About Avail & Company

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Avail & Company has been creating one of a kind custom wedding dresses, and other formal gowns since 2011.  Our designer, Rachel Alvia, works one on one with each client, listens to her needs and desires, and works together to design and create the perfect wedding gown.  Our designer has over 15 years of experience bringing dream dresses to life. We make the gown in your mind a reality!  We have experience working one on one with customers that are all over the country and the world.  You don't have to be in the Chicagoland area to work with us on a custom dress, however, if you are, you can set up a no obligation consultation at our main design studio in Elk Grove Village, IL or in Evanston, IL.  

We can create traditional custom wedding dresses, formal dresses, historic and themed dresses, and totally unique one-of-a-kind works of art!

If you are looking for the dress of your dreams and a wonderful experience, you’ve found the perfect place! Contact us today and schedule a consultation with our Chief Dream Maker, Rachel Alvia!

 
 

Our Team

Rachel Alvia - Designer, Co-Founder and Chief Dream Maker

Designer Rachel Alvia has been designing custom gowns for over 15 years.  She holds her BFA in Fashion Design from the Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago.  As Chief Dream Maker, Rachel got her start in high school making prom dresses for friends, and her skills and experience grew from there. She has personally worked on thousands of gowns in her career, and brings that lifetime of experience to the design process. Our customers have been delighted by Rachel’s talent and extraordinary designer mind.


Ted Alvia - Co-Founder and Business Management

Ted has years of experience in sales, marketing and customer service.  He is the brain and strategist behind the scenes. Ted’s involvement has been implementing systems and processes to build Rachel a platform so that she can focus solely on the art and design of the business. His passion and vision for the company is his creative core and mission. With Rachel as the Heart of Avail & Company; Ted is it’s Soul.


 

Ayden Rivers - Master Tailor

Ayden has a lifetime of experience in sewing and tailoring and has studied at Columbia University Chicago.  Ayden has been a part of our team since 2015, and brings a unique set of skills to the table.  He is a highly skilled tailor with a rare true love of sewing. When Ayden is not working on our gowns he enjoys spending his time creating amazing costumes and a variety of other creations.