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Subject: Clothing for Big Folks: U.S. (FAQ) Part 2/3
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Clothing for Big Folks:
U.S., Part 2
This is part 2 of the document about clothing for fat people in the U.S.
It contains companies whose names begin with L-Z. If you don't find what
you're looking for here, try one of the related FAQs (see question B1 for a complete list).
To look for stores in a particular state, try using your browser's or
word-processor's search feature to search on the state name.
There is a supersize-clothing subset of this FAQ available at
Updated March 2001
Information about manufacturers of clothing/shoes/glasses,
wedding attire, patterns for making your own clothing, U.S./European
size conversion info, and clothing for big kids had been split off into
a new FAQ: Clothing for Big Folks: U.S., Part 3.
SECTION A: FAQ about clothing for big folks in the U.S., Part 2
A1) Where can I find clothing and shoes? Part 2: Companies beginning
with letters L-Z
SECTION B: Information about this FAQ
B1) Are there other related FAQs?
B2) Posting information
SECTION A: FAQ about clothing for big folks in the U.S.
A1) Where can I find clothing and shoes? Part 2: Companies beginning
with the letters L-Z
This question contains an alphabetized list of large-size clothing/shoes
retailers beginning with the letters L-Z. Each retailer is associated
with various keywords:
Type of store
[catalog] Catalog store
[internet] Web store
[chain] Retail chain store
[single] Retail single store. [state name] follows.
[consignment] Sells some clothes on consignment
[overseas] Will ship overseas
[misc] Other lists of clothing resources
Whom they make clothing for
[maternity] Maternity and/or nursing clothing and/or bras.
What sizes they make
Note: All of the outlets make midsize clothing (1X-3X, women's
sizes 16-28), except as noted in the listings. Not all outlets
make clothing in all sizes in that range, however.
[supersize] 4X or 5X or bigger, women's size 30 and up
[petite] Petite women's sizes
[tall] Tall women's sizes
[custom] Does custom work
Type of clothing
[accessories] Jewelry, belts
[casual] Slacks, nice shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses
[costumes] Halloween and other holiday costumes
[evening] Evening dresses, evening suits
[lingerie] Lingerie, including bras, underwear, sleepwear
[outdoors] Jackets, coats, other cold weather gear
[shoes] Shoes and boots in large sizes and/or wide widths
[sportswear] T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants, shorts
[swimwear] Bathing suits (men or women)
[uniforms] Nurses' uniforms, etc.
[wedding] Wedding and wedding-party dresses
20 E 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 620 0822
Another $10 store with a large section of extra size and plus
clothing. Most clothes are $5 and $10. Examples of "finds" are
hooded ponchos in 3x for $10, a white eyelet long sleeved
blouse size 3x for $6 and both a rayon and a demim A line jumper
for $10. This is part of a 15 store chain in NYC. Always
pleasant surprizes when you come in.
Freeport, ME 04033
Phone: (800) 221-4221
Web site: http://www.llbean.com/
Women's sizes to 20 (as of Mar 00, a very small selection of
women's items go to 3X). Men's pants to 46 in some styles
(inseam sometimes to 36), shirts and jackets to XXL Tall in some
styles. Shoes in wider sizes. Great quality. Service varies.
Some clothing runs small, especially pants/tops, not so much
outerwear, which is cut for layering.
Marietta, GA 30067
Small line of loose, flowing basics in high quality fabrics.
Very reasonable prices. Seasonal colors. Custom sizing.
Lady Dare -- "For the Distinctive Woman sizes 14-32"
MP14, Outer Banks Mall
P.O. Box 441
Nags Head, NC
This is a fairly small store, but they had some unusual clothes
there, such as a batiked summer dress. Good quality, kinda high
prices. They don't have a catalog, but they have a mailing list
and they will notify you if they get something in that you might
be interested in.
Lady Grace Intimate Apparel
61 Exchange St.
PO Box 128
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: (800) 922-0504
Web site: www.ladygrace.com/
Bras and maternity bras to 52-I, bustiers, panties to 9X,
girdles. Stores are located on East Coast of US. Send email with
name, mailing address, and daytime telephone number for free
catalog. Their website has bras that aren't in the catalog. They
are good about returns (you don't owe any postage for your first
1 Land's End Ln.
Dodgeville, WI 53595
Phone: (800) 356-4444
Web site: http://www.landsend.com
Land's End offers an increasing percentage of their clothing
styles in larger sizes (men's to 3X, women's to 26 except
bathing suits to 24). Items in larger sizes are not listed in
all their catalogs but are available in a separate department on
the web site. Some shoes in wide widths. Quality is good, prices
inexpensive to moderate. Phone service is good (service reps
have all the clothing measurements on screen). Web site has a
staggering array of sales with great prices, but it can be
difficult to find what you're looking for. Shipping is fast.
I've heard rumors that they offer some clothing in sizes up to
5X but only over the phone. This clothing may only be available
if you are ordering a quantity of specially printed items. Mar01
Lane Bryant Catalog
PO Box 8301
Indianapolis, IN 46283-8301
Phone orders: (800) 477-7070
Customer service: (800) 477-7030
The catalog is not affiliated with the retail stores. Misses'
sizes 14-20, women's sizes 36-60. They have strapless and
soft-cup bras. They have swimsuits. They use thin models.
Clothing varies in quality (for example, buttons sometimes come
off easily) and fashion consciousness. If you read the catalog
carefully and avoid certain fabrics (such as rayon, which tends
to shrink) you can find a few fashionable good quality things.
Clothing sizes are usually accurate. Some have praised their
silk blouses and Hunter's Run denim leggings. Good sales. Good
about taking things back. One person complained that a sales
clerk gave her wrong information about a backordered item. "I
know it's common to pooh-pooh the Lane Bryant and Roaman's
catalogs, but the fact is that they *are* the most affordable
clothing source for women up to the smaller end of supersize."
Dresses and suits are less commonly offered in larger sizes.
Lane Bryant Stores
Web site: http://www.veneziajeans.com/
Mall store owned by The Limited. Not affiliated with the Lane
Bryant catalog. Trendy clothing. Not cheap unless you buy on
sale. Sizes to 28 or 32. Some people have problems with the
quality and fit, others are happy with their clothing.
Selections and sizes vary a lot by location -- not every store
gets every kind of item -- e.g., one branch told me they were
not offering swimsuits but the branch at a nearby mall would be.
They use mid-size models in their advertising. A saleswoman at a
Lane Bryant store wrote that she is grateful they offer jobs to
plus-size women when most retail stores will not, and she finds
the attitude at Lane Bryant fat-positive. Jan 00: One woman
wrote "My perception is that they are...not carrying as wide a
size range as they used to. At least in Utah I rarely see sizes
over 26 any more."
Large Lovely Lady
[catalog] [wedding] [supersize] [evening] [career]
PO Box 4385
Chatsworth, CA 91312-4385
Phone: (818) 709-0950
4514 Manitou Way
San Diego CA 92117
They make and sell unusually high quality 100% cotton nightgowns
of their own design, old-fashioned, extremely full, and
graciously gathered with set-in sleeves. Sizes to super and
custom. Well-constructed and high-quality. They also make
flannel or summerweight cotton nightgowns for nursing women,
with two openings concealed in deep pleats in gathers at the
yoke. "The owner is an amusing woman to speak with. She sells
her gowns in two sizes, Small and Medium. Medium is for about
24-36+, which she said she named Medium because that's her size
and it's her company. She also will custom-size as necessary."
Lebow Brothers Clothing for Men and Boys
178 Linden Street
Wellesley, MA 02181
Phone: (617) 431-7194, (800) 814-2229
Web site: http://www.tiac.net/users/lebow/
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 282-1243
Men's work clothing to 6X or so. Pricey, but very good quality.
Lillian Lavergne Designs
7401 Lunar Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (800) 416-0063
Slips and camisoles in sizes XS to 10X. Prices around $40.
Linda's Classic Woman
139 E. Chicago Blvd.
Classic women's clothing
Lingerie at Large
161 Carousel Mall
San Bernadino Ca 92401
Web site: http://lingerieatlarge.com/
Catalog $5 (comes with $5 coupon)
Sizes to 4X (a few items to 5X). Also sells Danskin Plus. The
web site uses large models. Bras to 52DDD. Longline bras and
bridal corselettes. Half-slips, camisoles, bra liners, teddy and
bra extenders, and strapless bras, teddies, baby dolls,
garterbelts, gowns, open bust and glow in the dark teddies.
Long Elegant Legs
PO Box 1290
Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone orders: (800) 344-2225
Customer service: (800) 344-2235
Fax: (908) 359-0691
Clothes for tall women, up to size 22.
Lord & Taylor
Web site: http://www.mayco.com/may/Stores/lt_contact.html (lists phone numbers of stores)
Good plus-size department.
Love Your Peaches Clothing Company
Web site: http://www.loveyourpeaches.com
Luxurious fabrics. Sizes to 6X. Small, appealing online and
print catalog. Pricy. "I've fallen in love with a silk and
velvet lace jacket which I probably won't be able to resist much
longer." Jackets reported generously cut. One piece and two
piece mix-n-match swimwear. "When my bikini top arrived, it
didn't fit right. We took some digital photos, sent them off to
her, and she made me a new one. When I put the new one on, it
*fell* into place. It's just so perfectly made that I can't
believe it. And now she has my size and pattern on file, and can
make other things to fit me just as perfectly."
Loving Woman Lingerie and More
Millbrae, CA 94030
Phone: (415) 652-7980
1109 second Ave, between 58th and 59th streets
new york, new york 10022
Web site: www.lucy.com
Workout wear for women in a variety of sizes, reportedly
reasonably priced. Currently only one retail location, with more
planned in 2001. No web ordering but you can sign up to be
notified when Lucy opens more retail stores. Mar01
PO Box 320
Ellis, KS 67637
Phone: (913) 726-4807
Dresses, slips/camisoles, skirts, blouses -- clothing for folks
Web site: http://www.macys.com
Department store. Plus-size clothes in Macy's Woman section.
Pricey, evening/career focus. Recommended that you get a
"Personal Shopper," who can help if you have problems. Sizes up
to 24. Jockey For Her underwear to size 12 or 13.
Madame X Lingerie
3023 N. Clark St., Suite 271R
Chicago, IL 60657
Lingerie to 4X (24).
Magical Creations Boutique
4232 NE Sandy Blvd.
Phone: (503) 288-5450
Plus and supersize designer samples, wearable art, ethnic.
"Really cool clothing...a bit more expensive, but they are
apparently worth it and the clothes they do are gorgeous."
Magic Makers Costumes, Inc.
545 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 800-233-5810, (304)525-5333
Some of their rental/purchase costumes come in large sizes.
Costumes list relevant chest/bust/waist measurements.
Making It Big
501 Aaron St
Cotati, CA 94931-3062
Web site: http://www.bigwomen.com
Cottons, linens, and rayons, dyed to order, high quality. Mostly
solid colors with an ever increasing percentage of overdyed
prints and rayon prints. Moderate prices. They make all their
own garments in the U.S. Some petites, talls. They use large and
supersize models. Service is good, they are receptive to
customer comments and Canadian-friendly. Some folks complain
that they frequently discontinue styles. Some folks complain
that they don't update their styles fast enough. They have 2 or
3 sales a year in Berkeley, in a rented hall.
Funky clothes at reasonable prices. Cool urban fashion.
Marian's Full Figure Designs
385 W. Marigold
Altadena, CA 91001
Phone: (213) 681-5845
Catalog $2 (refunded with first order)
Tops, shirts, stirrup pants.
PO Box 1117
Santa Maria, CA 93456
Phone: (800) 462-4447
Lingerie in sizes 1X-4X. A little pricey.
Hit or miss, but sometimes they have good stuff.
Department store. Sizes to 24-28. Not bad in price if you hit a
sale. Quality and selection varies by location.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1567
Phone 800 274 7196
Women's shoes. Secure online ordering. Wide range of sizes, styles.
601 Twelfth St.
PO Box 10088
Lynchburg, VA 24506-0088
Phone: (800) 4-MASSEY
Women's shoes up to size 14 in a variety of widths.
San Francisco, CA
Limited selection of larger clothes (sizes 12-22). If their
style matches yours, you'll be in heaven.
715 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 546-9444, (415) 957-9988
Sizes 6-13, AAAAA-EE.
341 Main Street, Suite 13
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 203-937-8118, 888-909-2384
Web site: http://www.megwear.com/
Line of avant garde clothing for people who want to make a
statement. "Wild," "daring," "retro" clothing such as leopard
print halters and "shrugs," bloomers. Sizes larger than XL are
made to order. Mid-sized models. Owner Meg Giannotti writes: "I
do use mid-size 12-16 and smaller models 6-10 for the web and
brochure. This is not meant to exclude anyone. It's just those
are the samples and model that I had available. Anything that
anyone sees can be made to order. At this time we do not accept
M/C Visa (soon however). We will try our hardest to accommodate
any of our customers. Thank-you again for the mention."
Online site associated with Mode magazine, featuring clothes you
can find in the magazine. Sizes to 24. Clothes tend to be
This store has been subsumed by Catherine's (see the US Clothing
FAQ part 1).
More To Hug
Phone: (800) 850-8525
Web site: http://www.vcnet.com/moretohug/
Stores in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo, CA.
More To Love, Too
Breckenridge Lane South in the Hikes Point area
Sizes from 14 to 36 and can special order anything from a size 3
up to 8x
Muldoon's Men's Shop
1506 South Hastings Way
Eau Claire WI 54701, USA
Phone: 1-800-942-0783 and (715) 832-3502
Fax: (715) 832-6798
Web site: http://www.muldoons.com/
Large range of sizes. Reasonable prices. US shipping is free for
orders over $100. They also ship to Canada. Lot of variety and
colors. They are very nice on the phone. They hem slacks no
extra charge. Short, regular, and long-rise trousers, waist
sizes from 28 to 80 inches, shirt sizes from 14 1/2 to 24 1/2
inch neck, sleeve lengths from 32 to 40 inches, outerwear from
small to 8X big (74-76 inch chest) and talls to 5X. Suits and
sport coats from size 34 Extra Short to 60 Long (Extra Longs up
to size 54) are in stock; can order up to size 72 Portly Long
and 60 Extra Long in suits and sport coats. Sweatshirt and
sweatpants up to size 10X Big and 6X Tall.
6652 NW 57 St.
Tamarac, FL 33321
Phone: 888-MylesAhead, (305) 724-0500
Fax: (305) 724-7177
Web site: http://www.mylesahead.com
When the web site URL changed, I got several notes about it --
this company clearly has a lot of fans!
NAAFA Feminist SIG
2065 First Ave. #19-D
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 721-8259
Large-size hospital gowns (allow 4-6 weeks for delivery).
132 Thompson St NY, NY 10012
Phone: (612) 925-9305
Pricey boutique, sizes 14-26.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Misses' sizes 10-20, women's sizes 36-46, also shoes.
National Wholesale Co.
400 National Blvd.
Lexington, NC 27294
Phone: 910-249-0211 (orders only), 910-249-4202
Pantyhose by the dozen at reasonable prices. Several
queen-size styles. Non-run pantyhose in large (up to 200 lbs).
PO Box 86481
Portland, OR 97286
3405 SE 63rd St.
Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 777-1027
Leggings in sizes 1X-4X.
Phone: (888) 464 4685, (603) 437 4715
Web site: http://www.gagan.com
Custom-made options for women to design and create their own
wardrobe. Offer a number of silk fabrics and colors and
embroideries. Traditionally Indian clothes tend to be loose
fitting and comfortable without looking big and unattractive.
Visit the Design it Yourself section of the site.
1289 Kilauea Ave.
Phone: (808) 935-6055
Clothing "with an island attitude." Sizes 14-34. They ship.
Phone: (800) 998-1985
Tall and BBW.
One incarnation is in the Plaza Camino Real Mall in Carlsbad CA
Hip, trendy clothing to size 22.
Hampton, VA 23630-1244
Phone: (800) 688-2830, (804) 827-9000 (customer service)
Formerly Avon Fashions. Casual clothes. Some of their stuff goes
up to size 16, 18, 20, 2X.
[catalog] [career] [casual] [evening]
PO Box 3003
Meridith, NH 03253-3003
Sizes to 26
PO Box 91018
Seattle WA 98111-9118
Phone: (800) 285-5800, (206) 215-7100 (outside US and Canada)
Fax: (800) 285-7288, (208) 215-7288 (outside US and Canada)
TDD: (800) 285-7344
Web site: http://www.nordstrom-pta.com
Department store is upscale, service oriented. Plus-size clothes
in Encore department. This is a *great* place to find large
shoes, especially for women. They will move heaven and earth to
find a fit! They have a new plus-size catalog that uses large
You can put in your size, the width, and the type of shoe you're
looking for. The search engine will return all styles that fit
Not A Small World
1527 Cypress Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 933-7592
Fax: (925) 933-7592
Plus size only consignment shop, sizes 14-4X. Designer labels.
Layaways and 24-hour approvals. Consignment split 50/50.
Ocean Ray Wetsuits
Web site: http://www.oceanray.com/
Wet suits, custom sizing. Web site has very complete price list,
including custom suits for people 350 pounds or more.
Oddessy Martial Arts and Medieval Supply Center
Phone: 1-800-ODDESSY (1-800-633-3779)
Web site: http://www.oddessy.com
Large martial arts uniforms, including Karate gis up to size
12 (equivalent to men's 5X). Also Japanese swords and knives,
medieval swords, Karate, Kung Fu, and Tae Kwon Do training
equipment, aids and safety gear, and numerous other martial
arts and medieval related products and literature. Web site
uses some large models. The supersize uniforms are quite
206 Culver St
Chatta, TN 37415
Phone: (615) 874-0792
Shorts, sweats, T-shirts in 5X to 8X.
Old Pueblo Traders
[catalog] [casual] [petite] [women] [lingerie] [shoes]
Palo Verde at 34th St
PO Box 27800
Tucson, AZ 85726-7800
Phone: (520) 747-5000
One Angry Girl Designs
PO Box 400674 North Cambridge MA 02140
Wonderful shirts (small through 6XL) with feminist and
size-accepting slogans such as "Practice Guilt-free food
consumption." and "Start a revolution - stop hating your body".
Not all shirts come in all sizes, and larger sizes cost more.
Also bumper stickers including the pot-bellied "Bud the Silver
Orchard Corset Discount Center
Orchard Corset Center
157 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 877-2OR-CHARD; (212) 674-0786
Web site: http://www.bway.net/orchard_bras/
Many kinds and brands of lingerie, sizes to 54-I. Also
theatrical, costume and period items. "They've been in business
about 70 years and pride themselves on being able to fit just
about anyone." But: "I was VERY unhappy with Orchard Corset
Center. I ordered panties from them over the phone. I said a
size 17. When they arrived they were a size 13. I returned them
immediately, but they refused to credit my account."
8766 Wicklow Lane
Dublin, CA 94568-1149
Phone: (800) 352-9156
T-shirts decorated with sayings or pictures, sizes 1X-8X.
PS Plus Sizes Plus Savings
This store has been subsumed by Catherine's (see US Clothing FAQ
Pango Pango Swimwear
1905 E. Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL 33060-6562
Phone: (305) 786-0255
Really skimpy, really sleazy swimsuits, mostly bikinis.
Bottoms up to XXL (45"-47" hips). Tops have cup sizes AA to F,
and they make the band to your measurements. They do special
Paradise on a Hanger
4389 F Road
Crawford, CO 81415-9732
Phone: 800-921-3050 in the USA, 970-921-3050 elsewhere
Web site: http://www.hotshirts.com
Mail-order Hawaiian shirt company. Almost all shirts up to 2X,
most to 4X, and many to 7X (men's sizes). Shirts average $50-60
US and come from several different makers. One of the owners is
a big man. Mar01
Paula Sanders Plus Size and Super Size Custom Clothing
Web site: http://www.paulasanders.com
Custom clothing: Send email describing what you have in mind.
"I have spoken to Paula several times and she appears to be very
customer service oriented and eager to please her clients." Site
also offers ready-made accessories and hats, a gallery of art
images featuring large women, and *The Big Girls Blue Book*, a
resource guide for plus and supersize women.
Inexpensive shoes. Wide sizes.
311 Town & Country Village
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: (408) 730-0941
Carries XL-XXXL (28 can fit up to 500lbs or more). Reasonable
prices. Some people think quality is good, a few disagree.
One comment: "Deborah always produces high quality merchandise,
and the price reflects the quality. Deborah makes anything you
want. She provides polite advice, but if you insist you need a
green and yellow sequined rain slicker with pink poodles and
purple dinosaurs, that's what you'll get."
Peggy Lutz Plus
7650 Bell Road
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: (707) 837-1897
Fax: (707) 837-1899
Web page: www.plus-size.com
Catalog w/ fabric swatches $5 (refundable upon order). Elegant
designs and high-quality interesting fabrics. Good selection of
sizes. Expensive. Catalog and web site use plus size models and
older models. "Peggy's designs get more beautiful and refined
every year, and she has an intuitive sense of what looks good on
plus-size bodies." "The dress fit as if it were made *exactly*
for me. Another good thing about Peggy: almost all her styles
can be cut to fit all body types."
In Summer 2000 there were a lot of complaints about this
company. Summary: she was reluctant to take back or fix
mail-ordered clothing that didn't fit properly or was otherwise
not as ordered; she sometimes didn't respond to email or phone
In Feb 2001, Peg Lutz took the time to phone me and respond to
the criticisms (which no other manufacturer/designer has done).
A summary of her comments: she has learned her business on the
job and views mistakes as challenges and opportunities for
improvement. During times of sudden high demand it may be
difficult for her to respond quickly to everyone since she
offers very personalized service to each client. With regard to
fit, her standard patterns fit a wide range of bodies but
sometimes alterations are necessary. Her return policy: all
shipped items are returnable, unworn, within two weeks and are
subject to a 10% restocking fee for clothing purchased off the
rack and a 15% cut charge for clothing made for you. She is
working on a digitized pattern system that will offer more
customization options for lower prices.
Wholesale supplier of large-size t-shirts. Marilyn Wann: "I like
them the best of all the t-shirt companies I've used for
FAT!SO?. They recently instituted a $200 minimum for orders."
Phoenix Big and Tall
Has merged with Repp Big & Tall (listed below).
Plus Active Wear Co.
P.O. Box 337
3216 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: 877 994 5353
Fax: 877 633 9439
T-shirts to 9X, leggings to 8X, denim shirts, walking shorts up
to 3X, palm weights, exercise videos, casual clothing,
AquaJogger swimwear. Prices are lower than Junonia's. Email to
request free catalog. Oct 99
6846 Reseda Blvd. #121
Phone (818) 345-2245
Fax (818) 345-1050
Owned, operated and designed by BBWs. Private label swimwear,
French lingerie, silk ballgowns, casual, activewear, sleepwear,
jewelry, size-related books, and an outlet department for
one-of-a-kind bargains. New items added on a weekly basis. Sizes
1x to 6x. Custom work available on some items. All swimwear is
designed from your individual body measurements. Ship anywhere
in the world. Site is mirrored in French language:
Plus Size Outlet
104 Greensprings Highway
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 916-0144 or (205) 916-0078
Free shipping with your first order in the continental U.S.
Sizes 1X-10X. Ship anywhere. Mostly they carry casual wear up to a
size 10x; they have a great t-dress. Some career wear, beaded clothing
up to 4x, "foundations," and coats, sometimes as closeouts from Lane
Bryant and other stores. Good prices and quality. Family-owned business.
60 Laurel Haven
Fairview, NC 28730
Phone: 800-628-5525, 704-628-3562
Web site: http://www.pluswoman.com
Each season they put out a catalog with a selection of fabrics
(including cotton, Tencel, rayon, linen-rayon, and
cotton-polyester blends, solids and prints) and a selection of
separates. You can get most of the separates in any fabric and
you can specify inseam, length; sleeve length; neckline type,
and so on. "They have wonderful interview clothing. Blazers that
fit and are not polyester! in supersizes!" They also carry
scrubs, and casual clothing and sportswear from other
manufacturers. Sizes 1X-9X (83" bust, 90" hip). They do custom
work with a one-time $10 pattern fee. Good quality. Good
customer service and prompt delivery. "They have given me
excellent service when I wanted an unusual length or other
special detailing." Attractive supersize and midsize models.
They will send you fabric swatches. Mar01
Poley's Big & Tall
Web site: http://www.poleys.com
Men's clothes up to 4XT and 8X.
Prairie Rose Lingerie
1030 E. El Camino Real #314 Sunnyvale, CA 94087
PO Box 70817 Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Catalog $10 (refunded with $50 order)
Lingerie in sizes 40-46, variety of colors, fabrics, and
styles. Large-size models.
Nicole St Jacques (Owner/Designer)
Phone/fax: (705) 692-0688
Carries Bromani line of jeans and casual pants, sizes 18-34 (38-54).
Canadian company, but accepts orders from US customers.
Pretty Plus Plus
Madison Ave, around 90th St.
Phone: (212) 427-4724
Consignment store with good large-size clothing.
Pretty Woman Plus
Good quality, somewhat expensive.
Ethnic clothes up to size 24 or so.
2020 South Bascom Avenue, #C
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 377-3370
Fax: (408) 377-7090
Consignment store. Carry assortment of large-size catalogues.
Will look for a particular item for a customer and call them
if it comes in. Consignor is paid 50% of the sale price for
new items (with their original tags) and 40% on "gently used"
items. 2 sales per year.
QVC (one of the home shopping television channels) offers
high-quality clothing at (usually) good prices. The Forgotten
Woman (see retail for women) hosts shows on QVC, as does August
Max Woman. Other names sold include Le Chute, DVFurstenberg,
etc. About 90% of the clothing lines they sell include plus
sizes (to 3X/26-28). They deliver within 5 working days and have
a "no questions asked" 30-day money-back return. They also have
large-size models working right alongside thin models. On the
jewelry end of things, they usually offer rings up to size 10,
and they occasionally have the longer bracelets.
Queen of Hearts
19 Merrick Ave.
Merrick, NY 11566
Phone: (516) 377-1357
Rainy County Knit Wear
PO Box 7852
Everett, WA 98201-0852
Phone: (206) 653-7189
Phone: 877 900 7325 (toll free)
Web site: http://www.realsize.com
Mid-size clothing from several designers including Delta Burke.
Some items to size 28/3X. Prices very reasonable. Also watches,
exercise videos. Nov 99
3740 East 34th St.
Tuscon, AZ 85713-5305
Phone orders: (800) 362-8420
Customer service: (602) 748-8600
Bras up to sizes F & G. Connected with Intimate Appeal.
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Phone: (201) 823-3043
Wide range of clothing - casual chic, day-to-evening,
formalwear. Sizes to 8/10X. Price range $70-$400. They make to
order and do adjustments. They will work with you by
photos/swatches, and over the phone. "Ask for Keith or Dianne."
They're praised for their dedication to their customers. Ship to
the U.S. and Canada. In business for 20 years. Supersize models
on web site. Online ordering (you submit order and they phone
you to confirm order and arrange payment). Mar 00
Repp Ltd. Big & Tall
1492 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30201
Web site: http://www.reppbynet.com/
Brand name men's careerwear and sportswear. Most items to size
4XT and 6X; some items to 8X. Some shoes to size 16 EEEE.
Most items on the expensive side. Secure online ordering. Dec 99
Ripley Custom Shirtmaker
222 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 488-2288
Fax: (214) 941-3340
Web site: http://www.ripleyshirts.com
Manufacturer of upscale men's custom shirts (dress and western
style). You send them $5 and they send you a "Shirting Packet."
It contains measuring instructions, a tape measure, 100+ fabric
samples and a brochure illustrating different pocket designs,
cuffs, collars, etc. The $5 can be credited to your first order.
PO Box 8360
Indianapolis, IN 46283-8360
Phone: (800) 274-7130 (24 hour ordering)
Sister company of Lane Bryant catalog. Also seems affiliated with
the Sears catalog. Women's sizes 38-60. Most items are
relatively inexpensive. Some unattractive pieces. Some random
sexy pieces. Cute casuals. Nice coats. Swimsuits. Scrubs.
Rochester's Big & Tall Clothing
There's a store in San Francisco, 1-415-982-6455.
They sell, among other things, suits.
Rocky Mountain Clothing
Phone: (800) 688-4449
Call to find a location in your area where they sell this
company's jeans and blouses. Currently sizes up to 26, soon up
347 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 444-7472
Fax (510) 444-4754
Dresses, suits, lingerie, girdles and bustiers, gowns, hosiery,
Danskin. Plus and supersizes.
Discount store (Midwest and West Coast) with selection of large
sizes, 14-28. Selection can be spotty.
366 Flat Shoals Ave., SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: (404) 522-4083
If they don't have your size, they will custom-make clothing for
you (such as jeans) if you purchase at least six of the item.
1030 E. El Camino Real #314 Sunnyvale, CA 94087
POBox 70817 Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Information and source directory for large folks. Information
on clothing, shoes, and much more. This is not a catalog, but
a book -- cost is $29.95.
14 East 38th St.
New York NY 10016
Women's sizes 14-46 in natural silks and cotton. Capes, dresses,
blouses, sweaters, sleepwear.
Ruthie's Big Galz Boutique
1307 First St.
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 255-7737, (800) 655-7738
Fax: (707) 255-8789
Saks Fifth Avenue "Salon Z"
Beautiful silk and cotton nightwear. "Pricey, definitely, but
they carry *quality* - Tomatsu, Jones, etc. And they have good
"Gently used" items, close-outs, costumes, lingerie accessories.
Also original designs in a variety of fabrics. Sizes 16-40+
(1X-8X). To order a consignment item, send email and follow up
with payment within 7 days. Refund for store credit only.
Supersize models used in original designs section. Consignment
items displayed on hangers. July 00
5638 County Rd., #102
Guffey, CO 80820
Shoes, boots, and sandals made to your foot, ankle, and calf
measurements. Very casual styles, Birkenstock-type foot shape.
High-quality materials and work, very comfortable and durable.
Prices run about $125-$250. May take several months to receive
the finished shoes.
Peggy Piontkowski or Christie White
102 Church Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212
Designer scrub wear (uniforms) for men and women, including
maternity styles. Sizes from XS thru 4XL with custom options for
length (tall or short). Price range: $20 - $50. Ship anywhere.
"We are a 10 year old US woman owned manufacturing company and
we cater to the unusual - maternity, custom length pants and
tops, printed lab coats, many specialty prints for peds, vets,
men, foods, etc."
Men's camping, outdoors, and regular clothes up to size 8X.
3903 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 547-5181
539 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (415) 324-3511
Web site: http://www.sayswho.com
Very nice clothes. Somewhat expensive. Mostly simple and casual.
Some swimsuits. They are adding size 0 and size 5X to their lineup.
Seams to Fit
6527 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: (510) 428-9463
Big dressing rooms. Responsible and honest. Great clothes, both
consignment and new. Affiliated with Says Who? (see above).
Swimwear, $79.95 for a three piece set (shorts, bra & top).
Pieces may also be purchased separately. Secure online ordering.
Midsize models. Sizes for tops and shorts to 48" bust, 58" hips
(sizes for bras to 48" bust).
Phone: 800-948-8800 (catalog ordering)
Web site: http://www.sears.com/
Clothing very similar to that in Roamans catalog.
Several free specialty catalogs. Regular catalog sizes to
women's 24, plus catalog sizes to women's 56 or men's 8X. Big
and wide shoes. Apparel in stores goes to women's size 24. Mails
within US only (but there is also a Sears Canada -- phone
800-267-3277 in Canada for more information).
Semi Q Fashions
Phone: (213) 623-9713
8967 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33024
Thigh-high stockings, cat suits in many colors to 4x, pantyhose to
5-6x, one-piece garter belt and stockings. Owner Alma will respond to
3870 Crenshaw Blvd, #781
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Lingerie up to 5X.
340 Poplar St.
Hanover, PA 17333-0069
5 Avery Row
Roanoke, VA 24012-8567
Phone: (800) 852-2822
Web site: http://www.silhouettes.com
Most items to 26, some items to 34 (their sizing runs roomy).
Some petites. Moderate prices (a little more than Lane
Bryant/Roaman's, less than small catalog companies such as
Making It Big). Good variety of stylish, young clothes. They use
thin models (one person noted that Lands End models are larger).
Most are pleased with the clothing quality. Their customer
service and return policy is reported good. Secure online
ordering. Some folks have been complaining about the fact that
some items only come in sizes up to 3X. If you have an opinion
about this, email them! July 00
Buckhead Court, 3872 Roswell Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Phone: (404) 237-9911, (888) 237-9911
Fax: (404) 237-8385
Web site: http://www.silverliningplus.com/
"They carry very nice things, and they're extremely helpful. They
carry "foundation wear" and a great selection of bras in a wide
range of sizes, as well as sexy lingerie (I understand they're
pretty popular with Atlanta's TV population for that) and some
exercise/cruisewear. They've recently added wedding gowns, as
well. They've special-ordered items for me in the past--in fact,
they went to some trouble to track down the precise color
stockings I needed in the right size. The hosiery on their web
page goes up to 7X. Most of the lingerie I've found in their
store goes up to a 4X. Both owners are BBWs."
See The Avenue in part 1.
See The Avenue in part 1.
The Smart Saver
PO Box 105
Wasco, IL 60183-0105
Bras up to size 48DD. Reasonably priced.
See The Avenue in part 1.
Comfortable well made shoes in a wide range of sizes. Expensive
but long lasting. They also have a few clothing articles that
are plus sized and things like back supports and support hose.
SoHo Woman on the Park
32 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Located in Manhattan. Carries sizes from 14 to 26. The clothes
are reported to be "beautiful and unusual," "one-of-a-kind...
non-restricting and in luscious fabrics that are especially
designed and lot-dyed by the owner, Penny Healey."
Columbus, OH 43218-2555
Automated order line: 800-448-7070 (must be current customer)
New customer satisfaction: 800-474-5555
Order questions: 800-706-7600
Catalog requests: 800-345-4500
Web site: http://www.spiegel.com
They offer a line of midsize clothing for women called "For
You." Their retail "For You" stores no longer exist. Some men's
items to 2X. They use thin models.
Halloween costumes in plus sizes.
Stage Clothes USA
Web site: http://www.stageclothes.com/
Lingerie and sex toys for regular and plus-size women to 4X.
Torso extenders (they snap onto the crotch area of a teddy and
add 4"-6" length), choker extenders, and chain bra extenders.
They use large models in the large-size section of their web
Stan's King Size Men's Shop
7428 University Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91941
Phone: (619) 469-0336
Some very large sizes.
1158 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 626-1672
Web site: http://www.stormyleather.com/
Manufactures, wholesales, and retails fetish attire and sex
toys. Leather, lingerie, and fetish wear in sizes to 6X (sizes
run small -- 6x corresponds to 52-inch bust, 44-inch waist, and
54-inch hips). Dildo harnesses to 60-inch hip. Pricey and well
made. A variety of other stores stock their merchandise; see
their web site for more information.
Stout Men's Shop (aka Big Men | Tall Men | Stout Men's Shop)
59 Temple Pl.
Phone: 800-458-5650 or (617) 542-5397
Web site: http://www.bigmen.com/
"Specializes in shoes and clothing in large and hard-to-find
sizes." Big selection. Very wide size range on many items (some
by special order, some in stock) -- sweats to size 12X, suits to
waist size 72, etc. Worldwide mail order. Online ordering.
Owned by the people who own Stuarts. Trendier and cheaper than
1201 North Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (800) 34-STILE
Beautiful lingerie, photographed on large models.
Indianapolis, IN 46207
Sportswear, dresses, lingerie, shoes, in misses' 10-24,
women's 34-52, and half sizes.
Suits Me Swimwear
2377 Deltona Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34606
Phone: (904) 666-1485
Bathing suits designed to fit all sizes of folks. Easy to put on
and take off -- They are tie-on wraparound swimsuits that can be
fastened either as a one-piece suit or as a bikini. Four sizes:
up to 60 lbs, 60-120 lbs, 120-250 lbs, and 250+ lbs.
Sula and the Snapdragon
393 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone: (508) 487-7200
Nice clothes up to 3X.
Suzanne Henri, Inc.
PO Box 2399
Appomattox, VA 24522
Phone: (800) 634-2590
No-underwire bras in a wide range of sizes up to 60MM. They use
their own sizing system. The bras are very comfortable to wear,
and never ride up or cut into the shoulders.
Syd & Sam
Web site: http://www.sydandsam.com/
Outlet store. Variety of sizes and manufacturers, including Onyx
Night, We Be Bop. Some areas under construction. Nov 99
PO Box 7767
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: (909) 792-7014
Fax: (909) 792-5060
Original fun fashions, sizes 1X-6X.
Sweet Dreams Intimates
81 Route 111
Smithtown NY 11787
Phone: (516) 462-9097
Bras 34B to 60H. Swimwear to 26. Lingerie sizes 1X-6X.
PO Box 340
819 Front St
Gibbon, NE 68840
Phone: (308) 468-5156
Sizes up to 60 or 70 and custom. Some people find the quality
good, some not so. May be a little pricey. They carry nurses'
uniforms. They will custom-make clothing (for instance, a skirt
to match a blouse or jacket they offer) -- their custom
measurement guides are very complete. They offer an
unconditional guarantee (but custom fitted items are not
returnable) and will send fabric swatches. Owner: Nancy Kollars
2495 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Bras, panties, girdles, sexy lingerie, breast enhancers,
mastectomy bras and prostheses. Bras from 32AA through 54i, and
other sizes XS through 10X. Ship internationally and accept
credit cards and international money orders.
Stores in Bellevue and Seattle.
104 Park Drive Montgomeryville, PA
Phone: 215-643-9666 ext. 241
The Scrub Shop
134 South 11th Street Philadelphia, PA
Free catalog: 1-800-283-0065.
Their sizes run to 6x (the 4x size is very generous), also sizes
4 to 32. They are primarily a catalog company but have two
stores in which you receive 20% off the catalog price as well as
a very cheap discontinued area of the store and various sales.
The salespeople are very nice to deal with.
Discount chain. Swimsuits up to about 24. Inexpensive.
Reasonable selection of big and tall men's clothing (up to about
XXXL and XXXLT).
Texas Body Hangings
* Office, Showroom, and Mail Order
2052 E. Hwy 84
Mt. Enterprise, TX 75681-0547
Phone: 1-800-642-8075 or (903)822-3000
* Retail Store
835 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
* Order Forms
P.O. Box 547
Mt. Enterprise, TX 75681-0547
Web site: http://www.bodyhangings.com/
Cloaks in wool flannel and velveteen. Some styles work for big
Ten Plus Shoes
13450 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
PH : 818 - 386 - 1001
FAX: 818 - 386 - 1025
Ladies shoes up to size 14 W (web store). Retail store also
carries size 15 and very narrow and very wide sizes. Spike
heels, fetish boots, sandals, casual shoes, pumps. Online
ordering is not secure.
The Big Page
Web site: http://www.thebigpage.com/
"Big and tall men's one stop Internet shop." Links to a number of online
retailers of big and/or tall men's clothing, shoes, and accessories.
PMB 333 100 N. Dixieland Road
Rogers, AR 72756
Sizes to 26 in stock, larger sizes available upon request. Swim
pants, shorts, bras, and tops (you can put the tops on over your
own bra). Prices $30-$65. American-made of tricot
(nylon/spandex) fabric. Modestly cut. Good for water exercise
requiring extra warmth. Models of all sizes. Secure online
ordering. July 00
Today's Proud Women
Mail returned 4/97
Chain of stores in Florida (mostly). They carry Exquisite Form
bras, midsize clothing, and some accessories. Somewhat pricey,
but the discount rack has bargains. Clothing ranges from
sportswear to semi-formal. Swimsuits and a limited selection of
lingerie. They use larger size models in their store
Two Sisters - Fashions for the Generous Figure
Phone: (800) 343-9559
Fax: (800) 343-9559 or (915) 580-7909
Web site: http://www.marshill.com/twosisters/
Internet-only catalog. Clothing tends to be in polyester or poly
blends and prints. Some clothing comes in petite sizes. Prices
range from inexpensive to moderate. They use large-size models
and give the model's height and the size she is wearing.
Towson Town Center, 4th floor
825 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
10610 Beaver Dam
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Phone: (410) 494-8108, (800) 245-8552
Web site: http://www.ullapopken.com/
Sophisticated designs including career clothes and classics.
They make all their clothing themselves. They like viscose,
rayon, and slinky fibers, but also offer some cottons and cotton
blends. Sizes to 30/32. They give an indication of the fit for
each garment: relaxed fit, slim fit, etc. Prices have come down
some, too. "Quite impressed with their fit and very beautiful
fabrics." "Many of their clothes have beautiful detailing that
you can't see in the catalog pictures." One person complained
that a swimsuit fell apart soon after she received it. In June
99 some people were complaining that every time they order, the
items have been "discontinued" or the largest sizes are not
1725 Montgomery Highway Suite 117 Birmingham, AL 35244
Women's shoes in sizes 4-14 and widths 4A-EE. Mens sizes 6-18,
widths AA-EEEE. No online ordering.
The Seasons Mall
Phone: (970) 845-7820
Now carries sizes 14-26. Seems to specialize in denim items.
29799 Northwestern Highway
Apple Gate Square
Southfield, MI 48034
"I have been shopping there since 1985. The boutique carries a
large selection of stylish, quality fashions from sizes 14 to
34. One-of-a-kind fashions. Attention and service provided to
customers is excellent. Layaway is available. Prices range from
moderately expensive to excellent sales."
Valley Department Store
245 N. Euclid Ave.
Ontario, CA 91762
Phone: (909) 984-8646
Large selection, friendly staff, clothing and accessories.
Women's clothing in 16-18 to 30-32W. Men's clothing to 10X
shirts, pants up to about 64. They have said that they will mail
Carries large men's clothes up to 4X and women's clothes to
about 24 or 26.
PO Box 74, Poultney, VT 05764
Designer clothing at sale prices. Free shipping. Refunds are
merchandise credit only. Items are photographed on hangers, not
on models. Some item information is sketchy; email for further
details/measurements. July 00
Vermont Country Store
PO Box 3000
Manchester Center, VT 05255-3000
Phone: (802) 362-2400
Web site: http://vermontcountrystore.com/vcs/vcs.htm
Slips, chafe shields, mumus, robes, float dresses. Sizes vary;
some items to 28, most smaller. Good prices, good quality. They
also sell 100% cotton mid-thigh panties which do a good job of
preventing chafing and protecting stockings.
Vibrant Handknits USA
Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry St
Savage, MD 20763
Phone: (800) 765-KNIT
High-quality art sweaters in sizes 16-28. Will do custom work.
Village East at Gottschalks
Most malls with Gottschalks have a Village East next door; it's
their large women's department. Though the prices are a little
steep, they have nice evening wear. Accessories but no shoes.
Some undergarments (mostly slips) and granny nighties; no cute
lingerie. Lots of separates.
9291 Greenwich Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92615-8333
Votta's Wearable Art
PO Box 243
Wilmington, IL 60481
Catalog $2 (refunded with first order)
Large-size bangles and bracelets.
W & M's Fantasy Fashions
5664 Sandylake-Polk Rd
Sandylake, PA 16145
Phone: (412) 376-7057
Fax: (412) 458-7631
Lingerie and clothing up to size 4X.
6310 Nancy Ridge Drive, #101
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (800) 445-2209
Men's and women's walking shorts and activewear up to 2XL.
Tell them you want larger sizes!
Some large size clothing up to 24 or 26, including lines by
Richard Simmons and Kathie Lee. Large size t-shirts, shorts, and
sweatpants. Inexpensive men's pants (cotton and polyester
slacks, jeans) up to size 50. Swimwear to size 25. Everlast
plus-size sports bras. July 00
Wilton, NH 03086
Phone: (800) 321-SUIT
Aquatic fitness wear, chlorine resistant fabric, sizes to 28.
We Be Bop
1903 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 771-7294
1380 10th St., Berkeley
Web site: http://www.webebop.com
Kicky hip loose clothes, beautiful prints, up to size 4X.
We Be Bop items also carried in other plus-size stores. Web site
features plus-size models and online ordering. You can also
pre-order items from their next season's collection.
Fort Wayne IN
Boutique. One bride-to-be called them up to make an appointment
and told them of her encounter with fatphobic salespeople at a
local wedding chain. When she arrived for her appointment, a BBW
saleswoman was waiting for her. She was very pleased with the
141 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: (800) 388-3300
Web site: http://www.wearguard.com/
Work clothes, outdoors clothes, some casual clothing. Some of
their stuff is available up to 5X.
Chain in California, possibly elsewhere.
One in Folsom and one in Vacaville.
Very nice clothes, from good blue jeans through handmade
sweaters and good suits. Reasonable prices.
Wide and Comfortable
Roseann and Joe Hall
8021 SE Stark Street
Portland, Oregon, 97215
Phone: (503) 261-9222
T-Shirts to 12X, Henley's three button tab shirts to 8X and 10X.
Sweats to 8X right now, looking at a company that goes to 12X.
Shorts to 10x. Tank tops to 8X, in both mens and womens styles.
Jersey Pants & Baggy pants. Jeans & Stretch jeans to 66 inches.
Twill work pants to 74 inch waist. Custom sewing.
[casual] [career] [catalog] [midsize]
421 Landmark Dr
Wilmington, NC 28410
Phone: (800) 388-8555, (800) 388-2012 customer service
Winged Elephant Designs
Web site: http://wingedelephant.martynet.org
Original design jewelry in plus and custom sizes. Bracelets,
necklaces, anklets, earrings, hairsticks. Online ordering via
PayPal. "The jewelry is exactly as pictured on the web site.
Marty's work is beautiful and extremely reasonably priced; she
happily accommodates special requests."
2700 Laura Ln.
PO Box 620130
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: (800) 648-7455
Web site: http://www.wintersilks.com/
Silk long johns, shorts, robes, and so on. Some styles up to
unisex (men's) 2X. A few styles up to women's 3X. Call and ask
for more large sizes.
Wishes, Wants and Needs Consignment and Bridal Boutique
530 Eastern Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21221
Email: Wisheswantsandneed@aol.com or Tripmaker2@aol.com
Consignment store. Regular clothing in sizes 14-30 plus, formal
and bridal in all sizes, including children's. Inexpensive.
Ships in US only. Accepts Paypal and credit cards. Accepts
consignments from 5 states and has 3000 sq. ft show room. Owner
is a plus size woman and her "goal is to make life easier for
those of us who seem to be discriminated against because we do
not fit the manufacturer's mold of average." Mar01
They have a good variety of walking shoes, both men's and
women's, in wide widths.
They carry women's petites and sizes up to 26.
WorkAbles for Women
Clinton, PA 15026-0214
Phone: (800) 826-9317
Cold weather wear up to size 20W or 22W. Call and ask for larger
sizes. They sell, among other things, long underwear, polar
pants, wind pants, and wool pants with access panels so that
using the bathroom in the wilderness does not require baring
PO Box 355
New York City, NY 10024
Fanny packs 59"-92" and tailored cotton long-sleeved shirts (black,
white or blue denim).
Phone: (773) 385-9557
Sports bras, 34 styles in more than 50 sizes. Interactive
guide. Maternity, mastectomy and plus-size options. Affiliated
with Chicago retailer Vertel's. 24-hour shipping policy.
XL Collection Plus
Rochester, NY 14602
Fashion resource guide.
XTC Leather of NY Limited
120 Nancy St., Unit E
West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: (516) 643-3030
Fax: (516) 643-3510
Leather lingerie in sizes up to 3X. They are a wholesale
operation and will not sell to individuals. You might be able to
call them to see if anyone near you carries their stuff.
"Quality is mediocre- to pretty decent, BUT their large-size
body template wears a B cup and so *all* of their plus stuff
comes in 1X, 2X, 3X B. This (obviously) doesn't work well for
those of us in 40Ds."
PO Box 35
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 868-2050
Washable A-line dress/caftans in four colors.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: (612) 871-4809
Leotards up to size 7X.
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