The Bridal Garden Fall Sample Sale
Those willing to brave the madness will be rewarded!0
It’s hard out there for a bride, especially one trying to buy a dress in New York City. Bridal salon owners sneer at women who “only” want to spend $2000 on a dress they’ll wear exactly once, and prices top $1000 even at David’s Bridal. The Bridal Garden’s sample sale feels like an oasis in this madness. Sure, it’s hectic: sale visitors are essentially deposited into a giant room filled with lace, organza, and tulle and told to pull their own dresses. For those who take the time to thoroughly comb the racks, however, there are some amazing bargains to be found.
A Winnie Couture beaded satin gown was all Old Hollywood glamor and a steal at $1195 from $1578. A dreamy lace and ruffles Bara Luxe Couture that would be killer for a garden wedding was $2795 from $3920. A simple, elegant stiff satin Marisa bore a $3200 price tag at Kleinfeld, but here, it cost a mere $1695. The steal of the day, however, was probably an effortlessly chic Lela Rose number with lace panels and a rosette at the neck – $2295 from $4495.
This isn’t the typical bridal salon experience – not only do visitors have to pull their own dresses, but there’s also no consultant helping you in and out of the gowns (though they do regularly pop in on the dressing rooms, often while their occupants are in flagrante delicto) – but those willing to brave the madness will be rewarded. Looks like it just got a little easier out there for a New York bride. – Leila Cohan-Miccio
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