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My Top 10 Plus Size Shopping Haunts

No Secret, I love to shop.

Eileen Fisher Draped Neck TopShoes, Dresses, Accessories- you name it, I am all over it! With this year’s New Year Fashion Resolutions, I have challenged myself to step out of MY box (yes, I have one), to play in and around the newness in fashion! In my self-imposed challenge, I have come across some great finds! More on this later! Plus Size Shopping can get crazy, but I DO have a few faves… 

However, while perusing the sites, I realized that I may share my favorites in features but I have never really gone into any detail of my uber faves that I rock or haunt on a regular! So, I had to share with YOU some of my old school favorites and my newer places I stalk and/or occasionally shop at on a daily or weekly basis!Plus Size Fashion on The Curvy Fashionista

My Top Ten Plus Size Shopping Haunts:

  1. ASOS: I love the edge, the shipping, the prices and the quality I get from ASOS. If I have an issue with a garment, they are quick to reply! I seriously love that you can shop through paypal with them!
  2. Simply Be: Majorly slept on. I wish they did their images like the Bespoke Shoot! Great quality, great prices, tons of options from basics to big calf boot options! Simply Be has special collections by Anna Scholz, Gok Wan, Ruby Rocks, and Angel Ribbons!
  3. Ideeli: Instant style gratification. Daily deals that I am always clicking on! I have seriously considered upgrading membership to be the first to know about the deals! LOL. Shoes, Jewels, and Wednesday plus size fashion options- I am in heaven! Ideeli has everything I want and/or need!
  4. Dorothy Perkins: I have been watching this site for quite a while and finally decided to take the plunge! This UK retailer goes up to a size 20 or 22! I scored three tops and two bottoms from them (even my pink pants I have yet to snap a pic of) and I am in love with them! Sizing, style, and quality- woot! I WILL BE BACK.
  5. Nordstrom: Not only because it’s Nordstrom, but it’s because my eyes are always in aflutter when I peruse the site! In store, from shoes to clothes, Nordies makes me the happiest girl in the world! Rachel Pally, Sejour, and sooo much more- shipping is quite nice too!
  6. Saks Fifth Avenue: The crème de la crème of finding higher end contemporary plus size designers, I love Saks. I am always looking there to see which contemporary designers they have collaborated with to fashion exclusive designs for! Anna Scholz, Lafayette 148, T Bags, and Amanda Uprichard are just a few!
  7. Forever 21: I was NOT one who jumped on the Forever 21 bandwagon. Secretly, I had no affinity for them- UNTIL I was in NY and went into the store and was completely surprised. Most recently I shopped them for my Blogging While Brown conference and have found pieces that I seriously will wear till they die (hopefully not soon). Great for fast fashion and the season, I will keep my eye open for great quick shipping options!
  8. Yours Clothing: After reviewing a few of their pieces for FFFWeek™ New York, this UK site raised a few eyebrows for me! Great options that sometimes you may find on other sites, but shipping to the US is amazing hands down! Fast, reliable, and quick on the customer service reply (for me), Yours Clothing has definitely have me always checking out their Limited Collection pieces!
  9. CarmaKoma: Edgy, chic, and playful, CarmaKoma does not skimp on the aesthetic factor! I am always drawn to black and seriously have forced myself to stay away cause I need to save my pretty pennies AND force myself out of BLACK! LOL
  10. Lane Bryant: I have slept on them over the past years. HOWEVER, a little trip last year to the headquarters and the flagship location Changed. My. Mind. The bras have giving my girls something to sing about, great classics that wear well and wear fashionably AND let’s talk about the collaboration with DKNYC? YES!

Ones I am constantly watching:

  • Damn You Alexis– I cannot wait for her next collection to drop! Seriously! I have a few pieces from her debut collection- definitely a head turner!
  • K-Mart: LYS Collection- Kmart has injected a serious dose of fashion into their apparel collection. A SERIOUS one. In today’s outfit post, I bought two items and I am geeked to have my hands on a line I had once only shopped as a child using LAWAWAY! Ha! Who Knew?
  • Monif C– An OG in fashion and style chartering new paths in plus size fashion- especially in places very rarely seen from plus size designers! Social Media savvy (actually one of the ONLY plus size brands working it in social media!)
  • Jibri– Sophisticated, fashion forward, vintage inspired, and growing rapidly, Jibri pulls at my heartstrings always raising an eyebrow and my blood pressure in excitement!
  • Anna Scholz– The ever so sassy and playful Anna Scholz makes fashion fun! Bold prints, great editorial look books, Anna Scholz works it! Carried in high end boutiques and department stores, Anna Scholz champions a crossover fashion and a leader whose blog engages and celebrates the plus size woman!
  • Igigi– A mainstay in plus size fashion, Igigi has a special place in my closet. Great work clothes, classic dresses, Igigi never disappoints when I need a go to dress!
  • Tennille White– Under the radar, Tennille White has been making waves and going places few designers go! BET’s Rip the Runway Size Sexy designer wows the crowd with great fashions for the discerning woman.

These are my favorites and others who I watch out for on a regular. They tempt me to quickly adda look or two or three to my closet- and these are only a few! Have you checked out the list of my favorite plus size designers?

There are sooo many designers who are doing it- delivering new silhouettes, pushing the fashion envelope and more!

Q. What are some of YOUR favorite plus size designers? Which ones should you or I keep my eye on?

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  1. slavetofashion

    August 2, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I love almost all of the places you mentioned, especially Ideeli and Nordstrom! I’m also a huge fan of Eshakti. They go from size 0-26 and they’ll custom size your dress for an extra $7.50 – what’s not to love??? They styles are amazing and really well made. Great list!!

  2. slavetofashion

    August 2, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I love almost all of the places you mentioned, especially Ideeli and Nordstrom! I’m also a huge fan of Eshakti. They go from size 0-26 and they’ll custom size your dress for an extra $7.50 – what’s not to love??? They styles are amazing and really well made. Great list!!

    • Marie Denee

      August 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      I JUST got a dress from E-Shakti like last week! I will be playing in it this weekend! Review to come soon!

  3. Carla Edwards

    August 2, 2011 at 3:42 am

    Good post.
    Simply Be is number one for me. 
    I shop Lane Bryant sometimes but I hate seeing other people in the same outfit
    The same with Fashion Bug. 
    I love the line on One Stop Plus
    And Macy’s.. Got a cute Ralph Lauren dress from there

    • Marie Denee

      August 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Thank you so kindly! I did forget Macy’s I am new on them! I did have a blast in the American Rag collection! LOL 

  4. M.J McDermott

    August 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve been so meaning to get some clothes from ASOS because their stuff is fabulous!  And Monif C?! I will gladly save my pennies for an outfit from there!  I think one of my favorite places to go is Ashley Stewart and the Avenue.  They have such cute clothes!

    • Marie Denee

      August 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      You need to hurry up and shop honey! ASOS Items sell quickly, especially when its a fave among a few of us! LOL 

  5. Kirstin Marie

    August 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I am such a HUGE ASOS fan. Their stuff is amazing, fits like perfection, and isn’t terrible when you can catch it on sale. 

    • Marie Denee

      August 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      On sale- GURL! I have gotten away with retail robbery at some of thsoe prices- seriously… my habit needs to be tamed… 

  6. Rosa Williams

    August 12, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Shopping is also not an easy task. The questions like what to buy, where to buy always makes us confused. I always wonder that which shop will be reasonable for me and of good quality? I am very thankful to the author for sharing this useful information. I am sure that these sites will help me a lot while shopping.

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  7. Rosa Williams

    August 12, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Shopping is also not an easy task. The questions like what to buy, where to buy always makes us confused. I always wonder that which shop will be reasonable for me and of good quality? I am very thankful to the author for sharing this useful information. I am sure that these sites will help me a lot while shopping.

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    August 17, 2011 at 1:08 am

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  9. Cjtredway

    August 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Looking on Carmakoma’s site and I have one question, how do you order when everything is a foreign language?  🙂  I’m getting a head trying to read it.  Great clothes and I can see where if you’re wanting to branch out in different colors, this isn’t the place to do that.  🙂

    • Cjtredway

      August 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      That’s “headache”, not “head”.  Yesh! 

  10. Nyck76

    September 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Ashley Stewart has definitely been stepping up their game in the last year I think. I have really loved their fall line this year. Damn You Alexis is fabulous and I just love everything she designs.

  11. Samanthatonder

    March 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Have you checked out Maurices before? I’m in love with there things. Very nice and well priced.

  12. Talicha Elize

    July 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

    omg I have seen so many mentions of Asos and today on my day off I took the time to go one the site some many saved items and I am anticipating my new order thanks for helping me!

  13. Plus Size Savvy Mom

    February 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    It is almost a perfect plus size store list for large size woman but I’m very surprised by not seeing Torrid, Ashley Stewart and Old Navy in your top 10 plus size list. 

    • Marie Denee

      February 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Oh those are great places, but not necessarily where I am always checking for… you know? 

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  15. Mees

    May 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    You should check Fashion to Figure NY base store they have fashionable clothes great prices and its plus size only store so no skinny models showing you plus size clothes.

  16. Lee

    September 9, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Macy’s, Kiyonna, Zappos for wide-calf boots, Monsoon, Next. I’ve never had luck with Simply Be — anything I try to order is out of stock.

  17. shasmark

    September 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I just adore Style and plus dot com styles they have a very girly touch on every item I love they have shorts and some styles that you would never find on plus size stores that are mostly conservative on their collections

  18. Shannon Brown

    September 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Where are these stores? Never heard of any of them. The mall near me has Lane Bryant and Torrid and thats it and the Lane Bryant just moved to a smaller and way worse location with no good clearance stuff anymore.

    • Marie Denee

      September 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      They are online and I have them likned for you in Blue! If you click the link, you will go to their site 🙂

  19. Tall Plus Size Jessie

    October 10, 2013 at 10:20 am

    One of my new favorites is Sealed With A Kiss… I love their long dresses!

  20. Alexandra

    November 9, 2013 at 5:23 am

    hey girls, i have a plus size/curvy style blog. Maybe you will enjoy it. Follow or subscribe if you want. Kisses

  21. Allexandrine Vallée

    November 9, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Hey, I’m from Canada… What would be the place place to go shop for plus size summer clothers on mai?
    New york or Miami ? thanks 🙂

  22. Billie R

    December 12, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I’ve had lots of luck on the resale sites Tradesy and Threadflip lately too. Bonus, not many curvy girls know about them so you can score great bargains!!!

  23. Jenn N

    May 4, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I am terrified to order by mail. I have an hourglass (well, okay, a 2-hour glass….) figure and unfortunately middle age has added some middle I never had before — but the figure is still there. My biggest problem is my bust — stuff that fits everywhere else is too tight across the chest or gaps at the buttons. I shopped at three stores this weekend: Catherines, Macy’s, and Boston Store, and came up empty-handed.

    I’ve had my husband tell me I look amazing. I don’t want to settle for “it looks okay,” when I know I can do better. I love that there are designers and companies out there who are doing serious plus-size style. But unfortunately, not all of us can get our bras at a department store, and not all of us are quite as young as we wish we were. Who caters for the busty women *and* will give me style that doesn’t look like I’m trying to raid my daughter’s closet?

    And finally, am I doomed to have to figure return-postage into my budget to even get close to this?

    • Jenny Nadine

      August 29, 2015 at 12:49 am

      Hello Jenn,

      You sound blessed like me to be “middle-aged” and busty & have a husband that knows what true sexy looks like!! I am an avid online shopper for plus size fashion and just about anything else you can think of. I understand your fears of shopping online. In fact, that’s what my blog is all about…helping Mature>Unique>Modern Women like YOU & I find the best online deals and helping you overcome those fears. However, if you must shop in-store, I’d suggest Avenue or Lane Bryant. They have always been my go-to stores. I’m not sure where you live, but you can go to either of their online sites for a store locator. I hope this helps!

      Happy Shopping!
      Jenny Nadine

  24. Karine Hsu

    June 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Don’t forget – they are a new plus-size only fashion resale marketplace that promotes body positivity and is a great online shopping site to buy affordable plus-size clothing and should definitely be included on this list. They also have body profiles of the sellers so you can see what clothes best fit your body shape.

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