Clothing for Supersized Folks: U.S.
Created April 2001
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This web page contains an alphabetized list of US clothing retailers who
offer supersize clothing (US women's size 4X / 32 and larger, US men's
size 4X and larger).
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.
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
[petite] Petite women's sizes
[tall] Tall women's or men's sizes
[custom] Does custom work
Type of clothing
[accessories] Jewelry, belts, hats
[casual] Slacks, nice shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses
[career] Suits and other office wear
[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
A Personal Touch
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 398-0007
Fax: (212) 398-1987
Tops to size 60, skirts to size 46, tunics to size 5X.
Phone: (908) 988-0550
One of a kind fashions up to size 7X.
Accent Any Size
P.O. Box 1051
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 283-1710
All stock except Danskin line in 1X-8X. Pantihose to 7X (450#).
Alice's Undercover World
Phone: (310) 326-6775
Bras and foundation garments. 28Ato 64Z and custom.
1473 Old Airport Rd.
Paris, Arkansas 72855
Web site: http://www.amazondesigns.com/
Clothing for big and tall women. Nurse's uniforms. Custom work
and standard size chart, 1-9, to 84" hip. Jeans to blazers,
broomstick skirts, turtle-necks, custom rainwear and
polar-fleece coats, denim western wear, "Munro shoes" and
sandals to 14ww. Embroidered t-top, pant sets, sweatshirts.
Custom embroidery. One person reports: "The jeans are wonderful!
Real denim (in blue or black), front pockets, zipper, belt loops
... just regular old-fashioned jeans. If they don't fit quite
right when you get them, she'll fix them."
Jeans up to size 60, T-shirts to 10X. Women's clothing to size
52 or 60.
Marcella Monbaron - Marcella Clothing and Craft Market
201 E Central, Sutherlin, Oregon 97479
Mailing address: PO Box 1400, Sutherlin, OR 97479
All types of clothing for large sized women; new and
consignment; casual and some professional/Sunday Church dresses
and suits. Sizes: 14 and up. July 00
Ana's Accoutremonts, Ruth's Custom Sewing and RK Tailoring
P.O. Box 1625, Slidell, LA 70445.
Phone: 1-888-SEW-FITS (739-3487), 1-504-882-6958
Custom-made period costumes, their design or yours, their fabric
or yours. Also custom-sized patterns. Custom men's wear, bridal
wear, and dresses. Feb01
Ann Murdock's Lingerie and More
8527 N. Lombard
Portland, Oregon 97203
Phone (503) 289-9497
"I love the shop and the people who work there. We found the
perfect bra for me... I also picked up a very pretty longline
corset, which she help me to fit." Some items to supersizes.
Danskin sportswear and some regular clothes. "Good selection,
wide range of sizes, nice people." "Great place to find large
and supersize lingerie.. the plain stuff as well and lots of
fancy sexy garments. Ann is a good woman to know and she will
indeed special order for you."
Apples and Pears
20488 SW Inglis Dr.
Aloha, OR 97007
Phone: Reported disconnected 03/97
(800) 475-5166, (503) 649-4601 in Oregon and overseas
Casual women's clothing -- tunics, coats, sweatshirts,
cardigans, knit tops and shorts. Much of the clothing has
embroidered designs. Sizes 1X-8X. Pricey, and they may charge
more for clothing in sizes 6X-8X. [checked 4/7/95]
100 Elm St
Salisbury, Ma 01952
Phone: (508) 462-6444
Best selection of everything and they will order things for you.
Hundreds of bathing suits, lots of wedding dresses you can try
on, party dresses, Renata B clothing, bras, etc.
Astarte Woman by Design
Phone: (310) 373-0638
Web site: http://www.astartewoman.com/
Video catalog $10 (applied to purchase)
Family owned, clothing designed in-house. Expensive, but good
quality and good service. Sizes up to 32-34W. All kinds of
stuff, from casual wear to lingerie and holiday party dresses.
They have a mailing list and a quarterly newsletter. Mail order
and trunk sales and fashion shows. Large women in video catalog.
"She realizes that not all of us are fat in the same way
and cuts clothing to flatter any figure.... There are quite
often multiple ways to wear the same thing. I can dress for a 2
week vacation by taking 6 pieces of her slinky knit. All
washable, packs like a dream." "Almost all of her clothing is
cut on the bias. This allows the fabric to drape in a flattering
way for all body types." July 00
PO Box 7238
10 Nate Whipple Hwy
Michigan Bldg., 2d Flr. #5
Cumberland, RI 02864
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.babybecoming.com/
Good customer service, friendly and inspirational owner --
Charlotte Bradley. Nice shirts, pants to size 8X. Some nice
nursing attire. Sizes 16-48, bras 30AA-60M. Baby slings.
"I bought some maternity clothes from Babybecoming when I was
pregnant, and the items were wonderful--great quality and great
customer service. I highly recommend them." Jan 00
Web site: www.baladiboutique.com
Custom size belly dance costumes. Site uses some large models.
Banana Boat Key West
Call for catalog. Manufactures and sells colorful hand printed
clothing, 100% cotton. Offers custom made clothing. Web site has
a detailed fit chart with suggestions for different body shapes.
"Great little company I found when she did a local street
fair... I have found that she carries more of the x sizes than
she advertises on the page. I always email her when I like
something and ask her if it comes in my size. Her stuff runs
large and lasts forever." One person complained, "Their xl size
fits only up to sz 14; maybe 16." July 00
Barb's Large & Lovely
4928 Woodhaven, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 761-5311, (888) 761-5311
Web site: http://www.bll.com
Plus and supersize lingerie to 8X. They use large and supersize
models, unlike a lot of the lingerie catalogs who use models who
are barely plus size.
1514 Grand Ave.
Grover Beach, CA 93433-2209
Phone orders: (800) 4-BARELY (800-422-7359)
Customer service: (805) 489-5591
Fax: (805) 489-5987
Web page: http://www.barelynothings.com
Regular size and mid-size lingerie -- stretch lace bustiers and
teddies, garter belts and stockings, baby doll nighties and long
silky gowns, faux leather bustiers and thongs, bare bosom
bustiers, French maid costumes, split crotch panties, fishnet
stockings. and a few other items (T-shirts, Danskin Bodywear,
etc.). Sizes up to 6X in some items, 4X in others. (Note: web
page seems to show only mid-size items.) They also sell bra
extenders, bustier extenders, and torso extenders (which
elongate the crotch section so as to better fit long
waisted/round bellied folks). (These items are also not
available on the web page.) Clothing is high quality and
telephone operators are helpful. Web page uses large models.
Big At Heart Plussize and Supersize Tees
P.O. Box 1326
Truth Or Consequences, NM 87901
Phone: (505) 894-6342
Fax: (505) 894-6341
Web site: http://www.bigatheart.com
Affordable plus- and supersize T-shirts for around $20. Large
selection of designs and plain tees. Sizes 3X-10X. International
shipping, US currency only. "I am very impressed. They are nice
and roomy, thick material, and here's the best part: the necks
are the right size!" Feb01
Big & Tall Direct
Phone: US 800-214-9686 International 214-221-8255
Web site: http://www.bigtalldirect.com
Discount men's clothing to supersizes.
Big & Tall Outlet Store
1240 W. 7th St.
Phone: (909) 946-7234
Warehouse-type place with racks of clothes at incredible prices.
Dress shirts up to size 21, sports shirts to 6X, pants to size
60 and higher.
Big Bugga Sportswear
18 Baldwin Avenue
Paia, Maui HI 96779
Phone/fax: (808) 579-6216
Web site: http://www.bigbugga.com
T-shirts 2x to 10x; polo shirts 2x to 8x; nylon surf shorts,
Size 40 to 60 inch waist; Aloha Fabric Cotton shorts, to 58"
waist; Aloha Shirts 2x to 7x; Dorm/Sleep Shirts and Beach
coverups fit up to size 6x; Beach coverups fit up to size 6x;
Sweatpants and shorts to 10X, Sweatshirts to 8X. Ship anywhere.
Big Daddy Boxers
P.O. Box 220-061
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: 415 241 1570
Boxers to 8X (78" hips) cut for big women and men. Nylon mesh,
woven cotton, gauze, flannel. Flannel robes to 8X. T-shirts to
10X. Special orders for custom sizes or fabrics. Inexpensive.
Big Day at the Beach
Phone: (909) 798-5228
Custom sizing. Good prices.
Web site: http://www.bigdogs.com
Boxers, t-shirts, shorts, pants & other up to 5XL men's sizes.
High quality & relatively good prices.
big grrls don't cry
P.O. Box 41836
Philadelphia, pa 19101-1836
Web site: www.fattitude.com/
T-shirts to size 6X with fat-acceptance and girl power slogans.
Buttons, stickers, patches. May 99
Locust Grove Plaza
1692 Clements Bridge Rd.
Deptford, NJ 08096
Phone: (800) 848-8255, (609) 848-8255
721 E. Landis Ave.
Vinland, NJ 08360
Phone: (609) 848-8255, (609) 696-0955
Good selection of dress and casual men's clothes with dress suit
sizes in stock up to 72, dress shirts up to 8x, jeans to 74, and
dress and casual pants to 74. Also bathrobes, underwear,
T-shirts, outerwear, etc. They will mail order within the U.S.
Big on Batik Sarongwear
P.O. Box 2352
Carlsbad, CA 92018
Web site: http://www.bigonbatik.com
Email your mailing address for brochure.
Partners Cathy Miller and Cathi Berchiolli make cocoon jackets
and flowing tops out of washable rayon Indonesian batik sarongs.
The jackets fit all sizes up to at least 50, and the tops
through about size 32 or so. Also hand painted dresses and
swimwear. Attractive stuff in several simple styles and gorgeous
fabrics. Current brochure shows pattern and color samples.
Secure online ordering and large size models on web site.
Update Jan 00: Big on Batik needs help developing a new fat
kids' line. Please contact them if you can give them
measurements or if you know fat kids who are willing to offer
182A merrick rd.
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Lingerie catalog: $6 to Large Encounters, PO Box 364, Island
Park, NY 11558-0364
Sizes to 60; all types of clothing, lingerie, accessories.
Big Stitches Swimwear
2423 Douglas St.
San Pablo, CA 94806
Phone: (510) 237-3978
Send long self-addressed stamped envelope for catalog (ask for
free fabric swatches)
Custom made large-size bathing suits. Basic suit is about $70.
Special fabrics, extra features $20 more. They also make bicycle
shorts and cover-ups to hip size 84 inches. Good service. One
person complained the suits don't hold up well in chlorine, but
that may depend on the fabric. They may also make suits out of
fabric you send them. "It took me a while to get her catalog but
it didn't take her too long to make my two piece suit. I wear it
twice a week to the pool and it hasn't broken down or faded."
The Big, the Bad & the Beautiful
19225 Ventura Blvd,
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: (818) 345-3593
Outlet (discount) store:
29002 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills, CA
Catalog $2 (credited to first order)
Sizes 14-32+. They also do custom work. Among other things, they
sell bike shorts and lingerie. Inexpensive.
Web site: http://www.blowfish.com
Sex toy store. Carries Stormy Leather dildo harnesses that fit
up to a 60" hip, and they also sell a 38" extender for adapting
harnesses that are smaller.
Boutique Unique: Fashions for the Unique Woman, Sizes 18 to 8X
Colony Square Mall
3575 Maple Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (614) 453-1053, (614) 454-3886
Located 50 to 55 miles east of Columbus, Ohio on Interstate 7.
I understand it's the only large size store out in that area.
Bras Custom-Fit by Maxine
11104 E. Sheley, Independence, MO 64052 (near 30th & Sterling)
Phone: (816) 252-1899
Bras 28A-64N & Custom (some Maternity, Prosthesis, and Strapless
as well), Swimwear cup-sized. When calling, state that you found
her listed on the fat-acceptance clothing list on the Internet.
1563 South Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone: 800 446 1718
Fax: 775 324 2931
Web site: http://www.brasplus.com
Breast forms, plus size bras and breast enhancers. Family business with
mother, daughter, and two granddaughters as owners and operators.
Sizes to 56 FF and 48 I.
By Ro! Designs
New address: 567 W 5th St #1 San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 221-0059
Fax: (310) 221-0307
For brochure send a long SASE with $.55 postage
Active wear for plus- and supersize women to size 5X (36). Bike
shorts, unitards, sports bras, swimsuits, lycra dresses. Several
people reported extremely slow service (six to nine month
delays, unreturned phone calls) on clothing promised much more
quickly and paid for in advance.
812 13th Ave.
Sidney, NE 69160
Phone: (800) 237-4444 (orders U.S. or Canada), (800) 742-4008
Web site: http://www.cabelas.com/
GoreTex parkas and pants up to at least 5XL. Many other items up
to 3XL in both big and tall sizes. Reasonable prices.
PO Box 690002
Houston, TX 77269
Phone: (618) 675-0121, (800) 424-1008
T-shirts up to 4X (some have fat-positive designs). The sizes
seem to run small.
Casual Male/Big & Tall
Web site: http://www.thinkbig.com/
Good customer service, nice stuff, reasonable prices. Sizes up
to 6X. "Not only do they know what they stock, but if they do
not have what you want, they will call around to other stores in
the chain to see if they have it."
Mall store. Has subsumed Modern Woman and Plus Sizes Plus
Savings. Nice, good quality lingerie, bras in a wide range of
sizes, nice formal wear, more business wear than Lane Bryant or
The Avenue. Some folks think their clothes are a bit on the
frumpy side. Sizes 14-32. Moderate prices, comparable to Sears
or Penney's. Good sales. Good service. One person wrote: "They
have even mailed, postage free, the item so I didn't have to
drive in to get it. I am disabled and they are more
accommodating then any of the other large women's stores in the
area." Another wrote: "If you get a Catherine's charge card, go
the extra bit and get the Catherine's Perks card too. The Perks
card costs you something ($20/yr?), but you get 10% off every
purchase for a year, and it gets you on the mailing lists so you
get flyers for all the sales."
Cloak & Dagger Creations
Cloak & Dagger Creations
61 Gilson Road
Littleton, MA 01460-1300
Phone: 978-486-4414 phone
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Historically accurate and fantasy clothing. Our historic
costumes are thoroughly researched and can be used for SCA as
well as medieval and Renaissance faires, weddings, theatre, and
performance. We also custom design clothing for special events
and design custom outerwear for handicapped and folks who have
difficulties with buttons and zippers. We make custom clothing
to a person's measurements, so we can make any size or shape. We
make our own patterns, so we are not limited to "what's
available". Custom designed garments generally need a lead time
of 8 to 10 weeks. Price ranges: $40 for a simple muslin chemise,
$125 for cloak or simple gown, $350 and up for wedding gowns and
more complex styles.
Color Me Big
PO Box 9773
San Bernadino, CA 92427
Phone: (909) 887-8969
Sizes 16-60, custom work available.
34 W 37th St
NY, NY 10018
473 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 579-0479
Sizes 1X-5X, and custom sizes over 32. Good fabrics, nice
clothes, clothes run the gamut of prices.
PO Box 27206
2202 NE 115th
Seattle, WA 98125-1606
Phone: (800) 524-4949 (U.S./Canada), (206) 364-4540 (Seattle/overseas)
Fax (206) 364-0488
Web site: http://www.decentexposures.com/
Maternity/nursing bras and leisure bras in many colors of
cotton, velour, or lycra (they send swatches). "Look like
outerwear, have no hardware and are quite comfortable." Cup
sizes AA to K and band sizes 30-58; also custom sizes. Elastic
is covered. Bras are sturdy. Follow their special sizing
instructions. Some women think the bras aren't supportive
enough; some love them. Underwear up to size 12, sweatpants,
leggings, T-shirts, tanks to 4X; cotton nightshirts to 67" hip.
"They also will do just about anything you want to a basic
cotton t-shirt (change neck, sleeves, length), so I think
they're also a great source for inventing your own sleepwear."
If you don't like how a bra fits, they will adjust it for free.
They also keep a file of your preferences for the next time you
Desert Rain Mercantile Co.
4705 N. Sanders Road
Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: (800) 771-9771
T-shirts and pants with glittery Native American and
southwestern designs. T-shirts up to 5X, sweatshirts up to 4X.
Design Graphics Unlimited
4857 Browne St.
Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: (402) 455 2062
Web site: http://dgu.omahanet.com/
Screen print and transfer t-shirts (your design or theirs),
denim vests, skirts, jackets, and jeans, sweatshirts, caps,
jackets, aprons to 10X. Volume discounts. Fat models on web
page. Fat-positive designs. "The owner is a single male :) who
loves big wimmen by the way ;) ... he's very nice and very
Design by Batya
1200 Santee St. 208
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 746-7844
Web page: http://www.batya.com
Designs for "tall, large, big, and super" women in fabric and
leather. Ships internationally. Accepts special, wholesale, and
retail orders for coats, suits, blazers, skirts, pants and other
Designs by Phillippe
Caftans, loungewear, and evening wear in plus and supersizes.
P.O. Box 150916
San Rafael, CA 94915
toll-free: (800) 542-5227 (USA and Canada)
phone: (415) 456-7657 (elsewhere)
FAX: (415) 456-8747 (everywhere)
Plain white/natural t-shirts, many different manufacturers and
styles, three types to 4X and one type to 6X; can be prepared
for dying. Volume discounts.
Web site: http://www.ebay.com/
This online auction site has an extensive collection of
clothing (and just about everything else) May 99
Phone: (213) 292-6283
Can order up to 6X or 8X.
PO Box 273595
Concord, CA 94527-3595
Phone: (925) 671-8024
Fax: (925) 671-6959
Web site: www.infoasis.com/people/avery/elfcat.html
"Love Has A Shape" t-shirts. $15 for sizes S-2X, $27 for 3X-6X,
$32 for 7X-10X.
7758 Via Rosa Maria
Burbank, Ca 91504
Supersize clothing, tall and petite.
P.O. Box 808
317 Second St.
Havre, MT 59501
(800) 828-7661, (406) 265-8250, Germany 49-699-798-1401
email@example.com, Canada 800-633-2443
Web site: http://www.gomontana.com/sportsbra.html
Sports bras to 50DDD/52DD. $49. They look very sturdy and
supportive. Front closure, back support, wide straps.
P.O. Box 3002
New Haven, CT 06515
Web site: http://www.epicmenswear.com
5% of profits donated to charity.
"Good selection of clothes at the 'bigger' end of the scale.
Trousers and shirts seemed to be of good quality and fair price.
The quality of customer service was beyond what I would usually
expect. They even sent my order over with a member of staff who
was visiting the UK to save me some postage."
ER Moore Academic Apparel and Choir Robes
1810 West Grace St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (312) 477-7277
Fax: (773) 549 4625
Web site: http://www.ermoore.com/
A poster reports: "All they asked was my height and weight (5'6"
and 450), and they provided me with a gown (size 509) that fits
beautifully. I also needed a larger cap, and they provided that
as well. The best part is that they didn't charge me any more
for mine than they did anyone else. (It was less than $20.)"
PO Box 1725
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: (800) 539-0030, 1-916-581-0848
Fax: (916) 581-5719
Bras in sizes 32-56, cup sizes C-H. Some prenatal, maternity,
and sports bras as well. Particularly recommended is the Leading
Lady Nursing Bra, model LL491. One person said she received an
unpleasant email from them regarding a return. Several people
have experienced long delays in receiving their orders, have
received no response when queried about the delay, and/or have
canceled orders. May 99
1st Avenue (just south of the new Safeco Stadium)
"Pretty nice careerwear...it goes up to very large sizes." Dec 99
Fairy Godmother at Large
273 S. Cragmont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95127
Phone: (408) 272-3147
Fax: (408) 272-9428
New and used clothing in sizes 14-super. Women's jeans to size
60. T-shirts to 72-inch hip; big shirts to 78-inch hip; panties
to size 16; pettipants to 6X. Also maternity clothes. Sells
consignment and discounted new clothing from manufacturers like
Says Who and Plus Woman. Consignment policy: you can take your
payment in cash, new clothing (15% bonus) or used clothing (30%
bonus). Will also sell your clothing on eBay. Aug 99
Fat Chance Belly Dance
P.O. Box 460594
San Francisco, CA 94146
Phone: (415) 647 6035
Web site: http://www.fcbd.com
For catalog send SASE with two stamps.
Tribal style belly dance costumes and accessories, custom
217 S. Ellsworth
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: (415) 340-8392
Plus and supersize wedding gowns.
P. O. Box 4627
Lexington, KY 40544
Web site: http://www.fopaws.com/
Science fiction, fantasy, and mystery theme T-shirts, long-sleeved T's,
sweatshirts, and embroidered denim and polo shirts. Some items to 5X.
Also kids' sizes.
Frank's Big & Tall
One store's info:
115 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 529-5445
2172 S. Trenton Wy
Denver Colorado 80231
Phone: (303) 733-6264
Catalog $2 (credited to first order)
Sizes 2x-12x T-shirts, sweatshirts, nightshirts, tank tops,
"fanny wraps". Reported "Canadian friendly."
Full Figure Design
3900 Lavista Rd. #106
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 414 8880
Plus-size video featuring career wear, evening wear, plus- and
supersize models. $19.95 + $3 s+h.
Chain store offering formal wear rental, primarily for men, but
they are also reported to do formal gowns. They have men's coats
up to 72" chest. Rental charge depends on the style, not the
size. They won't do mail order for some large men because of
fitting issues. The stores in Burlington and Dedham, MA reported
to have excellent customer service. Mar01
Phone: (818) 357-7277
Goddess 2000 Project
PO Box 403
Benicia, CA 94510 USA
Pagan oriented T-shirts to size 6X. Jewelry.
1855 Englishtown Rd.
Old Bridge N.J.08857
Mail order firm that specializes in large size clothing,
T-shirts and sweats to 6x and night shirts to 5x. Animal designs
funny felines, dogs, or any photo. Over 170 designs and
PO Box 40443
Downey, CA 90241
Pants, T-shirts, etc. in sizes 1X-5X. Reasonably priced.
306 Lincoln Center
Phone: (209) 477-2508
FAX: (209) 477- 2508
Full-line fashion boutique. Sizes XL-6X and special orders,
including shipping. May 99
12516 Riverside Dr,
North Hollywood, CA 91607
"Wonderful Victorian style boutique with an equally wonderful
selection of avant guard, vintage, elegant clothes plus fun
stuff like leather vests, beautiful lingerie, great swimsuits
and a good selection of Danskin exercise wear." Their own line
of leather lingerie, as well as Stormy Leather lingerie. Sizes
Greater Salt Lake Clothing Company
P.O. Box 171422
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117-1422
Ski and exercise clothes. Sizing varies -- some women's bottoms
up to 62" hips and 's parkas up to 68" hip. Most men's items up
to 3X and 2XT, a few to 4X. On-line sales. On-line ordering (not
secure). Some mid-size models on web site. Sponsors ski and
river trips for plus-size women.
2853 Snow Rd. Suite #5
Lexington, KY 40517
Web site: www.iglou.com/george/
Tie-dye T-shirts (short-sleeve to 6X, long-sleeve to 3X),
dresses (one size), women's underwear (to 10), socks, sarongs,
scarves, and other accessories. No on-line ordering.
13594 Cherrytree Ct, Ft Myers, Florida 33912
Liquidating 6xl tall dress shirts, 2xl 3xl 4xl western shirts,
and size 2xl 3xl 4xl golf shirts for $10.00 each plus shipping.
(Retail prices up to $50.) They also sell shirts on eBay. Email
for more info. Ship to USA only.
Gut Instinct (formerly Gut Reaction)
T-shirts with funny fat-male-(mostly)positive themes to size 6X
and 4XLT. Also baseball caps, polos. Shorts XL - 8XL. The owner
of Gut Instinct has a request/offer for female-friendly readers:
"We need some female oriented slogans/designs, and I would be
happy to produce them, but we haven't come up with anything very
good so far. If anyone has any ideas they think would make a
good t-shirt, let us know. If we use your idea we will send you
an entire set of shirts (1 of every design) as a thank you. Send
them to firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 934
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0934
Phone: (408) 457-4838
Email: email@example.com (Dawn Atkins)
T-shirts (two designs, sizes small-10X) and jewelry that promote
body image diversity.
Gypsy Moon Enchantment Collection
1780 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 876-7095 (store), (800) 955-GYPSY (mail order)
Web site: http://www.gypsymoon.com/
Velvets and chiffons, faerie tale clothes. Pricy, exciting,
unusual, feminine, and available in "bountiful" and custom
sizes. Bountiful size (to 48" bust, 48" waist, and 52" hips)
costs a bit more. Their web site says: "Bountiful sizing varies
from one design to another, and there's some leeway for
adjustment.... be sure to let us know your measurements." They
offer custom tailoring of their existing patterns for 20% more.
In fabrics they offer a variety of velvets and tapestries.
Hands of Woman
111 C Street Unit B St. Augustine, FL 32080
Web site: http://www.handsofwoman.com/index.html
They custom-make to your measurements (size XXS-10X and more) a
line of basic items -- several styles of dresses, a skirt,
blouses, jackets, pants, jumpers, vests & dusters. They offer
over 100 rayon fabric choices. "And they deliver fast too!"
Henri's Full Figure Boutique
1419 Krameria St
Denver, Co 80220,
Web site: http://www.sni.net/~hadavis/
Lacy bridal and evening wear, suits. Some items in supersizes.
They use thin models.
Her Majesty's Treasures
12762 Brookhurst #222, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Web site: www.hermajestystreasures.com
Web site offers jewelry, household goods, and clothing.
They have inexpensive special occasion dresses and "everyday
elegance" suits and dresses, most to size 2X or 3X, but a few
styles of gowns to size 5X (60" bust, 52" waist, 62" hip) and
dresses to 6X (67" bust, 61" waist, 68" hip). Feb01
Web site: http://www.hilohattie.com
Phone: 888 526 0299
Chain store in Hawaii, Arizona, and Guam. Aloha wear in various
fabrics. Some items to a men's 5X (67" chest, 63" waist, 21"
neck) and a women's 3X (54" bust, 45.5" waist, 57" hip). Feb01
4757 W. Park #106-410
Plano, TX 75093
Belts in plus and super sizes.
Hovis Jeans by Hoveland Mfg. Co.
Cody, WY 82414
Phone: (307) 587-5233
Denim blue jeans (to 60" waist), vests, blazers, dusters, and
jackets. 1X to 5X - up to 60" waist & custom sizing. Hovis is
carried by a number of retail outlets, and catalogs, but if you
can't find them, they will sell to you direct.
Phone: USA: 1-800-259-7283 International: (317)-321-9999
Web site: http://www.hugestore.com/
Men's dress and sportswear shirts, pants, jeans, suits, boxers.
Some items (such as dress pants) in supersizes.
Hy Fishman Furs
305 7th Avenue (at 27th St. 19th Fl.)
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 807-8660, 800-653-8216
Fax: (212) 627-4920
Web site: http://www.hyfishman.com/
Plus and supersize fur, fur-trimmed microfiber, and fur-trimmed
cashmere coats. "Fur remodeling" (they will take your existing
fur and use it in designing a new style and/or size of coat).
Hyde Park Ink
1211 North 14th St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 888 950 8337
Fax: 208 342 2463
Woman owned/operated screenprinting company offers beautiful
size-positive artwork on short- or long-sleeve T-shirts,
coverups (sizes S-10X), and sweatshirts (M-2X). Prices $20-$50
(larger sizes more). Artwork also available on totes, notecards,
and magnets. July 00
Irene's Fashions at Large
2939 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 483-1065
Pam Segalman is the owner. Irene's has been serving large women
for over 25 years. Sizes are 36-60. They carry everything from
career wear, evening wear, slacks, jeans, sweater, lingerie &
bras. Will ship.
Web site: http://www.IslandShirts.com
Men's hawaiian shirts to 6X. Will ship anywhere. Each shirt is
made to order (to measurement or following your favorite shirt),
custom sizes are no problem. "I bought a couple and am extremely
pleased with the results as I am a quite hard-to-fit 'supersize'
bloke. They're not cheap - but they are good and Jane has never
been less than very friendly and speedy in her responses to me."
It's A Secret Plus
PO Box 5001
Englewood, CO 80155-5001
Sexy lingerie, also oils, lotions, books, etc. Sizes 1X-6X.
PO Box 2021
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2021
Phone: (800) 222-6161
Web site: http://www.jcpenney.com
Their regular catalog has some large-size clothing, in
particular maternity clothing. They fill orders in a few days.
They are good about returns. You can return catalog merchandise
to their stores. Some folks have had problems ordering from JC
Penney's large size and kids' catalogs (many items are sold out
before the catalog even arrives). Their outlet stores have good
sales on women's and men's and maternity clothing and offer
clothing in women's sizes 28-30 and up. Uniforms seen at
Penney's outlet store, to 5X. Whites and prints. Oct 99
Bridal catalog (their larger stores have bridal departments).
Fashion Plus catalog
Women's jeans, casual and career dresses and separates,
suits, outerwear, swimsuits, leggings, and split slips.
Sizes 14W-34W, and also women's talls and petites.
Swimsuits up to size 26W. Several people say their sizes
run small. Report: "I think their quality is pretty
good. They have more what I would call dressey and
career type clothing and their spring issue also has
some ethnic prints. Their models, are a decent size,
bigger than some other women's catalog's models....they
also carry some of the Delta Burke Collection."
JC Penney's Big & Extra Tall Catalog
Basic men's clothes -- waists up to 60:, chests up to
64", necks up to 21", sizes to 4X or 5X. Dress slacks
with elastic or partially elastic waists.
Big Kids Catalog
Two catalogs a year (spring and fall), with girl's Plus
and Extra Plus sizes and boy's husky and shorter husky
sizes. Levi's Dockers, Union Bay, Bugle Boy, snow pants,
wind suits, denim and flannel shirts, the works. Fairly
Maternity outfits up to size 26, bras to 44DD,
maternity panties and pantyhose. Good quality, sized
well, somewhat limited selection, somewhat pricey.
[catalog] [lingere] [women]
PO Box 26458
Tucson, AZ 85726
Phone: (520) 746-9474
Bras to 76 and cups to Z
Jasco Uniform Co.
Phone: (800) 222-4445
Fax: (708) 291-7928
Uniforms in misses' sizes up to 20, women's sizes up to 32W/52,
unisex sizes up to 3XL. Women's scrubs up to 5XL (54-56). Men's
scrubs up to 5XL (chest 62-64, waist 56-58). They won't sell to
people in FL and five other states. UPS won't deliver for them.
John Sun Silks Design Center
1600 E 29th Street, Signal Hill, CA
Phone: (310) 989-1242
Handpainted silk clothing, one-of-a-kind, designer originals,
shirts, separates. Expensive.
S. 1314 Grand Se. 2-252; Spokane, Wa. 99202
Phone: 800-483-5598, 509-624-4795
Web page http://www.fabrics.net/default1.htm
Two lines of bride and bridesmaid gowns, to size 28-30, priced
from $100: the J Line and the Alexa.
46 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 352-1777
Supersize as well as regular sized lingerie (wholesale to the
public). Example: royal blue silk camisole with beaded lace
applique in 5X is $5.99.
Junonia for Active Women
The Minnesota Building, Suite 216
46 East Fourth Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (800) 671-0175
Web site: www.Junonia.com/
Sportswear (their own line, plus some Danskin and Champion).
Underwear (their own hi-tech fabric, QuikWik, is good for hot
weather). Swimwear (including two-piece suits) to 6X. Bike
shorts, sports bras (to 50s), T-shirts, leggings, tennis skirt,
ski wear, casual wear, travel wear. Good service, except that
items are often backordered, sometimes for months. Catalog
sometimes does not describe sizing/fabric idiosyncrasies, but
telephone sales people know a lot about the clothes. Secure
online ordering. Mid-size models. Most like the quality of their
clothing, but one person had problems with shorts that fell
apart quickly. Their line fits apple-shapes better than
pear-shapes. "I ordered some Rocky Mountain Jeans from Junonia
catalog. It was the first time I found jeans large enough around
and long enough. The jeans were 36 inch inseam."
Just Big Sportswear
4700 Rozzelles Ferry Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
T-shirts up to 10XL, 100% cotton and poly/cotton. Also sweats,
dorm shirts, and hooded shirts. Radiance Magazine uses them for
some of its silkscreened t-shirts. Some complaints that
availability is unpredictable.
Just My Size
PO Box 748
Rural Hill, NC 27098-0748
Phone orders: (800) 522-9567, (910) 635-3447
Customer service: (800) 522-0889
Web site: www.justmysize.com
They don't ship to Canada.
Pantyhose to super sizes. Some say their pantyhose aren't sized
right for pear shaped bodies, feel rough against the skin, and
tend to bag at the knees and ankles. Bras: Bali, Playtex, JMS
and other brands, up to 50DDD or so. Panties to size 14.
Inexpensive casual and sports clothes to 4X. Their sweatshirts
are generously sized and comfortable. Thin models. Nov 99
Kaufman's Tall & Big Men's Shop
3395 South Broadway
Englewood, Colorado 80110
Phone: (303) 761-6000; (888) 761-8255
Fax: (303) 761-3395
10707 N. E. Fourth Street
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Phone: (425) 453-8255; (888) 761-8255
Fax: (425) 453-8181
Web site: http://www.kaufmans.com
No printed catalog.
Men's clothing to sizes 5LT and 5X (60-inch waist).
Kathleen's Full-Size Fashions and Bridal
NE 120th and 15th Ave NE
Carry over 100 bridal gowns in large sizes only. Can special order.
Large size prom and special occasion. Many different styles. Also
Jeans, sportswear, separates. Sizes 14-32+. Many styles in limited
size range: i.e., 1x-3x, 1x-4x, or 4x-6x. No shoes or business suits.
Not much variety in bras or panties. Styles range from casual to
fashionable to funky to elegant to sexy. One reader buys most of her
clothes there. Another praised the wedding dress she bought
there and the staff. A third said she had especially good luck with
Kay Largo Custom Sized Jewelry & Accessories
PO Box 7088, Huntsville, AL 35807
Web site: http://www.kaylargo.com
Custom-sized jewelry (including eyeglass keepers, tummy chains,
and jewelry for the feet).
Phone: (800) 835-0365
Bib overalls to about a 66" waist.
PO Box 8385
Indianapolis, IN 46283-8385
Phone orders: (800) 846-1600
Fax: (800) 682-8109
TDD: (800) 682-8095
Tall and big men's clothing: T-shirts up to 9XL for $14.95. Cotton
draw-string pants, turtlenecks, overalls, shorts, swimsuits.
Inexpensive. Large-size unisex rain gear, extra-large umbrellas,
ties, and fanny packs. Levis up to 60" waist. "They are usually
cheaper on most things than the local big men's stores (and more
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
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.
Large Lovely Lady
[catalog] [wedding] [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."
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.
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
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.
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."
This store has been subsumed by Catherine's (see the US Clothing
FAQ part 1).
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rainy County Knit Wear
PO Box 7852
Everett, WA 98201-0852
Phone: (206) 653-7189
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.
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.
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.
14 East 38th St.
New York NY 10016
Women's sizes 14-46 in natural silks and cotton. Capes, dresses,
blouses, sweaters, sleepwear.
"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).
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).
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."
Stan's King Size Men's Shop
7428 University Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91941
Phone: (619) 469-0336
Some very large sizes.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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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