Fashionistas, have you heard? Avenue is officially closing its doors *lonely tear trickles down cheek*! They will be shutting down all physical locations in 33 states. Gordon Brothers and Hilco Merchant Resources are managing the going-out-of-business sales for over 200 stores. Avenue serves as one of the original destinations for trendy plus size women’s clothing. The retailer committed itself to serve quality fashions from sizes ranging from 14 to 32.
It is always heartbreaking to say goodbye to a store that represents us. Even though the ending of our relationship with Avenue is near, do not worry because we have assembled a list of plus size stores for your wardrobe and to keep you FIERCE!
Here are the plus size fashion retailers you can shop offline, that will continue to keep us in style!
One of our favorite destinations, Target has slowly been expanding their plus size options in store. You can expect to see more of a destination for plus sizes rolling out as well as inclusion in brand collaborations.
Charlotte Russe will NOT disappoint. YES, they closed all doors, but guess what? They are coming back with over 20 locations!
A tried and true favorite, Macy's plus size departments are one of the most detailed and thorough in store places, depending on your city. You can shop for your whole fashion life here, from underpinnings to wide width shoes!
How cute is Darlene of Suits, Heels, & Curves in her JCPenney outfit?! DOn't sleep on JCPenney, they have been expanding their fashion assortments throughout the seasons.
If you are on the west coast, you probably have only shopped them online, but if you are on the east coast or down south, you can play in store! Fashion to Figure comes to the rescue for all of your fashion needs, from essentials to statement pieces!
This California based brand has been consistent with their plus size fashion options, in store and online. You can dash in for all of your fashion needs from shoes, accessories, and of course, clothing!
One of the tried and true fashion spots, you can find your assortment of bold plus size fashion options at various Forever 21 locations.
This cornerstone plus size brand is one of the tried and true places you can go to when looking for your must wear plus size options! Each year, they push the envelope with the introduction of collaborations, new categories, and accessories!
Did you know that Rue 21 carries plus sizes in store? You can check out their store locator to see which ones closest to you offer and carry plus sizes in store!
Nordstrom has stepped up its game with the options for plus size people to play in up through a size 28! From junior plus sizes in Brass Plum to contemporary exclusive plus size collections, you can find more than a few gems here.
New to the offline and in store experience, Eloquii has been slowly rolling out stores for our shopping pleasure! Make sure you check out their store locator for their latest store opening!
Now, before you get mad at us because you can’t find what you are looking for, please know that these stores and availability for certain items depends on your location. Every place’s plus size section is not equal! Just remember a few things when venturing into a store:
- Do your RESEARCH! It doesn’t matter if you are shopping locally or in another state, know what items are being carried.
- Take your time. For instance, one does not simply walk into a Target without a plan! Next thing you know you’re walking out with a cute new pair of jeans, body wash, and a breadmaker… why did I need a breadmaker!? *facepalm*
- JUST BREATHE! We know it can be overwhelming venturing into new or even old stores. You won’t know if their new line of denim fits the same or if you’ll find a love-it piece? Don’t worry! Let the items speak to you.
You got this and we got you! Let’s get to shopping!
What was one of your favorite pieces from Avenue? Let’s discuss in the comments below…