625 Madison Ave., nr. 58th St., second fl.; 212-583-1700; amsale.com
Fight over samples and overstock from Amsale’s A-list collection, priced at 30 to 70 percent off. No holds or alterations. The next sale is scheduled for November/December 2011; call or check website for details.
Birnbaum & Bullock
151 W. 25th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 2A; 212-242-2914; birnbaumandbullock.com
Sample gowns from the Birnbaum & Bullock collections get discounted up to 70 percent at these bridal events. The next sale is scheduled for October 2011; call or check website to confirm dates.
The Bridal Garden
54 W. 21st St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 907; 212-252-0661; bridalgarden.org
This not-for-profit offers up to 75 percent off new and sample gowns by Ulla-Maija, Anne Barge, and more, and proceeds are donated to a charity for disadvantaged children. Year-round. By appointment only.
260 Fifth Ave., nr. 29th St., fourth fl.; 212-764-3040; bridalreflections.com
Samples and previous collections are 30 to 60 percent off. The next sale is scheduled for January 3-8, 2012; call or check website to confirm dates. By appointment only.
226 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., second fl.; 212-944-9013; designerloftnyc.com
Every day is like a sample sale at Designer Loft, where fashionable brides on a budget can save up to 85 percent off new or gently worn gowns from Matthew Christopher, Jenny Packham, Watters, and more. Ongoing. By appointment only.
110 W. 20th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 646-633-4300; kleinfeldbridal.com
Brides-to-be flock to this Manhattan mainstay to save 70 percent on sample gowns by big names like Pnina Tornai, Priscilla of Boston, Reem Acra, Amsale, and others (from $800). Sales are held one day each month; call or check website to confirm dates. By appointment only.
Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier
110 E. 55th St., nr. Park Ave., eighth fl.; 212-319-6778; bridalatelier.com
Mark Ingram’s illustrious sales can shave up to 80 percent off gown samples and stock by designers like Monique Lhuillier, Angel Sanchez, and Oscar de la Renta. The next sales are scheduled for 2012. By appointment only.
From the Winter 2011 New York Wedding Guide