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Julia Black holds up a prom dress at Ronda’s Closet located inside Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sissonville.

As you know, we are getting closer to the end of the school year. That can only mean one thing — it’s finally prom season. Everything from the dresses and suits, to the price of a ticket, can be really expensive. Below are a few places where you can save a few bucks on your dress:

n Ronda’s Closet Located at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Sissonsville, has been helping provide girls with free prom dresses for 14 years now. Ronda’s Closet has more than 400 dresses to choose from in all different sizes and styles. It is open from 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday through prom season.

n 14 & Up Consignment Shop Located in South Charleston, the shop has around 60 to 70 dresses, and all different kinds of styles to choose from. It has sizes 14 up to 5x and most dresses are brand new. The prices range from $99 to $250. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

n Stray Dog Antiques In Charleston, the store has around 40 to 50 dresses. Most of the dresses are vintage but there are some newer ones, as well. They range in price from $20 to $180, with an average price closer to $30 or $40. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.