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Our Story

 why we love what we do

Bonsoire Bridal & Prom is an independent wedding dress and evening wear boutique nestled in the idyllic countryside of Northampton. A beautiful space designed for everyone and anyone looking for a down to earth shopping experience.

Opening in 2010, Bonsoire was founded by Claudia, who felt there were a lack of options in Northamptonshire for those on their search for elegant evening attire. With her background in fashion as a runway teacher and her fiery Brazilian roots, she sourced a small collection of glamorous party dresses to see how she would get on at first and injected a little sparkle back into shoe town. 


As the word spread and her reputation for authentic styling with a keen eye for the finest details grew, her clients began to request her to source wedding dresses, knowing they would be in safe hands with Claudia finding them the most important dress they would wear in their lifetime.

Bonsoire Bridal was born. 

In 2021 we moved to Holdenby House to open two separate studios, each dedicated to their purpose. Our stunning bridal studio offers personalised one on one appointments for the modern bride. With exclusive to the area designers, chic interior styling and inspired customer service we want to make shopping for the dress to end all dresses a memorable and fun time to look back on for you and your crew.

Our prom and evening wear shop sits just across the courtyard where you will find our stunning collections of the hottest party dresses of the moment. Every design we show is handpicked by us to ensure that every dress is of the highest quality and best in fashion. 

We are passionate about working with smaller, up and coming designers who hold the same values as we do at Bonsoire. Supporting their ideas and creative takes on iconic styles is a representation of us - a wardrobe of original and timeless looks that you will love just as much as we do.


 

Claudia

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Founder / Head Stylist

I love fashion. Its has always been a part of my life. From my childhood in Brazil watching my auntie make dresses out of vintage tablecloths to teaching models how to master a killer runway walk and then working for some of the biggest highstreet fashion names - its my joy in life. 

I came to England 33 years ago, fell crazy in love with this country and my husband Eric who I had my beautiful children with and then 11 years ago, my last baby, Bonsoire was born. 

I am a little wild at heart, I just want to party, dance and feel alive! I love bright colours and my dog, Rio. My celebrity crush is Richard Gere. 

My favourite part of what I do is getting to meet new people everyday and finding the dress for them that makes them feel happy inside!