Bridal Gowns Directory
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Yoo Lee’s intimate Nolita boutique offers a breezy collection of off-white “nontraditional” 100 percent silk gowns, many of which are adorned with pretty satin sashes. Prices start at $595 for short dresses and $850 for long dresses; up to $2,000. (good value)
Samuelle Couture347-607-0086; samuellecouture.com
British designer Sam Walls Beasley blends classic English styling with contemporary romanticism in her bespoke gowns, which often incorporate vintage textiles and trims, hand-dyed silks, and semi-sculptural brocades. She also gives each client a custom watercolor painting of her gown. Prices upon request.seliayang.com
Yang’s dresses can be stunning (the skirt of the strapless Ahna is covered with silk flower accents) or subtle (the fitted silk Chloe has a one-shoulder tulle strap). Made-to-order gowns start at $2,200. Off-the-rack designer dresses are sold at 40 to 60 percent off the usual retail price. By appointment only. (good value)
Shopbop’s wedding boutique features dresses by big names like Badgley Mischka, Temperley London, and Notte by Marchesa, in addition to smaller, local designers. Dresses are $195 to $5,000; accessories $20 to $290; shoes $225 to $1,195; and jewelry $98 to $590. (good value)
Husband-and-wife team Mai and Josh Olivo’s online shop is filled with vintage-inspired wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and bridal accessories. Gowns range from $75 to $800. (good value)
Stone Fox Bride611 Broadway, nr. Houston St., Ste. 613b; 212-260-8600; stonefoxbride.com
This low-key, high-fashion downtown boutique carries custom wedding gowns (from $1,200) and bridesmaid dresses (from $350) by Daryl K, Ohne Titel, Mandy Coon, and others. Veils and flower crowns also available. By appointment only.
The Stylish Bride307 Seventh Ave., nr. 28th St., Ste. 2308; 212-579-7169; thestylishbride.com
For nine years, bridal fashion stylist Julie Sabatino has been guiding brides in their search for the perfect wedding-day look. In addition to styling wedding gowns and accessories, she can work with brides to custom-design dresses. She’ll also coordinate and style the bridesmaids, moms, groom, and groomsmen. By appointment only.vekabridal.com
Proprietors Ksenia Kaliaguina and Jana Vendeland stock their Brooklyn salon with gowns by inde- pendent, contemporary American and European designers, including Palazzo, Adele Wechsler, Suzanne Ermann, and Manon Pascual; the focus is on fresh, playful designs ($1,500 to $4,000). Alterations start at $300. By appointment only.verawang.com
The grande dame of bridalwear offers dresses (from $3,000) to suit every taste. Silhouettes include simple A-lines and voluminous, full-skirted showstoppers. A recent bridal collection features dresses in a range of reds. The upscale boutique is also a go-to for footwear and accessories. By appointment only.
Victoria Kyriakides Atelier350 W. 43rd St., nr. Ninth Ave., Ste. 34C; 646-559-4908; victoriakyriakides.com
Fashion-forward gowns are the name of the game at this Greek designer’s brand new Manhattan atelier. Brides with edgy style can choose from avant-garde, made-to-measure designs (starting at $3,350) or can create completely customized gowns (from $4,000 to $11,000). By appointment only.weddingatelier.com
This shop carries popular designers such as Tara Keely, La Sposa, and Suzanne Neville. The staff can ready an off-the-rack dress in ten days or custom-make one in ten weeks. Gowns start at $1,800. By appointment only.thewhitegown.com
This laid-back Brooklyn boutique carries modern, vintage-inspired, and avant-garde gowns ($1,000 to $5,000) from Nicole Miller, Alyne by Rivini, and David Fielden. Bridesmaid dresses top out at $350. Bridal accessories also available. In-house seamstresses are on hand for alterations and fittings.
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide