & Aster "Gardenia"

Ivy & Aster “Gardenia”

Modern Trousseau "Tanner"

Modern Trousseau “Tanner”

Lea-Ann Belter "Clara"

Lea-Ann Belter “Clara”

 

 

 

Click here to schedule your appointment, or give us a call at 734-834-GOWN.  See you this month!

The TGS Southern Love Shopping Event

February 18, 2014 in

Attention Brides! Grab your cowgirl boots for this weekend, which will feature a TGS trunk shopping event that you do NOT want to miss!

Whether you’re shopping for jewelry, a little white dress, or a bridal gown, The Gown Shop Ann Arbor has got you covered … with a little help from the South.

For ONE DAY only,  Saturday, February 22, we are hosting a “no appointment necessary” trunk show to show off our favorite bangles, Bourbon & Boweties. Designer Carley Oches will be AT TGS to meet with shoppers and help them find the perfect bangle. Carley dubs her designs “Made with Proud Southern Hands” – the craftsmanship is phenomenal, and the designs are incredibly unique. There really is a bangle for every occasion – we are so excited to show the array of designs. Walk-ins are welcome from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Plus, if you purchase 5 or more bangles, you will receive a voucher to come back and receive 15% off a Bourbon & Boweties purchase during the month of April at The Gown Shop Ann Arbor!

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Along with Carley, we’re welcoming another Southern beauty to TGS this weekend – stylist Lindsay Nowak from LulaKate. As part of our LulaKate trunk show, we’re offering all LulaKate Bridal designs for 15% off, and the Bridal Alternative and Little White Dress collections for 10% off. Not only will you have a personalized TGS shopping experience, but you’ll have a chance to meet with the fabulous Lindsay, a representative from the designer, who can answer any questions about the gown of your dreams.

LulaKate designs are known for their chic, southern-inspired elegance; they’re graceful, while offering an element of fun. Limited appointments are available to check these beauties out for Friday (Feb 21), Saturday (Feb 22) and Sunday (Feb 23).

McCants

McCants

 

Barrymore

Barrymore

Lassiter

Lassiter

 

Olivia

Olivia

Hathaway

Hathaway

Ella

Ella

Cameron

Cameron

Atwood

Atwood

Lindsey

Lindsey

 

It may be cold and snowy in Ann Arbor, but we’ve got our mind on sweet tea and Southern charm. Join us for a shopping event that is unlike one we’ve ever hosted before!

Click here or give us a call at (734) 834-GOWN to reserve your appointment today.

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with TGS

February 11, 2014 in

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
The Gown Shop Ann Arbor has a trunk show just for YOU.

What would make this Valentine’s Day weekend one to remember? Finding the perfect wedding gown!

So we’re making this Valentine’s Day weekend extra rosy by offering 10 percent off some of our favorite designers –including Theia’s White Collection and Nicole Miller – as well as a new designer too!

For the first time, we will have several gowns from designer Katie May on display. Ever since meeting designer Katie May Neu at New York Bridal Market, we’ve been excited to introduce her amazing designs to TGS brides.  The gowns are romantic, sensual, and meticulously designed. Katie May is known for creating stunning backs and ultra-feminine looks that flatter. Plus, we love that this American-based designer has a commitment to “enhance the bridal experience by offering unparalleled customer care with elements of couture.”

Some of the dresses that will be on display include:

Charleston

Charleston

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Poipu

Lucia

Lucia

Cascades

Cascades

Barcelona

Barcelona

We also think Cupid would approve these goddess-inspired gowns from Theia, which will also be part of our special trunk show:

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…And brides will have the chance to say “Be Mine” to these gowns from Nicole Miller too:

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Come be our valentine! This special trunk show event will take place from February 13–16.  Click here or give us a call at (734) 834-GOWN to reserve your appointment today.

TGS Turns Three!

January 30, 2014 in

Happy birthday to US!

This weekend will mark three years since The Gown Shop Ann Arbor’s grand opening. And we are super excited to celebrate with you! We’re having special promotions happening Friday and Saturday during new bridal appointments.

Similar to the shopping event we held last year, each bride with an appointment THIS weekend will have the chance to draw a discount from a jar; the discount will then be applied to her purchase this weekend only.  It’s our way of saying “thank you” – and a fun way to celebrate getting another year older.

We have a limited number of appointments available, so make your appointment today!

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JENNIFER MOTT PHOTOGRAPHY
TGS REAL BRIDE : MAGGIE

Also, for all our past brides:  Celebrating TGS means celebrating YOU. We want to see photos of you in your TGS bridal gown; please send them to us via e-mail.

We are humbled by the support from our loyal brides, our friends, family, and the surrounding local community. Your support means the world, and we are excited to see what is to come in the years ahead.

The Gown Shop Ann Arbor is Hiring!

January 23, 2014 in

Are you a people person looking for a fast-paced work environment? The Gown Shop Ann Arbor has immediate openings for two positions: Office Administrator and Bridal Stylist.

The Office Administrator will work 30 hours a week; shifts will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Some of the responsibilities involved in the role include answering phones, scheduling appointments, meeting and greeting clients, completing paperwork and various projects, cleaning, steaming/prepping gowns and accessories, and assisting with other tasks as needed.

We’re looking for someone with the following attributes:
•    Extremely organized
•    Very well-spoken
•    Great phone personality
•    Eager
•    Detail oriented
•    Works well with others
•    Quick on their feet
•    Warm/welcoming/positive energy and attitude
•    Fast learner/retains product knowledge and information well
•    Outgoing
•    Assertive

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

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

With a strong passion for all things bridal, the TGS Bridal 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 info@thegownshopannarbor.com. Please no phone calls or walk-ins.

Gown of the Month: January 2014

January 19, 2014 in

We at TGS are very excited to announce a new promotion – our “gown of the month” pick! Each month we’ll feature one favorite frock available for 10% off for the entire month. We think it’s a fun way to display some of the lovely looks that we carry and give brides a chance to become more familiar with our designers.

First up for January 2014: the gorgeous Greta from Lea-Ann Belter Bridal.

Why did we pick Greta to kick off the year? As the designer’s website describes, Greta has that “special magic.” The gown is crafted from silk duchess satin, silk organza, and French Alencon lace. The bodice is simply stunning, while a silk duchess band graces her waist and delicate covered buttons trail down her back.

Another fabulous feature is that Greta is available in a variety of colors, including white, ivory, blush, rich mocha, and champagne.

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Come find out if our dress of the month is the dress of your dreams!  Click here or give us a call at (734) 834-GOWN to reserve your appointment today.