This is an ever-expanding list of some of my very favourite places to shop, or places that I WANT to shop. I may not have purchased from every single one of these, but they all have at least one thing on my Fatshion I Desire list and i’m sure you will find plenty of pretties to spend your precious pennies on!
I also do roundup posts from time to time, the most popular so far being this list of Modcloth alternatives.
If you think i’ve missed something important, let me know! I love finding out about new designers and boutiques! And feel free to also check out my page of Current Lust Haves to shop my style and for a few other names and delights that are currently purchasable!
[ This is kind of an epic list, so feel free to jump to whichever category you’re most interested in… ]
Edgy Indies, Witchy Gurl, Street Wear, Vintage/Retro/Pinup, Contemporary/Office, Swimwear, The Big Ones, Jewellery, Shoes & Accessories.
These display boards are by yours truly, and are just some of my favourite images, to give an idea of the brand’s aesthetic. I cannot guarantee these pieces are available right this minute.
Crop tops, rebellious slogan tees, mermaid leggings, lace bodysuits and velvet skater dresses – to name just a few of these delicious delights by Portland designer Shawna Farmer. Up to size 32.
See my Chubby Cartwheels post here…
Jumpsuits, geometrics, moody, and luxuriousness from ANOTHER Portland designer (i’m sensing a trend, here), Claire Doody. Up to a size 30.
High end pieces in gorgeous fabrics and block colours, all with dramatic lines. Up to 3X.
Although not strictly a plus-size designer, these babes do
custom sizing up to a UK 24, and are all that my trashy little heart has ever desired. EDIT: they now STOCK up to a UK 28! WHEW!
Strong silhouettes, bold prints and luxe textures. Edgy and oh so very high fashion.
Curated vintage and new designs – ultra cool & trés hip. Up to 4XL
ReDress is a groovy online boutique (and brick & mortar just outisde Cleveland, Ohio) that stock a lot of fashion forward pieces, and a carefully curated selection of vintage that is sortable by size (yippee!). The website is laid out into heaps of easily-navigable categories (including a “Masculine & Butch Style” section – heck yeah) and they also manufacture “Teggings” – a hybrid of tights & leggings, and I can personally attest to their comfort and rad colours! ReDress = short for kicking all the goals.
Sexy and funky cuts, colours and prints – they have it all – including SWIMWEAR! (In season, of course). Rue 107 now also has a brick & mortar in NYC! Sizes to 24.
See my Rue 107 posts here and here.
Z by ZEVARRA
Block colours, tonnes of black and white, and figure hugging va-va-voom. Up to size 24.
ZELIE FOR SHE
Stunningly draped and luxurious fabrics in oversized cuts and bold prints. Up to 3XL.
Plus size retailer of gothic brands, including Spin Doctor and Hell Bunny. Up to 4XL.
Hippy witchy vibes, period pieces, great for costume elements (or everyday goth realness). Up to 3XL.
SHOP TUNNEL VISION
Curated vintage and new in the kawaii, edgy, 90’s style of Isabel Hendrix. Sizes seem to go to a 5XL
Halters, jerseys, oversized print tees and wifi witch accessories. Up to 4XL.
GS LOVES ME
(Previously G Stage Love) All sizes retailer with an extensive plus size and great prices. Up to 3XL.
On trend urban shit from S – 5XL. Oh yes.
Just check out THIS LIST that I compiled (and went viral) after Modcloth was bought by Walmart’s parent company, Jet.
Classic pieces with unique twists, ethically produced by a fearless bopo warrior in NYC! Sizes XXS – 6XL and beyond (custom available).
You can see me modelling for Smart Glamour, here!
Contemporary and clean, some pieces with a vaguely pin-up feel. Some items up to 4XL.
Pinup style bathers in a variety of colours, prints and fabrics (velvet… drool…). More readily available through Modcloth, up to 26.
Edgy, urban, luxury and oh so cool. She also has incredible fashion line, but her swimwear is truly unique (thus in this category). Up to 3XL/24
Build your own swimsuit! Choose style, cut, fabrics etc. All with custom measurements!
I cannot own enough from the following indie jewellery designers!
1. Doodad and Fandango (Teeth Necklace & Fran Fine Earrings) 2. Creep Heart (Star n Moon Clips & Dancing Cat Necklace) 3. Miss-A-Ree Guts Creations (Pizza Slice & Sailor Moon Kitty Necklaces) 4. Luxulite (Lobster Set & Retro Brooch) 5. Bete Noire (Eat Brains Necklace)
1. Dolls Kill (Bat Wing Boots, Shell Bag, Book of Spells Bag, Fries B4 Guys Glasses) 2. Living Royal Socks (Fast Food Socks) 3. Sweet Leigh (Leather Lips Fascinator) 4. Cut Throat on the Street (post apocalyptic club kid lyfe) 5. Urbanog (Sequin Boots & Black Victorian Boots)