Reading >Women's Clothing > Carrie Karibo Boutique
334 W Benson St, Cincinnati, OH | Directions 4521539.223768 -84.445999
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
I could not ask for more! We were so impressed every time we went to Carrie Karibo Boutique. The girls were always helpful and totally knowledgeable. They made our experience special for me and my family. I am so grateful that everything exceeded my expectations on finding that “perfect” wedding dress.
I usually don’t take the time to write these reviews, however I felt compelled to in this case. Last Sunday, I went to Reading Bridal district to shop for my bridesmaids dresses. I stopped at the 3 stores that were open. The first store we went into we were simply ignored. The second store we went into we were seriously ignored. Five employees walked by and did not even acknowledge us. Thankfully the 3rd store was Carrie Karibo Boutique. We walked into the store and even though they had customers, they stopped and asked how they could help me. Needless to say, I told them what I was looking for and I found the perfect “Twist” dress for my bridesmaids. This store turn what was going to be an awful experience to a memorial one. I can’t thank them enough!
My experience with Carrie Karibo Boutique was amazing!! When we I arrived at the boutique they were running a little behind, so while I waited I took a look at the gowns and picked out some that I wanted to try on. Carrie herself greeted me and chose a few more gowns that she thought I would like. I loved the suggestions that she made and she was honest with me if a dress wasn’t flattering on my body. I ended up with an Ami Kuschel dress that Carrie picked out for me. I would have never picked it out myself but once I tried it on I knew it was the one! Carrie & the girls at the store made this an unforgettable experience for me. I will always remember this day and had such a wonderful experience. I know that I ramble on too much but thank you to Carrie for contributing to my great wedding experience.
Words cannot describe the experience that I had at Carrie Karibo Boutique. I had been to 4 or5 salons in the area and I can honestly say that none of them came close to this boutique! The customer service was second to none! The girls were so friendly, knew what they were doing and did not pressure you in the slightest. They have a nice section of bridal gowns that are not mass dresses that you keep running into at every store. I was lucky enough to have Sherry help me every step of the way. My dress was handpicked by her, even down to the accessories that accented my wedding dress. If it wasn’t for Sherry’s keen eye, I would have never tried it on. But with a gentle push, I did and I am ever so glad that I did. I don’t think I could have ever imagined what the finished product would turn out like, but I can honestly say I felt like a princess. I know it sounds cliché, but it is true and I could have not done it without Carrie Karibo Boutique! They even have a great selection of mother of bride dresses too! My mom went back two weeks later to get her dress!
Fashionista Bridesmaids – I love this store and will come back for more.
The staff has been so helpful. They helped me find my bridesmaids dresses so quickly and easily. They listened to the concerns that I had regarding different body types and they offered solutions. They even told me that my bms could dye their dresses after the wedding. And - a few did!
I even got a dress for the honeymoon. And, if I ever need a great dress again, this is where I'll go. They're not just bridesmaids dresses. They're just great dresses.
Absolutely delightful! – My daughter was looking for bridesmaid dresses for her wedding in September and just looked locally. She couldn't find any and settled on a dress in a well-known catalog/store. I wanted her to take her girls for the "full wedding experience", so I got online and found Carrie's place in Cincinnati, about two hours away. We took the girls there and were so delighted! The staff was magnificent! The salesgirl was super helpful and had the girls laughing and trying on tons of dresses. We all had a ball! The boutique is small and personal and homey and I would recommend it to everyone! They really take the time to help you show all the styles and tons of colors to choose from. And to top it off, they had me trying on dresses and I found the most beautiful mother of the bride gown by Simple Silhouettes, where they actually match a top you like to a bottom you like. I am a different size on top than I am on bottom so the dress was a perfect fit when I received it! My daughters wedding was so beautiful and elegant and everyone raved about the dresses! So, so happy we went there!
Bridal Gown Found! – I just found the most perfect wedding gown! I didn't want the typical "frou frou" gown, and was having a difficult time finding one. I thought they only carried bridesmaid dresses when thankfully my friend recommended Carrie Karibo boutique! I found an Amy Kuschel gown and it perfectly complimented my sense of style and fit within my budget! :)
Just plain awful – ABSOLUTELY THE WORST SERVICE I HAVE EVER RECEIVED AT ANY BRIDAL SALOON! AS SOON AS THEY GET YOUR MONEY, YOUR SCREWED. ALL OF OUR BRIDESMAID DRESSES WERE ENORMOUS. NOT TO MENTION WE HAD TO SPEND AN EXTRA $75-$100 TO GET THEM REMAID. THE STAFF WAS RUDE AND LAZY. THEY DO NOT FOLLOW THROUGH WITH ANY OF THEIR PROMISES ( COST, SIZE, DATE OF DRESS ARRIVAL AND MAILING THE DRESSES TO THOSE OUT OF TOWN) THE ENTIRE PROCESS WAS AN ABSOLUTE MESS! IT WAS SUCH AN AWFUL EXPERIENCE THAT I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND MY WORST ENEMY TO VISIT THIS SALOON!
Highly recommended – I had such a great experience when I visited the store. The quality and selection of the dresses surpassed anything that I had seen elsewhere. The staff was so fun to work with and helped me choose styles that worked perfectly for my bridesmaids.
Bad Experience – My sisters and I went to Carrie Karibo to find bridesmaid dresses. We were very happy to select long dresses for both of them in blue silk shantung. The sales associate wrote down our order and the price quote of $265 for each dress. All's well, right? Wrong. A couple days later, my sister calls to pay for her dress and is told that there was a mistake and the dress is not available in the color and fabric we chose. Alright, we select different long dresses that are available and again are quoted $265 per dress and my sister orders and pays for her dress. All's well now, right? Wrong. A couple of weeks later, my friend calls to order her dress and is told that WE (!) are mistaken about the price and it is actually $311!! I call the shop and speak with the sales associate who tries to convince me that we told them we wanted short dresses. No, actually the WRITTEN quote states LONG dresses in blue silk shantung for $265 and my sister already paid for her LONG dress at this price. The end to the story -- the store refused to honor the price they quoted in writing and charged for my sister's dress. We canceled our order and are getting dresses through a different store. If they bungled our order this much on the front end I can only imagine the bungling when the dresses are actually supposed to arrive.
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