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 range from $850 to $2,800. (good value)saksfifthavenue.com
Located on the fifth floor of this Manhattan powerhouse, the bridal salon boasts swank labels such as Jenny Packham, Marchesa, and Oscar de la Renta (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 designers such as Jenny Packham, this shop offers a huge selection of designer gowns and accessory samples at up to 75 percent off retail prices. Gowns start at $1,000. By appointment only. (good value)
Sarah Seven180 Lafayette St., nr. Broome St., fifth fl.; 646-838-7089 sarahseven.com
Seven’s figure-flattering designs feature flowing chiffon skirts with hand-stitched embellishments. Silhouettes include bridal separates such as the Delancey sequined crop and the Utopia satin skirt ($2,500 for the full look) as well as princess dresses such as the Carmine ($3,000). By appointment only.
Schone Bride530 Third Ave., nr. 13th St., Gowanus; 718-788-3849; schonebride.com
Rebecca Schoneveld’s soft, vintage-inspired designs feature figure-flattering silhouettes and a judicious use of lace and luminous silk. Each design is customizable ($1,600 to $4,800), while fully custom gowns start at $3,200. The shop also carries unconventional bridal looks by independent brands ($1,500 to $5,000) that are committed to ethical production standards. By appointment only. (eco-friendly)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 $3,000. By appointment only. (good value)
Shopbop’s wedding boutique features dresses by big names like Badgley Mischka, Temperley London, and Marchesa Notte, in addition to smaller, local designers. Dresses are $269 to $8,950, accessories $90 to $5,900, shoes $68 to $2,500, and jewelry $16 to $2,990. (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 $39 to $629. (good value)
Stone Fox Bride611 Broadway, nr. Houston St., Ste. 613B; 212-260-8600; stonefoxbride.com
This high-fashion-meets-bohemian atelier and showroom carries custom wedding gowns (from $10,000) and bridesmaid dresses (from $500) by Honor, Mandy Coon, and others. Veils, flower crowns, and rings are also available. By appointment only, except Fridays.
The Stylish Bride212-579-7169; thestylishbride.com
For ten years, bridal-fashion stylist Julie Sabatino has been guiding brides in their search for the perfect weddingday look. She’ll attend fittings, shop with the bride for the dress and accessories, and style wedding parties. By appointment only.vekabridal.com
The proprietors stock their 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 $2,900) to fulfill every fantasy. Silhouettes include simple A-lines and voluminous, full-skirted showstoppers. The upscale boutique is also a go-to for footwear and accessories. By appointment only.
Victoria Kyriadkides Atelier350 W. 43rd St., nr. Ninth Ave., Ste. 34C; 646-559-4908; victoriakyriakides.co.uk
This Greek designer’s Manhattan atelier features fashion-forward designs. Brides with edgy style can choose from avant-garde, made-to-measure designs (starting at $4,000) or can create completely customized gowns (from $4,000 to $11,000). By appointment only.weddingatelier.com
This shop carries popular designers, including Pronovias. The staff can ready an off-the-rack dress in ten days or custom-make one in ten weeks. Gowns start at $2,000. Appointments are recommended.
From the Summer 2016 New York Wedding Guide