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Designer Loft

New York , NY

LOCATION

226 W 37th St, 2nd floor
New York, NY US 10018 (map)
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ABOUT US

Designer Loft is a boutique bridal salon located in the bridal district in midtown Manhattan. Our brides love us for providing a relaxed, fun, and pressure- free environment. Designer... Read more
Designer Loft is a boutique bridal salon located in the bridal district in midtown Manhattan. Our brides love us for providing a relaxed, fun, and pressure- free environment. Designer Loft carries a selection of designers including Jenny Packham, Matthew Christopher, Rosa Clara, San Patrick, and La Sposa among others. We also specialize in local custom designers that can literally make a bride's dream come true. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Veils

REVIEWS

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Gabrielle
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Designer Loft was amazing from the start! It was the last place I went to to look for my dress, and that is where I found the one. It is also the place my sister found her wedding dress, which was kind've cool and sentimental.

My attendant was great, she let us look through the dresses, and I found the exact Pronovias dress I had pictured in my head (after trying on many, many Pronovias dresses, and designing the perfect one in my head- they had it!) As soon as I put it on, we all knew it was the one.

After that, they were excellent about letting me book appointments around my schedule, especially since I had to travel from out of town. The seamstresses were amazing. At my final fitting, my hem was still too long (the bottom was a little complicated with many layers!) They fixed the hem right then and there so we could make sure it was perfect and that I wouldn't have to come back! They steamed and packaged the dress beautifully, and I couldn't wait to wear it.

I'm extremely happy to have used them!
Designer Loft was amazing from the start! It was the last place I went to to look for my dress, and that is where I found Read more...
Designer Loft was amazing from the start! It was the last place I went to to look for my dress, and that is where I found the one. It is also the place my sister found her wedding dress, which was kind've cool and sentimental.

My attendant was great, she let us look through the dresses, and I found the exact Pronovias dress I had pictured in my head (after trying on many, many Pronovias dresses, and designing the perfect one in my head- they had it!) As soon as I put it on, we all knew it was the one.

After that, they were excellent about letting me book appointments around my schedule, especially since I had to travel from out of town. The seamstresses were amazing. At my final fitting, my hem was still too long (the bottom was a little complicated with many layers!) They fixed the hem right then and there so we could make sure it was perfect and that I wouldn't have to come back! They steamed and packaged the dress beautifully, and I couldn't wait to wear it.

I'm extremely happy to have used them! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
3/30/2014
5.0/5.0
My dress was completely perfect! The sales process was great and the woman that helped me, Ellie was very nice and patient with positive attitudes. I recommend this place to all the brides.
My dress was completely perfect! The sales process was great and the woman that helped me, Ellie was very nice and patient Read more...
My dress was completely perfect! The sales process was great and the woman that helped me, Ellie was very nice and patient with positive attitudes. I recommend this place to all the brides. Read less
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kerrie
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about my experience at Designer Loft from the time I tried on dresses to the day I picked it up.
When I went to try on dresses with my girlfriends, the sales person was experienced, smart and brought me out of my comforrt zone to find the perfect dress! It was not what I was looking for but it looks like it was made for me and she knew it. Plus, unlike other bridal salons, they were not phased by my friends taking pictures of me in gowns. That was so refreshing and helpful.
When I picked up the dress, Liz, the owner helped me get the perfect finishing touches and didn't mind staying way after closing to make sure I was happy with everything. She then followed up the next day to make sure everything was ordered on time.
I am happy with my experience at the Designer Loft!
I loved everything about my experience at Designer Loft from the time I tried on dresses to the day I picked it up.
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I loved everything about my experience at Designer Loft from the time I tried on dresses to the day I picked it up.
When I went to try on dresses with my girlfriends, the sales person was experienced, smart and brought me out of my comforrt zone to find the perfect dress! It was not what I was looking for but it looks like it was made for me and she knew it. Plus, unlike other bridal salons, they were not phased by my friends taking pictures of me in gowns. That was so refreshing and helpful.
When I picked up the dress, Liz, the owner helped me get the perfect finishing touches and didn't mind staying way after closing to make sure I was happy with everything. She then followed up the next day to make sure everything was ordered on time.
I am happy with my experience at the Designer Loft! Read less
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Willie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife got her dress from here. Elegant and beautifully designed by San Patrick.
My wife got her dress from here. Elegant and beautifully designed by San Patrick.
My wife got her dress from here. Elegant and beautifully designed by San Patrick. Read less
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Erike
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I tried 20+ places in NYC to find a dress and was completely exhausted by the process. When my mom dragged me to Designer Loft I thought it would be another warehouse with rack after rack of dresses in bags stuffed together. Instead, we found ourselves in a beautiful space with very friendly staff and all of the dresses displayed gorgeously throughout the loft. They had a unique selection of gowns, along with very pretty accessories. It was small and intimate and didn't feel like so many of the appointments I had previously been on- rushed, falsely sweet and impersonal. I couldn't be happier with my dress and accessories I purchased here. They're also doing all of the alterations in house and I'm getting creative input on all the changes. I would recommend Designer Loft to any bride in NYC looking for a beautiful dress and shopping experience.
I tried 20+ places in NYC to find a dress and was completely exhausted by the process. When my mom dragged me to Designer Read more...
I tried 20+ places in NYC to find a dress and was completely exhausted by the process. When my mom dragged me to Designer Loft I thought it would be another warehouse with rack after rack of dresses in bags stuffed together. Instead, we found ourselves in a beautiful space with very friendly staff and all of the dresses displayed gorgeously throughout the loft. They had a unique selection of gowns, along with very pretty accessories. It was small and intimate and didn't feel like so many of the appointments I had previously been on- rushed, falsely sweet and impersonal. I couldn't be happier with my dress and accessories I purchased here. They're also doing all of the alterations in house and I'm getting creative input on all the changes. I would recommend Designer Loft to any bride in NYC looking for a beautiful dress and shopping experience. Read less
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Leona
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved my dress so much, as did everyone else at the wedding. I got so many compliments and people asking where I got my dress. Just amazing! And while I was picking my dress, I couldn't have been happier with the service. All the dresses I tried on fit me wonderfully and were comfortable but my ultimate decision was perfect for me. I only had a couple months to get the dress done and altered before my wedding and they rushed it for no extra fee and I had plenty of time for alterations. As with Designer Loft you will be paying more than David's Bridal but it was worth it to have a unique dress that nobody had seen before and especially when it is designed by San Patrick
I loved my dress so much, as did everyone else at the wedding. I got so many compliments and people asking where I got my Read more...
I loved my dress so much, as did everyone else at the wedding. I got so many compliments and people asking where I got my dress. Just amazing! And while I was picking my dress, I couldn't have been happier with the service. All the dresses I tried on fit me wonderfully and were comfortable but my ultimate decision was perfect for me. I only had a couple months to get the dress done and altered before my wedding and they rushed it for no extra fee and I had plenty of time for alterations. As with Designer Loft you will be paying more than David's Bridal but it was worth it to have a unique dress that nobody had seen before and especially when it is designed by San Patrick Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Designer Loft not only has a great selection of dresses, but they also have great customer service and really seem to care about their brides. I was planning my wedding in NYC in ~7 months and probably started my dress search a little on the late side. I was assured that my dress would arrive and I could get alterations on time which I did. I even added a blingy belt to my dress about 3 weeks before the wedding and they were able to accommodate. I had a wonderful experience with Designer Loft and would highly recommend them.
Designer Loft not only has a great selection of dresses, but they also have great customer service and really seem to care Read more...
Designer Loft not only has a great selection of dresses, but they also have great customer service and really seem to care about their brides. I was planning my wedding in NYC in ~7 months and probably started my dress search a little on the late side. I was assured that my dress would arrive and I could get alterations on time which I did. I even added a blingy belt to my dress about 3 weeks before the wedding and they were able to accommodate. I had a wonderful experience with Designer Loft and would highly recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The staff is extremely friendly and patient. I loved everything at Designer loft. Thank you so much for helping me find the perfect wedding dress!
The staff is extremely friendly and patient. I loved everything at Designer loft. Thank you so much for helping me find Read more...
The staff is extremely friendly and patient. I loved everything at Designer loft. Thank you so much for helping me find the perfect wedding dress! Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Designer Loft was the first place I visited when shopping for a wedding dress. Their staff was very, very helpful in suggesting flattering styles of dresses I never considered - I ultimately chose a dress that I never envisioned initially, but immediately fell in love with. It was a perfect fit, just my style, and accentuated my figure without much help from foundation garments. Further, their prices are incredibly affordable. I spent much less on my dress than I budgeted, including the cost of on-site alterations.
Designer Loft was the first place I visited when shopping for a wedding dress. Their staff was very, very helpful in Read more...
Designer Loft was the first place I visited when shopping for a wedding dress. Their staff was very, very helpful in suggesting flattering styles of dresses I never considered - I ultimately chose a dress that I never envisioned initially, but immediately fell in love with. It was a perfect fit, just my style, and accentuated my figure without much help from foundation garments. Further, their prices are incredibly affordable. I spent much less on my dress than I budgeted, including the cost of on-site alterations. Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
I got my gorgeous dress from The Designer Loft in New York City. My rep was Alana and the moment she saw me, she knew the designer that I would fall in love with...Jenny Packham from London. I was not into "frothy, confections" nor was I into anything that looked even remotely traditional...what I went with was a most ethereal, silk charmeuse w/a sheer silk overlayer w/aurora borealis crystal and natural pearls dangling from the low v-cut decolletage. My dress was gorgeous and everything I ever wanted.
I got my gorgeous dress from The Designer Loft in New York City. My rep was Alana and the moment she saw me, she knew the Read more...
I got my gorgeous dress from The Designer Loft in New York City. My rep was Alana and the moment she saw me, she knew the designer that I would fall in love with...Jenny Packham from London. I was not into "frothy, confections" nor was I into anything that looked even remotely traditional...what I went with was a most ethereal, silk charmeuse w/a sheer silk overlayer w/aurora borealis crystal and natural pearls dangling from the low v-cut decolletage. My dress was gorgeous and everything I ever wanted. Read less
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Montana
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Before coming to this shop, I visited three other bridal shops but didn't find "the Dress" so my friend recommended Designer Loft. I decided to make an appointment and come in. First impression was great, the staff is very friendly, and not pushy at all. After trying out different dresses I found the perfect wedding dress! Thank you :)
Before coming to this shop, I visited three other bridal shops but didn't find "the Dress" so my friend recommended Read more...
Before coming to this shop, I visited three other bridal shops but didn't find "the Dress" so my friend recommended Designer Loft. I decided to make an appointment and come in. First impression was great, the staff is very friendly, and not pushy at all. After trying out different dresses I found the perfect wedding dress! Thank you :) Read less
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Dennis
Wedding:
12/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife was looking for a wedding dress for her sisters wedding and stopped by Designer Loft to check out some dresses.
Elizabeth the Manager was so helpful that my wife decided to order a dress right on the spot.
Designer loft did the fitting and alterations and the dress was beautiful.
My wife was looking for a wedding dress for her sisters wedding and stopped by Designer Loft to check out some dresses. Read more...
My wife was looking for a wedding dress for her sisters wedding and stopped by Designer Loft to check out some dresses.
Elizabeth the Manager was so helpful that my wife decided to order a dress right on the spot.
Designer loft did the fitting and alterations and the dress was beautiful. Read less
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mrw03g
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I always check reviews before I buy at places, and was admittedly nervous about some of the negative reviews this place had. However, they were one of the only shops that sold the brand of dress I wanted to try on for my wedding. Within moments of arriving, I was in love!

I worked with several wonderful women since early summer 2011. They let me try on LOTS of dresses and wanted me to feel beautiful and comfortable... bonus, they are a shop that is OK with you taking photos. This is a huge deal to anyone who has family members not living in NYC.

Natasha was an amazing seamstress and Liz and all of her sales staff are truly a wonderful bunch that really just wants to ensure every bride has a perfect dress and day. They are organized, caring, helpful, and lovely. I can't rave enough about this place.

Even if you go with another shop in the end for your dress, it would be a mistake to miss this shop.
I always check reviews before I buy at places, and was admittedly nervous about some of the negative reviews this place Read more...
I always check reviews before I buy at places, and was admittedly nervous about some of the negative reviews this place had. However, they were one of the only shops that sold the brand of dress I wanted to try on for my wedding. Within moments of arriving, I was in love!

I worked with several wonderful women since early summer 2011. They let me try on LOTS of dresses and wanted me to feel beautiful and comfortable... bonus, they are a shop that is OK with you taking photos. This is a huge deal to anyone who has family members not living in NYC.

Natasha was an amazing seamstress and Liz and all of her sales staff are truly a wonderful bunch that really just wants to ensure every bride has a perfect dress and day. They are organized, caring, helpful, and lovely. I can't rave enough about this place.

Even if you go with another shop in the end for your dress, it would be a mistake to miss this shop. Read less
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DumboBride
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
I was planning my NYC wedding while living in Spain, and I flew to NY for one week to look at dresses. Designer Loft is one of the few salons in NY that carries Jenny Packham dresses, and so I had high hopes for my appointment. They did not let me down! I don't consider myself a princess bride. I wanted something classy and different, and they have so many dresses that fit this description. I was lucky enough to find a dress that fit my personality and the event perfectly, and it was on sale for half price! The atmosphere is friendly and intimate, and the people were very accommodating. Because I was only in town for a couple of weeks before the wedding they squeezed three dress fittings into two weeks. Thank you for making wedding dress shopping (which could have been stressful) into a lovely experience. See some pics of the dress here: http://mercinewyork.blogspot.com/search?q=tina&x=0&y=0
I was planning my NYC wedding while living in Spain, and I flew to NY for one week to look at dresses. Designer Loft is Read more...
I was planning my NYC wedding while living in Spain, and I flew to NY for one week to look at dresses. Designer Loft is one of the few salons in NY that carries Jenny Packham dresses, and so I had high hopes for my appointment. They did not let me down! I don't consider myself a princess bride. I wanted something classy and different, and they have so many dresses that fit this description. I was lucky enough to find a dress that fit my personality and the event perfectly, and it was on sale for half price! The atmosphere is friendly and intimate, and the people were very accommodating. Because I was only in town for a couple of weeks before the wedding they squeezed three dress fittings into two weeks. Thank you for making wedding dress shopping (which could have been stressful) into a lovely experience. See some pics of the dress here: http://mercinewyork.blogspot.com/search?q=tina&x=0&y=0 Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved Designer Loft! I went to Klienfelds and to Wedding Atelier, but I found the one at Designer Loft. They have a great selection of new and not mass-market designers, along with more popular brands. They also let you touch the gowns and go through them yourself, rather than only having an attendant bring you what she thinks you would want. I found an amazing La Spousa dress. It was very unique and I got compliments on it all night long.

The service also was great. Making alteration appointments were easy and they always started on time. The alterations came out perfect as well. The dress couldn't fit better. Go to Designer Loft!
I loved Designer Loft! I went to Klienfelds and to Wedding Atelier, but I found the one at Designer Loft. They have a Read more...
I loved Designer Loft! I went to Klienfelds and to Wedding Atelier, but I found the one at Designer Loft. They have a great selection of new and not mass-market designers, along with more popular brands. They also let you touch the gowns and go through them yourself, rather than only having an attendant bring you what she thinks you would want. I found an amazing La Spousa dress. It was very unique and I got compliments on it all night long.

The service also was great. Making alteration appointments were easy and they always started on time. The alterations came out perfect as well. The dress couldn't fit better. Go to Designer Loft! Read less
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Denilau
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at Designer Loft, they found me the perfect Jenny Packham dress and was able to order and alter in a very short time.
I had a wonderful experience at Designer Loft, they found me the perfect Jenny Packham dress and was able to order and Read more...
I had a wonderful experience at Designer Loft, they found me the perfect Jenny Packham dress and was able to order and alter in a very short time. Read less
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vespagirl
Wedding:
9/30/2008
5.0/5.0
My experience with Designer Loft was fantastic. I had my heart set on a specific Jenny Packham gown, but I was working on a cruise ship and was not able to come in to try on and order my dress.
We communicated via email up until it was time to order the gown, and they were very patient with me, helping me to choose the right size based on my measurements.
I called to place the order when we ported in Guatemala, and they ordered the gown and shipped it to my father in Florida. It was a very unusual way to order your wedding gown, but they took it in stride and were more than helpful.
The gown fit perfectly, too. No alterations necessary!
My experience with Designer Loft was fantastic. I had my heart set on a specific Jenny Packham gown, but I was working on Read more...
My experience with Designer Loft was fantastic. I had my heart set on a specific Jenny Packham gown, but I was working on a cruise ship and was not able to come in to try on and order my dress.
We communicated via email up until it was time to order the gown, and they were very patient with me, helping me to choose the right size based on my measurements.
I called to place the order when we ported in Guatemala, and they ordered the gown and shipped it to my father in Florida. It was a very unusual way to order your wedding gown, but they took it in stride and were more than helpful.
The gown fit perfectly, too. No alterations necessary! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much Designer Loft for helping me find the PERFECT wedding dress. It flattered my figure, and complemented my style. I wish I could wear it everyday! I love my La Sposa wedding dress, and I got so many complements!
Thank you so much Designer Loft for helping me find the PERFECT wedding dress. It flattered my figure, and complemented my Read more...
Thank you so much Designer Loft for helping me find the PERFECT wedding dress. It flattered my figure, and complemented my style. I wish I could wear it everyday! I love my La Sposa wedding dress, and I got so many complements! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.8/5.0
I had a great experience at the Designer Loft. I got my dress and all of the bridesmaids dresses here. They have a wonderful selection of quality dresses at reasonable prices and the sales women are not snobby. I have heard horror stories about brides getting their dresses ordered too large so that the bridal salons can make more money in alterations. This was not the case for me. My dress was sized perfectly with minor alterations.
I had a great experience at the Designer Loft. I got my dress and all of the bridesmaids dresses here. They have a Read more...
I had a great experience at the Designer Loft. I got my dress and all of the bridesmaids dresses here. They have a wonderful selection of quality dresses at reasonable prices and the sales women are not snobby. I have heard horror stories about brides getting their dresses ordered too large so that the bridal salons can make more money in alterations. This was not the case for me. My dress was sized perfectly with minor alterations. Read less
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Guadalupe
Wedding:
4/4/2013
4.8/5.0
Designer Loft Bride is a small quaint bridal shop for those brides who seek an intimate and personal feel to their bridal gown shopping experience. This bridal shop is also unique in that no one is forcing you to purchase a dress on your first visit. They are very respectful of your price range and the specifics of the gown you are seeking to get. I recall my first visit was on a whim after visiting several other bridal shops which left me annoyed and frustrated. Such was not the case at the Designer Loft. I arrived and was greeted with respect and pleasantness. The staff were really friendly and not pushy. After providing my price range for a wedding gown and the gown details and specifics we started to choose styles off the dress rack to try on. I immediately fell in love with a Paloma Blanca wedding gown. I had returned to the store a total of THREE times before deciding to purchase and each and every time I returned to try on the gown before making my final decision, the staff remained friendly, patient and pleasant, which is exactly what a bride needs. My alterations were also a pleasant experience. The seamstress was very talented and patient with me. I had to go for a total of 4 dress fittings because I am so petite in stature but at the end it was a beautiful and elegant result. I truly fell in love with the Designer Loft staff team and my Paloma Blanca wedding gown. Thank you, Designer Loft Bridal!
Designer Loft Bride is a small quaint bridal shop for those brides who seek an intimate and personal feel to their bridal Read more...
Designer Loft Bride is a small quaint bridal shop for those brides who seek an intimate and personal feel to their bridal gown shopping experience. This bridal shop is also unique in that no one is forcing you to purchase a dress on your first visit. They are very respectful of your price range and the specifics of the gown you are seeking to get. I recall my first visit was on a whim after visiting several other bridal shops which left me annoyed and frustrated. Such was not the case at the Designer Loft. I arrived and was greeted with respect and pleasantness. The staff were really friendly and not pushy. After providing my price range for a wedding gown and the gown details and specifics we started to choose styles off the dress rack to try on. I immediately fell in love with a Paloma Blanca wedding gown. I had returned to the store a total of THREE times before deciding to purchase and each and every time I returned to try on the gown before making my final decision, the staff remained friendly, patient and pleasant, which is exactly what a bride needs. My alterations were also a pleasant experience. The seamstress was very talented and patient with me. I had to go for a total of 4 dress fittings because I am so petite in stature but at the end it was a beautiful and elegant result. I truly fell in love with the Designer Loft staff team and my Paloma Blanca wedding gown. Thank you, Designer Loft Bridal! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/20/2012
4.7/5.0
I loved loved loved my sample La Sposa dress I bought here and got so many compliments. It was truely unique and so me. Alterations by Natasha were amazing, I can't believe how I was able to take the huge ballgown that the dress started as and turn it into the figure-flattering dress that was perfect for my destination wedding! She was extremely flexible for my half-dozen fitting appointments to get my dress just right; even staying late on Friday nights just to wait for me when my bus from Philadelphia was late on more than one occasion. It was a totally different dress and just perfect - exactly what I was looking for and dreaming of!
I loved loved loved my sample La Sposa dress I bought here and got so many compliments. It was truely unique and so me. Read more...
I loved loved loved my sample La Sposa dress I bought here and got so many compliments. It was truely unique and so me. Alterations by Natasha were amazing, I can't believe how I was able to take the huge ballgown that the dress started as and turn it into the figure-flattering dress that was perfect for my destination wedding! She was extremely flexible for my half-dozen fitting appointments to get my dress just right; even staying late on Friday nights just to wait for me when my bus from Philadelphia was late on more than one occasion. It was a totally different dress and just perfect - exactly what I was looking for and dreaming of! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/15/2013
4.6/5.0
I came to this boutique about three times--each time to look at the same dress that found me. I had been elsewhere and felt completely overwhelmed by the "pick it yourself" aspect of two other boutiques I had gone to and found it a huge turn off.

So I came back here--each time I looked at the same Janet Nelson Kumar dress. I originally had a very different dress in mind, but there was the dress--on the rack--asking me to try it on.

The 3rd time I went back to try on the same dress, it was no longer there. The designer herself had picked it up so that she could re-work the sample. Seeing me crestfallen, the ladies of the boutique actually called Janet and asked her to bring back the sample! I made another appointment, and two days later Janet herself came in with the MORNING GLORY sample for me to try on.

Well. As I said, my dress found me. I am not only petite, but I have a short torso. And Janet is what I would call “old-school”. The dress was made to fit my exact dimensions. This is not a factory-made dress—which had it been, the seamstresses who work at the boutique would have had to completely dismantle the dress to shorten the torso.

I had a really good experience here and was greeted with friendly smiles and good humor. I’d recommend this place in a heart beat.
I came to this boutique about three times--each time to look at the same dress that found me. I had been elsewhere and Read more...
I came to this boutique about three times--each time to look at the same dress that found me. I had been elsewhere and felt completely overwhelmed by the "pick it yourself" aspect of two other boutiques I had gone to and found it a huge turn off.

So I came back here--each time I looked at the same Janet Nelson Kumar dress. I originally had a very different dress in mind, but there was the dress--on the rack--asking me to try it on.

The 3rd time I went back to try on the same dress, it was no longer there. The designer herself had picked it up so that she could re-work the sample. Seeing me crestfallen, the ladies of the boutique actually called Janet and asked her to bring back the sample! I made another appointment, and two days later Janet herself came in with the MORNING GLORY sample for me to try on.

Well. As I said, my dress found me. I am not only petite, but I have a short torso. And Janet is what I would call “old-school”. The dress was made to fit my exact dimensions. This is not a factory-made dress—which had it been, the seamstresses who work at the boutique would have had to completely dismantle the dress to shorten the torso.

I had a really good experience here and was greeted with friendly smiles and good humor. I’d recommend this place in a heart beat. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.2/5.0
I bought a dress from Designer Loft in October 2013 for my wedding in May. The owner was able to give me a discount as I puprchased it during the trunk show. The dress was gorgeous (well, I think every bride says it, lol). Service was good, alterations required 4 meetings. Natasha is a great professional in alterations and she met all of my requirements. My only copmlain was the fact that the dress was ready only on the night right before my wedding (I came in the morning a day before the wedding to pick it up and the length has not been altered, as they claimed, they forgot). But they hurried up to do it! My second BIG complain was the veil: it was complimentary with my dress and i never knew i had to check the way it's made because on the day of the wedding my hairdresser had to do magic to make it look nice (the veil wasnt even on the comb). All in all, everything was ok and if you are looking for a good deal for Rosa Clara or Aire Barcelona, go there!
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I bought a dress from Designer Loft in October 2013 for my wedding in May. The owner was able to give me a discount as I puprchased it during the trunk show. The dress was gorgeous (well, I think every bride says it, lol). Service was good, alterations required 4 meetings. Natasha is a great professional in alterations and she met all of my requirements. My only copmlain was the fact that the dress was ready only on the night right before my wedding (I came in the morning a day before the wedding to pick it up and the length has not been altered, as they claimed, they forgot). But they hurried up to do it! My second BIG complain was the veil: it was complimentary with my dress and i never knew i had to check the way it's made because on the day of the wedding my hairdresser had to do magic to make it look nice (the veil wasnt even on the comb). All in all, everything was ok and if you are looking for a good deal for Rosa Clara or Aire Barcelona, go there! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.2/5.0
I purchased my wedding gown from Designer Loft a few months back, a sample sale gown by Alexis Georgio.

On the day of our appointment, we were greeted in their 2nd floor space and given free reign to peruse through their racks of dresses while their sales person (I forget her name, short blond hair, super friendly) also pulled some dresses. She was really helpful and immediately picked up on the style I was going for.

The only issues I ran into were after I purchased the dress -- I also paid to have the dress dry cleaned and small fixes made (few beads had fallen off) and when they called for me to pick up the dress after a few weeks it clearly had not been touched -- no dry cleaning or fixing of beading, etc. This actually happened TWICE -- the first time I noticed it in the studio and told them immediately, but the second time I had to return the dress to them after getting it all the way home which was really annoying as it's not easy getting around NYC with a wedding gown.

I'm honestly not sure to this day if they actually dry cleaned the dress, as it seemed to be in the same exact plastic wrap through the entire process but oh well!

Anyway, it was still WAY LESS than most gowns go for, SO, I would recommend them but advise that you have to be vigilant about calling them and making sure things get taken care of. If they were a little more professional post-sales they would get 5 stars all around. I'd still recommend them to a friend though for the bargain!
I purchased my wedding gown from Designer Loft a few months back, a sample sale gown by Alexis Georgio.

On the Read more...
I purchased my wedding gown from Designer Loft a few months back, a sample sale gown by Alexis Georgio.

On the day of our appointment, we were greeted in their 2nd floor space and given free reign to peruse through their racks of dresses while their sales person (I forget her name, short blond hair, super friendly) also pulled some dresses. She was really helpful and immediately picked up on the style I was going for.

The only issues I ran into were after I purchased the dress -- I also paid to have the dress dry cleaned and small fixes made (few beads had fallen off) and when they called for me to pick up the dress after a few weeks it clearly had not been touched -- no dry cleaning or fixing of beading, etc. This actually happened TWICE -- the first time I noticed it in the studio and told them immediately, but the second time I had to return the dress to them after getting it all the way home which was really annoying as it's not easy getting around NYC with a wedding gown.

I'm honestly not sure to this day if they actually dry cleaned the dress, as it seemed to be in the same exact plastic wrap through the entire process but oh well!

Anyway, it was still WAY LESS than most gowns go for, SO, I would recommend them but advise that you have to be vigilant about calling them and making sure things get taken care of. If they were a little more professional post-sales they would get 5 stars all around. I'd still recommend them to a friend though for the bargain! Read less
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JillMarie_04
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.2/5.0
I drove 5 hours to shop for dresses in NYC, The only concern I have with this establishment is the way they treat you when you are a younger bride. My first impression of the place was a bad one. "When don't do prom", was all she said, I am happy that I considered even staying there. They turned out to be wonderfull and I love every dress I tried on. I would recommend this place but FYI .. Do make an appointment, they weren't pleased with me. But I love my dress and It turned out to be a great experience
I drove 5 hours to shop for dresses in NYC, The only concern I have with this establishment is the way they treat you when Read more...
I drove 5 hours to shop for dresses in NYC, The only concern I have with this establishment is the way they treat you when you are a younger bride. My first impression of the place was a bad one. "When don't do prom", was all she said, I am happy that I considered even staying there. They turned out to be wonderfull and I love every dress I tried on. I would recommend this place but FYI .. Do make an appointment, they weren't pleased with me. But I love my dress and It turned out to be a great experience Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/4/2013
4.0/5.0
I bought my wedding dress at Designer Loft when I was visiting from out of town. They had the one I had previously tried on and I'm so glad I went to Designer Loft to buy it. I went on a Friday morning so we were the only ones there, and Elly was extremely helpful and patient with us - letting me try the same dresses multiple times. I couldn't make a decision that day so they let me come back on Sunday to buy the dress I wanted, which I did. Their shop is adorable and they have a really wide selection. The only thing I would've changed is telling them an earlier wedding date. I bought my dress in December and told them my wedding was in October. Elly told me it would take 4-5 months, so I expected to get it in April or May. By mid-May I hadn't heard anything from them so I called and they told me it was on it's way. After plenty of follow-up calls, they told me that they place the order depending on the wedding date, not when you order the dress. I guess it doesn't pay to plan ahead and buy your dress early then. I didn't end up getting my dress until mid-July, and I know I still had plenty of time, I just wish they would've told me 7-8 months in the first place and it would've saved me a lot of worry.
I bought my wedding dress at Designer Loft when I was visiting from out of town. They had the one I had previously tried Read more...
I bought my wedding dress at Designer Loft when I was visiting from out of town. They had the one I had previously tried on and I'm so glad I went to Designer Loft to buy it. I went on a Friday morning so we were the only ones there, and Elly was extremely helpful and patient with us - letting me try the same dresses multiple times. I couldn't make a decision that day so they let me come back on Sunday to buy the dress I wanted, which I did. Their shop is adorable and they have a really wide selection. The only thing I would've changed is telling them an earlier wedding date. I bought my dress in December and told them my wedding was in October. Elly told me it would take 4-5 months, so I expected to get it in April or May. By mid-May I hadn't heard anything from them so I called and they told me it was on it's way. After plenty of follow-up calls, they told me that they place the order depending on the wedding date, not when you order the dress. I guess it doesn't pay to plan ahead and buy your dress early then. I didn't end up getting my dress until mid-July, and I know I still had plenty of time, I just wish they would've told me 7-8 months in the first place and it would've saved me a lot of worry. Read less
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Nicole&Chris
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.0/5.0
I liked Designer Loft, but you don't always get the best service over the phone. In person, however, they treated me like a star. (And I wasn't always the easiest person to deal with, to be honest.) I got a Jenny Packham dress, and they had all the accessories I wanted (NOT cheesy ones either!) for a great price and looked fab on my wedding day. I had my doubts about the dress though - but remember: they don't do exchanges, or returns. So be SURE when you're buying. I would go back & recommend my friends.
I liked Designer Loft, but you don't always get the best service over the phone. In person, however, they treated me like Read more...
I liked Designer Loft, but you don't always get the best service over the phone. In person, however, they treated me like a star. (And I wasn't always the easiest person to deal with, to be honest.) I got a Jenny Packham dress, and they had all the accessories I wanted (NOT cheesy ones either!) for a great price and looked fab on my wedding day. I had my doubts about the dress though - but remember: they don't do exchanges, or returns. So be SURE when you're buying. I would go back & recommend my friends. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.9/5.0
DL was wonderful to work with.
DL was wonderful to work with.
DL was wonderful to work with. Read less
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DTarkowski
Wedding:
10/28/2006
3.9/5.0
At the end of the day, my dress was beautiful, but it was a stressful road to get there. When I first visited Designer Loft, I thought their selection was outstanding - really unique dresses that weren't a fortune. I live in Chicago, but bought my dress in New York. I ordered a dress that was to be made in Spain and I was told I would be called when it arrived so I could fly in for my fittings. A month or two later, I received a call that my dress was ready. So, I flew from Chicago to New York for my fitting. Upon arrival, they take the dress out of the box and its completely the wrong color! I obviously wasn't going to alter the wrong color dress, so they said they would call me in a few days once they sorted this out with the Spanish designer. I was freaking out at this point, because the wedding was approaching and I didn't have a dress. Then I received word that the dress doesn't even come in the color I ordered! (Keep in mind that I have already paid in full for my dress and veil - which were two different colors). As a solution, they told me that they would custom make the dress and "I would never know the difference." Well, believe it or not, they were right. They emailed me pictures at every step of the dress making process to show me how it was coming along and when I flew back to New York again, I looked at the dresses side by side and really could not tell the difference. The dress was beautiful and they turned what could have been a disaster into a great solution. My only real gripe is that I wish they would have caught the color mistake early in the process so I didn't have to waste airfare and hotel for a fitting that never happened. They ended up comp-ing all the alterations.
At the end of the day, my dress was beautiful, but it was a stressful road to get there. When I first visited Designer Read more...
At the end of the day, my dress was beautiful, but it was a stressful road to get there. When I first visited Designer Loft, I thought their selection was outstanding - really unique dresses that weren't a fortune. I live in Chicago, but bought my dress in New York. I ordered a dress that was to be made in Spain and I was told I would be called when it arrived so I could fly in for my fittings. A month or two later, I received a call that my dress was ready. So, I flew from Chicago to New York for my fitting. Upon arrival, they take the dress out of the box and its completely the wrong color! I obviously wasn't going to alter the wrong color dress, so they said they would call me in a few days once they sorted this out with the Spanish designer. I was freaking out at this point, because the wedding was approaching and I didn't have a dress. Then I received word that the dress doesn't even come in the color I ordered! (Keep in mind that I have already paid in full for my dress and veil - which were two different colors). As a solution, they told me that they would custom make the dress and "I would never know the difference." Well, believe it or not, they were right. They emailed me pictures at every step of the dress making process to show me how it was coming along and when I flew back to New York again, I looked at the dresses side by side and really could not tell the difference. The dress was beautiful and they turned what could have been a disaster into a great solution. My only real gripe is that I wish they would have caught the color mistake early in the process so I didn't have to waste airfare and hotel for a fitting that never happened. They ended up comp-ing all the alterations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
I was looking for a Rosa Clara dress and this was one of the few or only local places that carried them. I had an excellent experience looking for a dress. Ellie was so kind and helpful and I didn't feel any of the pretentiousness or pressure that I felt at the other bridal salons. I was totally comfortable and felt that I ended up with a great deal on a dress that I absolutely loved, after trying on many at several different salons.

I would totally recommend shopping for your dress here- - HOWEVER, I was very unhappy with my alterations. My dress was still too big on me on the day of my wedding, despite my expressing concerns numerous times about it being too loose around the bust, waist, etc. They kept telling me that it was fine and I listened because I didn't really know any better, but looking back (and looking now at my wedding pictures!), the alterations were definitely subpar (and yet still expensive) and the dress was not fitted to me anywhere close to how it should have been.
I was looking for a Rosa Clara dress and this was one of the few or only local places that carried them. I had an Read more...
I was looking for a Rosa Clara dress and this was one of the few or only local places that carried them. I had an excellent experience looking for a dress. Ellie was so kind and helpful and I didn't feel any of the pretentiousness or pressure that I felt at the other bridal salons. I was totally comfortable and felt that I ended up with a great deal on a dress that I absolutely loved, after trying on many at several different salons.

I would totally recommend shopping for your dress here- - HOWEVER, I was very unhappy with my alterations. My dress was still too big on me on the day of my wedding, despite my expressing concerns numerous times about it being too loose around the bust, waist, etc. They kept telling me that it was fine and I listened because I didn't really know any better, but looking back (and looking now at my wedding pictures!), the alterations were definitely subpar (and yet still expensive) and the dress was not fitted to me anywhere close to how it should have been. Read less
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els112
Wedding:
8/8/2009
3.3/5.0
I was pretty disappointed with the service I received at Designer Loft. Each time I called or visited I had to interact with a different salesperson and each time was required to re-explain my situation (out of state customer planning a destination wedding). When it came time to ship the dress the woman I worked with was extremely rude and unprofessional in planning when/where/how to ship.

Laura was the nicest saleswoman to work with - I wish I could have dealt with her every time!
I was pretty disappointed with the service I received at Designer Loft. Each time I called or visited I had to interact Read more...
I was pretty disappointed with the service I received at Designer Loft. Each time I called or visited I had to interact with a different salesperson and each time was required to re-explain my situation (out of state customer planning a destination wedding). When it came time to ship the dress the woman I worked with was extremely rude and unprofessional in planning when/where/how to ship.

Laura was the nicest saleswoman to work with - I wish I could have dealt with her every time! Read less
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aimodestructo
Wedding:
10/6/2007
3.3/5.0
My dress was gorgeous, the people were friendly, but I felt duped into getting alterations (they had my exact measurements, why did they order it two sizes too large?), and the dress was too delicate for major alterations. I lived hours away and had to make several extra trips because of this. Considering the price I paid for the dress, I was hoping for something a little more out of the business.
My dress was gorgeous, the people were friendly, but I felt duped into getting alterations (they had my exact Read more...
My dress was gorgeous, the people were friendly, but I felt duped into getting alterations (they had my exact measurements, why did they order it two sizes too large?), and the dress was too delicate for major alterations. I lived hours away and had to make several extra trips because of this. Considering the price I paid for the dress, I was hoping for something a little more out of the business. Read less
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klj518
Wedding:
5/16/2009
2.3/5.0
I had a dress custom made. The designer herself was wonderful, and the dress ultimately came out beautifully. Other than that, the entire process was a nightmare from start to finish. Appointments were canceled upon arrival, after I had confirmed them the same day since I had to travel a significant distance, numerous mistakes were made, and to top it all off, there were problems with my dress when I went to pick it up. This was by far the biggest headache of the entire wedding planning process. I don't think I'm allowed enough space here to fully get out my entire rant about this.
I had a dress custom made. The designer herself was wonderful, and the dress ultimately came out beautifully. Other than Read more...
I had a dress custom made. The designer herself was wonderful, and the dress ultimately came out beautifully. Other than that, the entire process was a nightmare from start to finish. Appointments were canceled upon arrival, after I had confirmed them the same day since I had to travel a significant distance, numerous mistakes were made, and to top it all off, there were problems with my dress when I went to pick it up. This was by far the biggest headache of the entire wedding planning process. I don't think I'm allowed enough space here to fully get out my entire rant about this. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/6/2012
2.0/5.0
The shop had a decent selection of dresses and my dress turned out wonderful, however, in the months between ordering the dress and picking it up, I was very unhappy with the fittings. I was very worried it would not turn out as I had hoped, to the point I started looking at other dresses. The tailors here could not articulate what they were still going to do to the dress and left me feeling unhappy with the dress until the day of the wedding when they finally pinned the bodice down. Overall, not sure I would recommend this to my friends.
The shop had a decent selection of dresses and my dress turned out wonderful, however, in the months between ordering the Read more...
The shop had a decent selection of dresses and my dress turned out wonderful, however, in the months between ordering the dress and picking it up, I was very unhappy with the fittings. I was very worried it would not turn out as I had hoped, to the point I started looking at other dresses. The tailors here could not articulate what they were still going to do to the dress and left me feeling unhappy with the dress until the day of the wedding when they finally pinned the bodice down. Overall, not sure I would recommend this to my friends. Read less
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RU
Wedding:
8/26/2012
1.8/5.0
I had a perfect wedding day. Everything was perfect. EXCEPT my DRESS. It was two-toned (two different colors, part white and part ivory, not part of the design) . They were still rushing my alterations a few days before my wedding, claiming a seamstress is in the hospital and they\'re all backed up, and they were NOT polite when I pointed out several problems with the dress, because they just wanted me to be done and out of there. On my wedding day, there were awful ripples in the bodice that I complained about several times to the seamstress and it was never resolved. The lace neckline, that I loved when trying on the dress, was destroyed in the alterations process. All of my pictures give me such heartache. The dress was beautiful, please please PLEASE go elsewhere for alterations. I absolutely wasted my money here.
I had a perfect wedding day. Everything was perfect. EXCEPT my DRESS. It was two-toned (two different colors, part white Read more...
I had a perfect wedding day. Everything was perfect. EXCEPT my DRESS. It was two-toned (two different colors, part white and part ivory, not part of the design) . They were still rushing my alterations a few days before my wedding, claiming a seamstress is in the hospital and they\'re all backed up, and they were NOT polite when I pointed out several problems with the dress, because they just wanted me to be done and out of there. On my wedding day, there were awful ripples in the bodice that I complained about several times to the seamstress and it was never resolved. The lace neckline, that I loved when trying on the dress, was destroyed in the alterations process. All of my pictures give me such heartache. The dress was beautiful, please please PLEASE go elsewhere for alterations. I absolutely wasted my money here. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/28/2013
0.5/5.0
I went to Designer Loft because they were the only salon that sold Cristiano Lucci. While I tried on gowns, the staff was very friendly. Once I placed my order and left, everything changed. I wanted to go in to see my gown so I can pick proper accessories and they told me I could only go certain days because they were too busy on Saturdays to see me. When I went in for my first fitting (after they called to schedule me), I drove down to Manhattan, parked in an expensive lot, and waited 30 minutes in the salon only to find out that my dress was NOT there. I was livid (I still am!). I went back to pick up my dress and took it elsewhere for alterations. I would NEVER recommend this salon to anyone. The staff, especially the manager, is incredibly rude and unprofessional. STAY AWAY!
I went to Designer Loft because they were the only salon that sold Cristiano Lucci. While I tried on gowns, the staff was Read more...
I went to Designer Loft because they were the only salon that sold Cristiano Lucci. While I tried on gowns, the staff was very friendly. Once I placed my order and left, everything changed. I wanted to go in to see my gown so I can pick proper accessories and they told me I could only go certain days because they were too busy on Saturdays to see me. When I went in for my first fitting (after they called to schedule me), I drove down to Manhattan, parked in an expensive lot, and waited 30 minutes in the salon only to find out that my dress was NOT there. I was livid (I still am!). I went back to pick up my dress and took it elsewhere for alterations. I would NEVER recommend this salon to anyone. The staff, especially the manager, is incredibly rude and unprofessional. STAY AWAY! Read less
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