Shopping for the right prom dress is a challenge right from styles, trends, size to price. Dresses from top designers and big name brands are lined up in boutiques and stores. To make an intelligent choice, start early. Read about the trends; most of the literature is now available online. Look for sales and discounts.
If you are planning to shop for a prom dress in and around Philadelphia, here are some places you can check out.
Address: 6595 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
M-F: 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sun: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
David’s Bridal has collections featuring the top trends of Prom 2009. An extensive selection of colors and styles for sizes 0-26 are available. You can shop online or try it out in a store close to you.
Check out David’s Bridal Prom exclusive website for Promtourage where you ”create fabulous runway-inspired looks for you and all your friends this prom season! Promtourage is our exclusive online tool that lets you create your perfect prom night before it even starts. Get inspired by our Designer Gallery with “It Girl” styles fresh from the runway, then personalize the look to make it your own. Best of all, invite your friends to join your Promtourage for a fabulously fun virtual shopping spree!”
While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by at the ‘dream dress, dream big” contest where you have a chance to win a $5000 scholarship and $400 gift certificate to David’s Bridal.
Address: 9339 Krewstown Shopping Center
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Exposeparis is in business for the past 35 years. More than 2000 dresses from top designers are available in their store. They also have experienced dressmakers for alterations and custom made dresses. Check out their collection for Prom 2009 on their website.
Located in Philadelphia, but only serving as an online store is Promgirl.net. It carries dresses from many different designers including Mori Lee, Terani, Sherri Hill, Mauri Simone, Riva Designs, Dave and Johnny, America’s Prom Queen and more.
In fact, Promgirl “provided prom dresses and gowns for ABC Family’s new reality series America’s Prom Queen!
Promgirl.net was privileged to be chosen as the supplier of the majority of the prom dresses and gowns worn by the contestants on the 2008 ABC Family’s new reality series America’s Prom Queen during the elimination phase of the show and for the final episode.”
Being an online store with low overheads, the dresses are much cheaper.
The dresses can be returned and exchanged within 3 days of delivery. If you return the dress for a refund, a restocking fee will be charged. Restocking fees are 20% of the price of the dress. If you return the dress for an exchange you should add in the box a check for $15(domestic) or $35(international) payable to Promgirl to cover the exchange expenses.
Dresses on sale are NOT returnable; only exchangeable.
Phone: 1 877-900-7766
Marlene’s Dress Shoppe is another boutique that caters to customers in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Address: 710 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ
Marlene and daughter Gina have created an amiable atmosphere to shop. Their reputation for carrying the best selection of fashions has maintained and grown over the past 25 years. Carrying top-notch designers and brands, Marlene can help you find the right style, color and design.
Visit her website for this year’s featured fashion in the prom gallery. Also check the Prom Promotional Special Coupon that gives you 10% off and expires 6/30/2009.
For all those buying on a budget, I would suggest, JC Penny Outlet Store at Franklin Mills Mall.
Address: 1455 Franklin Mills Cir
Philadelphia, PA 1915
Regular Mall hours:
Mon to Sat10:00am – 9:30pm
Sun11:00am – 7:00pm
One needs to plan ahead for these bargains. They don’t have a huge collection but the price is sure hard to beat. Some of them are around 50% less than regular store price.
Hope you find your dream dress around the corner. Happy Shopping!