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.
Avenue encourages its consumers to make their way in stores and take full advantage of their liquidation sales. Item markdowns are going as high as 50%.
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!
Here's Where to Shop for Plus Size Fashion OFFLINE
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.
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!
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!
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!
LOFT Plus size clothes is a new addition to the plus size in store shopping experience. Their women's plus size clothes are designed to fit and flatter in all the right places. From wear to work, to every day casualness, we have options!
Say hello to APlus by Anthropologie! From essential tees and jeans to statement-making dresses, coats, and skirts, their assortment of new plus size clothing is designed by their in-house team and finished with Anthropologie’s signature charm and whimsy.
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.
On top of these other places, how about a plus size boutique to support? Check out our directory of in store plus size boutiques across the US!
What are your thoughts about our list? Some of these retailers have been serving LEWKS for years! And the best thing about this list is, these brands have released their fall fashions. I personally CANNOT get enough of Fashion to Figure’s skirts and dresses.
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…