Business partners Brittany Boston and Brianna Sheil have moved their wedding dress business from historic Manassas to Old Town Warrenton.



Brittany Boston and Brianna Sheil have moved their wedding dress business from historic Manassas to Old Town Warrenton. “We have wanted to go to Old Town Warrenton for some time. We love the small business camaraderie that Old Town Warrenton offers, ”said Boston, who manages garment alterations and construction. Sheil agreed, “I like the charm of a small town and the historic feel of [Warrenton]. ”



Something old, something new is at 11 Culpeper St. in Warrenton.






At the Something old, something newIt’s all about the dress.



Something Old, Something New Bridesmaid sits amid other well-known wedding vendors in Old Town Warrenton, offering an even more welcoming package for newlyweds interested in bringing their event to town. The Gateau Bakery, Café and Tea Room (for wedding cakes) are right across the street, and Ciao Bella Celebrations (venue for micro-weddings and photographers) is just around the corner. Also nearby are Village Flowers (florist) and Chilton House (bed and breakfast). Another clothing store, Olde Towne Bridal & Event Boutique, is around the corner on Third Street.

Boston and Sheil met through their college orientation at Radford University. Boston studied fashion design and apparel manufacturing, while Sheil studied fashion merchandising before earning her masters degree in business management with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. Sheil focuses on the business side and Boston on the creative side. Together they make the purchase.

“Our business model is to buy off-season dresses from bridal shops in the United States and tailor them to the brides’ wishes,” said Boston. “Since we’re not affiliated with designers, there are no restrictions on the changes we can make,” she added.





Boston encourages brides to bring in their mother’s or grandmother’s dress for a fresh new look and modern style. “I love being able to do a before and after look for the same dress. People never believe in the overhaul of the dress. “Your only word of caution is yellowed clothes. “It’s almost impossible to bring back the color of a yellowed dress,” she said.

The dresses are priced to suit most budgets. “Our goal is to value the dresses at 50% of their original retail price.” Right now, all but two of her dresses are under $ 1,000, Boston said.



For elegant dresses, head to Something Old, Something New in Old Town Warrenton.



A recent bride, Ann Marie Chirieleison, said, “I loved my dress and the ladies at Something Old, Something New were responsive and professional, getting me in and out of outfit during the pandemic. It was important to me to buy a dress from a local, ethical and sustainable company. “

The business has grown out of the basement of Boston since its inception in 2014. “At the time, I was just making changes and working for other businesses. I didn’t have the experience I wanted and saw a lot of brides stressed out. With something old, something new, we’re helping take the stress out of buying a wedding dress, ”said Boston. The couple has been offering both dresses and conversions for about three years.



The shop also sells special accessories.






Anne Marie Chirieleison from Leesburg models her dress from something old, something new. She and her husband Mike were married in July.



The business partners plan to develop a community outreach program once they are established in the new business. “As small business owners, we see it as our responsibility to give back to the community,” said Boston. The partners want to give something back to the women’s shelters, and the Fauquier Boys and Girls Club, Boston’s father, has started a New York chapter. “It would be nice to follow in his footsteps,” she said. “It has always been our goal to improve the community we belong to through outreach and support for local shelters,” Sheil added.

While Boston’s dad wasn’t in the fashion industry, Boston easily followed in his footsteps. “My father was a carpenter. He loved putting things together. I was not thrilled with the discomfort caused by using power tools, so I pursued a different type of construction. “



Something old, something new is at 11 Culpeper St. in Warrenton.



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