15 Brick-And-Mortar Plus-Size Clothing Stores That Are Actually Affordable

Want to try on clothes before you buy? These spots have your size.

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Updated May 28, 2024
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Finding size-inclusive clothing that is fashionable, well-fitting, and affordable can be a challenge. With this in mind, we’ve compiled some of our favorite brick-and-mortar stores that offer reasonably priced plus-sized clothing to help you keep more cash in your wallet

Because as wonderful as the internet is, sometimes you just want to try clothes on before you buy them. Here's a quick list of our favorites.

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Old Navy

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This brand has been a staple for graphic tees, jeans, and other basics since 1994, and Old Navy has been offering plus-sized clothing since 2004 and adding sizes up to size 28 in 2022. 

Although their plus-sized section might not be as extensive as some stores, the prices are low, with basic tees starting at under $10.


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In 2015, Target launched its own plus-sized line, Ava & Viv. They currently offer everything from tees and tanks to dresses and trousers in sizes up to 4X. Find comfy, chic styles like a flutter-sleeve midi dress for just $28.


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Torrid offers exclusively mid- and plus-size clothing in over 600 stores across the U.S. and Canada. Because they focus on curvy figures, they offer different cuts of shirts, jeans, swimsuits, and, more specifically, crafted to flatter plus-sized women.

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Cato’s sizes range from plus to petite, but they have a wide selection of fashionable pieces in large sizes, including lingerie. Choose from casual or professional styles in sizes up to 28. Blouses generally range from about $20 to $30.

Nordstrom Rack

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If you love Nordstrom’s styles but not the price tag, Nordstrom Rack has professional fashions in plus sizes up to 28W or 4X. Nordstrom Rack has 247 stores across the U.S. and Canada. 

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J. Crew

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Although this store does not offer plus-sized models on its website, it does offer plus-sized pieces. Check out the discounted section of the J. Crew website for up to 50% off select styles.

With an emphasis on quality and sustainability, J. Crew may not be the cheapest store on this list. However, you can get clothing in sizes up to 3X that should last a long time. 


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This store has unique, vintage styles that are to die for — all in sizes petite to 3X. Anthropologie also has a bridal line, including bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and mother-of-the-bride outfits in sizes up to 26W. 

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Lane Bryant

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Lena Bryant founded the store in 1904; the name was changed to “Lane” due to a clerical error at the bank. The brand's motto is “Fit for Curves,” and it is committed to women’s plus-sized fashions. They offer a wide range of sizes — up to 40 for select styles.

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Fashion and comfort meet in the Macy’s plus-sized section. With a large selection of flowy dresses, name-brand swimsuits, and stylish palazzo pants and trousers, you’re sure to find something that makes you feel awesome. Sizes range up to 24W or 4X.

If you’re looking to score the best deals at Macy’s, consider waiting until their semi-annual sales in January and July. During these sales, they often discount just about everything from 25% to 75%.

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Kohl’s is a mecca for coupon savings, but it’s also a nexus for name brands like Vera Wang, Nine West, Land’s End, and Under Armor. Shop styles up to 5x to create an affordably fashionable wardrobe. 

Don’t forget to look for promo codes or web browser discounts to maximize your savings.


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If you’re in the market for size-inclusive athletic wear, Fabletics has you covered. They offer leggings, sports bras, joggers, and jumpsuits in sizes up to 4X. 

Find deals on tennis skirts and sports bras for under $20. Fabletics also carries scrubs for nurses and other working professionals.


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You might not think of this as a fashion destination, but Walmart has upped its clothing game in recent years. From graphic tees to mix-and-match swimwear, you can pick up affordable basics in sizes up to 4X.


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Like Cato, Catherine’s caters to mid- to plus-size women and offers some of the most inclusive sizing available — up to 7x. They also carry extra-wide shoes. Find cardigans and sweaters between 20$ and $45.


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This discount clothing retailer has a plus-sized section, so you can score fashionable wardrobe additions at great prices. Because each Ross has a different inventory, the selection of clothing will vary.

TJ Maxx

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TJ Maxx has a great selection of size-inclusive clothing both in-store and online. The brand boasts over 4,800 locations in nine countries and three continents, but like Ross, your mileage may vary depending on what styles you find in the store.

Bottom line

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Many brands offer expanded sizes online, but not every physical store stocks plus sizes for your favorite styles. 

These stores are dedicated to inclusive sizing and have plus sizes in stock so you can see how each item fits you, rather than relying on subjective sizing guides for online shopping. Plus, you can stop wasting money on return shipping when things don’t fit.

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Jenni Sisson

Jenni Sisson is a freelance writer and editor who focuses on personal finance, real estate, and entrepreneurship. She has been published in Business Insider and The Ways to Wealth. In addition to writing, Jenni hosts the Mama's Money Map podcast to help fellow stay-at-home moms on their journey to financial freedom.