Designer James Clifford will be showing his 2013 bridal gown collection in an exclusive trunk show at Eva's Bridals of Oak Lawn, Jan. 18 through Jan. 20.
Eva's Bridals Of Oak Lawn
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Hostess outlet stores fall victim to company's pending liquidation, Oak Lawn local businesses hold first-ever 'Small Business Saturday' local shopping event and Black Friday hours for area shopping malls.
Famous Dave’s in Evergreen Park reopened Tuesday at 2 p.m. after its grand opening on Monday was interrupted by a car crashing through the front window. The barbecue restaurant at 2851 W. 95th St. will be open for business as usual today though the front of the building is sporting a wooden patch to cover the hole. Repairs are expected to be completed by sometime next week. No one was injured in the incident that happened just a few hours after the eatery opened to the public. Famous Dave’s is the third local business to survive a run-in with a car in recent months. Back in August, Bookie’s Paperbacks in Beverly and the Hostess/Wonder Bread outlet store in Burbank both were hit by cars. For information on Famous Dave’s, call 708-423-5546 …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The wedding dress salon will be taking over the former House of Brides location on LaGrange Road.
Two years after what was described by described by Good Morning, America as “the nation’s oldest bridal salon” burnt down in Oak Lawn, Eva’s Bridals of Oak Lawn is about to move their second store to Orland Park. Opening Tuesday, Eva’s Bridals International will be located at 15180 S. LaGrange Road. The site was formerly occupied by House of Brides, before HOB was evicted and moved further south on LaGrange Road behind Mimi's Cafe. “We’ve been in our Tinley Park space for about two years, but we’ve outgrown the space,” said office manager Stacey Lynn. “The timing worked out, and we’re able to satisfy everyone’s needs.” Lynn said their store at 18219 S. Harlem Ave. is less than 2,000 square feet. “It’s really something to be at this point …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Patch has exclusive video and photos of "My Fair Wedding" designer's 2013 Spring collection making its global debut at Eva's Bridals in Oak Lawn.
Eva’s Bridals of Oak Lawn will be the scene of an international fashion event on Saturday (July 14) when designer David Tutera’s Spring 2013 bridal collection makes its global debut. Watch the video with Tutera's head designer Martin Thornton. Southland brides-to-be will be able to peruse the collection and try on gowns before anyone else in the world. More than 100 gowns by the “My Fair Weddings” designer will be available for one day only at Eva’s Bridals. Tutera is a leading wedding and entertaining expert in the lifestyle arena. He’s often hailed as an artistic visionary for designing spectacular events – including weddings. His hit primetime show “My Fair Wedding With David Tutera” on WE-TV is now in its fifth season with 12 new …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Annie's celebrates 30 years in business with a party for the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce.
Six months after reopening in its new location, Eva’s Bridals of Oak Lawn has just about put the memory of a devastating fire behind it. “We’re slowly getting there,” said third generation owner Ronia Ghusein on Tuesday. “People are still coming in and congratulating us on surviving.” As for the new home? “We love it,” she said with a laugh. “It feels like we’ve been here for 100 years. I thought it would take a lot longer to make the new location feel like home.” Eva’s even managed to expand during their desperate times by opening a shop in Tinley Park. “It’s a smaller store so we made it more of a couture shop,” Ghusein said. “We weren’t sure how it would be received. But business has been so good we decided to keep it open.” As for the …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Shopping for your prom? Bridal shop owner offers tips for helping you avoid "muffin tops" and wardrobe malfunctions.
Ronia Ghusein, who once ran through a fountain wearing a $3,000 custom-designed dress at her own prom in 1996, knows how to help girls make a fashion statement. Growing up in the back of Eva’s Bridals of Oak Lawn, a store started by her grandmother in 1964, Ronia was in the unique position of having family friend Vera Wang make her prom dress before Wang became a big-time designer. “The gown was incredible,” she laughed. “It was everything I wanted it to be. It was lined in silk and I ended up running through a fountain. My mom is going to hate that story.” Eva’s still has prom dresses left ranging in price from $250 to $1,000, many of them reduced to accommodate last-minute prom shoppers. “The longer you wait the better price you’ll get …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Eva's Bridal in Oak Lawn has shown, once again, that kindness can come from tragedy. The store donated dresses that will be sold at Tinley Park's NU2U resale shop today during its first ever Bride on a Budget expo.
Brides planning their big days on a budget will be beaming Wednesday, thanks to a little help from an area shop that knows what it's like to be down and out. More than one year after a devastating fire destroyed Eva's Bridals in Oak Lawn, the business is proving generosity can go a long way. That generosity most recently showed up at NU2U resale shop in downtown Tinley Park where Eva's owner Ronia Ghusein sent donated dresses that have gone unused. The cluster of about 100 gowns were originally sent to Eva's Bridal last year from donors around the country who wanted to replace customers' lost dresses. But they will be showcased Wednesday night at NU2U's first ever Bride on a Budget expo, in which blushing brides-to-be can buy them for $50…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Eva's Bridals dedicates new storefront one year after devastating fire.
Last Thursday, Nov. 17, on the one-year annivesary of the fire that destroyed Eva's Bridals, third-generation owner Ronia Ghusein went out and brought cupcakes for her staff as they settled into their new digs at 5269 W. 95th St. On Monday, before invited Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce members and village officials, Ghusein threw open the doors to the new Eva's Bridals of Oak Lawn in a grand re-opening. READ Climbing From the Ashes—Bridal Salon Destroyed By Fire Reopens Guests sampled hors d'oeuvres and drank white wine, trying to pick out a wedding dress for Audrey Hepburn. Bringing out the ceremonial big scissors, Mayor Dave Heilmann, fresh off his trimuph playing the lead role of Billy Flynn in the Oak Lawn Park District's community …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The owner of Eva's Bridals of Oak Lawn expects to open new store before the end of 2011.
It took awhile, but Eva’s Bridals will reopen in a fresh new storefront in Oak Lawn after an extra-alarm fire destroyed its old store at 95th Street and Cicero Avenue last November. Ronia Ghusein, 32, the third-generation owner of the salon, signed a lease this week for a space in the new strip mall on the 5200 block of West 95th Street, across the street from the Oak Lawn Public Library. The new Eva’s Bridals joins the AT&T Store and ATI Physical Therapy in the strip mall. Other spacious storefronts, as well as a shuttered restaurant, are available for leasing in the mall. “I did everything I could to stay in Oak Lawn,” Ghusein said, “but I didn’t want to do it under the gun.” Ghusein said she started looking for a new location …
Monday, December 6, 2010
Eva's Bridals hopes to reopen at a new permanent space in early 2011. Meanwhile, the store has relocated again to a second temporary location.
Eva's Bridals of Oak Lawn is moving to its second temporary location since a fire gutted the store on Nov. 17. The bridal salon had set up shop temporarily in a former Men's Wearhouse space on 95th Street just days after the fire, but it turned out to be more space than the owner needed. "All we're doing is delivering dresses and returning phone calls," said Ronia Ghusein, the third-generation owner of the popular Oak Lawn-based bridal salon. "I don't want to be rushed into a permanent home or feel that I have to do it now." Eva's, which is not affiliated with any other Eva's bridal stores in the Chicago area, will reopen this week in a strip mall at 10808 S. Cicero Ave., next to Mr. Gyros. Ghusein said the salon is working with customers …