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  • Rissy Roo's Grand Re-Opening!

    Thank you to all of our local Roo Girls for joining us at our Grand Opening Party!

    We loved celebrating our reopening the weekend of September 14-16th  at our brand new location: 322 Tilton Road in Northfield, NJ 08225. We closed our Linwood location in June and worked tirelessly all summer to make our new location in Northfield feel like home. We've brought all of our same tried and true formal fashions to Northfield along with some more dress additions, shapewear, more shoes, and fabulous jewelry and accessories.In true Rissy Roo’s style, we celebrated our grand opening with an assortment of pink candy and pink balloons, but nothing could top our brand new Rissy Roo's signs! We are so excited to debut our new backlit Pink signs that light up Tilton Rd. with the essence of Rissy Roo's. As the headline for a recent article published in The Current of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point states "Rissy Roo's puts on the pink at new Northfield location."

    Rissy Roos Opening Party

    Our grand opening weekend was packed with fun activities. You could pose in front of our fabulous photo backdrop, indulge in pink sweets, and enter your name in our raffle, where you could win free shoes, purses, and even a free prom dress! Congrats to all of our winners!

    Our new store is absolutely beautiful, and perfectly PINK! The front of the store is full of all of our beautiful dresses, and the back has a special, private dressing room area. For those who have been customers since the 1990's and early 2000's, you may notice a special throwback: our original Rissy Roo's sign, sitting front-and-center in the store.

    Rissy Roos Store

    For over 20 years, Rissy Roo’s has made your dress dreams come true with designer gowns perfect for a wedding, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Homecoming Dance, and of course, Prom!

    We love getting to know each and every one of our customers, and we are so excited to start this next chapter with you. There are lots of exciting new things planned for the future, including shape wear, so you can look and feel your best at any event.

    Rissy Roos Photo Booth

    We especially love when you share photos with us, so stop by, check out our new store, and snap a picture in our photo booth area. Don't forget to use the hashtags: #RissyRoos and #RooGirl. You might even get featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

    We're open Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. If you're looking to call us, our number is the same as always: 609-926-9200, and you can always contact us via email at info@rissyroos.com.

  • NJ.com Counts Down Yelp's 31 Best Prom Dress and Tuxedo Rental Shops in N.J., And It Includes Rissy Roo's!

    The prom 2018 season is on in full force, and it's time to begin the search for that perfect prom dress. Whether you're going for lace, florals, two piece, mermaid, or so many other gorgeous trends, you'll feel like a princess on prom night once you find that dress where you feel beautiful, confident, and comfortable.

    As NJ.com explained in their article, and as any high school girl knows, that search for the perfect prom dress can be a daunting one. Usually, you either have an image of exactly what you want, but can't find it, or have no idea what you want at all. To help make the decision process easier for those living in New Jersey, NJ.com listed out the 31 best prom dress and tuxedo rental shops in New Jersey according to data they collected from Yelp. Of course, Rissy Roo's made the list! Our Linwood, NJ store was listed as number 29 according to Yelp's data.

    NJ.com article

    NJ.com included a testimonial from a Rissy Roo's customer:

    "My daughter and I look forward to shopping at Rissy Roo's every year for her high school formal events! This year was the best yet! Awesome customer service! Plus, all of the girls were helpful, kind, patient and made my daughter feel like a princess!"

    We love helping our customers find their perfect prom dress, whether in person, over the phone, or via email, so we were so happy to read such a nice, thoughtful review!

    While we love seeing our customers at our Linwood, NJ store, you can shop our dresses from anywhere in the world at RissyRoos.com.

  • Rissy Roo's at the JCC of Atlantic County Sip & Shop in Margate NJ

    All of our local Roo Girls know we love to be a part of our southern New Jersey community. The latest in community fun came last week, on Wednesday, July 12th, when Rissy Roo's attended as the Fashion Sponsor at the JCC of Atlantic County's Sip & Shop Ladies' Night Out Shopping & Wine Tasting Event.

    Rissy Roo's at the JCC Sip & Shop Event

    The special one-night Sip & Shop event was for a great cause, to help JCC facilitate sensory play in their early childhood education classrooms. All proceeds from the 2017 Sip & Shop Ladies Night Out went to support the effort to enhance the sensory centers in each of JCC's preschool classrooms. The purpose of the sensory centers is for children to learn important skills, including math, science, physical development, and social and emotional skills.

    JCC of Atlantic County

    Over $4,800 was raised for the early childhood education center classrooms, and it was such a fun community event that brought together both local vendors and national vendors, who traveled in for the special event.

    Other than Rissy Roo's attending as the Fashion Sponsor, Salon Kink was also a sponsor of the event. They styled the hair on all of our Roo Girl models at the event, and even did the makeup for our Roo Girl Juli!

    Thirty six vendors were present in total, including Lululemon Athletica, Aearance Dermatology, Arbonne, BathFitter, Bocca, Brace Urcelf, Cutco, Embellish, Hope Jewel, India Hicks, Le Fashion Cottage, Lularoe, Lusciously Scented, Marilyn Chackman, Mary Kay, Messed & Distressed, Monat, NuSkin, Paper Chase, Pendant of Light, Perfectly Posh, Premier Designs Jewelers, Psychic Answers, Pure Romance, RetroChic Beauty, Sabai Soap, Stella & Dot, Sugar on Topp, LLC, Tara Bella, Traveling Jewels, Usborne Books and More, Wildtree, Younique, and 3 Girls Gifts. Bocca may have been one of our favorite vendors because they provided delicious pizzas and appetizers for everyone!

    Rissy Roo's models

    Our Roo Girls showed off some of our latest styles, perfect for any party, from summer events to a Bat Mitzvah, to a back to school homecoming dance. From left to right, Emma wore Sherri Hill 50608, Mackenzie wore Dancing Queen 9484, Juli wore Faviana 8093, Skyler wore Alyce 2648, and Morgan wore Sherri Hill 51404Continue reading

  • The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery

    The year 2016 was all about balance, with Pantone naming two colors as the Color of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Now, with 2017 upon us, it's time for a brand new Color of the Year. This year is all about new beginnings, with Pantone announcing Greenery as the 2017 Color of the Year.


    In the announcement, Pantone explained that Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343) is a yellow-green shade, "that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew." The hope is that it reminds consumers to, "take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate." With a contentious election that just ended a few weeks ago, and a new president taking office in January, this is certainly an important message to remember and take to heart.  Continue reading

  • Demi Lovato Covers Adele's "When We Were Young" At Cleveland Concert

    Adele's voice is pure gold. From "Hello" to "Someone Like You," she has an incredible sound to her that most singers, no matter how talented, would never begin to attempt to mimic. Except for one... the talented Demi Lovato, of course. The singer is currently on her tour for "Future Now: The Tour." During her Cleveland performance on Friday, September 2nd, Demi surprised and stunned the audience with a cover of Adele's "When We Were Young."

    Youtuber JWBGSU explained that while on stage, Demi explained that she had a special treat for Cleveland and that she wanted to sing one of her favorite songs. But, she had never sung it before. In true Demi fashion, she went on to sing the emotional ballad "When We Were Young," and it was obviously amazing. Check out a video of the performance below.

    In just one week, the fan-uploaded video of Demi's performance already has over 700,000 views. A sign of just how incredible Demi's version of Adele's song is.  Continue reading

  • You Voted, And Now We Have A New M&Ms Flavor

    While the presidential election season has been heated, Mars decided to have a little fun and cast a 2016 election of their own. M&M's fans had from March 1st through June 17th this year to vote for which of four peanut flavor ideas they'd like to see in stores: Chili Nut, Honey Nut, Coffee Nut, and Original Nut (some might call it the OG!). M&M's said that the four nut flavors "are going head-to-head" in a consumer promotion to determine America's Favorite Peanut.

    The polls are in, the people have spoken, and the nut of choice is Coffee Nut (of course, OG Nut won't be going anywhere, though)! We're thinking some huge Starbucks fans may have been swaying the polls on this one. The new flavor will be in stores in August, so keep a look-out for it.

    The announcement of the winner was made this past Monday, July 25th, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in a pretty silly video featuring actor Tony Hale talking to his BFF, Yellow M&M.

    The big question that it seems like we'll just have to wait until August for is whether or not the new Coffee Nut M&M's will include many people's favorite part about coffee... the caffeine! A little chocolate.. a little caffeine... could make for a nice afternoon snack, rather than stopping by Starbucks to pick up that frapp. Then again, with October just around the corner, who could say no to a Pumpkin Spice Latte? So, maybe it's not so much about one or the other, but eating Coffee Nut M&M's while drinking Starbucks! This fall's looking pretty promising already...

  • Our Miss New Jersey 2016 is Brenna Weick

    The Miss New Jersey 2016 Pageant was held this past weekend in our very own backyard, Ocean City, NJ. The pageant had the perfect backdrop on the Ocean City boardwalk in the Music Peir, and all of the contestants looked gorgeous.

    Ultimately, it all came down to one girl, and it was a very special girl this year, as she is no stranger to the Miss New Jersey pageant. Brenna Weick, of Mantua, Gloucester County, is our new Miss New Jersey 2016! After finishing as the runner-up twice and the second runner-up in the last three Miss New Jersey pageants, she was finally crowned Miss New Jersey herself. You can watch the special crowning moment in the video above.  Continue reading

  • Deshauna Barber is Our Miss USA 2016!

    The Miss USA pageant is always fun to watch, as there are so many talented, beautiful women, all competing for the right to wear one crown. This year's competition was especially fierce, but it ultimately came down to two: Miss District of Columbia, Deshauna Barber, and Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin. They were both asked difficult interview questions, and stunned all with their answers. It couldn't have been a closer call, but Miss District of Columbia, Deshauna Barber, is now reporting for duty as our new Miss USA 2016!


    Yup, that's right: she is reporting for duty because she is an Army Reserve officer, and showed just how much the army means to her in her response to her interview question. The 26-year-old from the nation's capital was asked by judge Joe Zee whether the Pentagon's decision to open up all combat roles to women had, "put political correctness over our military ability to perform." The 1st Lt. responded in style, saying, "As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate into every branch of the military."  Continue reading

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