Tue-Sat, 11:30am-7pm; Sun-Mon, closed
6 at Bleecker St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; N, R at Prince St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
The bare white walls at this bridal boutique are the backdrop for dresses in numerous shapes, including asymmetrical, empire, mermaid, and A-line—but no puffy princess ball gowns. All feature high-quality fabric details like feather trims, silk butterflies, chiffon draped over silk charmeuse, and French-imported cascading lace with pearl beading. Owner Kelima, who has a background as a stylist and image consultant, instantly puts guests to the appointment-only shop at ease by serving tea and gently guiding them through the racks. She encourages brides-to-be to customize gowns by combining elements from different dresses. For those looking for something different, Kelima offers a small discount selection of once-worn wedding kimonos purchased in Japan. There are also short white dresses for more casual brides, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories such as delicate jewelry co-designed by Kelima.Sales
Sample sales in April and October; up to 50% off.