Dulhan Shopping Guide: New York

by Raj Desai | 7/12/21

All outfits listed were in stock and priced as shown at the time this was written. Dulhan is not compensated for any of the following recommendations.

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Your South Asian shopping sleuth is reporting for duty! This time, I’m taking you on an exploration of vibrant designers from the bustling streets of New York.

 

Before we jump in, close your eyes and imagine it with me…jampacked traffic; the bright lights of Times Square; the delicious smell of hot dogs at every street corner (before you judge, how refined do you expect my NC palate to be?!). 

 

The point is, shopping in NY means wedding shopping *plus* a fun vacation, all rolled into one. And being prepared with this list means you can plan your trip to fit in fun and business accordingly. 

 

Let’s talk about the bridal styles that the Big Apple has to offer—luckily, you’ll find a spectrum. From household names like Anita Dongre and Sabyasachi (whose flagship store is opening in early 2022!) to our US-based favorites like Harleen Kaur and bisouNYC, there are designers to fit every taste and budget. 

 

If these NY spots don’t do it for you, make the easy trek to NJ to scope out the shops there

 

*Terra Inde was formerly on this list; they are now located in Boston.

Anita Dongre

Where: West Broadway, NYC

Appointment necessary? Yes

See their designs here

Sage green Anita Dongre lehnga with pink embroidery

BisouNYC

Where: Online only

See their designs here

Maroon reception lehnga with intricate beadwork

Crossover Bollywood Se

Where: New Hyde Park, NYC

Appointment necessary? Yes

See their designs here

Bride in hot pink lehnga with gold embroidery

The Regal Bride

Where: NYC

Appointment necessary? Virtual

See their designs here

Blush pink bridal lehnga with scalloped edge dupatta

Harleen Kaur

Where: Manhattan

Appointment necessary? Yes

See their designs here

Holi Chic

Where: Online only

See their designs here

White pari gown

Nitay's Bridal

Where: Queens

Appointment necessary? No

See their designs here

Woman posing in ornate bridal lehnga with baby's breath bouquet

WESTxEAST

Where: Long Island

Appointment necessary? Yes

See their designs here

Bride and bridesmaids in custom sari and lehngas

Raj Desai

Wedding writer and researcher who’s been in the game for 5 years. Addicted to Netflix, dirty martinis, and naps. 

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