Sometimes history repeats itself in the best way possible. My mom started a clothing boutique at the age of 42.
I am not sure if she made any profit from it, because it became our reserve closet. If we didn’t have any clean clothes to wear, we’d simply shop for free.
Our parents’ businesses endured a lot of free-shopping 🤔 by “two-legged mice” as daddy would call us. Some didn’t outgrow this tendency unfortunately.
When my friend Buyi went to work in the United States, she was awestruck by all the clothing options available for the fuller figure and would send me wonderful clothes from top boutiques in the states. I would then be required to pay tax upon collection for these at the post office unfortunately. This also meant that our dream of offering plus size gals stylish outfits was unattainable because of custom duties.
Having attempted to work with seamstresses to make beautiful and comfortable clothing proved to be expensive and unsustainable. At one point I even considered registering for sewing classes at the Mariannhill Industrial school.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have found a way and great partners with whom to pursue this long-term dream of dressing plus size queens, whose sizes cannot be found in the mainstream shops at affordable prices.
Ladies and gentlemen, Phat Stylish Divaz Boutique (@phatstylishdivaz on Instagram and https://wa.me/c/27635219054 on WhatsApp) offers a great variety of styles and colors for exercise, leisure, casual and professional wear. We are 100% online for now but God-willing, we will grow and reach even greater heights.
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