Hand-Me-Gowns Bridal is South Jersey’s premier secondhand bridal experience. Our inventory is comprised entirely of unique, gently-worn and never-worn secondhand designer gowns and styles. Black bridal gowns? Got em. Vintage or retro inspired? Got em.
Find the perfect gown for your celebration at our showroom in the adorable Downtown Hammonton!
Our mission is to provide eco-conscious and budget-minded soonlyweds with a sustainable option for purchasing attainable and high-quality designer styles, without sacrificing any of what makes a bridal appointment special.
Short on time finding a gown for your celebration? Hand-Me-Gowns inventory is all available off the rack. Once you purchase a gown or accessory, it goes home with you that day.
Looking for an affordable option for your gown? Our inventory is priced at a minimum of 30% off retail value all the way up to 70% off.
Looking for a way to cut down on wedding waste, and support your local community? Our gowns come from brides in the community and bridal boutiques with discontinued styles, and are given a second chance to find a perfect match.
Choosing a wedding gown should only be joyous, never stressful! We want all brides to treasure their memory of choosing a gown without feeling stressed over cost, pushed to buy a gown they aren’t sure about, or pressured by a months-long dress production timeline.
How I cater to offbeat weddings
We are so excited to be part of the Offbeat Weddings community! Our shop has always been a place for rebels. After all, our clientele are soonlyweds that are willing to flip the script on a costly, single-use garment purchase that is unfortunately sometimes considered to be one of the most wasteful.
BUT just because we may feel uncomfortable with the purchase doesn’t mean that we need to throw the ritual out entirely! After all, Hand-Me-Gowns believes that the most sustainable garment is one that already exists, and there truly its something so special about selecting this gown surrounded by the people that love and support you.
Because all of our appointments are entirely private, it also allows us to make your appointment SPECIFICALLY tailored to you! Bring whoever you would like to bring, listen to whatever music you’d like to listen to, this is about you. We are a woman-owned business with majority LGBTQ-identifying staff, and want the space to feel inclusive and welcoming to everyone.
Speaking of, we are plus-size friendly! We make it a priority to source and consign gowns up to bridal size 30 and down to a street size 00. No matter your size, we will have gowns that fit you, guaranteed. No need to feel embarrassed while swimming in a sample size gown that’s four sizes too big, OR have to walk out of the dressing room with a bare back clipped into a gown that’s waaaay too small. We got you.
"I seriously cannot rave enough about Hand-Me-Gowns. I went back in August and Sarah helped me find the perfect gown. From beginning to end, the experience was just perfect. When I arrived, there was a welcome sign with my name on it, the music I requested (they ask when you book) was playing, gowns in my size and price range were pulled for me to look through, mini cakes were out for me and my MOH, mom, and grandma to snack on, and the bubbly was chilled waiting for us. I tried on 6 gowns and ended up buying the 3rd.
Sarah was so sweet and made the appointment so much fun. I didn't feel like I was going to be pushed into buying something I didn't absolutely love. I love their sustainable business model, which was the main reason I wanted to check the boutique out.
I ended up going back a few weeks later to get my veil and a jumpsuit because I wouldn't go anywhere else for all things bridal attire. I cannot recommend Hand-Me-Gowns enough." - Chelsea C.