Finding the perfect wedding dress can be quite the journey, especially when there are so many magnificent designs and designers out there. It may be a monumental task, but Zankyou is here to help with a useful list of some of the best wedding dress boutiques and designers in the Los Angles county. We´ve split the boutiques into several categories, so whether you´re a bride on a budget, a plus-size bride, or a bride looking for something different, there´s something here for you. If you live in the area or are planning on stopping by the city to do some bridal shopping, these are the stops you absolutely must make.
Best for: Haute Couture Iconic Wedding Dresses
Vera Wang is an institution. The queen of bridal design has made a name for herself with distinctive designs that brides-to-be all over the world recognize and covet. Her store in Melrose is chic and every bit as haute couture as her bridal designs. This is a must-stop for any bride making the wedding dress shopping rounds in Los Angeles.
Best for: Luxury, Romantic Wedding Dresses
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The name speaks for itself – synonymous with feminine romance, the flagship store of Monique Lhuillier in LA stocks the designer´s bridal and evening wear, as well as life style goods. They also occasionally have luxury sample sales, so ladies, keep your ears and eyes open!
Best for: Curated Selection of Haute Couture Bridal Wear
Since 1982, this bridal boutique has been known for their exquisite selection of luxurious bridal and evening wear. With unparalleled personalized service and its mix of period influence and creative edge, the wedding dresses and evening gowns at this boutique are works of art. They may not be for everybody and carry quite a hefty price tag, but they certainly are stunners.
Best for: Wide Variety of Haute Couture Bridal Designers
With a wide selection of the top national and international bridal designers like Amsale, Berta Bridal, Carolina Herrera, Christos, Jenny Packham, Marchesa, , Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra, Vera Wang and many more, you’re not short on choices. As well as full-bridal services, including beauty salon, this is your one-stop shop for your entire bridal look!
Best for: Intimately Curated Selection of Emerging Indie Designers
Lovely sought to fill a gaping hole in the market for a bridal shop that appealed to the alternative, DIY, creative and fashion-forward bride. Featuring emerging and inspiring indie designers (as well as fine selection of classic designers in the bridal industry) in a warm and homey atmosphere, the friendly and low stress personalized service is perfect for the laid-back, independent bride-to-be. The price ranges from around $1000-$7000.
Best for: Independently Designed, Handmade Wedding Dresses
Bride Boutique is an intimate, no-drama, no-pressure neighborhood wedding dress shopping experience. The boutique specializes in independently designed, handmade-to-order bridal attire and accessories. They carry a range of uniquely romantic, bohemian, classic, and easy-to-wear collections you won’t find anywhere else in Los Angeles. Up-and-coming favorites include Truvelle, Daughters of Simone, Rebecca Schoneveld, Tara Lauren, and Daalarna. Price ranges from around $500-$4300.
Best for: American-made Customized Wedding Dresses
Based on the concept of customization, style and fit, quality and affordability, this Los Angeles based design and manufacturing company is headed by president/creative director Tak Hau. Tak has been designing chic formal dresses since the mid 90’s under his own name and other labels. His designs have been sold to leading retailers like Barney’s New York, Nordstrom and Caché. Prices range from around $600-$3000.
Best for: Affordable Custom Made, High Quality Wedding Gowns
SimplyBridal is all about making your wedding process easy and accessible. Founder Lawrence Ng started off with the simple idea of creating beautiful weddings at reasonable prices. They’ve since added more products and strive to provide outstanding quality without the inconvenience and costs of traditional bridal boutiques and retailers. They source only the finest fabrics and embellishments and set the same high quality standards that are demanded by the New York fashion scene. Prices range around $99 (check out their amazing sales!) to $1300.
Best for: Curvaceous Brides
For full-figured curvy brides in search of the perfect plus-size wedding gown, Della Curva offers the very best shopping experience. Experts in their field, Della Curva’s talented consultants also qualify as stylists who always know how to choose or customize the perfect plus-size wedding dress for any curvy bride. Della Curva also features the best, most varied and largest collection of plus-size wedding gowns sizes 16-32 in Southern California, as well as a wonderful variety of belts, headpieces, jewelry, sashes, veils and more from some of the most creative designers in bridal. Prices range around $700-$2800, they also carry a small selection of sample dresses from $300-$600.
Best for: Designer Gown Rentals
Just because your dream luxurious wedding dress costs as much as a car doesn´t mean you can´t wear one for your wedding! Introducing One Night Affair. Established in 1979, ONA has been an innovator in designer gown rentals, providing the very best in designer bridal, evening and cocktail attire rentals. The knowledgeable styling team also provides you with all your styling needs from the gowns and accessories to hair, make up and on-site alterations. After an experience with One Night Affair, you´ll never want to purchase a gown again!
Best for: Boutique Environment With Outlet Store Prices
Created to fill the considerable lack of affordable designer wedding gowns, Glamour Closet is a great resource. The physical store offers an elegant and boutique environment with outlet store prices. The stores specialize in an incredible selection of unique, sophisticated, off-the-rack gowns, including couture and well-known designers for 25-75% off retail prices. Glamour Closet works closely with designers and salons across the country, so they receive showroom floor and runway samples and excess inventory on an ongoing basis.
Best for: Couture Wedding Dress Design and Dressing the Bridal Party
After specializing in Mother of the Bride gowns for over 40 years, Andrea’s added bridal in 2013 and have truly made a mark on the Los Angeles bridal scene by offering a unique selection of gowns curated by owner/stylist Samantha Popa. In addition to their own brand Samantha Elizabeth Designs, the store also carries a selection of wedding dresses from well-known bridal designers, including Marchesa, Angel Sanchez, and Naeem Khan. Styles range from classic sophistication to non-traditional bridal looks. They are also able to customize any dress and veil to any size and color.
Best for: Exclusive Selection of Top Couture Designers, Exclusive La Soie Private Label Designs
La Soie Bridal opened its doors in 2008 in Southern California and quickly grew to four locations throughout the state. The full service bridal boutique is not only beautiful and serene, they carry several top couture designers as well as specializing in their own exclusive La Soie Private Label designs. Prices range around $1000-$5000.
Best for: Uniquely Curated Range of Designer Wedding Gowns
Since 1970, Lovella buyers have been continuously searching the world over to ensure Lovella’s collections are unique, relevant and aligned with the individual tastes and high standards of our discerning clients. Lovella Bridal is an industry trend-setter, offering the bride-to-be inspiration and information about all things bridal. Knowing that Lovella clients appreciate special and original designs, our boutique has established an exclusive line with the iconic designer Ines Di Santo.
Best for: Intimate Bridal Boutique Experience
The appeal and quaintness of the warm South Pasadena bridal boutique reflects owners Gina and Nicole´s philosophy and dedication to serve each and every bride, and approach each woman as someone who has a unique and special purpose. They choose each wedding dress by hand. With a background in design, Gina was determined to embody a boutique belonging to unique designer and couture bridal gowns. Combined with Nicole’s natural customer service ability, a perfect blend of attributes cultured the essence of The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique. Prices range around $1500-$4500.
With over 1,000 samples in store, this bridal boutique have a seriously wide variety and large selection of styles to choose from – and as they don’t take appointments, you can pop in whenever you feel like! The family owned and full-service bridal shop carry several different designers, including Pronovias, Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley, La Sposa, etc. We also offer a wide variety of styles for the entire bridal party, including bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride/groom dresses, and flower girl dresses.
Best for: Custom Couture Indian Wedding Dress
If you´ve got an upcoming Indian wedding and would like to wear a formal wedding sari or sherwani, you absolutely must check out Officially Couture by Maneka. The trendy and sophisticated boutique is stocked with the trendiest ensembles and offers a variety of options for both men and women. Best known for their bridal couture custom designs, each and every client gets the personal attention they deserve.
Best for: Custom Couture Traditional Korean Dress, Fine Selection of Luxury Bridal Designers
LeeHwa Wedding is a boutique that carries a selective collection of designer wedding gowns, including Pronovias, Justin Alexander, Rosa Clara, etc. Because of their sister location in Seoul, South Korea, their wedding dress collection is different from other bridal stores in Los Angeles, as they meet the current demands and trends of Asia, one of the biggest leaders in the world of fashion. The boutique also offers absolutely gorgeous custom couture traditional Korean dress for formal occasions that will make you wish you were Korean or had a Korean wedding to attend.
So mark your maps ladies, as the wedding dress shopping season is upon us! Which boutiques would you visit? Have we missed one of your favs? Let us know in the comments below.