By Lianza Reyes, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It takes more than a dress to just say yes.
At least that’s what it seems when mother Melissa McConnell is taking her seventeen-year-old daughter Cassidy to go prom dress shopping at local store Boom Babies. As Melissa and a friend of her daughter’s are finding dresses for Cassidy to wear, the options seem endless. How can anyone just decide on one?
Prom season is underway here in Central New York, and all across the country. Boom Babies is a vintage store that’s transformed to selling more formal gowns. Staff member Brittany Oliveira says that the prom dresses are easily the most heavily sold items in the store.
“Prom season starts as early as the day after Christmas,” Oliveira said, “It’s really heavy from February, March, April, May, June. It’s still very busy.”
And Boom Babies caters to customers not just within the Syracuse area. As customers, Melissa McConell and her daughter are from Parish, NY, which is 40 minutes away from the store. Oliveira says that some of their customers come from as far as Canada to shop for dresses, and that she sometimes has had to flip fitting rooms over 20 times in one day. That’s just about how popular Boom Babies seems to be for prom dresses.
And as for Melissa and her daughter Cassidy, they will have plenty of options to try before they find just the perfect fit for a night to remember.