ABOUT US

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Dina Akel
Fashion Director

Fashion is my PASSION! For real though, it is. I've worked in the bridal industry for 5+ years now and I have been reselling clothing online for about 4+ years. My inspiration for this business came to me when I had various conversations with my brides and friends about how we only really wear these beautiful gowns once and then sometimes never have an opportunity to wear them again. I've spoken to shop owners who have gowns sitting in storage due to them needing repairs, cleaning, or  they were just an outdated style that is not "IN" this season.

So why not share them? Why not create a sustainable means to reduce our closets by  finding new eyes who need them? New eyes that prefer not to spend the original price tag?

These are just a couple things that I think about. I love what I do and I'm here to share it with you.

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Designer Gowns for less!
Bridal gowns, Bridesmaid dresses, evening gowns, and more...

 

Located in Nashua, NH, Preowned Gowns is a boutique that provides pre-loved wedding dresses online. This company collaborates with local businesses to provide clients with lightly-used occasion wear. The collection features pre-owned gowns as well as unused inventory from dress shops. 

Preowned Gowns is a supporter of sustainable fashion and weaves this into their business ethos. Knowing the impact the industry has on climate change, they seek to be a part of the movement towards a more eco-friendly future. As the desire for consignment clothing grows, the company is devoted to taking part in this development away from fast fashion. 

To make finding a gown online easier, the team at Preowned Gowns provides online and in person styling services. They can assist with helping clients measure themselves and direct them to the gowns that best suit their preferences and budget. In addition, they are able to provide advice on tailoring and alterations. After choosing a dress online, the client can have the gown shipped to them to try on and have a second consultation with one of the boutique's stylists. When choosing your dream dress in person you'll be left with all you need to prepare for your event date. From dresses for the one swapping vows to attire for the wedding party, the store has a range of options.

WHY PREOWNED?

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Our company is here to stand for sustainable fashion, beginning with the recycling of our own closets. The clothing industry contributes up to 10% of the pollution driving the climate crisis, and we Americans throw away an average of 82 pounds of textile waste per year! This all boils down to cut-rate prices, overconsumption, and a culture of convenience.

By implementing sustainable fashion practices, such as shopping secondhand, we can reduce these carbon emissions and help to repair our planet. According to ThreadUp, shopping consignment is poised to be bigger than shopping fast fashion by 2029, and we want to be a part of this growing fashion revolution! Preowned Gowns is dedicated to promoting sustainability in all forms, and will work to reduce the fashion industry’s carbon footprint in any way we can.

WHERE WE SELL

PreOwned Gowns sells on many platforms Including:

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