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Old 02-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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OT-Grad dress shopping

My DD is looking for grad dresses and need suggestions both in the hamilton/burlington areas as well as Buffalo? I have had alot of ppl tell me they have great stores/prices in Buffalo but have no idea where to start
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My daugther got her grade dress and most of her semi dresses at Macy's in Buffalo. Another great place for dresses is JC Penny.
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JC Penney in Buffalo at Walden Galleria In April, you will often find "Saturday morning specials" where the dresses are 50% off between 9-11AM or 9-1PM. We went 2 yrs ago for DD's grade 8 grad ... checked the website the night before and it didnt' say anything about specials, but we knew that's where we wanted to start. Dresses were 50% off before 1PM, all jewellery and accessories were also 50% off. I left there with a beautiful grad dress (that was very similar to one we saw here in Le Chateau for $175), shoes, necklace, 2 prs of earrings (she couldn't decide and at $6 each, it was easier to buy both and decide later ), bracelet and a ring ... TOTAL including taxes was $115 !!!

Our nephew is getting married this summer and we'll be back to Buffalo for dress shopping for the event !

ENJOY ! Oh, and less chance of someone having the same dress in your DD's class.

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YUP! I was going to say JC Penney/Macys. Take a printable coupon with you from www.mommysavesbig.com or check out other coupon sites, there is almost always something for Macys. Having said that, my daughter ended up getting a lower end dress at a place called DEB in the Eastern Hills Mall, about 7 mins from the airport. We had tried so many places but she had a very specific idea about what she wanted, she did not want to look too frilly-anyway, we walked in and there it was, think we paid 50 bucks! It was awesome
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Lord & Taylor at Walden Galleria have pretty dresses, always have.
There's a little shop here in Oakville called Mainstream that also has lovely dresses and I understand they have a Burlington location as well. They are pricey though..
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
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Agreeing with everyone else....it is worth the trip to Buffalo! You'll be amazed at the selection - Lord & Taylor/Macys/JC Penny......all great suggestions!

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:54 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by minnie56 View Post
Lord & Taylor at Walden Galleria have pretty dresses, always have.
There's a little shop here in Oakville called Mainstream that also has lovely dresses and I understand they have a Burlington location as well. They are pricey though..
LOL...a friend of mine used to work at Mainstream. It's a lot more than pricey. It's the kind of store that you buy $300 jeans. She had many clients that would come in and spend several thousand dollars at a time.
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I always find something really beautiful and affordable on eBay as well.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:40 PM   #9
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If you end up going to Macy's, make sure you bring a 10% off International visitor coupon with you.

You can google for this and it will turn up - right on their website.

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