As the owner of a couture bridal boutique in Charleston, South Carolina, Sarah Black noticed that as the prices of designer quality wedding gowns increased, many brides ended up going over their budget, settling for a gown that wasn’t their first choice, or heading to a sample or warehouse sale to seek out a more affordable dress. In 2008, she founded Fabulous Frocks to give brides the dream dress and boutique shopping experience they deserve, minus the high price tag. Providing a great shopping experience with one-on-one appointments, Fabulous Frocks carries beautiful new, once-wed, and sample designer gowns by Alvina Valenta, Claire Pettibone, Monique Lhuillier, Rivini, Vera Wang, and more. The bridal consignment boutique only accepts gowns that originally retailed for at least $2,000.

Once a 600-square-foot room housing 30 gowns, Fabulous Frocks has since expanded into a 1,800-square-foot boutique with more than 200 couture wedding gowns and two more locations in Atlanta, Georgia and Alexandria, Virginia.