11/07/2016Bowties Tuxedo & Bridal Boutique
The Sales Person at Bowtie's Tuxedo, Lydia, immediately starting writing up my order, as if she knew she had a sale. Although the shop was very well kept, I'm a very cautious buyer. This Tuxedo was for my Son's Fall Formal & I wanted something that looked good at an affordable price. She made a few suggestions, based on questions that she asked & he answered. She was knowledgeable of the Tuxedos at the shop, which I expected, but she also had insight as to the shade of gray that my Son's date was going to wear. She made us feel like she already spoke to my Son's date & had some ideas on what we should rent. She was very professional & friendly. My Son & I liked her suggestions & he tried on a Tuxedo. While my Son was in the other room, I asked the price. I've already called other Tuxedo shops, so I had an idea what I was looking to pay. Lydia said that the Tuxedo that my Son was trying on, was the most expensive in the shop. Now I was ready to ask her to tear up the rental form. Then she told me the price & explained it in detail. I guess she did not realize, that she had the sale, right after she told me the price. He came out & the Tuxedo looked great on him. There were, of course, some alternations needed, but we discussed them & we were confident that she fully understood what we wanted. Due to a conflict in my Son's schedule, I picked up the Tuxedo on the Thursday prior to the Fall Formal. My Son tried it on at home & we were extremely happy with the final product. It really felt like it was made just for him. My Son & his date looked great together. He was also happy, that he was the only one at the Fall Formal with a Navy Blue Tuxedo. I returned the Tuxedo on Sunday; it was a 5 minute drop off, with 2 of those minutes being me thanking them & giving them a photo of my Son & his date. Lydia was hanging up the photo as I was leaving. She said that she will see me when I come by to rent the Prom Tuxedo. Lydia is right again.
I am am an offbeat bride. I'm a size 20 and feel most comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. I was dreading shopping for a wedding dress which is the complete opposite of how a bride SHOULD feel. Taking all this into account I'm so happy I went to Bridal & Boutique! Jeanne (or Jeannie?) made me feel immediately comfortable and assured me we would find the perfect dress. I didn't feel judged for my size. She provided a corset bra in my size for me to wear while trying on the dresses since I didn't have the proper undergarments. She was personable and friendly and knowledgable. She put me in a few dresses that I never in a million years would have thought would look good on me, but they did! She has a great eye, and she made me see myself differently. I ended up buying the second dress I tried on because under Jeanne/Jeannie's tasteful eye it flattered my figure perfectly, giving me a defined waist while flattening my tummy. Although the dress isn't exactly my vision, she will have it altered to match exactly what I want. We are altering the length, adding fuller sleeves, a green sash and a green tulle underskirt for a pop of my favorite color for my fall wedding! Additionally, she made sure that even with all that customization it came in at the budget I gave her when I first walked in the door. As someone who was intimidated by wedding dress shopping, my experience at Bridal & Boutique could not have been more pleasantly surprising or enjoyable. I can't wait for my first fitting!
I will go to the ends of the earth to have Gary fix, repair, work on ALL of my shoes! he is well worth it. you get what you pay for. and believe me....GARY IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! i moved from Boulder City to Houston, TX. I tried getting my shoes done in Houston but after ruining three pair of shoes, I bought new AGAIN and sent them to Gary BACK IN LAS VEGAS!! THAT IS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS GUY!!! He takes pride in all of his work. He will never ever displease you. In life, as we grow older, we learn one important fact.....YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. YOU WANT QUALITY it may cost you a little more, but in the end IT IS SOOOO WORTH IT. I need a lift on one shoe, but not the other. Gary is SO thorough that he ensures BOTH shoes look alike. He puts the lift on one shoe and THEN he puts the same 'sole' on the other shoe --- so my shoes look alike. This man pays attention to detail. Down to the very minute little things that no one else has ever done. I have been to many, many shoe repair shops in my life. I was in the military and have traveled the world. This man is BY FAR --- THE BEST YOU WILL EVER GET!! Gary and Linda.....THANK YOU FOR TAKING GREAT CARE OF ME AND MY SHOES OVER THE YEARS and thank you for continuing.....
There are a lot of rare shirts and band patches as well that you can't get anywhere else--if you want your Rancid/Bad Religion/Crass or whatever gear, then this place is the go-to place for it.They even sell some metal band shirts here! However, their selection for metal t-shirts is limited compared to their punk rock shirts. They mainly sell thrash metal ones because hey--thrash metal got part of its roots from hardcore punk, anyway.The staff was friendly to me and helped me pick out some rockabilly/psychobilly dresses that I could wear. Mainly, they don't bother you unless you ask for assistance.Cash 4 Chaos has a wider inventory than Hot Topic. I know that Hot Topic is now beginning to sell other punk stuff besides Misfits, but they pale in comparison to Cash 4 Chaos' offeringsI think this place is worth a visit if you're looking for a place to buy your alternative apparel besides Hot Topic or the Bettie Page Store.
I found the wedding dress of my dreams, and I managed to stay within my budget. The wonderful owner, Evanna, took the time to help me even though I didn't make an apportionment! I was on day 3 of unsuccessful dress hunting, so I was beginning to feel a bit pessimistic. Luckily, Evanna came to the rescue. She was honest and didn't waste time trying to sell me dresses that I was interested in. She knew what shapes were right for my petite frame. Evanna has a lot of experience and it shows. Her staff is very friendly too. I'm so happy I stopped in.-Cecilia