Crafter’s haven M&J Trimming, the Garment District staple that sells decorative ribbons, fringe and buttons, introduced its revamped bridal selection with a swanky new salon. What previously was just two cases of bridal baubles is now a separate space tucked in the back of the shop, elegantly outfitted with plush seating, full-body mirrors and soft lighting. Walk-ins are welcome for an experience tailored to each bride’s budget, as bridal manager Laurie Savino doles out styling advice while showing customers premade selections both simple and outrageous. Peer through glass cases on each wall to pick out headpieces ($100–$900), handmade silk flowers ($36–$143) and purses ($99–$250) from labels Stephanie Browne Australia, Thomas Knoell, Lori London and M&J’s own house line. Engaged gals can also order custom-made veils ($100–$1,650) in any length and material, including Chantilly and mantilla lace. For those seeking royal embellishments à la William and Kate’s fairy-tale wedding, you’ll find fascinators ($75–$325) and an exact replica of the duchess’s tiara ($375) for sale. More subdued brides can get a hint of bling with Haute Bride hairpins ($65 each) and M&J’s selection of Swarovski crystal trims and silk ribbons that can be fashioned into belts ($125–$325).
M&J Bridal Salon
|Venue name:||M&J Bridal Salon||Contact:|
1008 Sixth Ave
|Cross street:||between 37th and 38th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 9am–8pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq|