Controversial Houston-inspired fashion line on sale

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston-inspired fashion line that cost the city nearly $500,000 is now on sale to the public, featuring $175 shirts and $400 dresses.

Earlier this year, ABC13 discovered that the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor's Bureau paid $450,000 for a Houston-inspired clothing line from designer Vivienne Tam, whose debuted the line during New York Fashion Week 2016.

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In addition to the designs, Visit Houston picked up the tab for an all-expense-paid trip to Houston for Tam and a DJ for the line's after party.

Now, Tam's Bayou City collection is for sale around the world through her website -- but it will cost you to show off your Houston pride.

T-shirts are going for $175, and dresses are up to $400.

Nothing is physically offered for sale in Houston yet, but Visit Houston said it may be close to a deal to sell the line locally.

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