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Top Bridal Consignment Stores In Denver

October 20, 2011 10:00 AM

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Eco Bridal Gowns (credit: Young Kim)

Eco Bridal Gowns (credit: Young Kim)

Whether you’re looking to save the earth or just to save money, a pre-loved wedding gown can be a great buy. Here are the top five places in Denver to discover your dream dress –- for less.
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Eco Bridal Gowns (credit: Young Kim)

Eco Bridal Gowns

2559 16th Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 232-2950
eco-bridalgowns.com
When Andrea Silva-Molina was planning her wedding, she decided that instead of spending a lot of money on a dress she was only going to wear once, she would purchase a previously loved wedding dress. But a dearth of bridal consignment shops sent her scrambling –- and got her to thinking -– surely other eco-friendly and economy-conscious brides had similar needs. So, in November of 2009 she and her mother launched ECO-Bridal Gowns online, opening a storefront in the up-and-coming LoHi neighborhood. With the goal of making secondhand shopping just as special as the experience in any high-end bridal boutique, ECO-Bridal Gowns carries almost exclusively designer dresses and gives each bride undivided attention — they see only one bride at a time in their beautiful space. ECO-Bridal also offers two lines brand-new (LaSposa and Forever Yours) as well as gowns available for rent. If you’re looking for a designer gown at a more affordable price, ECO-Bridal’s selection and personal level of customer service is unrivaled.

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The Green Bride (credit: Andrew Gibson)

The Green Bride

2340 West Main Street
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 798-2222
thegreenbridedenver.com
The Green Bride in Littleton is the place to go for a wide range of eco-friendly gowns. In addition to consignment, they regularly carry several dresses created by local designers and made with greener fabrics such as cotton and hemp silk. Dedicated to the green cause, they emphasize the importance and value in re-loving what is usually thought of as a one-time-use dress. Their dense stock of gowns offers a lot of options in every size, and their single-dressing-room boutique engenders an individualized experience. Located in Old town Littleton, you can make a day of dress shopping, exploring shops, and enjoying a pleasant meal nearby.

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The Altar Bridal Consigment (credit: Shannon Piserchio)

The Altar Bridal Consignment

9629 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 455-3385
thealtarbridalconsignment.com
The Altar is Denver’s largest bridal consignment shop. While the experience at The Altar is perhaps less personal or intimate than some of the smaller boutiques, they do have a huge selection which is a particular bonus when shopping secondhand, because unlike regular bridal shops, once a dress has been purchased by someone else, it’s gone and can’t be ordered for you. The Altar has gotten a lot of press and positive reviews over the past few years, and it’s well-deserved. Their friendly staff and in-store seamstresses will help to ensure that you find a dress you love at a price you can afford.

- Nicole Relyea is a Denver-based freelance writer. Reach her at nicolefreelance@gmail.com, find her online at nicolerelyea.com or on Twitter @NicoleinDenver.

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