New shop in Basehor promises bargains on ‘Timeless Formals’
Basehor-Linwood High School students will have the opportunity to get prepped for prom this year without driving too far.
New and resale formal dresses, tuxedo rentals, shoes, jewelry and other special occasion accessories will be available at a soon-to-be Basehor business called Timeless Formals.
Owner Dawn Fuentez said it's always been her dream to own a dress shop, and the Piper resident decided to try it out in Basehor.
"I did it out of my home for just a little bit, but with the amount of dresses I have now, I've grown out of my home," she said. "I wanted to bring it to this area because there's nothing here for the girls or the guys."
The store might also bring in brides on a tight budget because of the selection of bridal gowns, mother of bride and flower girl dresses, wedding party gifts, veils and ceremony accessories it carries. Fuentez said she was picky about what she accepts as consignment and is able to offer everything at reasonable prices.
"I have a strict standard of what I'm going to take in," she said. "You definitely don't pay retail prices for any of these."
All of the garments are tagged and most of the hanging racks are in place at the store, which will be in Suite 6B of the Basehor Town Square shopping center, 155th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40, between the What's New Bagel & Espresso and Heartland Dental Group. Fuentez said she will not have a storefront.
"I will have a sign out front, but it's not prominent like the rest of them," she said. "I'm going to start advertising a little bit. I'm hoping to start a week before the actual opening, but people have already come down the hallway and have been peeking in the door wondering what we're doing in there."
Hours have not been set yet, but Fuentez said she hopes to be open from about noon to 7 p.m. on most nights, six days a week. The store will be closed on Mondays, but appointments can be made almost anytime outside of regular business hours. She said she will also be on the lookout for a part-time employee, preferably with alterations experience.
A tentative grand opening is set for Saturday, Feb. 9. Potential customers can also check out what's in the store before visiting by going online to timelessformals.com.