Finding the wedding dress of your dreams is hard, especially in New York City, a place where the options are never-ending. To help our brides-to-be hunt down the perfect wedding dress in the concrete jungle, we have narrowed down a list of our favorite New York City bridal shops. From rare vintage gowns to ultrachic custom-made designs, these bridal shops have something special for every bride. Happy hunting!
The iconic Spanish brand, which has stores all over the world, is known for its use of lace, silk, and elaborate embroidery. Their midtown boutique offers expert stylists and enormous dressing rooms that can receive bridal parties of any size. For brides looking for something classic and feminine, Pronovias is a must-see.
Exquisite fabrics, elaborate details, and carefully structured silhouettes are what make Lakum gowns stand out from all of the others. The Brooklyn based studio mixes tradition and modern couture to create original gowns that appeal to the bride wishing to express her individuality.
Stone Fox Bride
The name says it all. The self-described “anti-bridezilla showroom” in Soho caters to the alternative, hippie bride with a unique selection of gowns, veils, crowns, engagement rings, and other bridal accessories, from custom-made to vintage.
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Located in Tribeca, Lovely Bride describes itself as “the premiere indie Bridal Shop.” The bridal boutique offers fresh, laidback looks made exclusively by independent designers for the fun, free spirited bride.
If it’s service you’re looking for, look no further. At Wedding Atelier on Madison Avenue, brides are offered a wide range of stellar services from expert stylists, as well as a carefully selected collection of gorgeous designer gowns. Whatever it is you need, Wedding Atelier will accommodate you.
Located on the Upper East Side, the sister retailer of Anthropologie is an excellent option for the young, modern bride. BHLDN offers a wide selection of dress styles ranging from vintage-inspired to contemporary.
The Bridal Garden
As the only non-profit bridal store in New York, The Bridal Garden allows you to give back to the community while shopping for your wedding dress. The Bridal Garden has a very wide selection of exclusive designer gowns for up to 75% off the original price. Proceeds from the gowns go to education of disadvantaged children.
We can’t get through this list without mentioning Vera Wang. Featuring striking silhouettes and delicate drapery, Vera Wang’s designs have made her an icon in the world of wedding dresses. If your budget allows, her Madison Avenue store is a must-see.
This long-established bridal boutique boasts itself not only as the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, but also as the largest selection of wedding dresses in the country, making it a great option if you are unsure about what style you’re looking for.
The White Gown
At this intimate dress shop, there is a gown for everyone. The amount of varying styles might seem overwhelming but worry not. Experienced stylists will listen to all of your thoughts and find the perfect dress for you.
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