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This article is from the FAQ, by Stef Jones (stef@bayarea.net) with numerous contributions by others.

A1) Where can I find clothing and shoes? B

B.A. Mason
1251 First Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-9981
Phone: (800) 457-9325, M-F 7-5 Central Time
Men's shoes up to 13EEE, women's shoes up to 12EE.

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: babybecoming@igc.apc.org or bbcatalog@babybecoming.com
Web site: http://www.babybecoming.com/
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.

Back to Basics II for plus sizes
1107 West Main St., #201
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 477-5669
Fax: (919) 477-6476
Small catalog of simple cotton and cotton-blend clothes and
underwear. Bike shorts, leggings, T-shirts, tights, socks,
underwear. Reasonable prices. Sizes 1X-4X.

Barbara Stone Designs
1800 Shasta St., Suite B
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (916) 246-1927

Barb's Large & Lovely
4928 Woodhaven, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 761-5311, (888) 761-5311
Email: Lingerfield@aol.com
Web site: http://www.bll.com
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
Email: barelynothings@worldnet.att.net
Web page: http://www.barelynothings.com
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 12/96]

Beautiful Skier
Phone: 800-638-3334
Ski wear in sizes 16-30.

Bedford Fair Lifestyles
421 Landmark Dr
Wilmington NC 28410
Phone (800) 964-1000
Inexpensive casual and career clothes. About 1/3 of the styles
are available in women's sizes up to 28.

Beloff's Women's World
192 West Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450

Betsy & Co.
PO Box 1911
Philadelphia, PA 19105-1911
Catalog $2.
Sizes 1X-3X.

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 Ass Sportswear (AKA Butson Company)
Out of business 4/97

Big Black Boots
Phone: (619) 298-1973
Custom and stock leather boots for women and men. Sizes 2A to
16EEE, heights from 11" to 38" and custom-fitted leg and foot.
I think they specialize in "mannish" styles: engineer boots,
western-style boots, logging boots, etc.

Big Clothes For Big Men
Freda Rosenberg, Freda's Secrets
PO Box 2765
Philadelphia PA 19118
Directory of big men's catalogs.

Big Day at the Beach
Phone: (909) 798-5228
Custom sizing. Good prices.

Big Guys
[single][New Jersey][catalog][men][supersize][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
2649 Vista Way #8207
Oceanside, Ca 92054
Web site: http://www.bigonbatik.com
E-mail: mclan@jps.net
Email your mailing address for brochure.
Owner Cathy Miller writes: "I 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. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind garment."

Big Shots
[single][New York][women][supersize][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 and
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.

The Big, the Bad & the Beautiful
Main store:
19225 Ventura Blvd,
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: (818) 345-3593, (800) 347-3593
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.

Birkenstock Authority
Phone: (800) 597-3338
Web site: http://www.birks4u.com/
Internet catalog of Birkenstock shoes. Free shipping. Many big
folks claim that Birkenstocks are good for wide feet.

Birkenstock Express
301 SW Madison St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone: (800) 451-1459 U.S. and Canada; (541) 758-7631 Other Countries
Fax: (541) 752-6313
Web site: http://www.footwise.com
Searchable "sale corner" for folks to find bargains in their
size. Repairs on Birkenstock products and can custom fabricate
footbeds for folks whose feet are wider than the "norm".

Blair Women's Wear
220 Hickory St
Warren, PA 16366
Phone: (800) 458-2000 (orders), 800-458-6057 (customer service)
Sporty, casual, and career stuff, very middle-of-the-road,
mostly poly and/or cotton, to size 26 (51" bust, 45" waist, 54"
hip). They use thin models.

Blue Victorian Big & Tall & Pinmania
1325 Columbus Ave. (near Fisherman's Wharf)
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 775-6909
Fax: (415) 346-4623
Two stores next to each other offer souvenir type printed and
embroidered T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and shorts in
extremely high quality cotton. Sizes up to 8X. T-shirt dresses
up to 22. T-shirts $15-$22, sweatshirts $25-$45. Nice to see a
funky tourist place catering to large folks.

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.

Web site: http://www.chron.com/ads/display/a/als/brides/bmpage.html
BridesMart has 16 Texas locations.

Brownstone Woman
685 Third Ave.
New York NY 10017-4024
Phone orders: (800) 221-2468
Customer service: (800) 322-2991
Sizes 14-28W. Somewhat expensive. They use thin models.
One person complained their sizing is inaccurate (too small),
some of their accessories are poor quality, and the colors in
the catalog photos were way off.

Bullock's Woman
Nice clothes, designer labels, good quality.

Burlington Coat Factory
Women's coats up to at least 30W. Inexpensive. Men's coats up to
4X or so. Some locations also offer career/casual wear.

Bust Stop
8270 E. 71st St.
Tulsa, OK 74122
Phone: (800) 858-3887
Catalog $2.
Bras up to 60-OO (double-O), including sports, strapless, and
maternity/nursing bras.

By Ro! Designs
New address: 567 W 5th St #1 San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 221-0059
Fax: (310) 221-0307
Email: byrodesign@aol.com
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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