Nearly Newlywed Offers Designer Gowns You Can "Borrow"

April 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Nearly Newlywed Offers Designer Gowns You Can

" After struggling to find the perfect pre-owned dress for her wedding, Jacqueline Sheller Courtney resolved to make the process easier for future brides-to-be. Her new website, Nearly Newlywed, is teeming with gently worn -- or "nearly new" -- bridal looks from the likes of Marchesa, Vera Wang, and Rodarte, all discounted up to 60 percent off the original price. Better still? You can "sell back" the designer duds once your Big Day has come and gone, making the process quite a bit different than other sites like Rent the Runway that place the focus on just renting the goods for a short while.

Thread NY: How does Nearly Newlywed work, exactly? Jacqueline Sheller Courtney: It's a space for 'nearly-new' gowns as well as women who are nearly newlyweds themselves. If you're getting married, it's a place to browse bridal dresses, and if you're just thinking about getting married -- or maybe going to a lot of weddings -- we offer a great selection of party dresses, too. Because most of the gowns are pre-owned, they're more competitively priced between 40 and 60 percent off. But what really sets us apart is the selection "

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