Lyle is such a sweet man, he helped me pick out the most beautiful dress ever & was so helpful throughout the dressing. His dresses are so beautiful & you should go see him!!
My daughter Sarah Hibbs, with her friends Allison Bolin and Mary Ellen Strobel had absolutely the most enjoyable wedding dress shopping experience at Abington bridal shop this week. The owner, Lyle was extremely kind, informative and knowledgeable. He sat us all down and got to know us, he asked my daughters about her wedding and style, he asked her what type of dress she was in visioning, they discussed what styles/cuts would look best for her plus size body type. He then invited us back to his showcase room and began bringing her the most beautiful gowns. With each dress he would show her small modification that would be done to make the dress prefect on HER. If the dress did not suit her, he would tell her - in every instance we all also agreed with him! We all had so much fun that time got way from us and we noticed it was way past closing time - he never once acted as if that mattered to him. I can truly say that shopping here and meeting the charming owner will be one of my cherished memories of my daughter 's wedding experience!
My daughter and her friends were in Abbington's to try on gowns for an upcoming pageant. The dress my daughter has chosen to try on made her feel like a princess. We snapped a picture of her smiling as she looked in I the mirror. Afterwards, Lyle came out and told her she was too fat to wear the dress. He also told her she had no chest and that her butt was flat. He even told my daughters guy friend who was helping that if he were buying a jacket it would have to be huge. Not only did we leave the store without a purchase, my daughters self esteem was shattered. We'll never go back and I would encourage future customers to steer clear. Lyle is mean and vicious.
Very unprofessional.. wouldn't recommend this shop. The owner is very rude and degrading. Will never give my business.
If I could put this rating into the negatives I would. Lyle's has been awful to MANY women. When people walk in, he acts like he knows how much money they have in their pockets. He will talk disrespectfully about potential dress buyers & how much money he suspects they're carrying to other employees right in front of their faces. He told a woman she'd need so many alterations that she'd better go somewhere CHEAP and that they make sales to the ELITE of Owensboro.
Can I give 0 stars? You told a young girl that she was too fat to wear one of the dresses (that she fit into)? I will be telling ALL of my friends (and I run a fashion and beauty page on fascebook with over 100,000 members) to not shop here until the employee is disciplined and an apology to the family is made. That is just disgusting.
Great service and dresses! The owner is very honest and helpful!
The owner is very nice and personable!!
I am renewing my wedding vows in July! I found the staff very helpful! I gave them a price range and Likes selected my dress for me! He was funny but yet very professional! He made my experience very enjoyable and entertaining!I would recommend them to everyone who needs a wedding dress or formal wear!
This business is an Owensboro institution. For over 40 years Abbingtons Bridal has served the local community with class and quality. Abbingtons carries the widest selection of high quality formal wear for women and men. The proprietors go above and beyond to meet customer needs, sometimes this cannot be achieved, but most of Owensboro knows Abbingtons is the trusted source for eloquent and classy attire for life's most special moments.