Plus Size Clothing Scoop
A blog for full figured women to gather to and refer to for the latest news and gossip surrounding the plus size clothing scene.
Updates on latest sales, discounts and coupon codes, as well as everything else that is plus size, curvy, stylish, fun and newsworthy.

Thursday, August 31, 2006
One of our very favorites, IGIGI, has just announced that they need to make room for their fall inventory, therefore all summer items are on clearance! Excellent news for all the full figured ladies out there I say! With savings ranging from 30% to 50% off... and more... this is one sale you should definitely check out. Visit the IGIGI summer clearance sale today. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I have received the scoop right this second! Torrid is holding a grand Labor Day Sale; they are taking 50% off all clearance items, so this is your chance to make some big savings!

Sale starts online today Wednesday, 30th August. In stores, the sale kicks off tomorrow Thursday, 31st August. The sale ends on Monday, 4th September.

What are you waiting for? Get to Torrid now! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
I just wanted to publish this little post to apologize to all the regulars for the hap-hazard posting these past few weeks.

August has been a very busy month; with lots of activities going on, lots of social events to attend and added responsibilities at work, my days have been quite full. But I hope things will settle down as the Fall comes around and September creeps in.

So keep on reading the Plus Size Clothing Scoop, I will keep on working on updating you as much as possible, and hopefully I will get back to my daily and usual posting routine very soon. In the meantime have a Happy Labor Day! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Catherines has some great promotions in store for us, just in time for Labor Day. This is the time to start looking out for those winter clothes you need, and other items which will keep you warm and cosy throughout the fall and winter-time.

Here are the details:
  • Save 20% on your online order (no minimum purchase). Use promo code 444844765 at checkout.
  • Save $10 on any order of $30 or more. Use promo code 444526768 at checkout.
  • Save $20 on any order of $70 or more. Use promo code 444462162 at checkout.
Please note that the above promotions expire on the 3rd of November, 2006. So you have ample time to shop around Catherines and make use of these extra savings. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Listen up ladies. IGIGI are looking for 6 models in Portland/Seattle area for TV segment on September 5th; you would need to be available on the day of the show and provide your own transportation to the show. You will also need to be available before the show for fitting and casting.

IGIGI require that the models be at least size 14 and up, minimum heign 5'7" and be able to walk well in high heels.

In order to apply e-mail the follwing information to :
  1. Name
  2. City/State
  3. If you are able to come to Portland/Seattle for the show on the 5th and before it for fitting sessions (you must be able to provide your own transportation)
  4. Dress size
  5. Height
  6. Shoe size
  7. Bust, waist and hips
  8. Contact information (e-mail and telephone)
  9. Minimum 2 recent pictures of yourself | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Friday, August 25, 2006
I know this is somewhat overdue; however I wanted to do a little post about this year's brand new Miss F.A.T. 2006, Tanisha Malone. I am sure that every plus size women has heard of the unique curvy pageant that has recently hit out TV screens (and also the web)... Mo'nique's FAT Chance.

Well Mo'nique FAT Chance has this year come back with a bang! The show has matured and has in my opinion grown stronger. This show is so great, in the sense that it helps those plus size ladies who feel down because of their image, think again and say "Hey, I'm curvy and I'm sexy!". That is exactly what it makes me feel and I'm sure most of you feel the same way.

This year's winner is Miss Tanisha Malone, who hails from Newark, New Jersey. This 28 year old lady surely has a very exciting road ahead of her. Working as an assistant for a medical examiner, Tanisha loves to sign and read poetry, besides serving as a motivational speaker for teens.

An overview of all contestants will follow soon, and we will also hopefully get some up close and personal interviews for you all. So keep reading the scoop!

This show must definitely go on! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Wanted to remind you all, after my post last Monday, that the 50% off clearance sale at ends tomorrow, Friday 25th August. So if you haven't already checked out this excellent sale you still have some time to do so. But hurry, as I'm sure a lot of items will be gobbled up until the end of this sale tomorrow! So what are you waiting for? Visit today! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
I would like to give a very warm welcome to Janna Lutz, who has joined the team as a contributing writer. As a plus size woman who loves fashion and style, Janna will from time to time share her views with us and also provide us with some essential style tips.

In fact Janna starts off with a very interesting article, just published today on In fact Janna walks us through the trends that will hit the stores this Fall and which have caught her eye. Read her article The Lace, The Faux Suede, and My Wardrobe today! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
At least they are online. New Zealanders are doing what a lot of plus size Americans have been doing for the past couple of year to find clothes in their size... flocking to the Internet. This article featured on speaks about exactly this issue. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Monday, August 21, 2006
Believe me that is exactly what will happen to you if you visit Sydney's Closet at the moment and take a look at their new dresses. These Fall dresses have just been added to the stock and are sure to suit every mood. Whether you are feeling glamorous and want a special dress for a special evening to create that instant glam; or whether you are looking for something more subtle, pretty and fresh.

What's more you can send these beautiful dresses home for just $1!

$1? I heard you say...

Yes! Sydney's Closet currently are offering $1 only shipping, now through September 30th, 2006. Just use coupon code fall06 at checkout, and your all set!

Visit Sydney's Closet... and fall in love with a dress today! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
One of the greatest sales... well in my opinion anyway... is currently going on at Torrid. What's so great about this sale? Well this is your chance to get your hands on some trendy and fashionable plus size clothing at really discounted prices. The sale us currently going on and will end on Friday, August 25th. So you do have a little time to shop around and browse, though I suggest you grab the items you like immediately and things will go fast!

Click here to take advantage of the 50% off Regular Price at the Clearance. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Friday, August 18, 2006
IGIGI, a plus size fashion store located in downtown San Francisco, CA, have the following openings that has to be filled ASAP:

1. Customer Service person, very good English required and basic computer skills

2. Wholesale managers, 2 years experience in sales, good English and good computer skills is a must

3. Wholesale assistant / customer service help, good English and basic computer skills are required

4. Boutique floor manager / sales person, good English skills, basic computer skills, the person will be working in the IGIGI boutique that is opening in 2 weeks

5. Inventory / packing / shipping person, flexible working hours (but must be during the day on week-days), could be part time or full time

6. Cleaning lady (flexible hours, week days, part time)

IGIGI offers health insurance, dental, vision, sick days, vacations and more. They have a very friendly multicultural environment and welcome all kinds of women to apply for these positions.

Anyone interested in applying for these job openings kindly contact Masha Salvado on 1.415.692.5644 or via e-mail at [email protected]. E-mail communication is preferred. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
We have just released the second issue of our very fresh plus size fashion newsletter, Loving My Curves. This second issue is jame packed with information on some great discounts and sales available, and it also gives you some tips on which swim-wear to choose to best fit your body type. We've also got in store some make up tip for you career ladies. You can view the archived second issue here, or even better subscribe to the newsletter, not to miss future issues! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
I love looking at new styles and designs, so I was pleased today to hear that Kiyonna have added some really classy new items to their stock, which look perfect for the Fall. Colors that dominate are warm chocolate and americano shades, which are accented further with bold finishes of pomegranate and eggolant. The new dress and top also come along with a fashionable sash belt which can be tied in a number of different ways to vary the look.

A Kiyonna favorite, the ruched surplice tee is also back in stock at only $48. Visit Kiyonna today to take a closer look at these new items. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Monday, August 14, 2006
Over the weekend I have added a brand new store review to Added within the casual category, yet still to be added in several other, Fashion To Figure Stores is our latest new entry!

Fashion To Figure is an exciting new company created by one of New York’s pre-eminent retailing families; it is a complete shopping experience for ladies sizes 14-26 created by the family that invented full-fashion over 100 years ago.

Fashion To Figure offer the latest fashions for figures 14-26 at the best prices, with over 75 fashionable brands available, with a variety of fits.

It's always great to see there are more options for plus size ladies, and Fashion To Figure looks like it's going to be a winner with a lot of ladies. Visit them today, or read more about them on | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 2 comments
If you haven't already come across our plus size celebrity spotlight this month, make sure to visit and catch up on this month's exclusive interview. In July I had the pleasure of speaking with Sydney's Closet founder Phyllis Librach, who spoke about what inspired her to open up such a special store dedicated to providing young plus size girls with more options in formal wear. Phyllis also gave us some insight on what's in store at Sydney's Closet in the near future. Read the full interview today to get to know more about Phyllis and Sydney's Closet. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 1 comments
Friday, August 11, 2006
Lane Bryant will be running the 40% off Friends & Family Sale. Though there is a slight catch. You really have to be quick to take advantage of these savings as this sales will run for 2 days only: from Saturday, August 12, to Sunday, August 13. During these 2 days you can save 40% on their entire purchase at

The Lane Bryant Friends & Family Sale is one of our largest sales of the year! Here is what you need to know:
  • Promotion code 00401807
  • Save 40% on your entire purchase
  • Only one coupon per customer
Ok so get ready, set, go shop! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Now through August 13th Torrid have taken an additional 50% off Clearance! Plus, with Torrid's Back to School Sale you'll find savings in tons of departments, including $10 off all bottoms and 25% off all tops.

While you're shopping, be sure to check out the new Torrid Denim. This exciting new line from Torrid was exclusively developed based on current trends and based also on feedback from Torrid customers. So you're sure to love them as they are made especially for us. The jeans are roomier throughout the hip and thigh for a fit that's flattering and more comfortable than ever. They come in 3 styles and four washes, so you're sure to find a pair you'll love. Stock up during Torrid's Back to School Sale and save $10 on each pair!

Hurry! The last day to take advantage of the Back to School Sale is August 17th, but the Clearance Sale ends August 13th.

Share the savings with your curvy friends! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Brand new top styles have been added to the IGIGI inventory. Gorgeous lace and floral tops which are ready for you to take a look at. They have also added a gorgeous lace dress, which they are calling the 'Juliette Lace Dress'. If you are looking for something formal, you might want to give this dress a look! Visit IGIGI to take a look at these new items. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Saturday, August 05, 2006
I think every lady would agree that a staple fashion items in every woman's closet is that simple, yet so elegant and essential little black dress. If you don't have yours yet, or if you're in time for an update, you might be lucky enough to get one for free from IGIGI!

IGIGI in fact are holding our of their most popular contest right now "Win IGIGI Little Black Dress". The contest will run through August 14th 2006 and 3 lucky winners will win the little black dress in their size.

Hurry up, only 1 week left to get the chance to be the winners of the contest!!!

Visit IGIGI today to take a closer look at the little black dress and to enter the contest! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Kiyonna is calling upon all denim connoisseurs as it is creating it's own plus size 'Jean-eology'. Kiyonna have created new stylish denim styles available, which are fashioned from a premium dark strech denim. So when someone asks how you manage to always look so good... just say it's in the jeans! Here are the price ranges for your convenience:
  • Signature jeans in dark indigo: $88
  • Dark denim gauchos in dark indigo: $88
To take a closer look at all the new and beautiful denim styles visit Kiyonna's store online today. | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Thursday, August 03, 2006
We finally did it! Last Monday we issued the first ever issue of our brand new plus size clothing newsletter Loving My Curves. Feedback has been great so far, and congrats to Lakietra Pittman who was the lucky winner of the $50 IGIGI gift voucher.

If you've missed the first issue you can view it over here, however make sure not to miss any more issues by subscribing at | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
As previously announced on the Plus Size Clothing Scoop, the curvalicious pageant Miss Plus America 2006 was held late in July. The winners of this year's Miss Plus America royalty have been named and we would like to corngratulate them! A big well done to...
  • Cynthia Gilbert - Oklahoma, Miss Plus America Elite
  • Ensie Jones - Texas, Miss Plus America,
  • Laura Bella - Illinois, Ms Plus America
  • Ann L. Rogers - Texas, Mrs. Plus America
Way to go girls. For more picture and more info please visit: | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Beat the heat and save some cold, hard cash with the latest summer promotions from Their Playtex Bra Sale is going on right now with bras as low as $13.99! Plus, treat yourselves to savings of up to 25% on selected pants, shorts, and Just My Size® hosiery. Here are the details of their current savings:
  • Playtex Bra Sale: Bras as low as $13.99
  • 25% off selected pants & shorts
  • Save up to 25% on Just My Size Hosiery®!
  • Champion® — new colors & new sizes
  • New swimwear styles
All the above savings and promotions are vaild through 4th September. Check out today! | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments
Late last month was contacted by a reporter from and I was delighted to see our mention within a recent article published on's Journal Gazette. Helen Malani's article entitled "Surf Web for trendy plus-sized wardrobe" speak about the choices made available online to plus sized women, and also features some quotes of mine. How exciting is that? Make sure to check out and read the article at | Digg it | Yahoo MyWeb | 0 comments