Bridal Gowns Directory
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Gabriella Risatti carries exclusive styles from 12 designers, including Elizabeth Fillmore, Jenny Packham, and Marchesa ($2,500 to $12,000). In addition to wedding gowns, you’ll also find veils, headpieces, bags, sashes, lingerie, and jewelry.
The Houghton Bride 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.bridalgowns.net
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.
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 hand-pleated mousseline Liane ($19,500) are a considerable investment. Couture services are also available.jcrew.com
This by-appointment-only wedding shop offers modern gowns with classic silhouettes. Favorites are the Bettina ($475), the Arabelle ($575), and the Sara lace gown ($2,200). Bridal accessories and bridesmaid dresses also available. (good value)junkoyoshioka.com
All of Yoshioka’s gowns are made in this Flatiron atelier. Highlights include the Eclair ($4,620), a mermaid gown with Bellagio silk and satin taffeta, and the Gateaux ($4,895), an asymmetric drop-waist satin organza gown. By appointment only.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 $3,000). 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 just-opened flagship in Soho, 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 than any other store in the world, including big names like Dennis Basso and Alita Graham, who make creations exclusively for the store. The salon also carries hundreds of exclusive wedding- invitation designs with custom options (from $2.18 each for a set of 100 cards). By appointment only.lotusbridal.com
This one-stop shop for brides has elegant designer gowns (from $1,000) and bridesmaid dresses (from $180) plus beauty services (day-of hair and makeup for the bride is $400). Featured designers include Maggie Sottero and Allure Bridals. (good value)lovelybride.com
This Tribeca store houses a gorgeous array of gowns, from understated looks by Elizabeth Dye to classic silhouettes by Anne Barge ($1,500 to $6,000). Accessories, belts, and jewelry range from $50 to $1,000. By appointment only. (good value)
From the Winter 2015 New York Wedding Guide