Boutique has great prices on prom gowns

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Beautiful gently used prom gowns can be found at Resale Boutique in Wilmington, DE.</span></div>
April 10, 2009 9:46:12 AM PDT
For 40 years, the Resale Boutique in Wilmington has been THE place to go for consignment formalwear. This Spring's prom season is no exception.

Since Christmas, employees have been stocking the racks with a huge selection of prom gowns, in all sizes and styles.

Owner Meryl Pottock says the big trend in prom gowns this Spring is bright Easter colors, like pinks, yellows, and lavenders. She says this is in a big contrast to a couple of years back, where just about all the gowns were black.

The shop is indeed filled with pastel brights -- pinks, yellows and blues -- along with beading and embroidery.

Many of the gowns are gently used and consigned. Their former owners have paid an annual $15 consignment fee, but will then get 40% of the sale price.

Others are samples from bridal salons where they were priced for hundreds of dollars, but didn't sell.

A stunning black Jessica McClintock gown with pink cutouts on the train is priced at $99.
An orange beaded Mori Lee gown, with removable side panels, is $159.
A strapless, beaded & embroidered Jovani gown in pale lavender is just $69.
And for a semi-formal, there's a blue BCBG Max Azria for the same price.

Pottack says the prom gowns she carries are two years old or less. And with the money you save buying resale, you can get accessories, like evening bags and shawls, also at discounted prices.

For more information about the Resale Boutique, check out their website.

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