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Wedding Dress Sample Sale

Heavily discounted past season samples and excess stock wedding dresses by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES. Up to 75% off RRP. ONLINE ONLY. Not available in stores.

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Wedding Dress Sample Sale


Welcome to the KWH Online Sample Sale, a curated collection of near perfect wedding gowns that had previous lives as photoshoot samples, floor samples, customer returns or one offs that never went into production. Experience heavily discounted past season samples at up to 75% off while stocks last. These pieces are perfect for the budget conscious, timeline poor or eco friendly bride wanting to reduce their environmental footstep.

Sample sale gowns are available to purchase within Australia only.

 

Returns policy on sample sale gowns

Please note any sample gowns or accessories purchased on sale are strictly final sales. No refunds or exchanges will be available for items purchased at a sale price.
Please be meticulous in cross-checking your body measurements against our provided size charts to ensure you are purchasing the best size for you.

Gowns purchased from the KWH sample sale collection are purchased in as-is condition are expected to have some faults or minor damage. Alterations, repairs and dry cleaning may be required at the brides own expense. We do not offer in house alterations on sample sale gowns, these will have to be sourced externally. Please contact us for a list of our recommended seamstresses.

FAQ’s

About the Brand

Australian wedding dress designer KAREN WILLIS HOLMES has been at the forefront of bridal fashion since being established in 2000, providing beautifully designed and handcrafted wedding gowns for the elegant, modern and timeless bride. Our team is based in Australia and every one of our staff is dedicated to our company’s mission and the brides we have the pleasure of working with. Our goal is to always create a one-of-a-kind, personal and genuine experience for brides when finding their perfect wedding dress.

Read more about KWH here.

How do I Try on a KWH Dress?

You can visit one of our KAREN WILLIS HOLMES boutiques or a stockist who carries KWH gowns.

We have four boutiques across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The details of each boutique are located below:

Sydney BOOK HERE

Sydney Flagship Emporium

9 Doody St Alexandria, NSW

Ph (02) 8338 1078

alexandria@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri – 10am – 5:30pm

Thur – 10am – 7pm

Sat – 9am – 5:30pm

Sun – 11am – 4pm

Melbourne BOOK HERE

1010 High Street, Armadale, VIC

Ph (03) 9509 0454

melbourne@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 10am – 5.30pm

Thursday – 10am – 7pm

Saturday – 9am – 5.30pm

Sunday -11am – 4pm

Brisbane BOOK HERE

32 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, QLD

Ph (07) 3368 2216

brisbane@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 10am – 5.30pm

Thursday – 10am – 7pm

Saturday – 9am – 5.30pm

Sunday & Monday – Closed

Perth BOOK HERE

309 Newcastle St, Northbridge, WA

Ph (08) 9381 5551

perth@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 10- 5.30pm

Thursday – 10 – 7pm

Saturday – 9 – 5pm

Sunday & Monday – Closed

We are also stocked across Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore.  For a detailed list of stockists, visit Stockist Locations.

What’s the Price Range?

The cost of a KAREN WILLIS HOLMES wedding dress ranges from AUD $2,190 to AUD $13,000. For the average cost of each collection, see below. 

The ELOPE collection ranges in price from $590 to $5,290.

The LUXE collection ranges in price from $2,500 to $3,790.

The WILD HEARTS collection ranges in price from $2,190 to $2,990.

The BESPOKE collection ranges in price from $2,500 to $13,000.

What Size Samples do you Have & What is the Size Range of your Collections?

For the ELOPE collection the size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 20 | US 0 – 16 and we have size AUS/UK 10 | US 6 samples in store for you to try on.

For the LUXE collection the size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 16 | US 0 – 12 and these gowns are sold on a first come first serve basis. In our NYC boutique our samples are a size US 6.

For the WILD HEARTS collection the size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 20 | US 0 – 16 and we have size AUS/UK 10 | US 6 samples in store for you to try on.

For the BESPOKE collection the size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 20 | US 0 – 16 and we have size AUS/UK 10 | US 6 samples in store for you to try on.

I Don't Live Near a KWH Boutique or Stockist, How can I Purchase a KWH Gown or Obtain Expert Advice?

If you don’t live near a KWH boutique, contact our customer service team directly and we will have a solution for you to secure your dream gown. Our team can also offer you styling advice via phone or email. Feel free to contact them on +61 2 9519 3901 or info@karenwillisholmes.com.

What if I Have a Short Timeline?

We do carry stock of some gowns in-house, or we can sometimes make an ELOPE or BESPOKE gown in much shorter timeframes if we have all the fabric and time in our production calendar to fit your order in. As well, our LUXE line is a ready-to-wear line which means we can work with a shorter time frame as long as your desired gown is in stock. While we can work with shorter time frames, we always recommend a longer timeline, as having a shorter one will limit what is available to you.

If you have a short time frame, please contact us on info@karenwillisholmes.com or + 61 2 9519 3901 to discuss your options.

Will I Need Alterations?

Alterations are expected and essential for the finishing touches to any gown and will make the gown truly yours. When purchasing a gown, we take your body measurements to help determine the closest standard size to your body based on our size chart. However, alterations are needed to fine-tune for fit and to your personal preference. Whether that means taking in a gown to make it smaller for your hips, bust, or waist (or maybe everywhere), adding cups, shortening straps, hemming the length, and adding in the bustle for your train, alterations are a standard part of the whole process.

How do I Style a KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Wedding Dress?

Our gowns look beautiful when styled with our veils and detachable trains. Adding a veil or train to one of our dresses amps up the feminine softness and creates a distinctly unique look for your big day. Veils and trains can also add a little something extra to a more simple gown.

Where can I try on KWH Sale Dresses in Person?

Our Sample Sale dresses are not available in KWH boutiques. However, if you are wanting to try a KWH sample sale dress, please email info@karenwillisholmes.com to book a Thursday Morning appointment in our Sydney Head Office.

Please note, we are unable to send sample sale gowns to our KWH boutiques interstate, and the designs of the gowns are no longer in store, as they are past season gowns.

What is the Lead Time for a Sale Dress?

Gowns on sale are sold from stock. Due to the nature of these dresses, the gowns are sold on a first come first serve basis.

What do I Wear Under a KWH Dress?

On the hunt for the perfect shape wear for your gown? Have a look at our stylist’s expert advice here. 

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