This article is from the FAQ, by Stef Jones (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
Saks Fifth Avenue "Salon Z"
Beautiful silk and cotton nightwear.
PO Box 1397
Sausalito, CA 94966
Phone: (415) 898-5683, (800) UR-SALLY
Sexy lingerie, up to size 4X (24W-26W). Bustiers, panties,
stockings, garters, catsuits, French maid's outfits. Torso and
back extenders. Some leather and swimwear. Some reports say it
is expensive and some of their stuff is tacky. Others say that
the items they've gotten were good quality, attractive, and
reasonably priced. They use large models. They also sell out of
their stock store in Novato.
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.
Men's camping, outdoors, and regular clothes up to size 8X.
3903 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 547-5181
539 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (415) 324-3511
Web site: http://www.sayswho.com (under construction)
Very nice clothes. Somewhat expensive. Mostly casual. Some
PO Box 1931-R
Sausalito, CA 94966
Natural fiber clothing.
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: 800-948-8800 (catalog ordering)
Web site: http://www.sears.com/
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
8967 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33024
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
3870 Crenshaw Blvd, #781
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Lingerie up to 5X.
340 Poplar St.
Hanover, PA 17333-0069
5 Avery Row
Roanoke, VA 24012-8567
Phone: (800) 852-2822
As of spring 97, Silhouettes offers some items in sizes up to
34. Some petites. Pricey, but good variety of stylish, young
clothes. They often have items on back order, and the back orders
take from 3 weeks to 3 months to fill. Service is reported to
be prompt other than that. If you're in a hurry, this is probably
not a great place to order from. They use thin models. There
have been several complaints about their use of poor quality
fabrics and clothing arriving with tears, stains, etc.
Sister Sister Ladies Plus Size Fashion
660 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 243-4392
Outlet store, good prices, a little hit or miss.
One store: 1-215-365-0499
Also called The Avenue in some malls. Owned by The Limited,
which also owns the Lane Bryant stores. Casual to elegant clothing
in sizes up to 32 and 4X. One woman says: "I'm 6'1" and usually
wear a 30/32, I find a lot of stuff I can wear to work [...]
shorter skirts, short dresses, and they even have some styles
of pants in three different lengths." Pantyhose runs smaller.
Fashionable. Large-size lingerie, underwear, petites, and proper
denim jeans. Wide shoes sizes 6W-12W -- good selection of leather
flats, some mid-size heels. Reasonably priced. Good sales.
Merchandise is different from store to store.
Bright, beautiful clothes, nice clerks, reasonable prices.
The Smart Saver
PO Box 105
Wasco, IL 60183-0105
Bras up to size 48DD. Reasonably priced.
SoHo Woman on the Park
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."
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: http://www.spiegel.com
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.
Halloween costumes in plus sizes.
Stage Clothes USA
Web site: http://www.stageclothes.com/
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.
1158 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 626-1672
Web site: http://www.stormyleather.com/
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). Pricey and well made. A variety of other stores
stock their merchandise; see their web site for more
Stout Men's Shop
59 Temple Pl.
Phone: (617) 542-5397
Slacks on the rack up to 92". Swimsuits. Great selection.
Worldwide mail order. Suits that go up to size 70 (and higher
Owned by the people who own Stuarts. Trendier and cheaper than
Strom's Big & Tall Clothiers
5801 San Pablo Ave.
Phone: (510) 653-3198
Women's clothing (sizes 12-26) and men's clothing.
1201 North Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (800) 34-STILE
Beautiful lingerie, photographed on large models.
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.
PO Box 7767
Redlands, CA 92375
Phone: (909) 792-7014
Fax: (909) 792-5060
Original fun fashions, sizes 1X-6X.
Sweet Dreams Intimates
81 Route 111
Smithtown NY 11787
Phone: (516) 462-9097
Bras 34B to 60H. Swimwear to 26. Lingerie sizes 1X-6X.
PO Box 340
819 Front St
Gibbon, NE 68840
Phone: (308) 468-5156
Sizes up to 60 or 70. 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).
Stores in Bellevue and Seattle.