Ivory & Co
Ivory & Co is one of the largest wedding shops in Malta. Its huge showroom offers a massive array of fabrics and textiles downstairs and wedding dresses, shoes and accessories on the upper floors. It’s certainly one of the key answers to bridal wear on the Maltese Islands which is one of the reasons you’ll need to book an appointment well in advance. Like many bridal shops, they take bridal fashion very seriously and their collections are internationally inspired with offerings from fashion hubs such as Milan, Paris and Spain. They also have in-house designers who can work with you to choose fabrics from their selection and design your own unique dress if you have time to do so. The dresses are intricate, romantic and can be very ‘grand’ but there is generally a style to suit most types of wedding in Malta.
Alamango Bridal Wear
Tel: 00 356 2131 4331 / 2133 6427
Address: Manoel De Vilhena Street, Gzira, Malta
Alamango is situated in a stunningly modernized Maltese town house and is quite a pleasure to visit! The staff are very helpful and work with the bride’s personality to find the perfectly styled gown – successfully suggesting ideas you may not have previously considered. Their collections are comprehensive and include well known wedding designers as well as up and coming Italian talents. They have a good selection of shoes, jewelery and other accessories throughout their split-level showrooms.
Tel: 00356 2131 7951
Address: 213 Bisazza Street, Sliema SLM 15
There is currently only one Monsoon in Malta, based in Sliema. They sometimes carry Monsoon’s flexible, ‘floaty’ and reasonably priced bridal collection that is often perfect for the Maltese climate and for people travelling about. However, you can’t rely on the full range being stocked, but as Monsoon is part of the broader international chain, it is possible for you to arrange the order and pick-up of bridal garments at the store. The staff are generally very helpful and should work with you to supply the garments you need so you don’t have to worry about scrunching up your lovely dress in a suitcase!
Tel: 00 356 2122 8419
Address: 54-55, Merchants Street, Valetta, VLT 2000
While its home is in Malta, Bortex has become a leading European brand for men’s (and women’s) high quality, tailored clothing. The main store in Valletta offers off-the-shelf and made-to-order tailored products, including suits and outfits for weddings and other special occasions. Being in Malta, they are also acutely aware of the fabrics that best compliment the hot climate, importing fine linens from around the world for the manufacture of top quality products. They offer great solutions for more relaxed men’s wedding attire if your marriage is to take place under the hot Maltese sun.
Tel: 00 356 2372 0712 / 00 356 2123 3877
Address: Level 0, Baystreet, St Julian’s / Ferreria Palace, Republic Street, Valletta, Malta
The Tommy Hilfiger stores in St Julian’s and Valletta in Malta often stock great options for men’s casual wedding wear for summer weddings. Quality light, linen shirt/trouser combinations in contemporary styles can often be more appropriate than full suits if you are having outdoor, slightly more relaxed wedding ceremonies.