The Best Local Stores in Vancouver 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 Vernice Tan, our local correspondent in Vancouver

There are all sorts of important decisions to be made leading up to prom night. Who are you going to go with? Is this the time to try out a DIY smoky eye? But, of course, the most important question of all is: what are you going to wear?

If you’re worried about online shopping fails or haven’t left yourself enough time for shipping, it’s all good. There are tons of great places right in your city that can help you find your perfect dress (or pantsuit). Our Localist hit the pavement to find the best prom stores in Vancouver that won’t leave you looking like a bridesmaid.

Scroll down, and get ready to have the night of your life! Got a BFF in another city desperately looking for a prom dress? Show her our Canada-wide list of the best prom stores from coast to coast.

Where to buy prom dresses in Vancouver

After Five

Mine & Yours

Address: 1025 Howe St.,
Vibe: Want a super fancy designer dress but can’t swing the four-figure price tag? This downtown consignment shop carries brands like Red Valentino, Temperley London and Badgley Mischka at way more affordable prices.
Tailoring on-site: No
Appointments? No
Price range: Starting at $125

Blushing Boutique

Address: 579 Richards St.,
Vibe: Elegant gowns with tons of detail, as well as a great selection of shorter dresses
Tailoring on-site: No
Appointments? No
Price range: Starting at $100

After Five

Address: Oakridge Centre, 295-650 West 41st Ave.,
Vibe: After Five carries a wide variety of dresses and designers, so you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for.
Tailoring on-site: No
Appointments? No
Price range: $200 to $1,000

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