Spring is here to stay, and thoughts of summer vacations are beginning to take root. That can only mean one thing: it’s prom season.

For those still seeking the perfect prom outfit on a budget, consider thrifting. The Suncoast Hospice Resale Shop has gently loved dresses and accessories including designer brands and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.

Here are our top three reasons to shop resale for prom:

  • Department stores can be expensive. Special occasion dresses at the Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops are on average under $40. That’s a fraction of department store or boutique prices, which can easily reach over $100. With shoes and other accessories, the costs can add up quickly. Our resale shops have everything needed to create a head-to-toe look on a budget.
  • Make your own “Pretty In Pink” moment. For the artistically inclined, thrifted items can be a great base for creating a new vision. Give a wedding dress new life with a fun color of fabric dye, turn a totally 80’s puff sleeve into a chic strapless look or add new embellishments with trims from other garments or pieces of jewelry. The possibilities are endless.
  • Support your community. The proceeds from the Suncoast Hospice Resale Shop go back into supporting the programs and services of Empath Health, bringing full life care to anyone facing chronic or advanced illness or who is grieving. Every purchase is more than a great deal, it’s helping people here in Pinellas County.


Learn more about Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops and find a location near you at IfYouThrift.org.