Seattle >Women's Clothing > Cicada
1121 1st Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.605902 -122.337524
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Business District
fabulous! – I loved my dress, and got great service. Even help with my own jewellery and ideas for accessories. The person I worked with (Mandy or Mindy?) was so enthusiastic about my dress and was happy to help me on the several occasions I came in both for fittings and when I just wanted to try the dress on again.
Beautiful dress and nice service – Such nice ladies work here, and the service was better than expected. I was on a tight budget, and made a beeline to the clearance rack to find some good deals. I bought a top and a skirt for almost half their original price. I ended up buying my shoes at this shop too. No one tried to sell me anything I didn't need, and I always got a fitting room and someone to help me in a very timely manner, even though I was a cheapo. The store itself is very cozy; you're not on display in a huge and busy shop where all sorts of strangers can look at you. The off-the-rack dresses are beautiful; simple and elegant. Some are a bit funky too! I will come back here when I need a good party dress!
Don't waste your time, money, nor energy – DON'T BOTHER TO GO IN SINCE YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY SERVICE!!! I walked into the store and there were hardly any customers. I perused through their selection and was slightly surprised that not a single employee had said a word to me after a minute or so. I continued to walk around the store and started to look through a rack. One of the employees came to my rack and was rearranging some dresses and saw what I looking at the dresses. And to my dismay, she still did not say a word. I continued around the store and looked at some shoes. Nothing! I finally finished walking around the store and came back to the front door. Sad to say, no one approached me, let alone said a word to me the entire time. I would NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE who deserves some courtesy and service!
Fabulous – I had a fabulous experience at Cicada - I came in wanting a splendid wedding dress, something a bit hard to find considering I was pregnant at the time! Elizabeth Klobe worked one-on-one with me, choosing the perfect fabric and design. My dress was gorgeous and done perfectly on time. I also loved the uniqueness of everything - my dress, the accessories, everything. I felt like the most beautiful bride I could be - uniquely myself and gorgeous.
I'd like to get married again and again just so I can pick out more gowns.
A breath of fresh air – I put my wedding together very spur of the moment. I was looking for a unique dress to fit the unique day. Working with Elizabeth, Jen and the rest of the staff made me feel very relaxed.... about everything. I had My dress, jacket, and shoes in just a few weeks, with no upsets. After talking to other friends that recently got married, I had it easy. THANK YOU CICADA!!!
Elegant & Unique – I loved all of the clothes in the botique. They have formal wear and dressier cocktail length clothes. The prices were high but if you can catch a sale it will be worth it. The fabrics are all very nice and expensive to the touch. The customer service is very poor. The sales staff didn't acknowledge me upon entering the store. The sales staff kept chatting amongst themselves about their weekend. On my scheduled pick-up date, the dress wasn't ready and they didn't even bother to call to let me know it wasn't ready.
Easy! – The fabulous dressmakers at Cicada made my custom wedding dress. As a second-time bride, I wanted something more understated, and Cicada made it happen. It was fast, friendly and inexpensive. I highly recommend them.
absolutely fabulous! – Charming store with very down-to-earth staff. They could be snooty but they're not. Everyone had clever suggestions and they worked to accommodate my schedule. Great selection of delicious fabrics and styles which are both funky and classic. I had a wonderful experience.
Thank Heavens For Cicada! – As a recent bride, I was SO pleased with the selection, customer service, and originality of Cicada! My dress was the only aspect of my wedding that was a major ordeal. They were so kind and made me feel like a QUEEN! They were also great with my bridesmaids AND Mother-In-Law. One stop shopping and I couldn't be happier! Thank Heaven for Cicada! You made my day! You made me and my bridal party the most beautiful people on earth!
"bridal barn" service, designer prices – Im happy with my custom made bridal gown, but my satisfaction ends there. The seamstress/owner was late to all of my fittings (nearly an hour 1/2 in one case), and absent during my final fitting. Four months later, the staff still forgot that I was a bride, the unique color of my dress kept them assuming that I was a bridesmaid. They refused to make scheduling accommodations, even though I was making appointments months in advance and lived 5 hours away. They repeatedly trashed a competing bridal salon in front of customers, which I found very unprofessional. This just wasnt the boutique-y, intimate experience I was expecting I probably could have gotten better customer service from any old off the rack type place. The frustration involved just wasnt worth it; I paid about as much as I would have for a brand name designer gown.
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