The number one question I get on the blog is where people can find plus size clothing locally. There aren’t many places unfortunately, but in the last year I have been finding more and more plus size boutiques popping up. Even better, more size inclusive boutiques are being started and that is what brings me to today’s boutique profile, The Purple Tiger Boutique.
Plus size women have always wanted to be able to shop in the same store as their straight size friends. Plus size only stores are nice but I want to walk into the same store as my size 8 friend and shop the same styles in my size. It is so refreshing to see boutiques, brands and stores offer one item in a full-size run of XS to 3XL (although it is even better when they can go through a 5XL or higher)
Owner, Megan Armstrong, is doing just that with her online shop The Purple Tiger Boutique in Metairie, LA. Megan and her team fill online orders in their showroom which offers a select amount of shopping hours as well as local pickup. They also host Facebook Live shopping events each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings.
I wanted to break down some of the categories of items The Purple Tiger Boutique stocks that will be helpful for your next event or when you just feel the shopping vibes coming on.
The one item I didn’t get a picture in. The Purple Tiger stocks Judy Blue jeans and if you know… you know. Judy Blue jeans are one of my favorite suggestions when people say they can never find jeans they love.
One of the things I really liked about PTB is the fact that they have a good selection of dresses from casual to dressy to special occasion and a lot of them would even work for the office. It is nice being able to look through a selection of dresses for a lot of different occasions in one place. I am also partial to the little details a lot of their dresses have like the side knot on this PTB LBD.
If you saw my Holly Dolly Christmas tee the other day that is just the kind of thing PTB keeps in stock. I loved this Saints Christmas tee too. All of their tees are lightweight and easy to wear with leggings or jeans. I picked up an XL in this top just for reference.
Shoes, bags, earrings, hats and more The Purple Tiger Boutique can offer you a head to toe look. I was in the office one day when a shipment of shoes arrived. I loved how Megan had her whole staff try them on and give a fit description. It was great to see the detail that they put into making sure you know the fit of what you are buying. We all know that fit descriptions online can be less than stellar.
When Megan and I were discussing what I wanted to feature in this profile it was important to me to show you that I could make an entire outfit within their current offerings. I think we have all come across places where you grab a top or sweater or jeans but not always get the head to toe look. I love that in some instances but I also know that there are some occasions where I want to make a complete look on one site.
Like I mentioned above PTB is great for casual, everyday pieces but they do also stock occasion pieces too. I found several dressy tops as well as dresses that would work for weddings, nice dinners or holiday parties.
Overall we give The Purple Tiger Boutique an A+ and 10/10. I love their style, price point and quick shipping times! They are definitely on our list of places you need to try!
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