What’s New? Modern Trousseau

The Shops at Yale and Yale University Properties are pleased to announce the opening of couture bridal shop Modern Trousseau in the upper level of 1020 Chapel Street, above Raggs Fashions for Men & Women and Arethusa Farm Dairy.


Connecticut-based Modern Trousseau has been designing and hand-making wedding gowns out of their Woodbridge, Connecticut studio since 2006.  The brand boasts superior customer service, unique luxurious fabrics and industry leading designs.  The distinctive designs of Modern Trousseau are the romantic creations of Australian-born designer and owner Callie Tein, whose skill and expertise in creating wearable works of art are unrivaled.  Each design expresses a vision of modern style and sophistication.


The hallmark of Modern Trousseau is customization.  From start to finish, every aspect of the Modern Trousseau experience is catered to the personal preferences of the bride. Each design is modified to suit a bride’s style, as to ensure an individualized and one of a kind wedding dress.  Modern Trousseau offers a range of custom selections to choose from, including color accents, trimmings, skirt shapes and strap selections, along with the ability to mix and match styles.


Modern Trousseau has become a leader in couture bridal gowns hand-made in the USA.  Callie Tein chose New Haven to open their sixth boutique due to the high demand they have been receiving from Connecticut brides.  Additional boutiques are located in Manhattan, Charleston, Nashville, Savannah and Louisville.


“We are thrilled to be joining the New Haven community and are excited to invite Connecticut brides to visit our first boutique in the state.  New Haven is home to some of the most romantic and classic weddings there are, and our team cannot wait to become a part of the Connecticut bride’s journey,” said Heather Batt, Sales Director.


“We are excited to welcome local Connecticut entrepreneur, Callie Tein, to New Haven.  Modern Trousseau will continue to add to the vibrancy and unique mix of retail in downtown New Haven.” said Lauren Zucker, Yale University’s Associate Vice President for New Haven Affairs and University Properties.  “Yale University’s community investment program supports the growth of New Haven businesses, reinvigorating New Haven’s downtown, creating jobs, and expanding the city’s tax base.”

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