For good reason, over 18,000 brides-to-be from around the globe visit Kleinfeld Bridal annually—those starting to plan their special day should consider a visit. The shop has a seemingly endless collection of over 1,000 dresses ranging from $2,000 to $32,000, crafted by over 60 American and European designers, including Dennis Basso, Pnina Tornai, Isabelle Armstrong, Reem Acra, and Tony Ward. The shop is not only the largest luxury bridal retailer in the world, but it’s unique in that it holds the largest selection of sizes, including over 200 plus–size sample dresses, 16 and up. “At Kleinfeld, we shop the world to find the best designer dresses in various silhouettes and fabrics available for brides to try on in sizes 8 through 28,” said Kleinfeld’s co-owner, Mara Urshel, who is one of the most widely recognized and respected executives in retail for over 30 years of unparalleled success in the industry. The assortment of dresses never gets old, as the shop receives new options daily.
But, to many, the dress is just a souvenir with which to walk away, and the real appeal is the experience of a rare and exciting destination. The flagship salon in Chelsea is likened to a bridal mecca, with over 35,000 square-feet of space across two floors, filled with antique furniture purchased from famous estates and 19-foot cathedral ceilings. The store has over 26 private dressing rooms with special lighting.
Before you even enter, you will be greeted with the breathtaking display windows designed by Kleinfeld’s creative team, led by Vice President Jacques Vigneault. Through the years, Kleinfeld’s windows have welcomed customers with the most extraordinary looks from each season.
As you walk through the reception area, you will meet helpful and knowledgeable employees who will assist every step of the way, from the selection and fittings, to the moment you walk down the aisle. Artisan seamstresses provide over 30 hours of alterations for each dress. Other special services include name or message embroidery requests for the dress, Kleinfeld Hotel Blocks for room booking options, and the recently launched e-commerce venture, kleinfeldbridalparty.com, which offers over 200 bridesmaid dresses from designers like Hayley Paige and Jenny Yoo, as well as exclusive styles made only for Kleinfeld.
You don’t even have to be a bride to experience the Kleinfeld appeal. The Accessories Department features a vast selection of shoes by top designers like Jimmy Choo and Badgley Mischka, and also handbags and jewelry perfect for any occasion. Fittingly, a large part of the iconic Confessions of a Shop-a-holic film starring Isla Fisher was filmed at Kleinfeld.