Veils Store Directory
Basia’s one-of-a-kind headpieces and veils are elegant and understated, with exquisite embellishments like ribbon, enameled flowers, feathers, or Swarovski crystals ($100 to $400).bridalveilfallsnyc.com
This intimate East Village shop houses handmade headpieces in an array of designs and fabrics. Owner Margaret Duncan specializes in restoring vintage veils for brides who want to modernize a family heirloom, but she’s also determined to offer affordable and beautiful pieces for everyone. Veils, tiaras, flower-girl headpieces, and accessories range from $90 to $800.bridesheadrevisited.net
The owners of this small boutique, Emily Martin and Alexandra Kowalski, draw upon their art and design backgrounds (both once worked at the Costume Institute of the Met) to create unique headpieces for the style-conscious. They make French veils from $100, crystal combs from $40, and silk flowers from $98.ellenchristine.com
This boutique carries creations adorned with handmade flowers and vintage netting. Most are made by Christine herself, a former costumer who skillfully turns out custom hats and headpieces to brides’ specifications. French veils start at $150.
Go here for elegant, handmade head wraps, headbands, and combs-think encrusted crystals hand-stitched in silk chiffon. All items are made-to-order, and Behr will even match them to your dress color if you provide a sample.leahc.net
Leah Chalfen’s custom-made headpieces ($325 to $1,200)-featuring her trademark feathers-will satisfy any bride with a flair for drama. Her wide-net veils run the gamut from retro-inspired to swank and sophisticated. By appointment only.sposabellacouture.com
The extensive veil section at this bridal salon includes more than 600 different kinds of headpieces. Veil prices start at a reasonable $65, but can soar to $3,000, depending on beadwork and material. Headpieces are priced from $80 to $1,000.suzannemillinery.com
Customers from nearby Reem Acra and Vera Wang come to this elegant Madison Avenue boutique for glamorous headpieces, hats, and veils that will complement their elegant gowns. Every piece is custom-made (from $350).theweddinglibrary.com
Wedding Library’s collection includes a crystal ball comb with alternating blue and clear Swarovski crystals ($80), as well as a supply of best-selling veils from Bride’s Head Revisited. Headpieces, from bun wraps to tiaras, are $175 to $1,000; veils start at $100.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- Jana Starr Antique and Bridal
245 East 87th Street #14-D, nr. 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10128 ; Tel: 212-861-8256 ; www.janastarr.com
Jana Starr creates one-of-a-kind wedding gowns from 100-year old handmade lace. These unique creations offer the best of two worlds: sexy, modern shapes with old-world craftsmanship and detail. (from $2,500.). Also a collection of antique 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.
- 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 gowns, veils, and accessories up to 80% off retail. Designers include Vera Wang, Ulla Maija, Judd Waddell, and many more. Proceeds benefit NYC children's education.