Located in the Del Ray section of Alexandria, Fabulous Frocks is a welcomed addition to the Washington DC bridal fashion market in an age where brides are less sentimental about keeping their wedding gowns for their future daughters and savvy brides are searching for “the look for less.” (Click here for more info on how to consign your dress.)
The shop features recently worn (no more than 5 years) and sample gowns from designers such Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Rivini, Anne Barge, Ulla-Maija and Vera Wang that originally retailed for $2,000 or higher, and now new to you at 20%-70% discount. For example, as of earlier this week, there is an elegant Paloma Blanca available at 40% off retail! When I visited last week with Linda Fairall, the lovely owner, she says her gowns typically range from $1000-$8000 and there were about 80 gowns available, with a constantly changing inventory. To go with your beautiful gown, you can also find Sara Gabriel veils and headpieces, and Meg Jewelry.
Your bridesmaids can take advantage of the current 10% off promotion (through April 15th) in a selection of Jenny Yoo and Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids dresses (Fabulous Frocks is only one of two stores in the entire metro DC area that carries Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids).
Even though you can purchase these gowns at a discounted price, the experience at the boutique is not lessened at all. The boutique looks like a high-end salon with spacious dressing rooms and attentive service.
Ready to shop? Here is a quick tip from Linda: Treat shopping at a consignment shop like you would at a sample sale at any bridal salon. You will be: purchasing an off-the-rack dress in only one size, paying in full, walking out of the store with you dress.
There are 3 upcoming trunks shows:
- Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids April 26th-28th
- Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids May 17th-19th
- Sara Gabriel Veiling and Accessories June 14th-16th
Happy Shopping! Vicky