Bridal Gowns Directory
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Designer Christina Kara creates custom gowns in lace, silk organza, and chiffon. Her specialties are tea-length and short dresses (from $800 to $1,500). Showroom by appointment only. (good value)
The Bridal Garden54 W. 21st St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 901; 212-252-0661;ridalgarden.org
This not-for-profit offers up to 75 percent off new and sample gowns by Vera Wang, Ulla Maija, Nicole Miller, Lela Rose, and others, and all proceeds are donated to a charity for disadvantaged children. By appointment only. (good value)bridalreflections.com
This grand-scale salon offers unhurried service, impeccable on-site tailoring, and gowns by designers including Ines Di Santo, Galia Lahav, Romona Keveza, and Victor Harper (from $4,000). Brides-to-be can also shop for accessories while their moms browse the eveningwear. By appointment only.
Carol Hannah355 W. 39th St., nr. Ninth Ave., first fl.; 212-564-8014; carol-hannah.com
These handmade “grown-up whimsy gowns” are a blend of bohemian style, innovative design, and organic construction. Carol Hannah Whitfield and her team emphasize draping and movement to ensure the perfect fit. Mother-of-the-bride and bridesmaid dresses are also available. From $2,500 to $7,000. (good value)carolinaherrera.com
Herrera’s bridal salon draws women keen on high-fashion elegance. Collections available offer glamorous silhouettes and fitted and romantic ball gowns (from $5,000).
Colette Komm212-580-2690; colettekomm.com
Komm, a Parsons-trained designer and Vera Wang alum, handcrafts each of her one-of-a-kind couture gowns from preliminary sketches through final construction. Prices upon request.davidsbridal.com
The ultimate destination for affordable dresses offers the exclusive White collection from Vera Wang (from $520), Truly Zac Posen (from $850), as well as gowns from dozens of other designers. Savvy brides check for oft-featured $99 Days, when selections go for just that. (good value)designerloftnyc.com
This full-service atelier stocks looks by indie bridal designers like Matthew Christopher and Rosa Clara. It also has more conservative dresses for Orthodox Jewish and Greek Orthodox ceremonies. Custom gowns from $2,500. By appointment only.
Fancy Bridal NY1133 Broadway, nr. 26th St., Ste. 1405; 212-234-4303; fancybridalny.com
With a mid-century-modern sensibility, this made-to-measure line is perfect for Betty Draper wannabes. The designers specialize in tea-length gowns, including the Fiona ($1,815), a strapless number with three tiers of ribbon-edged silk organza. By appointment only.
From the Summer 2015 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.
- Camille La Vie
Palisades Center – 1611 Palisades Center Drive West Nyack, NY 10994 ; Tel: 845-727-7270 ; www.camillelavie.com
Camille La Vie & Group USA is a prime dress destination for prom, homecoming and all other occasions with other locations in Jersey Gardens, Secaucus and Franklin Mills Mall. Visit camillelavie.com.
- Designer Loft Bridal
226 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-944-9013 ; www.designerloftnyc.com
Innovative and international bridal designers such as Rosa Clara, Mathew Christopher and Pronovias collections. All bridal accessories, veils, shrugs, jewelry. Local designers for custom gowns and Seamstress on premises for tailoring and religious build ups.
- Faye Kim Designs
190 Main Street Westport, CT 06880 ; Tel: 203-226-3511 ; fayekimdesigns.com
Simple. Elegant. Timeless. Beautifully handcrafted collection of fine jewelry and custom designs for women of discerning taste. Work one on one with Faye Kim to create the perfect piece for your special day!
- Gabriella New York Bridal Salon
400 W. 14th Street, Suite 2A New York, NY 10014 ; Tel: 212-206-1915 ; www.gabriellanewyork.com
Gabriella New York is an intimate and relaxed boutique that makes wedding gown shopping memorable, personal and enjoyable. The friendly and knowledgeable consultants help each bride select the perfect gown to reflect her personal style.
- 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 best to clean them (from $495). A post-wedding preservation assignment takes eight to ten weeks. Free pickup and delivery 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.
- 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.
- Kathryn Conover Bridal Couture
363 Seventh Avenue, 21st Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-464-7675 ; kathrynconover.com
Whether you are wildly romantic or yearn for a sleek and classic look, we offer a collection of fully customizable gowns, working directly with our brides to create what is most beautiful for them.
- Kelly Faetanini
37 West 39th Street, Suite 404 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-944-9447 ; www.kellyfaetanini.com
Influenced by romance and whimsy, Kelly Faetanini offers brides timeless designs with a twist. Signature details include buttons from bodice to hem, customizable beading and detachable necklines giving brides multiple looks on their wedding day.
110 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 646-633-4333 ; www.kleinfeldbridal.com
Kleinfeld, the leader in bridal fashion, offers the largest selection of designer and exclusive bridal gowns and accessories. For over 70 years, Kleinfeld has been dedicated to providing unparalleled gown selection, exceptional service and personal attention to detail.
- 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.
- Romona Keveza Collection
One Rockefeller Plaza, The Penthouse New York, New York 10020 ; Tel: 866-2ROMONA ; romonakeveza.com
Internationally renowned Romona Keveza's über chic collection of bridal and eveningwear is now being carried in one spectacular location at her NYC flagship boutique, atop the iconic One Rockefeller Plaza.
- 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.