Founded by Chantal Khoueiry, Brides do Good is a pioneering social enterprise that offers brides-to-be the opportunity to purchase the world’s most beautiful pre-loved and sample designer wedding gowns from designers including: Alexander McQueen, Oscar De La Renta, Valentino, Marchesa, Rosa Clara, Lela Rose, Temperley London, Stewart Parvin and Phillipa Lepley amongst others, at an affordable price and with the unprecedented charitable proposition to address the global challenge of eradicating child marriage by 2030 (one of the United Nations sustainable goals) through partner charities Plan International and Too Young to Wed.
“When friends revealed they spent over thousands on a dress they’d only wear once and wouldn’t let go of it because of the emotional connection, I started thinking about the millions of wedding gowns sitting in boxes somewhere. And then my mind went to the millions of girls that are each year barbarically forced into early marriage and a life of violence – and then, inspiration struck!” – Chantal Khoueiry
Based in London, Brides do Good’s unique business platform invites brides from all over the world to sell their designer wedding gowns and receive a third of the sale back, a third goes toward the operations of the site, and a third goes to partner the charities.
Brides do Good also offers bridal designers and retailers a solution to move excess inventory. Designers and retailers may sell their sample gowns and excess stock (non-pre-owned) to Brides do Good, with a portion of the sale donated to Plan International and Too Young to Wed.
The pop-up boutique will be open at Bicester Village from the 9-19th February 2017. For further information, click here to visit, bicestervillage.com
For further information on Brides do Good, click here to visit, bridesdogood.com