Fab vintage/resale for big girls on not-so-big budgets

Some of what you can expect at the Re/Dress trunk show tomorrow.

Some of what you can expect at the Re/Dress trunk show tomorrow.

Re/Dress is a Brooklyn plus-size vintage and contemporary second-hand store we’ve been meaning to write about for a while, and here it is in a nice little NYC fashion roundup in the Times’ excellent frugal travel blog this week, so thanks, Matt Gross.

If you’re one of those people who thinks vintage dressing is strictly a skinny girls’ game, you probably haven’t seen this Boerum Hill shop, where the Times found “clothes by everyone from Target to Marina Rinaldi, with prices generally hovering between $20 and $80.” Some is vintage, some is Lane Bryant resale and the like, but none of it is smaller than a size 14 (but beware that’s about a size 10 by 1950s standards.)

This weekend, the store has two Fashion Week events. Tonight is a “glutton for fatshion” zine release party (there are still zines?) where you should bring booze, clothes to transform at a DIY station along with your dancing shoes. Tomorrow at 3 is a trunk show by Size Queen Clothing, Cupcake & Cuddlebunny and Diesel Femme Wear, three lines you will assuredly not see at the Bryant Park tents. You also won’t see “size 3x-5x models both butch + femme,” which Re/Dress is still trying to line up as of this Friday afternoon writing, so if that’s you, email deb@redressnyc.com. Fun!

Re/Dress, 109 Boerum Pl. between Pacific and Dean streets, 718-522-7962.

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