Hedda Kleinfeld Schachter Dies at 99; Built an Empire of Tulle and Satin

With her husband, Jack, she expanded I. Kleinfeld & Son into a bridal superstore that became a New York City institution.

Hedda Kleinfeld Schachter, who with her husband, Jack, built the empire of tulle and satin known as Kleinfeld’s, the bridal superstore that for decades drew women from all over the world to the unlikely locale of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, died on March 29 in Manhattan. She was 99.

The cause was an intestinal blockage, her son Robert Schachter said.

I. Kleinfeld & Son, as it was formally known, was a family business, originally a small fur concern started by Ms. Schachter’s father, Isadore Kleinfeld. But it was Ms. Schachter, known as

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