This article is from the FAQ, by Stef Jones (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
PO Box 1482222
Chicago, IL 60614-8222
Catalog $3 (refunded with first order)
Lingerie up to size 4X.
In Full Swing
285 Sutter St., at Grant
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 433-1564
Phone: (617) 893-1986
Arizona Mail Order Company, Inc.
PO Box 27800
Tuscon, AZ 85726
Phone orders: (602) 747-5000
Customer service: (602) 748-8600
Connected with Regalia (see below) but better selection.
Somewhat tacky nightgowns, pajamas, loungewear in sizes small to
3X. Good selection of bras in bigger sizes, some styles up to
48G. Reasonably priced.
Irene's Fashions at Large
2939 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 483-1065
Pam Segalman is the owner. Irene's has been serving large women
for over 25 years. Sizes are 36-60. They carry everything from
career wear, evening wear, slacks, jeans, sweater, lingerie &
bras. Pam will ship items to customers.
It's A Secret Plus
PO Box 5001
Englewood, CO 80155-5001
Sexy lingerie, also oils, lotions, books, etc. Sizes 1X-6X.
507 E. 10th
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: (509) 624-4795
Bridal and bridal party gowns in sizes 2W-28W.
PO Box 2021
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2021
Phone: (800) 222-6161
Web site: http://www.jcpenney.com
Their regular catalog has some large-size clothing, in
particular maternity clothing. They fill orders in a few days.
They are good about returns. You can return catalog merchandise
to their stores. Some folks have had problems ordering from JC
Penney's large size and kids' catalogs (for example, one person
complained that many items are sold out before the catalog even
arrives). Others have had good experiences. Their outlet stores
have good sales on women's and men's and maternity clothing and
offer clothing in women's sizes 28-30 and up.
Bridal catalog (their larger stores have bridal departments).
Fashion Plus catalog
Women's jeans, casual and career dresses and separates,
suits, outerwear, swimsuits, leggings, and split slips.
Sizes 14W-34W, and also women's talls and petites.
Swimsuits up to size 26W. Several people say their sizes
run small. Report: "I think their quality is pretty
good. They have more what I would call dressey and
career type clothing and their spring issue also has
some ethnic prints. Their models, are a decent size,
bigger than some other women's catalog's models....they
also carry some of the Delta Burke Collection."
JC Penney's Big & Extra Tall Catalog
Basic men's clothes -- waists up to 60:, chests up to
64", necks up to 21", sizes to 4X or 5X. Dress slacks
with elastic or partially elastic waists.
Big Kids Catalog
Two catalogs a year (spring and fall), with girl's Plus
and Extra Plus sizes and boy's husky and shorter husky
sizes. Levi's Dockers, Union Bay, Bugle Boy, snow pants,
wind suits, denim and flannel shirts, the works. Fairly
Maternity outfits up to size 26, bras to 44DD,
maternity panties and pantyhose. Good quality, sized
well, somewhat limited selection, somewhat pricey.
J. Jill Ltd.
PO Box 3006
Meredith, NH 03253-3006
Phone: (800) 642-9989
Style described as "New England Country." About 2/3 of
merchandise is available in women's sizes to 28. Generous fit.
Dresses cost around $80 and two-piece items cost around $200.
Overnight shipping on in-stock items. Courteous service. One
woman wrote that she has worn their clothing for years. Another
wrote: "Sometimes they may not "upsize" their designs
correctly--for example, a sweater will be made wider for the
larger sizes, but not longer. Unfortunately, you never know when
you are going to have this problem, since they never use
plus-sized models in their catalogues." One woman wrote that the
clothing in the catalogs looked high-quality and "What I
especially liked was that most of the selections went from a
size 2 to size 3-4X--not special (read: uglier) selections for
larger sizes....They specialize in natural fibers and
comfort--slightly funky--yet definitely appropriate for work."
Chain of clothing stores located in RI, MA, CT, NY and FL.
Plus size department in every store. Clothing, lingerie, and
shoes. Inexpensive, sexy clothes.
JW Ramage Catalog (formerly Nightlines Plus)
1007 Oak Hill Road, Suite B,
Lafayette, CA 94549-3805
Phone: (800) 715-PLUS (7587), (510) 284-7528
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Web site: http://members.aol.com/jwramage
Lingerie and clothing in plus and supersizes; Danskin Plus; some
swimswuits. John Sun silks. Salon coat. Almost everything in the
catalog goes up to 4X, some up to 6X and larger. Boots in custom
calf sizes. Several folks commented on the pretty packaging and
helpful sales staff.
[chain] [casual] [career] [women]
PO Box 844
Jackson, MI 49204
Michigan department store with a plus size department. Pricey,
[catalog] [lingere] [supersize] [women]
PO Box 26458
Tucson, AZ 85726
Phone: (520) 746-9474
Bras to 76 and cups to Z
Jasco Uniform Co.
Phone: (800) 222-4445
Fax: (708) 291-7928
Uniforms in misses' sizes up to 20, women's sizes up to 32W/52,
unisex sizes up to 3XL. Women's scrubs up to 5XL (54-56). Men's
scrubs up to 5XL (chest 62-64, waist 56-58). They won't sell to
people in FL and five other states. UPS won't deliver for them.
Jean Nicole Plus
J. Lumarel Corp.
801 So. University Drive, Suite C-110
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: (800) 606-1816
Catalog $3 (refundable with order)
Longer length Y-necklaces in gold and silver.
Johansen Bros. Shoes
1915 W Main
Corning, AR 72422
Hard to find shoes 5-13, A-EE
John Sun Silks Design Center
1600 E 29th Street, Signal Hill, CA
Phone: (310) 989-1242
Handpainted silk clothing, one-of-a-kind, designer originals,
shirts, separates. Rather expensive. JW Ramage also offers some
of his designs.
S. 1314 Grand Se. 2-252; Spokane, Wa. 99202
Phone: 800-483-5598, 509-624-4795
Web page http://www.wasuper.net/judith
Two lines of bride and bridesmaid gowns, to size 28-30, priced
46 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 352-1777
Supersize as well as regular sized lingerie (wholesale to the
public). Example: royal blue silk camisole with beaded lace
applique in 5X is $5.99.
Junonia for Active Women
The Minnesota Building, Suite 216
46 East Fourth Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (800) 671-0175
Web site: http://www.Junonia.com/
Sportswear from Danskin and other brands. Swimwear to 4X. Bike
shorts, great sports bras, support panties, lots of T-shirts and
leggings, tennis skirt, and ski wear. All clothes available in
sizes 14-26; many items, and all of Junonia's own brand, to a
roomy size 32. Sports bras 38-48 DD, 46 EE/F. They say they will
be carrying sports bras to 50s. Good service (although one order
was not delivered when promised) and good quality. Their web
site offers discount specials.
Just Big Sportswear
4700 Rozzelles Ferry Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
T-shirts up to 10XL. Also sweats, dorm shirts, and hooded
Just My Size
PO Box 748
Rural Hill, NC 27098-0748
Phone orders: (800) 522-9567, (910) 635-3447
Customer service: (800) 522-0889
Web site: http://www.justmysize.com/
They don't ship to Canada.
Pantyhose up to super sizes. Some people have complained that
their pantyhose aren't sized right for pear shaped bodies, feel
rough against the skin, and tend to bag at the knees and ankles.
Bras: Bali, Playtex, JMS and other brands, up to 50DDD or so.
Panties to size 14. Inexpensive casual and sports clothes to 4X.
Their sweatshirts are generously sized and comfortable. Lately
the models seem to have been getting smaller, and haven't seen
any disabled models in the last few catalogs.
30 Tozer Rd.
PO Box 1020
Beverly, MA 01915-0720
Phone: (800) 767-6666
Sizes to 26