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LA’s Best Plus Size Stores For Women

March 23, 2011 12:05 AM

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If you’re a plus size gal, sometimes you may run into the “cute clothes” challenge. You know the one — not being able to find them! It seems like many stores and designers have forgotten that the “average” woman today is a dress size 14, making the plus size gal more “average” than ever. Here are six plus size stores where you can find 16 through 26.

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Torrid

Glendale Galleria
2162 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 240-3070
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Now this is a favorite for the trendy gal who loves popular culture and wants to stand out from the rest.  From dressy dresses to casual jeans, t-shirts and even voluptuous bathing suits you’ll find it all at Torrid with several locations throughout southern California.  Torrid doesn’t add a lot of silly ruffles, pleats or scary oversize prints.  It’s a great choice for teens too.

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Ashley Stewart

Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste 256
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 313-9170
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Ashley Stewart is the premier fashion retailer for the plus size urban woman and it’s truly an eclectic mix. It’s fashion forward and sexy. The fashion mix includes plus size jeans as well as the perfect pant, tops, bottoms, dresses and denim, all sized 29 to 32, not to mention accessories.

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Avenue

8748 Corbin Ave.
Northridge CA 91324
(818) 349-9615

The Avenue is a popular favorite with many a plus sized gal. You’ll find contemporary and classic plus size clothing, all made from high quality materials, up to size 32. Best of all, the store offers most of its clothes in plenty of different colors, so you can get more than one of the look that suits you best.

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Lane Bryant

Tampa Plaza
19338 Nordhoff St.
Northridge CA 91324
(818) 407-0240
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With locations throughout California and online shopping, Lane Bryant is a convenient choice for lots of shoppers. This store also carries a full variety of options, from casual clothing, dressy clothing, lingerie and even plus size shoes. Create an entire outfit or plan your season’s wardrobe all in one location; it really is that easy.

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J. Jill

Sherman Oaks Fashion Sq.
14006 Riverside Dr.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 905-0017
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This store is perfect for the plus sized gal who feels more comfortable in natural fabrics and fibers and longs for comfortable, casual clothing. That is not to say “sloppy” clothing. You’ll always look very put together and presentable wearing JJill. A high end store using the finest of fabrics in luscious colors, your wardrobe will last and last and last.

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Encore

Nordstrom Topanga (#341)
21725 Victory Boulevard
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 884-7900
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Encore at Nordstrom offers up-to-date fashion in sizes 14-24. Clothes are proportioned to fit and flatter curves. Encore offers versatile, high quality styles that can take you from work, to time off with family and friends, to special occasions with ease.

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Abundance

13604 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 990-6128
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Abundance is the only upscale boutique in greater Los Angeles for women size 12 and up. From Classic clothing – with a flair – to the unususal, fun and funky. From comfortable business to casual or dressy special occasion: Abundance has it all!

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Catherine’s

Loemann’s Plaza
19391 Victory Blvd.
Reseda CA 91335
(818) 705-3537
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This nationwide chain was born in Memphis with a single store called Catherines Stout Shoppe. Owned by Catherine Weaver, the business aimed to bring style to the plus-size market and it does, offering stunning selections, from sizes 16 – 34 in tall and petite sizes as well. Not to mention, the company prides itself on being a company for women managed by women.

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