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Bridal salon for the west coast green bride, offering handmade-to-order gowns, consignment and designer samples.

Bridal salon for the west coast green bride, offering handmade-to-order gowns, high-end consignment and designer samples.

New Gowns

We offer curated, stylish bridal gown collections from 5  independent designers at our boutique. All gowns are made-to-order in the USA. 14 - 16 weeks to complete and ship (rush available). Kite & Butterfly, Lena Medoyeff, Love Lives Here, Kathryn Bass, Edith Elan and Saja.



The best value! Shop our inventory of pre-loved gowns purchased in the last 3 years. We consign only quality gowns, offered in wide variety of styles and sizes (0-26). All have been professionally dry cleaned. Available off-the-rack, starting at $800. Newlywed and looking to sell your gown? See how.

Sample Gowns

Sample designer gowns have been down the runway or tried on in the salon, but never worn at a wedding. Unaltered sizes generally 8 - 12. Discover popular, classic styles from past selling seasons at a fraction of the original price.



— Showing off a couple dozen gowns we currently have in the shop from individual consignors. Learn more about our consignment gowns.




this is big, NEW ARRIVALS from:

Saja Wedding May 2019

Love Lives Here June 2019

Our TRUNK SHOW lineup has concluded for the spring! We really enjoyed seeing all these beautiful handmade gowns. Please join us next time! During trunks shows you can experience a designer’s newest collections straight from their studios. Get promotional pricing on select made-to-order gowns. Book an appointment.


by appointment  S   11 – 5
                M   10 – 5
                T   CLOSED
                W   10 — 5
                Th  10 – 5
                F   10 – 5
                S   10 – 5

ONE HOUR appointment is required for bridal gown shopping so that we can give each bride our undivided attention. Made-to-order designer gowns can take up to 4 months to produce. We recommend that you order approximately 6 to 10 months before your wedding day,  Learn more about appointments.


Book an APPOINTMENT now and experience real bridal fashion. Emerald City Gowns operates by appointment only, with a consultant made available to assist you. Ready to try on beautiful gowns?

Visit our appointment page for more info.

We SUPPORT LOCAL business and community. Check out our favorite local vendors, including independent services for alterations.

POST-WEDDING? Give your gown another day in the spotlight. Our bustling bridal salon creates high demand for secondhand gowns. We make resale simple, fast and profitable for our sellers. See how.

Have any questions?


Feel free to CONTACT us. Visit our contact page, email us directly: or call (510) 725-7771.


About —


A treasure trove for the practical green bride, we set out to create an alternative to the traditional bridal salon, where you can leave today with a designer gown in-hand or place an order for a custom, made-to-order gown from an affordable, local atelier.  

Owner, Emilie, got the idea for the shop while helping her best friend find a wedding gown in a fabulous consignment boutique in Seattle. Realizing this standout service was lacking in the Bay Area, she got to work opening her own consignment boutique. In April 2011 Emilie opened shop with a small storefront on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, California. The following year Emerald City Gowns relocated to the Fourth Street Shopping district, where you will find us today! Check us out on Instagram. Plus, tag your wedding pictures @emeraldcitygowns and get featured.