Amsale Spring 2016 Trunk Show

Amsale is known for her clean lines and simplicity but this season she decided to explore more intricate fabrics as well. Her collection offered gowns for a classic bride as well as someone craving a bit more glitz. Her impeccable fit however, is still the same… let us know what you think! Our trunk show starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday, by appointment only.

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Bliss by Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show

We absolutely loved the  latest collection from Bliss by Monique Lhuillier! There were many versatile styles and gowns for every type of bride, all with Monique’s signature touch, plus an attainable price point. Here are our favorites… our trunk show starts tomorrow call 202 965 4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for appointments!

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Mira Zwillinger Spring 2016 Trunk Show

Mira Zwillinger’s “Stardust” collection for spring 2016 was absolutely magical, after all, doesn’t every bride want a little bit of fairy dust in their life? We’ve selected our favorite gowns from the collection, which featured silver appliqués, lamé lace, and shimmering tulle. The silhouettes ranged from sexy and sophisticated to airy and innocent. Our trunk starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. Please call 202 965 4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for appointments.

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Vendor of the Month: The Tailored Man

For our August Vendor of the Month we chose The Tailored Man in McLean, Virginia. As we described earlier this month, this boutique creates bespoke menswear for their clients and also provides amazing alterations services as well. We wanted to ask Sanjay Daswani of The Tailored Man a few more questions about the boutique and the custom process.
Q: Could you tell our readers a little bit about The Tailored Man?
A: The Tailored Man is a family owned & operated business that believes our clients are our most valuable asset.  Our objective is to diligently scope, create & craft to perfection custom suits & shirts to fit our clients unique needs. We provide each client with uncompromising attention.  Our Customer satisfaction is paramount to our operation.
Q: What are the most common questions prospective clients ask?
A: Price is one of the biggest misconceptions people have about custom suits / shirts. People often think that custom suiting is only for men that can afford to spend a significant amount of money. At The Tailored Man we can offer you a better value for your money than some of the high end stores and brands.
Secondly, people think off the rack fit can suffice. But seasonal trends need not be the best fit for all body types. Rather than be compromised with mass produced proportions, a client can avail the perfection of a custom fit for a stand out look they can carry with style and comfort.
Thirdly, illusion of time saved. Styles are always changing; clients get consumed from store to store trying to find what’s new & what fits. They finally end up with pieces which never work out all the time. Working with custom clothiers will help reduce the time wasted running around & update your look and make you look more trendy.
Q: Typically, what is the lead time for a custom suit?
A: Usually, it takes about six weeks for a custom suit or tuxedo, but it can vary depending on the item and fabrics selected.
Q: Are alterations included in the custom process?
A: Yes, alterations are included in the process, even though the suits are measured for the man, pieces will always need a few tweaks once the client actually has it on his body. We also offer complimentary alterations for up to 15 months, if a client needs their piece to be taken in or let out a bit. In addition to that, we offer alterations on outside pieces for a separate cost.
Q: What makes The Tailored Man different?
A: Our selection of fabric brands at various price points gives us a better advantage than many custom clothiers. Our service & attention to detail to our clients’ needs sets us apart. Our location in a prime area is also key. Being next to all the Luxury brands gives us a competitive edge where clients can compare prices & walk right out to us for any custom work. The overall growth of the surrounding area keeps giving us easier access to numerous clients.
Q: What advice would you give someone who is considering buying a custom suit?
A: Consider what your need is for the suit, the flexibility of wearing it for multiple occasions or dictated by a specific occasion to narrow in on the styles and color palette. The most important part about a suit is the fit. Look out & ask yourself how the jacket feels & fits at your shoulders and chest, and the length is appropriate. What type of customization would you like starting from lapel style & widths, vents at the back of the jacket and slack style. Think of options you would like on your suits such as and not limited to working button holes on sleeves and fancy lining.
Will you be game to have something made that is different from what you normally go for and step out of your comfort zone. Try different patterns of suits and shirts while considering what will suit your body type and personality.
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Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show Spring 2016

We always love Monique Lhuillier’s collection, and this season she did such an amazing job of mixing fabrics and textures. Whether the gown was ruched and curve hugging or airy and embellished, they were all rich and dramatic in their own way. These are our favorites from the collection, let us know what you think! Our trunk show starts tomorrow, simply call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for an appointment.

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Liancarlo Spring 2016 Trunk Show

With many of our trunk shows, we like to highlight our top picks from the latest collection. For this week’s Liancarlo trunk show, starting tomorrow, we wanted share some Liancarlo love as well. This season the collection was filled with something for everyone, from princess ball gowns to sassy sheaths. To make an appointment and see these gorgeous gowns in person call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com…

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Marchesa Spring 2016 Trunk Show

With our Marchesa trunk show starting tomorrow we wanted to pick our top gowns from the latest collection. We are so excited to share all of the latest styles with our brides this weekend! For appointments call (202) 965 4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com…

The show will be running July 16th-18th, let us know what you think!

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