This article is from the FAQ, by Stef Jones (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
34 W 37th St
NY, NY 10018
Phone: (800) 288-6749
Bike shorts, leggings, sweatshirts, sweatpants, long and
short-sleeved T-shirts, jackets, and sports bras in sizes to 4X.
Clothes are well-made. They use large-size models. They don't
have a retail catalog, but they'll photocopy the plus-size pages
of their catalog for retailers and send them to you. (Danskin
sportswear is also available in a number of other large women's
clothing outlets, both retail and catalogs.) They pay shipping
for orders of $50 or more.
473 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 579-0479
Sizes 1X-5X, and custom sizes over 32. Good fabrics, nice
clothes, clothes run the gamut of prices.
National chain that carries large-size wedding and bridal party
dresses. One person had a very good experience with them.
PO Box 27206
2202 NE 115th
Seattle, WA 98125-1606
Phone: (800) 524-4949 (U.S./Canada), (206) 364-4540 (Seattle/overseas)
Fax (206) 364-0488
Web site: http://www.decentexposures.com/
Maternity/nursing bras and leisure bras which "look like outerwear,
have no hardware and are quite comfortable." Cup sizes AA to K
and band sizes 30-58 or so, and custom sizes. Bras come in cotton,
velour, and lycra and in a number of colors (they will send
swatches). Elastic is covered. Follow their special sizing
instructions. The sizes run large. Some women think the bras
aren't supportive enough; some love them. They also sell underwear
up to size 12 in several styles, cotton or lycra leggings and
T-shirts to 4X, and cotton nightshirts to size 67 hip. If you
don't like how something fits, they will adjust it for free.
Dehner Company, Inc.
3614 Martha St.
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone: (402) 342-7788
Fax: (402) 342-5444
Web site: http://www.dehner.com/
Custom boots for riding, Trooper boots, Wellingtons, chukkas,
laced or strap tank boots, and oxfords. Excellent quality. Boots
are all custom and can be ordered to fit any size foot or leg.
Also have a nice style of riding boot with buckles down the side
instead of pulling straight on --- great if you have arthritic
ankles that don't flex well. Everyone I've talked to who has
custom Dehner boots says that they will last forever. They
aren't cheap, but are well worth the price.
Desert Rain Mercantile Co.
4705 N. Sanders Road
Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: (800) 771-9771
T-shirts and pants with glittery Native American and
southwestern designs. T-shirts up to 5X, sweatshirts up to 4X.
Design by Batya
1200 Santee St. 208
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 746-7844
Web page: http://www.batya.com
Designs for "tall, large, big, and super" women in fabric and
leather. Ships internationally. Accepts special, wholesale, and
retail orders for coats, suits, blazers, skirts, pants and other
Designs by Phillippe
Caftans, loungewear, and evening wear in plus and supersizes.
110 1st Ave., West
Westhope, ND 58793-0266
Phone: (800) 222-8024
Casual, natural-fiber clothing for men and women in unique
designs and attractive colors; many styles flatter larger
figures and shapes. Reasonable prices and good quality. Order
tops and bottoms that you want to match at the same time and
indicate that you want cloth from the same dye lot. Sizing may
be more generous than the size chart indicates; the woman's L is
about an 18. Nearly all unisex items (and some women's items)
come in XXL. Nearly all women's items come in XL.
Web site: http://www.dion-jones.com/
555 W Roosevelt #7
Chicago, Il, 60607
Sizes to 7X, petite, average and tall. Coats, dresses, jackets,
pants, blouses. Web site uses large and older models. Moderate
Draper's & Damon's
17911 Mitchell Ave S
Irvine, Ca 92614-6015
Dream Big International
4427 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Catalog $3 (credited to first order)
Filmy night stuff.
1042 Washington Avenue, N.W.
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
8444-50 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
PO Box 16158
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
Web site: http://www.dreamdresser.com/
Catalog $10, refundable with first order.
Lingerie and sexplay wear for men and women, including stuff
made by Stormy Leather, in mostly regular sizes, but some items
go up to women's size 22. Web site uses thin models.
Dress Barn Woman
Seconds/discount store -- the large size version of Dress Barn.
Cheap to moderately priced.
Drysdales Western Wear
1555 N 107th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74116
Phone orders: (800) 444-6481, (617) 982-8681 (local/overseas)
Customer service: (800) 608-9800
Fax: (617) 982-8766
Web site: http://www.drysdales.com
Blue jeans, various styles and sizes, one style to 54-inch
waist. T-shirts to 2X. Cowboy and work boots, some to men's size