Roo's News

  • 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

  • Roo Girl Janey's Surprise Tennis Court Promposal!

    There have been so many unique promposals this year, from a promposal delivered by police to a high schooler asking an Eagles linebacker to prom. With promposals and prom in the air, we're so excited to share a new promposal with you. Why is this one so special? It came from one of our very own Roo Girls!

    Janey, who is one of the Roo Girls that works at the Rissy Roo's store in Linwood, NJ, is a student at Atlantic City High School and her Senior Prom is fast approaching. Since it's her senior year of high school, of course she has to go out with a bang, and she's off to a good start since she was asked to attend prom by way of a promposal!

    Janey's Surprise Promposal on the Tennis Court

    Ready for how this adorable picture came to be? Janey plays on the girls tennis team at ACHS, but is also the manager of the boys tennis team. The boys coach called her and asked her to come to practice to help with a couple of things for the team. When she arrived, the coach asked her to take some pictures of the team... and of course first they wanted to have a shirtless picture taken. Five of the boys took their shirts off, and when they did, their chests spelled out, "PROM?" Then, her friend Danny came out, handed her bouquet of flowers, and asked if Janey would attend prom with him. Of course, Janey said, "YES!"

    Such a cute promposal! Since both Janey and Danny are tennis players, could there be a better place than a tennis court for their promposal to take place?! And, Danny getting his teammates and even his coach involved in the promposal is super impressive! We give this tennis promposal the Roo Girl approval all the way! We can't wait fir Janey and Danny to finally attend prom together and hear how amazing their night was after it's all over!

     

  • Special Debut: Our Homecoming 2014 TV Ad!

    Did you catch the Mid Season Finale of Pretty Little Liars Season 5 last week? It was such an intense ending to such a great TV series, and we can't believe we are now on hiatus until December to follow the Pretty Little Liars girls further down the rabbit hole! But, the mid season finale wasn't the only reason we were excited to watch Episode 12, "Taking This One To the Grave" of PLL at Rissy Roo's. It was also the debut of our Homecoming 2014 ad, which debuted for our local Roo Girls in the Atlantic, Cape May, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey and included a special promo.

    Now that Labor Day has passed, and it's officially Homecoming 2014 season, we want to share the TV ad with you, in case you are a local Roo Girl that missed the finale, or one of our national...or international Roo Girls! While the ad will be running for our local Roo Girls on ABC Family and MTV through the week before Thanksgiving, you can not watch the ad right here! Check it out:

    http://youtu.be/kne3Bd263yU

    We hope you love it, and that it inspires you to find your perfect Homecoming dress for your upcoming back to school dance! Just like the ad says, whether you want classic or casual, long or short, we are happy to help you find your perfect casual, semi-formal, or formal dress from our large selection of top dress designers, including Sherri Hill, Blush, La Femme, and many more. We have even added a new dress designer this year: Rachel Allan! So, feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

  • Rissy Roo's on the Mid Season Finale of Pretty Little Liars Season 5!

    We can't believe it...the Tuesday of all Tuesdays is here...it's time for the mid season finale of Pretty Little Liars Season 5, dubbed the ominous #FatalFinale because this episode isn't a matter if IF someone will end up dying, but WHO will die, and when/how. ABC Family has been sending the teasers out non-stop this past week, and the day has finally come: tonight at 8pm EST. Brace yourself for Episode 12, "Taking This One To The Grave," because there will be One Less Liar!

    Watch out for One Less Liar during the PLL Season 5 Finale!

    That's not the only reason that we are excited for this destined-to-be-intense PLL episode, though! For all of our local Roo Girls in the Atlantic, Cape May, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey, you will be able to see the premiere of our Rissy Roo's TV ad! We are so excited to be premiering our ad during one of our favorite TV shows, especially since one of the main actresses in the show, Ashley Benson (who plays Hanna Marin on PLL), is the face of one of our favorite dress designers, Faviana!

    Rissy Roo's on the Mid Season Finale of Pretty Little Liars Season 5!

    The TV ad is all about getting you ready for Homecoming 2014, so we hope that you like it! There's also a special promo within the ad, so keep a look-out for it to get a special deal with your dress purchase! If you miss the ad premiere tonight, though, don't worry - there will be plenty of other times to see it, as it will be airing on ABC Family and MTV through the week before Thanksgiving.

    We hope you LOVE both the PLL #FATALFINALE episode and our TV ad! If you see them tonight, leave us a comment here and tell us what you think!

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  • A Promposal Car in front of Rissy Roo's!

    We were so excited this week to see a promposal...right in the parking lot of our store at Rissy Roo's in Linwood, NJ! Highschooler Tyler had the creative idea to make his date's car into her prom proposal by using car paint to write the promposal on her windshield. The promposal said:

    "Will you go to Prom with me?

    --  Yes!  --  No  --  (Choose 1)  -- Love, Tyler."

    Car Promposal

    We especially loved all of the cute hearts that were drawn all around the windshielf! The lucky date clearly said YES, since the "Yes!" was circled on the car, and she's now already at Rissy Roo's picking out a dress!

    If you're still trying to find a cute way to ask your date to prom (whether you're the guy or the girl), this is a really easy and fun way to do it. It will definitely help to keep any feeling of pressure or anxiety to a minimum! Plus, once the date says "yes," they'll get to show off the promposal to all of their friends for weeks to come, which is always fun. If you want other great prom proposal ideas, just search for keyword "promposal" on our blog, or click here for our promposal blog posts (there's even promposals with celebs Bryan Cranston, Miley Cyrus, and Dwyane Wade!). And, of course, if you're still searching for that perfect prom dress, get searching on RissyRoos.com - it's not too late, and we're definitely here to help!

    Congrats on getting your date with your promposal car idea, Tyler! We hope you two have an amazing time at Prom this year!

  • Our Favorite Google Easter Eggs to Celebrate Easter!

    Happy Easter Sunday to all of our Roo Girls! To celebrate, we did a little Easter Egg hunting...but not with the traditional Easter colorful eggs! Our Easter Egg Hunter was online with Google! Did you know that Google has created a bunch of "Easter Eggs" that you can search for online?

    If you're new to the concept of "Easter Eggs" in the media, they are an intentional inside joke, feature, or hidden message. Over the years, Google has created their own "Easter Eggs" that are so fun to search for...and even play with! Check out the image below for our favorite Google Easter Eggs and start searching for some Easter fun!

    Google Easter Eggs 2014

     And, here's our Google Easter Eggs list in text form to make the searching a little easier (you can just copy and past the terms into Google and hit "search!"):

    1. Type any actor's name followed by "bacon number" and Google will give you the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" value.
    2. Search for "askew" or "tilt" using Google and the search result will be displayed on an angle.
    3. Searching for "do a barrel roll" will cause the search result to rotate 360 degrees when displaying.
    4. Doing a Google Image Search for the term "Atari Breakout" will launch a playable version of Breakout.
    5. Searching for "Festivus" places a Festivus pole in the left side of the window.
    6. Searching for "Google Pacman" leads to a playable version of the game. Inserting 2 coins adds Ms. Pacman to the game for a 2 player version.
    7. And, of course, search for "RissyRoos.com" and find the best site for authentic designer dresses at guaranteed low prices!

    And, don't forget - we have our very own Rissy Roo's Easter Egg this year: in our Easter Weekend Sale, you can get free lip gloss and a garment bag with your dress purchase! Just use promo code EASTERGIRL at checkout. The deal ends today, so get shopping!

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