Carol Hannah

307 West 38th Street 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018 Map · Phone number
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About Carol Hannah

Carol Hannah is a luxury wedding gown designer with an intimate bridal boutique located in the heart of New York City.

Our whimsical and modern wedding dresses are handmade to order in-house by a team of talented artisans.

Couture but inclusive and classic but cutting-edge, we specialize in the non-traditional: color, texture and architectural details.

A ONE-ON-ONE GOWN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

We like to think of our studio as a little hidden gem in the garment district. We only see one bride at a time and a dedicated stylist will be your point person from purchase to pickup. (Is there anything worse than looking at a bride in another fitting room in the same dress you’re trying on? No thank you.)

SHOP WHERE IT’S MADE

Shop every gown in our current and past collections.

Wipe away all those alterations nightmare stories you've heard - we work hand in hand with you to make sure every style line and detail is precisely how you want it.

HEAD TO TOE STYLING

We offer:

-Bridal gowns start at about $2000, most fall between $3500 - $6500

-Mother of the bride gowns ($685-2500)

-Party, shower, and honeymoon Little White Dresses ($395-1495)

-Veils, headpieces, belts, and accessories

We also offer in house alterations and full customization - tweak a current style or start from scratch! Fully custom gowns opening at $7000.

WE BELIEVE IN #MADE IN NY

We make every gown right here, one at a time, by hand. No mass production overseas here! This lets us implement the highest quality techniques – French seams, baby seams, tiny baby hems, building our own corsets, hand draping – while allowing tons of flexibility in sizing and timing. We can adjust our patterns for uncommon body proportions within production and we can do it fast. Need a dress in a week? Done. Need a super specific shade of blush? We can make it. Got big tatas and a tiny waist? High five, we’ve got you covered (literally).

WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY YOU CAN FEEL.

TEXTILES

Carol Hannah always says that she moved to New York for fabric. Our aesthetic starts with the absolute best quality silk textiles you can find, many of which are woven exclusively for us at the most prestigious European mills in the industry. Our embellishments are developed from the fabric itself to create organic texture. We build a 100% silk foundation into the interior all of our gowns­. You may not see it in something like a draped gown because it is within the layers, but you can definitely feel the difference on your body and see the support it provides without being stiff and uncomfortable. Our gowns feel as good and move as well as they look.

FIT

Fit is paramount when it comes to your gown. By incorporating your fittings into your gowns production schedule, we ensure that the completed garment fits you perfectly while maintaining the carefully designed style lines and details that make it so special. We’re with you every single step of the way and the same seamstresses that produce your gown do your alterations. Let us wipe away your alterations nightmares!

TECHNIQUE

There are no shortcuts. There is no machine stamping out a dozen a minute. We do this this same way generations before us did, in the same buildings no less, on the same few blocks in the middle of NYC’s Garment District. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

WE BELIEVE IN MAKING IT YOUR OWN

We love tweaking our styles to suit our brides. As long as it makes sense aesthetically and is on point with our brand, we’ll do it.

WE BELIEVE IN MAGIC.

We are super passionate about dresses and keep our production more exclusive because we care about every little detail. As an independent design house, we are driven by the artistic side of fashion more than the commercial. Yes, we want to sell our dresses, but we won’t sacrifice true design and innovation just to do that. Our point of view is truly unique and we don’t try to just do our version of what’s already out there. Our customers are looking for something different and we offer that in the best quality possible.

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Come shop our dreamy racks!
A little color never hurts!
A little color never hurts!
Finish with accessories!
Finish with accessories!
Gowns, separates, and shorties
Gowns, separates, and shorties
Organic details
Organic details
Welcome to the design studio.
Welcome to the design studio.
Hand draped italian silks
Hand draped italian silks
From doodle to dress
From doodle to dress
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Independent bridal designer.
Independent bridal designer.
Sewn in house by our own team.
Sewn in house by our own team.
Made in NY!
Made in NY!
Made to order, made to you!
Made to order, made to you!
It all starts with the fabric.
It all starts with the fabric.
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Maquette
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Perennial
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Eyre Gown
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Sable
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Cerulean
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Sinopia
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Kensington
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Triteia
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Xyris
Coralia
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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ashley M. · Getting married on 07/08/2021

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      5.0

    Magical, uplifting, a breeze

    After searching high and low for a wedding dress designer that would make a red gown for a plus-size bride at a reasonable price (for me, reasonable meant about $5,000--I know that isn't reasonable for everyone), I found Carol Hannah, and I'm so lucky I did. The sales and production staff made me feel very welcome at every visit--by the end of the process, I felt genuine affection for the whole team. They had sample sizes that fit me (I'm a size 16), so that I could actually try on the real dresses, and they were incredibly patient as I wavered between two very different gowns. When I finally settled on one, they worked with me on a few changes I needed (raising the back and letting one of the pleats out in the front), and they found the perfect shade of red material. The finished gown was so much more beautiful than I even imagined my dress would be. They were even willing to add a modesty panel to the dress at the last minute so I could wear it to my second wedding reception in India. The process was more than smooth from beginning to end, and I highly recommend Carol Hannah. Even if they seem a bit out of your price range, it might be worth it for the peace of mind and uplifting experience.

    Sent on 10/28/2019
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    Lisa · Married on 06/05/2021

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    amazing experience

    I loved visiting the Carol Hannah showroom! I scheduled an appt online with gowns that I was interested in and a budget. I was warmly greeted and walked through the process by Dara, who was so friendly and considerate. We narrowed down the styles I liked best and tried on a good number of items. Different bodices and different skirts to get a good idea, and a few tricks to try to imagine the different types of alterations that could be made. I really liked that they can build the gown for you, to fit, with room for flexibility- couture. After 90 mins I was very happy with what I had tried on and had a better sense of what I was comfortable in and what I was looking for. Dara understood what I was looking for, knew the collection very well, and offered great suggestions. I wasn't entirely sold then and there since it's kind of a big decision! She emailed to follow up and also emailed when they had a sample that I might be interested in, as well as new gowns from CH's new line that I might be interested in. She booked me for an appt the next day, for 1 hr, where I tried on the sample and re-tried a few others. I ended up buying the sample, it was a great deal in perfect condition. I would recommend visiting the NYC showroom to anyone looking, and would love to return in the future!

    Sent on 11/01/2020
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    Julia W. · Married on 11/02/2020

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    Wonderful place to get that dress!

    Carol Hannah was the second place I went dress shopping. I tried on maybe 10 dresses my first visit there, all of which somehow fit exactly what I wanted while being incredibly difficult. I waffled and waffled and came back to re-try dresses and start over. Nhi and the team were incredibly patient and supportive, but were never pushy. I knew that if I were going to spend months coming in for fittings, this is where I wanted to do it, and I was delighted to find a dress that really worked for me. I ended up also getting the bulk of my accessories there as well - a beautiful belt and a hair piece that I truly adored. I highly recommend this experience and the dresses that come as a result!

    Sent on 05/02/2019

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Carol Hannah FAQ

  • What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?
    $1,000 - $2,499
    $2,500 - $3,999
    $4,000 - $6,499
    $6,500 - $7,999
    $8,000+
  • How do you price dress alterations?
    Flat Fee
  • Who do you provide services for?
    Bride
    Bridesmaids
    Mother of the Bride
    Mother of the Groom
  • Which of the following services do you provide?
    Alterations
    Appointments Only
    Full Customization
    Sample Sales
    Trunk Shows
  • Which of the following items do you offer?
    Bridal Belts
    Bridal Gowns
    Formal Gowns
    Hair Accessories
    Jewelry
    Plus Size Gowns
    Veils
  • What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?
    Less than 6 months
  • How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
    Annually
    Seasonally
  • What is your return policy?
    Final Sales

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    Carol Hannah's creations are ethereal, imaginative and nothing short of poetic. She is a wonderful person to work, down to earth and incredibly creative --- highly highly recommended!

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  • 307 West 38th Street 20th Floor New York, NY, 10018 See on map
    2125648014 (Phone number)
    10:00-6:00 (closed Sundays June-Aug)
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