The Dress List is an online platform like Craigslist, only for Dresses! The Dress List is not a store that buys and sells dresses but a platform for YOU to do just that. Here you can find inexpensive or discount dresses to purchase for your next formal event or you can sell a used dress of your own. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, etc. for updates and special discounts with our great partners!
January 26, 2010 This is Rob Brough, Zions Bank, speaking on business.
At the time of Rachel’s wedding, she was on a tight budget and found it difficult to find a dress within that budget. She saw an announcement on a bulletin board for a used wedding dress similar to one she had tried on in a store, and it was half the price. That ended up being the dress she chose.
Rachel’s experience inspired her. She started wondering how many other women were in the same situation, hunting for less expensive dresses but not sure where to find them. She had previously worked in the marketing department for BYU’s Independent Study program so she decided to use her experience to start a business dedicated to helping thrifty brides like herself. The result: thedresslist.com.
Thedresslist.com provides a comprehensive listing of used wedding and formal dresses. Shoppers can peruse the list that includes around 5,000 dresses from all over the United States. Listings are done geographically so you can look in your state first and then elect to search in other states if you don’t find what you’re looking for. The site is also useful for those hoping to sell dresses since all listings are free. For a small fee, sellers can have their dress listed at the top of the results page so it’s seen more frequently.
Rachel says the Dress List has had great success thus far, garnering around 250,000 hits per month. She originally thought wedding dresses would be the best-selling items but has discovered prom dresses are just as popular. If someone finds a dress they like, they can email the lister to find out more information. The site also links to other services brides might be interested in such as caterers, beauty salons, tuxedo rentals, limo services, jewelry and even other bridal stores.
Thedresslist.com has had the most activity in Utah and Idaho, and Rachel hopes to see it continuing to flourish in many other states. She feels the site fulfills an important need and plans to keep postings free as she fulfills that need.
For Zions Bank, I’m Rob Brough. I’m speaking on business.