Fan favorite Bella Bridesmaids is moving from its Excelsior location to a more centrally located spot in Lowry Hill. Tucked above Sebastian Joe's on the corner of Franklin and Hennepin, the new location is nearly twice the size, allowing owner Briana Anders to hold two appointments at the same time. "In the old space, we often had a waitlist during our busy times, so we couldn't accommodate all the brides that we wanted to," she says. In the new location, that won't be an issue.
The added space will also allow Anders to add some breathing room to her previously crowded racks of flowing gowns by well-known bridesmaid designers—think Joanna August, Ivy & Aster, Jenny Yoo, and twobirds. Once she settles into the space, she's also open to expanding her inventory.
Anders is also hopeful that the new space will make the whole shopping experience just a bit easier for her brides and their maids. In addition to the close proximity to other bridal boutiques in the area, lunch-hour appointments, especially for bridesmaids looking to pick up their gowns, are a more realistic option. "Excelsior wasn't always convenient for people," she says. "This new, central location will make it much, much easier."
Bella reopened in the new space on September 6.