New York and cutting-edge fashion are synonymous, and there’s really no better place for you to find your dream wedding dress than in the Big Apple. The city is filled with a mix of high-end ateliers, classic bridal salons, and up-and-coming designers to suit brides with both metropolitan and traditional flair. So, it was only right that we selected the top-rated bridal shops in New York City that are not only expertly curated with well-known designers, but also cover all the bases when it comes to finding the perfect gown to fit your style.
Ready to kick your wedding dress shopping experience into high gear? Here are the nine best bridal salons in NYC.
Based in the heart of Chelsea, Kleinfeld Bridal's 30,000-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 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 has prided itself on pairing generations of brides with the dress—an experience that includes unparalleled gown selection, exceptional service, and personal attention to detail. Kleinfeld Bridal
A long red carpet runs through the all-white salon, setting the backdrop for one of the premiere couture salons on Fifth Avenue. Founded over 40 years ago in Massapequa, New York, the bridal shop—which specializes in bridal and evening wear—has since expanded to Carle Place and New York City. But no matter where you go, the most high-end designers like Galia Lahav, Eve of Milady, and Maggie Sottero will be hanging on the racks. Each location has a different price range ($1,700 to $10,000 at Massapequa, $2,000 to $15,000 at Carle Place, and $4,500 to $25,000 in NYC), but brides are given the option to purchase in one salon and have alterations wherever which is most convenient. Bridal Reflections
This TriBeCa-based boutique 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. The shop received a glamorous makeover courtesy of Stewart-Schafer design firm (they're redesigning all 12 locations) a few years ago, and is even more focused on a magical experience for the bride. Blush (more like millennial pink) sofas, Icelandic sheepskin hides, and a wall covering by Calico add to the modern feel that makes wedding dress shopping at Lovely feel far less stressful and more like an afternoon of dress-up with good girlfriends. Lovely Bride
Don’t need to be waited on hand and foot? This no-frills NYC salon lets you dig through the miles of racks yourself. It has expanded four times since opening in 1953, providing you with more than 30,000 square feet of dresses (from Mon Cheri, Justin Alexander, and Jasmine, to name a few) to wade through and find that perfect one. That shouldn’t be hard considering they carry all sizes (including plus sizes) and guarantee the lowest prices. Yup, if you find your gown for cheaper elsewhere, they’ll beat the price by five percent. RK Bridal
For a truly Parisian experience, you never even have to leave the East Coast. Located in Chelsea, the all-white, minimally decorated boutique first started in the United Kingdom before opening in NYC. Their claim to fame? Specializing in French-couture designers like Delphine Manivet (who is known for using callas lace and heritage French techniques), Rime Arodaky, and Laure de Sagazan. Très chic! The Mews.
Tucked away on a charming Chelsea street, Giselle Dubois’s relocated shop is all about finding hidden gems. During your exclusive one-on-one appointment, you’ll be greeted with slippers, water, tea, or champagne while the stylist walks you through the living room–esque space filled with gowns by up-and-coming international designers like Lee Grebenau. Want a beaded neckline, two-piece style with a big leotard top, or a corseted ball gown with a see-through top? They have you covered. Spina Bride
Mark Ingram Atelier
Dresses from top designers like Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta walk right off the runway into this Midtown store, where Ingram then curates the collection. He’s on the floor nearly every day to keep his selection updated and offer brides his personal opinion. From there, whichever seamstress pins you during fittings is actually the one to sew your dress, so they know the nuances of your figure. No wonder ladies from all over the world flock here. Mark Ingram Atelier
Grace Loves Lace
The 'Most Pinned' wedding dress on Pinterest now has its very own New York City storefront. Australian bridal brand Grace Loves Lace opened up their first East Coast store in October 2018, much to the excitement of NYC bohemian brides-to-be. The designs are feminine and ethereal, fit for the wild at heart, and boho babes. And guests at the Soho space will be welcomed by tons of natural light (a must when it comes to deciding which frock looks best), Australian sparkling wine, and Australian white rose tea—both adorned with romantic rose petals, of course. Grace Loves Lace