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Hi Fellow Chicks,
The end of last year was extremely sad for me. I lost my sister to breast cancer (go for your mammograms no matter how old you are!)

Her daughter, my sweet neice, is graduating from highschool this year. She was so looking forward to shopping with her Mom for one of the important moments in a girl's life. However, she is still pretty excited to be flying to Toronto from Saskatoon to have me shop with her. She is coming next week and I need HELP!

Her dream dress is a red strapless, long (not princess skirt but kind of a-lined).

I want to make this a really special trip for her!

WHERE do I take her around Toronto? Who has great formal wear/prom dresses? Any and all suggestions are hugely appreciated!

Also, she's 5' and size 0! So anyone know of great petite type shops too would help!

Thank you so much! xoxo
Feb 10, 2009 @ 11:57 am

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Fashion Crimes

The best prom store I've found in Toronto is a store in Queen St. West called Fashion Crimes. They have a lot of Prom dresses, from many designers. I'm sure she can find something there. Although it's a bit pricey, but the quality is amazing.
Feb 10, 2009 @ 12:10 pm
Fabulously Broke

I second walking up and down Queen Street W

I agree. Walk down Queen Street West starting from Yonge (@ Eaton's centre) and going west past Bathurst

You're going to find a lot of great indie shops that will have tons of dresses, especially Fashion Crimes.

I don't remember the name, but there was another one there that was very loud, pink, bright and had a LOT of dresses (one of a kind). Maybe that one was Fashion Crimes too :\

Another shop may be Roman on Queen Street near Osgoode Station, but their stuff is high quality silk and $300 just for a top (which is what I bought for my prom, and a skirt from elsewhere).
Feb 10, 2009 @ 03:37 pm
Fabulously Broke


And you can't forget to try out Yonge Street starting at Wellesley, they may not have prom stuff specifically, but Propaganda and Cat's Cradle has some really pretty things.
Feb 10, 2009 @ 03:38 pm

Queen St!!!

For a truely "Toronto" shopping experience Queen Street is great! Tonnes of great shops and boutiques everywhere! I love Queen St for the "people watching" alone! There is always something happening! :)

Check out some of the reviews here in ChickAdvisor for some ideas. I love Girl Friday (there are Queen and College locations!), Lilliput (that's for hats, though.... but great hats!), Red Pegasus (this one might only be on College), Charlie Boutique, Ballisi, MODA... I could go on!

Even if you don't find what you are looking for, an afternoon on Queen Street is always fun. There are dozens of great little places for brunch, coffee or mid-shopping snack. Hope this helps! Let us know how it goes!
Feb 10, 2009 @ 04:19 pm
Ali de Bold

Fashion Crimes

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. I can't imagine what that must feel like. *Hug*

I second what everyone else said. There is a LOT on Queen St. W, but specifically for prom dresses, my first stop would be Fashion Crimes. Have a wonderful time. You sound like a great Auntie :)

Check out the reviews for Fashion Crimes on ChickAdvisor
Feb 10, 2009 @ 06:31 pm

Fashion Crimes on Queen St

I would recommend checking out Fashion Crimes and the other shops on Queen Street! They have a lot of unique dresses there! All the best! :o)

Feb 10, 2009 @ 06:33 pm


I just got in from a looooong day and finally got to check the boards and YOU CHICKS FRIGGIN ROCK!!! I am soooo excited to try out your suggestions and I know my neice will love being dragged around everywhere!

Thank you biancadg, fabulously-broke, patricia, misschickie and thanks for the link to fasioncrimes mizzrobin I checked out the web site and I think I see the dress of her dreams right there in the spotlight! :)

Thanks again and I will definately post the results of our shopping trip(s) at the end of next week!

LOVE this website even more today!! ;)

Hugs, *a much more relieved* ~astridstar22

Feb 10, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

Fashion Crimes was where I got my prom dress!

First off, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. That must be really hard :(
I have to say, good for you for doing something so amazing for your niece!

I went to Fashion Crimes with my longest time friend for prom dresses and we both came out of there with something completely different (just to show you how diverse the styles are :p). This was 4 years ago, when it was a smaller street across the street from where it is now. It has expanded for sure... there are much more selection and styles.

Pam Chorley is a fantastic designer (it's her store and designs). Beautiful dresses to make any teen feel like a princess... I felt that way :)

Another great store on Queen St. W is F/X. It's a really cute and pink store with tons of flowers in the front store display (it's really hard to miss). They also have soo many dresses! They are very prom appropriate! :)

Feb 12, 2009 @ 08:35 pm
Miss K


F/X has closed down ladies :( I walked by there a few weeks ago and almost burst into tears! I looooved that store! True it was quite pricey but worth every penny so sad news for all those of us who loved their crazy awesome dresses.
Feb 12, 2009 @ 09:40 pm

Ohh no.

That's too bad :( It was such a crazy fun store! Must have been pretty recent then, I drove past there the other day and I saw it. Aww.
Feb 12, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

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