If you have a prom coming up and are looking for a dazzling dress, we’ve featured 10 of the best prom dress stores in Minnesota in this post. Read on to learn about them.
Beauty By Design (BDB) is a unique bridal and formalwear shop in Minneapolis. While they do sell dresses, BDB’s specialty lies in custom design, alterations, and the repurposing of vintage/upcycled clothing. Beauty By Design is only open by appointment Tuesday-Saturday afternoon and evening, so reach out through the link below to get an appointment.
Perhaps the most unique thing about BDB is that they create custom prom dresses (as well as other types of dresses). Additionally, if you find a dress that sits slightly off (but looks incredible) or needs minor alterations, they’ve got you covered. So reach out to make sure your dress fits like a glove and brings out your inner glow.
Go to Beauty By Design’s online booking page to schedule an appointment.
Raffiné Bridal and Formal Wear is one of the best-rated bridal and prom dress shops in the greater St. Paul area. Raffiné Bridal is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays and Tuesdays.
While they specialize in bridal dresses, Raffiné’s selection of prom dresses is surprisingly well-stocked, and their staff is quite well-informed. As of the publication of this article, they are accepting walk-ins only for prom dress shopping, though they take appointments in the first three months of the year during their busy period.
To book a bridal dress appointment or find contact information, head to Raffiné‘s contact page.
Angelique’s Bridal is, while currently relocating, one of the greater St. Paul area’s most beloved bridal and prom dress shops. They’re known for highly personal, knowledgeable service and a fantastic selection. Angelique’s Bridal is temporarily closed during their relocation and plans to reopen on the first of January 2023.
Angelique’s carries a broad selection of bridal, bridesmaids, and prom dresses. They also offer custom fitting appointments, full-service packages for steaming and storage, and even dress preservation kits! If you need advice on alterations, fitting, or other parts of the dress-shopping process, reach out! Their staff is more than happy to help.
Those in Rochester already likely know this name, but Scarlet Bridal Boutique is a fantastic bridal and prom dress shop. They’re known for personalized, one-on-one service and advice, along with some of the most beautiful dresses one can find in the Midwest. They are open from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, from 12-5 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed Sunday-Monday.
Scarlet Bridal Boutique (obviously) offers a broad selection of bridal dresses, but they also carry an incredible range of evening and formal dresses for just about any occasion – including prom. Their dresses and gowns are stylish, perfectly tailored, and come in a broad range of prices for any budget.
To learn more, head to Scarlet Bridal Boutique’s contact page.
Unlike many shops on this list, Joeval’s Formalwear began as a prom and formal dress shop. Over the years and after countless glowing reviews, Joeval’s owner, Kathie, knew it was time to help Rochester’s brides find the perfect dress and open a second, bridal-focused location. Joeval’s Formalwear is open by appointment only, from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sunday-Monday.
Joeval’s offers a broad range of dresses for any occasion. From Angela and Alison to the Alyce collection, Joeval’s carries an incredibly diverse selection of gowns and dresses for prom, homecoming, and just about any other formal event you can imagine.
Head to Joeval’s Formalwear’s contact page to reach out.
Christian Lane Bridal is an awesome prom and bridal shop in Hermantown. Their staff is super friendly and knows the answer to any question your heart can conjure (dress-related, of course). Christian Lane Bridal is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Mondays.
They carry all of the prom clothing you could need – whether you want a tux or dress. No matter your tastes, size, or fitting needs, there’s sure to be a dress at Christian Lane just waiting for you. And if you need alterations, Christian Lane has you covered!
Go to Christian Lane’s contact page to reach out.
As implied by the name, The Prom Shop is Byron’s one-stop-shop for prom dresses. They offer many services, including a virtual flipbook to peruse the best prom dress trends of the year. The Prom Shop is open for walk-ins only, from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, and 1:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
While their selection will be limited after mid-April, this is quite common in prom shops – the busy season is from January to early April. Nonetheless, The Prom Shop carries all of the best-known designers, including Jovani, Sherri Hill, Amarra, and more. Each dress and gown on offer is designed with the utmost care, ensuring it brings out the best in its owner.
Head to The Prom Shop’s contact page to reach out and learn more.
8. Honeybee Bridal + Prom (Moorhead)
Honeybee Bridal + Prom is Moorhead’s premier boutique for unique, eye-catching wedding and prom dresses. They carry an incredibly diverse hand-picked selection of one-of-a-kind dresses, and their staff is happy to help you find the perfect number. Honeybee is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday-Friday, closing an hour early on Tuesday. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 12-4 on Sundays.
Honeybee has you covered whether you’ve already found the perfect dress or are still looking. They specialize in alterations and carry so many gorgeous dresses that you may question the decision even if you’ve found your dress already. And if you need a bit of help, you can always book an appointment for bridal or prom dresses, homecoming, alterations, and more!
Head to Honeybee Bridal + Prom’s appointment page to book an appointment.
9. Apricot Lane Boutique (St. Cloud)
Apricot Lane Boutique is a beloved national chain with one of over 30 nationwide locations in Duluth and several others scattered across Minnesota. They carry a broad selection of clothing and offer a fantastic online selection, to boot. Apricot Lane is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closing an hour early on Sundays.
Whether you need casual wear, handbags and other accouterments for the perfect outfit, a prom dress, or even an eye-catching little white dress, Apricot Lane has everything you could need to glow up at any moment. And their prices work for any budget, which is always very appreciated.
Go to Apricot Lane Boutique’s corporate contact page to reach out.
10. Rush Boutique (St. Cloud)
Rush Boutique is a boutique located in the heart of downtown St. Cloud. They specialize in the resale and upcycling of designer, high-quality clothes. Rush Boutique is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and by appointment only on Sundays.
Rush has you covered whether you’re a trend-seeking, treasure-hunting vintage clothing hunter or just need an eye-catching prom dress. They carry clothing in all of the latest trends, have a dedicated prom and party section, and always get new, unique clothes and dresses.
Go to Rush Boutique’s contact page to reach out and schedule an appointment.