There's no limit to the amount of money that promgoers (or their parents) can spend if they choose. However, a local resale shop hopes to save local students money on the most of prom must-haves, the dress and the tux.
SAGE Resale Shop, located at 31B Chatham Road in Summit, is featuring prom dresses and tuxes at discounted prices beginning on May 4. In addition, through May 2, Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, NJ, is helping to collect prom attire and accessories to support SAGE in its efforts to provide those less fortunate with prom attire at a lower cost.
“We are hopeful that we will have a wide variety and sizeable collection of prom attire,” stated Rose Rittweger, Manager at the SAGE Resale Shop. “Additionally, we are glad that we can be of assistance to high school students in the area who might be looking for bargains on dresses and tuxes so that they can afford to go to their prom in this tough economy,” she added.
The SAGE Resale shop will also continue to collect gently used dresses and tuxes that are still in fashion while the sale is going on through the end of May. The store is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. SAGE Resale shop is affiliated with SAGE Eldercare in Summit and helps support their programs and services that are available to local elderly residents in the surrounding counties of Essex, Morris, Union and Somerset.
Done with prom?
The Resale Shop accepts donations during regular store hours. Ideally, the donated items should be in good, resalable condition and clothing should be in-season, as well as current.
Any other ideas for doing prom for less? Tell us in the comments! And check out our thrifting tips here.