"The Cinderella Shop has a wonderful group of ladies who volunteer under the direction of Peggy Chancey, the shop manager. These ladies are helpful and knowledgeable and are there to make shopping enjoyable," Taylor said.
"Just like waving the magic wand, The Cinderella Shop has been transforming wardrobes for ladies over the past twenty years. Maybe not from rags to riches, but the bargain prices have made it possible to be well dressed on a budget," manager Martha Taylor said.
Gainer soon received a name from her project from Martha Tanner. The store was called The Cinderella Shop. Originally located on Floyd Street, the store opened on February 28, 1992. During the grand opening, Cinderella, Prince Charming and even the Fairy Godmother were there to greet the public. Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother will be there again tomorrow at 10 a.m. and noon to celebrate the 20th anniversary with all of the crew and customers.
The Cinderella Shop's history began with a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Peggy Gainer and a group of her friends had been invited by the American Hospital Association to present their award winning fundraising programs to bring in revenue for the local hospital. In the years before, they had directed and produced a stage production at the Porter Auditorium to raise funds for Newton Medical Hospital and to bring in more volunteers.
Great experience – I must say that I had an excellent experience at the Cinderella Shoppe! I searched for the perfect gown everywhere, and no shops in the area had anything that even compared in the styles. The owner sat down with us and actually took the time to sketch up ideas for the exact style that I was looking for. My budget was $2,000 and she brought out gowns that were much less expensive, but were all gorgeous. The lady who helped me was so sweet and pleasant. She even remembered my mom and I when we came in to pick up the dresses, and stopped to talk to us. I got married a year ago, and was so inspired that i began working for a large bridal chain with a location in harrisburg. I can tell you from my personal knowledge that when you pay for a cheap dress, you are getting a cheap dress!! My dress that i purchased at the Cinderella shop was extremely high quality! I can tell from the fabric and stitching, and the boning in the bodice is great! I also ordered my bridesmaids dresses from there and they were great! I no longer work for the large bridal chain. Their dresses were often cheap material and sold dirty to the customers. I have to much integrity to make sales like that!! I would recommend the cinderella shopp to anyone - my experience was great!!
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Worst dress shopping experience to date, and I can't imagine anyone being worse. – I've always heard how the Cinderella Shoppe customer service is bad and the salespeople are rude and snobbish. . .I thought maybe those people went on a bad day or something like that. . .well, I very much regret making the same mistake they did in going. It was truly awful. I went there wanting to try on dresses that I've seen online, by Jasmine, etc., which I was told they have when I called to inquire. The woman was nice at first, a bit snobby, but nice enough. . as the next honestly few minutes went past, I could feel my bp rising. My friend and I started looking through dresses, I found one that was very pretty. . .and when I had it on, I asked my friend to grab my camera. . .nope, I was told by the salesperson that they did not allow cameras. . .the dress was "their own" design. . .ok, on to the next dress, then the next. . .which were both not anything that I had told her I liked, she brought me none of what I asked for, only brought me "their own" dresses and when I asked about the designers I was told they have in stock, she told me they must've been bought off the sales floor. She kept insisting I needed this and needed that . . .even after I repeatedly told her. . ."no, bling is not me", she would tell me I need bling, I told her flowy and pretty, she had this tight hipped mermaid suit she was trying to put over my head and that was it for me. After that, she actually told me that she didn't think she had anything else "in my price range". . .I'm definitely not being cheap on a dress! It was unbelievable. I cannot believe I bit my tongue. I'm a very relaxed friendly person and don't get as angry as I was very easily. I can honestly say I would not go back there even if I won free gowns for my entire bridal party. . .they had the opportunity to sell 10 dresses and blew it. I actually left there feeling bad about myself and enraged. Do yourself a favor and cross them off your list. I promise it won't be regretted.
Ryan Schaeffer — 5 star Was at another bridal shop , felt rushed!
Cinderella Shoppe is great – I have shopped for over 4 months for my perfect wedding dress. I have been everwhere.
Considering the many stores that I have been to, my mother and I saw the most unpleasant conditions. Soiled and damaged dresses were everywhere. As a bride, I want to try only clean, untouched, fresh gowns in a nice atmosphere. That is what I found at the Cinderella Shoppe.
In most stores, the staff knew nothing, and were dressed poorly. My mother was shocked.
Finally, we went to the Cinderella Shoppe. What a pleasant experience. We were greeted warmly and the knowledge they offered helped me find my dream dress.
I would recommend this store to anyone who wants professional help at reasonable prices. Being from the New York area, I have been to some of the best salons, and the Cinderella Shoppe far exceeds all of them.