What we do
Our Oxfam bridalwear departments are on first floors where privacy is assured. Most of the wedding dresses are given by designers and bridal shops. Many are ex-catwalk and are in mint condition.
Some wedding gowns are given to Oxfam by generous brides who have enjoyed their special day wearing a fabulous dress and want someone else to have the same experience whilst supporting Oxfam's work.
To make the most of your visit, please call the shop beforehand to make an appointment and feel free to ask questions about the sizes and styles available.
Our volunteer staff are trained and friendly and want you to leave the shop happy. They may also be able to advise on alterations.
The average cost of an Oxfam wedding dress is around £250, and we aim to pitch our prices at about 30 per cent of what you would pay on the high street. Some dresses originally cost £1000 or more, so you can buy the dress of your dreams for much less than you would expect!
As well as wedding dresses, we can help with accessories, shoes, bridesmaids' dresses and outfits for the mother of the bride.
Choosing your wedding gown from Oxfam bridalwear is a very smart way of recycling!
Our Bridal Shop donated dresses would otherwise be thrown away (we have heard stories of unsold wedding dresses being shredded or burnt), and our individual donations come from brides like you who want to give their lovely wedding dresses another life after the big day - rather than languishing at the back of the wardrobe!
And of course, every wedding dress bought from Oxfam helps to raise funds for our charity projects around the world.
Awards & Recommendations
Oxfam has won many awards over the years including the Seoul Peace Prize and the Association of Charity Shops award.
All our stock is recycled.
Renewable energy use
All Oxfam shops are powered by ecotricity.
Supporting / working with a charity
All our profit is used to further Oxfam’s work throughout the world.
Supporting / working with a community / social project
Our volunteers are an active part of the local community and in some cases are young people gaining experience in the retail trade.