From Old Hollywood glamour to beachy boho, there is no single definition for a Los Angeles bride. Luckily, the buzzing city is packed with bridal shops ready to make that surfer babe or downtown gal’s dream dress come true. Oh, and the shopping experiences themselves are worthy of a movie. Think red carpets, champagne, and swanky beach shacks; these are the best bridal salons in LA.
Planning to try on at least 100 dresses just to be sure? You can here. From Jenny Packham to Vera Wang, you don't have to decide what kind of bride you are before you shop. Once you do, though, the conglomerate has a dedicated on-site alteration crew and will happily ship your dress to a more convenient Saks branch of your choice for a final fluff.
Making you feel like you're in "a friend's chic apartment" is the philosophy of LOHO Bride. Located along Melrose Avenue, LOHO, which stands for "League of Her Own," offers a curated list of options for the unconventional bride with a cool girl ethos. The boutique offers a variety of options including effortless slip dresses, tailored pantsuits, and structural gowns from contemporary labels such as Odelyne: the Ceremony, Markarian, and Alex Perry.
This West Hollywood boutique allows VIP appointments where you can rent the whole space and make an event out of your dress shopping. While the store carries top-notch designers like Anne Barge, Galia Lahav, Liancarlo, and Rivini, Kinsley James is also known for its specialty in veils from Maria Elena and Toni Federici. Now, that’s a reason to throw a party. Cake, champagne, and wedding gowns, oh my!
If you’re a bride who wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day, then you might as well start your royal bridal journey with your dress shopping. Claire Pettibone's impressive atelier is a "castle-like" 1928 landmark complete with French Empire antiques and enchanting dramatic archways. And the dresses are just as swoon-worthy. Each gown is designed by the in-house team and boasts a romantic vintage vibe that the designer is known for. Expect delicate feminine details, such as elegant lace and intricate embroidery, on the flowy, ethereal options for the bohemian bride.
The family-run Woodland Hill’s salon opts for a low-key vibe compared to its neighboring Hollywood salons. The store doesn't take any appointments, so brides are free to walk in at their leisure to browse through over a thousand dreamy gowns from designers like Ella Rosa, La Sposa, Stella York, and more. Brides rave about the “casual, homey” store and how they don’t feel pressured as they search through the wide selection of sample dresses in a variety of sizes and price ranges.
Everything you’d expect from a Beverly Hills bridal salon is here. You’ve got racks stocked with designers such as Inbal Dror, Romona Keveza, and Pronovias, as well as a red-carpet runway to walk down on while you try them on. Attendants will have a glass of champagne waiting in your room and will go above and beyond to help you find the perfect accessories for your dress. Ask to sit upstairs for even more privacy and request an appointment with the bride-favorite, Chanelle.
Have you browsed through a million stores and still haven’t said “yes” to the dress? Then your next stop should be Grace Bridal. Each gown is custom, made-to-measure, and handcrafted by award-winning designer, Loyce Wheatley. “You’re not only getting a dream dress but an experience,” said one bride. Wheatley and her assistant will work with you every step of the way, crafting every detail, until you’re 100% happy with the final product, even if that means last-minute adjustments.