Red Carpet XL offers stylish styles for all sizes – L’Observateur
LAPLACE – Since The Red Carpet Boutique LLC opened in LaPlace a year and a half ago, Iesha Taylor has heard from customers expressing their need for plus size women’s clothing stores in the River area. Taylor thought of her mother, the late Mary Francis, when she wondered if her store had clothes that could make women of all shapes and sizes feel like queens.
A picture of Mary Francis hangs on the wall of The Red Carpet Boutique XL, a new extension of Riverlands shopping center specializing in stylish and trendy plus size clothing. While the original location at 1617 W. Airline Highway focuses more on everyday wear, The Red Carpet XL has an “after 5” style with haute couture gowns and dresses for all occasions. The new store also offers children’s shoes, accessories and clothing.
“It’s an expansion that has more dressy outfits, more formal outfits, and there are more plus size clothes. We have plus size tops, jeans, everything, ”Taylor said. “It’s a whole different vibe here compared to the first store. There, it’s organized differently and the shelves go straight. Here we have after 5 garments for all sizes, but all sizes are mixed together so that a person doesn’t have to feel embarrassed or isolated going in a plus size section. It really encourages people to shop and look around.
The Red Carpet Boutique XL offers a variety of styles in different lengths, colors and materials. Taylor said the store would specialize in custom orders for those looking for a piece to perfectly match their style and personality before a wedding or other formal event.
With two to three weeks’ notice, Taylor will give the client a questionnaire to fill out to help describe her style and the color she is looking for.
“You tell me if you want a short dress or a long dress, something with stones or sequins. You tell me your color. Based on this quiz, I’m going to select three to five items for you to choose from, ”Taylor said.
Special order service will require prepayment and the customer will be able to select the part that suits her best.
During Thursday’s ribbon cutting, Ward President Jaclyn Hotard told Taylor it has been a pleasure to watch her grow over the years in her businesses, and she has no doubts that success will follow everything. what she will get her hands on.
After working as a teacher for 13 years, Taylor continued her love of education by opening Kids of Distinction Daycare in LaPlace. She has been running the daycare for seven years. Taylor also has experience operating a non-surgical lipo health and wellness center in addition to managing a group home and rental properties in the area. She is excited to reach a new segment of St. John the Baptist Parish through its two stores.
Taylor said her success wouldn’t be possible without the love, support and encouragement she received from her husband Derrius Taylor, son DJ Taylor and stepmother Laurie Adams.
Derrius Taylor said his wife makes sure all clothing in her stores is made with high-quality materials that don’t tear or stretch easily. She selects fashionable, flattering and functional dress styles for curvy women. The right fit can give them a boost of confidence, whether they’re going out on a first date or taking to the dance floor.
The opening hours of the Red Carpet Boutique XL are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.