Here are a few reasons to buy your gown at Emerald City Gowns;

1.  Value.  Your dress budget goes a lot farther when you consider a pre-owned gown.  We carry designer gowns from Nicole Miller, Jenny Yoo, Casablanca, Larazo, Amy Kuschel, Maggie Sottero, J. Crew, Pronovias, Ivy & Aster, Watters, Reem Acra, Allure, Paloma Blanca, BHLDN and of course Vera Wang, just to name a few. 

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

3.  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.

Our inventory changes daily... about 75% of our current inventory is can be perused digitally by clicking the link below.  Available gowns are described with designer, size and price key.  Current inventory;

Appointments are required to try on gowns; please book ahead of time online OR call (510) 725-7771

Family and friends are encouraged to join the appointment (max 6 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 come, first served... we do not hold gowns. 

Please be prepared for your appointment:    A staff member 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 - condition pending.

Gowns are carefully selected to suit Bay Area brides and range from very informal to extremely fancy.  So, whether your venue is your parent's backyard, Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Temple or Cathedral it's a great idea to check our inventory and see how far your budget can go.   

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.   


We carry a wide range of veils, hair accessories, belts and shrugs, some of which are on the pinboard.  Rose La Mer hair accessories are now available in our shop, all under $50!!

vintage trims, jewels and materials create one of a kind hair accessories!