about cape cod

Over 5 Years of Experiences

Cape Cod Formals is a sole-proprietor, woman-owned business

Cape Cod Formals is a sole-proprietor, woman-owned business. The business was purchased by my mother Paula Grant in August of 2015 from the original owner in Shepherdstown. Cape Cod Formals was then relocated to Charles Town in September of 2015. Cape Cod Formals is an elite formal wear retailer specializing in tuxedos and suits. We also offer a variety of colors and styles in vests, ties, shirts, and shoes, as a proud Jim’s Formal Wear retailer.  Tuxedo and suit rentals and sales are available for weddings, proms, homecomings, black-tie events, graduations, and much more. Cape Cod Formals strives to take pride in every tuxedo and suit fitting. As a small business, I will go above and beyond to meet your formal wear needs.


Take into consideration that the customer will make 3 trips into the shop. In some situations, 4 trips may even be necessary. The trips consist of measurements, a try-on, and the return of the tuxedo. By shopping local, you are saving money and time. Also, by renting locally, you are almost guaranteed better customer service. You will be working one-on-one with the owner who has more personal interest in each customer. Being a small business, I can offer personalized appointments for your convenience. By making an appointment in advance, you ensure that you will receive exclusive service as you reserve your selections.


In August of 2015 my mom, Paula Grant purchased Cape Cod Formals and successfully ran the business for 4 years. She strove to make the business into a fun, professional, and welcoming atmosphere. I had the privilege to work alongside my mother as her assistant. In May of 2018, my mom was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer. My mom showed great courage and strength as she continued to run the business, spend time with her children, and fight the cancer. In November of 2019, my mom’s cancer would begin to spread throughout her body and take her life. We miss her greatly every day. In February of 2020, I began a new chapter in my life by deciding to take over Cape Cod Formals.


Hi! My name is Melissa Grant and I am the proud owner of Cape Cod Formals. I graduated Shepherd University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing. In February of 2020, I inherited Cape Cod Formals from my mother and decided to make it my career.

Having grown up in Harpers Ferry, I absolutely love being a small business owner in Jefferson County. I enjoy working out, spending time outside, traveling, playing with my Yorkie Maci, reading books, volunteering at my church, and hanging out with my brothers. I have a passion for the wedding industry, fashion, and meeting new people, especially my customers. My aim is to give every customer reliable and professional service. I look forward to assisting you with your formal wear needs!


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