Dark Garden

San Francisco , CA


321 Linden Street
San Francisco, CA US 94102 (map)




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Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and Couture Clothing for Women and Men
Open Sundays – Tuesdays 11am to 5pm and Wednesdays – Saturdays 11am to 7pm

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Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and Couture Clothing for Women and Men
Open Sundays – Tuesdays 11am to 5pm and Wednesdays – Saturdays 11am to 7pm

“I’ve Never Felt More Beautiful than in a Dark Garden Corset” •Amy R.
Dark Garden, located in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, creates beautiful ready-to-wear and custom corsets and clothing for both women and men. Using the finest fabrics, Dark Garden’s amazingly talented craftspeople skillfully build each corset and couture garment. Dark Garden’s designs range from:
• under/foundation garments to outer garments,
• traditional designs to alterna-bridal options for bride and groom,
• silky prom gowns to leather club wear,
• couture evening attire to tailored business ensembles, and
• steam-punk fantasy to historically-accurate, museum-quality costuming.
In addition to its stunning array of designs, the construction and pattern drafting techniques are also unique to Dark Garden. Unlike most other off-the-rack corset makers, the sizes and shapes of the Dark Garden ready-to-wear or made-to-order corset patterns are based on an average of thousands of custom clients, rather than dress forms. This means Dark Garden corsets are made for real flesh-and-blood people and are as comfortable as they are beautiful.

Autumn Adamme established Dark Garden in 1989. She fulfills her customers’ dreams of owning stunning, custom-designed, handcrafted corsets made from the finest materials. Autumn’s vision and leadership have brought her company to the forefront of the world’s corset market.

Her gowns and corsets can be seen on the red carpets of Hollywood on Christina Aguilera and Dita Von Teese, throughout San Francisco’s post-modern cabaret nightlife, on countless alternative and traditional brides not only in San Francisco but also in Europe and elsewhere in the United States.

In 1994, the store and workshop moved to the Hayes Valley neighborhood. Autumn and Dark Garden take pride in contributing to the community of the San Francisco Bay Area by currently employing over two-dozen local people as cutters, stitchers, fitters and production coordinators. All work—from design concept through to garment completion—is done at the Hayes Valley shop.

To learn more, visit Dark Garden online.
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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Undergarments, Veils


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I knew I wanted a unique wedding dress, but didn't know exactly what I was looking for. I came across Dark Garden on the Offbeat Bride Tribe and looked through their photo gallery of other wedding ensembles they had made. I found something inspiring there and decided that I wanted a dress similar to it.

I first visited Dark Garden about 9 months before our wedding to discuss what I wanted. I brought pictures and talked about what I wanted and they sketched something for me which looked perfect. I returned to Dark Garden about 6 months before the wedding to get measurements taken. The ensemble (a corset with a separate skirt) was made to fit me. I returned for a mock-up fitting and another time for placement of the vine-like trim on the dress. When I went to pick the dress up, I had lost some weight and the trim needed to be altered slightly for the top and bottom to match. Kali was able to make the changes overnight.

The staff at Dark Garden is amazing. Autumn and Kali were so helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. They had wonderful suggestions and I trusted them to bring my idea to life in the best way possible. Their work exceeded my expectations. I couldn't be more pleased with my ensemble. I was not accustomed to wearing a corset, but it was so comfortable, I could have worn it even longer!

This was the first time I have had any clothing custom-made for me and I was also surprised at how reasonable it was for a wedding dress. I tried on some other dresses to get an idea of what I liked and my Dark Garden corset + skirt was less expensive than most of the dresses I tried on.

I highly recommend Dark Garden for ANY custom corset needs (although they do have ready to wear ones as well), but especially for a unique wedding outfit.
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Dark Gardens does very beautiful work. They semi-customized my wedding dress top and made it a perfect match in fabric and color to a skirt I had found. We met early on to discuss what I wanted, and they really helped me choose a beautiful design. They do not upsell at all, in fact what they recommended ended up more affordable than I had initially wanted. They helped me design something unique and within my budget and timeframe. This is custom work! So it's not cheap at all. BUT, it is a way better deal than a designer off-the-rack dress. It's a special day. Have something made specially! They have a wide range of styles, way more than other corsetieres (is that word?), mostly Victorian-style, and a very wide range of gorgeous fabrics. It will be hard to resist buying something extra, especially for the post-wedding festivities...
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