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Janene’s Bridal Boutique

Wedding Dresses and Accessories
Main Office Location:
2418 Central Avenue
Alameda, California 94501

Contact: Stephani Hines
Phone: 510/217-8076
www.janenesbridalboutique.com
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Service Area:

East Bay


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Janene’s Bridal Boutique in Alameda has so much to offer! Here are some highlights:

An East Bay Jewel:
Janene’s is located on the island of Alameda near the vibrant Park Street neighborhood. They treat their customers to a beautiful, relaxing shopping experience in an intimate, well-lit store. When you add up the time (and stress) for traffic and parking in the City, a trip to the East Bay doesn’t really take much more time at all. And if your destination is Janene’s, it is so worth it.

Dynamic Duo:
Janene’s is helmed by an amazing mother and daughter team: Janene, a master seamstress and experienced dressmaker; and Stephani, an expert salon manager with an eye for style and a patient, understanding approach to her customers. Add to this mix a couple of well-informed consultants, and the result is an exceptional level of quality service and a welcoming atmosphere.

Creative Craftsmanship:
Why do top S.F. bridal salons refer their customers to Janene’s for alterations? Because she delivers, on time and with masterful precision. Janene’s experience as a dressmaker means she’ll work with you to make customizations to your dress—add sleeves, or hand-beading, for example—or even dream up a unique custom bridal gown from scratch! Psst…she’s also an expert and hand embroidery, and not just for bridal wear: wouldn’t monogrammed scarves and handkerchiefs make memorable attendant gifts?

Awesome Offerings:
The well-curated selection of bridal gowns are low to moderately priced, and don’t skimp on style. Some of the most popular designers in the industry—such as Tara Keely by Lazaro, Martina Liana, Maggie Sottero, Jim Hjelm’s Blush, WTOO, Enzoani and Pronovias—represent a range of fashions suitable for every bride. And Janene’s carries veils, headpieces, bridal shoes and customized jewelry, so you can put the finishing touches on your aisle look.

Relax:
Janene’s is a “no pressure” store, so you can take as much time as you need to find “the one.” They close the store for you during your exclusive appointment, and you aren’t rushed or limited to just a few wedding dresses (one bride reportedly tried on 26!). And, unusual for a salon, they’ll let you take photos of you in your dress, in case you need to mull over your options later.

They Care.
They really, really do! Time and again, we heard brides say how warm and understanding Janene’s team is. One reports that her gal pals, “couldn’t stop raving about how patient, helpful and ‘real’ Stephani was.” Another was favorably impressed by their sensitivity to her limited funds: “They were so sweet about it! Without their willingness to work with my budget, I would not have been able to purchase the gown I loved.”

Questions and Answers

Answered by salon manager, Stephani Hines

What was the inspiration for opening Janene's Bridal Boutique?

My mother, Janene. She is the talent, and has been sewing wedding dresses since she was 14 years old!

Which wedding designers do you carry?

Martina Liana, Essesnse of Australia, Stella York, Hayley Paige, Blush, Tara Keely, Enzoani and Enzoani Blue, Badgley Mischka, Pronovias, Lovelle, Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley, WTOO, Paloma Blanca and Mikaella... We also have all 3 Allure Collections—Allure, Allure Couture and Allure Romance.

What about accessories? What does Janene's offer?

We're so pleased to have an amazing custom jewelry designer in house. We have Bel Aire Bridal and Boutique de Voile veils and headpieces, and wedding veils by Paloma Blanca and Mikaella. Belts and sashes are available from every designer we carry, as well as by Elle and Jae. And there are more goodies, too!

What is the average price range of your bridal gowns?

Most gowns we sell end up costing $1,000-2,500.

In one sentence, how would you sum up your customer service philosophy?

Warmth, knowledge and patience—we can get it done!

What sets Janene's apart from other bridal shops?

Our extensive industry knowledge, and our patience. Also, we're open 7 days a week for our customers' convenience, and have over 350 dresses in our store to look at!

About This Company

Janene‚Äôs Bridal Boutique showcases the services of their very own in-house tailor and dressmaker, Janene! If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind custom wedding gown, or that perfect off-the-rack pick, Janene’s range of offerings will suit any bride’s desires. They offer a full range of alterations and custom enhancements such as beading and embroidery, as well as gorgeous headpieces, veils, jewelry, belts and sashes, and bridal shoes to finish off your bridal look.

Janene’s Bridal Boutique Covers These Areas:

Northern California
  - East Bay
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“It’s all about Stephani and Janene. I love those women! Stephani was very easy to talk to and very accommodating. Janene was very patient with me and explained what could be done with alterations. She has a reputation for alterations and she also designs her own dresses so she knows how wedding gowns work from conception to completion.”

“I had such an amazing experience at Janene’s. My entire ‘dress shopping crew’ couldn’t stop raving about how beautiful Janene’s Bridal Boutique was and how patient, helpful and ‘real’ Stephani was. Her passion and kindness shined. She was a very helpful word of reason throughout the entire appointment, especially in moments of doubt or excitement. I can’t thank her enough for making my family feel welcome and for making me a confident bride.”

“I thought they had a very good selection within a reasonable price range. They were the first in the Bay Area to carry my designer wedding gown.”

“There are very few stores out there that care about their brides as much as Stephani and Janene do. They are very honest. There’s a great atmosphere. You’ll find beautiful gowns, but the down-to-earth staff is what really stands out.”

“It’s a good-sized salon with a great collection and customized jewelry to complete a bride’s look.”

“I would definitely recommend Janene’s Bridal Boutique to my sister or best friend. It’s a wonderful little salon with great dresses, excellent alterations, and wonderful people.”

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