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Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl

Apr 22, 2024

Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!

On today’s show, we’re chatting with Lindsey of Fat & Habitat. Fat & Habitat sells plus size vintage clothing in and around the Northeast. Run by Lindsey and her husband Alex, Fat & Habitat has a focus on sustainable materials and quality construction. Their mission is to provide underrepresented folks of the plus size community fashionable, timeless clothing. 

Lindsey and I chat about her background in fashion, and love of quality clothing, which sparked the vision to bring inclusivity to the vintage community via Fat & Habitat, and what that means to her. I really loved getting to meet Lindsey and Alex at the Manhattan Vintage Show – they were incredibly kind! – and we talk about all this and more on today’s show, so let’s dive right into it! 


  • [2:05] Lindsey has always been a fashion-lover, and started making clothes for her Barbie dolls when she was just five-years-old.
  • [3:12] This translated into reworking clothes for her own closet.
  • [6:55] She moved to LA for college, and to fulfill her dream of working in fashion.
  • [15:03] The decision to officially open her vintage business, after selling casually on Poshmark for several years. 
  • [17:57] What it means to them to be able to offer inclusivity at vintage fashion events via Fat & Habitat.
  • [21:16] The vintage brands and styles that have become Fat & Habitat’s specialities. 
  • [36:50] Debunking the “people were just smaller back then” myth.
  • [41:14] Fat & Habitat’s first NYC show!
  • [46:42] Lindsey’s most cherished pieces in her vintage collection.




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  • Lucille of Galipette Vintage
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