A good dress is hard to find, but luckily, there’s no shortage of dress stores in NYC. At these clothing stores, find dresses that are stylish yet comfortable, dressy but not overdone, versatile but not generic. Whether you’re looking for your perfect staple dress or a special vintage clothing look, shop at New York’s best dress stores before hitting the best jewelry stores and shoe stores to accessorize yourself to perfection as the most stylish New Yorker.
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Best dress stores in NYC
If you’re on a mission to find a dress, leaving Bloomingdale’s without one is nearly impossible. Start on the second floor, where contemporary designers’ pods and sale racks hold stylish treasures. Then head upstairs, where a floor devoted to formal dresses from labels like Parker Black is your evening-wear showroom. Take advantage of the in-house tailors and arrange alterations on the spot.
On 5F, Bergdorf’s contemporary level, you’ll find dresses from designers like Rebecca Taylor and Milly, ranging from cute but cheap clothing to affordable evening styles. Up on the sixth floor, you’ll find more extravagantly priced evening gowns that go unmatched with any store in the city. Consult a complimentary personal stylist to help find and accessorize the dress of your dreams.
Designer dresses worn once (or never) crowd the racks at this consignment shop, where familiar tags like BCBG, Prada, Alice & Olivia and more are often seen. Inventory at STA’s multiple stores is constantly changing, so stop by weekly before your big event to see what discounted gem you can find.