I met Sue Rosenberger, owner of Fantastic Finds and FantasticProm.com, a little over a year ago. The first time I went to FantasticProm.com I was ooohing and aahhing all over the place! This is the kind of place moms dream of spoiling their daughters at one day and I am no exception. LOL. FantasticProm.com has an outstanding selection of dresses in any color and style you could ever dream of wanting. It’s no wonder they are the biggest store in all of Michigan! Girls from over 300 high schools shop here for prom and homecoming and I can see why! I took some time in August to grab some photos of the store and interview Sue for our September featured business. Read on to find out why you should get your prom dresses at FantasticProm.com!
Rebecca: How many years have you been in Business?
Sue: We have been in business for 25 years and began with a small inventory of bridal dresses. As the need grew, we grew. We added prom dresses to our selection 20 years ago.
Rebecca: Describe what you sell.
Sue: We sell many of the popular Designer dress found in the Prom Magazines and we guarantee that we will not sell that same dress in the same color to the same prom. We also have dresses that are make EXCLUSIVELY for Fantastic Prom that cannot be found anywhere else in Michigan. Our Exclusive dresses are bought up fast and in high demand because it ensures our customers will have a dress that is unique to them. You will never see one of our Exclusive dresses twice at the same prom.
Rebecca: Why should seniors shop at FantasticProm.com?
Sue: Our stylists work with our clients personally to help them discover their personal style. We also have the largest in stock inventory of any store in Michigan. We host special events and offer extra perks for buying your dresses here. Be sure to ask about our referral program and how to earn dollars with us!
Rebecca: What sets you apart from other prom stores?
Sue: The diversity in our dresses and ease of shopping/trying on.
How do you assist your customers while they are shopping?
Sue: Each customer who comes in registers prior to shopping. This allows us to make sure any dress they try on has not already been purchased by a student at their school. Next, we assist them in finding their fit as well as their style, and based on this info, we can make recommendations to them. Once they find a dress they love, we help with the finishing touches of finding perfectly matching accessories.
Rebecca: What is the best part about owning Fantastic Prom?
Sue: Being able to see every fantastic high school girl transform from a blue jean clad girl into Cinderella.
Rebecca: What will the trends be this fall?
Sue: Bling, vibrant/hot colors, colored lace, interesting and cool combos of black with color, sparkle, and high-low dresses.
Rebecca: What about the trends this spring?
Sue: Cool backs, keyhole backs, sheer backs with bling.
Rebecca: What other services do you offer?
Sue: We offer a great referral-based tuxedo rental program. We also offer partnerships with schools for scholarships and fundraising opportunities. Contact Sue at (517) 702-1200 for more information!
Rebecca: Is there anything else you would like to mention?
Sue: Yes. Buyer’s beware! One of the biggest challenges we’ve heard from our customers is when they have ordered a dress online from a picture they saw. When the dress arrived, IF it arrived, it was not as described or did not fit. We have a large inventory and were able to help each one of these customers find a gorgeous dress in time for prom. It pays to buy local! Don’t be tricked by a pretty picture and unbelievable price. If it looks too good to be true, it is!
Thank you so much, Sue, for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with me!
FantasticProm.com is housed inside of Fantastic Finds and is now open 12 months out of the year! Check them out at:
2925 Wood St. Lansing, MI 48906
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11-8, Fri 10-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 1-4