The Fashionista Bride
We mapped out the perfect NYC bridal shopping day for the fashion-forward bride
398 West Broadway (212) 392-7868
GABRIELLA NEW YORK
155 Wooster St #3w (212) 206-1915
991 Madison Ave at 77th St (212) 628-3400
LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT
1018 Madison Ave at 78th St (212) 744-7117
MARK INGRAM ATELIER
110 East 55th St. at Park Ave (212) 319-6778
PALM COURT AT THE PLAZA HOTEL
768 5th Ave at Central Park South (212) 759-3000
The fashionista bride never chases trends, but is a self-confident woman who believes in her own personal style. She understands a label is more than a name, appreciates quality and most importantly – she truly loves fashion! —Mark Ingram
LADUREE SOHO Have your shopping companions (no more than two, this is serious work) meet you at Laduree Soho for a light power breakfast and strategy session. Preview your fashionista Pinterest boards over fresh fruit for the bride and mini viennoiseries and eggs with black truffles for the team. After feeling French and fanciful at Laduree, you are ready to channel your inner shopping fashionista.
GABRIELLA NEW YORK A short walk from Lauderee, you will arrive promptly to your first appointment of the day at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon. Gabriella’s chic Soho loft has a distinct downtown, stylish vibe and the fashion-forward designers to match it. With edgy talents such as Elizabeth Fillmore, Johnanna Johnson and Lihi Hod, and luxurious couture from Reem Acra and Marchesa, you can experience high fashion in a relaxed setting. Before you get in the elevator, hit up Uber and have your car waiting downstairs because you can’t be late for your next appointment and you need to trek uptown!
VERA WANG Vera Wang You have travelled from downtown chic to uptown luxe upon arriving at Vera Wang’s Madison Avenue Flagship. Vera continues to push the boundaries of bridal fashion incorporating unique details such as frayed edges, spider web laces and shocking shade of pink into her latest collections. Here you can go full haute couture punk or scale it back with a more traditional lace confection.
LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT Since luxury and indulgence is the theme of the day for the fashionista bride, run across the street from Vera to La Maison du Chocolat for a quick hot chocolate to perk you up for your next stop. Don’t get distracted by the shopping mecca of uptown Madison Ave and hit up Uber while you sip your steaming cup and refocus.
MARK INGRAM ATELIER Off to the Mark Ingram Atelier to experience a carefully curated collection of gowns from the biggest names in fashion as well as the talented newbies personally discovered by Mr. Ingram. Oscar, Lela, Monique and Carolina are all here as well as hot international designers like Inbal Dror and Mira Zwillinger. Don’t let the cozy chic setting fool you, there could easily be a Vogue editor or a Middle Eastern princess in the next fitting room. Luckily, the consultants treat every bride like a VIP so you will fit right in.
PALM COURT AT THE PLAZA HOTEL Whether or not you found the one, it’s time to refuel and celebrate like a true fashionista over tea at the new Palm Court in the Plaza Hotel. Recently redone by famed chef Jeffrey Zakarian, this spot is making tea time fashionable again. We recommend the Champagne Tea, with elegant selections such as the pressed cucumber lobster roll, or a conﬁt new potato with chive crème fraiche and American sturgeon caviar. Toast your team with a glass of Veuve Clicquot, Brut Yellow Label or NV, Moët & Chandon, Brut Impérial Rosé and don’t think about those upcoming fittings until tomorrow!