You dream about it, shop like crazy for it, and cut out entire food groups in order to look good in it (at least some of us do). We’re talking about your wedding dress, every woman’s moment in the spotlight, tantamount to walking the red carpet at the Oscars. So when all is said and done, what do you do with the dress?
If you’re Tracy DiNunzio (and a growing number of women) you sell it. DiNunzio was profiled in The New York Times this weekend for her startup Tradesy, a clothing resale marketplace that operates a lot like eBay, allowing people to sell used or unused clothing and accessories (with Tradesy taking a 9 percent commission). Tradesy is the expanded, second coming of her site Recycled Bride, for which DiNunzio got the idea after her own wedding — and sadly, divorce. “By the end of 2013, we expect to have more than $40 million of fashion and wedding products for sale on Tradesy,” she told Forbes.com earlier this year. “It’s going to be a big year for us.”
Which got some of us in the office thinking about what to do with those wedding dresses we having hanging in closets and on the back of bedroom doors. Tradition is to save it — but for what? Selling the dress and having some extra cash on hand — particularly this time of year as the holiday shopping bills start to roll in — was seen as an attractive option for some. But we want to know what you think:
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