A FEW REASONS TO BUY YOUR GOWN AT EMERALD CITY GOWNS

VALUE. Your dress budget goes a lot farther when you consider a pre-owned gown.  Our consignment gowns range in price starting at $200.  We carry designer gowns from Monique Lhuillier, San Patrick, Martina LianaNicole Miller, Jenny Yoo, Casablanca, Larazo, Amy Kuschel, Maggie Sottero, Rue de Sein, Pronovias, Watters, Reem Acra, Allure, Paloma Blanca, BHLDN and of course Vera Wang, just to name a few. 

REUSE. Being a green bride is a wonderful way to show your eco-consciousness - so many beautiful gowns already exist!  Previously worn gowns have been professionally dry cleaned.  Also, you get the benefit of having hems, bustles, corsets and other custom work already taken care of. 

INSTANT GRATIFICATION. Our consignment gowns are for sale off-the-rack.  No waiting 4-8 months for your gown to arrive.  You take it home with you in a non-see-through garment bag.

Saturdays we are open for walk-in's!  Please plan accordingly 11am-5pm.  A staff member will assist you, each bride will be limited to a time slot and/or number of gowns.  Traditional appointments also available. 

SOME ADDITIONAL THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • Appointments are required to try on gowns Sunday through Friday; please book ahead of time online OR call (510) 725-7771
  • NO appointments required for Saturdays.  A consultant will assist you in choosing a limited number of gowns per bride.
  • We do NOT rent gowns.
  • Family and friends are encouraged to join the appointment (max 5 guests please).  Bring your cameras!   
  • We carry accessories such as jewelry, hair combs, and a variety of veils.  
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Cash.  
  • First to come are first served. We will hold a gown with a $100 non-refundable deposit. Ask consultant for details. 
  • Please be prepared for your appointment. A consultant will be assisting you with the gowns at all times.  A dressing robe is provided, but you may also want to bring any undergarments you plan to wear under your dress. 
  • Shoes of an appropriate heel height are also nice to bring as some of the pre-worn gowns have been hemmed and length is sometimes non-negotiable.   
  • All sales are final.  We are happy to re-consign your gown, if in acceptable condition.
  • Our gowns come from individuals and from bridal salons. The gowns from individuals have all been professionally cleaned and may have a few choice alterations included.  The gowns from other bridal salons are most often sample gowns that have never been worn or altered.   
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