New York City is home to some of the best designers in the world. With so many salons and options, you can find any designer’s gowns in the five boroughs. New Yorker brides and those visiting the Big Apple are spoilt with various shopping options. From luxury department stores to indie bridal salons or visiting designers’ studios. There is a style of shopping for every bride.
After doing it all, I have found the most extraordinary, fabulous, and best bridal salons in New York City that I would recommend to my best friend, a bride.
For the Fashion-Forward Bride
Spina Bride Let’s get straight to the point: Spina Bride in New York City is my favorite bridal shop. Spina Bride offers cutting-edge gowns from international designers, including cult-famous Liz Martinez and my designer of wedding dresses, A La Robe. The shifts at Spina Bride are stunning, luxurious, fashionable, and relaxed. Unsurprisingly, they also offer floral design and event planning services. Shop our favorite accessory designers (Luna Bea LELET NY Jennifer Behr)
Gabriella New York Bridal Salon- Jenny Packham Reem Acre and Marchesa are only three of many fashion houses selected to be part of this high-end bridal shop. You’ll feel like a “it girl” when you try on any wedding gown in Manhattan’s wealthy & fabulous Soho district.
The Mews Wedding- The Mews, a French bridal salon in Chelsea’s neighborhood, epitomizes “bride” à la mode. The mother-daughter shop exclusively stocks Parisian designers-of-the-moment Rime Arodaky, Laure de Sagazan, Delphine Manivet, Donatelle Godart, Margaux Tardits, and Isabella Boutin; need we say more?
For The Classic Bride
Saks Fifth Avenue- Swanky and luxurious, like in the movies, Saks Fifth Avenue provides designers for royal weddings & celebrity weddings. Feel like a king or queen with your entourage at the 5th Avenue Oscar de la Renta bridal shop.
Bergdorf & Goodman – The art deco bridal room at Bergdorf Goodman is a classic 1920s New York. Fear not! The fashions on display are all fresh from the runways, including Ines di Santo, Oscar de la Renta Vera Wang Monique Lhuillier Marchesa, and more.
For The Indie Bride
Roulette Bridal – Hop over the Williamsburg Bridge, and you’ll find this Insta-worthy Brooklyn Loft Studio. The designer will dress you in her most fun and unique wedding dresses. Roulette Bride has various dresses, including gingham organza, skirts with flouncy hems, bridal separates, and nautical stripes. You’ll probably ask Marteal and her dog, Mable, to join your bride tribe by the end. You’ll likely ask Marteal (and her pup Mable!)
Lovely Bride- Dubbed the “original independent bridal salon,” Lovely Bride is home to some of the most stylish and pin-worthy designers today. Alexandra Grecco is the designer behind the NYC salon’s exclusive brand. Try on her bohemian Rue de Seine wonders and every design.
Schone Bridal – Rebecca Schoneveld’s salon is local, independent, and sustainable. It features a wide range of whimsical and unique designers. Brooklyn-based shop offers colorful gowns and embellished separates. There are also a lot of accessories, as well as plenty of options for customization.
Budget Brides: Tips for the Budget Bride
Reformation If you consider yourself an “LA cool girl bride” or would like to spend more on your honeymoon, set your GPS for Reformation’s only NYC bridal shop. Find the latest eco-friendly, sexy & trendy dresses (recycled fabrics are fabulous!) Reformation offers the identical beautiful gowns you love in this iconic bridal white.
BHLDN- This household favorite offers the latest trends in wedding dresses at affordable prices. This trendy bridal shop has two locations in the city. You can find wedding dresses, bridal sets, lingerie and accessories, shoes, and an entire bridal party outfit.
For The Vintage Bride
Stella Dallas Living — Technically, it is not a wedding salon, but this Williamsburg vintage favorite curates many vintage bridal gowns, bridal slips, and accessories. The shifts are pristine and labeled according to their era so that you can show off your 1930s wedding gown. You’ll walk away with a dress for under $300, allowing you to spend the extra money on that vintage kimono for your pre-ceremony.