Catan Fashions Bridal Boutique
A glamorous 6,300 square-foot bridal salon in Broadview Heights, Ohio is known for offering brides a one-of-a-kind experience when searching for their wedding dress. In addition to its own private label collections, Catan Fashions is also excited to present its “Mine By Design” build-a-dress concept, for brides in search of a dream wedding gown with a couture touch.
Specifically designed for the millennial bride, the private label-only bridal salon features over 250 original designs with its “Nicolette Collection” and “Curves by Catan” line ranging from $379 – $2,000, with every dress available in sizes 0-30. Catan’s turns around all their wedding dresses in as little as twelve weeks, which is virtually unheard of in the industry.
The “Mine By Design” build-a-dress concept was created by award winning bridal virtuoso and Catan Fashions owner and designer, Patrice Catan. She takes a simple dress and uses it as a canvas to build and construct it onto the bride according to her wants and needs whilst educating them about fabrics, embellishments and dress construction to give them the best possible shopping experience. Catan takes embellishments like lace, trim, beading and fabric to make the dress come alive on the bride to create a custom dress at a fraction of the price.
After thirty-two years in the industry and following a very brief retirement, Patrice Catan—founder of Catan Bridals (once the largest bridal salon in the nation)—quickly realized that she wasn’t ready to leave bridal and her passion instantly fueled her to use this opportunity to “reinvent the services we can offer with my new salon concept.” She returned in September 2017 opening the doors of Catan Fashions—a new concept bridal salon featuring nine dressing rooms and equipped with a specialty lighting system that allows the brides to see her dress in a variety of different lighting scenarios– radiant, daytime and reception lighting all at the click of a button. The half-million-dollar renovation was quickly revamped into the glamorous salon it is today.
“With so many retailers closing their doors, I wanted to be sure that the traditions and experiences of shopping for a Bridal Gown were not lost. I went back to my roots and built upon the decades of experience in the bridal industry with a laser focus. I know what brides today are looking for and wanted to offer gorgeous designs at affordable prices that can be in the bride’s hands in a matter of weeks,” says Patrice Catan.
Patrice and her sales team offer decades of experience in dressing brides having sold at least 60,000 wedding dresses, 150,000 bridesmaid dresses and having worked with 180,000 brides. Catan Fashions also offers bridesmaids dresses and mothers of the bride dresses along with a private label collection of wedding day accessories featuring the best in jewelry, belts, headpieces and veils.