Brooklyn >Clothing > Lee Lee's Valise
368 Court St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123140.681666 -73.996471
Mon 2-7 Tues Closed Wed 11-7 Thur,Fri, Sat 11-8 Sun 12-7
Neighborhoods: Carroll Gardens
Great boutique – Lee Lee's Valise is amazing. I just spent three hours in the store. They have really great stuff in numerous sizes. Lisa, the owner, really knows her stock, her fashion, and how to treat a customer. The other stuff is great too. I just bought a gorgeous top and a dress that I could where anywhere. Well worth the trip to Brooklyn.
Best Plus Size boutique ever – Today was my first time shopping at the boutique and let me tell you it's one of the best boutique's I have ever been to. I justed brought a dress there and it fit me perfectly. The boutique is very stylish and the people that were working there are very friendly. This store is for real women with curves. . This is definitely NY best kept secret . I would recommend this store for a curvy women who what's quality clothing that is original, stylist, and special.
Brilliant Shop – More for the Venus of Willendorf than the Venus de Milo set, this new shop in Carrol Gardens manages the seemingly impossible trifecta of full figured fashion: beautiful clothing from hip to classic, a boutique setting with drawn curtain dressing rooms and lots of charm and wonderful help. I tried on dresses I would have never considered anywhere else, and fell in love with the first thing they recommended. Cocktail dresses, adorable jackets, chic bags and a great selection of undergarments left me wondering how much room I had left on my credit card. While finding pretty, well cut clothing (not a size 2 garment made bigger) that didn't make me feel like the Mother-of-the-Bride was a lovely surprise the highlight was by far the great staff. I felt totally comfortable trying on tons of dresses and they seemed to intuitively know what would fit my body and turn a pillow of pudge into curves to be proud of. Expert tailoring advice, a great selection and lots of honest opinions make this a one-stop, success guaranteed shop.
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING – This is the best shopping experience i've ever had- i left Lee Lee's feeling like a million bucks and wishing i had a million bucks to spend there. i went in looking for my favorite designer Anna Scholz, and I found my NEW favorite designer trentacosta! The beautiful boutique is filled with gorgeous well made, youthful sophisticated pieces, everything from intimates to outerwear, jeans and formal wear, all amazingly handpicked by the wonderfully hospitable owner Lisa- who couldn't be more helpful- you feel like you are visiting an old friend. The dressing rooms are great- the lighting is to die for. I bought three pieces and i left with a wishlist- i can't wait to go back next week with my girlfriends. There's no longer any need for plus size clothing shopping to be a dreaded experience, no need to squeeze yourself into ill fitting clothes, no moo moo's, just gorgeous things that will make you the envy of everyone you know. THANK YOU to lisa and her husband- I'm serious, it's that good, well worth the trip to Broklyn on the F train (and only a short block from the subway stop.)
Curvy Fashion Exiles: The Mother Ship Has Landed – In New York City, where fashion is religion, clothing stores from Banana to Bergdorf worship at the Shrine of Skinny. Edge up just slightly over a size 14 - the average size of women in America - and find yourself locked out of "normal" stores, exiled from all trends. Your punishment for having breasts or a tummy? You shameful dog: you're not allowed to get dressed. You must shop in the plus section and wear your grandmother's carpet as penance. But oh, my curvy girlfriends, there is an oasis in this desert of mortification and despair, and you deserve to experience it - you deserve to know that you can look fabulous in clothes. Lee Lee's Valise is here, and you can stop throwing away your money in stores with no customer service, full of items you only halfheartedly want to wear. No longer must you watch from the sidelines while skinny girls get all the fashion fun. Lee Lee's is not for wallflowers, it's not a plus-sized store - it's a fashion boutique where the clothing is cut by designers who clearly understand - and love - the real female form. I made my way to Lee Lee's last night for the first time, demoralized and halfway suicidal. I just wanted a cocktail dress. I'd been looking for two weeks and had found only garments that profoundly did not fit, or garments that "fit" in name only (they zipped and buttoned, but looked shapeless or juvenile on my woman's body). Luckily, a friend linked me to Lee Lee's, and in desperation, I went. AND OH, GIRLS! Girls, go - go right now, go tonight, go this weekend - take your friends, make a day of it, and BE FABULOUS. Lee Lee will make you fabulous. She is warm and welcoming, she gabs, she understands, she suggests, she vetoes, she embraces - she is a wonder - and what a merchant eye! I tried on 12 dresses, 10 of which I really liked, 4 of which I had to have. To have choices! To wear trends! To finally have a "little black dress" that I LOVE in my closet! JUST GO!
FANTASTIC – Finally, a boutique in the neighborhood that carries great clothes in sizes higher than 2!!
Visited here after seeing adorable dresses in the window for weeks. The question quickly became not "Should I buy a dress?" but rather, "How many dresses should I buy?" In pure denial about my post-pregnancy size of 10, was sure I'd find nothing at this "plus-size" shop. Was I wrong. Lee Lee's carries a whole slew of clothes that seem to fit as they should for a change. No more trying to squeeze my 30-something breasts into 20-something clothing! I tried a size "zero" dress (code for size 10-12) and it fit me & my new giant nursing breasts like a glove. Not bad for my ego either since it's been a while since I wore a zero. Like since 8th grade.
Lisa and her husband are incredibly friendly (a "local," he gave my husband neighborhood restuarant tips while I shopped) and helpful (tried on various styles at her suggestion - all beautiful for my shape) without being pushy. They even remembered our daughter's name the next time we popped in.
Left w/ a fantastic dress, a new favorite neighborhood spot, and new favorite neighborhood people to boot. Will tell all my friends about it, and encourage everyone trying to squeeze into skinny clothes that haven't fit for years to give Lee Lee's a chance.
Destination Shopping – Finally! I trekked out to Brooklyn hoping this store would be half as good as it turned out to be! A boutique for the rest of us. This is definitely a store for shopping lovers who happen to be above a size 10. I spent an entire afternoon in the store, trying on basically every piece of clothing available. Not only did this not annoy the excellent staff, but they kept up their helpful energy throughout my entire visit. They seemed legitimately excited when something looked great, and they had great suggestions. The customer service was superb, the selection incredible and the atmosphere welcoming without being overwhelming. I plan on making the trip about once a month to check out the new finds!
Great fashion with great service! – I was desperate to find a dress for a "country" wedding that I am attending next week-end. After spending two days looking at what I call "granny" clothes in Macy's, Lord and Taylor and Bloomingdale's Plus Size department I was literally pulling my hair out. I read about Lee Lee's online and decided I had nothing to lose. Thankfully, it was well worth the subway ride. I explained my situation to the owner, Lisa, and she swept into action. The next thing I knew I had about ten potential outfits waiting for me to try on. Best of all she is completely honest about how you look in the outfits. If it works she will tell you and if it doesn't...
This is one of the things I liked best as many times sales people will tell you what they think will get you to buy the outfit regardless of whether or not it really looks good on you. I ended up buying a dress that will not only work for the wedding but can also be worn again in a more casual way and it didn't end up breaking my bank account. The prices there range from high ($100 +) for high end designer jeans, dresses, etc. to moderately priced seperates. All in all the clothes are very fashion forward which I love. Based on my experience I will definetly be going back from time to time to see what new things she gets in. I highly recommend checking out Lee Lee's Valise! I
Best customer service ever – I was in there this weekend desperate to find a dress for a wedding. The owner was juggling a million things at once but still made time to find me a dozen dresses and help me figure out which one worked best for me. I was waited on for over an hour! Great selection, even greater people!
Best - and ONLY - All- Plus Size Ladie's Boutique in New York City!! – This is the store of my dreams. Finally, finally, finally a store without mumus, polyester grandma tops, quiana, tent dresses, or any of the millions of other fashion nightmares that plus size designers USUALLY think that we plus size girls should be seen in, and that we've been settling for all these years. Instead, at Lee Lee's you'll find hot, modern, figure flattering, tops that make you proud to flaunt your curves and show off some of the most beautiful clothes and jewelry I've ever seen. Tops that dip and show cleavage, jeans that hug your hips, dresses that make the men lay on the compliments -- all in colors that flatter rather than hide. And the staff is so ultra friendly and helpful. They WANT to see you strut out the store looking your best. I told Lee Lee that she is a saint, and I mean it! Thank you for celebrating ME and the women who look like ME!!
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