The Top 10 Wedding Dress Stores in NYC

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Editor’s Note: This post was updated on 9/2/19 to include several new stores, as well as several others that dropped off our list.

When it comes to finding your dream wedding dress, there’s no better place than New York City. You can visit the flagship stores of famous designers such as Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera, or have something custom made for you at Kathryn Conover Bridal. Looking for a store with a great selection in an intimate setting? Mark Ingram Atelier could be perfect for you.

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While there are literally too many amazing NYC wedding dress stores to list, we thought we’d start with the shops that consistently rank among the best by brides looking for their perfect wedding dress. Are you a New York City bride (or did you buy your wedding dress there)? Let us know where you found your wedding dress in the comments section. In the meantime, here’s our list! (Note: These are in no particular order).

1. Lovely Bride

Tribeca
182 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
212-924-2050
lovelybride.com

Designers: Carol Hannah, Watters, Karen Willis Holmes, Anna Campbell, Elizabeth Dye, Hayley Paige

Price Range: $1,300-$7,000 and up

Appointment Needed? Yes. Walk-ins are not allowed and they are strict about keeping the appointments to one hour.

Woman Getting Married Says: This “Etsy meets vintage chic” store is the place to find gorgeously unique designer dresses. While the selection is extensive the price tags don’t dip below $1,300, so brides on a budget beware. Brides who’ve shopped here rave about the staff’s “friendly” and “helpful” customer service and “whimsical” setting. Don’t live in New York City? The store has several U.S. locations in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, too.

2. Amsale

Midtown East
625 Madison Ave.
Second Floor
New York, NY 10022
212-583-1700

amsale.com

Designers Include: Amsale, Nouvelle Amsale (bridal and bridesmaids), Little White Dress and Christos Collection.

Price Range: $385-$10,000 and up

Appointment Needed? Yes.  You can call or text their concierge (212-583-1700 or 212-971-3167) to reserve an appointment or complete their online request form.

Woman Getting Married Says: One of the most popular wedding dress designers of her time, wedding dresses from the late Amsale Aberra and her team (who continue on with her vision) have been worn by countless celebrities and featured on everything from Grey’s Anatomy to 27 Dresses. Brides say appointments at this bright and airy flagship salon feel “personal” and “welcoming,” with “attentive” bridal consultants that manage to pull the perfect dresses for your body type.

3. Our Story Bridal

Midtown West
1239 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
646-653-2672

ourstorybridal.com

Designers Include: Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Mira Zwillinger, Inbal Dror, Oscar de la Renta, Pronovias

Price Range: $1,000+. Dresses are up to 65% off retail prices.

Appointment Needed? Yes. Dress appointments are 45 minutes long.

Woman Getting Married Says: This full-service bridal boutique specializes in “like new” consignment and sample dresses that are curated to designers’ most recent collections. Brides say you can’t beat the “unreal” prices, “wide range” of sizes and “incredible” staff.

Read more about Our Story Bridal here.

4. Lotus Bridal

Sheepshead Bay
1822 Ave U
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-332-4385
Lotus Bridal

Designers: Allure Bridals, Justin Alexander, Wtoo Brides, Blush by Hayley Paige

Price Range: $1,000-$3,000 and up.

Appointment Needed? Recommended. You can always walk-in to browse the gowns, but you are not allowed to try them on without the help of a bridal consultant (and they cannot guarantee you’ll be seen by one without an appointment).

Woman Getting Married Says: This family-owned business carries a wide selection of designers at affordable prices. Brides note the “impeccable service” and love the “stress-free experience.” Their impressions selection of plus size gowns is also a plus!

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5. Schone Bride

Gowanus
516 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-788-3849
schonebride.com

Designers Include: Rebecca Schoneveld, Temperly, Charlie Brear, Truvelle, Anaias Anette, Daalarna Couture, Hushed Commotion and Sara Gabriel

Price Range: $2,000-$5,000 and up

Appointment Needed? Yes. Appointments are 1 hour and 15 minutes long.

Woman Getting Married Says: Brides say Rebecca is the “best wedding dressmaker” if you want an intimate couture experience. These gorgeously vintage inspired dresses with a “down to earth” vibe will suit a bride that doesn’t want to feel like a “cupcake” on her wedding day.

6. Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

SoHo
155 Wooster St.
Unit 3W
New York, NY 10012
212-206-1915
gabriellanewyork.com

Designers Include: Amy Kuschel, Lihi Hod, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Johanna Johnson

Price Range: $3000 and up

Appointment Needed? Yes

Woman Getting Married Says: Here you’ll find “sweet, friendly and not at all pushy” sales associates. Brides liked how these high-end dresses weren’t wrapped in plastic, but rather hanging on the rack and organized by style. From pink to patterns you’ll find a variety of show-stopping gowns at this location.

7. Paisley Bridal

Middle Village
73-09 Metropolitan Ave.
Middle Village, NY 11379
718-326-5700
paisleybridal.com

Designers Include: Allure, Enzoani, Maggie Sottero, Stella York

Price Range: $1,000-$3,500

Appointment Needed? Yes. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

Woman Getting Married Says: Brides say owner Nicole Vega is “first class” and “puts you instantly at ease.” This boutique in Queens provides a relaxed, city chic environment to shop for your wedding dress. Tip: We’ve heard you can often find wedding dresses seen on the rack of larger retailers here at a discounted price.

8. The White Gown

Midtown East
3 E 44th St
New York, NY 10017
212-922-9310

thewhitegown.com

Designers Include: Atelier Pronovias, Blue by Enzoani, Theia, Watters

Price Range: Samples range from $700-$1800. Made-to-order gowns range from $2,000-$4,500+.

Appointment Needed? Yes. They do not accept walk-ins.

Woman Getting Married Says: This full-service bridal boutique prides itself on personalized attention, and brides notice it, saying the stylists “felt like friends” and “were never pushy.”

9. Kleinfeld Bridal

Chelsea
110 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
646-633-4300
kleinfeldbridal.com

Designers Include: Dennis Basso, Alita Graham, Mark Zunino, Pnina Tornai

Price Range: Most dresses average $2,500 and up

Appointment Needed? Yes. Appointments run 1 1/2 hours. They recommend bringing pictures of gowns you love (and an open mind.)

Woman Getting Married Says: As the home of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, this is where many a bride come to (hopefully) say just that. With a “huge” selection you won’t have the most intimate experience, but brides say they “never felt rushed” and that the customer service is “a dream.”

10. Leanne Marshall Bridal

Midtown West
39 West 38th St.
4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
646-918-6349
leannemarshall.com

Designers Include: Custom collection

Price Ranges: $1,600-$4,000

Appointment Needed? Yes

Woman Getting Married Says: Fun Fact: Leanne Marshall was Project Runway’s Season 5 winner. Brides love that she can “often be seen working in the back on her sewing machine.” Her business manager Nathan Johnson conducts the appointments and brides say “his energy and spirit are incredible and infectious.” Marshall’s collections are boho chic and high on the girly scale.

NOTE: Personal quotes compiled from brides via e-mail and Yelp.

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Other stores that made our list:

Glamour Closet

**NOTE: As of  September 3, 2019 their NY location is temporarily closed while they look for a new space.**

Chelsea, Midtown West
115 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001
917-409-5277
glamourcloset.com

Designers Include: Atelier Pronovias, Blue by Enzoani, Theia, Watters

Price Range: From $800-$5,000+, with most dresses averaging $2,000. Prices are 25%-75% off retail.

Appointment Needed? No, they are not necessary.

Woman Getting Married Says: At this “off the rack” outlet brides sort through “organized” samples, making it the “perfect shop” for someone who wants to try on a “wide variety of gorgeous dresses.”

Veka Bridal

Boerum Hill
412 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-222-1178

vekabridal.com

Designers Include: Amanda Garrett, Rembo Styling, Palazzo, Suzanne Ermann, Adele Wechsler

Price Range: $1,700-$3,000. Sample dresses also available for up to 50% off.

Appointment Needed? Yes

Woman Getting Married Says: At this small boutique you’ll find a selection that ranges from bohemian to modern. Brides loved the store’s “natural lighting” while trying on dresses, and owners Ksenia and Jana were also said to be “friendly and accommodating” and willing to make even the slightest changes to “ensure that it was perfect.” If you’re looking for a unique selection of dresses this may be the stop for you.

Wedding Atelier

Flatiron
72 Madison Ave.
4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
646-638-3263
weddingatelier.com

Designers Include: Victor Harper, Alvina Valenta, Limor Rosen, Tara Keely

Price Ranges: $2000-$10,000

Appointment Needed? Yes. Note that they are closed on all major holidays.

Woman Getting Married Says: Brides felt like they got the “best personal shopping” and stylist experience here. While some brides say they’re a “little quirky” and make you remove your shoes while in the store, it’s often described as a very “zen experience.”

The Sample Room NY

Flatiron
40 W. 17th St.
New York, NY 10011
212-929-8868
thesampleroomny.com

Designers Include: Jenny Packham, Francesca Miranda, Oscar de la Renta, Badgley Mischka

Price Range: Most dresses are around $2,000

Appointment Needed? Yes. The shop recommends they are one of your last stops on your wedding dress hunt so you have a better idea of what style you’re looking for.

Woman Getting Married Says: For brides who are on a budget but still want to wear a high-end designer, this place is for you. You’ll find “one of” sample, discontinued, and/or overstocked bridal gowns for 25%-75% off retail. Note that all sales are final.

The Cotton Bride

Long Island City
39-13 23rd St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-729-9878
thecottonbride.com

Designers Include: Custom collection

Price Range: $950-$1,975

Appointment Needed? Yes

Woman Getting Married Says: This shop provides brides with dresses made completely out of natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk. Brides looking for an alternative to the “poufy” dress often find this showroom to be a “hidden gem.” If you’re looking for a simple yet elegant wedding dress, this is the place to visit.

 

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3 Comments

  • Sew New York says:

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  • Karlee says:

    Hi! What a great list. I visited a few of those place, and I found my Monique Lhuillier dress at Our Story Bridal! I stumbled upon them doing some research and loved the idea of not shelling out too much money for a designer dress.

  • mitzie clarke says:

    Great collection

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