Shoppers flock to Salvation Army Chic Boutique




Posted on May 5, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 5 at 5:29 PM

DALLAS - Shoppers, particularly brides-to-be, poured into the Salvation Army Chic Boutique, an annual fund raiser for the Salvation Army that started Wednesday at their Dallas warehouse.

A Lewisville bridal shop that sold gowns starting at $3,000 was forced to close, but they decided to donate their gowns to the Salvation Army, where they are on sale for as low as $99.

Shoppers lined up early outside the warehouse.

The West family said they flew in their daughter Dolly from Houston Tuesday night after hearing of the sale on WFAA.

"If you can get a bridal gown for $300 or less as opposed to thousands of dollars, than it is definitely worth being in line for 16 hours," Dolly West said.

Her mother, Rowena West, said Dolly's sister got married in September of 2009.

"So, we're still recovering from that one," she said. "And then, [Dolly] decided to pop this one on us. So, to say the least in this economy, we need to save everything that we can."

Dolly said she did find a dress at the sale.

The sale isn't just for bridal gowns. All types of clothes donated from top designers and gently-worn items are on sale.

The sale started Wednesday and will continue until 3 p.m. Thursday at 9216 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas.