Raleigh >Women's Clothing > Traditions By Anna
4209 Lassiter Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760935.840042 -78.644516
Neighborhoods: North Hills
I had the unfortunate experience of buying my wedding dress at Traditions by Anna. I overlooked the snobby salespeople on the date of my purchase because I really wanted a Priscilla of Boston dress and they are the only place in Raleigh where I could find the one I wanted. Just a few days after my purchase, I learned that I paid about 10% more for this dress than I would have anywhere else, including the Priscilla of Boston stores. As soon as my dress came in, I was informed that I had only one week to pay for the remainder of the dress (I had put half down). When I told them I was coming from out of town and that this would place a burden on me to rearrange my plans to come see the dress, they were extremely rude and did not extend the deadline, which would have resulted in a 15% charge to my account. After rearranging my schedule to accommodate their week deadline, I was dismayed to see that the dress looked different from the sample color I had tried on. I understand that this was not a specific result of anything done by Traditions, but they were extremely rude to me about my issue with the dress, making me feel like I had no choice but to pay for the remainder of the dress, which I did. Finally, I learned that the ONLY type of bustle that they do in house is the French bustle. Since I want an American bustle, I am in the position of having to find a seamstress on my own and will thus not be able to take advantage of the two pressings and storage that I had factored into advantages of buying with Traditions.
In short, this shop is overpriced, has snobby salespeople, will not work with you, and has unreasonable payment policies. Thanks to them, I will be walking down the aisle in a dress that I paid too much of my hard earned money for and that I do not completely love. Save yourself some heartache and do not go here.
Snotty saleswoman – I went into Traditions expecting a very pleasant experience but unfortunately I was disappointed with my time spent there. I am in the market for a dress within the $1000-$2000 range and was told that they "just don't carry many of those kinds of dresses" as if $2000 is only a few pennies to throw around. I understand that there are other people out there who will shop there and spend over $5000 on their dress, but no other customers were in the store at the time and you would've thought she didn't want the commission.
Also, the no photography policy is rather pointless because after telling me I couldn't take a picture to show my mom, she told me that I could go online and find it anyways.
Her attitude was down-right rude and far from enthusiastic. No cheerful questions about when I got engaged or what I was envisioning for my dress, and definitely no smile upon her face- which I find odd for a bridal salon.
I will not be buying my dress from Traditions. Thanks for making it a super easy choice!
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