I can hear Tina Turner singing in the background whenever I go to the Atelier or see Mark, which has not been often since we moved our main office to DC. I don’t care where you live, if you have the chance to get a superior customer service moment and the pick of the best couture wedding gowns, go to Mark!
Not only does he sell the top – think Oscar, Peter Langner, Lela Rose, Valentino, Monique, Angel Sanchez, Vera, Jenny Packham and Jenny Lee (my faves), he’s been known to, for my clients, take the top half of one gown and combine it with the bottom half of another gown to make sure the bride is the happiest, most gorgeous bride on Earth. And Mark? No one is more stylish, chic and friendly! He makes me smile! Remember Lily van der Woodsen’s gown on “Gossip Girl?” Mark did that. His sales staff is impeccable!!
As I’ve tweeted, it’s worth a day in New York to go (appointment only, and the staff will pull racks for you of your likes in designer, silhouette, etc.) and get your gown. Then amble on over to Bergdorf Goodman to register and have some Champagne, both on the 8th floor. It’s a classic New York bride moment that no one should miss, regardless of where you live, where the wedding is or your budget. They’ll work with you. Check out the website for upcoming trunk shows and make that appointment! xoxo