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Shopping for your dream wedding dress? We recommend taking a trip to the Big Apple where you'll find yourself drooling over gorgeous designer gowns that gleam and sparkle. We've selected the top-rated bridal shops in New York City that aren't only expertly curated with well-known designers, but they cover all the bases when it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress to fit your style. Browse hundreds of wedding dresses at Kleinfeld's, where you'll find elegant ball gowns and classic silhouettes. If you're looking for something nontraditional, boho brides will love the laid back vibe at Stone Fox Bride, known for its collection of vintage-inspired designs and cool aesthetic. Ready to say yes to the dress? Check out our top bridal salon picks below!
This TriBeCa-based boutique, pictured above, houses both established and "up and coming" indie bridal designers, in a homey and creative atmosphere filled with handcrafted details that emulate the latest wedding trends. Pair this uber-cozy vibe with a fun and friendly staff, and it's no wonder wedding dress shopping at Lovely feels majorly less stressful and more like an afternoon of dress-up with good girlfriends. Not in New York for long? No worries. Lovely has recently branched out to Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Nashville, San Francisco and Rochester. Read real brides' reviews here!
Owner Carrie Hung acts as both owner and buyer at this chic and expansive salon, which prides itself on a zen-like space to promote relaxation and clarity. Shoes are left at the door, seating is plentiful, and brides are afforded generous, personal attention as they peruse gowns from well-known designers such as Hayley Paige, Jim Hjelm and Paloma Blanca. Wedding Atelier also caters to the bride on a tight timeline. A unique "couture-to-go" program is available for a completely custom dress in ten weeks or less, and an assortment of off-the-rack dresses can be bought on site as well. Read real brides' reviews here!
Mark Ingram Atelier
Softly perched above Park Avenue, Mark Ingram's intimate and highly-curated salon offers unparalleled personalized service, where your consultant works with you from your first appointment through your final fitting. The atelier is stocked with more than 20 designers, but many are just a small sampling of their larger collections. Ingram scours the market worldwide to handpick only the best of the best for his clients, from American classics, such as Oscar de la Renta's signature ball gowns, to hot and of-the-moment silhouettes from designers like Inbal Dror and Mira Zwillinger. Read real brides' reviews here!
Based in the heart of Chelsea, Kleinfeld Bridal's 35,000 square foot salon is the largest luxury bridal retailer in the world, with the widest selection of American and European designers. Thousands of brides visit each year for their impeccably personalized service, expert fit and familial atmosphere, as showcased on TLC's hit reality television show, Say Yes to the Dress. For over 70 years, Kleinfeld had prided itself on pairing generations of brides with the dress — an experience that includes unparalleled gown selection, exceptional service and personal attention to detail. Read real brides' reviews here!
Gabriella New York Bridal Salon
Gabriella's impeccably curated collection is on display in her light-filled, industrial chic Soho loft space. Experience the glamour and quality of sought-after designers such as Marchesa, Jenny Packham, and Lihi Hod, along with a handpicked selection of vintage accessories, fur stoles and custom veils that will completely customize your look. Gabriella's creative and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the ultimate personalized bridal experience as you find the perfect couture look for your big day. Read real brides' reviews here!
Stone Fox Bride
A self-proclaimed "groovy, enchanted wedding sanctuary," owner Molly Guy's Stone Fox Bride is Mecca for the laid back, high fashion bride. The sun-drenched, downtown bridal showroom channels the dreamy, Laurel-Canyon inspired girl with a mellow mix of dresses, accessories and floral headbands that play to both her punk edge and romantic sensibility, a balance Guy calls "bohemian levity." Consider us sold. Read real brides reviews here!
Angelique Bridal Salon
Angelique Bridal is an intimate "jewel box salon" located in the heart of Midtown, tending to brides who appreciate the design details and process behind a beautiful wedding dress. Owner Sarah Jassir carries her namesake line at Angelique, along with a curated assortment of intricately designed pieces by Sassi Holford, Matthew Christopher, Gemy Maalouf, and more. Prior to opening Angelique in 2009, Jassir managed alterations for Vera Wang, Amsale and Valentino. She offers à la carte alterations for brides, bridesmaids and moms, as well as restoration and redesign services on vintage wedding dresses. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Bridal Reflections salon on Fifth Avenue is the newest addition to the three-door, family-run venture, which opened its doors 40 years ago in Massepequa and also includes a salon in Carle Place, Long Island. They offer unhurried, knowledgeable service on a wide variety of elegant gowns by the likes of Galia Lahav, Ines Di Santo and Romona Keveza, and maintain ample plus-sized samples at all three locations. Brides, bridesmaids and moms can all shop head-to-toe looks at Bridal Reflections, and brides can be fitted at the salon closest to their home. Read real brides' reviews here!