Canadian Plus Size Shopping

Canadian Plus Size Stores with Physical Locations 

Your Big Sister’s Closet – I OWN THIS TORONTO BOUTIQUE with my husband, Peter. We are Toronto’s number 1 plus size store as rated by BlogTO. We carry a wide selection of fashion-forward and trendier items, along with some great basics like jeans, and some awesome accessories for excellent prices! We are located in the Junction on Dundas Street West in Toronto, Ontario.

Addition Elle – They have a great selection of career wear and denim. They are good for basics [teeshirts, bras, underwear, camis, shapewear, etc]. Use code 10AE to save 10% if you’re shopping online.

Forever 21 –  Forever 21 has a plus line called “Forever 21+” which has some beautiful and really affordable pieces! Unfortunately, only some Canadian stores carry it at the moment. You can order online, or click here to find the location nearest you.

Laura Plus – The focus seems to be on more conservative styles, but if you’re looking for something formal, Laura Plus is one of the best places to look, as their more formal items seem more contemporary.

Old Navy – They carry up to size 18 in store and extended sizes online.

Penningtons – They have previously carried more conservative styles, but are initiating some changes, rebranding and expanding the range of their clothing to appeal to a wider age range. Their MBLM collection is really lovely. I’ve found a few lovely pieces here. Use code 10PENN to save 10% if you’re shopping online.

Reitmans – Not all great, but you can find a few gems.

Ricki’s – Sizes up to XXL/18.

SexyPlus Clothing – A nice boutique in Mississauga with a wide selection of designer items and a great lingerie section.

The Bay – Stores have an “Above Average” section for plus size women. The selection largely depends on each store. The newer and busier stores tend to have better selections and focus on more fashion-forward items. If you are in the Toronto area, check out the store at Bay and Bloor. The third floor has an extensive plus size section with Calvin Klein, Nygard, and even an Evans pop up shop.

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Online Plus Size Stores that Ship to Canada 

A NOTE ABOUT ORDERING ONLINE: If you are ordering online, any international order you make has to go through customs, and if your order is over $20 Canadian, you may be assessed with taxes and duties on the shipment, which you will have to pay upon delivery. Also note that European/UK sizing is different than North American sizing, so make SURE you check the company’s size guide before ordering. If you have any stores that you’d like to see me add, tell me about them on the Facebook page or in a comment. I love suggestions!

Your Big Sister’s Closet – I OWN THIS TORONTO BOUTIQUE with my husband, Peter. We are Toronto’s number 1 plus size store as rated by BlogTO. We carry a wide selection of fashion-forward and trendier items, along with some great basics like jeans, and some awesome accessories for excellent prices! We are located in the Junction on Dundas Street West in Toronto, Ontario. Free shipping for Canadian and US orders over $100. Flat rate shipping within Canada for $7.50 or to the US for $12.50 for all other orders.

Alloy Clothing – A great website with a pretty good sale section. They have an excellent selection of jeans in longer inseams. Shipping to Canada is $21.95.

Anna Scholz – An amazing plus size fashion designer. Some people call her the Diane Von Furstenburg of the plus size fashion industry. She has amazing prints, and the cut of all of her garments is impeccable.

Ashley Stewart – Sizes 12-24. They offer shipping to Canada (and several other international destinations) and will notify you of the cost of shipping after you place your order.

ASOS Curve – A UK Company that ships its gorgeous and high quality plus size line to Canada. Sizes are a Canadian 16-22, and ASOS also carries straight sizes (0-14). Their plus size line, called Curve, has its finger on the pulse of all the trends, and most of their items fit very true to size. The best part about this online plus retailer is that they offer FREE shipping! Their sale section is also quite amazing. Check it out.

B & Lu – A US company that ships internationally. They’ll give you a shipping quote before you give them the go-ahead if you like. Pretty much on trend.

City Chic – A youthful, edgy, and vibrant clothing store that often has stellar sales. They offer lovely dresses and tops to suit a variety of occasions, and have some really great outerwear as well. Shipping to Canada is free! Love it.

Domino Dollhouse – An edgy and youthful retailer based out of the US with reasonable prices and shipping costs.

Dorothy Perkins – A UK company that sells some really beautiful, classic plus size pieces that are high quality and that you are sure to have in your wardrobe for years to come. Many of the items are wardrobe staples. Excellent quality. They sell Canadian sizes 14-18, as well as straight sizes. They will ship to Canada for £7.50, which is roughly $12. Their sale section is pretty good. Sometimes they have 25% off everything sales, and sometimes they do half price shipping, so keep your eye out for that.

eShakti – A fantastic site where you can customize the fit and style of your picks for only $7.50. One of my personal favourites!!! Sizes 0-36.

Etsy – There are a ton of sellers on Etsy who carry plus sizes or who can customize items to fit your unique measurements. The best part is that everything on Etsy is handmade or very unique, so you probably won’t see your neighbour wearing the same thing you’ve got on!

Evans – A UK company that ships its plus size clothing to Canada for £8 flat. That’s about $12.50 Canadian. Some of their items can be a bit conservative, but every once in a while, they’ll carry a featured designer/label that’s pretty awesome. They had Beth Ditto design a line, and are currently working with Clements Ribeiro. which was awesome, recently. They carry Canadian sizes 10-28. Note that UK sizing is different than North American sizing. Whatever your dress size is, add 4 and that’s your UK size.

Fashion to Figure – A very youthful online store with nice club wear and casual clothing. Shipping to Canada is $40 flat, so you want to make sure you order enough to make it worth your while or share shipping costs with a friend.

Fatshionxchange – An online community where users buy, trade, and sell second hand plus size clothing. An excellent resource for the budget conscious curvy fashionista.

Forever 21 – If you don’t live near an F21 that has a plus section, one option to partake in plus size Forever 21 joy is to order online. They carry sizes up to 3X for tops and dresses, and 20 for pants and jeans. Shipping costs $8.95 flat.

Hips and Curves – A fantastic, high-end lingerie store with great items. Featured in Vogue Italia Curvy. Gorgeous stuff.

Lane Bryant – Lane Bryant introduced international shipping in September 2011, and I was so happy. They have fantastic denim, some lovely career wear, and the most amazing lingerie out there for plus size women.

Lucie Lu – A beautiful collection of dresses, skirts, and blouses in a very pretty, romantic style. Love her stuff! Very reasonably priced.

New Look – A very trendy UK company with a plus size line (the plus items are not as trendy as the straight size items, but the collection is still a lot better than most of the plus size clothing available in Canada). This line caters to a young-ish (18-24) set, but many of the items have potential for women who are a bit older as well. Good prices and decent quality. They carry sizes 14-22, and they ship to Canada for £7.50, which is approximately $12.

Sealed With a Kiss (SWAK) Designs – Contemporary plus size designs. They have really lovely basics and I’ve heard their denim is absolutely amazing. Simple designs with good quality fabrics and tailoring. Definitely worth checking out.

Swimsuits For All – A great place to look if you’re on the hunt for a new bathing suit. They have a wide variety of styles, from conservative to fashion-forward and fun.

Torrid – A US company that sells plus size clothes from sizes 12 – 32. Their styles are funky and youthful. They carry some items that have more of a punk/goth/emo vibe to them, as well as more mainstream items. They also carry wide width shoes and wide calf boots (I wouldn’t be able to find any boots to fit me if it weren’t for these guys). The shoes are very comfy. They also sell plus size accessories (bigger bangles and larger rings) and have an excellent selection of plus size swimwear and lingerie. They ship these goodies to Canada via USPS, and your shipping costs will be determined by the weight of the items you order. You will find out the cost of the shipping before you go through with the order. Or, if you’re near the border, you can always do a cross border shopping trip and check out one of their stores. Use this link for 10% off your entire order.

We Love Colors – A US company that sells plus size hosiery in 51 colours and a variety of patterns. They will ship these to Canada and the shipping is $12 flat. It’s probably best to stock up on a lot of tights since I know I’m always putting runs in mine, and it’s a good idea to get the best value out of your flat rate shipping.

WideWidths.Com – Finally, an online store devoted solely to providing boots to women with large calves! They have leg shaft sizes ranging from slightly larger to “super large” – I fall into the latter category 😀

 

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