Let's face it, whether you're lucky enough to reside in sunny Southern California or are currently wrapped up in plenty of blankets up the North – you and your gals deserve a girl trip to LA. And what better reason could there be than to hit up all the best bridal salons for that monumental wedding dress shopping trip?!
While we New Yorkers hide from the winter weather cramming wet shopping bags into yellow cabs from Manhattan to Brooklyn & back (find our list of best New York City bridal salons here) Los Angeles brides can cruise top down between some of the best bridal designers the world has to offer.
In Los Angeles, brides will find spacious & luxurious salons with velvet couches, champagne & big mirrors for your “say yes to the dress” moment. And contrary to popular belief, quite a few designers hold their flagship stores in LA rather than NYC (we can't imagine why!) spoiling brides to full collections of some of our very favorite designers.
Without much further ado, let's get to the list!
For the Bohemian Bride
Grace Loves Lace – Hip beachy rays spill into this Venice Beach flagship and we can't think of a more fitting place to try on Grace Love Lace's free-spirited, boho designs. Find off-the-shoulder styles, sexy lace numbers, iconic GLL custom laces and twirl-worthy gowns. Prices range from $600 to $4,000.
Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California graceloveslace.com
Dreamers and Lovers – Dubbed as “dresses for laid-back brides” Dreamers and Lovers' collection of easy-going gowns feature enough all-over lace, relaxed silhouettes and 1970s vibes to woo any boho bride. Visit their Los Angeles boutique and you'll find the full collection ranging from a cool $1,100 to $2,200.
Torrence, California dreamersandlovers.com
For the Fashion-Forward Bride
LOHO Bride – My first recommendation to any of my own next of kin shopping for their wedding gown in LA, LOHO (or League of Her Own) caters to the fashion-forward bride. Owner Christy Baird has arguably one of the best senses of style in the wedding business it's no wonder her own wedding was recently featured in Harpers Bazaar. Find an incredibly fashion-forward curation from sleek and sexy styles by A La Robe, avant-garde pieces from Danielle Frankel and luxe goddess goodness from Dana Harel. Prices range from $2,000 to $9,000.
West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California lohobride.com
For the Classic Couture Bride
Kinsley James Couture Bridal – Two words: VIP appointments. Have the ultimate wedding dress shopping date at Kinsley James Bridal where you can – get this – rent out the entire space for your own private shopping experience. Regardless of how baller you book your appointment, Kinsley James Bridal curates from so many of the world's classic & cutting-edge couture wedding dress designers: Anne Barge, Marchesa & Rivini just to name a few. Prices range from $2,500 to $15,000.
West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California kinsleyjames.com
Claire Pettibone – Romantic, lace, ethereal, royal – if these ring a bell as your “bridal keywords” then gather your girls for an appointment at the celebrated designer's Beverly Hills flagship bridal salon where you will ooh and ahh over each divine creation. Collections range from $3,000 to $10,000.
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California clairepettibone.com
For the Indie Bride
Love and Lace – It should be no surprise that you can find one of the best indie bridal salons in LA in the hip & trendy neighborhood of Echo Park. Gowns by Made With Love, Anais Annette, Laudae and more find home here with prices ranging from $1,400 to $2,000.
Echo Park, Los Angeles, California loveandlacebridalsalon.com
Lovely Bride – Alexandra Grecco, Rue de Seine, Theia & Jenny Yoo are just a few of the culty independent designers you'll find in the Lovely Bride's Pasadena salon. The self-proclaimed “OG indie bridal shop” offers styles from modern & sleek, wild & boho, classic, ethereal and more ranging in price from $1,200 to $5,800.
Pasadena, California lovelybride.com
For the Budget Bride
BHLDN – Bookmarked so many fabulous & trendy BHLDN wedding dresses on Pinterest you can't narrow it down? Well thankfully, you can try them on in person in their chic Beverly Hills salon. It's no secret what a steal of a deal you can snag at BHLDN – with dress prices starting in the low hundreds and sales often running deep, you don't have to sacrifice style for price! Prices currently range from $220 (seriously, check out this Meghan Markle-inspired gown!) to $4,000.
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California bhldn.com
Glamour Closet – Where do last season's designer wedding gowns go? Sample sales, and Glamour Closet is one of the biggest selection of barely worn designer dresses in Los Angeles. With a little TLC & tailoring you could score a major deal on a designer wedding gown – up to 75% off retail price. Even better, each year the shop donates a portion of their profits to benefit finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California glamourcloset.com
For the Custom Bride
Trish Peng – Have you been sketching your dream dress since childhood, or want something totally one-of-a-kind? Couture designer Trish Peng holds flagships in both Los Angeles and her native Auckland, New Zealand working with brides and giving a once-in-a-lifetime experience to create the custom wedding gown of their dreams. Taking a gander through past designs brides will find immaculate beading, figure-flattering silhouettes (a major benefit from getting a made-to-measure gown!) luxurious tulles, laces, silks & colors a-plenty!
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California trishpeng.com
Find all the bridal inspiration you need from our wedding dress section & make your shopping experience a flawless one with these essential tips. Thinking of shopping in the Big Apple? Find our picks for the 10 best bridal salons in New York City.