Top Wedding Stores In Denver For The Vintage Shopper

March 11, 2014 7:00 AM

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For the bride who wants to capture a sense of timeless romance on her wedding day, a vintage dress can make all the difference. Many vintage dresses are stylish and chic and look great in photos for generations. Regardless of which era you prefer, there are several options available. If you are a bride who wants a dress with a vintage look, check out these boutiques and find a new, vintage-inspired dress or a true vintage dress you can tailor.
The Altar Bridal Consignment
9629 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 455-3385

The largest bridal consignment store in metro Denver, The Altar offers a vast selection of dresses in several styles. While many of the dresses were consigned, there is also a selection of designer and sample dresses. Treat yourself to a gorgeous heirloom dress after sifting through the store’s selection. Dresses are available in many sizes, and the shop has an alterations department, so you can be sure that your dress will fit perfectly. All consigned dresses are cleaned and preserved, so you don’t have to worry about the dress looking less than gorgeous.

Little White Dress
3420 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 814-8972

Formerly located in Castle Rock, Little White Dress recently relocated to the Highlands. This shop sells several vintage-inspired styles from designers like Jenny Packham, Claire Pettibone, Reem Acra, Rivini and more. All of the dresses are elegant with fine attention to detail, and the sales consultants will be there through the duration of your appointment to help you choose your perfect dress. The shop also hosts occasional sample sales for budget-minded brides, so check the website before you book. If you’re looking for that classic style, this shop is sure to have your dress.

d’Anelli Bridal
7301 W. Alameda Ave., Suite E
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 980-1400

Whether you’re looking for something romantic and frilly with a lot of lace, a “Mad Men”-style fit and flare or a flapper-style gown, you can find it at d’Anelli Bridal. With gowns from designers like Ian Stuart, Eve of Milady, Blue Willow and many more, there is a vast selection of styles. If you find the selection of dresses to be overwhelming, you can have your consultant pull styles that you want so you don’t have to look through the racks. If you’re more of a hands-off kind of shopper, then you too will be pleased since the consultants are willing to let you peruse the gowns at your own pace. Make an appointment and stop by the shop for your dress.

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The Green Bride
2340 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 798-2222

The Green Bride prides itself on helping brides find the perfect dress at a reasonable price. The shop takes consignment dresses, making sure that they are clean and in good condition. In addition, the shop also carries samples and other dresses directly from designers. This shop is very affordable, so brides who cringe at the thought of writing a $5,000 check for their dress will be pleased. The staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable, so they can assist you as you set out to find your dream dress.

The Bridal Collection
8101 E. Belleview Ave.
Denver, CO 80237
(720) 493-9454

Designers such as Lillian West, James Clifford, Justin Alexander and many more make The Bridal Collection a great place to shop for vintage-inspired gowns. With timeless silhouettes and attention to detail, there are several dresses from which to choose. As dress shopping can be an overwhelming experience, the sales people are on hand to help you in any way they can. They will answer questions, help you choose dresses and help you make up your mind if need be. The shop can be very busy at times, but it won’t take away from your personalized experience.

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