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Bridal Gowns Directory

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Gabriella New York

155 Wooster St., at Houston St., Ste. 3W; 212-206-1915;

Gabriella Risatti carries styles from 13 designers, including Jenny Packham and Marchesa ($2,000 to $12,000). In addition to wedding gowns, you’ll find veils, headpieces, bags, lingerie, and jewelry.

Glamour Closet

115 W. 29th St., nr. Sixth Ave., seventh fl.; 917-409-5277;

Brides flock to Glamour Closet for its frequently updated stock of couture and designer gowns at prices up to 75 percent off ($600 to $6,000). The walk-in-only salon carries samples and overstock styles by designers like Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier. Most dresses are around a bridal size 8, but smaller and larger sizes are also available.

Houghton Atelier


Designer Katharine Polk offers brides a choice of gowns, short dresses, suits, and separates, all handmade in her West Chelsea atelier. By appointment only.

Jana Starr Bridal

245 E. 87th St., nr. Second Ave., Ste. 14D; 212-861-8256;

Starr creates modern gowns (from $2,600, including minor alterations) from her collection of 100-year-old handmade lace and embroidery. She also offers 19th-century lace veils and antique lace wedding handkerchiefs. By appointment only.

Jane Wilson-Marquis Couture


English designer Wilson-Marquis specializes in romantic custom-made gowns (from $3,000). She’s known for her couture embellishments: French lace, handmade flowers, and painted and silk-screened detailing. By appointment only.

J. Mendel

787 Madison Ave., nr. 67th St. 212-832-5830;

J. Mendel’s bridal collection includes gorgeously draped gowns that range from vintage-inspired and Grecian to modern and avant-garde. Most styles fall in the $4,800 range, although beauties like the embroidered sequin Sydney ($10,000) are a considerable investment. Couture services are also available.

Jussara Lee

60 Bedford St., at Morton St.; 212-242-4128;

Brides-to-be flock to Lee for her unparalleled fitting abilities. Her understated designs run the gamut from simple silk ­halter gowns to sophisticated organza strapless dresses (from $3,500). She also customizes white tuxedos for men and women. By appointment only.

Karen Willis Holmes

7 Centre Market Pl., nr. Broome St.; 646-912-9298;

At her Soho store, the renowned Australian bridal designer stocks off-the-rack gowns with sophisticated embellishments and clean silhouettes that are perfect for modern brides.

Kathryn Conover Couture

363 Seventh Ave., nr. 30th St., 21st fl.; 212-464-7675;

Brides can choose from Conover’s customizable collection or dream up one-of-a-kind designs for bespoke gowns (from $1,500). She can easily whip up refined, classic numbers or accommodate more avant-garde aspirations. By appointment only.


110 W. 20th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 646-633-4300;

This famous full-service salon has more designer bridal gowns—including big names such as Dennis Basso and Alita Graham, both of whom make creations exclusively for Kleinfeld—than any other store in the world. The salon also carries hundreds of exclusive wedding-invitation designs with custom options (from $1.89 each for a set of 100 cards). By appointment only.

Locke Bride


Lyndsey Butler’s Locke Bride caters to modern brides-to-be looking for that holy grail: a wedding dress she can wear again. Butler’s minimalist gowns are rendered in silk crêpe, priced at $595 each. They can be purchased only online (returns are free within 30 days). (good value)

Lotus Bridal

1822 Ave. U, at E. 19th St., Sheepshead Bay; 141 E. Jericho Tpk., Mineola; 718-332-4385;

This one-stop shop for brides has elegant designer gowns (from $1,300) and bridesmaid dresses (from $200). Featured designers include Maggie Sottero and Allure Bridals. (good value)

Lovely Bride

182 Duane St., nr. Greenwich St., ground fl.; 212-924-2050;

This Tribeca store houses a gorgeous array of gowns, from flowing silhouettes by Rue de Seine to understated looks by Theia ($2,000 to $4,000). Accessories, belts, and jewelry range from $50 to $1,000. By appointment only. (good value)

From the Summer 2017 New York Wedding Guide