7 places to buy a quinceañera dress in Reno

7 places to buy a quinceañera dress in Reno

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By Aleza Freeman

July 8, 2024

Find the perfect quinceañera dress at one of these seven boutiques in Reno.

Every year in the United States, more than 500,000 Hispanic young women say “yes” to the dress – the quinceañera dress, that is. 

Picking the right dress for this traditional coming-of-age celebration is as personal and involved as picking a wedding gown, and often just as expensive. These full-length ball gowns are often colorful, textured, and extravagant – reminiscent of a princess in a fairytale.

In Reno, there are a variety of boutiques carrying quinceañera dresses, many of which are located in the diverse Wells Avenue district. Along with showcasing dresses on the floor, the shops allow you to pick from a catalog or order a custom design. They are also often a one-stop shop for quinceañeras, offering everything from help picking out your dress to alterations to assistance planning your party. 

Celebrating your “Quinces” in the Biggest Little City in the World? Here are eight places to buy the perfect quinceañera dress in Reno.

1. La Milagrosa

Address: 1295 S. Wells Avenue
Phone: (775) 322-8816

A bridal and special occasion shop, La Milagrosa sells a wide selection of quinceañera dresses. If you don’t find what you’re looking for in the store, you can order one as well. Along with dresses, the store carries shoes, boots, souvenirs for 15-year baptisms, and casual clothes. Suite rental, sewing, and alterations are also available.

2. El Mundo Latino

Address: 1401 S. Wells Avenue, Suite D
Phone: (775) 786-4669

A one-stop shop for a variety of Hispanic items, Mundo Latino offers custom-designed dresses for quinceñeras. The store also has authentic Mexican and Western-style apparel, shoes, accessories, and gifts. Not only can you buy a dress for your Sweet Sixteen, but you can also seek help planning your event. Fuel up for this shopping trip with tons of fresh desserts and snacks at Antojitos El Mundo Latino next door.

3. Creaciones Vevi’s

Address: 5446 Sun Valley Boulevard, Sun Valley
Phone: (775) 674-2555 

Serving Reno since 2005, Creaciones Vevi’s carries everything you need to plan your special day, including fairytale dresses and event coordination services. When it comes to finding your dream dress, the shop has new arrivals every week. They also offer one special dress of the month for 50% off, but seeing as it’s one of a kind, you have to move fast to nab it.

4. Marchele’s Bridal Boutique

Address: 1401 S. Wells Avenue, Suite D
Phone: (775) 786-4669

This locally-owned, family-operated boutique has been serving Northern Nevada for more than 40 years. Named Best of the Sierra Nevada in 2023, the boutique sells fashionable quinceañera dresses and also provides alteration services. Reviewers on Facebook gush about the store’s customer service, claiming the owners have “an eye for what works.”

5. Party Palace

Address: 1090 S. Wells Avenue
Phone: (775) 391-7056

Promising a fun and magical experience while looking for the right quinceañera dress, Party Palace carries everything you need for your big day. The store also helps you plan your party with the rental of tablecloths, decorations, plates, and glasses. Party Palace has party package discounts available and happily works within your budget. 

6. Lily’s Decor La Barata

Address: 1535 Vassar Street
Phone: (775) 323-7769

Lily’s Decor La Barata will help you find the perfect dress, including one that fits the theme of your party. One customer was able to find the perfect dress and decor for a Star Wars-themed quinceañera: “Not only were they incredibly accommodating and kind, but they also helped pitch some ideas as well and helped us get the perfect dress and decorations.”

7. Mel y Con

Address: 65 N. Edison Way, Suite 4
Phone: (775) 276-3015

With a wide variety of styles and all the latest trends, Mel y Con ensures your quinceañera dress will be the talk of the town. The shop also sells accessories and decorations. 

Bonus: Second-hand options

Buying clothing second-hand is an increasingly popular option, not only because it’s more budget-friendly but also because it’s better for the planet. A recent research study by CapitalOne Shopping found that 75% of consumers have purchased or are open to purchasing secondhand clothes. 

In addition to local thrift stores, check out dresses for resale in your area on apps like OfferUp, Letgo, Poshmark, and Thredup. At Facebook Marketplace, you can narrow your search by city, delivery method, and condition. A recent search within 40 miles of Reno shows multiple dress options at a wide variety of price points, from free to $850, or your best offer.

This article first appeared on Good Info News Wire and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.7 places to buy a quinceañera dress in Reno7 places to buy a quinceañera dress in Reno

  • Aleza Freeman

    Aleza Freeman is a Las Vegas native and award-winning journalist with two decades of experience writing and editing lifestyle, travel, entertainment, and human interest stories in Nevada. Her work has appeared in AARP magazine, Haute Living and Nevada Magazine.

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