Congratulations on your engagement! Once you’ve enjoyed the moment, it’s time to start planning for the big day. At the top of your to-do list is finding the perfect wedding gown. With so many designers and looks to choose from, the task is met with a mix of joy and anxiety. One thing is for sure though: you want to find a frock that makes you feel beautiful and is a true expression of your style and personality.
We spend a lot of time with our brides. While conversations focus on flowers, we love to hear about a bride’s dress, where she got it, and how she knew it was the one for her. We’ve gleaned a lot of insight over the years and thought it would be fun to put together a guide to Bride & Blossom’s favorite bridal shops in New York City.
Lovely Bride (182 Duane St, Manhattan)
Lovely Bride caters to the woman who wants to keep the experience of finding a wedding dress intimate and relaxed. Decorated in serene hues of blush, white, and gold, this dreamy Tribeca bridal shop offers a selection that is diverse, yet not overwhelming. Designers include Marchesa Notte, Leanne Marshall, Christos, Theia, and Watters.
Shop details: Appointments are 1 hour with 4 persons max; Prices range from $1800-$6000; Shop advises purchasing gown 7-10 months in advance; Holds designer trunk shows offering 10% off when purchase is made that weekend
Kleinfeld (110 W 20th St, Manhattan)
For over the last 60 years, Kleinfeld has set the standard for bridal shops when it comes to service and selection. There’s a reason why the hit TV show “Say Yes to the Dress” takes place in this 30,000 sq. ft. salon where you’ll find gowns by Badgley Mischka, Christian Siriano, Reem Acra, Amsale, Zuhair Murad among others.
Shop details: Appointments are 1.5 hours; Prices range from $2500-$23,000; Shop advises purchasing gown 8-10 months in advance; Holds designer trunk shows
Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier (110 E 55th St, 8th Fl, Manhattan)
This upscale bridal salon offers a wide selection of gorgeous gowns by the world’s leading designers. The setting is intimate and the service is personalized, complete with a bridal consultant who greets you upon arrival. Designers include Inbal Dror (worn above by our bride Amanda), Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham, Mira Zwillinger and more.
Shop details: By appointment only; Prices range from $5000 to $20,000 with an average price point of $7000; Holds designer trunk shows
Shareen Vintage (13 W 17th St, Fl 2, Manhattan)
Have you always fantasized of a wedding that evokes the beauty and mood of a past era? Shareen Vintage offers unique, elegant bridal gowns by designer & owner Shareen Mitchell that you’ll find nowhere else. Alongside Shareen’s original designs, the shop also offers an expertly curated selection of vintage wedding attire in pristine condition.
Shop details: By appointment only; Prices typically range between $1200-$2400
Stone Fox Bride (Williamsburg)
Stone Fox Bride founder and owner Molly Guy understands that not all women are about ball gowns and tiaras. This sensibility forms the bedrock of her alternative bridal shop where you’ll find easygoing, bohemian-inspired gowns and a collection of veils, crowns, and jewelry for the bride who wants to walk down the aisle to her own beat.
Shop Details: By appointment only at monthly Saturday Pop Ups in select Williamsburg locations; Prices typically range from $1000-$11,500
Veka Bridal (412 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn)
Veka Bridal is for the woman whose style is anything but classic. This charming Brooklyn shop carries an inspired selection of indie designers whose gowns are unique and rethink the traditional bridal look. Owners Ksenia and Jana rotate their designer roster each season, offering collections by Tomomi Okubo, Adele Wechsler, and Rembo Styling, among others.
Shop Details: By appointment only; Prices range from $1500-$4000
Bridal Reflections (437 5th Ave, Manhattan)
Bridal Reflections boasts a long list of leading designers from around the world. The shop’s vast selection could come across as overwhelming. But thanks to a personalized, expert staff, the experience of choosing the perfect gown is nothing but relaxing and unhurried. Look for names such as Ines Di Santo (worn above by our bride Anna), Enzoani, Galia Lahav, and Victor Harper, among others.
Shop Details: By appointment only 48 hours in advance; Prices range from $4000-$25,000; Holds designer trunk shows.
One of the best things about being in the wedding industry is getting to work with brides and watching their unique wedding visions take shape. Choosing a wedding gown is deeply personal. We hope this guide to Bride & Blossom’s favorite bridal shops helps you find the frock of your dreams!