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When it comes to saying "Yes to the Dress," there is no limit to the creative options found within these alternative NYC bridal shops. Vintage boutiques and upscale thrift shops satisfy this list of NYC's most exclusive bridal shops to find your wedding dress.
Luxury is no stranger to this dazzling Flatiron Atelier adorned with mirrored walls hand-selected gowns and couture bridal accents. In-house seamstresses and a full-service staff guarantee a seamless transition between a bride's initial appointment and the fulfilled celebration of her wedding-day vision.
This extensive collection of preserved vintage bridal gowns is inspired by the glamorous bi-coastal women of Los Angeles and New York City. The salon exudes individuality and exclusivity — hosting a wide range of styles and designs. Covering decade styles of the 50s through the 70s, there is no limit to the vintage gems found in this Chelsea boutique. Read real brides' reviews here!
Allan & Suzi
Carrying a consignment-style mix of new and vintage designer clothing, this Manhattan legend in vintage apparel has been featured in exclusive publications such as Women's Wear Daily and Vogue as a top bridal pick. Since its opening 25 years ago, Allan and Suzi frequently obtain designer wedding gowns, so it's no secret that this Soho staple is one of New York's finest.
Carrying no more than four designers at a time, this Brooklyn boutique ensures an intimate selection of avant-garde designs with an emphasis in romanticism and innovation. Fitting rooms that open into an adjacent garden are a definite perk — yet only one of the features that ensure any dress found here is as unique as the experience. Read real brides' reviews here!
Romantic gowns paired with the individual flair of indie designers are housed in this West Village brownstone which doubles as a highly-coveted bridal shop. Designer labels range from Nicole Miller to Badgley Mischka are just a few of the noteworthy designers. Other more up-and-coming pieces include Project Runway contestant Carol Hannah Witfield's dresses and famed Etsy innovator Elizabeth Dye's bridal collection. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Bridal Garden
Donated designer bridal gowns certify this Flatiron boutique as the only not-for-profit shop in NYC, with all proceeds benefitting education programs for disadvantaged children. With a frequent selection turnover ensuring a constant change in styles and designers, this philanthropic and budget-friendly shop guarantees as much give as you get. Read real brides' reviews here!