Lisa's Blue Fish Story

February 01, 2018

Lisa's Blue Fish Story

Each one of our customers has their own Blue Fish story, and each story is totally one-of-a-kind, just like our clothing! 

I recently spoke with Lisa Labagh to find out what she loves about Blue Fish.

Teaching others to connect with their bodies

Lisa Labagh lives her life to help others. She works as a caregiver in beautiful Sonoma County, California, and has taught community Tai Chi classes for almost 25 years.

Lisa loves helping people connect with themselves through their Tai Chi practice. “It’s a blast!” she says, “People start to get in their feet and connect to their bodies.”

She also pursues a variety of hobbies in her spare time. Most recently, she’s recently been creating herbal medicines, such as elderberry syrups, for her friends and family.

Discovering Blue Fish Clothing

Lisa first discovered Blue Fish through her sister, Donna, who was at the time working at a storage facility inFairfield, Iowa. Donna opened an abandoned storage unit to discover an quite the surprise—boxes upon boxes filled with vintage Blue Fish pieces.

Donna sent Lisa a sweater. She fell in love immediately.

“I just love the feel of the clothes,” says Lisa, “I love the weight of them and I love the fabric.”

Donna soon started working at Blue Fish and regaled Lisa with stories. Finally, Lisa decided she couldn't resist visiting the Fairfield, Iowa headquarters. She and several siblings road tripped from her California home to Fairfield, where she got to try on tons of pieces curated for her by Donna.

“The store was closed, and we just tried on all these clothes. I spent all the money in my checkbook!” said Lisa.

"It was like putting on my own skin."

I asked Lisa what it felt like the first time she wore Blue Fish.

“It felt like I was putting on my own skin. It was like I had found the clothes that were me,” she said.

“I can’t tell you how I feel in these clothes, I feel comfortable, but I also feel like I can go anywhere in them because they are art pieces. There’s a certain feeling you get when you love the clothes and the feel of the clothes.”

In addition to loving how our clothes look, Lisa loves the high-quality organic materials we use in creating them. Her sensitive skin is easily irritated by synthetic fabrics. She hasn’t had that problem with Blue Fish.

Her favorite Blue Fish piece is a pair of black pants made of a heavy cotton and lined inside with flannel, which you can see pictured above.

“It’s hard for me not to take them off,” she says, “Even men ask me where I got them and want a pair… They’re great pants for a Tai Chi teacher!”

What is it about Blue Fish?

When I ask Lisa what the one thing is that keeps her coming back to Blue Fish again and again, she pauses a moment to think, then says:

“I would say it’s the feeling I have when I’m wearing the clothes, which is just like freedom, I’m not restricted in them, I can do anything in them, so that’s all I want to wear.”

Do you have a Blue Fish story that you'd like to share? Connect with us on social media and let us know!

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Size Guide


Blue Fish sizing is uniquely ours. We have developed this system to fit many body types, shapes, & heights comfortably. Here is the Blue Fish size chart and its traditional size equivalent:

00 – only available in select styles. fits up to size 6

0 – fits up to size 10

1 – fits ups to size 16

2 – fits up to size 22

3 – only available in our studio tees & some tunics. fits up to size 26

O/S – one size that fits most customers

Remember that each style is unique & has different measurements--please check the size chart on your item of interest for exact measurements! One style may fit you differently than other styles you have worn before and we strongly recommend checking the measurements before making your purchase.


You might wear a combination of sizes depending on your body shape and how you prefer the drape of your clothing. For instance, you might wear a size 0 pants and a size 1 top. If you prefer looser, more flowy clothing, size up--if you prefer more fitted pieces, choose those closer to your actual measurements. We provide measurements for each style so you can find the best fit for the way you like to wear your Blue Fish.  

If you ever have questions about the fit of our clothing, just give us a call! We will help you find the specific styles that will work best for you. Call us at 800.395.4566 M-F from 9-5 CST to speak to our personal shoppers. You can also email us with any questions at