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Veils Store Directory

Basia Custom Headdresses & Accessories

304 Columbus Ave., nr. 74th St.; 212-874-6720

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).

Bridal Veil Falls

445 E. 9th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-674-3900;

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.

Bride's Head Revisited

43 E. 78th St., nr. Madison Ave., fourth fl.; 212-465-2613;

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.

Ellen Christine Millinery

255 W. 18th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-242-2457;

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.

Leah C. Couture Millinery

124 W. 30th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 203; 212-947-3505;

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.

Sposabella Couture, La Sposa Veil

8207 Fifth Avenue, nr. 82nd St., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; 718-680-9665;

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.

Suzanne Couture Millinery

27 E. 61st St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-593-3232;

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).

Wedding Library by Claudia Hanlin and Jennifer Zabinsky

43 E. 78th St., at Madison Ave.; 212-327-0100;

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.


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