The Bainbridge Island Prom Dress Closet is a nonprofit organization managed by Ava Staniewicz, a Junior at Bainbridge High School. We have a variety of dresses and accessories available, from party to formal prom dresses, available for the community to borrow for special events. Originally started for prom dresses for high school seniors, we also loan out dresses for other dances and parties. As styles are changing, and not all dresses return in wearable condition, we accept donations of used and new dresses, shoes and accessories. If you would like to book an appointment please send an email to email@example.com or call Ava at (813)956-6092.
Resale or giving groups LOCAL ONLINE ●Buy Nothing (Facebook) ●Craigslist ●Nextdoor ●BI/Kitsap Online Yard Sale (Facebook groups)
LOCAL CONSIGNMENT ●Closet Transfer (Poulsbo) ●Lollipops Children’s Boutique ●Lucky Star Clothing (Silverdale)
NATIONAL ONLINE ●E-bay ●Etsy ●Facebook marketplace
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