Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Autumn & Mr. Pearl at the Oxford Conference of Corsetry

Here at Dark Garden, August heralds the beginning of our busiest time of year. There is no better way for us to kick off the season than attending the Oxford Conference of CorsetryLast year, our proprietress Autumn Adamme was the keynote speaker at OCOC '14. Autumn had such a delightful time being surrounded by like minded individuals that she encouraged a very special colleague to join her in attending this year's event. Mr. Pearl, the world famous corsetier and couturier, will be doing a Q&A session for roughly 50 enthralled corsetmakers from across the globe. Autumn will be returning to teach a workshop, sharing methods for pattern matching fabrics. This is a signature technique at Dark Garden, and an essential marker of quality in a high-end corset.
Autumn Adamme in her "Pearl" overbust corset
Created while working with Mr. Pearl in his Parisian atelier last summer
Photo © Joel Aron

Dark Garden's relationship with Mr. Pearl began through our mutual muse, Dita Von Teese, who frequently performs her famous burlesque routines in corsets made by both Mr. Pearl and Dark Garden. Thanks to Dita, Autumn had the unique opportunity to work alongside Mr. Pearl, and last summer she spent a month with him in his Parisian atelier.

Dita Von Teese in a Mr. Pearl corset
Though she doesn't like to brag about it, Autumn is known within the corsetmaking community as the "Godmother of Modern Corsetry." Autumn and Mr. Pearl are an absolute dream team; it's a match made in corset heaven! We look forward to future collaborations with Mr. Pearl which are currently in the works. Also teaching this year is Ian Frazer Wallace of The Whitechapel Workhouse, keynote speaker from OCOC's inaugural event in 2013. Ian will be leading a workshop on Integral Corsetry, a concept which is a personal favorite of mine. OCOC has built on its successes each year, so it is no surprise that this year is slated to be the best yet!

2014 and 2013 Keynote Speakers at OCOC14:
Autumn Adamme & Ian Frazer Wallace were fast friends
as soon as they met at last year's event!
Though this year's conference is fully booked, we encourage you to follow along with the proceedings by watching the #ococ15 hashtag on Instagram. You can also follow @darkgardencorsetry, @missdarkgarden, @whitechapelworkhouse and @misterpearlofficial directly.

Dark Garden Dollymop Overbust
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Dark Garden Boutique Now Open 7 Days a Week

Dark Garden black silk garter belt
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © John Carey
We are excited to announce that the Dark Garden boutique at 321 Linden St., San Francisco will be open on Wednesdays from 11am to 5pmIt has been our policy previously to be open by appointment only on Wednesdays, allowing us to take fitting and pick up appointments while maintaining full production. This change means that Dark Garden will be open to the public seven days a week through the holiday season.

Beginning August 1st, our boutique hours are as follows:
Sunday through Wednesday: 11am to 5pm
Thursday: 11am to 7pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am to 8pm

Dark Garden couture corset gown
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Joel Aron

Come visit us! Our lovely attendants will be happy to fit you in a corset, answer your questions about waist training, and schedule appointments for bridal couture, all at 321 Linden St., San Francisco, CA 94102. We can also be contacted by phone during business hours at 415-431-7684.

Dark Garden Risqué Sweetheart
Photo © Chris Gaede

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"Post Rummage Sale" Sale: Archive, Consignment, & Cinderella Corsets

If you live out of town, out of the country, or just plain couldn't make it to the Rummage Sale on Sunday, Dark Garden has a treat for you! We are listing our remaining consignment, archive, and "Cinderella" corsets and ensembles for our online audience. Today showcases our remaining standalone corsets from archive and consignment. We'll also be cross-posting these to Instagram.

Photo © Joel Aron

To purchase these pieces, give us a ring at 415-431-7684 during our business hours. All times below are PST.

Monday: 11am - 5pm
Tuesday: 11am - 5pm
Wednesday: 11am - 5pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
  
We can answer additional questions about the corset you're eyeing, process a payment, and prepare it for shipment. These items will only be on sale through next Wednesday, August 5, 2015All items are sold as-is and first come, first serve: no holds. These corsets, as well as the previously listed fashion show ensembles, are also available at our 321 Linden St. boutique through that date. If you require a corset to be shipped to you, domestic shipping starts at $25.


Standalone Corsets: Archive, Consignment, & "Cinderella"

A-RS-175 $250
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-175 SOLD
Size: S/M
Bust: 33", Waist: 22"
Original price: $450 - Sale price: $250
"Boob Top" in multi-colored brocade with adjustable lacing at front, back, and sides.

A-RS-178  $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-178
Size: 19"
Underbust: 28.5" • High Hip: 32" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Lap: 5.75"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $600
Arch Rival underbust corset in ivory brocade with beading, bows, and rosettes. Lovely vintage bridal look with a very curvy shape. In very good condition.

C-RS-033  $550
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-033
Size: 19.5"
Underbust: 26.5" • High Hip: 28" • Waist to Underarm: 3.25" • Waist to Lap: 3.25"
Original price: $1100 - Sale price: $550
Waspie underbust corset in red silk satin. 10 panels, bespoke fit. Very curvaceous, asymmetric shape (left hip & shoulder high), silk lining, polyester waist tape, underbusk, spiral bones. Barely worn. Perfect for a tightlacer or waist trainer.

C-RS-029 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-029
Size: 19.75"
Bust: 32" • High Hip: 31" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 6.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $600
Sweetheart overbust corset in black sueded silk with deep fuchsia bone casings and binding. In good condition with only minor signs of wear in fabric, and contoured bones.

C-RS-025 $400
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-025
Size: 20"
Original price: $675 - Sale price: $400
Bust: 29" • High Hip: 28" • Waist to Underarm: 7.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Sweetheart overbust corset in soft white chrysanthemum brocade. Perfect for bridal. In like new condition.

A-RS-156 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-156
Size: 20"
Bust: 30" • High Hip: 29" • Waist to Underarm: 7.5" • Waist to Lap: 4.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $700
Aziza overbust corset with straps in green brocade. Excellent condition. Newly replaced binding and bone casings.

A-RS-172 $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-172
Size: 20"
Bust: 27.5" • High Hip: 29" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.75"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $500
Alyscia overbust corset in black satin. 8 panels. In good condition.

C-RS-026 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-026
Size: 20"
Bust: 28.5" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm: 6.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $600
Princess Victorian overbust corset with spaghetti straps in silver paisley brocade. In very good condition.

Call with SKU: C-KAL-558
Size: 20"
Bust: 30" • High Hip: 27" • Waist to Underarm: 6.75" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $2000 - Sale price: $375
Baroque overbust corset in black leather with white leather applique. Closed front. In good condition.

A-RS-161  $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-161
Size: 21"
Underbust: 28" • High Hip: 32.5" • Waist to Underbust: 5.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1100 - Sale price: $600
High Back Pointed Victorian underbust corset with straps in pink plaid taffeta. Designed to lace closed. In very good condition; binding has slight wear, esp. on corners.

C-RS-018 $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-018
Size: 21"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $500
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underarm: 7.25" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Sweetheart Longline overbust corset in heavy gold and brown tapestry brocade. In acceptable condition with some discoloration on black bone casings and lining; no signs of wear on body fabrics.

C-RS-003  $800
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-003
Size: 21"
Underbust: 26.5" • High Hip: 30.5" • Waist to Underbust: 4.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $800
Underbust Victorian corset in gorgeous black wool sateen. Would make a wonderful waist training corset for fall and winter, or colder climates. In excellent condition with no signs of wear and lightly contoured bones.

A-RS-168  $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-168
Size: 21"
Underbust: 27" • High Hip: 28" • Waist to Underbust: 4.75" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $500
Pointed Victorian underbust corset in ivory brocade with pink lace trim. In good condition with no major signs of wear.

A-RS-164 $150
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-164
Size: 22"
Bust: 31.5" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm:  7" • Waist to Lap:  4.5"
Original price: $1500 - Sale price: $150
Victorian overbust corset with applique, hand painted in shimmery blue with trim on neckline. Perfect for an Elsa-inspired costume. In acceptable condition; fashion fabric/paint has cracked along one seam and interior lining shows wear with discoloration.

A-RS-167 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-167
Size: 22"
Bust: 30" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm: 7.25" • Waist to Lap: 4.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $600
Victorian overbust corset with scoop neckline in dark purple floral silk taffeta. In good condition. Binding shows some wear at corners.

C-RS-021 $675
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-021
Size: 22"
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 31" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.25"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $675
Sweetheart overbust corset with softly scooped neckline in lilac floral taffeta. This neckline is a hybrid between our Sweetheart and Victorian styles. In very good condition, fabric feels softly broken in but shows no signs of wear.

A-RS-150 $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-150
Size: 22"
Bust: 30" • High Hip: 32.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $500
Alyscia overbust corset in silver silk with lace overlay. In acceptable condition with newly replaced binding and lacing. Lace has patches of wear throughout; lining has ink stains and a few bones have worn through their channels at the lining.

C-RS-010 $1000
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-010
Size: 22"
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 34.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $1000
Aziza overbust corset with straps in burgundy with black and gold lace overlay. Includes back panel. In excellent condition.

C-RS-051 $200
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-051
Size: 22"
Original price: $1100 - Sale price: $200
Underbust: 28.5" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Pointed Victorian underbust corset in marigold vinyl. In acceptable condition with wear on PVC binding and some discoloration on vinyl.

CS-RS-049 $300
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-049
Size: 22"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $300
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 8.75" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Aziza overbust corset with straps in silver satin. Comes with black corset bag. In very good condition.



C-RS-028  $800
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-028
Size: 22"
Bust: 32" • High Hip: 32" • Waist to Underarm: 7.5" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $2000 - Sale price: $375
Empress overbust corset in bronze and black brocade. In very good.

A-RS-178  $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-045
Size: 22"
Original price: $1100 - Sale price: $300
Underbust: 33" • High Hip: 33" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Lap: 6"
Arch Rival underbust corset in silver satin. Excellent costuming and cosplay opportunities. In very good condition with no obvious signs of wear.

C-RS-044 $200
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-044
Size: 22"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $200
Bust: 34" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 9.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Sweetheart overbust corset in silvery grey floral taffeta. Comes with matching corset bag and 6 narrow detachable garters. In good condition with mild discoloration.

C-RS-013 $800
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-013
Size: 23"
Bust: 34" • High Hip: 32" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Lap: 6"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $800
Sweetheart "Batty" overbust corset with points in burgundy satin with black lace overlay, bone casings, and binding. Includes back panel. In excellent condition with no visible signs of wear; binding is in perfect condition.

A-RS-173 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-173
Size: 23"
Bust: 36" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1500 - Sale price: $700
Aziza overbust corset with straps in purple metallic leather with applique. In very good condition; leather is fairly stiff.

A-RS-177 $800
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-177 SOLD
Size: 23"
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm: 7" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $800
Alyscia overbust corset in pewter wool plaid with exquisitely pattern matched seams. Back panel included. Brand new condition.


Call with SKU: A-RS-200
Size: 23"
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 31" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $700
Alyscia overbust corset in cognac brown leather. Identical to sample photographed above; harness sold separately. Brand new condition with slight flaw in stitching tension.

C-RS-042 (corset) $400 and C-RS-041 (cuffs/collar) $50
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-042 (corset)
Size: 24"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $400 corset, $50 cuffs and collar
Underbust: 30.5" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.75" • Waist to Lap: 6"
High Back Pointed Victorian underbust corset in red glitter vinyl. Designed to lace closed. Comes with black satin bag. Matching collar and cuffs sold separately. In very good condition.

Call with SKU: C-RS-041 (cuffs and collar)
Size: Medium
Original price: $125 - Sale price: $50
Wrist cuffs and collar in red glitter vinyl. Great for cosplay. Matching corset sold separately. In very good condition.

C-RS-046 $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-046 SOLD
Size: 23"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $500
Bust: 34" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 9.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Princess Victorian overbust corset in supple black leather with spaghetti straps. Comes with corset bag in black satin and leather. In very good condition.

A-RS-160 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-160
Size: 24"
Underbust: 31.5" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underbust: 5.75" • Waist to Lap: 6"
Original price: $1050 - Sale price: $600
Underbust Edwardian corset in wedgewood silk satin and bird motif brocade with buttercream piping on binding. In excellent condition.

C-RS-035 $400
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-035
Size: 24"
Underbust: 27.5" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underbust: 3.5" • Waist to Lap: 3.75"
Original price: $685 - Sale price: $400
Corselette underbust corset in prussian blue silk with silvery lace overlay. 8 panels. In very good condition.

A-RS-179 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-179
Size: 24"
Bust: 34" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm: 7.5" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $600
Sweetheart overbust corset in red silk with cranberry pink bone casings and binding. Good condition.

C-RS-015 $425
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-015
Size: 24"
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 9.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.75"
Original price: $520 - Sale price: $425
Sweetheart overbust corset in black silk satin with garter loops. 8 panels. Identical in style to the corset shown above, differs in size only. Very good condition.

C-RS-059 $1000
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-059
Size: 24"
Bust: 34" • Full Hip: 38" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Hem: 24"
Original price: $2000 - Sale price: $1000
Sweetheart overbust corset mini dress in emerald green cherry blossom brocade. Amazing showpiece. In excellent condition.

A-RS-180 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-180
Size: 24.5"
Bust: 32" • High Hip: 33" • Waist to Underarm: 9" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $700
Sweetheart overbust corset in black dragon motif brocade. In excellent condition.

C-RS-011 $400
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-011
Size: 25"
Underbust: 28" • High Hip: 30.5" • Waist to Underbust: 3.5" • Waist to Lap: 4"
Original price: $500 - Sale price: $400
Corselette underbust corset in unusual printed fabric with silk binding and bone casings, and lace trim. In very good condition with a few stray fibers. Closed front.

A-RS-169 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-169
Size: 25"
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 34.5" • Waist to Underarm:  6" • Waist to Lap:  6"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $700
Aziza overbust corset in rust red silk dupioni with newly replaced black brocade binding. Buskless. In excellent condition.

A-RS-151
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-151
Size: 25"
Bust: 38" • High Hip: 33.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $750
Aziza overbust corset with adjustable straps in red silk satin. Brand new.

A-RS-162 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-162
Size: 25"
Bust: 37" • High Hip: 36" • Waist to Underarm:  8.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.25"
Original price: $1500 - Sale price: $600
Sweet Rival overbust corset with built-in garters in deep red leather with faux leather black flame applique. In acceptable condition with wear on applique and at underarms. Red is much darker than shown in photograph.

A-RS-186 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-186 SOLD
Size: 25"
Underbust: 32" • High Hip: 39" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Lap: 7"
Original price: $900 - Sale price: $700
Underbust Victorian corset in vintage pink silk with petersham binding, back panel, and loops for detachable garters. Perfect for waist training, stealthing, and foundation wear. Lovely curvaceous shape with dramatic hip spring. Brand new.

A-RS-154 $750
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-154
Size: 26"
Bust: 36.5" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $750
Aziza overbust corset with adjustable straps in red/ violet shot dupioni with black satin bone casings and binding. Good condition.

A-RS-176 $450
Call 415-431-7684

Call with SKU: A-RS-176
Size: 26"
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5.25"
Original price: $620 - Sale price: $450
Sweetheart overbust corset in black leather. 8 panels. In very good condition; lining shows some discoloration.

A-RS-165 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-165
Size: 26"
Bust: 37" • High Hip: 36.5" • Waist to Underarm: 7.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $600
Sweet Rival overbust corset with attached garters in champagne satin with black lace overlay. In good condition; well broken in with some wear on the binding.

A-RS-171 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-171
Size: 26"
Bust: 36.5" • High Hip: 34.5" • Waist to Underarm: 9" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $700
Sweetheart overbust corset in black dragon motif brocade. 8 panels. In very good condition and comfortably broken in.

A-RS-181 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-181
Size: 26"
Bust: 31" • High Hip: 32.5" • Waist to Underbust: 4"  • Waist to Underarm: 7.25" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $700
Adelaide overbust corset in ivory mesh with black silk satin cups. Very full bust and slim hip (shown laced with wide gap at hips), originally fit on an AMAB body. Brand new.

C-RS-008 $445
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-008
Size: 27"
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 36" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $650 - Sale price: $455
Sweetheart overbust corset in ivory silk satin with lace trim. 8 panels. Excellent condition, slight mark in lining.

C-RS-017 $560
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-017
Size: 28"
Bust: 42" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underarm: 9.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $900 - Sale price: $560
Sweetheart overbust corset in buff mini floral brocade with pink lace trim, extra boning, and detachable garters. 8 panels. In excellent condition.

C-RS-012 $320
Call 715-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-012
Size: 30"
Bust: 39" • High Hip: 41" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $380 - Sale price: $320
Sweetheart overbust corset in black poplin with back panel. 8 panels. In very good condition.

C-RS-150 $400
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-150
Size: 30"
Bust: 40" • High Hip: 40.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $500 - Sale price: $400
Sweetheart overbust corset in buff mini floral brocade with pale blue laces. 8 panels. In excellent condition.

C-RS-009 $630
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-009
Size: 32"
Bust: 40" • High Hip: 44.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $630
Sweetheart Longline overbust corset in purple and gold dragon motif brocade. Includes narrow detachable garters. In very good condition with no obvious signs of wear.

C-RS-037 $40
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-037
Size: Medium
Original price: $68 - Sale price: $40
Wrist cuffs in red patent leather with PVC trim. Great for cosplay. In acceptable condition, shedding on PVC trim.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Autumn & Mr. Pearl at the Oxford Conference of Corsetry

Here at Dark Garden, August heralds the beginning of our busiest time of year. There is no better way for us to kick off the season than attending the Oxford Conference of CorsetryLast year, our proprietress Autumn Adamme was the keynote speaker at OCOC '14. Autumn had such a delightful time being surrounded by like minded individuals that she encouraged a very special colleague to join her in attending this year's event. Mr. Pearl, the world famous corsetier and couturier, will be doing a Q&A session for roughly 50 enthralled corsetmakers from across the globe. Autumn will be returning to teach a workshop, sharing methods for pattern matching fabrics. This is a signature technique at Dark Garden, and an essential marker of quality in a high-end corset.
Autumn Adamme in her "Pearl" overbust corset
Created while working with Mr. Pearl in his Parisian atelier last summer
Photo © Joel Aron

Dark Garden's relationship with Mr. Pearl began through our mutual muse, Dita Von Teese, who frequently performs her famous burlesque routines in corsets made by both Mr. Pearl and Dark Garden. Thanks to Dita, Autumn had the unique opportunity to work alongside Mr. Pearl, and last summer she spent a month with him in his Parisian atelier.

Dita Von Teese in a Mr. Pearl corset
Though she doesn't like to brag about it, Autumn is known within the corsetmaking community as the "Godmother of Modern Corsetry." Autumn and Mr. Pearl are an absolute dream team; it's a match made in corset heaven! We look forward to future collaborations with Mr. Pearl which are currently in the works. Also teaching this year is Ian Frazer Wallace of The Whitechapel Workhouse, keynote speaker from OCOC's inaugural event in 2013. Ian will be leading a workshop on Integral Corsetry, a concept which is a personal favorite of mine. OCOC has built on its successes each year, so it is no surprise that this year is slated to be the best yet!

2014 and 2013 Keynote Speakers at OCOC14:
Autumn Adamme & Ian Frazer Wallace were fast friends
as soon as they met at last year's event!
Though this year's conference is fully booked, we encourage you to follow along with the proceedings by watching the #ococ15 hashtag on Instagram. You can also follow @darkgardencorsetry, @missdarkgarden, @whitechapelworkhouse and @misterpearlofficial directly.

Dark Garden Dollymop Overbust
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dark Garden Boutique Now Open 7 Days a Week

Dark Garden black silk garter belt
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © John Carey
We are excited to announce that the Dark Garden boutique at 321 Linden St., San Francisco will be open on Wednesdays from 11am to 5pmIt has been our policy previously to be open by appointment only on Wednesdays, allowing us to take fitting and pick up appointments while maintaining full production. This change means that Dark Garden will be open to the public seven days a week through the holiday season.

Beginning August 1st, our boutique hours are as follows:
Sunday through Wednesday: 11am to 5pm
Thursday: 11am to 7pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am to 8pm

Dark Garden couture corset gown
Model: Autumn Adamme
Photo © Joel Aron

Come visit us! Our lovely attendants will be happy to fit you in a corset, answer your questions about waist training, and schedule appointments for bridal couture, all at 321 Linden St., San Francisco, CA 94102. We can also be contacted by phone during business hours at 415-431-7684.

Dark Garden Risqué Sweetheart
Photo © Chris Gaede

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"Post Rummage Sale" Sale: Archive, Consignment, & Cinderella Corsets

If you live out of town, out of the country, or just plain couldn't make it to the Rummage Sale on Sunday, Dark Garden has a treat for you! We are listing our remaining consignment, archive, and "Cinderella" corsets and ensembles for our online audience. Today showcases our remaining standalone corsets from archive and consignment. We'll also be cross-posting these to Instagram.

Photo © Joel Aron

To purchase these pieces, give us a ring at 415-431-7684 during our business hours. All times below are PST.

Monday: 11am - 5pm
Tuesday: 11am - 5pm
Wednesday: 11am - 5pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
  
We can answer additional questions about the corset you're eyeing, process a payment, and prepare it for shipment. These items will only be on sale through next Wednesday, August 5, 2015All items are sold as-is and first come, first serve: no holds. These corsets, as well as the previously listed fashion show ensembles, are also available at our 321 Linden St. boutique through that date. If you require a corset to be shipped to you, domestic shipping starts at $25.


Standalone Corsets: Archive, Consignment, & "Cinderella"

A-RS-175 $250
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-175 SOLD
Size: S/M
Bust: 33", Waist: 22"
Original price: $450 - Sale price: $250
"Boob Top" in multi-colored brocade with adjustable lacing at front, back, and sides.

A-RS-178  $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-178
Size: 19"
Underbust: 28.5" • High Hip: 32" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Lap: 5.75"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $600
Arch Rival underbust corset in ivory brocade with beading, bows, and rosettes. Lovely vintage bridal look with a very curvy shape. In very good condition.

C-RS-033  $550
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-033
Size: 19.5"
Underbust: 26.5" • High Hip: 28" • Waist to Underarm: 3.25" • Waist to Lap: 3.25"
Original price: $1100 - Sale price: $550
Waspie underbust corset in red silk satin. 10 panels, bespoke fit. Very curvaceous, asymmetric shape (left hip & shoulder high), silk lining, polyester waist tape, underbusk, spiral bones. Barely worn. Perfect for a tightlacer or waist trainer.

C-RS-029 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-029
Size: 19.75"
Bust: 32" • High Hip: 31" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 6.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $600
Sweetheart overbust corset in black sueded silk with deep fuchsia bone casings and binding. In good condition with only minor signs of wear in fabric, and contoured bones.

C-RS-025 $400
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-025
Size: 20"
Original price: $675 - Sale price: $400
Bust: 29" • High Hip: 28" • Waist to Underarm: 7.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Sweetheart overbust corset in soft white chrysanthemum brocade. Perfect for bridal. In like new condition.

A-RS-156 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-156
Size: 20"
Bust: 30" • High Hip: 29" • Waist to Underarm: 7.5" • Waist to Lap: 4.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $700
Aziza overbust corset with straps in green brocade. Excellent condition. Newly replaced binding and bone casings.

A-RS-172 $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-172
Size: 20"
Bust: 27.5" • High Hip: 29" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.75"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $500
Alyscia overbust corset in black satin. 8 panels. In good condition.

C-RS-026 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-026
Size: 20"
Bust: 28.5" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm: 6.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $600
Princess Victorian overbust corset with spaghetti straps in silver paisley brocade. In very good condition.

Call with SKU: C-KAL-558
Size: 20"
Bust: 30" • High Hip: 27" • Waist to Underarm: 6.75" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $2000 - Sale price: $375
Baroque overbust corset in black leather with white leather applique. Closed front. In good condition.

A-RS-161  $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-161
Size: 21"
Underbust: 28" • High Hip: 32.5" • Waist to Underbust: 5.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1100 - Sale price: $600
High Back Pointed Victorian underbust corset with straps in pink plaid taffeta. Designed to lace closed. In very good condition; binding has slight wear, esp. on corners.

C-RS-018 $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-018
Size: 21"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $500
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underarm: 7.25" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Sweetheart Longline overbust corset in heavy gold and brown tapestry brocade. In acceptable condition with some discoloration on black bone casings and lining; no signs of wear on body fabrics.

C-RS-003  $800
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-003
Size: 21"
Underbust: 26.5" • High Hip: 30.5" • Waist to Underbust: 4.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $800
Underbust Victorian corset in gorgeous black wool sateen. Would make a wonderful waist training corset for fall and winter, or colder climates. In excellent condition with no signs of wear and lightly contoured bones.

A-RS-168  $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-168
Size: 21"
Underbust: 27" • High Hip: 28" • Waist to Underbust: 4.75" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $500
Pointed Victorian underbust corset in ivory brocade with pink lace trim. In good condition with no major signs of wear.

A-RS-164 $150
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-164
Size: 22"
Bust: 31.5" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm:  7" • Waist to Lap:  4.5"
Original price: $1500 - Sale price: $150
Victorian overbust corset with applique, hand painted in shimmery blue with trim on neckline. Perfect for an Elsa-inspired costume. In acceptable condition; fashion fabric/paint has cracked along one seam and interior lining shows wear with discoloration.

A-RS-167 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-167
Size: 22"
Bust: 30" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm: 7.25" • Waist to Lap: 4.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $600
Victorian overbust corset with scoop neckline in dark purple floral silk taffeta. In good condition. Binding shows some wear at corners.

C-RS-021 $675
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-021
Size: 22"
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 31" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.25"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $675
Sweetheart overbust corset with softly scooped neckline in lilac floral taffeta. This neckline is a hybrid between our Sweetheart and Victorian styles. In very good condition, fabric feels softly broken in but shows no signs of wear.

A-RS-150 $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-150
Size: 22"
Bust: 30" • High Hip: 32.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $500
Alyscia overbust corset in silver silk with lace overlay. In acceptable condition with newly replaced binding and lacing. Lace has patches of wear throughout; lining has ink stains and a few bones have worn through their channels at the lining.

C-RS-010 $1000
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-010
Size: 22"
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 34.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $1000
Aziza overbust corset with straps in burgundy with black and gold lace overlay. Includes back panel. In excellent condition.

C-RS-051 $200
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-051
Size: 22"
Original price: $1100 - Sale price: $200
Underbust: 28.5" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Pointed Victorian underbust corset in marigold vinyl. In acceptable condition with wear on PVC binding and some discoloration on vinyl.

CS-RS-049 $300
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-049
Size: 22"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $300
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 8.75" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Aziza overbust corset with straps in silver satin. Comes with black corset bag. In very good condition.



C-RS-028  $800
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-028
Size: 22"
Bust: 32" • High Hip: 32" • Waist to Underarm: 7.5" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $2000 - Sale price: $375
Empress overbust corset in bronze and black brocade. In very good.

A-RS-178  $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-045
Size: 22"
Original price: $1100 - Sale price: $300
Underbust: 33" • High Hip: 33" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Lap: 6"
Arch Rival underbust corset in silver satin. Excellent costuming and cosplay opportunities. In very good condition with no obvious signs of wear.

C-RS-044 $200
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-044
Size: 22"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $200
Bust: 34" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 9.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Sweetheart overbust corset in silvery grey floral taffeta. Comes with matching corset bag and 6 narrow detachable garters. In good condition with mild discoloration.

C-RS-013 $800
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-013
Size: 23"
Bust: 34" • High Hip: 32" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Lap: 6"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $800
Sweetheart "Batty" overbust corset with points in burgundy satin with black lace overlay, bone casings, and binding. Includes back panel. In excellent condition with no visible signs of wear; binding is in perfect condition.

A-RS-173 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-173
Size: 23"
Bust: 36" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1500 - Sale price: $700
Aziza overbust corset with straps in purple metallic leather with applique. In very good condition; leather is fairly stiff.

A-RS-177 $800
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-177 SOLD
Size: 23"
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm: 7" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $800
Alyscia overbust corset in pewter wool plaid with exquisitely pattern matched seams. Back panel included. Brand new condition.


Call with SKU: A-RS-200
Size: 23"
Bust: 33" • High Hip: 31" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $700
Alyscia overbust corset in cognac brown leather. Identical to sample photographed above; harness sold separately. Brand new condition with slight flaw in stitching tension.

C-RS-042 (corset) $400 and C-RS-041 (cuffs/collar) $50
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-042 (corset)
Size: 24"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $400 corset, $50 cuffs and collar
Underbust: 30.5" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.75" • Waist to Lap: 6"
High Back Pointed Victorian underbust corset in red glitter vinyl. Designed to lace closed. Comes with black satin bag. Matching collar and cuffs sold separately. In very good condition.

Call with SKU: C-RS-041 (cuffs and collar)
Size: Medium
Original price: $125 - Sale price: $50
Wrist cuffs and collar in red glitter vinyl. Great for cosplay. Matching corset sold separately. In very good condition.

C-RS-046 $500
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-046 SOLD
Size: 23"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $500
Bust: 34" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 9.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Princess Victorian overbust corset in supple black leather with spaghetti straps. Comes with corset bag in black satin and leather. In very good condition.

A-RS-160 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-160
Size: 24"
Underbust: 31.5" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underbust: 5.75" • Waist to Lap: 6"
Original price: $1050 - Sale price: $600
Underbust Edwardian corset in wedgewood silk satin and bird motif brocade with buttercream piping on binding. In excellent condition.

C-RS-035 $400
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-035
Size: 24"
Underbust: 27.5" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underbust: 3.5" • Waist to Lap: 3.75"
Original price: $685 - Sale price: $400
Corselette underbust corset in prussian blue silk with silvery lace overlay. 8 panels. In very good condition.

A-RS-179 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-179
Size: 24"
Bust: 34" • High Hip: 30" • Waist to Underarm: 7.5" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $600
Sweetheart overbust corset in red silk with cranberry pink bone casings and binding. Good condition.

C-RS-015 $425
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-015
Size: 24"
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 34" • Waist to Underarm: 9.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.75"
Original price: $520 - Sale price: $425
Sweetheart overbust corset in black silk satin with garter loops. 8 panels. Identical in style to the corset shown above, differs in size only. Very good condition.

C-RS-059 $1000
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-059
Size: 24"
Bust: 34" • Full Hip: 38" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Hem: 24"
Original price: $2000 - Sale price: $1000
Sweetheart overbust corset mini dress in emerald green cherry blossom brocade. Amazing showpiece. In excellent condition.

A-RS-180 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-180
Size: 24.5"
Bust: 32" • High Hip: 33" • Waist to Underarm: 9" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $700
Sweetheart overbust corset in black dragon motif brocade. In excellent condition.

C-RS-011 $400
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-011
Size: 25"
Underbust: 28" • High Hip: 30.5" • Waist to Underbust: 3.5" • Waist to Lap: 4"
Original price: $500 - Sale price: $400
Corselette underbust corset in unusual printed fabric with silk binding and bone casings, and lace trim. In very good condition with a few stray fibers. Closed front.

A-RS-169 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-169
Size: 25"
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 34.5" • Waist to Underarm:  6" • Waist to Lap:  6"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $700
Aziza overbust corset in rust red silk dupioni with newly replaced black brocade binding. Buskless. In excellent condition.

A-RS-151
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-151
Size: 25"
Bust: 38" • High Hip: 33.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $750
Aziza overbust corset with adjustable straps in red silk satin. Brand new.

A-RS-162 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-162
Size: 25"
Bust: 37" • High Hip: 36" • Waist to Underarm:  8.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.25"
Original price: $1500 - Sale price: $600
Sweet Rival overbust corset with built-in garters in deep red leather with faux leather black flame applique. In acceptable condition with wear on applique and at underarms. Red is much darker than shown in photograph.

A-RS-186 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-186 SOLD
Size: 25"
Underbust: 32" • High Hip: 39" • Waist to Underbust: 5" • Waist to Lap: 7"
Original price: $900 - Sale price: $700
Underbust Victorian corset in vintage pink silk with petersham binding, back panel, and loops for detachable garters. Perfect for waist training, stealthing, and foundation wear. Lovely curvaceous shape with dramatic hip spring. Brand new.

A-RS-154 $750
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-154
Size: 26"
Bust: 36.5" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $750
Aziza overbust corset with adjustable straps in red/ violet shot dupioni with black satin bone casings and binding. Good condition.

A-RS-176 $450
Call 415-431-7684

Call with SKU: A-RS-176
Size: 26"
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5.25"
Original price: $620 - Sale price: $450
Sweetheart overbust corset in black leather. 8 panels. In very good condition; lining shows some discoloration.

A-RS-165 $600
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-165
Size: 26"
Bust: 37" • High Hip: 36.5" • Waist to Underarm: 7.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $600
Sweet Rival overbust corset with attached garters in champagne satin with black lace overlay. In good condition; well broken in with some wear on the binding.

A-RS-171 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-171
Size: 26"
Bust: 36.5" • High Hip: 34.5" • Waist to Underarm: 9" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $700
Sweetheart overbust corset in black dragon motif brocade. 8 panels. In very good condition and comfortably broken in.

A-RS-181 $700
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: A-RS-181
Size: 26"
Bust: 31" • High Hip: 32.5" • Waist to Underbust: 4"  • Waist to Underarm: 7.25" • Waist to Lap: 4.75"
Original price: $1200 - Sale price: $700
Adelaide overbust corset in ivory mesh with black silk satin cups. Very full bust and slim hip (shown laced with wide gap at hips), originally fit on an AMAB body. Brand new.

C-RS-008 $445
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-008
Size: 27"
Bust: 35" • High Hip: 36" • Waist to Underarm: 8" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $650 - Sale price: $455
Sweetheart overbust corset in ivory silk satin with lace trim. 8 panels. Excellent condition, slight mark in lining.

C-RS-017 $560
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-017
Size: 28"
Bust: 42" • High Hip: 35" • Waist to Underarm: 9.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $900 - Sale price: $560
Sweetheart overbust corset in buff mini floral brocade with pink lace trim, extra boning, and detachable garters. 8 panels. In excellent condition.

C-RS-012 $320
Call 715-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-012
Size: 30"
Bust: 39" • High Hip: 41" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $380 - Sale price: $320
Sweetheart overbust corset in black poplin with back panel. 8 panels. In very good condition.

C-RS-150 $400
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-150
Size: 30"
Bust: 40" • High Hip: 40.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.25" • Waist to Lap: 5.5"
Original price: $500 - Sale price: $400
Sweetheart overbust corset in buff mini floral brocade with pale blue laces. 8 panels. In excellent condition.

C-RS-009 $630
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-009
Size: 32"
Bust: 40" • High Hip: 44.5" • Waist to Underarm: 8.5" • Waist to Lap: 5"
Original price: $1000 - Sale price: $630
Sweetheart Longline overbust corset in purple and gold dragon motif brocade. Includes narrow detachable garters. In very good condition with no obvious signs of wear.

C-RS-037 $40
Call 415-431-7684
Call with SKU: C-RS-037
Size: Medium
Original price: $68 - Sale price: $40
Wrist cuffs in red patent leather with PVC trim. Great for cosplay. In acceptable condition, shedding on PVC trim.