As providers of local fashion content in a town that’s seven square miles and packs a population of over 800,000, we realize that not every person in this diverse city will look the same—let alone share the same body type. For those seeking sizes 12 and up, we offer this list of independent Bay Area-based retailers that focus on fashion for plus-sized urbanites.
For the variety of bodies on the planet, it’s amazing how limited the sizes are in retail stores. Head out shopping for men’s jeans, as I did with my husband over the weekend in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find many options over size 32.
To us, great style knows no boundaries, especially not the ones determined by sizes and seams. So we were eager to peruse the just-released Holiday 2011 Collection by IGIGI, a San Francisco company that makes fashionable and flattering apparel for sizes 12-32 right here in the Bay Area.
Good news for fans of London-leaning fashion. Super popular British online store Very.com launched its new U.S. site this week. Now stateside style-seekers can shop the company’s British fashion brands and get free shipping and returns on orders over $98.
It’s the first week of 2011, and the SF Indie Fashion Calendar is noticeably quiet as local designers, retailers and fashion fans are recovering from the onslaught of the holiday season. While organized events are scarce this week, New Years sales are popping up all over the place. If deals are on your personal do list, here are a few shops to try: