HOW WE SELECT OUR GOWNS FOR RESALE:
Whether or not your gown has been worn, it must be no more than 3 years old.
Couture gowns, originally priced $3,500 or higher may be accepted up to 5 years old.
If the gown has been worn, it must be professionally cleaned before it will be considered for consignment. There is no need to pay extra to have it "preserved" in a box, just a good cleaning will do. Proof of professional cleaning may be required.
We are no longer accepting gowns from David's Bridal due to frequent fluctuation in price and availability.
Custom-created gowns are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please call ahead (510) 725-7771
Gowns ordered online from "DISCOUNT designer dress makers" are generally not accepted.
We are no longer accepting vintage gowns.
We do accept veils, and hair accessories in exceptional condition.
We do not accept fine jewelry or shoes.
To see what has recently sold at Emerald City Gowns, click here.
If your gown does not qualify for consignment here, we encourage donation to a wonderful local cause, organized by East Bay Bridal; HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, click here for event info.
After your gown has been approved for consignment, please bring it to Emerald City Gowns. We will then determine together the initial resale price of the gown based upon its condition, original retail price, age, and style.
After the sale of the gown, the consignor is issued payment for 50% of the sale price.
We will not purchase your gown directly from you.
Our consignment agreement is valid for 6 months, at the end of 6 months if the gown has not sold we will either lower the price, or you may pick it up.
There is a one-time-fee of $10 per consignment.
For your gown to be sold at Emerald City Gowns, please submit the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.