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The Best Bridal Stores in Toronto

Posted by Devon Scoble / November 8, 2009

bridal stores torontoThe best bridal stores in Toronto stock wedding dresses galore as this city certainly provides an overwhelming selection of gorgeous gowns. Arguably the most important (or over-rated) outfit a woman can wear, a wedding dress can definitely cause a lot of stress and selecting one can be intense. Multiple fittings, an organza ocean of choice, and layers of silk, chiffon and emotion all come together in shaping the biggest dress-up day of all.

Here are the best bridal stores in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Bridesmaid Dresses in Toronto
The Best Seamstress in Toronto

Lowon Pope

Lowon Pope

Calling all goddesses - Lowon Pope has your gown. Specializing in bias-cut dresses from a range of eras, Lowon Pope’s creations are fashioned from antique lace and fluid silks. The cuts are classic, but expect innovation, too. Chanel’s “new” multi-purpose, detachable chiffon train? Lowon Pope has been making them for years. Made-to-measure start at $1800. More »

Becker's Bridal

Becker's Bridal

The oldest studio in town, Becker’s has been outfitting blushing brides since the 1940s. Having weathered post-war scarcity, polyester and the 80s, Becker’s staff knows how to get you through your big day in style. Dresses range from $700-$4500 at their main location, and average $750 at The Dressroom, their nearby second store. More »

Jealous Bridesmaids Bridal Studio

Jealous Bridesmaids Bridal Studio

Photos of happy brides grace the back rooms of this contemporary west-end shop. Knowledgeable staff can help select the perfect gown for a traditional, garden or destination wedding. Sample sales offer discounts up to 60%. Average gown is $1400. More »

Ritche Bridal

Ritche Bridal

With over 58 years in the business, staff at Ritche are some of the most experienced in town. Private rooms, personalized attention and moderately priced dresses in petite to plus sizes assure Ritche’s continued popularity. Average gowns run $1000-$2300. More »

White Toronto

White Toronto

Got $17,000 to drop on a dress? White’s has just the thing. But don’t fret, budget fashionistas - staff are amiable to all, and can recommend dresses starting at $400. Grand change-rooms with seats for friends and champagne toasts upon purchase keep the experience celebratory. Average gown $4,500-6,000. More »

Lea Ann Belter

Lea Ann Belter

From conception to completion, Lea Ann Belter’s custom gowns are a Toronto affair. The East Chinatown designer fashions light, romantic pieces with sumptuous details. Average gowns cost $2,000-$5,000. More »

Nina Duong Haute Couture

Nina Duong Haute Couture

Nina Duong offers high-end gowns without attitude. The charming, third-generation designer fashions exquisite gowns to fit any frame. Size tens are the standard, but teeny tiny and plus size brides need not fret - Nina Duong has your dress. Look for sample sales in fall and winter. Custom-made gowns are $1500-$5000+ More »

Ferre Sposa

Ferre Sposa

Ferre Sposa carries big names like Alfred Sung, Lesposa, Sophia Tolli and Anjolique, but also creates custom dresses from their own line of pure silk tops and skirts. Relaxed salespeople and unlimited alterations ensure you leave with a dress you love. Clearance dresses from $299, special orders $600-$4000. More »

Dina Alonzi

Dina Alonzi

Princess brides, rejoice. Dina Alonzi’s high-service salon admits one-bride-at-a-time, ensuring you will always be the leading lady. Lush change rooms with double mirrors, Persian rugs and chaise lounges help you nestle into Alonzi’s enviable selection of luscious couture. Gowns are $2000+. More »



yippeee / November 8, 2009 at 05:54 pm
I had a horrible experience at Lowon Pope. I would not recommend them based on customer service alone. Bias cut is very unflattering to most body shapes. I ended up getting "the Dress" from Becker's Bridal. They were wonderful to deal with and were reasonably pricedl. Well as reasonably priced as a wedding dress could be.
Jennifer / November 9, 2009 at 09:40 am
Although I completely agree with the above posters as to the absurdity of the cost that people will spend on dresses, it can't be argued that the majority of women choose to wear wedding dresses on the day of marriage - so the round up of boutiques is most definitely appropriate. The above selection is definitely not for everyone, with many brides I know going to places like Windsor bridal (as an example) less service (to NO service at all) but the prices may be more reasonable.

I personally have had experience with Ritche Bridal, and my experience was terrific. My dress was WELL below the $1,000.
Kim / November 9, 2009 at 05:33 pm
For brides looking to save money and to help a good cause- I highly recommend buying a dress at The Bride's Project. They sell gently used dresses that brides have donated- and the proceeds go to cancer charities. It's located in an old victorian house in Riverdale and the staff gives you a great shopping experience. I got my dress there and it was beautiful (and I spent less than $500!).
Don't feel obligated to participate in the bridal industrial complex- there are ways to save money and do things beautifully for every aspect of a wedding! Be creative and have a day that is meaningful to you!
Cat / November 9, 2009 at 05:41 pm
Becker's Bridal is not deserving to be on a 'top' list, unless that is they've polished up on their customer service skills.
A consultant at the shop had the nerve to ask me why I found it necessary to be shopping for my bridal dress a year out from my wedding date. Verbatim. What's worse is the store manager lacked the golden rule of customer service and defended her actions.
Jessica / November 10, 2009 at 10:26 am
I think everyone who was upset by "Arguably the most important outfit a woman can wear" need to loosen up a bit. Let people have their fun and stop raining on their wedding day! Obviously a wedding is not nearly as important as other major life events like the birth of a child, but it is pretty important in relation to what that person may have experienced thus far in their life. Brides - have your fun and don't let people get you down! Spend what you want, do what you want... just make yourself happy! Its the beginning of a very important chapter in your life - celebrate and do what feels right to you. If you want to spend $50 on a dress, go for it! 15,000... go for it! Do what you want in your life... don't worry about what other people have to say about it.
Gloria replying to a comment from Kim / November 12, 2009 at 02:00 pm
My mom knows someone who works on The Bride's Project. Definitely a good cause and it benefits all.

Count me in as someone who thinks the wedding industry is a giant money suckhole. I would definitely be delirious with happiness for a friend getting married, because it's a joyous occasion after all, but I think a lot of people hold a misplaced amount of value on it.
Noelle / November 14, 2009 at 10:03 pm
I still seethe with anger walking past Lowon Pope. I went there with my maid of honour, looking to purchase a wedding dress, and the staff were unbelievably rude to me. Just INCREDIBLY rude. I don't know how they are still in business.
jim pope replying to a comment from Noelle / November 16, 2009 at 05:33 pm
Hi Noelle , my wife Lana and I just read your comment and we where very upset. Yes we have been in business for over 20 years . Just a very small business my wife and I one seamstress and one sales girl. I don't know what happened that day or who served you in the store but I would like to apologize for the treatment you received we like to think we have stayed in business as long as we have because we are small and friendly and give an alternative look and a relaxed service.
Jim Pope and Lana Lowon
Lowon Pope
Sam Obeid / November 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm
My wife bought her dress at Beckers and was quite happy.
Nicole L / November 19, 2009 at 09:36 pm
I highly recommend Lowon Pope!!!
Lowon Pope is definitely the place to go if you want a beautiful, stunning goddess-inspired gown and honest, friendly and knowledgeable customer service. I bought my wedding dress there and it is absolutely gorgeous! This is a gem of a place for finding the perfect gown -- be it for a wedding or a special event.
Mable replying to a comment from Cat / November 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm
I completely agree with Cat's comment regarding Becker's Bridal. I made an appointment a few weeks back and I went in to look and try on dresses and the owner and sales associate looked at me as I was a teenager about to steal something and then when I asked her about a dress she made the comment of "it is more than you could ever afford." I know I look young but that does not give anyone the right to be rude and ignore a golden rule of sales, never say it costs too much. I went home upset and spoke with my mother-in-law to be and she called and spoke with the owner and she said that I looked too young to be getting married and that she would never be rude to a customer.. The funny thing is I was going in to try on a dress I loved and although it was over priced at $1750, I was about to buy it and by my niece's wedding dress that also costed $1500. She just lost 3200 dollars in profit for having no class and being rude a customers.
Jen / November 23, 2009 at 09:28 am
I also had a wonderful experience at Lowon Pope. I didn't have an appointment and walked in with 5 other girls - not ideal, we just happened to be shopping downtown and I thought I'd walk in quickly and check it out. At this point I was wedding dress shopped out and was bored of all the traditional dresses I had tried on. I got what felt like the royal treatment. I had been to other bridal stores and in most didn't get near that same treatment. This was one of my best customer service experiences I've ever had.
abigail / November 23, 2009 at 10:18 pm
I have to disagree with the positive comments about lowon pope. my bride friend and i were there, and had a less-than-stellar experience. we had pinned high hopes on the shop, and left feeling more than disappointed. one staff member (not the designer, lana) was quite rude the whole time (and was so sloppily dressed). neither person listened to what the bride was looking for, and kept trying on the same dresses on all 3 brides that were in the store--depsite the fact they all had VASTLY different body types.

maybe the lowon pope experience suits some brides, but it seemed like we were there to listen to them tell the bride what she wanted, not the other way around. 'the dress' was found at vogue spoza, where we had an excellent, charming experience.
Mara / December 1, 2009 at 02:11 pm
Wow, I can't even begin to imagine WHO could possibly be turned off by anyone at Lowon Pope?! I have been working on my gown with Lana for months now. Lana and her staff are hip, intelligent genuine individuals...and they just 'get it'.

They're honest, they understand the history of various aesthetics (and the gowns prove this - they are MESMERIZING and SO special);

They specialize - a comment above refers to bias-cut dresses being difficult to wear. This couldn't be further from the truth. A woman can wear anything if she is confident enough to pull it off - and this includes any/all of the dresses that Lana and Jim have created. If you are looking for a strapless mermaid gown - you are liklely not going to find it here, so don't be pissed off about it - you've been warned.

They provide a wonderfully personalized service - not *cringe* what you're going to find at a place like Beckers or Ritche....imho, typical, standard (in all aspects of the experience, not just the dress) bridal shopping. This is what some women prefer. Cool.

For me, I needed someone to work with me. Lana takes a very heartfelt approach to helping you achieve the perfect vision. My experience has been nothing short of brilliant and my dress effin blows my mind.

Lana Lowon is a treasure to Toronto's fashion industry and community. After going through this process, I don't think I could have worked with anyone else.

sharon replying to a comment from yippeee / December 14, 2009 at 04:25 pm
I had a fabulous experience with Lowon Pope, and would highly recommend them. The dresses they have do tend to be more vintage style and body conscious, and not your typical dress - but that's what I loved about them. Lana and Naomi were nothing short of amazing. Other stores have great dresses too, but Lowon Pope was what I wanted, and I am extremely happy with my choice. AND it's COMFORTABLE! It's my day to wear whatever the hell I want, and I'm lucky somebody so fantastic was able to provide it for me, and make it such a positive experience. Yay Lowon Pope!
Erin / December 18, 2009 at 10:00 pm
I looked all over Chicago and Toronto for a dress for my upcoming wedding, and am ecstatic to be wearing a Lea Ann Belter dress. I can't say enough great things about the designer and this boutique!

The dresses at Lea Ann Belter are gorgeous. Attention to detail, unique design, beautiful fabrics and a very personalized shopping experience. The boutique is fabulous; I went to many of the other places on this list and there is no comparison. Lea Ann Belter is the place for brides looking for a couture experience without the exorbitant price tag! If you are gonna wear a white dress,which is totally a PERSONAL decision, shop here.
Kae / December 28, 2009 at 04:41 pm
Check out Ines Di Santo's beautifull gowns. Absolutely jaw dropping. Their Davenport boutique is spectacular.
lpeep / February 16, 2010 at 06:09 pm
I too had an absolutely terrible time at Lowon Pope. I booked an appointment for a Saturday, was told by Lana that dresses would be pulled for me and when I got to the store, she had not pulled a single thing and they had overbooked themselves. I was virtually ignored, had to pick dresses for myself, and was left to try on dresses in a closet with no mirrors and oil paintings leaning against the wall! Needless to say I got frustrated with the experience and my best friend and I left.

I had the complete opposite experience at Becker's bridal, where I ended up getting The Dress. I walked in off the street (on a Tuesday afternoon) and my mom and I were given lots of attention and great service.

Part of it I think boils down to when you go dress shopping. I strongly discourage people from going to any bridal store on a Saturday, even if you book an appointment. They are zoos. That being said I would still not recommend Lowon Pope to anyone and I have in fact been discouraging friends from going there.
NM / March 12, 2010 at 02:32 pm
I agree that Becker's should not be anywhere near a top list.. Their customer service is terrible and they are not interested in what you want, but what they want to sell you, which is their in house designer. Terrible, terrible service which seems hasn't evolved at all in the last three years because I have had my experiences with them confirmed by numerous sources. They also mistreat their dresses as the samples are so dirty I couldn't bring myself to even attempt to try one on.
LDM0227 / April 11, 2010 at 09:19 am
I had a horrible experience at Beckers and would not recommend them to anyone. I had a short engagement and it was made VERY clear to me that I had not left enough time to find a proper dress (I had nearly 3 months). The icing on the cake was when the salesperson asked how much weight I planned to lose before my weeding (I am a size 6!).

At that point I walked out and found the perfect dress at The Brides Project - where I had an amazing experience!
Carol / April 23, 2010 at 07:27 pm
There's a bridal boutique called Bridal Fashion Fraire on Spadina near Queen that had horrible service. I was a bridesmaid for a wedding and we ordered our dresses at this place. They screwed up the order so we ended up receiving the wrong colour for the dresses. When we asked them about it, they blamed us for saying the wrong colour. We even had a digital picture of a dress in the exact colour we wanted and recalled pointing at the swatch (there were 4 pairs of eyes!). They said they would not refund our deposit or order the correct one for us. Such bad customer service!
Jean Claude / December 17, 2010 at 01:10 am
Hi there! It's very interesting to hear from you. I know a fashion designer (25 years in the profession) who spends 3g's on materials alone and 2 weeks solid to make a one-of-a-kind dress for clients...for about 14 thousand. He's worth it. I agree with you that it doesn't have to be the only option.
A wedding or graduation is a special occasion. What I believe would be a great option, would be for a retailer to offer classic or trendy designs (hundreds of them, ok?), a choice of 99 colors, and the option to have it made-to-measure (tailor-made from scratch, to fit, with up to 17 measurements taken).
Instead of a retailer, you might be thinking "a Dress Marker would do that". You are correct.

How about custom designs? This is where you get all creative and instead of searching the seven seas for the perfect dress, you find a basic design you love (A-Line, Ball gown, etc.), and you add to it, and modify it to fit your own vision. Yes, you would need some help to design it.

I've had the pleasure to create dresses for Brides and graduating young women last year and this year we have taken on new challenges; a pretty A-line with a court train, has now metamorphosed into a Royal train (detachable, mind you),embroidered and rhinestone'd unlike anything you've ever seen. Its sweetheart neckline and spaghetti straps are designed the way she wants. She is now debating whether or not she will wear a bolero jacket with it.
The quote I gave her was 500$ (including a petticoat - the work I did to assist her with the design is free).
Okay, not all orders are that "involving", most are straight from our catalogs (still with options), but this is just to give you an idea of what can be done, for a lot less.
If you are interested, please email me at I value your opinion. My best wishes to you, Jean Claude Montezin. Toronto.

Shannon / February 26, 2011 at 09:08 am
I just bought my dress at Becker's Bridal and had a fabulous experience! I originally had an appointment booked for a Saturday (with my parents, mother-in-law to be and bridesmaid coming with me) but early in the week was getting stressed about intially trying on dresses with so many people there, so I took my bridesmaid and walked in on a Tuesday. We were pleasantly greeted and immediently given attention.
My salesperson went and selected gowns that would flatter my body and that were from the designer I loved (La Sposa).
The first dress she selected for me ended up being THE dress.
I then came in again on Saturday with my family and was able to show them the dress I loved without all the stress.

I would reccommend Becker's to everyone :)
jessica_linton / April 27, 2011 at 08:53 pm
defintely miss Felichia Bridal and ginger's closet
these two are must-see places if you don't want to look like every other bride!
jessica_linton replying to a comment from Sam Obeid / April 27, 2011 at 09:11 pm
I got mine at Felichia and bm at gingers! highly recommended!
Jane / April 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm
i got my dress at jealous bridesmaid and had a good experience. the first lady that actually found my dress was very casual and helpful. she listened to me and pulled dresses that i described. i went back a month later to actually buy the dress and the lady that helped me was a bit scattered. i'm glad i didn't get her first. though charmaine the manager there was super nice.

i went into lowon pope rather reluctantly one day as i was passing by but had a great experience there. i didn't have an appointment and lana was super nice and really took the time with me to try on different styles. she knew i wasn't planning on making a purchase that day but it didn't matter she still gave me great service. i simply didn't find a dress i wanted there.

becker's is more of a typical bridal shop experience. i found the people there helpful but not overly special. they had a big selection though. the styles though were a bit too traditional for me.
kris / June 3, 2011 at 06:11 pm
Calling all brides:
If you want a 'WOW' dress go to Petrov Bridal in London, Ontario.
Check out their website, you will not be sorry!
Lyndsey / August 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm
Beckers Bridal is no longer doing bridesmaid dresses - just an FYI :)
Yelena / February 23, 2012 at 08:31 am
Recently I bought my dress from Bridal Swan boutique and want to recommend this store to everyone. Very professional consultant working there. Her advices were very useful. I spent 2,5 hours there and tried maybe 25-30 dresses. There is no time limit as it was in other stores where I was. Finally, I chosen really great gown for me and ordered dress for mom. Great store. Go there.
Toronto Bridal Show / April 13, 2012 at 01:36 am
I have no experience in Bridal Swan boutique.Bit I feel depends up on the comments as a Bridal Shop this showing fantastic customer support and they provide quality materials with stunning design.
JessicaLinton / August 20, 2012 at 01:11 pm
I got my Watters Wedding dress at Felichia too. Can't believe they are not on this list. A few stores on the lists are probably not nearly as good as the rest. White Toronto is a must go!
SarahL / August 21, 2012 at 02:12 pm
I visited only stores:

1) Ritchie Bridal: big store but they don't show you the gowns. service was ok
2) Jealous on Jane st: very very good service, gowns are somewhat traditional look though. Great store
3)Felichia Bridal in little Italy: excellent service and very different collections from other stores. must go
4) beckers: they dont managae their appoitments well, gowns are not clean

Marissa / September 17, 2012 at 02:37 am
We loved White Toronto!!!!!! You must go!!
Lea ann belter is a must go! Felichia Bridal as well!
Good luck gals!
Judy Clayton / September 20, 2012 at 04:27 pm
my friend had a disastrous alteration at beckers bridal, they sent you out for alteration and dress was almost ruined. we had a good experience at jealous although their collection are a bit traditional. Felichia bridal has some unique ones, their Rivini line and Watters are probably more suitable for modern brides. Ritche is not recommended if you want to see the dresses and pick yourself because that's not how they do it. The girls take gowns out from the back. all major ones in the city are worth a visit, except probably the first store.
Cosplay / September 26, 2012 at 10:04 am
I got mine at Felichia and bm at gingers! highly recommended!
Yenis M. / September 30, 2012 at 09:05 pm
I went to Ritche as my first bridal experience, and this place is completely horrible!!
Firstly, there were two ladies at the front desk when I arrived and both acted too busy chatting to take me, secondly they do not let you pick your own dresses. Third, the service is disrespectful and just simply rude!! Given that this was my first appointment ever I was excited about getting the opportunity to experience the choosing and trial experience. Apparently I was being helped by the "manager" who only asked what pics I had looked at and what I thought I liked. After listening to me for exactly 2 seconds she said "ok, i'll get a few for you to try on" and walked out of the room. Most of the apt consisted of me waiting while she talked with her coworker. I tried on a total of 3 dresses and after 37 mins of the apt I was done; I told her that I was not interested in continuing my apt. She did not ask why or show any concern, in fact as I was leaving she noticed that I was currently reading the "50 Shades of Grey" novel and expressed more interest and excitement then she had during the whole bridal apt. My point ladies is, as a bride you are going to spend quite a bit of money and time, this place does not respect either. Given that It is on Avenue Rd I assumed they would have better manners and customer service skills; they do not. I have visited 3 other bridal shops since, both in Toronto and in Florida and Ritche is the only place that treats there clients like garbage. I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone!! Terrible, terrible experience!!
jen robertson / October 1, 2012 at 09:40 pm
My bridal experience was not half nice as what I have seen on TV shows like say yes to the dress, which I watched almost every Friday. It would not be such an easy decision as they depicted on those shows. I visited 6 store: David's bridal, Richie, White, lea Ann Belter, Classy and Felichia's. I probably tried on over 75 dresses and went back to couple of the stores more than 3 times. I probablly shouldnt have been to White for its price. David's is good for bargain hunters. LAB is great! but I feel their styles are very limited, Richie is just as expected, very Rude service. Girls who leave reviews online so happen to be treated like nobody there. Felichia's is good. good service and variety of good styles. Classy is where I found my dress, I saved $400 there comparing to shop at their competitor store.
Alex B. / November 11, 2012 at 09:17 am
My first dress trial was at Ritche Bridal.
I cannot say that I was disappointed in the service. The girl seemed helpful and did pull lots of dresses for me to try without pressuring me to buy. Overall it was an ok experience. I found the store to be a bit cluttered and yes, because they have so many dresses, you don't get the opportunity to browse what you like yourself. The attendant has to pull these dresses for you. Unfortunately I did not fall in love with any of the dresses they showed me.

For my next appointment I went to Dina Alonzi Bridal because they carry Lazaro dresses. The store turned out to be a small lovely boutique. It was very clean and chic with a small selection of wedding dresses you can browse and touch on your own. They only have about 20-30 dressed, but each of these dresses was a work of art. My attendant was so helpful and the atmosphere was just great. I ended up getting the Lazaro dress there and I would highly recommend this store. However the prices are more on the high end, so if your budget is $1500 and under Ritche would be a better choice.

If you are looking for a one of a kind dress and you don't have a budget, you should visit Whyte Couture in Yorkville. Those ladies are amazing both at designs and customer service. I went there with my friend and came out almost wishing that I didn't buy the Lazaro.
Teresa / November 11, 2012 at 08:59 pm
this listing needs an update, lowe pope has moved and lee an belter moved as well. Jealous is a good store. Felichia is an awesome place to visit, best in town. White is perfect if you have the $$$! the other stores have no customer service from our experience, clutterd, disorganized and dresses re torn and dirty. most stores carry only a few similar lines anyway. brides email me if you need a good list of boutiques to visit
Sissi replying to a comment from Teresa / December 3, 2012 at 12:31 am
Hi Teresa,

Can you email me a list of good boutiques to visit? I am looking for a wedding dress as I am getting married next year. Thank you!

With best regards,
teresa replying to a comment from Sissi / December 3, 2012 at 09:26 pm
i would recommend
felichia bridal
jealous bridesmaids
best for bride

in the order of dress price from high to low
don / January 25, 2013 at 10:46 am
My coworker recently went to Best for Bride at Sheppard & Bathurst. Their website looks like its from 1998 but apparently their selection and customer service was good.
Diana E. D'Andrade / February 1, 2013 at 09:00 am
Right now, I have a very heartbroken Daughter. We spent many fun days together this past year looking for the perfect Dress for my baby girl. We were thoughtful and she mindful of her budget and so last Summer, she found her dress at Classy Creations located at 101 Spadina Avenue in Toronto.
On this day we had with us, her adoring Grandmother and so it was a lovely time together. My Daughter placed her order and we were given a fabulous price. Well, yesterday she called to inquire about her dress and we still cannot believe that Yvonne, owner of Classy Creations, IS GONE!!!! She upped and left and with, I am very sad to say, our MONEY!
We are still in shock and have spent the last 24 Hours trying to figure out what to do! My Daughter's Wedding is in 3 MONTHS! So please beware!!!! We have been in touch with Michelle at the Toronto Better Business Bureau and she has been very helpful! Like saying that you should always pay by Credit Card and make sure that you have all the details about the dress. Take pictures of the dress before you leave and Keep in touch with the store.
Michelle has been advising us and so this story is NOT OVER!!!!
Jessica / February 1, 2013 at 05:35 pm
Does anyone know if any of these stores carry plus size gowns. I am having such a hard time finding a trendy and fashionable plus size gown! All the ones I have seen have been frumpy or not available in my size, it's very frustrating.
Tasha / February 1, 2013 at 06:12 pm
@Diana and anyone else interested in classy bridalwear that fits beautifully and won't cost you a down payment on a home...
Go to Cabaret Vintage on Queen West, near Bathurst. Ask for Tao. He is, by far, the most unbelievably supportive and helpful brideswear guy out there. Now, the dresses aren't your standard bride gowns - they are sophisticated 'cocktail bride' dresses, all inspired by 50s and 60s design. I just had my wedding in August and Cabaret Vintage saved the day. I knew what I wanted but had zero luck finding it - i was 1.5 months out and panicking. They have beautiful dresses in several styles, and with time on your side, you can customize the fit to you to a T. I felt incredible in my dress. It's worth heading there for an afternoon, seriously.
I should also mention I live in Montreal (former Torontonian) and made the pilgrimage to Cabaret Vintage because they are THAT GOOD. Highly recommended.
Tasha / February 1, 2013 at 06:13 pm
and @Diana - sorry to hear you're going through that mess. Good luck.
Sydney replying to a comment from jen robertson / February 7, 2013 at 04:47 pm
Hi Jen,
I just wanted to ask you if you purchased/ paid for your dress at the store called "Classy Collection". Please e-mail me back with your response. Recently the store owner packed up and left in the middle of the night and took all her dresses and all our money with her! Please let me know if you are another victim of this woman Yvonne Vu. My name is Sydney and me and one other bride so far are going to be trying to find a way to charge this woman. E-mail me at we also created a facebook page, just search "Classy Collection Investigation".
Donna / February 16, 2013 at 04:49 pm
I would recommend The Black Box Boutique Jewellery store located in Yorkville 106 Yorkville Avenue , 2nd floor for jewelry, accessories and head pieces. They have beautiful, unique, hand made items all made in Canada
Moi / February 24, 2013 at 09:19 am

Brides left gownless after Toronto shop abruptly closes
Toronto police have launched a fraud investigation after bridal shop, Classy Collection, which was operating out of leased premises on Spadina Ave., abruptly closed.
Tanja replying to a comment from yippeee / March 6, 2013 at 11:46 am
This type of situation does not surprise me. I would never shop on Spadina especially at the 101 location. Had a very bad experience also from the coat store Lornes at that same location........ Buyer Beware and hope it works out for those brides to be.
Robert Machado / March 8, 2013 at 01:00 pm
Hi, I am a Wedding Photographer and I think there is Bridal Boutique that is not listed in here where the service is excellent and the prices are as affordable as they can be! I've received this comments from brides and I thought of passing it to you.
I just hope your special day is just that: SPECIAL!
The place is "Chris & Tina's Bridal Boutique" it is in Parkway Mall, the main intersection is Ellesmere and Victoria Park.
Shannon M / March 13, 2013 at 03:36 pm
I just wanted to respond to Jessica and let her know that we carry a collection of plus wedding gowns with sample sizes 22 and 24 with lace up backs which are very well made and are part of the Glamour Plus line from Australia. Please feel free to google them and check out the styles. The prices are approximate $1800 - $2700.00 and are available exclusively at The Gown in Aurora. We have on line appointment booking ant We have private 1.5 hour appointments days,evenings and weekends. Looking forward to seeing you at The Gown.
Cindy replying to a comment from Jessica / May 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm
Mori Lee makes a great collection of "Julietta" gowns specifically designed for bigger women. They are reasonable priced.
Not all retailers carry them but you can try Angie's in Milton or Waterdown. Yes, everyone, the best bridal shops in Toronto are down the road in the 905
Kelly / August 1, 2013 at 03:27 am
For online Toronto wedding stores, I recommend checking out TheWeddingSuperstore-com. They have a huge selection and are currently offering 20% off Storewide.
Lana Lowon / August 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Yes we did move about 3 years ago. we are now at 117 Jefferson Ave m6k 3e4
Liberty Village
ph 416 504 8150
Still doing great wedding Gowns. Non Traditional Lots of Lace net and vintage fabrics. Call for an appointment. Easy parking
Lana Lowon and Jim Pope
L.H / October 31, 2013 at 11:40 am
I'd just like to say that on a personal level I was not looking forward to trying on wedding dresses this past weekend. I wasn't looking forward to feeling pressured, not finding anything or feeling bad about myself.

My experience at Jealous Bridesmaids and with consultant Denise was beyond perfect! She is chill, laid back, honest and a fun! It was not the stuffy experience I was worried about. I'm also shocked with this dress which Denise must have pulled because I would never in a million years picked it for myself but I'm already in love with it and think it'll be perfect for me and my wedding.

I love that this store carries lot's of options and is so un-pretentious! A welcome relief in this city! :)
Laura Neilsen / November 8, 2013 at 02:04 pm
Nice list. But sometimes you can find better collection and better service in a small store. Recently I ordered my dress at Bridal Swan ( in Aurora. Fantastic wedding and bridesmaids dresses and very professional service.
Tina / November 21, 2013 at 06:01 pm
Wonderful stores! I think this store should be added to the list. Blu Ivory Bridal & Evening carries a nice range of different bridal dresses. They also have prom dresses and mother of the bride dresses as well as bridesmaids dresses.
becky replying to a comment from Judy Clayton / January 8, 2014 at 05:44 pm
thank you for your suggestion. i did find my dress at Felicia's Bridal
LizE replying to a comment from Tina / January 8, 2014 at 05:49 pm
They had the Paraezo collection that they claim to make in Toronto and I later found that these are made in Vietnam!!! The store owner is the so called designer and he is from Vietnam where these gowns that they charge you $3000 are from. I feel so lucky that I didn't just take her word for it and believed that the dress is custom made in Canada.
Tricky Business Practice!
curiousBride replying to a comment from LizE / January 9, 2014 at 01:06 pm
What an experience! Brides should really try brides project! They are not for profit. Designer gowns are at greatly discounted prices!
Rachel Faith / January 13, 2014 at 04:24 pm
I spent over a year looking for my dress, at various shops in The States and GTA,

(Beckers [nothing unusual and unpleasant staff], Lowon Pope [specializes in simple, bias-cut gowns, too evening-gowny for me], White [Must have a budget of $7,000 or more to get any selection really, and even with that they didn't have anything exciting], Sarah Houston [Beautiful gowns, lovely owner, high prices], Sash and Bustle [very small but nice curated selection of dresses and pleasant staff, options at a variety of price-points, but most of the stock was from a couple year old collections] and David's [low prices, low quality materials and workmanship, a few nice designs, remarkably unhelpful staff])

I ended up getting my dress made at Vogue Sposa on the Danforth and had a wonderful experience. They carry dresses at a variety of price points and styles and have refreshingly helpful and GENUINE staff. For anyone looking for really unusual works of art, they carry: Tara Latour (she has a Where the Wild Things are collection!), knitted confections from Barcelona two-some, Yolan Cris, and beautiful pearl encrusted gowns by Toronto designer, Magdalena Gmyr (no, I don't know the proper pronunciation of her last name, but the dresses are stunning). They also have an in-house collection at lower prices but maintaining the modern and striking aesthetic of owner and designer, Eunice Yoo.

I will resist the urge to gush. Seriously, I am incredibly indecisive and have a very particular aesthetic. The staff at Vogue Sposa are friendly, have amazing style, and above all want you to look how you want to look and feel how you want to feel on the day you marry the person you love most. They never made me feel like I was a weirdo for being so picky, or like it was my fault that I couldn't find the feeling or style I was looking for (if you're struggling to find a dress, you know this is huge!).I made several trips to Vogue Sposa where I tried on tonnes of different dresses, and a few of the same, multiple times. Despite this, the ladies at Vogue Sposa never balked and were unwavering in their support and encouragement. Had it not been for their approach, I know I would have ended up spending too much money on a dress that I was unsure about, and didn't feel like "me". When I ultimately decided I would have something made, I had no hesitation about working with Vogue Sposa, and from day one, to day... 101? it was an absolutely fantastic experience, which is saying something considering you spend a lot of that time with a measuring tape around your waist. If you're struggling at all to find a gown that fits your style, this is the place. You'll have a great selection of dresses to choose from, and they might just save your made-fragile-by-wedding-planning sanity.
Tina replying to a comment from LizE / January 30, 2014 at 06:36 pm
We appreciate your comment and hope that we could clarify this misunderstanding. Paraezo is a Canadian company designed by a Canadian designer. However, we do not claim the gowns to be made in Canada as the gown is clearly labelled otherwise. However, we would be happy to clarify any questions you might have to
maryam / February 14, 2014 at 07:25 pm
I went to almost 30 stores in gta! 10 of which I found waste of time recommended place: jb on yonge st and Jane , Dina Alonso at royal York. Felichia,s in little Italy , white in york vile. Leanna belter in east Chinatown sash and bustle inleslieville. but if u r getting a gown everyone wears. don't bother my list.
festariformen / February 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm
This is Houston’s best custom suits shop. This shop specializes in both men and women custom suits. We provide suits, shirts, and shoes among other clothing products. Selection of fabric is very important in order to differentiate custom suits from other types.
mary / June 28, 2014 at 04:01 pm
Have you ever noticed that what one bride loves another hates? Is it really fair to discourage others from going to a store where you didn't like the experience? Another person might have loved through very seam experience. Any bridal store that can stay open today in this economic climate with so much competition today must be doing far more right than wrong and be pleasing far more customers than not.
Jocelyne / August 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm
I checked out beckers and they were super nice and helpful. Good price points but not as much of the particular styles I was after. Would definitely recommend as I know everyone is different !

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