“I don’t have a date yet,” she said between trying on a sleek purple gown and a 1940s-inspired number, all ruffles and jewels. “I think it’s stupid that girls always wait for guys. So me and my friends will probably just end up asking our dates.”
As she spoke, three high school-aged girls brushed past the doorway. Despite the spiraling economy, the Unique Vintage showroom was packed last weekend.
“I think parents would rather cut back on everything else before telling their little girl that this year they can’t afford to buy her a prom dress,” said owner Katie Echeverry, adding that her shop carries a large selection of affordable garments.