On-site alteration—there’s a room of tailors in the back—cuts down on the number of fittings you’d have at most salons, which typically send dresses out of house to be taken in or hemmed. Harriet Kassman also has the Washington exclusive on Romona Keveza gowns and Chris Kole’s new Cotton Bride collection. If the wares here are out of your price range, at least swing by to check out the sample rack, which usually has about 20 dresses up to 60 percent off. Most are size 10, but remember: Those in-house tailors can work wonders.
Harriet Kassman Bridal Salon
5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW (inside Mazza Gallerie); 202-363-1870
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday 10 to 8, Sunday noon to 5
Prominent designers: Anne Barge, Badgley Mischka, Chris Kole, Reem Acra, Romona Keveza, Siri, Stephen Yearick
Bridesmaid dresses? Small selection
Approximate price range: $1,800 to $6,800; sample rack up to 60 percent off.
Accessories sold: Small selection of veils, shoes, jewelry, tiaras, handbags
Appointment needed? Preferred
Wait, a Cotton Bride collection? Yup—and we've got the scoop.
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