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Birnbaum & Bullock - 31 Reviews - 151 W 25th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY - Women's Clothing Reviews - Phone (212) 242-2914

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I came for a weekend dress shopping to NY, feeling frustrated with the little choice from DC. Thus I managed to go to 10 shops and try about 60 dresses. I am ranking B&B the highe...

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One of the best bridal stores in NY 2/23/2012

I came for a weekend dress shopping to NY, feeling frustrated with the little choice from DC. Thus I managed to go to 10 shops and try about 60 dresses. I am ranking B&B the highest of all the stores that I visited based on the following criteria: 1. was the easiest place to make an appointment with. 2. whenever I called somebody picked up the phone. 3. The saloon is very nice, with plenty of sunlight, roomy, in the same time comfortable. 4. The service was impeccable, even when I was tiring for them, trying maybe too many dresses. 5. The selection is one of the best. 6. Quality price ratio is fair if one compares it to other stores. 7. I would rank their lace dresses much higher than those of other more famous designers. 8. They had a big price range. I am also grateful to them for coming back to the store after closing it, to allow my friend to see 2 dresses that I liked. I did not buy yet anything, still undecided between several dresses - more a question of looks that I would like to have that are very opposite... However I wanted to write already a review, since I almost never do... Overall, it was one of the best experiences ever. more

Best Wedding Experience EVER 4/17/2011

I found out about Birnbaum & Bullock from a Bridal magazine. It was the third and last place I went. The moment you enter the studio you feel at ease. Robert and Steven have an amazing selection of dresses at every price point. Some modern, some romantic, and everything perfectly made. I knew immediately I would find my dress here. It's such a special and refreshing experience to try on dresses with the designers. Robert brought out some fabulous dresses for me and I fell in love with two immediately. I couldn't decide between them so I ended up getting both, one in a mini so I could wear it to my rehearsal dinner! And sure enough, a few months later, my Mom ended up choosing one of Robert's mother of the bride dresses. Throughout both my fitting process and my Mom's, Robert and Steven went above and beyond. Our dresses fit perfectly and the wedding was a huge success. I would recommend Steven and Robert to everyone. There is something for everyone here, and they made choosing and fitting my dress(es) one of my favorite parts of the wedding experience. I will truly miss my trips to the studio and cannot say enough good things about Robert and Steven. You're missing out on an amazing experience if you don't visit their studio. more

New York's Best Bridal Salon! 1/21/2011

OMG, I don't have enough good words to say about Robert Bullock. He's absolutely fantastic. This will take a while so bear with me. My sister and I went to see Robert in his stunning gallery on a rainy NY afternoon. I was so weary of wedding-gown salespeople at that point that meeting Robert was a breath of fresh air. He took one look at me and immediately brought out 5 stunning dresses from his collection. I didn't know which one to choose from - they all looked fantastic. Oh, did I mention, I was the only bride in his salon??! I know, surprising. It turns out, that's how they conduct business. They make a bride feel special :) Getting one on one attention from Robert was amazing. Finding out that I was dealing with THE DESIGNER himself was even more amazing. Back to my dresses: I tried on all five of them - with jewelry, veil & shoes specifically chosen from Robert to match my shape and figure. Well, when my sister saw me come out she had no words. Neither did I - I was in love all over again (with my dress this time). It took us a while to decide between the five dresses, and when Robert mentioned that the first one I tried on was from his never-seen-before Fall 2010 collection, I choked. This one of a kind dress had never been seen before, in any galleries, any magazines, any runways. I was the first one wearing it that day. Well that was it - we shook hands (kissed on the cheek actually) and off I went confident that I had made the best decision of my life. My mom, sister and I came back 5 months later to try on the dress again - it looked stunning. Everyone at the wedding kept telling me how beautiful I looked ( I know, guests are supposed to do that) but I could tell that this was genuine :) Robert you made my special day a dream come true! more

Terrific experience, highest recommendation! 10/10/2010

My daughter was married this past July and chose one of Birnbaum and Bullock's magnificent gowns for her wedding dress. The whole experience from beginning to end was a pure delight and such a marked contrast to so many of the other wedding gown salons (we had been everywhere). First, the wedding gown design was beautiful and perfectly proportioned. Both Steven Birnbaum and Robert Bullock are wonderful, gracious, charming and calm individuals. They are extradinarily talented designers and provide the most personalized care and attention to every detail. They are extremely responsible and reliable and everything worked like clockwork- no surprises. They are not satisfied unless the bride is fully satisfied. We looked forward to each fitting, not just because we could see our daughter in her beautiful gown, but also because we so enjoyed talking to and spending time with Steven and Robert. In the end the dress was perfectly fitted and gorgeous! The wedding gown drew so many compliments from our guests. We recommend Birnbaum and Bullock with the highest accolades. If you choose them you will not be sorry and you will be in the best of hands. They are superbly talented experts and a pleasure in every way! We could not have been more satisfied with our whole experience there. more

Amazing Designers, Amazing People 9/1/2010

I went to Birnbaum & Bullock after being unimpressed with at least five other bridal salons in Manhattan. I wanted a fresh, modern gown - something I've never seen before - but I couldn't fathom spending a small fortune on a gown. I also did not want to be pushed into making a decision this big on the spot, which I had experienced at some of the larger salons in the city. more

Every Bride Should Experience Birnbaum & Bullock!!! 8/21/2010

Even before I got engaged, I had an idea of what I wanted to wear for my wedding. I didn't know much outside of the world of big designer gowns. When I got engaged and began thinking about my search for the perfect dress, I read reviews about Birnbaum & Bullock and thought it sounded so different from the experiences I had heard about from friends and seen on ""Say Yes to the Dress"" that I decided to make an appointment there. I am so glad that I did! From the moment Robert Bullock introduced himself to me in his beautiful bridal studio, I knew I made a good decision in coming here. I was shopping with my mom, future mother in law, maid of honor, and two of my bridesmaids. They were all so impressed with the space right away! I had such a great experience from start to finish. Robert asked me all the right questions and pulled dresses that really flattered my figure. I loved every dress that Robert put me in but when I put on ""the one"" I knew it, Robert knew it, and my shopping entourage knew it. Robert kept mentioning how I smiled the whole time I was in that dress. I felt like I was the only bride in the world when I was there working one-on-one with Robert. I had told Robert my budget in the beginning and when I had decided on my dress and he told me that it was half of my budget, I was so happy that I was truly listened to. I think Birnbaum & Bullock is an experience every bride deserves. I would highly recommend making a stop there on your search for the perfect dress! more

Perfect Dress! Thank you! 7/27/2010

Birnbaum & Bullock were by far my favorite wedding vendor and exceeded my expectations in every way. Like other reviewers, I bought my dress at one of their sample sales and it was the first dress I tried on. It is a beautiful silk dress with a lace overlay in a classic yet modern (not old fashioned) style. When I bought my dress, I weighed 30 pounds more than when I was actually fitted (over a year later) but Steven worked miracles with the dress. It was taken apart and at each fitting, Steven worked one layer at a time (first the silk slip, then the lace overlay, then the cap sleeves, etc.). My favorite part of the Birnbaum & Bullock experience was being fitted directly by the dress designers and receiving their advice and personal attention -- even though the dress had been a sample and I didn't pay what many others might pay for a designer dress. At the fittings, I was the only person there and it was a wonderfully, unstressful experience. My dress came out amazing and I couldn't have been happier. I feel very lucky to live in NYC and have access to such amazing boutique designers. Finally, Steven even went out of his way to help me fix my headpiece (even though I did not buy it at B&B) which kept slipping off my head before he fixed it! Thank you!!! more

Robert Bullock - You are SO Fabulous!!! 6/25/2010

I was at the point of pulling my hair out when I stumbled upon the Birhbaum & Bullock salon on W25th ... my guardian angel must have been guiding me there!!! I had visited all of NYC's best (or so they say) bridal salons and I was totally fed up with pushy sales people and mediocre dresses! My whole experience with Robert Bullock and the team was nothing short of wonderful. From the moment I made my first appointment to the moment I walked away with my dress I was treated like royalty and really made to feel very special! Unfortunately, there was a small hiccup with my dress when I arrived for my first fitting ... (these things do happen to the best of us!) However, before any panic could even set in, Robert took complete control and the issue was resolved quickly and succesfully. I had my brand new dress in a matter of days and I could not be happier with the outcome. I am testiment to the fact that even if the worst happens, you will be in safe hands! It is truly rare to find this level of customer service in this city and I applaud the efforts and dedication of Robert and Steven for keeping their ""bridal experience"" in a class of it's own! The gowns are magnificent and you can definately find a gem, no matter what your budget might be. I highly recommend this salon and I will certainly be introducing my friends and any future brides that I meet to the Birnbaum & Bullock team! Thank you Robert!!! You are SO Fabulous!!! more

petite princess 4/14/2010

Kleinfelds was my first stop and they treated me like dirt. When I heard about the B&B sample sale, I for sure thought they would be worse! My sister forced me to go and I went there ready for a fight. To my surprise, both Steven & Robert along with their support staff treated me with such professionalism and class. The studio itself feels so glamorous without being stuffy. After trying several dresses, Robert hand picked a dress he thought would be best for me. I am 5ft, 100lbs at a sample sale where everything was meant for a larger/taller crowd. Within seconds he pinned me up and like magic, my wedding dress was found! My dress had lace & beadwork; it was stunning. I purchased the matching veil which completed my look? I felt & looked amazing! Pros: professional, elegant & hands on treatment! Cons: need an excuse to go back more

Blushing Bride Gushes about Gown 3/25/2010

When I got engaged I was terrified of purchasing a wedding dress. I envisioned the horror of being Moby Dick like proportions enshrined in white while guests laid in wait to harpoon me. Scary to say the least. Pros: Custom: Sizing, Service & Design Cons: Absolutely nothing more

A must for any NYC bride-to-be... 3/15/2010

There are SO. MANY. places to shop for wedding dresses in New York that it can be a bit overwhelming, even for a skilled shopper such as myself. I searched high and low---literally, from Vera to Watters---and, frustratingly, couldn't find what I was looking for, despite the fact that I thought my wish-list was pretty reasonable: I wanted something that was going to make jaws drop, but I didn't want it to be overtly sexy. I wanted it to be somewhat modern and fashion-y (as opposed to an uber-traditional bride-y look), but I didn't look back on myself in 5 years as a fashion victim on the big day. I didn't want to spend an obscene amount of money (what can I say, I'm a practical girl), but I didn't want something run-of-the-mill made of cheesy fabrics in China. I wanted to look like ME, just in a wedding dress. TOTALLY reasonable, no?? Anyway, after nearly giving up, I visited Birnbaum & Bullock and fell in LOVE. These guys make some ahhhmazing dresses, and what's so cool is you work with them directly---no ""sales associate at your service!"" business here. Makes perfect sense, because who knows their dresses better than they do? Robert listened to what I was looking for, added in his suggestions based on what he thought would work, we had some fun playing dress up and just like that, I found the dress. It's exactly, exactly what I was looking for, and I'm so excited at the thought of wearing it. Dresses range from the ultra-reasonable (under $2k) to the high-end (I think they max out around $10k), but they're all beautiful---the less expensive dresses didn't FEEL cheap, which is not always the case. The very next friend of mine to get engaged is getting dragged to B&B by yours truly... Pros: Gorgeous dresses and fabulous people Cons: Uh, none more

For a wonderful wedding dress experience! 3/13/2010

I wanted to be sure to write to tell any bride-to-be, who would like to wear a beautifully designed and crafted dress, work with a courteous, kind, professional, knowledgeable staff, and have an overall pleasant experience, without stress, drama or any unpredictability, please do not complete your wedding dress shopping without an appointment with Birnbaum and Bullock. Planning a wedding is never easy and to compound some of the difficulty, I am a bride that is completing medical school, applying for residency (as is my fiance) and our wedding is on the west coast! The immediate calm atmosphere of the showroom and the full attention of Mr. Bullock, instantly put me at ease. I felt relaxed and really listened to as I tried to explain what I was interested in, as a person who does not know the ""lingo"" of fabrics, designs and cuts. Mr. Bullock was attentive, thoughtful and supportive. He really conveyed an understanding of how important this decision was for me and, really, for every bride and what a special occassion it is to be shopping for your wedding dress. Birnbaum and Bullock was the first place I went and after a few other pushy, crowded, stressful experiences, I practically ran back to Birnbaum and Bullock! I chose the Parker, the fourth dress I ever tried on and I have absolutely no regrets and better yet, I had an experience that will be a part of my cherished wedding memories!!! more

Wonderful Salon 3/8/2010

I did A LOT of wedding dress shopping and was having trouble finding a dress that felt just right, until I went to Birnbaum & Bullock. I tried on 6 dresses and the first four all looked amazing and felt like they were made for me (and I do not have anywhere near a perfect body). They were also very patient with me and answered all of my questions, as I am, frankly, a high-maintenance shopper. I came back a second time to look at the dress I liked most again, and I never felt pressured at all. Robert Bullock, the designer of the dress I chose, helped me every time I came into the showroom and even indulged my family's prolonged photo session and incessant questions. Even though I picked one of their less expensive styles (which was incredibly reasonably priced), when I was in their showroom, I felt like I was the only bride in the world. I can't say enough about this place - they made my wedding dress shopping experience one of the highlights of the wedding planning process. Pros: incredible customer service and wonderful selection more

Best experience 12/13/2009

I went with my friend and other bridesmaids and we had the most wonderful experience. The dresses are gorgeous, Bullock was very kind and helpful, and the whole experience was exactly as it should be. Pros: Excellent service, great input without being overbearing Cons: None! more

Amazing Experience ! 12/1/2009

I can't describe what a pleasure it was to deal directly with Robert Bullock! As soon as I walked into their amazing loft/studio, Robert looked at me and knew which of his dresses would work for me. He was right ! His sample dress fit me beautifully and it felt so light and wonderful on. Pros: Great dresses and personal service more

You'll never regret choosing B&B 11/10/2009

Robert and Steven are the most amazing people who make the most beautiful dresses a bride can ask for. They were accommodating to my budget and my specific requests, which a bride can't get enough of. They have a variety of designs, which can be also altered to the brides taste and wishes. Book an appointment to see them and you'll never regret it. You'll fall in love with the beautiful dresses and the designers! P.S. The showroom is quite cute that you'll want to stay there forever! Cons: NONE! more

Exquisite dresses, unsurpassed service! 10/17/2009

After having spent an enormous amount of time in vain going through big bridal stores and designer boutiques in Manhattan, my search for a perfect wedding gown led me to the stylish attelier of Birnbaum & Bullock. more

Best Wedding Dress Shop, No Question 9/10/2009

I went to A LOT of bridal dress shops (at least 6) and no experience came even close to my experience at Birnbaum & Bullock. Pros: Gorgeous Dresses, Top Quality & Reasonable, Fabulous Service Cons: None! more

Amazing Bridal Couture 8/20/2009

I purchased two gowns from a sample sale at their showroom. They were very helpful, and the gowns were amazing. Beautiful craftmanship and attention to detail. They also cleaned my gowns prior to the wedding, and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend them to any bride. Pros: Beautiful Fabrics, Unique Design more

Best wedding dress boutique in the city 8/5/2009

Birnbaum and Bullock was a last minute addition to my wedding dress search. I had already visited about 8 other dress shops, ranging from small high end boutiques to big standards like Kleinfelds and Saks. None of the experiences compared to the personal attention I got at B&B. From the moment I stepped in the door, Robert (one of the 2 designers who not only design the dresses, but do the consultations) was welcoming to my friends and family. Although he brought in almost 10 dresses for me to try on, he grabbed 1 and said ""I have a feeling this one will look great on you"" -- and what do you know, he was right! It's a totally different experience having a consultation with a designer vs. a salesperson. Not only are their dresses stunning, there's a wide price range, they're warm, have incredibly fast follow up (emailed the very next day to confirm the 1st dress fitting appointment), and made my decision easy. Check them out! more
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  • Hours:

    Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Flatiron District, Chelsea
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