Store Guide: Kleinfeld, the massive Say Yes to the Dress bridal boutique at the Bay
Sells: Women’s wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and other bridal accessories
Contact info: Hudson’s Bay Queen Street, 7th Floor, 176 Yonge St., 416-861-6600, thebay.com
Hours: By appointment only
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Toronto brides-to-be no longer have to trek to New York to shop at Kleinfeld, the elite bridal emporium featured on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress. A new Hudson’s Bay boutique houses 20,000 square feet of wedding paraphernalia, including over 600 gowns ranging in price from $1,500 to an outrageous $25,000 (and possibly beyond). The stock includes dresses from Caroline Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and other ultra-prestigious designers, plus designs from a handful of homegrown talents, like Toronto fashion darlings Greta Constantine and David Dixon. And then there’s everything else: satin slippers, lacy veils, tasteful lingerie, fur stoles and elaborately jewelled and feathered headpieces. The space is a plush heaven of pretty, pastel extravagance, but not just anyone can barge in off the street: consultations are by appointment only.