Meet The Owner

Hello ladies!


I am Maria. I'm the founder and owner of Prom Bae which was formerly known as Madame Couture's! I’m a child of God, wife, mother, and a “GeGe".  I know God has a sense of humor because I always said I would never do retail. But when I was laid off from my previous job as a funeral services employee, I took what I knew, invested in retail coaching, and built a successful retail brick-and-mortar business in one short year. That little shop became what is now Prom Bae, in the heart of downtown Statesboro, GA.

My Roots:

I grew up in Knoxville, TN in Government Housing. Needless to say, money was in seriously short supply. My mother was a high school dropout and a single parent of 7 for the first seven years of my life – but she refused to let our circumstances limit our opportunities. She went back to school at the age of 32 and earned her GED, at 36  she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education while working 2 part-time jobs – and taught me through her actions to never give up, but also, the value of hard work.

 “The first step to success is getting out of your own way.  Believing in yourself is one of the most important steps to building any successful vision”

The Vision

Since its founding in 2012, Madame Couture’s, now Prom Bae, has been here for the community. We opened as an affordable clothing consignment shop and in 2016, converted to all formal dresses. 

We are one of the fastest-growing Formal Wear Stores in Georgia! In-store and Online, you can find an extensive selection of the hottest Prom, Pageant, Homecoming, Quinceañera, Bat Mitzvah, Cotillion, Destination Bridal, and dresses for all of your special occasions! We are a nationwide retailer of dresses, dresses, and more dresses!

Our Team:

We are a team of eclectic, zealous, and free-spirited individuals who are passionate about what we do and who we do it for! We are known for our amazing customer service. From the moment you walk in the door, you will be greeted by one of Prom Bae's Stylists, who are the friendliest, helpful, and knowledgeable girls in the area! Their goal is to make you look like a million bucks (without spending a million)!

Whether it is for prom, Quinceañera, homecoming, a pageant, or a night out, we will custom tailor your shopping experience. Do you want a specific neckline, color, or silhouette? We know just where to look and we'll guide you to your perfect dress! We are proud to say that we offer dresses in every color, size (00-32), and style. We only carry the newest styles and hottest trends of the season!

We have created an environment that is stress-free, but energetic and fun! We love to inspire and to be inspired.  We believe that shopping should be easy and painless. We work hard to create a fast, friendly, and fun experience. We hope that you enjoy your experience as much as we enjoy providing it.