• Bargain Thursday: Bridal and Formal Wear


    The region's only bridal resale store is now open and you can save, literally, hundreds of dollars on the dress of your dreams.

    It all started with one dress. Joelle Scholl was "looking for the perfect dress" and wanted a deal so she bought one online. When it came in, she "did not like it at all," So, she bought another. And, another. And, well, you get the picture. "I've bought and sold 26 dresses before finally deciding on a wedding dress," said Scholl.

    And that's how The Barefoot Bride began. Scholl started selling the dresses she didn't like online. Now, The Barefoot Bride is the only brick-and-mortar store in the region dedicated to bridal and formal gowns.

    Many of the gowns are new with tags. Some are samples. Many come from "brides with two," which Scholl said is, "a bride who is a little indecisive about her dress. She thinks she's found the perfect dress and then she finds another dress-now she has two dresses." Sometimes those brides have to sell gowns they've purchased for the entire wedding party.

    We found incredible prices at The Barefoot Bride. For example, we found a $1200 gown for $375. It had never been worn. Another was selling for $350. It has the tags on from the retail store, $1499.

    Scholl has more than 500 wedding gowns, formals, bridesmaid and prom dresses. They range in size from 0-26. Scholl said, "We have some as low as $125. We also have formals that start at $10." You will find names like Vera Wang, Jim Hjelm, Watters and Watters, and Mori Lee just to mention a few.

    The best part is if you change your mind, you can always re-sell it at The Barefoot Bride.

    The Barefoot Bride
    917 S. Cooper
    (Next to Celtic Crossing)
    By appointment only


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