Top 11 Texas Boutiques For Plus-Size Fashion At Le Garage Sale
On August 27th and 28th, Austin’s Palmer Event Center was packed with visitors systematically breaking down this massive semi-annual boutique sale by vendor. With over 140 shops spanning clothing, jewelry, shoes, backpacks and homewares, one might spend two days shopping exhaustively. And for some reason, people in Austin don’t seem to know much about it.
Day 1 visitors or VIP pre-sale visitors get the first pick, while Day 2 visitors are more open to bartering as vendors cut them down, especially in the final hours. ticket prices are often 90% lower. Unfortunately, shoppers looking for wider sizes are competing for limited inventory. But it may not be as bad as they hope.
Unlike the sample sale, which usually maxes out at a size 6, this event is for boutiques to bring in regular items and excess inventory. CultureMap took a look and found that 41 vendors appeared to carry at least one plus-size item. It is defined as extra large size or starting at 12. Some vendors carry up to 3X and it was not uncommon to find 2X. The list compiled by Sales includes all vendors who carry extended sizes, but you might be disappointed if you don’t see the item (for example, a small one-size-fits-all kaftan).
Shoppers looking for plus sizes shouldn’t be relegated to Shane, as the selection at Le Garage includes many of the ultra-trendy designs from fast fashion companies that are consistently recommended to big shoppers. No, but the sale also overwhelmingly avoided straight sizes for these styles. These stores may not meet all your needs, but getting some great pieces from Texas sellers sounds like a win.
CultureMap visited all the vendors on the first day, starting at 11:30 am and picking as many products as possible in 5 hours. We recorded all the plus sizes we found and narrowed them down to the top 10 based on availability and quality. We may have overlooked the vendor.
Our goal was to find a vendor somewhere in Texas that was available year-round. contains recommendations for These are all Texas businesses that don’t just claim extended sizing, they actually bring it.
11. Holly Crozier — Austin
Austin interior designer Erica Holley’s new vintage project curates a handful of unique pieces in a wide range of sizes. Holly says she’s aware of the typical vintage imperfections, including the recent “3X or 4X” corsets, and grabs a larger waist size when she sees them.
10. Blur Boutique Futto
The boutique was somewhat limited in range, stopping for XL and 14 dresses, but there was a notable selection among those sizes. These designs are boho in style — still draped and colorful without indulging in the more folksy, amorphous styles that have overtaken Sale.
9. Become. — Cuello
The selection advertised online for this boutique in Cuelo (southwest of San Antonio) was more down-to-earth than the sale selection, which included stripes, sweaters and contemporary basics. There was a good selection of 2X items and jeans up to 31.
8. Jen Lee — Houston/Bali
This “Eco Luxury Resort Wear” designer works with Balinese artisans to create beautiful cotton and rayon cover-ups. The shirt is one size and can be worn unbuttoned. Shorts and drawstring pants are marked L/XL.
7. Spring Frost — Austin
Spring Frost runs one of the best selections of contemporary designer clothing that looks the part. The range of sizes on sale is limited, and it looks like there are only 14 when you dig down, but the online selection is diverse and interesting, including many XLs.
6. Man Outfitters — Austin
Le Garage Sale doesn’t have men’s options, but Man Outfitters had a large size distribution, with XL and XXL shirts nearly as numerous as the straight size section. This outdoorsy seller stocks well-known quality brands such as Howler Brothers, The North Face and Cotopaxi.
5. Gift Solutions — Austin
This shop had a variety of styles up to 3X. Most of them included embroidered peasant-style blouses, which were especially popular in large sizes on this sale. It included a wider range of styles than there is.
4. Good Company — Austin
This designer-owned Austin boutique operates three locations for women. Styles vary, but mostly include business casual neutrals with collars and drapes.At Le Garage Sale, Good Company had items in one size, items in XL, and shorts marked 42XL. rice field.
3. Side Kitsch Vintage — Austin
One of Austin’s quirkiest vintage stores, the furniture and clothing store sold a variety of styles, all the way up to XXL. The store always has bright prints, sparkles, cool leathers and suedes, and unique cuts.
2. Busy Lizzie — Houston
Bizzy Lizzy knows its niche. It is the ubiquitous embroidered peasant blouse. However, in a sea of sorts of gritty floral chaos, this vendor’s work shows a lot of restraint in color and pattern without resorting to neutrals.These are her 3X clothes of the highest quality on sale was part of
1. Alana Kay Art — Fort Worth
This creative store is run by resin artist Alana Kay, who prints her work on dresses, activewear, accessories and home décor. Especially her wrap dresses are fun and unique and come in sizes up to XL. Kay says manufacturers are working to replenish inventory by up to three times. These are true statement pieces.