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).

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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

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A Personal Touch
	1411 Broadway
	New York, NY  10018
	Phone: (212) 398-0007
	Fax: (212) 398-1987
	Tops to size 60, skirts to size 46, tunics to size 5X.

Abundant Fashions
[catalog][single][New Jersey][women][lingerie]
	Belmar, NJ
	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  
	Torrence, Calif.  
	Phone: (310) 326-6775 
	Bras and foundation garments. 28Ato 64Z and custom.  

Amazon Designs
	1473 Old Airport Rd.
	Paris, Arkansas  72855
	Phone: 501-963-6536 
	Fax: 501-963-3648.
	Web site:
	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."

Ample Duds
	Jeans up to size 60, T-shirts to 10X. Women's clothing to size
	52 or 60.

Ample Seconds
	Marcella Monbaron - Marcella Clothing and Craft Market
	201 E Central, Sutherlin, Oregon 97479
	Mailing address: PO Box 1400, Sutherlin, OR 97479
	Phone: 541-459-8691  
	FAX: 541-459-5587
	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:
	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

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Baby Becoming
	PO Box 7238
	10 Nate Whipple Hwy
	Michigan Bldg., 2d Flr. #5
	Cumberland, RI  02864
	Phone: 401-658-0688
	Fax: 401-658-3008
	Email: or
	Web site:
	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

Baladi Boutique
	Web site:
	Custom size belly dance costumes. Site uses some large models.

Banana Boat Key West
	Phone/Fax 973-541-1950
	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:
	Catalog $5
	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.

Barely Nothings
	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:
	Catalog $3.
	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.
	[checked 12/98]

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:
	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
	Fax: 214-221-0254
	Web site:
	Discount men's clothing to supersizes.

Big & Tall Outlet Store
	1240 W. 7th St.
	Upland, CA
	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:
	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.

Big Dogs 
	Web site:
	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:
	T-shirts to size 6X with fat-acceptance and girl power slogans.
	Buttons, stickers, patches. May 99

Big Guys
[single][New Jersey][catalog][men][evening][casual][career]
	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:
	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

Big Shots
[single][New York][women][casual][career][outdoors][swimwear]
	182A merrick rd.
	Lynbrook, NY 11563   
	Phone: 516-593-2900
	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 
	Main store:
	19225 Ventura Blvd,
	Tarzana, CA  91356
	Phone: (818) 345-3593
	Fax: 818-345-1033 
	Outlet (discount) store:
	29002 Roadside Drive 
	Agoura Hills, CA
	Phone: 818-735-0706
	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:
	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.

Bras Plus
	1563 South Virginia St.
	Reno, Nevada 89502
	Phone: 800 446 1718 
	Fax: 775 324 2931
	Web site:
	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.

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	812 13th Ave.
	Sidney, NE  69160
	Phone: (800) 237-4444 (orders U.S. or Canada), (800) 742-4008 
	(catalog request)
	Fax: 800-496-6329
	TDD: 800-695-5000
	Web site:
	GoreTex parkas and pants up to at least 5XL. Many other items up
	to 3XL in both big and tall sizes. Reasonable prices. 

Castles Direct
	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:
	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 
	Dina Flockhart
	Cloak & Dagger Creations
	61 Gilson Road
	Littleton, MA 01460-1300
	Phone: 978-486-4414 phone
	Fax: 978-486-4427 
	Email: or
	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
	Catalog $3.
	Sizes 16-60, custom work available.

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Dallis Fashion 
[single][New York][career][casual]
	34 W 37th St 
	NY, NY 10018 
	Phone: 212-967-9744

[single][New York][custom][women][lingerie]
	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.  

Decent Exposures
	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:
	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
	order. Feb01

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:
	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:
	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
	fashion wear.

Designs by Phillippe
	Phone: (800-9-KAFTAN)
	Caftans, loungewear, and evening wear in plus and supersizes. 

Dharma Trading
	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.

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	Web site:
	This online auction site has an extensive collection of
	clothing (and just about everything else) May 99

Elegance Plus
	Phone: (213) 292-6283
	Can order up to 6X or 8X.

Elfcat Designs
        PO Box 273595
        Concord, CA 94527-3595
        Phone: (925) 671-8024
        Fax: (925) 671-6959
        Web site:
        "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
	Phone: 213-622-8868
	Fax: 213-653-5585 
	Supersize clothing, tall and petite.

Enell Inc.
	P.O. Box 808
	317 Second St. 
	Havre, MT   59501
	(800) 828-7661, (406) 265-8250, Germany 49-699-798-1401, Canada 800-633-2443
	Web site:
	Sports bras to 50DDD/52DD. $49. They look very sturdy and
	supportive. Front closure, back support, wide straps. 

Epic Menswear 
	P.O. Box 3002
	New Haven, CT 06515
	Phone 203-787-6594
	FAX 203-787-0354
	Web site:
	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:
	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.)" 

Extra Emphasis
	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

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	1st Avenue (just south of the new Safeco Stadium)
	Seattle, WA
	"Pretty nice 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
        Catalog $1.
	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:
	For catalog send SASE with two stamps.
	Tribal style belly dance costumes and accessories, custom

Femme Fancy
	217 S. Ellsworth
	San Mateo, CA  94401
	Phone: (415) 340-8392
	Plus and supersize wedding gowns.

Fo' Paws
	P. O. Box 4627 
    Lexington, KY 40544 
	Phone: 606-225-1522 
	Web site:
	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

Full Bloom
	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.

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Gingiss Formalwear 
	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

Glamour Puss
	Phone: (818) 357-7277

Goddess 2000 Project
	PO Box 403
	Benicia, CA 94510 USA
	Phone 707-745-4470
	Pagan oriented T-shirts to size 6X. Jewelry. 

Good Vibrations
	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
	reasonable prices. 

Gotcha Covered
	PO Box 40443
	Downey, CA  90241
	Pants, T-shirts, etc. in sizes 1X-5X. Reasonably priced.

Grande Dame
	Alice Anderson
	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

Great Changes
	12516 Riverside Dr, 
	North Hollywood, CA 91607 
	Phone: 818-769-4626 
	"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
	to 6x.

Greater Salt Lake Clothing Company
	P.O. Box 171422
	Salt Lake City, Utah 84117-1422
	Phone: 801-273-8700
	Fax: 801-273-7700
	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:
	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.

Gulfcoast Apparel
	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 

GynoCentric Catalog
	PO Box 934
	Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0934
	Phone: (408) 457-4838
	Email: (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:
	Catalog $3.
	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.

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Hands of Woman 
[catalog][internet][single Florida][women][maternity]
	111 C Street Unit B   St. Augustine, FL 32080   
	Web site:
	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,
	Phone: 303-355-1811
	Web site:
	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:
	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

Hilo Hattie's
	Web site:
	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

H.L.S. Belts
	4757 W. Park #106-410
	Plano, TX 75093
	Catalog $2
	Belts in plus and super sizes.

Hovis Jeans by Hoveland Mfg. Co.		
	Box 1717
	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 
	FAX: (317)-321-9988
	Web site:
	Men's dress and sportswear shirts, pants, jeans, suits, boxers.
	Some items (such as dress pants) in supersizes.

Hy Fishman Furs
[single][New York][women][custom][outerwear]
	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:
	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

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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. 

Island Shirts
	Jane Taylor 
	Web site:
	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."
	Aug 99

It's A Secret Plus
	PO Box 5001
	Englewood, CO  80155-5001
	Phone: 800-390-3528 
	Catalog $3.
	Sexy lingerie, also oils, lotions, books, etc. Sizes 1X-6X.
	Average prices.

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JC Penney's 
	PO Box 2021
	Milwaukee, WI  53201-2021
	Phone: (800) 222-6161
	Web site:
	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
		thin models. 
	Maternity Catalog
	   	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. 

Judith Couturiere
	S. 1314 Grand Se. 2-252; Spokane, Wa. 99202 
	Phone: 800-483-5598, 509-624-4795 
	Fax: 509-624-4795 
	Web page
	Two lines of bride and bridesmaid gowns, to size 28-30, priced
	from $100: the J Line and the Alexa. 

Jump In
[single][New York][women][lingerie]
	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:
	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:
	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

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Kaufman's Tall & Big Men's Shop
	Two locations:
	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:
	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
	Seattle WA.98107 
	(206) 784-5996
	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 
	dresses there. 

Kay Largo Custom Sized Jewelry & Accessories
	PO Box 7088, Huntsville, AL 35807
	Phone: 205-518-9413
	Fax: 205-518-9415
	Web site:
	Custom-sized jewelry (including eyeglass keepers, tummy chains,
	and jewelry for the feet). 

Key Industries 
	Phone: (800) 835-0365 
	Bib overalls to about a 66" waist. 

King Size
	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

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Labyrinth Clothing
        Jorgi Shipley
        1228 Franklin
        Marietta, GA  30067
        Phone: 770-818-0151
	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"
[single][North Carolina][women][casual]
	MP14, Outer Banks Mall
	P.O. Box 441
	Nags Head, NC
	Phone: 919-441-7461
	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:
	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
	exchange). 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.

Large Lovely Lady
[catalog] [wedding]  [evening] [career]
	PO Box 4385 
	Chatsworth, CA 91312-4385
	Phone: (818) 709-0950
	Catalog $2 

Laughing Sisters
	4514 Manitou Way
	San Diego CA  92117
	Phone: 858.272.1976
	Free catalog
	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."

	1696 Valencia
	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
	Phone: 888-274-7499
	Web site:
	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
	425 Broadway
	Millbrae, CA  94030
	Phone: (415) 652-7980

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Magical Creations Boutique
	4232 NE Sandy Blvd.
	Portland, OR
	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.
[catalog][internet][single][West Virginia][overseas][women][men][unisex]
	545 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
	Phone: 800-233-5810, (304)525-5333
	Fax: (304)525-1041 
	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
	Phone: 707-795-1995 
	Fax: 707-795-4874
	Web site:
	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:
	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."

Modern Woman
	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
	Louisville, KY
	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:
	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. 

Myles Ahead 
	6652 NW 57 St.
	Tamarac, FL 33321
	Phone: 888-MylesAhead, (305) 724-0500
	Fax: (305) 724-7177
	Web site:
	When the web site URL changed, I got several notes about it --
	this company clearly has a lot of fans!

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NAAFA Feminist SIG
	Lynn Meletiche
	2065 First Ave. #19-D
	Dept. RM
	New York, NY  10029
	Phone: (212) 721-8259
	Large-size hospital gowns (allow 4-6 weeks for delivery). 

Neel Gagan 
	Phone: (888) 464 4685, (603) 437 4715
	Web site:
	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.

New Attitude
	1289 Kilauea Ave.
	Hilo, HI
	Phone: (808) 935-6055
	Clothing "with an island attitude." Sizes 14-34. They ship.

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Ocean Ray Wetsuits
	Phone: 800-645-5554
	Web site: 
	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:  
	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 

Oh! Susanna
	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
	Naked Trucker". 

Original Jo's
	8766 Wicklow Lane
	Dublin, CA 94568-1149
	Phone: (800) 352-9156
	T-shirts decorated with sayings or pictures, sizes 1X-8X. 

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PS Plus Sizes Plus Savings
	This store has been subsumed by Catherine's (see US Clothing FAQ
	part 1).

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:
	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:
	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.

Peacock Clothes
	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:
	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

Plus Shop
	6846 Reseda Blvd. #121
	Reseda,CA 91335
	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.

Plus Woman 
	60 Laurel Haven
	Fairview, NC  28730
	Phone: 800-628-5525, 704-628-3562
	Web site:
	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: 
	Men's clothes up to 4XT and 8X.

Pretty Plus
	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.

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Rainy County Knit Wear
	PO Box 7852
	Everett, WA  98201-0852
	Phone: (206) 653-7189
	Custom-made sweaters.

Rennar Boutique
[catalog][internet][single][New Jersey][women][custom]
	800 Broadway
	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
	Phone: 800-690-REPP 
	Fax: 800-225-6072
	Web site:
	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:
	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. 

Ross Unlimited
	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.
	Supersize underwear.

Royal Woman
	14 East 38th St.
	14th floor
	New York NY  10016
	Catalog $2.
	Women's sizes 14-46 in natural silks and cotton. Capes, dresses,
	blouses, sweaters, sleepwear.

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Sandie's Boutique
	"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

Sara's Shoes
	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.

Sassy Scrubs
[catalog][internet][single][New York][overseas][misc][women][men][unisex]
	Peggy Piontkowski or Christie White
	102 Church Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212 
	Phone: 315/458-6404
	Fax: 315/458-6440
	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."

Sav-On Surplus
	Hawthorne St.
	Lawndale, CA
	Men's camping, outdoors, and regular clothes up to size 8X.
	Reasonable prices.
Says Who?
	Two locations:
	3903 Piedmont Ave.
	Oakland, CA 94611
	Phone: (510) 547-5181
	539 Bryant St.
	Palo Alto, CA  94301
	Phone: (415) 324-3511
	Web site:
	Catalog $1.
	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:
	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).

Sensual Adventures
	8967 Taft Street
	Pembroke Pines, Fl 33024
	Phone: 954-704-4114
	Fax 954-704-4113
	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
	customer requests.

Sheer Mahogany
	3870 Crenshaw Blvd, #781
	Los Angeles, CA  90008
	Catalog $6.
	Lingerie up to 5X.

	340 Poplar St.
	Hanover, PA  17333-0069
	5 Avery Row
	Roanoke, VA  24012-8567
	Phone: (800) 852-2822
	Web site:
	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

Silver Lining
	Buckhead Court, 3872 Roswell Road
	Atlanta, Georgia 30342
	Phone: (404) 237-9911, (888) 237-9911
	Fax: (404) 237-8385 
	Web site:
	"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.
	Boston, MA
	Phone: 800-458-5650 or (617) 542-5397
	Fax: 617-542-5762
	Web site:
	"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.

Sweet Cheeks 
	PO Box 7767
	Redlands, CA 92375
	Phone: (909) 792-7014
	Fax: (909) 792-5060 
	Original fun fashions, sizes 1X-6X.

Sweet Dreams Intimates
[single][New York][women][lingerie][swimwear]
	81 Route 111
	Smithtown NY 11787
	Phone: (516) 462-9097
	Bras 34B to 60H. Swimwear to 26. Lingerie sizes 1X-6X. 

Sweeter Measures
	PO Box 340
	819 Front St
	Gibbon, NE 68840
	Phone: (308) 468-5156
	Catalog $2.  
	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
	Fax: 609-883-7083
	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.

Sylvia's Swimwear
	Stores in Bellevue and Seattle.

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Tafford Uniforms
	Tafford Showroom 
	104 Park Drive Montgomeryville, PA  
	Phone: 215-643-9666 ext. 241  
	The Scrub Shop 
	134 South 11th Street Philadelphia, PA  
	Phone: 215-351-6222
	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:
	Cloaks in wool flannel and velveteen. Some styles work for big

	Rita Allured
	PMB 333 100 N. Dixieland Road
	Rogers, AR 72756
	Phone: 877-603-7117
	Fax: 877-603-7120
	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:
	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. 

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Ulla Popken
	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
	Fax: 410-329-1320
	Web site:
	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

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	29799 Northwestern Highway
	Apple Gate Square   
	Southfield,  MI  48034
	Phone: 810-354-4560    
	Fax: 810-354-4012 
	"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.

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We Be Bop
	Two locations:
	1903 Fillmore St.
	San Francisco, CA  94115
	Phone: (415) 771-7294
	1380 10th St., Berkeley 
	Web site:
	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
	Fax: 800-436-3132 
	Web site:
	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:
	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 
	Pat Miller 
	530 Eastern Blvd.  
	Baltimore, MD 21221
	Phone: 410-574-7998
	Fax: 410-574-6629
	Email: or
	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

Worldesigns Incorporated
	PO Box 355
	New York City, NY  10024 
	Fanny packs 59"-92" and tailored cotton long-sleeved shirts (black,
	white or blue denim). 

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	Lisa Sorrentino
	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. 

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Yoko Honda
	PO Box 35
	New York, NY 10018
	Phone: (212) 868-2050
	Washable A-line dress/caftans in four colors.

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Zala Design
	Box 80018
	Minneapolis, MN  55408
	Phone: (612) 871-4809
	Catalog $2
	Leotards up to size 7X.

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