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In light of our upcoming sample sale we thought we would answer a few frequently asked questions and share some sneak peaks of what will be on sale. Our pre-sale will be June 24th with the Sample Sale running the 25-26th… happy shopping!

1. What is a sample gown?

– A sample gown is a gown bought off of our showroom floor. It is a gown that has been tried on by other brides during the shopping process. Gowns go on sample sale when they have been discontinued or more room is needed on the showroom floor. It is a great time to buy because you can save 30-75% off of a designer gown.

2. What are the prices of our sample sale gowns?

– As mentioned above, our sample gowns are 30-75% off of the price of the dress. Our average price point is $5,500 with gowns ranging from $3,000-$15,000 so the sale price depends on the price of the gown.

3. What size are your samples?

– Our sample gowns range between a bridal 8 or 10. Keep in mind that bridal sizing is different and is usually cut smaller than ready-to-wear. Also, every designer cuts differently so sizing can vary depending on the gown itself.

4. Do I need an appointment for a sample sale?

– For our sample sale June 24-25th we will be going by appointment and appointments do get filled fast!

5. What do I do after I buy a sample?

– Decide on cleaning and alterations. Some samples may require cleaning and we can suggest a cleaner to go to but not all gowns need it. As far as alterations go we do offer them in store for an additional fee, however whether you choose to do them with us or not, it is best to find your seamstress as soon as you can!

See a sneak peak of some sample gowns on sale below…

Temperly London Fern

Carolina Herrera Anne Marie




Finding the perfect shoe is like finding the man of your dreams: it takes time, patience, and an open mind! This season we are seeing hues of blushes and soft neutral tones in bridal fashion. We always love something a little different, so the perfect feather or bow detail will always be appreciated at CBA! Which shoe would you wear for your special day?

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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to receive a discount on our amazing bridal accessories! Whether you are a bride who purchased her gown at our store and are hoping to complete your look, or a bride who is looking for that special piece or two to compliment your own gown, we have a variety of accessories for every bride. With questions or to book an appointment, be sure to call us at (202) 965-4696 – we look forward to hearing from you soon!



September 12, 2013 Uncategorized

Congratulations to our beautiful bride, Lizzy Gehr, who wore a lovely Alencon lace sweetheart mermaid gown in ivory by Liancarlo…<3 We had so much fun working with Lizzy and wish her all the happiness in the world!







XXX,CBA girls

September 11, 2013 Uncategorized

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We honor the memory of those we lost on this tragic day.



CBA Girls