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Married on 10/21/2017
I have so many good things to say about my experience with the staff at Clarissa Boutique! Through all aspects of wedding accessories (belts, jewelry, and alterations), the ladies at Clarissa's exceeded all of my expectations. My first purchase at the store was a custom belt for my MOH, who wore a black of the rack dress. They worked with me (and the dress) to figure out what would match my bridal gown, as well as the correct placement since my MOH lived out of town. Needless to say she looked extraordinary! The team sewed the belt into place, added custom beading, and even steamed the dress so that when I picked it up everything was ready to go. They truly go the extra mile for every bride! After this experience I knew that I needed to go back to Clarissa's for my bridal jewelry. I found the most beautiful headpiece for a high bun, as well as earrings for myself and the mother of the bride. With a 15% off coupon, everything was more than reasonably priced, matched my dress and style perfectly, and came in ahead of schedule. The final interaction that I had with Clarissa was for my rehearsal dinner. I purchased a hi-lo hem gown online that was significantly marked down. When it arrived, the fit was okay but a bit snug (bridal sizes are difficult). The ladies at Clarissa worked their magic and were able to transform my dress into something worthy of a wedding day, not just a rehearsal dinner! Not only did they adjust the fit, but they modified the hemline to perfection. For any alterations, accessories, gowns, or advice, visit the ladies at Clarissa. They were an absolute pleasure to work with.
Clarissa Boutique's reply:
Abby, We are delighted that your experience here at Clarissa Boutique was a positive one. We strive everyday to give each of our brides individual attention and a positive experience. We wish you and your husband a life full of happiness and good health.
Married on 06/29/2019
Clarissa's Boutique in the southside is without a doubt, the place to find all your wedding accessories. Earldine and her staff were extremely accommodating to my daughter and I. They even had toys and lollipops for my grandchildren. We had a vision for a certain belt to go with out bridesmaids dresses and they were able to find them, adjust it according to size and wanted nothing more than to please. Out hairpins were custom made and they were absolutely stunning. Earldine reviewed many of her catalogues to determine the right earrings to go with the hairpins. It was first class service as if you were the only one in the world that was important. They do not disappoint.
Clarissa Boutique's reply:
Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was so much fun helping to make your vision a reality. Best wishes to you and your husband.
Married on 05/10/2019
I am so glad that I went to Clarissa’s for my accessories and my alterations! Their customizable options for jewelry, headpieces, and veils are awesome! The ladies were so helpful in selecting pieces for myself and my mom. Gretchen did all of my alterations, and my dress was absolutely perfect. It was several sizes too big (I purchased a sample), but you would never know it after my alterations were done. It fit like a glove. Gretchen was also able to add buttons all the way down the back of my dress, which was my dream! Overall the alterations were incredibly reasonably priced and much less expensive than I thought they were going to be, especially given the high quality work. I would absolutely recommend Clarissa’s!
Married on 11/03/2018
Your Escape from Run of the Mill Boutiques
Clarissa Boutique has an amazing selection of wedding accessories and classic, elegant veils for reasonable prices. The ladies of Clarissa Boutique were wonderful to work with. I received a thank you note that included a discount offer after only visiting to view their selection. This was particularly touching and astonishing to me after hearing that the boutique that I purchased my dress and all of the bridesmaid dresses at wouldn't offer me any discount for any accessories. I would unconditionally recommend Clarissa Boutique for any bride.
Married on 10/14/2017
I had such an amazing experience at Clarissa Boutique. I went initially looking for hair accessories to compliment my wedding dress, and ended up going back for a veil. At my first appointment, I wasn't really sure what to expect, as I'm not really a sparkles-and-bling kind of bride. I was happily surprised to find an amazing selection of pieces, from large hair combs and headbands to even the smallest pins, and I found so many things I loved that weren't over the top, and everything was reasonably priced. I wasn't quite sure what I was looking for initially, but my consultant was patient and kind, and chose some things that matched my dress perfectly. She even put my hair up and put a few of the pieces I liked into my hair just so I could see what they might look like! I ended up walking away with 5 small bobby pin like hair combs, and then went back about 3 weeks before my wedding when I decided last minute I wanted a veil. Not only did they remember me from my initial visit 3 months before, but they remembered the exact hair combs I purchased, and showed me what their custom made veils would look like with my hair combs. They accommodated my rather last minute veil addition, and even had it made before my last dress fitting at my bridal salon. I ended up getting a custom veil made by them, and it was the absolute perfect touch on my wedding day. All of the pieces and the veil are high quality, and still looking good as new after all the festivities of the day. I can't recommend Clarissa Boutique enough... Don't buy your veil or accessories at your salon, check out Clarissa Boutique!
Clarissa Boutique's reply:
Emily, Thank you so much for the kind words. We strive to offer the best customer service possible. We treat each bride as an individual and provide each with a custom look to suite their personal style. Best wishes for a happy healthy life together !!!
Married on 05/13/2017
I absolutely LOVED my necklace and earrings from Clarissa Boutique! Penny was so helpful and accommodating while I tried on different pieces. Everything in the store was so beautiful, you won't be disappointed!
Married on 04/22/2017
I purchased my wedding dress here last summer. Wonderful service here! I have another fitting to get things complete but from the first initial appointment and the first fitting was an amazing experience for a bride. As long as you are open to off the rack dresses, the prices are amazing and its worth checking out to see if you can find a dress. Not a huge selection but they change out a lot so worth checking out. This was my first stop and I picked I think it was the 3rd or 4th dress I tried on. It’s a very intimate experience. No crazy crowds of people. The focus was on just me both times. The first fitting was fun. Very overwhelming for myself because I had to make a lot of decisions but it went smooth and I loved how much they cared to help me make the right choices. I ended up buying everything there, the dress, veil, headpiece and having some lace added to my dress. I cannot wait to go back to see the finished dress. I recommend this place to everyone I talk to that’s looking for a dress.
Clarissa Boutique's reply:
We are so happy you have had a good experience. Thank you for choosing Clarissa Boutique! We can't wait to see photos of your wedding day!
Married on 02/04/2017
I stopped by Clarissa's Boutique to get a vail for my wedding dress. The women at the store were super helpful and friendly. The service was really quick and I was able to pick up my vail within a few weeks! Highly recommend it to anyone in the Pittsburgh area.
Clarissa Boutique's reply:
We are so glad you had a good experience. Thank you for the kind words. We hope you share photos with us after your big day! Best wishes.
Married on 11/12/2016
My mother and I went into Clarissa's to have them redesign my grandmother's 1940s veil. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted, but they were able to come up with numerous ideas and options. They ended up designing a headpiece for me while incorporating my grandmother's veil. I received so many compliments on the end result. My new headpiece was ready within a week too. It was perfect! I highly recommend Clarissa's!
Married on 11/11/2016
Definitely go here for your veil! They were fantastic, timely, and helpful. I also purchased my jewelry and garter here! Also I bought a few gifts for my bridesmaids!
Married on 10/22/2016
I used Clarissa Boutique for my alterations and veil and could not have been happier with the quality of work. I was extremely impressed with how expertly they were able to alter my dress, despite the delicate details and layers they had to work with. My veil was also just what I wanted. I went there 3 or 4 times during the process of the alterations and always was very happy with how kind and patient everyone was. Definitely get your alterations and accessories here - you won't regret it!
Married on 10/09/2016
I didnt have much time to find a veil and I really wanted a juliet cap veil. Just by chance I checked out clarissa's. I was able to choose my material and design my veil right on the spot. It was ready to pick up in less than a week. It was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined and I received many compliments on it everywhere I went that day. It was also very reasonably priced.
Clarissa Boutique's reply:
So happy we could help! Thank you for your kind words and letting us be part of your big day. Congrats :)
Married on 10/01/2016
Quick, unique & affordable. I got a cathedral veil with ribbon lining for $150. These are $500+ at bridal boutiques. I also got a cute, one-of-a-kind $15 garder.
Married on 07/16/2016
I had a custom veil made at Clarissa's Boutique and it was absolutely stunning! They created a dramatic Cathedral veil with a hem to match my dress. I also found all of my bridal jewelry in their store. Everything was perfect!
Married on 11/07/2015
Gretchen is seriously amazing. Don't trust anyone else to work with your dress. Everything turned out amazing. Also, the customer service is so wonderful. I got my accessories there as well, so beautiful. I loved working with Clarissa Boutique.
Married on 10/10/2015
Everyone we dealt with at Clarissa's was extremely knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and highly skilled. They took my dress from off the rack at David's Bridal and turned it into a one of a kind masterpiece that looked like a million bucks and fit like a glove. I also bought my jewelry and some accessories from them and they helped me make sure all my pieces complimented each other very well. They listened very closely to what I wanted and delivered. Not only that, but they went above and beyond, adding little extras like a loop for me to hold the train up that made the experience all that much more enjoyable. The price was highly reasonable for the services I received, they were considerably lower actually than other places where I have received less quality service for bridal party alterations in the past.
2+ years ago
I love hats, and I went in to see if they would custom make a hat for me for my wedding day. What I wanted was slightly different than the typical hat frame they normally used, but they made my frame from scratch so it would be what I had imagined. It was my first time ever custom designing a hat and they were able to help me through the process of the detail work. I went in for several fittings throughout the process and each one did not take long. They completed it in a timely manner, and the cost for the whole thing was the price of some of the cheaper veils found in most bridal stores. So I was able to get more bang for my buck. I am so happy with the way it turned out and I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day in 2 months!
2+ years ago
The ladies at clarissa's were amazing! So friendly and helpful. They spent such quality time helping me find the perfect pieces to compliment my wedding attire.
Married on 04/25/2015
MUST visit before you buy elsewhere! Awesome store and staff! Very reasonable and flexible for MOB and Bride that is out of state!
Married on 03/28/2015
Clarissa Boutique was near my apartment so I decided to stop there to look for a veil. I found a similar one that I had liked from another store, but it was $180 compared to $800 in the store I bought my dress from, plus they offer to custom make any veil. I came back to the store with my mom to show her the veil and it was nowhere to be found, but the workers were nice enough to search every room in the back until they found the one I was describing. I decided to also get my dress altered there since it was the winter months and I could walk there. They ended up making me a custom veil measured for my dress, and they even had a special champagne color veil that matched my dress PERFECTLY. During one of my fittings I brought in my headpiece and they helped me pick out earrings and a bracelet that matched and made the whole process a lot of fun. I had lost some weight before my wedding and the dress wasn't fitting perfectly so I walked into the store two weeks before the wedding in tears asking to try it on again and they worked with me until it looked perfect. I think I ended up having two extra appointments after what was supposed to be my final fitting and they did not give me any grief about it. Everyone I worked with at the shop went above and beyond to make me feel important. I highly recommend this shop for any future bride!
Married on 12/31/2014
I purchased my dress from another salon but was looking for somewhere with a good reputation to take my dress for alterations. It was truly my perfect dress and although not much needed to be done to it, the skirt was layered and delicate and I wanted to make sure it was done right and that the bustle would look good. Clarissa Boutique did not disappoint. Gretchen did my alterations, just needing to hem the skirt and put cups into the dress. The hem that I thought would be complicated she made so easy and beautifully executed. The bustle was simple for my bridesmaids to do and it maintained the integrity of the skirt which is what I really wanted. The price was also reasonable from what I understand some other salons charge, and truly a great value as I was very pleased with the service we received and the way the dress turned out.
Married on 11/01/2014
Fantastic! They hand made the jewelry of my dreams! Loved working with them! The jewelry and hair piece completely complimented my dress! Thank you
2+ years ago
I stopped into Clarissa's looking for a headpiece for my dress. I didn't bring anything with me at the time, so the ladies in the store helped me find similar jewelry and even a dress to compare when I was choosing a headpiece. Everybody was SOO helpful and friendly, and honestly, picking out my headpiece was the most fun I had during my entire wedding experience. They really made me feel like a princess during this process!
I was so pleased with my experience and the absolutely beautiful accessories they have in their shop that I ended up custom ordering a bracelet as well. I was there about a week and a half before my wedding so they rushed the order for no extra money.
If anyone is looking for bridal accessories in Pittsburgh, I don't think there is any better place!
Married on 10/25/2014
I loved this boutique! They provide an excellent value and did a beautiful job with my alterations! Book in advance because they are in high demand! They also have lovely jewelry and head pieces, my head piece was beautiful and was a perfect match. They also made my veil, it was perfect and a much better price then paying for those at the dress shops! I would highly recommend them for alterations, veils, or accessories!
Married on 10/18/2014
They altered my dress to perfection and I would recommend them to anyone!