A Shop Less Ordinary
A year come and gone calls for twice the celebration: February 14th marks our first anniversary as a brand and the grand opening of our second store! Revolving antiqued brass doors will usher Chicagoans and visiting brides into a newly appointed two-story space on 8 E. Walton Street this Valentine’s Day—exactly one year after the debut of our online shop.
Chicago’s store, like our Houston location and BHLDN.com, greets brides, their friends and family, and anyone looking for that exquisite something they haven’t been able to find yet with an exceptionally personalized, out of the ordinary experience. Every detail and service is considered with the art of dressing-up in mind; the space brims with unexpected touches, custom fixtures, and an eclectic mix of vintage and modern design.
A one-of-a-kind travertine and walnut staircase takes you from our first floor dress shop, complete with large-scale wardrobe and reclaimed Parisian mirrors, toward the 12ft-high windows that line our second story facade. Natural light pours through these into the accessories salon which provides the 15ft-ceiling crescendo, and ample opportunity to experiment with different headpieces, jewels, and shoes. Chicago’s store also features wallpaper from local purveyor Maya Romanoff, a new, specially curated bridal accessories area, as well as an expanded apparel assortment.
All are welcome to stop in and browse our full bridal collection at any time, though we do recommend appointments scheduled through our concierge to guarantee personal consultation. Our bridal salon showcases gowns, less traditional options like our coordinating separates and tea-length looks, reception dresses, and accessories. Private bridal suites with dressing areas feature individual sound systems and iPod docks, so that a bride may host her friends and family to the tune of her own playlist, whilst sipping Prosecco and nibbling on macarons. Once selected, speedy delivery ensures her chosen gown arrives to her home, work address, or to a follow-up appointment at BHLDN in just a matter of days.
Our store stylists and specialists are available to offer guidance on everything from bridal gowns and attendant dresses to party-going and party-throwing looks to an overall theme for your event. Décor items are displayed with a work table in reach, so that you can pull and pair from stocked cubbies with the help of your own planner or a BHLDN décor specialist. Mobile point of sale devices allow service associates to complete purchases chatting comfortably with customers on a settee, while laptops enable shoppers to explore our complete online shop, including a gallery of moodboards designed to inspire.
We can’t tell you how happy we are to call Chicago our new home! Hope to see you soon!