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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.