11 Beautiful Bridal Shops In NYC To Visit Now
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11 Beautiful Bridal Shops In NYC To Visit Now

How to navigate wedding shopping in the Big Apple

Searching for the dress of dreams? Wedding shopping may seem like a pretty big challenge – especially if you’re scouring through New York City‘s wide range of stores and boutiques – but it doesn’t have to be. Narrow down your search with these beautiful bridal shops, dubbed some of the best in NYC.

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Where Are The Best Bridal Shops In NYC?

We’ve compiled a master list of our favourite bridal shops in NYC, from small indie boutiques and online services to big-name stores and designers:

  1. Kleinfeld Bridal
  2. Pronovias New York
  3. RK Bridal
  4. Bridal Reflections
  5. Monique Lhuillier
  6. Lovely Bride
  7. Vera Wang Bridal
  8. Spina Bride
  9. Mark Ingram Atelier
  10. Designer Loft Bridal
  11. Nearly Newlywed
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Which Are The Most Affordable Bridal Shops In NYC?

While many stores carry wedding dresses with high price tags, salons in NYC tend to work for multiple price points so that every bride has a chance to find their dream wedding wardrobe. Some of the bridal shops noted for being more affordable in NYC include RK Bridal, Designer Loft Bridal and online Brooklyn-based online service Nearly Newlywed.

Which Bridal Shops Are Best For Plus Sizes?

For plus size brides, the mission of finding THE wedding dress can be made even harder by salons that refuse to stock their sizes. Luckily for those based in NYC, a number of bridal shops – including RK Bridal, Pronovias, Lovely Bride, Kleinfeld and Designer Loft Bridal – carry a wide range of sizes (including plus sizes) and offer alterations to ensure a well-fitted ensemble.

Which Are The Most Famous Bridal Shops In NYC?

Being the fashion hub it is, NYC is home to plenty of popular wedding shops and designers that have gained fame over the years. Some of the most famous include Kleinfeld (the city’s oldest wedding store and the host of Say Yes To The Dress), Vera Wang (queen of the bridal runway) and Spina Bride (the internet famous).

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1. Kleinfeld Bridal

Best For: Wow factor

Budget: High

Anyone that’s seen an episode of Say Yes To The Dress will recognise this upscale bridal shop, which has been uniting soon-to-be brides with their dream wedding gown for over 80 years. With a 30,000-square-foot salon space nestled in the heart of Chelsea, Kleinfeld is considered to be the biggest bridal retailer in the world – and it’s home to hundreds of designer wedding dresses from leading, high-flying brands.

Where: 110 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011, United States

EXPLORE: kleinfeldbridal.com

 

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2. Pronovias New York

Best For: Stylistic range

Budget: High

Spanish label Pronovias has over fifty years of wedding dress expertise, with shops in major fashion capitals across the world (read more about its London outpost here). The label is known primarily for its wide range of dress designs, spanning from romantic and bohemian gowns all the way to modern mermaids and contemporary evaseé dresses – and its New York boutique also offers personalised customisations.

Where: 45 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022, United States

EXPLORE: pronovias.com

 

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3. RK Bridal

Best For: Affordability

Budget: Low

If your approach is to wedding dress shopping is more Monica Geller than Rachel Green, then you’ll find yourself quite at home at RK Bridal. The store encourages brides to get stuck in, letting you make your way through the racks of dresses yourself rather than rely on staff to find your perfect match. And with all sizes catered for (including plus sizes) and competitive pricing, RK Bridal is one of the top bridal shops in NYC for well-fitting dresses with an affordable price tag.

Where: 619 West 54th Street, 5th Floor (between 11th Avenue & The West Side Highway), New York, NY 10019, United States

EXPLORE: rkbridal.com

4. Bridal Reflections

Best For: Designer labels

Budget: High

If you’re after a more luxurious fitting experience, then look no further than 5th Avenue’s prime wedding salon: Bridal Reflections. The label, which was founded over 40 years ago, is the home of NYC bridal couture – with the store’s rails boasting gowns from the likes of Galia Lahav, Eve of Milady and Maggie Sottero. The store is also known for its all-white interiors, broken up by a long red carpet that gives try-ons a fabulously glamorous feel.

Where: 437 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016, United States

EXPLORE: bridalreflections.com

5. Monique Lhuillier

Best For: Modern romance

Budget: High

If your wedding day Pinterest board is full of lace, ruffles and ballgowns, then you’ll want to make Monique Lhuillier’s NYC flagship store your next stop. This world-renowned designer is a top pick amongst celebrities (Reese Witherspoon notably bought her wedding dress from Monique Lhuillier), and creates gowns from ultra-luxurious fabrics like silk, organza, cotton lace, double georgette and chiffon.

Where: 818 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065, United States

EXPLORE: moniquelhuillier.com

 

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6. Lovely Bride

Best For: Bohemian chic

Budget: Medium

Perhaps the prettiest bridal salon in NYC, Tribeca-based store Lovely Bride is known for its rose gold interiors and vast stock of up-and-coming indie designers. This is the place to go if your after more free-flowing silhouettes and bohemian styles.

Where: 182 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013, United States

EXPLORE: lovelybride.com

 

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7. Vera Wang Bridal

Best For: Movie magic

Budget: High

If you fancy a more cinematic bridal fitting (à la Bride Wars, but without the whole ‘warfare’ bit), then make your way down to Vera Wang’s NYC bridal boutique. Dubbed the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang is known for her elegant designs that pull together timeless classics and contemporary details.

Where: 991 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075, United States

EXPLORE: verawangbride.com

 

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8. Spina Bride

Best For: One-on-one appointments

Budget: High

Another gem in Chelsea, this bridal salon caters to brides with smaller parties through its exclusive one-on-one appointments. Welcoming future brides with cosy slippers and a glass of fizz, the team personalises each experience to ensure every chance of finding the dream dress. Here you’ll find a global roster of wedding dress designers, as well as some unique gems that only the trendiest of brides will have on their radar.

Where: 176 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10011, United States

EXPLORE: spinabride.com

 

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9. Mark Ingram Atelier

Best For: Customer service

Budget: Medium/High

This award-winning, black-owned bridal store is one of NYC’s top choices for wedding dress shopping, with owner Mark Ingram plucking gowns straight from the runway for personalised, couture-led curations. Ingram, who can often be found on the shop floor helping soon-to-be brides find their dream dress, is known for his excellent customer service and team of highly skilled seamstresses (apparently the seamstress who helps pin your dress together during your fitting is the same one to sew you final dress).

Where: 515 Madison Avenue (SECOND FLOOR), New York, NY 10022, United States

EXPLORE: markingramatelier.com

10. Nearly Newlywed

Best For: Resale

Budget: Low (but can go up depending on dress)

If you’re a bride on a budget – or aren’t too fussed whether you’re buying new or ‘nearly new’ – then you’ll love this Brooklyn-based bridal concierge service. Neary Newlywed stocks new and secondhand wedding dresses with 20 to 90 percent off their original retail price, and you can even sell your dress back to the salon through its site after the big day (even if it’s been altered).

Where: Online concierge service only

EXPLORE: nearlynewlywed.com

 

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11. Designer Loft Bridal

Best For: Sizing

Budget: Low/Medium (but can go up depending on dress)

Consistently ranked as one of the best bridal salons in the city, Designer Loft Bridal is home to an array of both indie and luxury designers (you’ll find Rosa Clara and Anne Georgina on the same rails as Pronovias collections). Inclusivity is a big goal for the team here, who make sure to cater to brides of all backgrounds, sizes and price points.

Where: 225 West 35th Street (Floor 10), New York, NY 10001, United States

EXPLORE: designerloftnyc.com

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