I had the unfortunate experience of buying my wedding dress at Traditions by Anna. I overlooked the snobby salespeople on the date of my purchase because I really wanted a Priscilla of Boston dress and they are the only place in Raleigh where I could find the one I wanted. Just a few days after my purchase, I learned that I paid about 10% more for this dress than I would have anywhere else, including the Priscilla of Boston stores. As soon as my dress came in, I was informed that I had only one week to pay for the remainder of the dress (I had put half down). When I told them I was coming from out of town and that this would place a burden on me to rearrange my plans to come see the dress, they were extremely rude and did not extend the deadline, which would have resulted in a 15% charge to my account. After rearranging my schedule to accommodate their week deadline, I was dismayed to see that the dress looked different from the sample color I had tried on. I understand that this was not a specific result of anything done by Traditions, but they were extremely rude to me about my issue with the dress, making me feel like I had no choice but to pay for the remainder of the dress, which I did. Finally, I learned that the ONLY type of bustle that they do in house is the French bustle. Since I want an American bustle, I am in the position of having to find a seamstress on my own and will thus not be able to take advantage of the two pressings and storage that I had factored into advantages of buying with Traditions.
In short, this shop is overpriced, has snobby salespeople, will not work with you, and has unreasonable payment policies. Thanks to them, I will be walking down the aisle in a dress that I paid too much of my hard earned money for and that I do not completely love. Save yourself some heartache and do not go here.