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On top of this month's big sample sales from Rachel Comey, Helmut Lang, Otte and plenty more, the July sample sale calendar includes one very specific trend: bridal. Between Kleinfeld, Vera Wang, and Bridal Reflections, there are three ways to save big on wedding gowns. We've broken each of them down after the jump.
In addition to offering up designer sample gowns from $699 (labels include Pnina Tornai, Amsale, and Reem Acra), the major Kleinfeld sale next Tuesday will feature a live DJ set, Baked by Melissa wedding cake treats, a photobooth, and a Hawaii honeymoon giveaway. Plus Kleinfeld's Fashion Director Terry Hall and the Say Yes to the Dress cast will be on-site offering expert advice.
With gowns, veils, and accessories at up to 70% off retail, Vera Wang's Bridal Collection sample sale on July 20th is a must for budget brides with champagne dreams. Bonus: It's happening inside the brand's luxe showroom overlooking Madison Square Park so you can feel extra fancy. Go early to ensure prime picks.
Family-run, chandelier-lit Bridal Reflections is known for its personal service and (relatively) affordable prices, making its sample sale on July 31st a surefire bet. With prices on gowns by Ines Di Santo, Lazaro, and Jim Hjelm topping off at $895, you might not feel so bad splurging on a pair of glittery Jimmy Choo's. Note: this one's cash only.—Hali Berman
Update: The Kleinfeld sale is on Tuesday July 15th, not Wednesday the 16th as originally reported.
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