General Information

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Where are you located?

Formalwear Outlet's Retail Store is located at 415 Millstone Drive Hillsborough, NC 27278.

Any other address listed on the internet on in your GPS is either our old location or our warehouse.


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What are your hours?

Formalwear Outlet's Regular Business Hours are Monday - Saturday from 10:00am - 5:30pm


Holiday Openings & Closings
Open: Labor Day Monday September 4, 2017
Closed: Thanksgiving Thursday November 23 & Friday 24, 2017
Open: Saturday November 25, 2017
Closed: Sunday December 24 - Tuesday 26, 2017
Open: Wednesday December 27 - Saturday December 30, 2017
Closed: Sunday December 31, 2017 - Monday January 1, 2018
Open: Tuesday January 2, 2018 to begin Prom Season
Open: MLK Day Monday January 15, 2018
Open: Good Friday March 30, 2018 & Saturday March 31, 2018
Closed: Easter Sunday April 1, 2018
Open: Easter Monday April 2, 2018
Closed: Mother's Day May 13, 2018
Closed: Memorial Day May 28, 2018
Closed: Independance Day Wednesday July 4, 2018


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Can I get directions to your store?

Please see our directions page


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What forms of payment do you accept?

We can accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Debit/Check Cards with the Visa or Mastercard logo. We are unable to accept checks or American Express Cards.

We do not accept credit cards by phone for items being purchased in our store.


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What is your Return or Exchange Policy?

We offer Exchanges only on most items, NO RETURNS. Exchanges must be made within 10 business days from the date on your cash register receipt.
You must have your original itemized cash register receipt to make an exchange. Items must be in the same condition as when they were purchased to be exchanged. Unaltered, unworn, with all tags and/or packaging intact.

Dress Exchanges
All dresses being exchanged will be inspected and are subject to Management Approval. For a dress to be accepted for exchange the dress must be unworn and unaltered, with all hang tags and labels in their original positions. Dresses must not be damaged, soiled, stained, torn, and must be free of offensive odors (i.e. smoke). Please be aware that the number one reason for us rejecting an exchange is cigarette smoke, and most often the person buying the dress does not even realize that they've put the dress in a smoking environment.

Jewelry cannot be exchanged.


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What is your Hold Policy?

We do not currently offer Holds on any items.

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Do I need to make an Appointment?

At this time we do not take appointments. Please allow yourself plenty of time to shop as we carry a very large inventory of Tuxedos and Accessories plus thousands of Prom, Pageant and Formal Evening Dresses.

The amount of time you require depends on your interest in browsing. We have a knowledgeable staff to assist you. Keep in mind that Saturdays are generally our busiest day and you may need to allow a little more time especially during our peak season in the Spring.

When shopping for a Tuxedo we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes or more before closing time to avoid feeling rushed.


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What is your Policy regarding Children in your store?

All Children must be supervised by an Adult at all times while shopping with us.
We do offer Tuxedos for children as small as a size 3 and encourage you to shop with your children for a tuxedo.

If you are shopping for formal gowns We suggest that young children be left at home under adult supervision if possible. If necessary, please bring an adult to supervise children while you are shopping our dress department. We do have a sitting area at the front of our store where ask that children remain with an adult at all times to prevent damage to the Formal Dresses.

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Do you offer Alteration Services?

We do not offer alterations at this time. For local customers we recommend Lee's Tailors at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC.


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How far in advance should I purchase my Tuxedo?

We carry thousands of Tuxedo Jackets plus Pants, Shirts and Accessories in stock at all times. You are able to try on, purchase and take home a Tuxedo from our in stock inventory on the day you shop. However, because we do not offer alterations services on-site we recommend purchasing your Tuxedo one week or more before the date you will wear it. This will allow time to have it altered, pressed or drycleaned if you feel it is necessary.

We can also be your last minute tuxedo shop! In many cases we do sell tuxedos that are often worn later the same day.


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Why are your Tuxedos so affordable?

A majority of the Tuxedos and accessories that we sell are previously from rental stock and in excellent condition. We buy tuxedos and accessories from Tuxedo Rental companies all over the US. These items are of the same excellent quality and similar brands and styles that you can find at your local rental shop. We suppliment our inventory with new items purchased directly from the Tuxedo Manufacturers to offer you the best selection. At Formalwear Outlet you can own a complete tuxedo for less than the cost of one Rental.

We offer many black classic style 100% wool tuxedos in addition to more modern and trendy styles and colors.


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Can I rent a Tuxedo at Formalwear Outlet?

We can offer a quality Tuxedo that you can purchase for less than the cost of a rental elsewhere. We do not offer Rentals.


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Do you special order dresses?

We do not special order dresses. We offer thousands of Prom, Pageant and Formal Evening Dresses in stock starting at just $99 each with no dress priced more than $225. We offer many of the same New Designer Dresses that you can find in other stores for $350-$500.


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Can you tell me if you have a specific dress in stock?

We offer many dresses that are not pictured on our website. If you do see a dress pictured on our website please be aware we may not have it in every size.
The only way to check our full selection is to come in to the store, especially during Prom Season when inventory is constantly changing.
We stock thousands of dresses. It is difficult to check inventory if you call to find out availability of a specific style or size, particularly on a busy weekend.


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How often do you receive dress shipments?

There is not a specific schedule that we receive shipments of new dresses.
We get shipments much more frequently November - February as we prepare for Prom Season.


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Do you register Dresses?

We do register dresses for Proms. Any school not currently registered will be added to our registration book at the time of purchase.

We register dresses so that we can tell you if another young lady has already purchased the dress you have chosen to wear for the same prom. Most young ladies would never want to wear the same dress as someone else at their prom, but please be aware we will never refuse to sell a dress even if it is for the same prom (unless the dress was purchased by an employee and the young lady would be attending the same prom as our employee).