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The Best Wedding Dress Boutiques & Salons in Los Angeles

Now that engagement season is coming to a wrap, we’re excited for all you ladies out there to kick off your wedding dress shopping. Will you go ethereal? Boho? Modern and edgy? Classic and feminine? Whatever your style, for those of you based in LA or headed to LA to begin the process of hunting for the perfect thing to wear on your wedding day, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite places to shop all things bridal.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown
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Claire Pettibone

Beverly Hills, California
There’s nothing understated about the salon experience at Claire Pettibone’s Beverly Hills castle, but then again, why should there be. This extravagant setup is designed to make you feel as beautiful as you will on your wedding day, especially if you’ll be wearing one of these bespoke, romantic gowns.
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Grace Loves Lace

Venice, California
These Australian made gowns use French lace that’s sourced right from Calais. The result is a gorgeous collection of statement dresses that’ll make you look as amazing as you feel. Head to the Abbot Kinney flagship store to see these beauties firsthand.
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Gretchen Dawley

Los Angeles, California
If you’re looking for something locally made and way less mainstream, check out LA based designer Gretchen Dawley’s latest collection. Inspired by the timeworn and celebratory streets of Havana, each of the gowns has an incredible story to tell.

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Lovely Bride

Pasadena, California
Head out to Pasadena to try dresses from Jenny Yoo, Watters, Marchesa Notte and Rue de Seine amongst others. As far as the shopping experience at Lovely goes, think friendly and welcoming faces peddling indie labels with mid-range price points.
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Kinsley James

West Hollywood, California
Marchesa, Alyne and Liz Martinez are just a few of the designers you’ll find on the racks at Kinsley James in West Hollywood. If you’re interested in trunk shows, be sure to sign up to their newsletter and keep an eye on their events calendar.
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Loho Bride

Los Angeles, California
Geared toward the “insatiably curious” bride, Loho Bride on Melrose carries styles that range from edgy and minimalist to airy and ethereal. There’s a range of designers and price points here, and you’ll often find trunk shows on the calendar if that’s more your speed.
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Vera Wang

Beverly Hills, California
The exalted queen of wedding attire, Vera Wang has dressed everyone from Chelsea Clinton to Kim Kardashian on their wedding days, not to mention probably a handful of your own friends too. To be one of the Vera set, there’s a flagship location right on Rodeo Drive.
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Sarah Seven

Beverly Hills, California
Whimsical, romantic and glamorous are all words that could be used to describe Sarah Seven’s bridal collections. Totally in sync with the modern bride, this Beverly Hills shop is a great place to kick off your search, in that you probably won’t even need to look anywhere else.
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Panache Bridals

Los Angeles, California
Panache Bridal has locations in Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Costa Mesa and Santa Barbara. You’ll find some of the best labels on their racks, and the sample sales attract big crowds. Think Zuhair Murad, Badgley Mischka and Inbal Dror, just to name a few of the designers they carry.
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Monique Lhullier

Los Angeles, California
Easily one of today’s most trendsetting and prolific designers, Monique Lhullier has dressed countless celebrities not to mention all the gals next door. Her collections are always just the right balance of feminine, flattering and fashion forward. Oh, and there’s a flagship store right on Melrose Place that’ll help you get your gown and your bridesmaids’ dresses all sorted.
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Pebbles Bridal

Woodland Hills, California
Here’s a one-stop shop for both bridesmaids and bridal gowns. Pebbles Bridal has locations in Orange County and in Woodland Hills, carrying lines that include Pronovias, La Sposa and hundreds more. You’ll find over a thousand sample gowns in the showroom, so you’ll want to walk in with a plan.
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Della Curva

Tarzana, California
Curvy girls, this bridal shop is just for you! Della Curva carries sizes 16-34 exclusively and the sales reps here have extensive experience in finding the best styles and silhouettes for every body type. So go ahead and highlight those curves, ladies!

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