Bridal Gowns Directory
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Gabriella Risatti carries styles from 13 designers, including Jenny Packham, and Marchesa ($2,000 to $12,000). In addition to wedding gowns, you’ll find veils, headpieces, bags, lingerie, and jewelry.
Glamour Closet115 W. 29th St., nr. Sixth Ave., seventh fl.; 917-409-5277; glamourcloset.com
Brides flock to Glamour Closet for its frequently updated stock of couture and designer gowns at prices up to 75 percent off ($600 to $6,000). The walk-in-only salon carries samples and overstock styles by designers like Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier. Most dresses are around a bridal size 8, but smaller and larger sizes are also available.
Houghton Atelier646-998-3994; houghtonnyc.com
Designer Katharine Polk offers brides a choice of gowns, short dresses, suits, and separates, all handmade in her West Chelsea atelier. By appointment only.janastarr.com
Starr creates modern gowns (from $2,600, including minor alterations) from her collection of 100-year-old handmade laces and embroideries. She also offers 19th-century lace veils and antique lace wedding handkerchiefs. By appointment only.janewilsonmarquis.com
English designer Wilson-Marquis specializes in romantic custom-made gowns (from $3,000). She’s known for her couture embellishments: French lace, handmade flowers, and painted and silk-screened detailing. By appointment only.jcrew.com
This appointment-only wedding shop offers modern gowns with classic silhouettes. Favorites are the Harper beaded gown ($1,100) and the Eyelash lace gown ($995). Bridal accessories and bridesmaid dresses are also available. (good value)
J. Mendel787 Madison Ave., nr. 67th St. 212-832-5830; jmendel.com
J. Mendel’s bridal collection includes gorgeously draped gowns that range from vintage-inspired and Grecian to modern and avant-garde. Most styles fall in the $4,800 range, although beauties like the embroidered sequin Sydney ($10,000) are a considerable investment. Couture services are also available.jussaralee.com
Brides-to-be flock to Lee for her unparalleled fitting abilities. Her understated designs run the gamut, from simple silk halter gowns to sophisticated organza strapless dresses (from $3,500). She also customizes white tuxedos for men and women. By appointment only.
Karen Willis Holmes7 Centre Market Pl., nr. Broome St.; 646-912-9298; karenwillisholmes.com
At her Soho store, the renowned Australian bridal designer stocks off-the-rack gowns with sophisticated embellishments and clean silhouettes that are perfect for modern brides.kathrynconover.com
Brides can choose from Conover’s customizable collection or dream up one-of-a-kind designs for bespoke gowns (from $1,500). She can easily whip up refined, classic numbers or accommodate more avant-garde aspirations. By appointment only.kleinfeldbridal.com
This famous full-service salon has more designer bridal gowns—including big names such as Dennis Basso and Alita Graham, who both make creations exclusively for the store—than any other store in the world. The salon also carries hundreds of exclusive wedding-invitation designs with custom options (from $1.89 each for a set of 100 cards). By appointment only.
Locke Bride646-448-4926; lockebride.com
Lyndsey Butler’s Locke Bride caters to modern brides-to-be looking for that Holy Grail: a wedding dress she can wear again. Butler’s minimalist gowns are rendered in silk crêpe, priced at $595 each. They can be purchased only online (returns are free within 30 days). (good value)lotusbridal.com
This one-stop shop for brides has elegant designer gowns (from $1,300) and bridesmaid dresses (from $200). Featured designers include Maggie Sottero and Allure Bridals. (good value)lovelybride.com
This Tribeca store houses a gorgeous array of gowns, from flowing silhouettes by Rue de Seine to understated looks by Theia ($2,000 to $4,000). Accessories, belts, and jewelry range from $50 to $1,000. By appointment only. (good value)
From the Winter 2017 New York Wedding Guide