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Shop Pre-Loved Wedding Dresses

Pre-loved by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES - Our online only marketplace is the ideal destination for brides seeking to buy or sell beautiful, high-quality pre-loved wedding dresses. Working in partnership with RNTR, the first service re-commerce plug-in solution in Australia, when you choose to shop with us, you can experience an eco-friendly and budget-conscious alternative to buying new, all while finding your perfect dress. If you're looking to sell your beloved KWH gown, our platform offers an easy way for you to recirculate it and give it a second life with another bride. Join our community of sustainable and stylish brides today.

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Shop Pre-Loved Wedding Dresses

Welcome to Pre-loved by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, the ultimate destination for discerning brides seeking pre-loved wedding dresses. We understand that weddings are a time of love and joy, but they can also come with many costs and environmental consequences.

By choosing to shop for your dream wedding dress at Pre-loved by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, you can save money whilst making an environmentally friendly purchase. Our full-circle marketplace allows beloved dresses to find new owners who will cherish them just as much. With each purchase, you contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry by reducing waste and minimising the environmental impact of wedding dress production.

We take pride in being part of the solution towards a more responsible and ethical fashion ecosystem, without compromising on the luxurious quality and design that KAREN WILLIS HOLMES is renowned for. When you choose a pre-loved dress from our platform, you not only make a smart financial decision, but also a conscious choice to reduce your environmental footprint.

Pre-loved by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES is more than just an online marketplace – it’s a movement. Join us in making the wedding industry more sustainable and inclusive while creating unforgettable moments. Shop today for your perfect pre-loved wedding dress and be a part of the change.

Please note these gowns are only available online and not through any of our boutiques. We do not buy, hold or carry pre-loved stock, our marketplace is strictly for brides selling to brides.

Frequently Asked Questions - Buying a Pre-Loved Wedding Dress

What can I find in the Pre-Loved Collection?

You will find actual KAREN WILLIS HOLMES customers reselling their pre-loved, KWH wedding dresses and accessories. These pieces usually have only been worn once and are dry cleaned and ready for their next owner. Items shown are sold by a KWH customer and they will ship the order directly to you.

Where are the dresses coming from?

Our platform welcomes past KWH brides to list their gown to future KWH brides. We do not buy back or hold pre-loved wedding dresses – this is a bride to bride service. We are here to help facilitate the selling of your gown, try ons & conversations between brides where you may need extra info about a listing.

Pre-Loved gowns are not physically available in any of our boutiques, only through our online marketplace.

How do I pay for a pre-owned item?

You will pay in a similar way as with a new KAREN WILLIS HOLMES online purchase: a secure checkout. Simply “Add to Cart”, your item will be added to a special pre-loved cart, which you will find in the top right corner of your screen once an item as been added. Once added, you can proceed through the secure checkout which is powered by our resale partner Rntr.

Can I return my pre-loved purchase?

All pre-loved purchases are final unless the item is not in the condition described by the seller. If that situation occurs, you can open a dispute process by contacting; if we confirm the dispute, we will offer a refund and ask you to return the item.

How is shipping handled?

For pre-loved items, our sellers will fulfil your order in less than 3 business days. The item will ship with a tracking number, and should typically arrive no more than 4 days after it is shipped. All pre-loved items are sent via AusPost standard shipping.

If you have any questions about shipping, please contact our Pre-Loved Customer Service at

What if my order is lost/stolen?

If your tracking information shows that your package was delivered, but you have not received it, please contact our Pre-Loved Customer Service at Note: we do not take responsibility for lost/missing packages that show successful delivery to the order address.

Can I try the garments on?

It will be indicated on the product page if the garment is available for try on. If it’s marked as available, you can contact our team at to be connected with the seller to arrange a time for try on. Note that there is a fee of $70 for try on, redeemable against final purchase of the garment tried on.

Are prices negotiable?

Our resale prices on are already amongst the lowest you will find for designer items anywhere. Listing prices are clearly marked on each listing beside the original purchase price, so you can see how much of a discount you are getting off the original retail price.

If you are still interested in negotiating the price of a listing or buying accessories extra, please contact and we can liaison with both seller & buyer through email.

Are the items genuine?

Yes, KAREN WILLIS HOLMES gowns for sale on our Pre-Loved marketplace are the real deal. The only thing missing are the high price tags! We check every listing to ensure authenticity. If you believe a dress you’ve received is counterfeit, contact the Rntr. customer service team to open a dispute for a review and full refund.

Can you alert me when new garments are listed?

This is something that will come in the future. If there is something specific that you are after, let us know and we will do our best to let you know once it comes available.

How do I find items near me?

If you want to try before you buy, you may want to start your search locally. To find a garment near you:

  1. Visit Pre-Loved shop
  2. Click filters located at the top or side of the page
  3. Select location and click near me or enter your city to see nearby garments *Note: This feature may not be available for all countries.

How do I report a listing?

We are all about making buying and selling safe for everyone. If you believe a listing to be fraudulent, offensive, or infringing your copyright, please report it to our Pre-Loved Customer Service at straight away.

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