Prom season is quickly approaching, so here are five of the best choices for those looking for prom dresses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
The Hope Chest , located at 15255 Central Ave, NE, Ham Lake, Minnesota 55304, is a full-service woman formal wear boutique with a wide range of cutting edge fashions for Prom 2009. The Hope Chest prefers to work via appointment, although impromptu appointments can sometimes be worked in. With hundreds of styles to choose from, The Hope Chest also has a registry to prevent girls from accidentally getting the same dress and going to the same Prom. The Hope Chest purchases their dresses year-round, not just during Prom Season, so they have a wider range of styles, not just the current “in-style”, and are proud of their reputation for having one of the biggest selections in the area. Prices range from $179-$469, and some styles are on sale for 20-75% off. There is also an opportunity for interested girls in becoming Prom Rep’s and earn some or all of their dress cost by referring friends and classmates to The Hope Chest. Appointments can be set by calling 763-413-8430 and are available Monday-Saturday.
Glitz in the Mall of America is another full-service woman formal wear boutique that has a wide selection of prom choices for 2009. With everything from exclusive designs by Jovani to over 3,000 other designs, Glitz is certain that they will have something for everyone. Glitz is sponsoring a March 21 and March 22 Jovani Pageant and Prom Trunk Show. Starting in mid-February Glitz has extended hours on the weekends, staying open Friday from 10am – 10pm, Saturday from 9am – 10pm and Sunday from 10am – 8pm. Many of their styles are available on the website, but the discerning consumer should call to ensure availability. All sizes are available and Prom Dresses run from $280-$665, with an average between $300-$500. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 952-854-5257.
Nordstrom has a powerful online Prom 2009 Style guide that allows for online selection and purchase, with in-store pickup and alteration. Prices range from less than $100 to over $300 with designers such as Adrianna Papell, Teeze Me, Calvin Klein, Nicole Miller, De La Ru and Ruby Rox. Bubble dresses, bow dresses and metallic patterns are among the offerings. Nordstrom is located in the Mall of America and can be reached by calling 952-883-2121.
Macy’s allows online shopping of their extensive 2009 Prom catalog, and free shipping on orders over $75. Dresses start at $59, and include designers such as Alfani, Appropriate Behavior, Bandolino, BCX, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Chinese Laundry, Corso Como, Guess?, Jessica Simpson, Nina, Nine West, Ralph Lauren, Speechless, and many more. Included with the online catalog is a Prom Style Source that shows the latest trends in spring formal fashion. There are several Macy’s locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, including one located at Mall of America.
JCPenny is another recongnizeable retailer offering convenient and an extensive online 2009 Prom catalog, with dresses starting at $69 and designers such as Jump, My Michelle, Morgan and Co., Onyx Nites, and more. There are numerous JCPenny locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.