The Faithful Shopper: Here Comes the Bride

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When the moment comes that you realize that you have to find that perfect gown, Manhattan is the place to be. Whatever your budget, whatever your style, you will find your treasure. Below are some of my favorites to outfit the bride, the bridesmaids and beyond. Try some of these extraordinary couturiers for your once (or more) in-a-lifetime dress:

The Newcomers: Bridal Redefined

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BHLDN
1230 Third Ave
New York, NY 10021
212-288-1940

Anthropologie's beautiful, bohemian, urban bridal annex on the Upper East Side creates gowns priced at $500 to $2,500 to fit any budget. Also features party dresses, honeymoonwear, jewelry, headpieces, and gifts.

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J.Crew Bridal Shop

91 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10003
212-255-4848
The Fifth Avenue salon's stylists are ready to help brides and the entire bridal party find the perfect dress. You already shop there for everything else!

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Rent the Runway

16 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
800-509-0842

For the bride, for the guest and everything in between. Perfect for someone who doesn't want to keep the dress forever; more about the memories. Wallet friendly method and there are stylists to help. Think engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, reception...haute couture at the ready. Gown rentals from Halston Heritage, Badgley Mischka, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier and Tracy Reese.

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The Reformation

156 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
646-448-4925
The LA-based boutique with two New York stores recently launched its bridal collection. These ethereal, modern, sexy dresses have prices under $700. Stunning.

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Stone Fox Bride
611 Broadway
Rm 613B, New York, NY 10012
212-260-8600
Non-traditional. Stone Fox specializes in dresses from downtown designers for the free-spirit bride. Jewelry, Veils, Vintage; find it all.

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The Bridal Garden
54 W 21st St Rm 907
New York, NY 10010
212-252-0661
This Flatiron non-profit emporium offers designer gowns from Lela Rose, Vera Wang, and more for up to 75% off retail prices with proceeds benefitting charitable organizations for the education of disadvantaged children. Good Karma all around!

Wedding Dress Royalty

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Amsale
625 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 583-1700

They say it best......
"The Amsale Madison Avenue flagship salon offers the ultimate experience of Amsale's world. In this haven of tranquil and understated elegance, each bride receives one-on-one guidance from an expert Amsale consultant, and may select dresses from the Amsale and Kenneth Pool collections. The salon carries the most comprehensive selection of Amsale gowns in the world and features one-of-a-kind designs that can be found nowhere else. When a bride comes to the flagship salon to find her perfect dress, she is ensured an exquisitely tailored fit thanks to Amsale's personal tailoring team."

In one word: breathtaking!

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Carolina Herrera

954 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-6552
A wedding destination by the timeless Carolina Herrera. Dresses start around $4,000, and alterations start at $500. The epitome of elegance for the entire bridal party.

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Monique Lhuillier
19 E 71st St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 683-3332
The second floor of the red-carpet designer's townhouse is dedicated to the entire bridal collection; headpieces, shoes, bridesmaid, fine jewelry.

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Romona Keveza Flagship Boutique
1 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
The celebrity celebrated, designer's penthouse atelier is divine.

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Pronovias
14 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 897-6393
The Barcelona-based bridal powerhouse offers the following three luxe things in their flagship:
1. A personal stylist will advise you according to your own style.
2. Get your perfect bridal or cocktail look, complete with our exclusive accessories.
3. Live the experience in our NYC Flagship store, and try on the entire collection in a private space.

Wonderful concept, fabulous gowns!


Divine Designers - All Under One Roof

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Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier
110 E 55th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 319-6778
Brides go to this townhouse for a personalized experience and luxe couture gowns from designers such as Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, and Jenny Packham.
"has become the premier bridal salon for upscale, sophisticated brides from around the world. The Atelier caters to a select clientele including celebrities from the stage and screen as well as the who's who of New York society and the fashion industry. Mr. Ingram offers a wide selection of gowns from top of the line bridal and special occasion designers in an intimate salon setting. Mr. Ingram and his highly trained staff are dedicated to providing all women with the highest quality experience at every stage from gown selection to final fitting. "
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The White Gown

3 E 44th St
New York, NY 10017
The full-service bridal boutique is known for dresses of every style and budget and features an on-site seamstress. Designers such as Nicole Miller, Blush by Jim Hjelm, Badgley Mischka, Pronovias and WToo among others.

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Kleinfeld Bridal
110 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011
(646) 633-4300
Women from all over the world come to New York City for an appointment at Kleinfeld -- in part because of the service provided by the store on the TLC show, but mostly because it's got one of the biggest dress selections in the city. Say yes to the dress! The ultimate bridal experience.

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David's Bridal
751 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10010
(646) 827-4050
The nation's go-to spot for all things wedding has three locations in the five boroughs, including this one just a few blocks away from Kleinfeld. Budget bridal for gowns, shoes, jewelry, accessories, tuxedos, prom.....

The Icing on the Cake

Don't forget a spectacular wedding cake that is an edible masterpiece!

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Wedding Cake by renowned Pastry Chef Jean-Rony Fougere.

Chef Fougere has been named one of the Top 10 Cake Designers for 2016 by Dessert Professional Magazine for his unique style of abstract shapes and realistic cake designs.

Visit Chef Fougere's website for more Information: www.Jeanfougere.com

Happy Spring & Happy Shopping!