Bridal Gowns Directory
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Macy's Bridal Salon By Demetrios151 W. 34th St., nr. Seventh Ave., eighth fl.; 212-494-3330; demetriosbride.com
Demetrios James Elias releases up to 70 new styles each year. Silhouettes range from voluminous, elaborately beaded A-line gowns to sleek satin sheathes. This full-service salon also carries bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, headpieces, and veils. From $1,000 to $4,000. Appointments preferred.markingramatelier.com
This meticulously curated space offers brides-to-be the opportunity to test-drive some of the biggest names in bridal couture such as Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta (from $5,000). By appointment only.
Matthew Christopher214 W. 39th St., nr. 55th St., Ste. 400A; 212-938-6820; matthewchristopher.com
Christopher is known for his classic silhouettes, precise use of lace, and an emphasis on getting the perfect fit. At his intimate salon, brides can select from over 60 gowns (from $2,800), and he will work with them to customize their selection. His line of veils (from $300) and a selection of accessories (from $100) by Haute Bride are also available. By appointment only.
Merci New York646-368-1941; mercinewyork.com
Merci New York helps the busy city bride find everything from the dress to the honeymoon wardrobe. Styling for boudoir shoots, engagement sessions, and the wedding day is also available. Prices upon request. By appointment only.mikainatome.com
Inatome has a reputation as a master of slender, custom-made mermaid gowns. Her airy loft is filled with 50 sophisticated, timeless dresses ($1,800 to $6,000), and everything is crafted by hand.
Modern Trousseau552 Seventh Ave., at 40th St., Ste. 301; 212-278-8030; moderntrousseau.com
This atelier uses fine imported silk and lace to craft each custom gown ($2,200 to $6,200). One seamstress creates the dress from start to finish.
Monique Lhuillier19 E. 71st St., at Madison Ave.; 212-683-3332; moniquelhuillier.com
Well-known for her romantic and feminine gowns—Reese Witherspoon chose one for her big day—Lhuillier’s latest ready-to-wear collection has offerings for moms and bridesmaids. Prices upon request.morganelefay.com
Designer Liliana Casabal’s bridal collection ($1,000 to $5,000, including alterations) features luxe fabrics such as silk, organza, taffeta, duchess satin, and chiffon. (good value)
Buy new and “nearly new” wedding dresses at 40 to 90 percent off the retail price. After the wedding, you may sell the dress back through the site—even if it’s been altered. Dress prices range from $250 to $12,000. (good value)nicolemiller.com
Miller’s understated gowns ($795 to $2,600) appeal to the free-spirited bride and often feature impeccable draping, column-style cuts, and sexy open backs. Appointments recommended. (good value)
Panache Bridal Salon545 Madison Ave., nr. 55th St., third fl.; 212-813-1919; panachebridals.com
Panache brings its Beverly Hills glamour to its spacious new East Coast salon. Knowledgeable staff will help brides select gowns from a mix of well-known names such as Romona Keveža and indie designers such as Rosa Clará (from $4,200). By appointment only.paulavarsalona.com
Varsalona’s formal V collection features strapless gowns with sculpted bodices (from $2,000); the Creme collection showcases elaborate beading and thread work (from $3,000).pronovias.com
These romantic gowns flaunt lace, bustier-style corsets, cascades of ruffles, floral embroidery, and flowing trains. Prices upon request. By appointment only.reemacra.com
Acra’s high-fashion designs hit the right note between red-carpet glamour and pared-down sophistication. Brides adore both the custom couture (prices upon request) and ready-to-wear gowns (from $3,500).
Reformation156 Ludlow St., at Stanton St.; 23 Howard St., nr. Crosby St..; 212-510-8455; thereformation.com
Long beloved for her ecofriendly ready-to-wear, designer Yael Aflalo’s bridal collection features floaty dresses in unfussy silhouettes that brides will want to sport long after walking down the aisle. Gowns start at $528. (ecofriendly)
Resurrection45 Great Jones St., nr. Bowery; 212-625-1374; resurrectionvintage.com
Brides searching for pristine couture dresses (from $850) and vintage jewelry flock to this upscale boutique, which carries designer looks from Chanel, YSL, Versace, and more. (vintage)
Ritual377 Broome St., nr. Mott St.; 212-966-4142; ritualvintage.com
This collector offers original wedding dresses ($225 to $1,100) from the 1850s to the present. Delicate Edwardian gowns and Gatsby-esque numbers are highlights. By appointment only. (vintage)
From the Summer 2016 New York Wedding Guide