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Vintage Bridalwear

Jana Starr Antiques and Bridal
245 E. 87th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-861-8256;
Starr crafts antique dresses ($2,000$4,000) from her vast collection of 100-year-old Belgian, Irish, and English embroidered laces. She also offers nineteenth-century handmade-lace veils and usually has more than twenty dresses in-store. By appointment only.

The New World Order
13 Ave. B, at E. Houston St.; 212-777-3600;
Stylist Renee Bejil’s hand-selected vintage and rare couture gowns (think Céline, Halston, and Givenchy; $295$1,200) and collection of costume jewelry will make any style-savvy bride swoon.

New York City Opera Thrift Shop
222 E. 23rd St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-684-5344
This well-curated thrift shop often stocks wedding-appropriate dresses ($75$500) by the likes of Melinda Eng, Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor, and Vera Wang. Grooms can find old-fashioned tuxes with tails. (good value)

Ritual Vintage
377 Broome St., nr. Mott St.; 212-966-4142;
Formerly known as Exquisite Costume, this collector offers original wedding dresses ($225$1,100) from the 1890s to the 1950s. Delicate Edwardian gowns and Gatsby-esque 1920s numbers are just a few of the highlights.

Shareen Vintage
13 W. 17th St., nr. Fifth Ave., second fl.; 212-206-1644;
L.A. stylist Shareen Mitchell’s shop has an entire section dedicated to well-preserved bridal dresses ($88$398) culled from the fifties through the seventies.


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