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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Clothing for Big Folks: U.S., Part 2

This is part 2 of the document about clothing for fat people in the U.S. It contains companies whose names begin with L-Z. If you don't find what you're looking for here, try one of the related FAQs (see question B1 for a complete list).

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.

There is a supersize-clothing subset of this FAQ available at

Updated May 2001

Information about manufacturers of clothing/shoes/glasses, wedding attire, patterns for making your own clothing, U.S./European size conversion info, and clothing for big kids had been split off into a new FAQ: Clothing for Big Folks: U.S., Part 3.


SECTION A: FAQ about clothing for big folks in the U.S., Part 2

SECTION B: Information about this FAQ

SECTION A: FAQ about clothing for big folks in the U.S.

A1) Where can I find clothing and shoes? Part 2: Companies beginning with the letters L-Z

This question contains an alphabetized list of large-size clothing/shoes retailers beginning with the letters L-Z. 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
	Note: All of the outlets make midsize clothing (1X-3X, women's
	sizes 16-28), except as noted in the listings. Not all outlets
	make clothing in all sizes in that range, however.
[supersize]	4X or 5X or bigger, women's size 30 and up
[petite]	Petite women's sizes
[tall]		Tall women's sizes
[custom]	Does custom work

Type of clothing
[accessories]	Jewelry, belts
[casual]	Slacks, nice shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses
[career]	Suits
[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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	20 E 14th Street
	New York, NY 10011
	212 620 0822
	Another $10 store with a large section of extra size and plus
	clothing. Most clothes are $5 and $10. Examples of "finds" are
	hooded ponchos in 3x for $10,  a white eyelet long sleeved
	blouse size 3x for $6 and both a rayon and a demim A line jumper
	for $10. This is part of a 15 store chain in NYC. Always
	pleasant surprizes when you come in. 

LL Bean
	Freeport, ME 04033
	Phone: (800) 221-4221
	Web site:
	Women's sizes to 20 (as of Mar 00, a very small selection of
	women's items go to 3X).  Men's pants to 46 in some styles
	(inseam sometimes to 36), shirts and jackets to XXL Tall in some
	styles. Shoes in wider sizes. Great quality. Service varies.
	Some clothing runs small, especially pants/tops, not so much
	outerwear, which is cut for layering. 

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][supersize][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

Land's End
	1 Land's End Ln.
	Dodgeville, WI 53595
	Phone: (800) 356-4444
	Web site:
	Land's End offers an increasing percentage of their clothing
	styles in larger sizes (men's to 3X, women's to 26 except
	bathing suits to 24). Items in larger sizes are not listed in
	all their catalogs but are available in a separate department on
	the web site. Some shoes in wide widths. Quality is good, prices
	inexpensive to moderate. Phone service is good (service reps
	have all the clothing measurements on screen). Web site has a
	staggering array of sales with great prices, but it can be
	difficult to find what you're looking for. Shipping is fast.
	I've heard rumors that they offer some clothing in sizes up to
	5X but only over the phone. This clothing may only be available
	if you are ordering a quantity of specially printed items. 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.

Lane Bryant Stores
	Web site:
	Mall store owned by The Limited. Not affiliated with the Lane
	Bryant catalog. Trendy clothing. Not cheap unless you buy on
	sale. Sizes to 28 or 32. Some people have problems with the
	quality and fit, others are happy with their clothing.
	Selections and sizes vary a lot by location -- not every store
	gets every kind of item -- e.g., one branch told me they were
	not offering swimsuits but the branch at a nearby mall would be.
	They use mid-size models in their advertising. A saleswoman at a
	Lane Bryant store wrote that she is grateful they offer jobs to
	plus-size women when most retail stores will not, and she finds
	the attitude at Lane Bryant fat-positive. Jan 00: One woman
	wrote "My perception is that they are...not carrying as wide a
	size range as they used to. At least in Utah I rarely see sizes
	over 26 any more." 

Large Lovely Lady
[catalog] [wedding] [supersize] [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."

Lebow Brothers Clothing for Men and Boys
	178 Linden Street
	Diehl's Plaza
	Wellesley, MA 02181
	Phone: (617) 431-7194, (800) 814-2229
	Web site:

	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.  

Linda's Classic Woman
	139 E. Chicago Blvd.
	Tecumseh, MI
	Phone: (517)423-7155
	Classic women's clothing

Lingerie at Large
	161 Carousel Mall 
	San Bernadino Ca 92401
	Phone: 909-885-5611
	Fax: 909-624-2288
	Web site:
	Catalog $5 (comes with $5 coupon)
	Sizes to 4X (a few items to 5X). Also sells Danskin Plus. The
	web site uses large models. Bras to 52DDD. Longline bras and
	bridal corselettes. Half-slips, camisoles, bra liners, teddy and
	bra extenders, and strapless bras, teddies, baby dolls,
	garterbelts, gowns, open bust and glow in the dark teddies. 

Long Elegant Legs 
	PO Box 1290
	Somerville, NJ  08876
	Phone orders: (800) 344-2225 
	Customer service: (800) 344-2235 
	Fax: (908) 359-0691 
	Clothes for tall women, up to size 22.  

Lord & Taylor
	Department store.
	Web site: (lists phone numbers of stores) 
	Good plus-size department.

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

[single][New York][women][outdoors][sportswear]
	1109 second Ave, between 58th and 59th streets
	new york, new york 10022
	Phone: 212-758-8216 
	Fax: 212-758-8673 
	Web site:
	Workout wear for women in a variety of sizes, reportedly
	reasonably priced. Currently only one retail location, with more
	planned in 2001. No web ordering but you can sign up to be
	notified when Lucy opens more retail stores. Mar01

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MTF Geriatrics
	PO Box 320
	Ellis, KS  67637
	Phone: (913) 726-4807
	Dresses, slips/camisoles, skirts, blouses -- clothing for folks
	with disabilities.

	Web site:
	Department store. Plus-size clothes in Macy's Woman section.
	Pricey, evening/career focus. Recommended that you get a
	"Personal Shopper," who can help if you have problems. Sizes up
	to 24. Jockey For Her underwear to size 12 or 13.

Madame X Lingerie
	3023 N. Clark St., Suite 271R
	Chicago, IL 60657
	Catalog $5
	Lingerie to 4X (24).

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. "Over the last few catalogs, I've
	noticed quite a bit of improvement" (in stylishness of
	clothing). Website reported not to work with Macintosh browers.

Marianne Plus
	Mall store.
	Funky clothes at reasonable prices. Cool urban fashion.

Marian's Full Figure Designs
	385 W. Marigold
	Altadena, CA  91001
	Phone: (213) 681-5845
	Catalog $2 (refunded with first order)
	Tops, shirts, stirrup pants.

	PO Box 1117
	Santa Maria, CA 93456
	Phone: (800) 462-4447
	Lingerie in sizes 1X-4X. A little pricey.

	Discount store.  
	Hit or miss, but sometimes they have good stuff. 

Marshall Field's
	Department store. Sizes to 24-28. Not bad in price if you hit a
	sale. Quality and selection varies by location.

Maryland Square
	Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1567
	Phone 800 274 7196
	Women's shoes. Secure online ordering. Wide range of sizes, styles.

	601 Twelfth St.
	PO Box 10088
	Lynchburg, VA  24506-0088
	Phone: (800) 4-MASSEY
	Women's shoes up to size 14 in a variety of widths.

	San Francisco, CA
	Limited selection of larger clothes (sizes 12-22). If their
	style matches yours, you'll be in heaven.

McB's Shoes
	715 Market St.
	San Francisco, CA 94103
	Phone: (415) 546-9444, (415) 957-9988
	Sizes 6-13, AAAAA-EE.

	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."
	Online site associated with Mode magazine, featuring clothes you
	can find in the magazine. Sizes to 24. Clothes tend to be

Modern Woman
	This store has been subsumed by Catherine's (see the US Clothing
	FAQ part 1).

More To Hug
	Phone: (800) 850-8525
	Web site:
	Stores in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo, CA. 

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

	702 West Melinda Lane
	Phoenix, Arizona 85027
	Phone: 720-344-9250
	Fax: 623-582-9854
	T-shirts up to men's and women's 6x, plain or with a variety of
	slogans printed on them. Quality of t-shirts is excellent, and
	they also do custom screenprinting for a very reasonable price
	and a small minimum order. They have supersize cotton t-shirts
	in colors!

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). 

[single][New York][women][casual][evening]
	132 Thompson St NY, NY 10012
	Phone: 212-505-7768

Nancy Lawrence
	Edina, Minnesota
	Phone: (612) 925-9305
	Pricey boutique, sizes 14-26. 

Nancy's Choice
	Indianapolis, IN  46201
	Misses' sizes 10-20, women's sizes 36-46, also shoes.

National Wholesale Co.
	400 National Blvd.
	Lexington, NC  27294
	Phone: 910-249-0211 (orders only), 910-249-4202
	Fax: 910-249-9326
	Pantyhose by the dozen at reasonable prices. Several
	queen-size styles. Non-run pantyhose in large (up to 200 lbs).

Naturally Yours
	PO Box 86481
	Portland, OR  97286
	3405 SE 63rd St.
	Portland, OR  97206
	Phone: (503) 777-1027
	Leggings in sizes 1X-4X.

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.

New Look
	Phone: (800) 998-1985
	Tall and BBW.

New Mode
	One incarnation is in the Plaza Camino Real Mall in Carlsbad CA 
	Hip, trendy clothing to size 22. 

Newport News
	Avon Lane
	Hampton, VA  23630-1244
	Phone: (800) 688-2830, (804) 827-9000 (customer service)
	Formerly Avon Fashions. Casual clothes. Some of their stuff goes
	up to size 16, 18, 20, 2X.

Nicole Summers
[catalog] [career] [casual] [evening] 
	PO Box 3003
	Winterbrook Way
	Meridith, NH 03253-3003
	Phone: 800-642-6786
	Sizes to 26

	Catalog info:
	PO Box 91018
	Seattle WA 98111-9118
	Phone: (800) 285-5800, (206) 215-7100 (outside US and Canada)
	Fax: (800) 285-7288, (208) 215-7288 (outside US and Canada)
	TDD: (800) 285-7344
	Web site: 
	Department store is upscale, service oriented. Plus-size clothes
	in Encore department. This is a *great* place to find large
	shoes, especially for women. They will move heaven and earth to
	find a fit! They have a new plus-size catalog that uses large
	You can put in your size, the width, and the type of shoe you're
	looking for. The search engine will return all styles that fit
	that description.

Not A Small World
	Monica Francisco
	1527 Cypress Street
	Walnut Creek, CA  94596
	Phone: (925) 933-7592
	Fax: (925) 933-7592
	Plus size only consignment shop, sizes 14-4X. Designer labels.
	Layaways and 24-hour approvals. Consignment split 50/50.  

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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.

Old Pueblo Traders
[catalog] [casual] [petite] [women] [lingerie] [shoes]
	Palo Verde at 34th St
	PO Box 27800
	Tucson, AZ 85726-7800
	Phone: (520) 747-5000
	Catalog $2 

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". 

Orchard Corset Discount Center
[internet][single][New York][overseas][women][lingerie][costume]
	Orchard Corset Center 
	157 Orchard Street 
	New York, NY 10002
	Phone: 877-2OR-CHARD; (212) 674-0786
	Web site:
	Many kinds and brands of lingerie, sizes to 54-I. Also
	theatrical, costume and period items. "They've been in business
	about 70 years and pride themselves on being able to fit just
	about anyone." But: "I was VERY unhappy with Orchard Corset
	Center. I ordered panties from them over the phone. I said a
	size 17. When they arrived they were a size 13. I returned them
	immediately, but they refused to credit my account."

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

----- P -----

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.

Payless Shoes
	Inexpensive shoes. Wide sizes. 

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.

Persephone Plus
        2801 Ocean Park Blvd. PMB 366
        Santa Monica, CA 90405
        "Gothwear to die for, and I'm not even gothy." Sizes up to bust
        62, waist 52, hip 64, and custom sizes.

	Pryor, Oklahoma. 
	Phone: 918.825.6152. 
	Wholesale supplier of large-size t-shirts. Marilyn Wann: "I like
	them the best of all the t-shirt companies I've used for
	FAT!SO?. They recently instituted a $200 minimum for orders."

Phoenix Big and Tall
	Has merged with Repp Big & Tall (listed below).

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.

Prairie Rose Lingerie
	New addresses:
	Vendredi Enterprises
	1030 E. El Camino Real #314 Sunnyvale, CA 94087
	PO Box 70817 Sunnyvale, CA 94086
	Phone: 408-739-4192
	Fax: 408-739-4192
	Catalog $10 (refunded with $50 order)
	Lingerie in sizes 40-46, variety of colors, fabrics, and
	styles. Large-size models.

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.

Pretty Plus Plus
[single][New York][women][consignment]
	Madison Ave, around 90th St.
	Manhattan, NY
	Phone: (212) 427-4724
	Consignment store with good large-size clothing.  

Pretty Woman Plus
	Peoria, IL
	Good quality, somewhat expensive.  

[single][North Carolina][women][casual]
	Durham, NC
	Ethnic clothes up to size 24 or so.

	2020 South Bascom Avenue, #C
	Campbell, CA  95008
	Phone: (408) 377-3370
	Fax: (408) 377-7090
	Consignment store. Carry assortment of large-size catalogues.
	Will look for a particular item for a customer and call them
	if it comes in. Consignor is paid 50% of the sale price for
	new items (with their original tags) and 40% on "gently used"
	items. 2 sales per year.

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	QVC (one of the home shopping television channels) offers
	high-quality clothing at (usually) good prices. The Forgotten
	Woman (see retail for women) hosts shows on QVC, as does August
	Max Woman. Other names sold include Le Chute, DVFurstenberg,
	etc. About 90% of the clothing lines they sell include plus
	sizes (to 3X/26-28). They deliver within 5 working days and have
	a "no questions asked" 30-day money-back return. They also have
	large-size models working right alongside thin models. On the
	jewelry end of things, they usually offer rings up to size 10,
	and they occasionally have the longer bracelets. 

Queen of Hearts
	19 Merrick Ave.
	Merrick, NY 11566
	Phone: (516) 377-1357
	Catalogue $5
	Sizes 14-22/24

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Rainy County Knit Wear
	PO Box 7852
	Everett, WA  98201-0852
	Phone: (206) 653-7189
	Custom-made sweaters.
	Phone: 877 900 7325 (toll free)
	Web site:
	Mid-size clothing from several designers including Delta Burke.
	Some items to size 28/3X. Prices very reasonable. Also watches,
	exercise videos. Nov 99

	3740 East 34th St.
	Tuscon, AZ  85713-5305
	Phone orders: (800) 362-8420 
	Customer service: (602) 748-8600 
	Catalog $1
	Bras up to sizes F & G.  Connected with Intimate Appeal.

Rennar Boutique
[catalog][internet][single][New Jersey][women][supersize][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.

Rocky Mountain Clothing
	Phone: (800) 688-4449
	Call to find a location in your area where they sell this
	company's jeans and blouses. Currently sizes up to 26, soon up
	to 30.

	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. 

	Discount store (Midwest and West Coast) with selection of large
	sizes, 14-28. Selection can be spotty. 

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 Resources
	Vendredi Enterprises
	New address:
	1030 E. El Camino Real #314 Sunnyvale, CA 94087
	POBox 70817 Sunnyvale, CA 94086
	Phone: 408-739-4192
	Fax: 408-739-4192
	Information and source directory for large folks. Information
	on clothing, shoes, and much more. This is not a catalog, but
	a book -- cost is $29.95.

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.

Ruthie's Big Galz Boutique
	1307 First St.
	Napa, CA  94559
	Phone: (707) 255-7737, (800) 655-7738
	Fax: (707) 255-8789

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Saks Fifth Avenue "Salon Z"
	Beautiful silk and cotton nightwear. "Pricey, definitely, but
	they carry *quality* - Tomatsu, Jones, etc.  And they have good

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: 1-877-248-9567 
	Fax: 1-407-469-4766 
	Swimwear, $79.95 for a three piece set (shorts, bra & top).
	Pieces may also be purchased separately. Secure online ordering.
	Midsize models. Sizes for tops and shorts to 48" bust, 58" hips
	(sizes for bras to 48" bust). 

	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).

Semi Q Fashions
	Phone: (213) 623-9713

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.

	Indianapolis, IN

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."

Sizes Unlimited
	See The Avenue in part 1.

Sizes Woman
	See The Avenue in part 1.

The Smart Saver
	PO Box 105
	Wasco, IL  60183-0105
	Bras up to size 48DD.  Reasonably priced.  

Smart Size
	See The Avenue in part 1.

Snapdragon Studios
        2066 Clinton Street
        Buffalo, NY  14206
        Sweats and t-shirts in a variety of original printed designs,
        sizes 2X to 10X. Large section of Christian-theme designs. Also 
        custom t-shirts.

	Phone: 800-735-4994 
	Comfortable well made shoes in a wide range of sizes. Expensive
	but long lasting. They also have a few clothing articles that
	are plus sized and things like back supports and support hose.

SoHo Woman on the Park
[single][New York][women]
	32 West 40th Street
	New York, NY 10018
	Located in Manhattan. Carries sizes from 14 to 26. The clothes
	are reported to be "beautiful and unusual," "one-of-a-kind...
	non-restricting and in luscious fabrics that are especially
	designed and lot-dyed by the owner, Penny Healey."

	PO 182555
	Columbus, OH 43218-2555
	Automated order line: 800-448-7070 (must be current customer)
	New customer satisfaction: 800-474-5555
	Order questions: 800-706-7600
	Catalog requests: 800-345-4500
	Web site:
	They offer a line of midsize clothing for women called "For
	You." Their retail "For You" stores no longer exist. Some men's
	items to 2X. They use thin models.

Spencer's Gifts
	Mall store.
	Halloween costumes in plus sizes.

Stage Clothes USA
	Web site:
	Lingerie and sex toys for regular and plus-size women to 4X.
	Torso extenders (they snap onto the crotch area of a teddy and
	add 4"-6" length), choker extenders, and chain bra extenders.
	They use large models in the large-size section of their web

Stan's King Size Men's Shop
	7428 University Ave.
	La Mesa, CA 91941
	Phone: (619) 469-0336
	Some very large sizes.

Stormy Leather
	1158 Howard Street 
	San Francisco, CA 94103  
	Phone: (415) 626-1672
	Web site:
	Manufactures, wholesales, and retails fetish attire and sex
	toys. Leather, lingerie, and fetish wear in sizes to 6X (sizes
	run small -- 6x corresponds to 52-inch bust, 44-inch waist, and
	54-inch hips). Dildo harnesses to 60-inch hip. Pricey and well
	made. A variety of other stores stock their merchandise; see
	their web site for more information.

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.

Stuarts Plus 
	Mall store.
	Owned by the people who own Stuarts. Trendier and cheaper than
	Lane Bryant. 

Styleplus Catalogue
	1201 North Dearborn Parkway 
	Suite 134 
	Chicago, IL 60610 
	Phone: (800) 34-STILE
	Beautiful lingerie, photographed on large models.

Sue Brett
	Dept. A
	Indianapolis, IN  46207
	Sportswear, dresses, lingerie, shoes, in misses' 10-24,
	women's 34-52, and half sizes.

Suits Me Swimwear
	2377 Deltona Blvd.
	Spring Hill, FL  34606
	Phone: (904) 666-1485
	Bathing suits designed to fit all sizes of folks. Easy to put on
	and take off -- They are tie-on wraparound swimsuits that can be
	fastened either as a one-piece suit or as a bikini. Four sizes:
	up to 60 lbs, 60-120 lbs, 120-250 lbs, and 250+ lbs.

Sula and the Snapdragon
	393 Commercial Street
	Provincetown, MA  02657
	Phone: (508) 487-7200
	Nice clothes up to 3X.

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.

Syd & Sam
	Web site:
	Outlet store. Variety of sizes and manufacturers, including Onyx
	Night, We Be Bop. Some areas under construction. Nov 99

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][supersize][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. 
	Discount chain. Swimsuits up to about 24. Inexpensive.
	Reasonable selection of big and tall men's clothing (up to about

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

TenBucTees Novelty Shirt Company
	58 Hawley Street 
	Buffalo, NY 14213-1053
	T-shirts to 10X (86" hip). Iron on transfer designs, many
	categories. Secure online ordering via PayPal. Reasonable
	shipping costs. You can get your photo on a T-shirt. Also runs
	auctions on eBay and

Ten Plus Shoes
	13450 Ventura Blvd 
	Sherman Oaks, CA  91423
	PH :  818 - 386 - 1001
	FAX: 818 - 386 - 1025 
	Ladies shoes up to size 14 W (web store). Retail store also
	carries size 15 and very narrow and very wide sizes. Spike
	heels, fetish boots, sandals, casual shoes, pumps. Online
	ordering is not secure.

Terry Precision Cycling.
	1657 East Park Rd
	Macedon, New York 14502
	Phone: 800-289-8379, 315-986-2103 
	Fax: 315-986-2104 
	Size range up to 28W (53" bust 46" waist 57" hip) and men's size
	2X. Tops and bottoms for cycling and other
	sports, in high-tech fabrics, some in cute prints, pictured on
	plus-size models. The "commuter sportskort" looks especially
	cool: it's a polyester microfiber wrap-around skirt (3-4" above
	the knee) over a pair of quality bicycle shorts with 8" inseam;
	at $80, it's pricey, though. A bicycle seat called "chubby
	cheeks" for wider people. Comments: expensive but high-quality
	stuff; limited plus-size line at this time (April 2001). 
	Let's call 'em and write 'em and encourage them to carry more

The Big Page
	Web site:
	"Big and tall men's one stop Internet shop." Links to a number of online 
	retailers of big and/or tall men's clothing, shoes, and accessories.

	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

Today's Proud Women
	Mail returned 4/97

Today's Woman
	Chain of stores in Florida (mostly). They carry Exquisite Form
	bras, midsize clothing, and some accessories. Somewhat pricey,
	but the discount rack has bargains. Clothing ranges from
	sportswear to semi-formal. Swimsuits and a limited selection of
	lingerie. They use larger size models in their store

	New mall store and Internet catalog for plus sized younger
	women, by the company that operates Hot Topic mall stores.
	Street, club and casual wear for sizes 14-26 (54" bust 47" waist
	57" hips). Lingerie, jewelry, belts, shoes, hats. Stores
	currently in CA, CO, MA, MD, NE. April 2001. 
	460 Park Avenue, 11th Floor
	New York, NY 10022
	Phone: 866 250 turn (8876)
	Fax: 212-223-1146
	Catalog for plus junior sizes 14 to 24. (52" bust 45" waist 54"
	hip) "Offers large-size clothing from brands including One Step
	Up, Tag Rag, Zana-di, L.A. Movers and Paris Blues. The styles
	include V-neck T-shirts, asymmetrical skirts, denim jackets,
	pajamas and a smattering of accessories, with most prices
	running less than $50." Will also offer their own brand. Midsize
	models on web site.

2 Cute Lingerie
	Lingerie from Intimate Attitudes in sizes up to 51" bust, 43"
	waist, 53" hips. Secure online ordering.

Two Girls and a Garage 
	T-shirt Company offering T-shirts with Fat Liberation,
	Vegan-ism, and Queer messages. The really rad thing is that you
	can get the T-Shirts and ink in any combination of colors that
	they have available. The T-shirts and baseball jerseys go up to
	a size 4X. The Ringer, hoodie, and long sleeve Ts go up to a
	size 2X. Also patches, buttons, bumper stickers. No online

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. Good sales. "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. 

Unique Feet 
	1725 Montgomery Highway Suite 117 Birmingham, AL 35244 
	Phone: 800-646-3338 
	Fax: 205-733-8843 
	Women's shoes in sizes 4-14 and widths 4A-EE. Mens sizes 6-18,
	widths AA-EEEE. No online ordering.

Urban Basics
	The Seasons Mall
	Avon, CO
	Phone: (970) 845-7820
	Now carries sizes 14-26. Seems to specialize in denim items.

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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

Value City 
	Chicago area 
	Carries large men's clothes up to 4X and women's clothes to
	about 24 or 26.  

Velvet Pear
	PO Box 74, Poultney, VT 05764
	Designer clothing at sale prices. Free shipping. Refunds are
	merchandise credit only. Items are photographed on hangers, not
	on models. Some item information is sketchy; email for further
	details/measurements. July 00

Vermont Country Store
	PO Box 3000
	Manchester Center, VT 05255-3000
	Phone: (802) 362-2400
	Web site:
	Slips, chafe shields, mumus, robes, float dresses. Sizes vary;
	some items to 28, most smaller. Good prices, good quality. They
	also sell 100% cotton mid-thigh panties which do a good job of
	preventing chafing and protecting stockings.

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.

Village East at Gottschalks
	Most malls with Gottschalks have a Village East next door; it's
	their large women's department. Though the prices are a little
	steep, they have nice evening wear. Accessories but no shoes.
	Some undergarments (mostly slips) and granny nighties; no cute
	lingerie. Lots of separates.  

Vivian Young
	9291 Greenwich Dr
	Huntington Beach, CA 92615-8333
Votta's Wearable Art
	PO Box 243
	Wilmington, IL  60481
	Catalog $2 (refunded with first order)
	Large-size bangles and bracelets.

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W & M's Fantasy Fashions
	5664 Sandylake-Polk Rd
	Sandylake, PA  16145
	Phone: (412) 376-7057
	Fax: (412) 458-7631
	Catalog $3.
	Lingerie and clothing up to size 4X.

	6310 Nancy Ridge Drive, #101 
	San Diego, CA 92121
	Phone: (800) 445-2209
	Men's and women's walking shorts and activewear up to 2XL.
	Tell them you want larger sizes!

	Some large size clothing up to 24 or 26, including lines by
	Richard Simmons and Kathie Lee. Large size t-shirts, shorts, and
	sweatpants. Inexpensive men's pants (cotton and polyester
	slacks, jeans) up to size 50.  Swimwear to size 25. Everlast
	plus-size sports bras. July 00

[catalog][single][New Hampshire][swimwear]
	Riverview Mill
	Wilton, NH  03086
	Phone: (800) 321-SUIT
	Aquatic fitness wear, chlorine resistant fabric, sizes to 28.

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.

Wedding Place
	Fort Wayne IN
	Boutique. One bride-to-be called them up to make an appointment
	and told them of her encounter with fatphobic salespeople at a
	local wedding chain. When she arrived for her appointment, a BBW
	saleswoman was waiting for her. She was very pleased with the

	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.

Welfare Warriors
	Non profit organization offers T-shirts in sizes from xl to 6xl.
	The logo says "Motherwork IS Work." $15 & $10.

Westport Woman
	Chain in California, possibly elsewhere.
	One in Folsom and one in Vacaville.
	Very nice clothes, from good blue jeans through handmade
	sweaters and good suits. Reasonable prices.

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.

Willow Ridge
[casual] [career] [catalog] [midsize]
	421 Landmark Dr
	Wilmington, NC 28410
	Phone: (800) 388-8555, (800) 388-2012 customer service

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." 

Winter Silks
	2700 Laura Ln.
	PO Box 620130
	Middleton, WI  53562
	Phone: (800) 648-7455
	Web site:
	Silk long johns, shorts, robes, and so on. Some styles up to
	unisex (men's) 2X. A few styles up to women's 3X. Call and ask
	for more large sizes. 

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

Wisotta Trader 
	Phone: 800-833-6421  
	They have a good variety of walking shoes, both men's and
	women's, in wide widths.
        9663 Santa Monica Blvd.
        Beverly Hills, CA 90210
        Discount price, high quality suits and hats, special occasion to
        business. Supposedly up to size 34 (66" bust, 56" waist, 70"
        hip), but the largest size on web site as of November 2002 was
        size 28. Web site uses thin models. Ships to US and Canada.

Woman's World
	Mall store.
	They carry women's petites and sizes up to 26.

WorkAbles for Women
	Oak Valley
	Clinton, PA  15026-0214
	Phone: (800) 826-9317
	Cold weather wear up to size 20W or 22W. Call and ask for larger
	sizes. They sell, among other things, long underwear, polar
	pants, wind pants, and wool pants with access panels so that
	using the bathroom in the wilderness does not require baring

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. 

XL Collection Plus
	Box 20511
	Rochester, NY  14602
	Fashion resource guide.

XTC Leather of NY Limited
	120 Nancy St., Unit E
	West Babylon, NY 11704
	Phone: (516) 643-3030
	Fax: (516) 643-3510
	Leather lingerie in sizes up to 3X. They are a wholesale
	operation and will not sell to individuals. You might be able to
	call them to see if anyone near you carries their stuff.
	"Quality is mediocre- to pretty decent, BUT their large-size
	body template wears a B cup and so *all* of their plus stuff
	comes in 1X, 2X, 3X B. This (obviously) doesn't work well for
	those of us in 40Ds."

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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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	8824 Shirley Ave., #15
	Northridge, CA 91324
	Phone: (800)909-4ZAF (4923) or (818)775-9606
	Fax: (818)775-9603
	Offers clothing by several designers. Much of the clothing is in
	sizes to 8X.

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

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