One of our favorite Austin shopping experiences is Le Garage Sale. The twice-a-year event allows local boutiques to bring all of their inventory that hasn’t found the right buyer yet to the Palmer Events Center. They put it in front of buyers who are looking for deals. And yes, they can find some deals. Typically stores give you 40 percent to 70 percent off.


It’s happening again this weekend.


Last year, we shared tips from experienced Le Garage Sale shoppers, boutique owners and the founder of Le Garage Sale, Wendy Kyle.


One of our favorite tips: Wear a skirt, so you can try on pants or other skirts underneath it. Wear a tank top on top, so you can try on tops and dresses. Wear shoes you can slip on and off. Bring layers because it’s cold inside Palmer Events Center.


Also, what you might not realized: Boutiques replenish their stock after Saturday, so Sunday becomes a whole other shopping experience.


And, bring cash. The entry fee is taken in cash. Some boutiques only take cash.


There are more tips to be had. Click the story link to learn more.


Happy shopping!