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Congrats! You — or your sister, or your cousin, or your best friend, or someone in your personal universe — just got engaged! Now the search is on for the perfect wedding gown, but don't get ahead of yourself. Before you can say yes to the dress, you must first narrow down the bridal shops to visit in search of it — and in New York City, there's a whole lot to choose from.

Below, we've scouted and mapped out many of the bridal destinations that New York City has to offer to give you a comprehensive guide of where to shop for your big day, from ritzy Madison Avenue salons to showrooms tucked away in Garment District lofts to budget-friendly options that leave more funds available for the honeymoon.

Whether you're going traditional or funky, there's a spot for you. Keep scrolling to see the whole list mapped out.

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1. Vera Wang

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991 Madison Ave
New York, NY
(212) 628-3400
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Considered by many to be the OG of designer bridal, Wang has outfitted many a celebrity wedding. With an appointment at the Madison Avenue salon, you can shop the Vera Wang Collection, which starts at $2,900, and the Luxe Collection, which starts at $6,900 (and allows for more customization options).

2. Morgane Le Fay

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980 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075
(212) 879-9700
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At the Madison Avenue location or the Soho boutique on Broome Street, you’ll find Liliana Casabal’s airy, atypical bridal collection, which is priced between $1,000 and $5,000.

3. Carolina Herrera

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954 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-6552
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If budget isn’t a concern (gowns start at $5,000 and go up to $14,000), make an appointment at this Madison Avenue salon to shop the designer’s collection, ranging from bias-cut slips to appliqué ballgowns.

4. Monique Lhuillier

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19 E 71st St
New York, NY
(212) 683-3332
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Impossibly romantic, uber-feminine gowns abound at this salon, which is located inside an Upper East Side townhouse. The decor is trés posh and so are the price tags, which start at $2,000 and can climb to $30,000.

5. RK Bridal

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619 W 54th St Fl 5
New York, NY
(212) 947-1155
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Boasting that it can beat any price you find online by 5 percent, this is the occasion-wear store to hit with the whole bridal party for good deals all around. With a more informal Garment District showroom-feel than a salon experience (no appointments necessary, just a sign-in system), brides frequently hit RK when they’ve tried on a gown somewhere else and want to purchase it for less. Prices start around $1,000 and go up to about $5,500.

6. Bergdorf Goodman Bridal Salon

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754 5th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 872-8957
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Prepare to browse a roster of high-end designers, from Oscar de la Renta to Marchesa to Jenny Packham, at the department store’s bridal salon, where gowns start around $5,000. Also on hand? A one-stop-shop offering of accessories and makeup consultations, personalized stationery, and the John Barrett salon.

7. Amsale

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625 Madison Ave
New York, NY
(212) 583-1700
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This label can be found at any number of bridal salons around the city, but for the most comprehensive collection, as well as exclusive one-of-a-kind styles, head to the Manhattan flagship, where an on-site tailoring team ensures a perfect fit. Gowns retail from $4,000 to $13,000, with the majority falling in the $4,500 to $7,000 range.

8. Reem Acra

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240 W 35th St
New York, NY
(212) 421-3200
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For runway-ready bridal at a red carpet price tag, make an appointment at Acra’s Garment District salon, where the starting price point for the Reem Acra Bridal Collection is $4,000; couture pricing is available upon request.

9. L'Fay Bridal

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215E 58th. Street, 6th. Floor
New York, NY
(212) 671-1051
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Priding itself on an intimate boutique experience, L’Fay’s east side store houses ornate gowns from roughly 20 designers, with opening price points between $2,000 and $5,000.

10. Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier

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110 E 55th St
New York, NY
(212) 319-6778
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This upscale salon boasts selections from Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, and more. Prices start at $5,000 and go up to $20,000, with an average price point of $7,000 to $10,000.

11. Forever Amour Bridal Boutique

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1089 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 486-2900
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Aiming to reduce the stress that comes with a bigger, more overwhelming salon, this intimate store offers custom and exclusive options priced from $3,600 to $4,000, as well as lower-priced labels ($1,000 to $3,400) like Lillian West and Eddy K.

12. Saks Fifth Avenue

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611 5th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 753-4000
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Shop all the big-name labels here, and if you’re coming from out of town, gowns purchased here (or online) can be shipped to any Saks in the US (and picked up in-store). There’s also the added bonus of being able to shop the accessories, shoes, and jewelry departments all in one shot. Price tags start around $4,000.

13. Romona Keveza

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1 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY
(212) 207-1080
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Dramatic silhouettes and unique, red carpet-ready designs (think floral ball gowns) fill the Rockefeller Plaza salon of this celebrity favorite designer. Her Legends collection ranges from $4,000 to $6,000, while Romona Keveza Signature goes for $6,000 and up.

14. Angelique Bridal

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6 E 45th St Rm 1501
New York, NY
(212) 682-0262
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Browse European and American designers at this salon, launched by bridal industry veteran Sarah Jassir, or create your own custom gown, available in 12 weeks. Alterations and accessories are also available on site, and price tags range from $1,700 to $10,000.

15. Carol Hannah

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307 W 38th St Rm 2006
New York, NY
(212) 564-8014
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Everything from boudoir-inspired dresses and architectural gowns can be found at the South Carolina native’s flagship store, where unique, handmade bridal-wear runs from $2,000 to $9,000.

16. The White Gown

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3 W 44th Street
New York, NY
(212) 922-9310
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The self-proclaimed “most intimate bridal boutique in NYC” is appointment-only and carries a selection of gowns in the $2,000 to $4,000 range from well-known labels like Watters, Hayley Paige, and Pronovias.

17. Modern Trousseau

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552 Fashion Ave
New York, NY
(212) 278-8030
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Australian designer Callie Tein creates an original collection every season, but the hallmark of this salon is customization. With options to choose your own color accents, trimmings, skirt shapes, and strap selections, along with the ability to mix and match styles, you’ll leave with a gown that truly represents your personal style. Prices average from $2,000 to $5,000.

18. Angelo Lambrou

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252 W 38th Street
New York, NY
(212) 460-9870
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South African-born Angelo Lambrou creates mostly custom gowns and works only in 100 percent silk. He encourages brides to visit his Garment District showroom sans guests the first time to ensure they are trusting their own instincts when trying things on. His intricately draped gowns fall between $3,000 and $6,000, depending on the level of detail.

19. BHLDN

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209 W 38th St
New York, NY
(929) 232-3201
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Just a few blocks from Penn Station (convenient for out-of-town visitors), BHLDN offers vintage-inspired, romantic dresses ranging from just over $200 to $3,000, with most priced under $1,500. There’s also an extensive selection of jewelry, headpieces, and accessories for one-stop shopping at both this location and the one uptown, which is nestled inside the Upper East Side Anthropologie.

20. Designer Loft

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226 W 37th St Fl 15
New York, NY
(212) 944-9013
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Carrying well-known labels like Pronovias and Rosa Clará as well as emerging designers, this Garment District salon prides itself on a stress- and pressure-free experience. Prices start at $1,600, and accessories, as well as modesty alterations, are available as well.

21. Bridal Reflections

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437 5th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 764-3040
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Launched on Long Island, this family-owned chain’s Fifth Avenue salon offers gowns from well-known bridal players, including Ines Di Santo and Jim Hjelm. Prices at the Manhattan location range from $4,000 to over $25,000.

22. Houghton

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210 11th Ave
New York, NY
(646) 998-3994
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Make an appointment at designer Katharine Polk’s West Chelsea boutique to shop a variety of fashion-forward pieces, including gowns that range in price from $2,000 to $15,000; separates begin under $500.

23. Glamour Closet

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115 W 29th St
New York, NY
(917) 409-5277
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Glamour Closet receives showroom, floor, and runway samples, as well as excess inventory regularly from designers and salons across the country, offering them at 25% to 75% off retail prices. If you want sample sale prices (anywhere from $700 to $5,000) with a salon experience, this is the spot for you, provided you are standard sample size (around a bridal size 8 to 10).

24. Steven Birnbaum Bridal

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151 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-2914
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At the Chelsea salon of former costume designer Steven Birnbaum, brides can shop the modern Steven Birnbaum Collection, Steven Birnbaum Bespoke, Robert Bullock Bride, as well as flower girl dresses, headpieces, and veils. Prices range from $2,000 to $10,000, with most falling in the $2,500 to $3,500 zone.

25. David's Bridal

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751 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY
(646) 827-4050
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In addition to being the go-to chain for everything bridal, the budget wedding masters at David’s Bridal have locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Shop its impressive selection of gowns under $2,000, which includes designer collaborations with Vera Wang, Zac Posen, Jenny Packham, and more, as well as gowns available in plus-size and petite.

26. The Wedding Atelier

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72 Madison Ave
New York, NY
(646) 638-3263
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This shop stocks well-known labels like Hayley Paige, Christos, and Pronovias that range from $3,000 to $12,000. Dresses typically take 14 to 18 weeks from order to delivery, but The Wedding Atelier will work with you if time is not on your side, even turning out custom wedding dresses in 10 weeks or less.

27. The Bridal Garden

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54 W 21st St Rm 901
New York, NY
(212) 252-0661
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If you’re looking for a feel-good experience, The Bridal Garden offers a selection of designer gowns (everyone from Claire Pettibone to Marchesa) at up to 75% off retail, all in the name of philanthropy. This not-for-profit sells donated gowns from designers, retailers, and individuals, with proceeds going toward the education of disadvantaged children. Prices start around $795 and can go up to around $4,000.

28. Kleinfeld

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110 W 20th St
New York, NY
(646) 633-4300
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Perhaps the most well-known of any bridal retailer in New York City, thanks in large part to the success of its TLC reality series, Kleinfeld attracts brides from all over who hope to find their “yes” dress from its impressively large selection. Gowns typically begin at $2,500 (with a limited selection below that), but most run above $3,500.

29. The Sample Room

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40 W 17th St Apt 2B
New York, NY
(212) 929-8868
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With an impressive rotating selection of one-off samples (direct from designers) at up to 75% off, this is the destination to shop if you are ready to purchase on the spot. The Sample Room allows two guests in one-hour appointments and carries samples from sizes 4 through 14. They have gowns starting at $500 to over $10,000, but the average price in the showroom is $1,500 to $2,500.

30. Shareen Vintage

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13 W 17th St Fl 2
New York, NY
(212) 206-1644
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A vintage shop curated by its namesake owner who also designs her own bridal collection, Shareen Vintage carries a combination of ultra-romantic authentic vintage wedding dresses, vintage reworked, and vintage-inspired gowns. Prices typically hit between $1,200 and $2,400.

31. Jussara Lee

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60 Bedford St
New York, NY
(212) 242-4128
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Brazilian-born Jussara Lee evolved her luxury design business to focus on hand-tailored, locally produced, custom-made clothes in order to shift her practices to be environmentally conscious. She makes suits as well as understated gowns that are priced between $2,000 to $5,000.

32. Gabriella NY Bridal Salon

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155 Wooster St
New York, NY
(212) 206-1915
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Thanks in part to her background in the buying offices of Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, Gabriella Risatti knows a bit about the high-end fashion experience. Her Soho loft houses luxe labels like Reem Acra, Lela Rose, and Elizabeth Fillmore, which retail from $4,000 to $14,000.

33. Stone Fox Bride

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611 Broadway Rm 613B
New York, NY
(212) 260-8600
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The self-billed "anti-bridezilla showroom" carries original collections of boho, un-princessy gowns (priced from under $1,000 to $6,750) as well as veils, crowns, and jewelry.

34. Nicole Miller

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77 Greene St
New York, NY
(212) 219-1825
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Miller’s bridal selection is clean and decidedly un-poufy with a relaxed, low-key vibe, and a large percentage of the collection falls under the $2,000 mark.

35. Reformation

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156 Ludlow St
New York, NY
(646) 448-4925
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Sexy, floaty maxi dresses are the hallmark of the sustainable label’s bridal selection, available at its Lower East Side store. Custom gowns aren’t an option and the look is pretty specific, but with triple-digit price tags (under $600), you’ll likely have funds left over to accessorize as ornately as you see fit.

36. Karen Willis Holmes

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7 Centre Market Pl
New York, NY
(646) 912-9298
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This Australian designer brought her ready-to-wear, bespoke, and couture gowns to America to offer brides sophisticated glamour without a ton of extra “stuff” (bling is kept to a minimum). Walk-ins are welcome at her Soho space, where gowns generally run between $3,500 and $4,500.

37. Adrienne's Bridal

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134 Orchard
New York, NY
(212) 228-9618
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With a history dating back to 1950 (including changing hands a few times), Adrienne’s Lower East Side shop is believed to be in business longer than any bridal salon in the US. It carries a range of outside vendors in addition to the custom offerings it’s known for. Gowns start at $1,295 and go up to $4,500, with an average price tag between $1,600 and $2,000.

38. Lovely Bridal Shop

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182 Duane St
New York, NY
(212) 924-2050
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As the Pinterest-worthy decor denotes, the gown selection at the Tribeca boutique is indie, romantic, and unfussy. Designers like Rue De Seine sit alongside bigger name brands like Watters, and accessories like vintage-inspired headpieces and jewelry are also on hand to complete your look.

39. Selia Yang

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15 Broad St
New York, NY
(212) 480-4252
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Designer Selia Yang originally launched her shop as an eveningwear destination, but clients began clamoring for her to design their wedding gowns, too. Now, Yang offers modern and intricate bridal at her Fidi boutique that starts at $2,500.

40. Veka Bridal

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412 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 222-1178
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If you’re aiming for individuality on your big day — and gowns you and your loved ones likely haven’t seen before — this Brooklyn boutique offers an array of indie designers (priced from $1,500 to $4,000) that you won’t find in the big-name retailers.

41. Lakum

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200 10th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sathya Balakumar and Heather Green, the duo behind this bridal brand, produce all of their gowns in Brooklyn, with a special attention to detail and a speciality in modern, sleek, sophisticated gowns. Separates begin at $800, short dresses start at $1,900, and gowns (and jumpsuits) start at $2,900.

42. Schone Bridal

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516 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 788-3849
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Grown from an Etsy shop into a full-fledged flagship boutique in Gowanus, designer Rebecca Shoneveld carries her eponymous collection (that’s handmade in the back studio) as well as a selection of independent designers. Pricing starts at $1,600 for a full gown and go up to $5,000.

43. Lotus Bridal

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1822 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 332-4385
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The Brooklyn location of this family-owned business carries gowns typically in the $1,000 to $2,500 range from brands like Enzoani and Maggie Sottero. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are given priority.

1. Vera Wang

991 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Considered by many to be the OG of designer bridal, Wang has outfitted many a celebrity wedding. With an appointment at the Madison Avenue salon, you can shop the Vera Wang Collection, which starts at $2,900, and the Luxe Collection, which starts at $6,900 (and allows for more customization options).

991 Madison Ave
New York, NY

2. Morgane Le Fay

980 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075

At the Madison Avenue location or the Soho boutique on Broome Street, you’ll find Liliana Casabal’s airy, atypical bridal collection, which is priced between $1,000 and $5,000.

980 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075

3. Carolina Herrera

954 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

If budget isn’t a concern (gowns start at $5,000 and go up to $14,000), make an appointment at this Madison Avenue salon to shop the designer’s collection, ranging from bias-cut slips to appliqué ballgowns.

954 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021

4. Monique Lhuillier

19 E 71st St, New York, NY

Impossibly romantic, uber-feminine gowns abound at this salon, which is located inside an Upper East Side townhouse. The decor is trés posh and so are the price tags, which start at $2,000 and can climb to $30,000.

19 E 71st St
New York, NY

5. RK Bridal

619 W 54th St Fl 5, New York, NY

Boasting that it can beat any price you find online by 5 percent, this is the occasion-wear store to hit with the whole bridal party for good deals all around. With a more informal Garment District showroom-feel than a salon experience (no appointments necessary, just a sign-in system), brides frequently hit RK when they’ve tried on a gown somewhere else and want to purchase it for less. Prices start around $1,000 and go up to about $5,500.

619 W 54th St Fl 5
New York, NY

6. Bergdorf Goodman Bridal Salon

754 5th Ave, New York, NY

Prepare to browse a roster of high-end designers, from Oscar de la Renta to Marchesa to Jenny Packham, at the department store’s bridal salon, where gowns start around $5,000. Also on hand? A one-stop-shop offering of accessories and makeup consultations, personalized stationery, and the John Barrett salon.

754 5th Ave
New York, NY

7. Amsale

625 Madison Ave, New York, NY

This label can be found at any number of bridal salons around the city, but for the most comprehensive collection, as well as exclusive one-of-a-kind styles, head to the Manhattan flagship, where an on-site tailoring team ensures a perfect fit. Gowns retail from $4,000 to $13,000, with the majority falling in the $4,500 to $7,000 range.

625 Madison Ave
New York, NY

8. Reem Acra

240 W 35th St, New York, NY

For runway-ready bridal at a red carpet price tag, make an appointment at Acra’s Garment District salon, where the starting price point for the Reem Acra Bridal Collection is $4,000; couture pricing is available upon request.

240 W 35th St
New York, NY

9. L'Fay Bridal

215E 58th. Street, 6th. Floor, New York, NY

Priding itself on an intimate boutique experience, L’Fay’s east side store houses ornate gowns from roughly 20 designers, with opening price points between $2,000 and $5,000.

215E 58th. Street, 6th. Floor
New York, NY

10. Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier

110 E 55th St, New York, NY

This upscale salon boasts selections from Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, and more. Prices start at $5,000 and go up to $20,000, with an average price point of $7,000 to $10,000.

110 E 55th St
New York, NY

11. Forever Amour Bridal Boutique

1089 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

Aiming to reduce the stress that comes with a bigger, more overwhelming salon, this intimate store offers custom and exclusive options priced from $3,600 to $4,000, as well as lower-priced labels ($1,000 to $3,400) like Lillian West and Eddy K.

1089 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10022

12. Saks Fifth Avenue

611 5th Ave, New York, NY

Shop all the big-name labels here, and if you’re coming from out of town, gowns purchased here (or online) can be shipped to any Saks in the US (and picked up in-store). There’s also the added bonus of being able to shop the accessories, shoes, and jewelry departments all in one shot. Price tags start around $4,000.

611 5th Ave
New York, NY

13. Romona Keveza

1 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY

Dramatic silhouettes and unique, red carpet-ready designs (think floral ball gowns) fill the Rockefeller Plaza salon of this celebrity favorite designer. Her Legends collection ranges from $4,000 to $6,000, while Romona Keveza Signature goes for $6,000 and up.

1 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY

14. Angelique Bridal

6 E 45th St Rm 1501, New York, NY

Browse European and American designers at this salon, launched by bridal industry veteran Sarah Jassir, or create your own custom gown, available in 12 weeks. Alterations and accessories are also available on site, and price tags range from $1,700 to $10,000.

6 E 45th St Rm 1501
New York, NY

15. Carol Hannah

307 W 38th St Rm 2006, New York, NY

Everything from boudoir-inspired dresses and architectural gowns can be found at the South Carolina native’s flagship store, where unique, handmade bridal-wear runs from $2,000 to $9,000.

307 W 38th St Rm 2006
New York, NY

16. The White Gown

3 W 44th Street, New York, NY

The self-proclaimed “most intimate bridal boutique in NYC” is appointment-only and carries a selection of gowns in the $2,000 to $4,000 range from well-known labels like Watters, Hayley Paige, and Pronovias.

3 W 44th Street
New York, NY

17. Modern Trousseau

552 Fashion Ave, New York, NY

Australian designer Callie Tein creates an original collection every season, but the hallmark of this salon is customization. With options to choose your own color accents, trimmings, skirt shapes, and strap selections, along with the ability to mix and match styles, you’ll leave with a gown that truly represents your personal style. Prices average from $2,000 to $5,000.

552 Fashion Ave
New York, NY

18. Angelo Lambrou

252 W 38th Street, New York, NY

South African-born Angelo Lambrou creates mostly custom gowns and works only in 100 percent silk. He encourages brides to visit his Garment District showroom sans guests the first time to ensure they are trusting their own instincts when trying things on. His intricately draped gowns fall between $3,000 and $6,000, depending on the level of detail.

252 W 38th Street
New York, NY

19. BHLDN

209 W 38th St, New York, NY

Just a few blocks from Penn Station (convenient for out-of-town visitors), BHLDN offers vintage-inspired, romantic dresses ranging from just over $200 to $3,000, with most priced under $1,500. There’s also an extensive selection of jewelry, headpieces, and accessories for one-stop shopping at both this location and the one uptown, which is nestled inside the Upper East Side Anthropologie.

209 W 38th St
New York, NY

20. Designer Loft

226 W 37th St Fl 15, New York, NY

Carrying well-known labels like Pronovias and Rosa Clará as well as emerging designers, this Garment District salon prides itself on a stress- and pressure-free experience. Prices start at $1,600, and accessories, as well as modesty alterations, are available as well.

226 W 37th St Fl 15
New York, NY

21. Bridal Reflections

437 5th Ave, New York, NY

Launched on Long Island, this family-owned chain’s Fifth Avenue salon offers gowns from well-known bridal players, including Ines Di Santo and Jim Hjelm. Prices at the Manhattan location range from $4,000 to over $25,000.

437 5th Ave
New York, NY

22. Houghton

210 11th Ave, New York, NY

Make an appointment at designer Katharine Polk’s West Chelsea boutique to shop a variety of fashion-forward pieces, including gowns that range in price from $2,000 to $15,000; separates begin under $500.

210 11th Ave
New York, NY

23. Glamour Closet

115 W 29th St, New York, NY

Glamour Closet receives showroom, floor, and runway samples, as well as excess inventory regularly from designers and salons across the country, offering them at 25% to 75% off retail prices. If you want sample sale prices (anywhere from $700 to $5,000) with a salon experience, this is the spot for you, provided you are standard sample size (around a bridal size 8 to 10).

115 W 29th St
New York, NY

24. Steven Birnbaum Bridal

151 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001

At the Chelsea salon of former costume designer Steven Birnbaum, brides can shop the modern Steven Birnbaum Collection, Steven Birnbaum Bespoke, Robert Bullock Bride, as well as flower girl dresses, headpieces, and veils. Prices range from $2,000 to $10,000, with most falling in the $2,500 to $3,500 zone.

151 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001

25. David's Bridal

751 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

In addition to being the go-to chain for everything bridal, the budget wedding masters at David’s Bridal have locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Shop its impressive selection of gowns under $2,000, which includes designer collaborations with Vera Wang, Zac Posen, Jenny Packham, and more, as well as gowns available in plus-size and petite.

751 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY

26. The Wedding Atelier

72 Madison Ave, New York, NY

This shop stocks well-known labels like Hayley Paige, Christos, and Pronovias that range from $3,000 to $12,000. Dresses typically take 14 to 18 weeks from order to delivery, but The Wedding Atelier will work with you if time is not on your side, even turning out custom wedding dresses in 10 weeks or less.

72 Madison Ave
New York, NY

27. The Bridal Garden

54 W 21st St Rm 901, New York, NY

If you’re looking for a feel-good experience, The Bridal Garden offers a selection of designer gowns (everyone from Claire Pettibone to Marchesa) at up to 75% off retail, all in the name of philanthropy. This not-for-profit sells donated gowns from designers, retailers, and individuals, with proceeds going toward the education of disadvantaged children. Prices start around $795 and can go up to around $4,000.

54 W 21st St Rm 901
New York, NY

28. Kleinfeld

110 W 20th St, New York, NY

Perhaps the most well-known of any bridal retailer in New York City, thanks in large part to the success of its TLC reality series, Kleinfeld attracts brides from all over who hope to find their “yes” dress from its impressively large selection. Gowns typically begin at $2,500 (with a limited selection below that), but most run above $3,500.

110 W 20th St
New York, NY

29. The Sample Room

40 W 17th St Apt 2B, New York, NY

With an impressive rotating selection of one-off samples (direct from designers) at up to 75% off, this is the destination to shop if you are ready to purchase on the spot. The Sample Room allows two guests in one-hour appointments and carries samples from sizes 4 through 14. They have gowns starting at $500 to over $10,000, but the average price in the showroom is $1,500 to $2,500.

40 W 17th St Apt 2B
New York, NY

30. Shareen Vintage

13 W 17th St Fl 2, New York, NY

A vintage shop curated by its namesake owner who also designs her own bridal collection, Shareen Vintage carries a combination of ultra-romantic authentic vintage wedding dresses, vintage reworked, and vintage-inspired gowns. Prices typically hit between $1,200 and $2,400.

13 W 17th St Fl 2
New York, NY

31. Jussara Lee

60 Bedford St, New York, NY

Brazilian-born Jussara Lee evolved her luxury design business to focus on hand-tailored, locally produced, custom-made clothes in order to shift her practices to be environmentally conscious. She makes suits as well as understated gowns that are priced between $2,000 to $5,000.

60 Bedford St
New York, NY

32. Gabriella NY Bridal Salon

155 Wooster St, New York, NY

Thanks in part to her background in the buying offices of Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, Gabriella Risatti knows a bit about the high-end fashion experience. Her Soho loft houses luxe labels like Reem Acra, Lela Rose, and Elizabeth Fillmore, which retail from $4,000 to $14,000.

155 Wooster St
New York, NY

33. Stone Fox Bride

611 Broadway Rm 613B, New York, NY

The self-billed "anti-bridezilla showroom" carries original collections of boho, un-princessy gowns (priced from under $1,000 to $6,750) as well as veils, crowns, and jewelry.

611 Broadway Rm 613B
New York, NY

34. Nicole Miller

77 Greene St, New York, NY

Miller’s bridal selection is clean and decidedly un-poufy with a relaxed, low-key vibe, and a large percentage of the collection falls under the $2,000 mark.

77 Greene St
New York, NY

35. Reformation

156 Ludlow St, New York, NY

Sexy, floaty maxi dresses are the hallmark of the sustainable label’s bridal selection, available at its Lower East Side store. Custom gowns aren’t an option and the look is pretty specific, but with triple-digit price tags (under $600), you’ll likely have funds left over to accessorize as ornately as you see fit.

156 Ludlow St
New York, NY

36. Karen Willis Holmes

7 Centre Market Pl, New York, NY

This Australian designer brought her ready-to-wear, bespoke, and couture gowns to America to offer brides sophisticated glamour without a ton of extra “stuff” (bling is kept to a minimum). Walk-ins are welcome at her Soho space, where gowns generally run between $3,500 and $4,500.

7 Centre Market Pl
New York, NY

37. Adrienne's Bridal

134 Orchard, New York, NY

With a history dating back to 1950 (including changing hands a few times), Adrienne’s Lower East Side shop is believed to be in business longer than any bridal salon in the US. It carries a range of outside vendors in addition to the custom offerings it’s known for. Gowns start at $1,295 and go up to $4,500, with an average price tag between $1,600 and $2,000.

134 Orchard
New York, NY

38. Lovely Bridal Shop

182 Duane St, New York, NY

As the Pinterest-worthy decor denotes, the gown selection at the Tribeca boutique is indie, romantic, and unfussy. Designers like Rue De Seine sit alongside bigger name brands like Watters, and accessories like vintage-inspired headpieces and jewelry are also on hand to complete your look.

182 Duane St
New York, NY

39. Selia Yang

15 Broad St, New York, NY

Designer Selia Yang originally launched her shop as an eveningwear destination, but clients began clamoring for her to design their wedding gowns, too. Now, Yang offers modern and intricate bridal at her Fidi boutique that starts at $2,500.

15 Broad St
New York, NY

40. Veka Bridal

412 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

If you’re aiming for individuality on your big day — and gowns you and your loved ones likely haven’t seen before — this Brooklyn boutique offers an array of indie designers (priced from $1,500 to $4,000) that you won’t find in the big-name retailers.

412 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

41. Lakum

200 10th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sathya Balakumar and Heather Green, the duo behind this bridal brand, produce all of their gowns in Brooklyn, with a special attention to detail and a speciality in modern, sleek, sophisticated gowns. Separates begin at $800, short dresses start at $1,900, and gowns (and jumpsuits) start at $2,900.

200 10th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

42. Schone Bridal

516 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Grown from an Etsy shop into a full-fledged flagship boutique in Gowanus, designer Rebecca Shoneveld carries her eponymous collection (that’s handmade in the back studio) as well as a selection of independent designers. Pricing starts at $1,600 for a full gown and go up to $5,000.

516 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY

43. Lotus Bridal

1822 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn location of this family-owned business carries gowns typically in the $1,000 to $2,500 range from brands like Enzoani and Maggie Sottero. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are given priority.

1822 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY