Recognized around the world as on of the leading bridal boutiques, Chic Parisien was immediately seen as a trend-setter when the store first made its mark in the industry with its opening in 1969. Now, 40 years later and its still successful and a force in the bridal market nationally and internationally. Owner Catherine Fox Milian has been working in the family business for quite some time now. She was able to chat with me about Chic Parisien.
GO: How long have you been in business?
CP: The store opened in 1969.
GO: What designers do you carry?
CP: Monique Lhuillier, Bliss by Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Lazaro, Kenneth Pool, Romona Keveza, Badgley Mischka, Amsale, Anne Barge, Rosa Clará, Two by Rosa Clará, Christos, Junko Yoshioka, Paloma Blanca, Jenny Packham, Peter Langner, Pronovias, Elie Saab, Kevan Hall, Manuel Mota.
GO: Do you offer alterations?
GO: Do you sell accessories/veils/shoes. If so, what designers?
CP: Accessories & More: Maria Elena Accessories & Headpieces, Eberjey Lingerie, Marchesa Handbags, Lazaro Belts, Monique Lhuillier Belts, Grazia Shoes, Paris Accessories, Various Designer Veils & Mantillas
GO: Do you have options for mothers/bridesmaids/children?
CP: Yes, we carry special occasion dresses from the following designers: Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Helen Morley, Junko Yoshioka, Rose Taft
Christos – December 8 – 10
Lazaro – January 5 – 7
Monique Lhuillier – January 13 – 14 Badgley Mischka – January 26 – 28
Anne Barge – February 23 – 25
Monique Lhuillier – March 9 – 10
GO: What is your salon’s mission?
CP: At Chic Parisien, our goal is to help brides create their dream wedding day look – from head to toe. By providing the utmost in service, attention to detail and offering the latest collections from top designers, the Chic Parisien team assists brides in every step of preparing for the most perfect day of their lives.
GO: What unique services do you offer brides? What makes your salon stand apart from others?
CP: We carry the latest collections from the leading designers. We are the exclusive retailer in Florida for various designers, including Monique Lhuillier. Our expert team is recognized for providing incredible service and going above and beyond to meet our clients’ needs.
GO: In your own words, describe the “bridal salon experience” that brides will receive when visiting your salon.
CP: From the moment a bride walks into our boutique, we strive to make her entire experience special and enjoyable. As the wedding gown selection is one of the key components of the wedding planning process, we realize the significant role our team plays. We aim to make it fun, memorable and undaunting!
GO: What are your hours?
Monday – Wednesday & Friday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
GO: Anything special you want our readers to know?
CP: In addition to trunk shows, we host other in-store events. We are planning our next wedding planning forum on January 5, 2012. “Everything Wedding” will feature experts who will provide brides and grooms with tips on all they need to know to plan their special day. Designer Lazaro is scheduled to make a guest appearance.
We look forward to welcoming clients in our boutique. Additionally, many items are available on our E-Store – www.shop.cpbride.com. Check the site, as we often feature special offers and promotions.
Thank you Catherine, for giving us a tour of your lovely bridal salon!