Background

Both companies were started in 2012 within 1 month of each other, and have served tens of thousands of customers. As the two original and biggest online suppliers of graduation gowns in Australia, there's a lot to like about both these companies - let's take a look at what makes them different!

Price

CG (Hire)
CG (Purchase)
Gowntown
Full Set Price:
$59
$99
$99
Bulk Discount Price:
$59
$73
$77
Charitable Donations:
10%
10%
5%

Summary: Similar purchase prices and similar discounts. However, Churchill Gowns also offers a hire option, and donates twice as much to charity.

Products

CG (Hire)
CG (Purchase)
Gowntown
Brand New?
High quality?
100% Recycled Gowns?
Carbon neutral?
Flexi-fit mortarboards?
Accurate colours?
Sometimes
Framing & extras?

Summary: Very similar quality gowns and mortarboards. However, the colours used by GownTown can sometimes be different to the University's official colours, as seen below.

university wholesale regalia

Official MACQ Hood

school wholesale regalia

CG MACQ Hood

legal and clerical attire

GownTown MACQ Hood

Churchill Gowns also offers 100% recycled gowns and flexible-fit mortarboards, and we're completely carbon neutral. However, GownTown offer other extras, such as ties and cuff links.

Customer Service

CG (Hire)
CG (Purchase)
Gowntown
5+ Years Experience?
Email Support?
100+ Customer Reviews?

Summary: Both companies have a lot of experience serving tens of thousands of students. However, GownTown does not have any published reviews on its website or facebook page.

Churchill Gowns is also more focused on environmental sustainability - we're completely carbon neutral, use fully recycled gowns and donate twice as much to charity - and we're usually better at matching the official university colours. At the end of the day, it comes down to what you value more - we'll leave that up to you!