Bridal Gowns Directory
Alteration fees included and tailoring done on premises, except where otherwise noted.
The gowns on this site include best sellers like the Trinity ($1,500), which features a removable tulle skirt, and the ruffled, silk-cotton chiffon Boathouse ($775). Bridesmaid dresses are also available (from $155).
Albright Fashion Library62 Cooper Sq., nr. Astor Pl.; 212-977-7350; albrightnyc.com
Perennially chic Irene Albright’s 7,000-square-foot rent-a-frock closet brims with high-end vintage showstoppers from the likes of Balenciaga and Balmain—not to mention a whopping 7,000 pairs of shoes. Rentals start at $1,000. By appointment only.amsale.com
Amsale Aberra’s crisp made-to-order gowns go up from $3,500. For a more casual look, check out her affordable Little White Dress line (from $950). By appointment only. (good value)
Angelique Bridal Salon6 E. 45th St., nr. Fifth Ave., Ste. 1501; 212-682-0262; angeliquebridal.com
In addition to an exclusive selection of European and American designers—including Alyne by Rivini, Gemy Maalouf, Sarah Jassir, and many others—this salon offers a customization service for brides wanting to create their own looks. Custom gowns are available in eight weeks. Prices range from $1,600 to $6,000.angelolambrou.com
Ladies seeking simple silk gowns and contemporary classics with a twist (from $2,500) will love this boutique, where silhouettes are embellished with bias cuts and Lambrou’s signature wrapping and weaving. By appointment only.bergdorfgoodman.com
Jet-setters flock to this famed department store’s Art Deco wedding salon for gowns by Ines Di Santo, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, and Marchesa, among others. Gowns start at $4,000.
This vintage-inspired bridal line offers a finely edited collection of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories, including designs by Anna Sui, Tracy Reese, and others. Bridal gowns are $600 to $3,800; bridesmaid dresses, $220 to $1,200. (good value)birnbaumandbullock.com
This atelier features three lines that range from simple, classic designs to more elaborate custom numbers. The Birnbaum & Bullock Couture Collection is the most upscale, with designs ranging from $3,000 to $9,500. Appointments preferred.
From the Summer 2014 New York Wedding Guide
625 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 ; Tel: 212-583-1700 ; amsale.com
At the Amsale salon, receive an unparalleled experience with one-on-one guidance from an expert stylist. The salon carries the most comprehensive selection of Amsale, Christos, and Kenneth Pool gowns featuring exclusive designs found nowhere else.
- Angelique Bridal
6 East 45th Street, Suite 1501 New York, New York 10017 ; Tel: 212-682-0262 ; www.angeliquebridal.com
We offer an intimate jewel box like setting for brides. The salon carries an exclusive selection of designers including Alyne by Rivini, Gemy Maalouf, Sarah Jassir, and others. Custom gowns available in 8 weeks. Gowns ($1900-$7500).
- J. Scheer & Co.
23 East 81st Street, Suite 7 New York, NY, 10028 ; Tel: 212-570-1511 ; www.jscheer.com
Textile expert Jonathan Scheer subjects wedding gowns to a battery of tests to determine how to clean them (from $495). A post-wedding preservation job takes six to eight weeks. Free pickup and delivery available in Manhattan.
- 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.
- L'Fay Bridal
5E 19th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 212-671-1051 ; www.lfay.com/ny-newyorkcity
L'Fay Bridal knows that for every bride there is the perfect wedding gown and we offer the opportunity for you to discover yours. Our collection of designer wedding dresses will turn heads everywhere you walk.
- Lotus Bridal
1822 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11229 ; Tel: 718-332-4385 ; www.lotusbridal.com
This one-stop shop for brides has elegant designer gowns (from $800) and bridesmaid dresses (from $160), plus hair and makeup. Featured designers include Allure, Enzoani, Maggie Sottero and San Patrick, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro & Bari Jay.
- 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 wedding gowns up to 75% off retail. Designers include Vera Wang, Ulla Maija, and Nicole Miller. Proceeds benefit education for disadvantaged children.
- 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.