Le Garage, it only happens twice a year for one weekend only. It’s a MUST for the fashion fiend on a budget. I discovered the illustrious women of Herff Christiansen there and walked out with 5 articles of clothing for a pretty (inexpensive) penny. I scored a Marnie Bugs bag for $15 that was regularly priced at $400! My man scored an entire wardrobe change for about $100 from Service Menswear – I’m talking $5 designer t-shirts.
HOW IN THE HECK DO THEY DO THAT? It’s the past season’s merchandise! Um, brilliant? Austin, with it’s boutique nature, doesn’t carry the square footage to hold a rack of past seasons merchandise – they’ve got to cut their losses and open some dollars up to buy for more current trends and fashions, which translates to super sales for us! 50% – 90% off beautiful clothing – my favorite spots to visit – By George, Estilo, and Service Menswear.
TIPS TO ROCK IT TO THE MAX?
1). Wear pretty underwear – you may find yourself whipping off your clothes in front of many many people and into that pretty/sexy/must-have dress/skirt/jeans. Don’t be afraid – pretend you’re in Europe for the day.
2). Set a budget – You will want to set a limit for yourself, the goods are just too fabulous to walk away from with an open pocketbook.
3). Bring CASH – It’s quick and it’s easy to track.
4). Breathe. No seriously, I hyperventilate for the first 30 minutes from excitement and sensory overload. Lots of people and lots of gorgeous gorgeous clothing, footwear and accessories.
5). Bring a buddy – this buddy will be a lifesaver – well, someone has to hold your purse, shoes, new bags of goodies and other garments flung off in excitement when reaching for the next. A second opinion is always nice too, although, if you don’t make it with a buddy – there are lots of lovely fashionable ladies that won’t hesitate to give a good opinion.
Good luck ladies! Hope to see you there!
Direct Link + Le Garage August 29 | 11a – 6p & August 30th | 11a – 5p
$10 for one day pass
$15 for two day pass