Post # 1
Can anyone recommend a good bridal store on Long Island, NY or NYC? I need to start looking and have no clue. I’ve heard some horror stories from David’s Bridal. The only other store I really know is Klienfelds in NYC, but I am thinking they might be out of my price range (anyone see the show “say yes to the dress”).
Post # 3
@kgrnbrg299: What is your price range?
I went to the following salons in NYC:
RK Bridal – they don’t take appointments but have a HUGE selection of dresses. Price range from a few $100 to about $3,000. More of a “warehouse” feel but it was a great place for my first appointment because I really got a feel for lots of different dress styles and silhouettes. Try to go on a weekday morning, weekends get crowded.
Wedding Atelier – smaller salon. Appointment only. Dresses are arranged by style/embellishment type. Dresses start around $2,500
Sak’s Bridal Salon – Very nice but dresses are all back in a stock room so you can’t browse yourself. Start around $3,000
Amsale – nice salon. Dresses nicely displayed but selection seems pretty small. Starts around $2,500
Gabriella – AMAZING salon, great owner. Really homey space. Lots of great dresses by many different and more obscure designers (where I bought my dress). Starting around $3,000
Pronovias – Flagship store in midtown is REALLY cool. Multiple stories of dresses. Online catalogs to look through. Gorgeous lace dresses and the fit is fantastic. Starting around $700 or so.
VeKa – pretentious and expensive (I think never asked a price) don’t go there unless you are the same size as a runway model. Their samples won’t fit and they’ll make you feel bad about yourself.
ETA: I never went to either Kleinfeld’s or David’s
Post # 4
I would just drive an extra 15 minutes into North New Jersey and buy a dress tax-free if I were you!
Post # 5
With most of these places if you have the dress shipped to another state (i.e. where they don’t have a store location) you don’t have to pay tax. Just shipping.
Post # 6
Kleinfeld has sample sales, their dresses are beautiful and can be affordable, you should schedule when they have sample sales, got mine for $600 and I loved it-style and price! cried when as soon as I wore it, their dresses really are amazing truly exquisite, you really see the quality
went to David’s Bridal, RK Bridal and this other bridal shop close to Kleinfeld, I forgot the name the owner gets samples from fashion shows by appointment only, all of them very affordable ranging between $600 to $1200 (I wanted to look good but didnt want to blow a small fortune)but none had anything I fell in love with, saved Kleinfeld for last, part of the wedding gown hunting experience in NY
Post # 7
Pronovias!!! I got my dress there!! Loved them!
Post # 8
I vote for RK bridal. But you need to go during a weekday at 11 am (when they first open). I thought the service was fabulous, I didn’t have to wait and got undivided attention of my consultant. We started pulling dresses without looking at the price tags, but I took a look at couple and was please to see $600 & $800.