Wedding dress shops in the Bay Area
June 15, 2006 12:57 PM   Subscribe

My fiance is looking for wedding dresses this weekend, and is wondering if anyone has recommendations for stores in the San Francisco Bay Area (esp. SF, Peninsula and San Jose areas). She is looking for places with a good selection of <$2000 dresses. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
posted by rorycberger to Shopping (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Gunne Sax outlet? (aka Jessica McClintock)
mid range sizes: (~8-14? or so)

35 Stanford Street, SF
might have weird hours: 415-495-3326

ooo! and when I googled their phone number this website came up. Could be good.
posted by small_ruminant at 1:05 PM on June 15, 2006

Try this place in Fremont.
posted by Failure31 at 1:15 PM on June 15, 2006

Second the Wedding Gown Superstore suggestion...they also have one over near El Cerrito/Berkeley.
posted by echolalia67 at 3:43 PM on June 15, 2006

Don't laugh - I went to David's Bridal here on the east coast and ended up with this dress. And loved it.

Here on the east coast, at least, there are folks who think of David's as "low rent" - much better to go to a small designer and spend the earth. But I could *not* have been happier with my dress.

There's a David's in San Jose.
posted by ersatzkat at 4:05 PM on June 15, 2006

In Los Gatos there is a small shop that sells some of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen, wedding and otherwise. It's called "In the Olde Manner" and the dresses range from simple to full-on reproductions of classy couture from past eras. The dresses are very elegant. This isn't a bridal shop selling Vera Wang, though.

I'm sorry but I don't know prices. The shop is on University, near the corner of Main. On the same side of the street as Banana Republic.

Happy wedding!
posted by shifafa at 5:07 PM on June 15, 2006 [1 favorite]

Is there a Macy's by Demetrios in SF? I bought my gown at the store here in the DC area for under $1000 and it's lovely.

Good luck and enjoy!

Also, remind her not to buy on sight but to consider pricing the gown with the multiple online vendor quote tool at All of the vendors come highly recommended.
posted by wildeepdotorg at 7:21 PM on June 15, 2006

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