You will never stumble upon this vintage wedding dress haven when walking around NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood.
You need to be in the know.
There is no sign outside. The only clue is a vintage dress hanging from a 2nd floor window when the boutique is open.
If you are searching for a vintage wedding dress for yourself or for vintage dresses for your bridesmaids, make an appointment. If you are just in a mood for something glamorous and individual – ring the bell and announce yourself – that’s what we did.
Shareen carries racks full of truly unique, gorgeous vintage dresses – from cocktail to everyday – very reasonably priced, starting at $86. The owner, Shareen Mitchell, sifts through minimum 3,000 garments a day and picks just the creme de la creme. We fell in love with the Ashley dress in tartan taffeta at $498 – perfect for a formal holiday party or winter wedding – the plaid is wintry but the cut is light and festive.
The bold “Ashley” features a deep-v neckline, and a floor length full skirt. Unlined, with a self tie halter top, back zip closure, and side slash pockets. The “Ashley” is the dress for a woman looking to stand out in a crowd. – See more at: http://shareen.com/shop/?product=ashley#sthash.bmR5xVTW.dpuf
However, the bridal room is where the magic really starts. Vintage wedding dresses (in all shades of white, mauve, palest pink, lightest tea rose, dusty rose, nudes ) and the most spectacular formal dresses – most suitable for your bridesmaids as they come in galore of colors and sizes. In addition to true vintage, Shareen also has its own line of wedding and bridal dresses – so any color, any style – everything is possible.
The ladies who work there are especially nice – “can I pull few things that I think would look amazing on you?”
Before you go – note – no men allowed – as there are no dressing rooms – the whole amazingly curated place, full of oversized gilded mirrors, is your one big dressing room – somehow, we promise, you will feel totally comfortable getting undressed, thanks to the just right presence of the ladies who work there.
An original alternative to the commercial bridal experience, Shareen Bridal is a collection of elegant white gowns for the non-traditional bride, as well as a keenly curated selection of pristine vintage bridal dresses.