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Try GSA for Your Nuptial Needs

One of the gowns available in the auction. One of the gowns available in the auction. GSA

June being wedding season, you or a loved one may require a lacy white gown. Why not shop at the General Services Administration?

On Wednesday, the agency’s Atlanta regional office launched a two-week “Down the Aisle Extravaganza” to auction off 3,000 items perfect for nuptials. The must-go inventory includes wedding gowns, fine jewelry, tuxedos, formal dresses and retail furnishings seized by the U.S. Marshals Service.

The items were reportedly from an Alaska bridal shop that was a criminal front and are now part of GSA’s’s Personal Property Management program used by many agencies.

Available individually or in lots are:

  • Wedding gowns with starting bids as low as $46;
  • A 3-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring;
  • Formal wear for men, women and children;
  • A Louis Vuitton travel bag;
  • Veils and tiaras;
  • Wedding bouquets, stationery and decorations;
  • Camera equipment; and,
  • Mannequins and wall racks.

Karen Warrior, regional personal property management director for GSA’s Southeast Sunbelt Region, said the “wedding collection is a great example of the unique treasures we sell for federal agencies everyday on GSAAuctions.gov.”

Charles S. Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books, and organizational media strategies.

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