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Friday, February 17, 2012

The British are coming, the British are coming!

I am quite sure you are familiar with ASOS.  They are one of the most popular British sites that offer plus size clothing but have you visited M&Co. or Style369?

There are quite a few new British shops showing up on the plus size fashion scene and so I thought I would do a quick round-up of information (taken from their website) to introduce you to them and to hopefully expand your shopping options to be more international.

A couple things to note when shopping these UK sites:
  • UK sizing is different than ours.  Most sites provide a size conversion chart so be sure to make sure you are ordering the correct size.
  • Pricing appears in £ GDP – British Pounds, so I always have my trusty currency exchange site up ready to calculate the cost of my new find.
  • Duty and import charges may apply.

So let’s get shopping, in no specific order….
"Dedicated entirely to fashion, is an online-only fashion store, devoted to delivering the perfect fit for style-conscious size 14-26 woman."
Shipping: 8 days
Cost: £
7.50 ($11.80)
“Evans has special expertise in designing, fitting and styling the latest fashions to flatter the curvy woman.”
Shipping: 8 days
Cost: £
7.50 ($11.80)
British Invasion - Evans

New Look describes their customer as “They love to bag a bargain and get a real thrill from finding that killer fashion item. They want clothes that are bang-on trend but that also fit their style and life.” Hey, that’s me!
Shipping: 5-7days
Cost: £
7.50 ($11.80)
“M&Co is one of the largest, privately-owned fashion retailers in the UK and has been selling quality clothing for more than 50 years.”
Shipping: 10-14
Cost: £
British Invasion - M&Co

Yours Clothing
Incorporating the most influential catwalk to high street trends, Yours Clothing offers the best attire for daywear to evening." Yours Clothing actually shows the prices in $'s so there is no need to do the exchange.
Shipping: 5-7days
Cost: $16 for up to 12 items, $2 for any extra items


“Aimed at fashion forward twenty somethings globally” but don’t let that scare you off.  They do have something for everyone.  To find the plus size section look for “Curve” under the Women section.
Shipping: 10-14
Cost: £
British Invasion - ASOS

As you have also probably noticed, the clothing is great but I actually believe the accessories totally rock – from jewellery to shoes.  I think I spent more time exploring the accessories than anything else.  Make sure you don’t miss them.

*Currency exchange rate was calculated as of Feb 16, 2011

Cheerio and happy shopping!

A late addition... you may have noticed that Simply Be was missing.  This was because they don't ship to Canada bbbuuuuuttttt I have thought of a way we can have access to their clothes, yeah!

If you shop the Simple Be USA website and have it shipped to your account.  (MyUSA it is a service that
 will provide you with a US shipping address, phone number and will even process your order with a US credit card if needed. They consolidate your order and then ship it to you.)

Yes, you would be paying for shipping from your MYUSA account BUT shipping is FREE from Simply Be to the USA so in the end it actually works out about the same.

Simply Be 
"Simply Be has the ambition to succeed in the US market bringing all of our trendy and fabulous clothes, gorgeous accessories, curve-embracing intimates and stunning footwear to you."
Shipping: 7-10days to the US, so add on more time to be forwarded to Canada.
Cost: FREE to the US but additional cost based on charges.

samples coming soon.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping us UK posted! It's great to see new points of view on plus size fashion popping up.


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