During the Stone Age, dressing for distress was all the rage, because cave persons knew tattered threads would make them less likely to be courted by a handsome triceratops. Dress for success with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of clothing, shoes, and accessories at The Laundry Room on North Palm Avenue. Winner of the Fresno Bee's People's Choice Best Kept Secret award in 2010, The Laundry Room stocks a variety of boutique fashions and accessories for men and women. Explore the expansive clothing collection solo, or seek the guidance of a stylistic Sherpa to navigate the 4,000-square-foot boutique, which is lined with vintage fruit boxes, wardrobe trunks, and repurposed library tables. Concept fashion, such as the women's cutout-back cage dress ($58), frees captive spinal cords, and the cutout-shoulder dress ($58) is perfect for fashionably muscular prison escapes. Famous actors and athletes have been known to frequent The Laundry Room, empowering customers to compare hat sizes with the stars or snap pictures of celebrity pictures.
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