240W 37TH street
New York, NY 10018
It seems fitting that today, on my 16th wedding anniversary, I would feature the store that brought me so much joy and happiness about 16.5 years ago.
I made my simple wedding dress at home that hot summer, while watching the olympics, using $100 worth of materials. Yes, seriously.
But I glammed up my whole look at Sposabella Lace. They had (and still have) headpieces to die for. They sold (and still sell) beautiful lace for trimmings, etc. I added about $500 worth of headgear, veil and delicate pearl edging to my simple creation, and put together a really pretty ensemble. And I still have that tiara stored away (somewhere) for my daughter's use (maybe) someday.
Sposabella Lace is a small store, with unusually beautiful window displays. It might feel a bit intimidating for the home sewer, as it isn't really the best place for browsing. If you know what you want, and are comfortable asking, you will get the assistance you need. Their salespeople are genuine salespeople, so be prepared to be asked if you are ready to purchase. They are a business, after all. For 29 years now. And they are more businesslike than many of the other stores in the district. There is a friendly, respectful formality there, which I really appreciate.
Their focus is mostly bridal, so you won't find a great range of colors to choose from, but boy, will you find some beautiful things!
And if you're thinking lace for me, look to this post by Peter for inspiration.
You don't need my pictures, since they also have a killer website.
They are open 9:15 to 6 weekdays, and 9:15 - 5 on Saturdays. (I love that 15 minute buffer...)