Ask a Geek: Plus sized clothing in Toronto – Updated October 25, 2009

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I want – I got commentor Liana wrote in the post Revlon Warehouse Sale:

Hi everyone…

Does anyone know where I can get nice plus-sized clothing for myself here in Toronto? I’ve tried the usual haunts (Cotton Ginny, Pennigton’s, etc) but affordable too. I know in the U.S of A, they have lot’s of stuff cheap, but I don’t have a car and no one to take me there.

This isn’t a topic I’m very knowledgeable in but I have looked up some of the plus sized boutiques in Toronto. I can’t guarantee it will be cheap like the states but the price probably would work out to be the same if you factor in gas, accommodation, car rental, etc.

Toronto Life has a small article called Living Large which features shops in the city at various price points.

Gusty Dame is primarily an online shop, but you can arrange to try on items if you live in the GTA.

Voluptuous Clothing has 5 locations across the GTA including Dufferin Mall in Toronto.

Maximum Women has 2 locations, one in Toronto and one in Woodbridge

Update: October 25, 2009Lola and Gigi 92A Carrier Drive, Etobicoke. Showroom by appointment only but has online shopping. – I’ve had many people recommend this shop.

Update: October 25, 2009Curvaceous Styles – Two locations in Brampton

Update: October 25, 2009Commesse, 412 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park Ave.)

Update: October 25, 2009The Answer, 2715 Yonge St

Update: October 25, 2009 – One Eleven Yorkville, 111 Yorkville Ave.

Update: October 25, 2009 – Hopefully these stores will take you off the beaten path. Check out these plus sized clothing store listings at FASHION Magazine.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.

2 comments

  1. Hi Liana,

    We just had a plus size clothing swap at 69 Vintage Buy the Pound (1234 Bloor St. W) and the ladies who came commented that it could have been a plus sized clothing store there was so much vintage in their size! Please come visit if you’re in the Bloor/Lansdowne area!

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