New York and cutting-edge fashion are synonymous. So, there’s really no better place for you to find your dream wedding dress than in New York. The city is filled with a mix of high-end ateliers, classic bridal salons, and up-and-coming designers to suit both the metropolitan and more traditional future Mrs. We've 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 wedding dress to fit your style. Ready to kick your wedding dress shopping experience into high gear? Here, the nine best bridal salons in NYC.
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 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. Started in Massapequa, New York, 42 years ago, 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 can purchase in one salon and have alterations wherever 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 just got a glamorous makeover courtesy of Stewart-Schafer design firm (they're redesigning all 12 locations) 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 majorly 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 three times since opening in 1953, and a fourth expansion is under way, meaning you’ll have more than 30,000 square feet of dresses (from Mon Cheri, Justin Alexander, and Jasmine, to name a few) to wade through to 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
“This is for my uptown girl who lives downtown,” said Annie Lee of Daughter of Design. The bright and open salon features classic high-end designers like Marchesa, but you’ll try on dresses with hip-hop music playing in the background. Yup, Gabriella pays as much attention to the dresses she offers as the playlists she curates to create the no-rules vibe on the minimalist SoHo space. Gabriella's New York Bridal Salon
For a truly Parisian experience, you never 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 laces and heritage French techniques; Rime Arodaky; and Laure de Sagazan. Très chic! The Mews.
Tucked away on a charming Chelsea street, Giselle Dubois’s newly 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
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