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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 4  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, Kathryn Bass, Edith Elan.



The best value! Shop our inventory of pre-loved gowns. 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 $600. 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 styles from current and past selling seasons at a fraction of the original price.

Up next… Kite & Butterfly trunk show! Classics and 2019 styles April 26th -29th. This is a short one ladies, so book your appointments soon!




Trunk Shows: Edith Elan 01/18 – 01/27

Love Lives Here 02/15 — 03/03

Kathryn Bass - Separates 03/01 — 03/11

Kite & Butterfly 04/26 — 04/29

Our TRUNK SHOW lineup is shaping up! 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

      walk-ins  W   11 – 5
                Th  10 – 5
                F   10 – 5

WED/THU/FRI are special. No appointment required. A consultant will assist you, each bride will be limited to a time slot and/or number of gowns. Appointments are still available and recommended if you have a party of 2 or more. Learn more about Walk-Ins.


Book an APPOINTMENT now and experience real bridal fashion. Emerald City Gowns operates by appointment only, with an exception for walk-ins on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 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.