TLC's 'I Found the Gown' says yes to the discounted dress

Somewhere along the line, bridal gowns became as expensive as weddings.While some can fork over $20,000 for an exquisite gown, most can't. Still, that doesn't mean they want to settle for a nothing gown. Enter Rick and Leslie DeAngelo, husband-and-wife owners of Vows, a shop specializing in discounted designer gowns.TLC's "I Found the Gown," premiering Friday, Aug. 24, focuses on the happy stories that unfold within the Watertown, Mass., store. The couple realized there was a niche to fill soon after their wedding almost 20 years ago."I was on the hunt for a dress and couldn't find something beautiful and quality on the budget I was in," Leslie DeAngelo says.Incidentally, she wore a no-name gown, "all lace with long sleeves, very early '90s, mermaid horrible.""It works," Rick DeAngelo says. "We are still married."The logical question is how they stock about 800 gowns, none over 3 years old -- and many far newer than that --...


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