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Nicole Miller Fall Trunk Show

Don't miss your chance for an exclusive look at the latest collection from Nicole Miller Bridal.

Don’t miss your chance for an exclusive look at the latest collection from Nicole Miller Bridal.

September 21 – 22: Nicole Miller Trunk Show!

September 21 - 22: Nicole Miller Trunk Show!

Blue Willow Trunk Show at The English Dept.

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A Bit of Blush

Our annual sample sale is just eight days away and we wanted to highlight some of our favorite trends to get prepared–starting with BLUSH!  We have romantic, feminine and playful pale pink gowns to choose from at The English Dept.  From the classic Conservatory, by San Francisco line, Siri, to Elizabeth Dye’s Pinterest darling, Tea/Blush, if you’re shopping for a hint of color you’ll find it at The English Dept.

Drop in to check out these beauties in person between 11 am and 6 pm Tuesday through Friday or call us to make a Saturday appointment!

And don’t forget–all samples will be 50% off for one weekend only, July 26 – 28.  That includes all of the lovely dresses featured in this post!

Elizabeth Dye's "Tempest" with "Sage" from Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge.

Elizabeth Dye’s “Tempest” with “Sage” from Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge.

Elizabeth Dye's "Tea/Blush" gown shown in blush with a vintage brass rhinestone sash by The English Dept.

Elizabeth Dye’s “Tea/Blush” gown shown in blush with a vintage brass rhinestone sash by The English Dept.

Siri's "Conservatory" with The English Dept's "Antheia" sash.

Siri’s “Conservatory” with The English Dept’s “Antheia” sash.

Duchess

A strapless column by Simple Silhouettes (left) and "Gardenia" by Love, Yu (right).

A strapless column by Simple Silhouettes (left) and “Gardenia” by Love, Yu (right).

Think you don’t have time? The English Dept can help!

Nicole Miller's "Brooke"  with matching lace edged veil.

Nicole Miller’s “Brooke” with matching lace edged veil.

Summer is heating up and if you’re planning a wedding this year you might be starting to feel the time crunch.  Most designer gowns can take a few months to get to you.  At The English Dept most of the dresses we carry take anywhere from three to five months for a regular order.  Don’t have that kind of time?  Don’t worry!!!  Almost all of our designers can accommodate a rush order when necessary!  We’ve compiled a list of some options and tips for brides who are short on time:

1.  Buying a dress “off the rack”.

At The English Dept. (and most boutiques) the dresses in the shop are samples for trying on before ordering.  We normally have just one sample gown for the styles we carry and the size and condition will vary.  When someone purchases the sample from the store it’s considered buying “off the rack” and can be a great option if you’re short on time or on a budget.  Samples are generally offered at a discounted rate dependent on the condition.

2.  Ordering the dress you love with a rush.

In some cases a rush order will add to the cost of the dress and you can expect the price to increase as the timeline drops.  That means you might be paying an extra $50 to have your dress ready say, two weeks faster than normal or $200+ and to have it made months faster.

3.  Selecting a style from a designer with ready to sell stock.

Certain designers keep a limited amount of stock available and ready to ship.  It’s a bit rare and the styles, sizes and amounts can vary, especially during busy times of year.

If there’s something you love but you’re concerned about time, we can help!  Plus don’t forget to check out our upcoming sample sale!

Congratulations Elizabeth Dye! Best Indie Dress Designer 2013!

Last night Oregon Bride Magazine hosted their annual best of awards ceremony and celebration at Montgomery Park. Elizabeth Dye won the award for Best Indie Dress Designer in Oregon! Congratulations Elizabeth, you deserve it!

Nicole Miller Trunk Show May 31st and June 1st at The English Dept.

Come and see the latest collection from Nicole Miller Bridal May 31st and June 1st! All Nicole Miller gowns ordered during the trunk show will get a 10% discount!

Twigs & Honey Trunk Show!

Come and see the latest collection of bridal accessories from Twigs and Honey.

Friday and Saturday May 17th and 18th
with a special chance to get style advice from the designer Friday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm.

We’ll be welcoming walk-ins all weekend, beginning Friday at 5 pm  but please call us to book an appointment if you’d like a chance to try any of our lovely dresses.

Brianna Wears “Morgan”

Brianna & Doug  had a beautiful outdoor wedding. Brianna was stuinning in Jenny Yoo’s “Morgan”. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple. You can read more about Brianna and Doug’s wedding here.