Vintage and Pin-Up Style Shopping Directory
alight - this young and trendy,
plus-size shop carries a variety of labels attractive to the more
artsy or bohemian fashionista. Look for designers like Blue
Plate with wonderful all-cotton world prints and styles, but be
careful since many labels (such as Blue Plate) are junior plus
sizing and run smaller than women's plus sizes. Plus-sizes
available up to 5X.
Ashro - carries a wonderful selection of
artsy skirts, sets, tops and more, in addition to more ethnic and Afro-Centric
fashions. Sizes up to 26.
Avenue is introducing more and
more styles with an artsy or bohemian edge to them along with their
contemporary to trendy styles. Particularly good peasant top
and maxi dress selection in the resort season and warmer months.. Sizes up to
Bedford Fair carries affordable
clothes for the everyday woman. Often can find things like
peasant skirts, embroidered tops and sweaters in this shop, in among
the more classically inspired basics. Sizes available up to
carries upscale designer labels with a bohemian flair in fine
fabrics like cotton, linen and silk. Look for names like
Johnny Was, Love Addy, Anna Scholz, T Bags, and Melissa Masse to name
a few. Sizes up to 24W.
Catherine's has long built
their plus and super size specialty business on the tastes and
styles of women who like bold prints and colors, artsy and whimsical
details. Sizes from 16-34W. Plus petites available in select
carries Goth, Retro, Vintage and Rockabilly style fashion in sizes
up to 28W.
Chico's carries a selection of
quality, contemporary fashion with clean, modern lines and artistic
details in natural fibers, appropriate for casual, work and dressier
occasions. Good travel knit collection also. Sizes available
up to 22W.
Citron is a beautiful artsy,
silk designer collection characterized by kimono jackets, tunics and
pants. Sizes up to 3X.
Creek - distinctive, contemporary
style clothing with an artsy to contemporaryedge for women who appreciate quality and unique details.
If you like artisan jewelry and belts, great spot for those too.
Excellent selection of dresses, jackets, skirts, tops and casual
wear in sizes up to 24W.
Deb Shops carries young, trendy
fashion. Current trends include some peasant and BoHo styles
appealing to artier style types. Sizes up 24W.
Dillard's carries upscale
fashion with a trendy to bohemian flair in wonderful fabrics like
cotton and silks from top labels and designers. Look for labels like
Peter Nagard, MSSP and Karen Kane. Sizes up to 24W.
Eileen Fisher is one of the
most popular brands of upscale, natural fiber clothing. Great
basic layering pieces to mix with artier prints from other labels.
Garments are often made of knit linen, silk, cotton or wool with
beautiful hand and drape. Sizes up to 3X.
carries retro and pin up style tops, skirts, dresses and
tunics with many made from cool cottons. Everything
available up to 6X.
trendy, contemporary and BoHo English style to the
American plus-size market with tribal prints, crochet,
peasant tops, maxi dresses and more in sizes 12-28W.
Figuresque is a small,
trendy independent plus-size boutique that often carries romantic
and artsy styles for sizes up to 6X.
Hips and Curves is primarily a
plus size lingerie merchant but they also carry goth and steampunk
fashion and accessories, in addition to an excellent selection of
corsets for period costuming. Sizes up to 6X.
Igigi is a plus-size specialty
designer that frequently creates style with sophisticated vintage
flair for work and special occasions. Sizes up to 32W.
Jessica London - this plus
specialty retailer keeps up with the trends, modified to more
wearable styles. Often has ethnic and Boho inspired options in
among the classics in plus-sizes up to 5X.
Johnny Was is a youthful, contemporary L.A. designer with a bohemian flair.
Details often include embroidery, beading and trims with natural
fabrics like cotton and silk. Sizes up to 3X. Select
styles are also frequently available at
Karen Kane is an upscale
designer label with an artistic flare. Fine fabrics like silks
and cottons use beautiful prints, embroidery and more. Sizes up to
Kiyonna designs styles
especially suited to plus-size figure. Lace dresses with a
vintage feel are a specialty. Sizes 12-32W.
Macy's has recently increased
it's plus size offerings to offer young, fresh, contemporary and
artsy styles. The top selection is particularly good here.
Look for their in-house label INC for fun prints and styles.
Sizes up to 3X.
often has both romantic, vintage inspired options and selections
with a more tribal and bohemian flair. Good selection of tops and
dresses. Women's sizes
available up to 3X.
Modcloth is a fabulous spot for
vintage and retro style indie fashion. Small runs from a
variety of designers in hard to find styles. New search
function makes finding options available in your size a snap.
Plus-sizes up to 4X.
Monroe & Main
carries contemporary style clothing
for work and play, some with unique artistic detailing like
appliqués and crochet trims. Excellent spot for tops and dresses. Plus-sizes available up to size 3X.
Nordstrom Plus-Size Shop
upscale department store
regularly offers more artsy fashions from designers like Tolani, Nic
& Zoe, Citron and Rachel Pally. Sizes
up to 24W.