Every year, groups of grade 12 girls go on the hunt for the perfect grad dress. Be it with tulle or satin, beading or lace, blue or black, there is something for everyone out there. Outlined below are a few shops, ranging in location and price, that have a bunch of options for girls on the hunt.
Tiffany’s Bridal – Vancouver
Located at 3536 E Hastings St, this popular bridal boutique also hosts a large range of special occasion dresses, with popular brands like Alyce, Flair, Sheri Hill, and more. Its prices range from the middle to high end of the spectrum, so people with budgets of all kinds can find something they love. They also do alterations!
After Five – Richmond
This shop has recently moved from Park Royal to Richmond Centre, but the change in location certainly doesn’t mean a change in service. Being one of the most popular destinations for everything grad, After Five has one of the largest variety of dresses, with popular brands like Sherri Hill, Ellie Wilde, Jovani, and Faviana among its ranks. Due to the high-end brands the prices tend to run on the high side, but there are options for shoppers on a budget.
Grad Central – Victoria
This shop, located at 622 Yates Street, Victoria, hosts one of the largest selections of grad wear to date. It’s worth the trek if you can make it (or even online if you’re so bold), because the choices are next to none. With high end brands like Alyce and smaller labels like Tiffany Adrianna Papell, this shop will definitely suit shoppers of all styles and price ranges!
Bella Sposa – New Westminster
A common spot for Grad dress shopping is in New Westminster, specifically the Columbia street region – and Bella Sposa does not disappoint. Located at 646 Columbia St, Bella Sposa hosts a large variety of designers (like Alyce and Flair) in different colours and styles. The best part is that Bella Sposa doesn’t require any kind of appointment in order to view and try on their dresses, so this spot won’t disappoint for any kind of spur-of-the-moment shopping adventures.
Source : https://www.bellasposa.ca/grad
Le Château – Coquitlam
Last on our list we have Le Château, a perfect option for shoppers on a smaller budget. No dress is more than $300! It’s extremely close as well, located in Coquitlam Centre Mall, making it a viable option when transportation is slim. The store sells only its own brand, but all the dresses are well made, and the colours and styles range immensely, suiting to all tastes.