Macy's Bridal Shop - Downtown Minneapolis, MN: I am looking for a mother-of-the-bride dress, and have done a lot of looking on-line and a bit in stores. Today I made a full-out effort to try on dresses. I first looked in the store's general dress area and the Oval Room - didn't find anything that caught my eye. I dropped in at their bridal shop - I didn't have an appointment. I was allowed to browse the rack, and when I found a few dresses that I liked, a consultant scheduled an appointment for later in the afternoon. Worked out perfectly because I was with my daughter and we were planning to create a bridal registry first.
I returned to try on the dresses - really liked a couple of them. My consultant was very professional yet friendly and warm. She did a great job of making the dresses appear to fit me so I got a good idea of how they might look when altered. The price tags were a bit staggering - I asked if there were any discounts available. She checked with the manager who agreed that if I purchased by 6pm on 3/27, I could receive a 10% discount. I don't plan to buy right away and want to look some more, so I won't be taking advantage of the discount. But I appreciated that they were willing to give one.
All-in-all, I had fun trying on the dresses, my consultant was great, and I now have 2 dresses that I know I'd be satisfied with in terms of how they looked on me. Price may be a deterrent. Thumbs up.