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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Steven Birnbaum Bridal Salon
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.
- 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.