Bridal Gowns Directory
Alteration fees included and tailoring done on premises, except where otherwise noted.
Downtown brides come to Gina deSilva’s salon for one-on-one couture service. Adriennes specializes in custom designs, like lacy sheath gowns based on vintage gowns ($2,000 to $5,000). They also carry wares from Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, and Rivini. Brides can also check out their trunk shows. Alterations are additional. By appointment only.amsale.com
Amsale Aberra’s elegant gowns are favorites of women who like clean lines and sophisticated shapes. Made-to-order and couture gowns range from $3,000 to $20,000. For a less expensive option, brides can check out the Little White Dress line (from $990). Alterations ($575 flat fee) not included. Wedding Library carries their sophisticated and colorful line of bridesmaids’ dresses ($280 to $390). They come in long or short cocktail options, and in chiffon, taffeta, and jersey.angelolambrou.com
Brides in search of a chic and simple gown will love Angelo Lambrou. Elegant silhouettes are embellished with delicate beading, bias cuts, and Lambrou’s signature wrapping and weaving. There are 100 different shades of silk for brides in search of an unusual gown color, or for those who want to add an accent to traditional white. Brides can select a dress from the collection (from $1,700) or have a gown custom-made (from $3,000).ann.hamilton.home.att.net
For brides who love Mom’s sixties-era sleeves (but are less fond of her dress), Ann Hamilton restores, resizes, and restyles vintage and heirloom gowns ($600 to $2,000). She also does modern dresses and veils. Alterations start at $250.annique-bridal.com
Annique custom-designs gowns for discerning women. She uses her artist’s eye to turn each bride’s vision into reality and places special emphasis on the fit. All-silk dresses start at $2,000, not including alterations.aimeeusa.com
These veteran bridal designers found success in Italy (Gianni Versace was a fan) before setting up a glitzy salon in New York two years ago. Their styles are meticulously shaped and very romantic. The newest collection features traditional white gowns, as well as lavenders and floral prints. From $3,500.birnbaumandbullock.com
Brides seeking personalized attention should visit this intimate atelier. These classic wedding dresses come in about 45 feminine styles, with collections broken into three divisions: the less expensive Robert Bullock Brides ($350 to $1,600), the midrange Steven Birnbaum Collection ($700 to $2,300), and the Birnbaum & Bullock collection’s high-end custom-made gowns in 100-percent silk ($2,800 to $7,000). They also have a great selection of lace boleros and cover-ups, perfect for cool evening nights.
Designer Christina Kara is showing off her modern twists on the traditional gown in a bigger space. Along with the new store comes a fresh collection: Twenty silhouettes that brides can customize as they see fit ($1,000 to $3,000). Kara offers a wide variety of styles (mermaid, sheath, and updated ball gowns) along with her signature tea-length and short dresses. Dresses can be made in six months.bridalgarden.org
This nonprofit boutique offers designer gowns at up to 75 percent off retail. Designers and boutiques donate samples and brand-new gowns from big names like Ulla-Maija, Angel Sanchez, and Vera Wang ($495 to $2,895). Proceeds benefit the Brooklyn Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Alterations not included. By appointment only.bridalreflections.com
This full-service boutique offers one-on-one appointments where brides can try on gowns by designers such as Ines Di Santo, St. Pucchi Couture, and Stephen Yearick (from about $2,000 to upwards of $10,000). Alterations not included. Brides who want personalized attention should check out one of the many trunk shows this store hosts. By appointment only.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- Birnbaum Bridal
151 West 25th Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-242-2914 ; www.stevenbirnbaumbridal.com
Caring, personalized attention. The Salon carries The Steven Birnbaum Collection, gowns are the new modern classic inspired by "The All American Girl" ($2600-$4000),Robert Bullock Bride, feminine and timeless ($1800-$3600), and Steven Birnbaum Bespoke, gorgeous hand crafted gowns made to order in our Atelier ($3600-$10,000) Please call for your appointment.
- Bridal Reflections
Tel: NYC: 212-764-3040, Carle Place: 516-742-7788, Massapequa: 516-795-2222 ; www.bridalreflections.com
Bridal Reflections has assisted brides-to-be for over 40 years. Three beautifully appointed salons in Fifth Avenue NYC, Carle Place/Westbury and Massapequa on LI. Offering designer wedding, bridesmaid, and evening wear dresses, veils and accessories.
- Designer Loft Bridal
226 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-944-9013 ; www.designerloftnyc.com
For 15 years, an exquisite collection of domestic and international, established and emerging bridal gown designers. Wide range of ballgowns, trumpets, vintage inspired sheaths, non strapless gowns and custom designs. Tailoring on site.
- Gabriella New York Bridal Salon
155 Wooster Street, Unit 3W New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 212-206-1915 ; www.gabriellanewyork.com
Gabriella New York is a bridal boutique offering unique and sophisticated gowns and custom made to match veils and headpieces in an intimate and elegant environment. Highly personalized service coupled with exclusive gowns from incredibly talented designers make Gabriella New York a bridal salon unlike any other in Manhattan
- Ines Di Santo
Tel: 866-899-INES ; www.inesdisanto.com
Ines Di Santo is instinctive about the female form. Draping each unique silhouette to enhance, highlight and transform, her well-recognized designs are regularly featured in international bridal publications and are carried at luxury retailers around the world.
- Jenny Yoo Collection
139 West 35th Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-645-0823 ; www.jennyyoo.com
Redefining Brides + Bridesmaids. Our philosophy is to present you with a collection of gowns and bridesmaid dresses incorporating rich and luxurious fabrics paying great attention to detail creating an elegant, feminine, and refined look for your special day.
- Karen Willis Holmes
7 Centre Market Place New York, NY 10013 ; Tel: 646-912-9298 ; www.karenwillisholmes.com
Karen Willis Holmes is a renowned Australian designer, widely acclaimed for offering trend conscious women their perfect wedding gown. Karen's collections celebrate today's modern bride, stylish & sophisticated with a Karen Willis Holmes twist.
110 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 646-633-4300 ; www.kleinfeldbridal.com
Founded in 1941, Kleinfeld is the largest luxury bridal retailer in the world, carrying an unparalleled selection of American and European designer gowns. The 35,000 square-foot flagship salon is located in the heart of Chelsea, New York City, and is host to TLC's hit show, Say Yes to the Dress.
- Lotus Bridal
1822 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11229 ; Tel: 718-332-4385 ; www.lotusbridal.com
Premier New York bridal salon in Brooklyn with exceptional service, featuring an amazing selection of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and bridal accessories. Our friendly stylists will help you find the gown of your dreams. Designers include Allure, Maggie Sottero, Enzoani, Justin Alexander, Martina Liana, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, Essense of Australia.
- Lovely Bride
182 Duane Street New York, NY 10013 ; Tel: 212-924-2050 ; lovelybride.com
Lovely has a curated selection from fashionable designers for the indie bride. Coupled with a stylish atmosphere, Lovely is the go-to destination for a bride looking for a laid back atmosphere and unique wedding gowns.
- Matthew Christopher Flagship Salon
214 West 39th Street, #400A New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-938-6820 ; www.matthewchristopher.com
Matthew Christopher brings to life the romance of your wedding day using the finest silks, hand-drawn organic beading and unique, stunning laces. At the Flagship Salon, we are proud to offer private appointments where you will have access to the largest selection of Matthew Christopher gowns. Shop designs that represent modern classic glamour, the latest in bridal accessories and veils.
- Oscar de la Renta
772 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 1-888-782-6357 ; www.oscardelarenta.com
The Oscar de la Renta bridal collection includes a range of gowns and accessories including veils, shoes, fashion jewelry, and bags. The line is carried in bridal salons around the world, in addition to select Oscar de la Renta boutiques.
- Panache Bridal
545 Madison Avenue, Third Floor New York, NY 10022 ; Tel: 212-813-1919 ; www.panachebridals.com
Find the one! Experience the service and selection at this 10,000 sq. ft. salon. We give each bride undivided attention. Our skilled consultants will help you discover the perfect dress and solve all your wedding day needs.
- Sareh Nouri
Sareh Nouri is a couture bridal gown design company, that provides brides with designs that are a true reflection of romantic and timeless beauty. Made in the USA with luxurious silks and laces from around the world, our gowns are constructed to provide the most flattering fit, allowing the bride to exude the utmost confidence and beauty on her wedding day.
- The Bridal Garden
54 West 21st Street, Suite 901 New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 212-252-0661 ; www.bridalgarden.org
We are a NOT-FOR-PROFIT bridal boutique that sells designer wedding gowns up to 75% off retail. Designers include Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Ulla Maija, and Nicole Miller. Proceeds benefit education for disadvantaged children.
- The Sample Room NY
40 West 17th Street, Suite 2B New York, NY ; Tel: 212-929-8868 ; www.thesampleroomny.com
Designer bridal gowns that are overstock, first samples, and discontinued styles sold at a significant savings. Prices range from $500-$12,000 with an average of $1500-$3500. Gowns could be up to 70% or more off suggested retail. Designers include Monique L’huillier, Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, Romona Keveza, and others.