If you have been enticed to watch Netflix’s top-rated series Bridgerton, then you must be thrilled to learn that The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience has been delighting New York City but it ends soon on July 30th! If you’ve already made haste and secured your invitation, then we are sure you are looking for a romantic dress, jewelry, and accessories to gain the Queen’s favor.
In honor of the final days of this royal occasion, use the code BRIDGERTON25 to receive a 25% discount on tickets until it comes to a close on July 30th!
These Modiste-worthy boutiques boast plenty of looks that will garner the Queen’s attention as you make your glorious debut at the ball. Whether you’re looking for gowns, satin gloves, feather hairpieces, tiaras, decorative fans, jewelry, men’s attire, or dapper hats, you’re sure to find something spectacular at one of these shops or boutiques. Tap into your inner-Genevieve Delacroix to put together the most pristine look for this royal occasion!
1. Wear custom rustic dresses from By Liv Handmade.
These intricate hand-sewn garments are our top pick! Liv Reinerston’s little shop is doing big things in Brooklyn. By Liv Handmade is taking old curtains, blankets, unique fabrics and making them into gorgeous dressed and one-of-a-kind items. She also does custom alterations and works with various other local artists and designers, selling their products in her store as well. There are many gems at By Liv Handmade!
Location: 293 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211Designer Liv Reinertson is basically Brooklyn’s own Madame Delacroix, you can’t attend the Ball without one of her pieces!
2. Get decked out at Costume Closet in Bushwick.
Get a unique look at Costume Closet in Bushwick! Whether you want a feathery dress, peacoat, even lace pants, this vibrant attire shop in Bushwick has you covered. There are lots of styles and accessories to choose from and you can see a taste of it online as well. Whether you want the outfit for one night or for many nights out, you can rent or buy the look!
Location: 83 Starr St. Brooklyn, NY 11237Don’t be a Featherington (or do) and get a fresh look for the Queen’s Ball!
3. Step into a Victorian fantasy at Abracadabra costume shop.
If you want a full on Victorian look, there’s another great costume shop to head to. Abracadabra is a magic shop and Halloween store that’s open all year round in Manhattan. From wigs to makeup, this shop has a variety of options. You can also rent the costume for the night if you don’t want a huge flounced skirt or tailcoat jackets taking up space in the closet.
Location: 19 West 21st St., New York, NY 10010Get your tickets and Immerse yourself in an evening of Regency-era revelry!
4. Wander around Ritual Vintage for some unexpected pieces.
Ritual Vintage specializes in pieces and fashion inspired eras from the 1850s to the 1990s. Whether you find a look at their brick and mortar store, or look at their vast collection online. Browsing the racks for a unique find is worth it at this shop! You can snag a variety of gowns, an ornate corset and much more.
Location: 377 Broome St, New York, NY 10013Enjoy an evening of sheer extravagance that matches your ‘do at this one-of-a-kind social soiree!
5. Get thrifty at these shops (Buffalo Exchange / Beacon’s Closet/Crossroads/ L Train Vintage).
New York is known for a variety of thrift shops. The ones above always have a wide variety of…all kinds of things. You might even find a hidden gem to make you shine bright like the Queen’s diamond! These thrift shops show that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to look like a million.
Location: Multiple locations around the cityGet tickets to the next dazzling Bridgerton Experience in NYC at once!
6. Get great finds from Le Grand Strip.
Le Grand Strip in Brooklyn is retro through and through. You can find styles from many eras even including a few from the Victorian period. Prices range from $45 earrings and accessories to a $2,000 Couture gown. Don’t worry if there is an item that you don’t want to buy, you can rent some looks as well! The Le Grand Strip boutique is a step back in time with a hint of a punk rock flare.
Location: 197 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211Catch the eye of Queen Charlotte, and you just may become the diamond of the evening!
7. Wander to BHLDN to find regal boho-inspired options for the ball.
Choose from an assortment of unique dresses with a boho flare at BHLDN, which is a retailer associated with mainstream brand Anthropologie. From beaded maxi dresses to silky and satin numbers, you are sure to win the Queen’s flattery. There are two locations in Manhattan.
Location: 1230 3rd Ave. & 195 BroadwayBecome a guest at the most anticipated affair of the season here!
8. Peruse unique accessories at Pippin Vintage Jewelry.
There’s something stunning about a vintage piece of jewelry that tells an extraordinary story of the past. Head to Pippin Vintage’s boutique where you can find interesting and quality vintage pieces with a modern flair. Browse different colors, cuts and a variety of unique pieces you’ll have for years to come. The shop is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Location: 104 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011Shine bright like a diamond for the Queen at this extravagant bash!
9. Step into the royal gathering in style at Carmina Shoemaker.
This high-end shoe boutique has been cranking out artisan shoes since 1866. While it’s not cheap, this unique and quality shoe will be something you’ll wear well beyond the Queen’s Ball. From derby shoes to penny loafers to retro high heels, you can find all styles to go with your outfit. And if you can’t, you can customize the shoes you want.
Location: 509 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022 & E 45th St, New York, NY 10017 (In the Roosevelt Hotel)Exude grace as you walk to Queen Charlotte in style at this Victorian shindig!
10. Cash out on some serious deals at Life Boutique Thrift if you don’t have a royal budget.
There are a lot of thrift shops and vintage stores in New York but Life Boutique Thrift is one of the few women’s clothing shops that still has $5 and even some $1 finds! There are many options including plus size and kids sections. There are shoes, accessories and vintage home decor pieces available. For the Queen’s gathering, you’re sure to find something special to add to your sparkle.
Location: 66 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 & 515 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215Enjoy all the fashion and more at this festive experience that Queen Charlotte is throwing!
11. Get an edgier look at Gothic Renaissance NYC.
This shop is out of the box and that’s why we love it. If bright jewel tones just aren’t your thing then embrace your inner goth! Queen Charlotte doesn’t understand your need for a black corsets and suede but Gothic Renaissance NYC does! Find all kinds of interesting tops, corsets, headwear and more. Some looks and accessories are off the beaten path but you can get a quirky element to make your outfit pop or piece together a look that’s all your own.
Location: 110 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003Celebrate your individuality and style at the Queen’s Ball!
12. Add the final touches with East Village Hats.
If the beautifully crafted pieces from the hat experts are fit for the Big Apple then they’ll do for big royalty at the Queen’s ball. Think of distinctive designs of hats and headpieces for a special occasion, and you’ll find it here. From top hats to lightweight straw pieces, you’ll find only the amazing headwear to don. This shop also replaces and repairs hats and teaches hatmaking!
Location: 80 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003