Bridal Gowns Directory
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The famed design house has become a classic choice for brides hooked on runway collections. Recent lines have featured everything from a long silver gown with a stretch-satin bustier ($2,180) to a nickel micro-sequin tulle racer-back dress ($6,085). Alterations not included for gowns on sale.carolinaherrera.com
Herrera’s third-floor bridal salon draws women looking for intricate, high-fashion gowns. This year’s collection features strapless gowns, sweetheart bodices, and lace detail in abundance. Herrera also offers mother-of-the-bride ensembles, veils, and wraps. Alterations are a $500 flat fee.
Chanel15 E. 57th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-355-5050; 139 Spring St., at Wooster St.; chanel.com
For those who don’t want to go through six weeks of fittings, Chanel’s well-made, classic clothing is a good option. Timeless white suits ($6,980) as well as designer Karl Lagerfeld’s usual ready-to-wear pastels are always appropriate. The beautiful Ecru satin dress ($7,590) is just divine. Alterations not included.davidsbridal.com
David’s remains the ultimate destination for affordable dresses (from $299), and they just opened an outpost in Manhattan. In addition to the store’s own collection, David’s carries Galina gowns and Oleg Cassini dresses. Brides should check in every few months to find out when the store’s 99-Dollar Days will take place. Alterations not included.designerloftnyc.com
This full-service atelier is the place to go for high-end bridal designers: Adele Wechsler, Jenny Packham, and Rosa Clara. Its selection of styles and sizes suits all body types and includes temple-ready designs for orthodox ceremonies. Silk gowns start at $1,500, and custom gowns at $3,000. Alterations are $300.dominiquedaniela.com
From her Victorian-themed salon, Dominique Daniela Pino-Santiago offers a ready-to-wear line (from $1,800) as well as custom designs (prices upon request). The eco-friendly Green Gown line is made of organic linens, cottons, and organza.
Gabriella New York400 W 14th St., nr. Ninth Ave., Ste. 2A, 212-206-1915
Gabriella Risatti stocks about 50 exclusive-to-her-store styles from seven designers, including Matthew Christopher and Renella De Fina. Risatti also carries jewelry, as well as vintage and custom veils and headpieces. Gowns range from $2,000 to $10,000. Alterations start at $500.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- 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.
- Camille La Vie
Palisades Center, 1611 Palisades Center Drive West Nyack, NY 10994 ; Tel: 845-727-7270 ; www.camillelavie.com
Camille La Vie & Group USA is a prime dress destination for prom, homecoming and all other occasions with other locations in Jersey Gardens, Secaucus and Franklin Mills Mall. Visit camillelavie.com.
- 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.
- 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, Inc.
Tel: 212-645-0823 ; www.jennyyoo.com
Jenny Yoo's flagship location is the perfect place for understated, sophisticated bridal gowns. Here you will find an array of looks incorporating rich and luxurious fabrics ranging from simple sheaths to understated romantic lace fit and flare silhouettes. Gown prices range from $600 - $2800.
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. Designers include Allure, Maggie Sottero, Enzoani, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro and Essense of Australia.
- 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.
- Romona Keveza Collection
One Rockefeller Plaza, The Penthouse New York, NY 10020 ; Tel: 866-2ROMONA ; romonakeveza.com
Internationally renowned Romona Keveza's über chic collection of bridal and eveningwear is now being carried in one spectacular location at her NYC flagship boutique, atop the iconic One Rockefeller Plaza.
- Sarah Seven
180 Lafayette Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10013 ; Tel: 646-838-7089 ; www.sarahseven.com
Sarah Seven is known for ethereal flowing gowns and romantic silhouettes, using luxurious fabrics. The New York flagship delivers and intimate shopping experience, offering bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and ready to wear. By appointment only.
- 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 Wedding Dresser
Tel: 347-743-8493 ; TheWeddingDresser.com
Specializing in restyling vintage gowns, samples and pre-owned Wedding dresses Costume designer Susan Ruddie will see that you are expertly fit and beautifully styled. See our website to preview our accessories and Wedding Dresser services.
- Vera Wang
15 East 26th Street New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 917-438-4812 ; www.verawang.com
Vera Wang has created a unique aspirational world that alludes to sensuality and youthful sophistication. Exquisite details, intricate draping and a nonchalant sense of style characterize the Vera Wang aesthetic.