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Save on Gowns This Week at Carine's Bridal Atelier's Sample Sale

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The words "savings" and "couture bridal gowns" don't usually go together. Unless it's "I'm about to spend my life's savings on a couture bridal gown." That's why Carine's Bridal Atelier's bi-annual sample sale is so popular for brides on a budget. Think last season's couture gowns from designers like Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Rivini, Jenny Lee at dramatically discounted prices, like 50-75% off retail price. For examples of a few of the many dresses at this edition's sample sale, click over to Carine's blog.

The upcoming sample sale is happening this week on Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30. It's first come, first served, and the shop opens at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, so its best to arrive as soon as you can. Carine's recommends that you wear a tank top and leggings for quick changes. Also remember to keep your shopping group on the small side — less than five people — and no men are allowed in the shop during the sample sale. Want to go? Though there are no appointments and it's first come, first served, it's helpful to RSVP by emailing or by calling (202) 965-4696.

If your heart is set on a Monique Lhullier bridal gown, Carine's has several upcoming events for the Lhullier bride. On February 6 through February 8, the shop is hosting a Monique Lhullier trunk show for the designer's Fall 2014 BLISS collection, a reworking of some her most popular gowns at a lower price point. And the Monique Lhullier trunk show is happening February 13 through February 15, showcasing the Fall 2014 Monique Lhuillier bridal collection with ultra feminine, romantic looks featuring delicate beadwork and luxurious fabrics. Sounds like a fun way to spend your Valentine's Day.
Appointments are required for both trunk shows, and they are still available, so call (202) 965-4696 or email
· Carine's Bridal Atelier [Official Site]

Carine's Bridal Atelier

1726 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20007