Simply put, Cymbeline is extraordinary. The gowns, the accessories, the service, and the boutique amount to a treasured find for even the most discriminating bride. If you want something truly unique that rests at the height of current fashion, then Cymbeline is for you.
Having spent many months researching on-line what kind of bridal dress I wanted, I finally narrowed my choices to Cymbeline and Priscilla of Boston. A last-minute schedule change prompted me to contact Cymbeline on Thursday to see if I could set an appointment for Saturday. Within minutes, the staff was responding to my e-mail and making the necessary arrangements. When I said that my price limit was $2,000, they assured me that they would easily find my perfect dress within my range. I was doubtful, as the photographs I saw on their website suggested much higher pricing.
On the day of my appointment, my grandmother, mother, and I arrived half-an-hour late due to traffic we encountered coming in from Connecticut. As we approached the designated place, all we found was a tiny placard indicating that Cymbeline was upstairs on the second floor. We could not have guessed from the non-descript entrance what awaited us there. Surely, Cymbeline has positioned itself quietly in its gorgeous studio because only brides who know what they want will know to look there for it.
Ivy, the manager, welcomed us profusely, not at all put off by our tardiness. She was lovely in every sense. She listened attentively to what I wanted, yet she also offered some different styles so I could experience a range of gowns. The fourth dress I tried on was ""Dicchi,"" and it was the most spectacular dress I have ever had the privilege of putting on. The decision was a quick one, expedited by Ivy's studied eye that picked out the perfect veil and accessories. Amy, the wonderful seamstress on hand, quickly set about pinning the dress to achieve what will ultimately be the final effect.
As much as we all loved the dress, Ivy was careful not to make me feel pressured, knowing as she did that I had other appointments scheduled. It did not take long, however, for us to agree: there was no other dress for me besides Dicchi, and no other designer besides Cymbeline.
I seriously urge all of my fellow brides to make an appointment with Ivy. The workmanship and styling of these dresses, combined with surprisingly affordable prices and superb service, makes Cymbeline what it is: a true Parisian boutique that is a hidden gem in New York.
Pros: Styles, Prices, Ivy (Manager), Amy (Seamstress),
Cons: None; Cymbeline is Perfect!