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How much is that lady tuxedo in the window?

Just days after the state legalized gay marriage, Sposabella Couture opened in Park Slope with two lesbian mannequins in the front window. The owner says she plans to cater to gay folks and “hip young couples.” The shop moved to the Slope after 25 years in Bay Ridge.
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Park Slope’s new bridal shop is here — and it’s queer!

Just a few days after New York legalized same-sex marriage, Sposabella Couture — an elegant boutique that offers “everything but the groom” — popped up on Seventh Avenue with two female mannequins canoodling in the front window.

Owner Alice Sena said she plans to cater to gay folks and “hip young couples” in the gay-friendly neighborhood, offering custom-made wedding attire ranging from traditional dresses to gender-bending get-ups.

“Everyone is welcome regardless of race, creed and sexual orientation,” Sena said, adding she worked with two gay couples in the first 24 hours of opening. “I know I’m in the right neighborhood.”

The store — which opened on June 28 near Lincoln Place and is the only bridal shop in Park Slope — sells gowns ranging from $600 to $5,000, as well as jewelry, shoes and headpieces.

Also for sale are undergarments, veils and trinkets hand-picked by Sena, who ran a wedding shop in Bay Ridge for 26 years before it burned down.

Now, she says neighbors in her new neck of the woods have been stopping by — mostly to give her a thumbs-up about the plastic lady love in her front window, which features two female mannequins, one in a wedding dress, the other in a tuxedo.

“Don’t you love it?” she said.

Sposabella Couture [69 Seventh Ave. between Lincoln and Berkeley places in Park Slope, (718) 789 8700].

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