About Marlene's Dress Shop

For over four decades, Marlene’s has been an integral part of the Collingswood community. As a family-owned and operated business, we’ve been serving our neighbors and friends with pride and dedication.

Our Founder’s Legacy

Marlene Gagliardi and her husband, John Gagliardi, played a pivotal role in shaping Collingswood. Their entrepreneurial spirit led to the establishment of several small businesses, and some even say they “Built Collingswood.” In 1983, Marlene opened the Dress Shop, showcasing her impeccable sense of fashion and a genuine passion for making women look and feel their best. Marlene was not only a successful businesswoman but also a style icon admired by many.

Continuing the Tradition

In June 2023, we faced the loss of a beloved matriarch, Marlene. However, her legacy lives on through her eldest daughter, Gina, who has stepped into the role of leading Marlene’s Dress Shop. With the same commitment to providing the highest quality dresses and exceptional customer service, Gina continues the family tradition.

Our Commitment to You

At Marlene’s Dress Shop, customer service is our top priority. Our goal is to make you feel confident and beautiful as you choose your perfect dress. Our team of experts is here to assist you in making the right fashion decisions, ensuring you leave our shop feeling incredible.

A Wide Selection of Women’s Apparel

Marlene’s offers a diverse range of women’s apparel sizes 00-26, and specializes in:

  • Mother of the Bride/Groom Dresses
  • Elegant Gowns
  • Prom Dresses
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Bar & Bat Mitzvah Attire
  • Guest Dresses
  • Cocktail Dresses
  • Special Occasion
  • Sportswear

Brands We Trust

Marlene’s Dress Shop wouldn’t be where it is without the support of our amazing brands. We proudly carry a curated selection of renowned brands, including Jovani, Alexander by Daymor, Terani, Hynes Park/108,Mon Cheri, Ivonne D by Mon Cheri, Cameron Blake, Ferani, Gia Franco, JunnieLeigh, Ideas By Barbara, John Paul Ataker, Nicole Bakti, MGNY by Morilee, Sabaroma, Janique, Tarik Ediz, Soulmates, Elana Knits, Sara Mique, Ellie Wilde by Mon Cheri, Jovani, JVN by Jovani, Scala, Faviana, Stella Couture, Chandelier, Journey, Mycra Pac, Clara Sunwoo, Frank Lyman, Damee, IC Collections, Giavan Jewelry, and many more.

Award-Winning Service

Our dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed. Marlene’s Dress Shop has been voted “BEST OF SOUTH JERSEY” for over 20 years by the readers of The Courier Post. We’ve also earned recognition from South Jersey Magazine for “BEST GOWNS & BEST SPORTSWEAR.” These awards reflect our ongoing commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Thank you for being a part of the Marlene’s Dress Shop community. We look forward to serving you and helping you find the perfect attire for your special moments.

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