Make us your home page

Goodwill budget bridal gown gala coming

Brides on a budget are advised: The lines start forming at midnight, folding chairs are encouraged and wearing a leotard is recommended so bargain hunters don't have to wait for a dressing room to speed their quest.

Goodwill Industries Suncoast has expanded its annual deep discount wedding gown gala that's slated for 6 a.m. June 26 at Central Plaza store in St. Petersburg and 6 a.m. June 27 at a new Goodwill Superstore at 3929 Tampa Rd. in Oldsmar. The thrift store lined up 400 gowns to split between the two stores. That's 100 more than last year.

Dresses, size six through 28, are priced at $60 to $375, down from as much $2,000 they fetched at full retail. Big designer names include Demetrios, Cosmobella, Alfred Angelo and Justin Alexander.

"We've see (the unruly mobs of women fighting over gowns) at Filene's Basement annual sale in Boston on the news, so we only let in 20 at a time," said Michael Harvey, Goodwill vice president of marketing. "If you cannot find the right gown on Day 1, there will be 200 different ones the next day in Oldsmar."

Goodwill budget bridal gown gala coming 06/18/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Memorial Day sales not enough to draw shoppers to Tampa Bay malls


    TAMPA — Memorial Day sales at Tampa Bay area malls were not enough to compete with the beach and backyard barbecues this holiday weekend.

    Memorial Day sales weren't enough to draw shoppers to Tampa Bay area malls over the long weekend. 
  2. Austin software company acquires second Tampa business


    Austin, Tex.-based Asure Software acquired Tampa's Compass HRM Inc. late last week for $6 million. Compass focuses on HR and payroll.

    [Company photo]
  3. Hackers hide cyberattacks in social media posts


    SAN FRANCISCO — It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn't come through an email or a file buried within a seemingly innocuous document.

    Jay Kaplan and Mark Kuhr, former NSA employees and co-founders of Synack, a cybersecurity company, in their office in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2013. While last year's hacking of senior Democratic Party officials raised awareness of the damage caused if just a handful of employees click on the wrong emails, few people realize that a message on Twitter or Facebook could give an attacker similar access to their system. 
[New York Times file photo]
  4. Big rents and changing tastes drive dives off St. Pete's 600 block

    Music & Concerts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Kendra Marolf was behind the lobby bar of the State Theatre, pouring vodka sodas for a weeknight crowd packed tight for Bishop Briggs, the latest alternative artist to sell out her club.

    Sam Picciano, 25, left, of Tampa and Molly Cord 24, Palm Harbor shop for record albums for a friend at Daddy Kool Records located on the 600 block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, May 20, 2017. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  5. How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts


    LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn't look a day over 26 in the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie — at least for a few moments. There was no plastic surgeon involved, heavy makeup or archival footage used to take the actor back to his boyish "Cry Baby" face, however. It's all …

    This combination of photos released by Disney, shows the character Jack Sparrow at two stages of his life in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."  Johnny Depp, who portrays the character, is the latest mega-star to get the drastic de-aging treatment on screen
[Disney via Associated Press]