By Kimberly Rae Miller
Up until very recently being plus-sized meant being doomed to a wardrobe of big-eyed puppy sweatshirts and floral print everything, thankfully someone got the memo that curvier girls love clothes too.
If there is one thing New York has, it is plenty of boutiques. If you’re looking to stock your closet with original styles, high end fashion, or adorable vintage wares, look no further. Here are some of the best plus-size boutiques New York City has to offer:
Lee Lee’s Valise
368 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Small and powerful is how you have to describe this tiny Brooklyn boutique. Once you’re inside you’ll recognize it from TLC’s ‘What Not to Wear’, which it has been featured on . Lisa (Lee Lee), the store’s owner is usually around somewhere and can double as a personal stylist…she knows her inventory inside out and can point you in the direction of the perfect ensemble. The shop caters to women sizes sizes 10 to 28
109 Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Ever noticed that everything even moderately a dorable in vintage clothing shops is made for Twiggy? The style mavens at Re/Dress have solved that problem; Re/Dress is a thrift shop that specializes in the size 14 and up crowd.
325 W. 38th Street, Suite 1007
New York, NY 10018
This shop is straight up sex appeal. If you’re looking for a slinky cocktail dress, or colorful statement piece, this is the place to go. This woman knows how to show off your curves. Now, anyone can purchase Monif’s designs online, but her only brick-n-mortar store is right here in New York City.
800 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10065
This high end retailer is actually a world wide chain, originally from Italy, that designs classic, stylish clothing for women size 10-22. These clothes are a bit on the pricier end, but they are beautiful and well tailored.
Of course there are great Plus-sized lines at department stores like: Saks, Nordstrom’s, and Bloomingdale’s, but for that personal touch nothing beats a boutique.