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Van Cleve

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Van Cleve is a wedding dress boutique located in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Priding themselves on extraordinary customer service, this store's knowledgeable and experienced stylists strive to find the perfect wedding dress for every client. Owner Deborah Van Cleve started this company as an accessories boutique and slowly expanded to include sportswear and formal wear. In 2008, she expanded the business once more to add a wedding section.

Services Offered

To offer their clients a taste of luxury, Van Cleve offers consultations and a private suite while they search for their dream dress. Featuring designers like Sareh Nouri, Caroline Castigliano, Martina Liana, Pronovias, and many more, the business carries an impressive assortment of beautiful gowns. While dresses are their expertise, they can also assist in picking out belts, jewelry, and hair accessories. Other services include dress alterations, customizations, cleaning, and preservation. Van Cleve houses a number of stylish options for both bridesmaids and mothers of the couple as well.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,999
$4,000 - $6,499
$6,500 - $7,999

What are your price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos?

$500 - $999
$1,000 - $1,999

What are your price ranges for suit and tuxedo rentals?

$200 - $299

How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece
Flat Fee

Who do you provide services for?

Father of the Bride
Father of the Groom
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Full Customization
Trunk Shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Hair Accessories
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

6-8 months
9-11 months
12+ months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

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    Rachel D. Getting married on 06/30/2024
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    Best experience ever

    My consultant Shelly had texted me the day before and asked which styles I liked and if I had gone shopping and which one was my favorite. I was honest and sent a picture of the one I tried on at ivory concept. When we got into van Cleve, I was stunned by the amount of dresses they had. When Shelly pulled is into our private room she immediately made me feel at ease and asked me what I was looking for and she had some concerns with the dress I tried on yesterday. She told me she had no filter and wanted me to be happy. Also she had stalked my Instagram and within two minutes of talking to me she already could tell my personality. when we went to look at the dresses she had specific ones she pulled for me. And when I liked one, I asked her opinion. She was honest and said your boobs would be out in that dress or no I don鈥檛 think it鈥檚 a good fit for you because of blah blah blah. We started out with 8 dresses and she put me in one she pulled to start. She wanted me to compare it to the one I had tried on yesterday. When I tried on this dress it was perfect. I said well I love this one way more than yesterday. My mom cried and I cried. I tried on the others and she thought one would give it a run for it鈥檚 money but it didn鈥檛. I eventually said yes to the dress and it was the most amazing experience ever! It felt like I was talking to a friend and someone who understood me and my personality!!! I highly recommend going there!!

    Van Cleve's reply:

    Rachel, thank you so much! I loved our time together so much!! It was so much fun! It was my pleasure to be your consultant, and I feel so lucky to be your person this process. Please let me know if you need anything.

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    Breanna K. Getting married on 06/22/2024
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    Van Cleve Wedding Dress Shopping

    Van Cleve was amazing! They had all the styles of wedding dresses that I wanted. Caroline was wonderful and super professional. She made the process run smoothly and knew exactly what my style was within just 5 minutes of talking to her. It was so nice to have my own little room for my guests to relax while I tried on dresses. It was an amazing experience and Caroline was fantastic!

    Van Cleve's reply:

    Hi Breanna! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share about your experience! I am so excited for you, and it was such a pleasure helping you find the perfect dress! Congratulations again, and I can't wait to see the final result when the big day comes! XOXO, Caroline.
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Every year more and more of our brides are choosing Van Cleve Pavilion as their wedding gown salon of choice, and we know why. Start with a beautifully appointed store, and a wide selection of designers. Add to that a staff who is knowledgeable and nice! Van Cleve is a home run!

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If I have a bride on the Main Line, I send her to Deborah and her knowledgable staff at Van Cleve. Not only do they offer the most beautiful selection of gowns, but they are constantly working as a team to stay educated on the latest trends, to scour the shows for innovate designs to bring to their clients and offer an unparalleled experience to everyone who steps through their doors.

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Van Cleve offers wonderful dresses for the discerning bride. They carry an excellent variety and their service is top notch.

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1604 East Lancaster Avenue Paoli, PA, 19301

Sunday, Monday & Friday: 10am - 5pm Tuesday & Thursday: 10am - 6pm Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm **All hours are by appointment
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