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Best Luxury on the Bolt and on the Cheap: TIE: TexStyles Designer Showroom, Fabricker

This tie speaks to Austin's (relatively new) embarrassment of fabric riches. Specializing in knits, partners Benson Roberts and Markhollan Swientek make the trek to the Los Angeles fabric market every few weeks to keep their TexStyles Designer Showroom stocked with some of the most wonderful fabrics to hit Austin. An ever-expanding selection of woven fabrics, including to-die-for Italian silks and wools, make TexStyles a designers' destination. And the prices? Awesomely low. Special orders? Superfast. Across town, April Kling Meyer presents Fabricker. No Holly Hobby shop, this small store is for the big-hitters, the heavyweights, and other totally random sports metaphors. But are they really random when Fabricker has been chosen as the official fabric supplier for the Formula One Austin's "COTA Girls'" uniforms (hemmed and dressed by localebrity reality design star Ross Bennett)? Flags in the air; scissors at the ready!

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