DO YOU CHARGE AN APPOINTMENT FEE AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We charge a non-refundable $185 appointment fee at booking. A portion of proceeds from this fee are donated to the following social justice organizations: SUMMAEVERYTHANG, Planned Parenthood, Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Asian American Legal Defense Fund, BLM Los Angeles, National Network of Abortion Funds and Kindred Space LA.
HOW IS INVENTORY SPLIT BETWEEN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES? IF SOMETHING IS AT ONE LOCATION CAN I REQUEST IT FOR MY APPOINTMENT AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION?
We do our very best to split inventory equally across both locations. This means we consider style, pricing and sizing as we curate both coasts. Part of the fun of vintage shopping is that kismet right-dress-at-the-right-time moment. This spirit and shopping approach is how we do things at Happy Isles. We cannot guarantee the location of any item, and we do not ship items on request. What will be will be, and that's part of the fun!
DO I NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF I JUST WANT TO BROWSE?
Yes! Due to our location and style of service, we only allow for visitors by-appointment. Please respect our time and the time of others by resisting the urge to come unannounced.
DO I NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF I’M NOT A BRIDE?
Yes! We only allow for visitors by-appointment.
DO YOU HAVE A WAITLIST?
We do not keep a waitlist. If you see that the salon is booked when you'd like to come in, please keep checking the site and/or our Instagram Stories (where we will post last minute cancellation notifications) for any spots that might become available.
Cancellations at the salon are rare, and we recommend booking the next available date.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
We have a STRICT TWO ADDITIONAL GUEST policy. For every additional guest, we charge $25 per head. If you know ahead of your appointment that you plan to bring additional guests, please let us know and we can complete your extra charge ahead of time. Otherwise, we will charge your card at the start of your appointment.
CAN MY FRIENDS TRY ON DRESSES TOO? EVEN THOUGH I’M THE BRIDE AND/OR THE ONE THAT BOOKED THE APPOINTMENT?
Yes, absolutely. Though we only allow one in the dressing room at a time. We recommend booking two appointments back-to-back if three or more people want to try on.
DO YOU DO ALTERATIONS? ARE ALTERATIONS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
We do not offer alterations but we will happily recommend our favorite seamstresses in town.
Alterations are not included in the price of a dress.
CAN I BRING MY DOG TO THE APPOINTMENT?
We ask that you kindly leave pets at home. No exceptions.
CAN I BRING CHAMPAGNE AND SNACKS TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Please refrain from bringing booze and food. We provide glass bottled water.