Tag: prom


13 Aug 2016

Prom 2017 Market Recap

This year I headed down to Atlanta for “World of Prom” at America’s Mart with Mom and Selah.  We took Lizzie and Monica, who have both worked in our prom department for several years.  We were there for a FULL WEEK of prom buying.  Whew. We saw thousands… and thousands… and thousands of prom dresses in the seven days.  We had to narrow it down...

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Prom 2016 Photo Shoot
01 Feb 2016

Prom 2016 Photo Shoot

    This year we shot Hope’s Girls in Davenport with Avenue Studios to show some of our new styles for Prom 2016. It was a freezing winter day, but our models, representing over 10 schools in the Quad Cities and Cedar Rapids areas, were troopers!  Thank you to Capri College in Davenport for the wonderful hair and airbrush make-up and Holiday Inn & the...

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With the owner of Jovani
02 Aug 2015

A Glimpse into Prom Market

We head to markets periodically throughout the year, but have just one prom market each August in Atlanta.  It’s a whirlwind week as we view literally THOUSANDS of dresses to choose our collection for the coming year.  Here’s a peek into our life at market from last year.  Diane, Jody, Hannah, and I are heading back this week, so make sure you let us know...

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Prepping for Prom 2016: Survey Time!
20 Jul 2015

Prepping for Prom 2016: Survey Time!

It seems like our crazy fun prom season just got over, but guess what? It’s already time for us to start thinking about Prom 2016! That’s right… In just two weeks, we are heading to Atlanta for the nation’s biggest prom market to buy our inventory for next year! So, we want your input, girls! I’ve created a VERY short survey for prom shoppers to...

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Celeste and Lori shopping for Prom 2015
25 Mar 2015

Shopping at Hope’s: A Mother-Daughter Tradition

Faith, hope, love. We love what we do because we are constantly reminded of these most important things by our customers. We want to share the beautiful story of a Hope’s bride from 1992, and the legacy she has continued with her daughters. We are humbled and honored by families like this, who have trusted us with their business time and again over the years!...

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27 Jan 2015

After-Hours Prom Party!

Hope’s Prom 2015 PROM:  The biggest party of the school year, right?  Well, how about a little pre-prom party at Hope’s? Get together 15 or more of your friends, and reserve an after-hours prom party for private shopping!  You will get the store ALL TO YOURSELVES with the full attention of our prom party staff!  We’ll even have snacks and music to keep the party...

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Prom 2015: Every Girl a Hope’s Girl
16 Jan 2015

Prom 2015: Every Girl a Hope’s Girl

I have been so anxious to share this post with you!  After being around all the prom shoppers the past couple of days, I got even more excited!  It’s time to share our pics from our Prom 2015 photo shoot! This year’s theme is “Every girl a Hope’s Girl” and we had an awesome photo shoot in December with such a great group of girls...

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02 Jan 2015

What is a Trunk Show?

At Hope’s we get SO EXCITED for trunk shows!  But we realize some of our customers are not familiar with them.  You might not know what we are talking about when we say, “You have to come to this designer trunk show!”  So… here’s a little info on these super-fun events that fashionistas love! Trunk shows are special events when designers send their new product...

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New Year Reflections
31 Dec 2014

New Year Reflections

As we close out 2014, we have a lot to be thankful for.  God has showered Hope’s and our family with blessings this year.  We are still amazed that even after owning Hope’s for 29 years, we continue to grow.  We truly are grateful for the wonderful customers who make each day fun, our dedicated, caring staff and the ability to work with our family...

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Prom 2015 Style Preview
10 Nov 2014

Prom 2015 Style Preview

Wondering what’s going to be hot for Prom 2015 styles?  We are just starting to get our dresses in, with most coming later this month and in December.  It’s early, but we’re getting excited!  Diane, Moriah, and I went to prom market in Atlanta back in August, buying HUNDREDS of dresses for Hope’s.  Here’s a sneak peek of what is big this year! LACE!  Lace...

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