Friday, April 27, 2012

How to save money on prom at Santee Alley


According to a recent report published by USA Today, the average family will spend $1,078 on prom this year. That’s almost $300 more than the average in 2011. The report states the average girl will spend $231 on her dress and $45 on her shoes. The average boy will spend $127 on his tux and another $100 on accessories including shoes and a tie. The average cost for a corsage is $20 and $10 for a boutonniere.

That’s over $500 on just outfits! Not to mention dinner, limo rides and the actual prom. We headed down the alley and found that you can save up to 50% by buying your prom outfit at the Fashion District. You can even go to the Flower District and make your own corsage and boutonniere!

Dress: Average Cost $100-150

Conny's Dress
1149 Santee St.
213-999-3788


Conny's Dress
1149 Santee St.
213-999-3788

Conny's Dress
1149 Santee St.
213-999-3788

Tux: Average cost $89.00, starting as low as $49.99, includes tie and shirt

Available in Fashion and Slim Fits.
Gold Man
Quality Men's Wear
1132 S. Santee St. #H
213-746-4860

Available in Fashion and Slim Fits.
Gold Man
Quality Men's Wear
1132 S. Santee St. #H
213-746-4860

5 comments:

  1. I am starting a business in Mississippi. I am interested in buying some of your dresses.
    Do you have a catalogue or pictures I can select from?
    Thanks,
    Dianne Holbert

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    1. Hi Dianne, The Santee Alley is the area where all of the vendors featured on the blog are located. We don't sell anything ourselves, but you can contact the stores at the phone numbers listed below the photos.

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  2. Do you all have a list of, or a way to specifically search all the formal wear vendors that you have in the
    Alley?

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    1. Hi NiTasha, you can try searching on the LA Fashion District's directory at http://fashiondistrict.org/businessdirectory/

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  3. Stay away from conny's dress shop. Cheap fabric and not constructed very well. Plenty of other places to go, dont waste your time. I warned you.

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