Name of Business: Tux Ego & The Bridal Connection
Type of Business: Women’s Bridal and formal wear, Men’s Tuxes and Suits
Owner/Operator: Lyndle & Carol Tharp, Daughter Julie
3 Locations: 15800 Main St , Suite 100 & 110, Hesperia, CA 92345 (NW. side of Main, between 7th & 8th Streets) and 16970 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, CA 92395 (NW BV Rd side at corner of Hesperia Rd, near Jack in the Box) -3rd store is located in Ridgecrest, CA.
Phone: (760) 948-2175 Hesperia or (760) 241-5099 Victorville
Date Established: 1988
Number local employees: More than 20
By Amy Bergman
High Desert Daily
(Victorville)– Wedding, Prom, Homecoming Dance, Black Tie Dinner, Cocktail Party, Quinceañera, Business Meeting…. What do all of these events have in common? Tux Ego and The Bridal Connection. With three store locations and over 22 years in the High Desert, owners Lyndle & Carol Tharp along with their Daughter (and store manager) Julie bring the local men & women the finest of formal wear at prices everyone can afford. Offering special discounts for school events, donating tuxedos for schools Mr Mascot fundraiser, and keeping track of all dresses purchased at their store so no two girls have to attend a school event wearing the same dress, are some of the specialized services offered.
Sizes for men’s suits and tuxedo’s range from a boys 3 to a men’s 70 and this is what sets them apart from the competition and keeps locals from having to drive down the hill to shop. When asked about their business motto, Lyndle, with his sharp wit and wisdom that comes from both age and experience, was quick to reply this simple phrase, “We are in business to meet the need of the community.” In his quest to support the store and his employees, Tux Ego makes the men’s tuxedos on site at the Victorville location, keeping both stores with plenty of stock on hand. Paired with their Fit Guarantee, the store ensures all will leave happy with garments perfectly formed to their figures. Women’s sizes range from 0 to the Plus Sizes.
The store also boasts a reputation for excellent customer service, which allows for each customer to receive individual attention from the time they enter the store, through the measurement, garment selection and fitting process. This excellent customer service is evident by the repeat business seen in the store. The owners are very connected to the High Desert and that includes using local vendors. Tri-City Dry Cleaners have been performing all their dry cleaning for many years and at a brisk pace. To show additional support and give a boost to the local bridal industry, Tux Ego & The Bridal Connection created the Bridal Faire held annually on last weekend in January at the County Fairgrounds in Victorville.