POP-UP SHOP: flash retailing, a trend of opening short-term sales spaces. 3Larks will be popping up in different locations throughout Chicago to give you the full bridal dress experience at a fraction of the cost. Think trendy venues, unique decor, and of course some champagne to go with that perfect dress.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
WHAT IS A POP-UP?
The Story Behind 3Larks
As the 3Larks, Katie, Sarah and Brooke, planned their own weddings, they wished there was a hassle free way to buy and eventually resell their own designer wedding dresses. At the time, there wasn’t a way to find a discounted designer gown with the fun and fabulous shopping experience. In order to fill that Chicago void, they launched 3Larks, a bridal boutique, and hope to bring buyers and sellers together to give a new life to those once worn dresses!
BUYING A DRESS
What can I expect at the pop up appointment?
Our pop up events provide the upscale wedding dress shopping experience that every bride hopes for during her wedding gown search. During the 1 hour appointment, brides can see and try on the inventory of dresses. We welcome friends and family to join in on the appointment.
Where do you get your inventory?
Our dresses are consigned from across the country – they may be once-wed, never worn, designer samples or boutique overstock.
How can I browse your current inventory?
Check out our current inventory selection on our website. To view the pieces in person, contact us to make an appointment at our next event. Email us for more details on an in-home consultation.
What price points are your gowns?
Our inventory and prices change often so check back for the most up to date selections.
What is your return policy?
All sales are final.
What kind of payment does 3Larks accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover credit cards.
What if I can't attend one of the pop-up events?
We will bring the party to you! Email us for more info on an in-home consultation.
Can I bring champagne?
Already got you covered girl 🙂
What other services/products do you provide?
We focus on dresses only at this time. However, during our pop-up events we may have additional vendors on site to make your planning process and accessory search as streamlined as possible.
Do you have a seamstress or dry cleaner referral?
We have great recommendations for both alterations as well as dry cleaning. Whether it’s adding straps, or a flourish, alterations can transform a dress and make it that much more custom to you! If you’re interested in selling your dress, we can help direct you to the best dry cleaners in the city.
Can I put a gown on hold?
Yes, we do offer a hold policy for gowns. We require a deposit of $200 to hold a dress, which makes the gown unavailable to others for 24 hours. If you decide to purchase the dress within the 24 hour period, the deposit will be applied toward the final sale price. If you go against the dress, your deposit is forfeited.
SELLING A DRESS
What are the dress condition requirements?
We ask that dresses be in impeccable, professionally dry cleaned condition. We ask that dresses be contemporary in style and originally retail for $1,500 or more.
What is the commission structure?
We offer a competitive 65%/35% split on every wedding dress sale. The bride receives 65% of the sale price.
How are the dresses priced?
We calculate the suggested consignment price based on the retail value, price paid, and active and past online listings.
Do you accept dresses from out of state?
We do! We ask that you cover the cost of shipping the dress to us. In the situation where the dress doesn’t sell, we will cover the cost of returning the dress back to you.
How long do you keep my dress?
We keep your dress as long as you’d like us to continue to market and try and sell it! We ask that you give us a two weeks notice prior to requesting the return of your dress.