The Best Local Stores in Toronto for Unique Prom Dress Shopping
It's the biggest night of your high school life, so don't risk showing up in the same dress as your BFF (or worse: your frenemy). Shop these brick-and-mortar dress boutiques loved by FLARE's fashion editors
Prom season is SO exciting—but also a little stressful, right? Like, there are just so many decisions to be made. Do you want to bring a date or ride solo? (Or maybe you’ll take your university acceptance letter as your date like Priscilla Samey did?) But the most important question of all is, what are you going to wear?
If you’re worrying about online shopping fails or haven’t left yourself enough time for shipping, hitting up a brick-and-mortor boutique is your best bet. Luckily, there are tons of great places right in your city—and our editors found the very best spots.
Scroll down—and get ready to have the night of your life! Still haven’t found your dream dress yet? Hit up the best prom stores from Vancouver to Halifax.
Address: 215 Ossington Ave., loversland.com
Vibe: This shop is a more chill answer to a classic bridal store, with all the same services and know-how, just relaxed. Dresses range from short and ruffled to lacy and boho.
Tailoring on-site: No, but they have a favourite one in the city they can hook you up with.
Price range: Off-the-rack options range from $175 to $1,000, while short, made-to-order dresses range from $290 to $500.
Bonus: They keep a list of dresses purchased for prom for each school to avoid repeats!
Studio Fitzroy Dress Rentals
Address: 1227 Dundas St. West, shopfitzroy.com
Vibe: With pieces from Canadian designers like Narces and red carpet-staples like Marchesa, you’ll look like a million bucks without the hefty price tag. And you won’t take up precious real estate in your closet with a dress you’ll probably never wear again.
Tailoring on-site: All the dresses are rentals only, so they can’t be permanently altered. However, Fitzroy staff can help advise on taping and pinning.
Price range: $60 to $125 for a four-day rental, or $75 to $150 for an eight-day rental, and all rates include dry cleaning
Poor Little Rich Girl
Address: 2094 Yonge St., plrg.ca
Vibe: Streetwear meets formalwear at this uptown boutique, with lots of plunging necklines, cut-outs and mesh details.
Tailoring on-site: No
Price range: Starting at $100