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

Contact Us

Use the contact form to get in touch. Emerald City Gowns is located at 1822 Fourth Street, around back and upstairs from Zut! Tavern and Sur La Table. First time visitors often cannot locate our 2nd story bridal salon. Read the brief fyi below.

HEADS—UP,  important info.
The shop is located in a limited-access upstairs suite, with 18 steps leading to the entrance. If you are a bride with mobility concerns, please call ahead so we may try to accommodate accordingly.

View the map below to orientate yourself. Parking can be tricky at peak shopping hours. We recommend parking in the free public parking lot a stone’s throw from the bridal salon, near the train tracks. Visit the location section on our FAQ page for more information.




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You can also reach us directly:

(510) 725-7771


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 6 months to produce. We recommend that you order approximately 8 to 10 months before your wedding day,  Learn more about appointments.


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.