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 ones; up to $3,200. (good value)saksfifthavenue.com
Located on the fifth floor of this Manhattan powerhouse, the bridal salon boasts swank labels like Amsale, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, and Vera Wang (from $4,000). Veils, headpieces, and in-house bridal alterations are also available. By appointment only. (good value)
The Sample Room NY40 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 2B; 212-929-8868; thesampleroomny.com
With options from Jenny Packham and Elie Saab, this shop offers a huge selection of designer gowns, eveningwear, and accessory samples at up to 75 percent off retail prices. Gowns start at $500. By appointment only. (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. Prices upon request.seliayang.com
Yang’s dresses can be detailed and ornate (the skirt of the strapless Ahna is covered with silk-flower accents) or simple and subtle (the fitted silk Chloe has a delicate one-shoulder tulle strap). Made-to-order gowns start at $2,200. (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 $286 to $7,800; accessories, $14 to $1,630; shoes, $50 to $2,500; and jewelry, $14 to $5,000. (good value)
Husband-and-wife team Mai and Josh Olivo’s virtual shop is filled with vintage-inspired wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and bridal accessories. Gowns range from $300 to $850. (good value)sposabellacouture.com
This one-stop shop carries gowns from designers like Elie Saab, Jasmine, and Manuel Mota (starting at $800), but it also custom-designs silk-and-organza variations of the tux for gown-averse brides. Pick up headpieces, veils, shoes, and accessories as well. (good value)
Stone Fox Bride611 Broadway, nr. Houston St., Ste. 613B; 212-260-8600; stonefoxbride.com
This low-key, bohemian-leaning downtown boutique carries custom wedding gowns (from $2,800) and bridesmaid dresses (from $450) 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 eleven years, bridal fashion stylist Julie Sabatino has been guiding brides in their search for the perfect wedding-day look. In addition to creating wedding gowns and accessories, she can work with clients 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 independent, contemporary American and European designers, including Palazzo, Adele Wechsler, Suzanne Ermann, and Amanda Garrett. 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 $5,000) to fulfill every fantasy. Silhouettes include simple A-lines and voluminous, full-skirted showstoppers. Past collections have featured red and black dresses. The upscale boutique is also a go-to for footwear and accessories. 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 and vintage-inspired gowns ($1,000 to $6,000) from Nicole Miller, Alyne by Rivini, and David Fielden. Bridesmaid dresses top out at $350. Bridal accessories are also available. In-house seamstresses are on hand for alterations and fittings.
Designer Angela Curanaj launched her line of classic and vintage-inspired wedding dresses and bridal accessories in 2012. All gown styles feature interchangeable tops and bottoms, allowing brides to mix and match to find the perfect silhouette. From $2,350.
From the Winter 2014 New York Wedding Guide