Ginger’s Closet might be the solution for brides with champagne taste on a tight budget. The Port Credit, Ont., store for bridesmaid’s dresses recently announced a new luxury consignment and sample boutique.
The store carries once-loved and sample bridal gowns, and it gives brides-to-be a chance to save money and wow their wedding guests with their couture dress on their big day.
The boutique carries gowns from designers like Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Romona Keveza, Rivini, Kenneth Pool, Amsale, Lazaro and many more. Gowns are in fantastic condition and prices range from $999 to $2,999.
New brides can consign their designer dresses with Ginger’s Closet to drop the cost of their big day. Brides can avoid the hassle of dealing with Craigslist and Kijiji.
Here are tips when shopping for consignment gowns, courtesy of Ginger’s Closet:
- Size matters. Since you’re buying off the rack, be sure to look for a size that works for you. If it’s too big, it can always be altered and taken in. If it’s too small, ask if it can be let out or if the back can be made a corset.
- Ask the sales team about the gown’s condition. Consignment gowns should be well-cleaned. Ginger’s Closet doesn’t accept any damaged gowns, however sample gowns sometimes need a little TLC after being tried on frequently. They could require some cleaning or a new zipper.
- Do your research. If you have fallen in love with a pricey gown that will break the bank, there is likely a consignment or sample option out there for you.
- Let go of the pre-conceived notions about consignment and sample gowns. You love it and it’s the one, so who cares? It’s a brand new gown to you.
Photo courtesy of Ginger’s Closet