About DAVID'S BRIDAL, INC.

From prom night to the big day itself, David's Bridal begs to make an entrance. The largest retail chain specializing in bridal gowns numbers 300-plus stores in 45 US states, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the UK. All gowns are available off the rack and priced from $300 to $1,500 to meet most consumers' budgets. David's Bridal also sells invitations and gifts, veils and other bridal accessories, and apparel for formal occasions, such as church communions and quinceañeras. Besides its brick-and-mortar locations, David's Bridal operates an online catalog and spotlights the latest trends through Style Council blogs and podcasts. David's Bridal is owned by the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Operations

David’s Bridal designs, produces and sells a wide range of designer wedding gowns, special occasion dresses and accessories in a variety of styles and sizes.

Sales and Marketing

The company sells its bridal gowns and party dresses through its namesake retail stores, as well as online in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and internationally. David's Bridal offers the media an in-depth knowledge on bridal and special occasion industry trends, product images, product loans for photo shoots, select stores as photo shoot locations, and press kits/catalogs of current offerings.

Strategy

Priorities for David's Bridal include expanding its store base (including overseas), bolstering its e-commerce platform, improving the customer experience, and adding to its portfolio of high-fashion brands.

Under private equity ownership, the chain has gained more than half the market for gowns $600-and-under and polished its image to appeal to more diverse pool of shoppers. To this end, David's Bridal in 2014 inked a deal with American designer Zac Posen to launch his Truly Zac Posen collection of bridal and social occasion styles.

David's Bridal also holds exclusive partnerships with Vera Wang (for gowns priced under $1,500), Tailored Brands (formalwear), and Shutterfly (photos).

In 2013 the company entered the UK market by opening a store in East London. David's Bridal is looking to replicate its success in the US, where the entire bridal party can be fitted in a single visit, by filling an unmet need in the UK market, which is dominated by appointment-only boutique shops or large department stores.

Looking to cater to an increasing number of online wedding planners and shoppers, David's Bridal has turned to its website. The company provides a Style Council online feature, which spotlights industry experts the likes of celebrity stylists and Latina magazine beauty and fashion aficionados. Its blogs, podcasts, and other online content allow David's Bridal to offer up advice competitive with XO Group (formerly The Knot). In the same space, David's Bridal has an online bridal dress collection to capitalize on the increasing number of gowns purchased through the Internet. David's Bridal offers a Spanish-language website for Latina brides, which also sells Quinceañera gowns and communion dresses for younger customers.

Company Background

Clayton Dubilier & Rice acquired the company in 2012 in a deal valued at $1.05 billion -- a boon for turnaround firms  Leonard Green & Partners and  TPG Capital, which paid about $750 million for David's Bridal in 2007. Leonard Green retained a minority interest worth some $85 million.

Clayton Dubilier & Rice operating partner Paul Pressler serves as chairman of the company.

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DAVID'S BRIDAL, INC.

1001 Washington St
Conshohocken, PA 19428-2356
Phone: 1 (610) 943-5000
Fax: 1 (610) 943-5048
www.davidsbridal.com

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO: Pamela B. Wallack
  • SVP & Treasurer: Philip C. Galbo
  • CEO: Pamela B. Wallack

Major Office Locations

  • Conshohocken, PA

Other Locations

  • Anchorage, AK
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