No stores listed have paid for their appearance in this catalog. The majority were added by the author of this blog for the convenience of herself and her fellow plus size shoppers.
Plus Size Twin Cities
The Twin Cities – Minneapolis/Saint Paul – is big on local business, and shopping local. The first thing someone local asks me when they find out I’m a plus size blogger? “Where can I find plus size clothes around here?” A very close second is of course, “So where do I find a decent bra?”
But for plus size shoppers, going local has serious limitations. Because plus-size focused boutiques are very few we depend on luck, and upon braving the malls to find our plus-size clothing. While we have the fabled Mall of America at our disposal, even there, plus sizes have at-best limited choices. This is an effort to save some time and hair pulling just trying to find that something to wear for that thing you’ve got going.
Addresses are included only when the shop does not have a website.
All the stores listed here have some place where a customer can walk in and try on clothing in the Twin Cities metro.
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Stores that offer Plus Sizes in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota
Avenue Closed all Twin Cities locations 09/01/2012
Burlington Coat Factory
plays obnoxiously fast and loose with definitions of “plus size.”
Everything but Water
Fashion Bug Closed all locations 01/01/2013
Fredericks of Hollywood
The Gap – stops at size 20
J.Jill – sort of. Pulls an Old Navy “banish the fat people” thing.
Marshalls (owned under the same umbrella as TJ Max/TK Max (UK) )
Now only does name brand dropping for TJ Maxx companies
Nordstroms (and Nordstroms the Rack)
Old Navy (sort of) – sizes over 20 are online only
Plus Size Tie-Dyes – 5339 Minnetoga TerHopkins, MN 55343
Discounts on high end brands PLUS a clearance room. Go. NOW.
Nu Look Consignment
Plum’s Plus Size
Unfortunately closed after initial owner fell ill; next buyer couldn’t get it to work in its Columbia Heights location.
Second Debut – 4300 West 36 1/2 Street, Minneapolis, MN 55416 (associated with Goodwill)
Turn Style Consignment
Â Wear It Again Resale closed 08/04/2012
Goodwill (extremely sparse and random)