Tired of those old hat types of stores that claim to “specialize” in clothing for you, but generally offer the same boxy cut dress in every bland shade available? The fashion standoff is finally unleashed and now is the time to wow.
Forget the fleeced sweats and frumpy grandma-style dresses, and hoist your wardrobe up a notch or two with the latest and greatest fashion available for all trend setters.
After much buzz from the runways, a major stroke of essential luck begins right in the Big Apple to get the look no matter the size. Make that fashion dash to New York City on a shopping expedition with more than a handful of phenomenal stores. Dish out the hidden lady luxury in you to become fashion forward and brilliantly stunning.
You need not look any further than these suggested shops; so let´s go shopping.
Boutiques in New York do cater to women of stature by offering, towards the dramatic and original garb than those seen or worn by the masses. From Soho sentiments, Brooklyn urban chic, to an alluring mix of uptown girl eveningwear, you´ll end up being the one with style, edge, and sophistication. Everyone will be asking where you scored your amazing attire.
Courtney Washington Fashion Studios
Although Courtney´s elegant designs can be found in several high-end uptown stores, you will want to hop on the subway to her fashionable Brooklyn boutique. Get a sneak peak at styles not offered to the masses. Collections are made in natural fabrics such as raw silk, mohair, and wool. The designs are presented as bouclé, knits and Courtney´s signature style, “forever pucker.” This is the place that carries such a wide range of styles that will contour and conquer the contemporary plus size fashionista with just one stop shopping.
674 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1572
Lee Lee’s Valise
Anyone in the know in New York circles will tell you, that there´s shop about town that can be considered your personal stylist, Lee Lee´s Valise. This Brooklyn boutique has been featured on cable TV more than a dozen times. One need-to-know contemporary brand is being unveiled as a private label named “Olivia Harper.” This line is premiering this season exclusively at Lee Lee´s Valise and also on TLC´s hit show ‘What Not to Wear.’ The perfect ensemble from this shop will bring out the best in a classy diva like you hands down.
368 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
For that personal touch, nothing beats an upscale boutique. Hailing from the kingdom of style in Italy, Marina Rinaldi has made it to Madison Avenue. With a collection that is all about tasteful luxury, walking in through the doors, you´ll find it filled with beautiful and well tailored clothes. Unquestionably you´ll attain that chic career goddess all dressed up in modern adaptations of the classics.
800 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10065
Exude massive red carpet charm and debut an outfit that’s equal parts interesting and enticing. Monif C proves that her “razzle dazzle” duds elevate as high as the Empire State Building with that sexy edge. Show off your curves in the decadently, divinely draped combo dress, the Marilyn. Or perhaps cram yourself in red for that night at all the hotspots in the Ivanna. You won’t be able to decide which you love more. Make a beeline to Monif C´s mid-town Manhattan boutique. Contemporary woman will be happy to know that Monif C´s collection doesn´t end with evening wear. Just about everything in apparel can be found here for the bold, well-dressed beauty, including coats, swimsuits, and accessories as good as the clothes.
325 W. 38th Street, Suite 1007
New York, NY 10018
Seize the easily attainable opportunities for your silhouette that New York shopping provides. Make a big statement with top brands like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, and more from Fifth Ave. to Herald Square. These top department stores are a perfect match in apparel to your modern life.
This is where the elite meet the elite and the store has been a fun-loving fashion house for eons. Bloomindales carries fashion from designer labels like Eileen Fisher, Calvin Klein, Lafayette 148, Badgley Mishka and more. Bloomies carries styles for the trendy gal with selections for casual, work and special occasion wardrobes.
1000 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
World renown for their pre-holiday November parade and a Fourth of July spectacular, Macy´s, the world´s largest department store can accommodate a full wardrobe just for you. The Herald Centre flagship store caters with an entire floor for plus-size gals in all price ranges and high end designers ready to wear collection. From their own signature brands, INC International Concepts and Charter Club to familiar names such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and AK Anne Klein, you will stand out from the crowd.
51 W. 34th St.
New York NY 10001
Saks Fifth Ave.
Saks Fifth Avenue now has added real fashion, filled with high-profile brands such as Elle Tahari, Juicy Couture and Amanda uprichard that run the size gamut in high-end apparel. However, if you are seeking a new breed of jeans, then the must-haves is none other than James Jeans. They are right at Saks in your size and available in leggings, and the latest high-waist style. They are tailored to give you the skinny jean fit without the discomfort. To finally have denim jeans, that neither pulls nor cuts, are well worth the cost.
611 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Shoes, Bags, Pendants and Even More Clothes
A fabulous find on the Upper East Side for some stylish, sexy, playful, full of color trendy pieces for the plus size wardrobe is The Avenue. You´ll be guaranteed a shopping experience like no other and gain a flawless wardrobe to boot. And speaking of boots, this shop offers edgy footwear in a wide range of styles and sizes, such as studded ankle boots and cuffed mules in assorted colors. Scarves, faux jewelry and even socks have that animal instinct print that is ever so popular. Fashion bargains happen spontaneously at the Avenue. You´ll be able to pick up an item or two at a fraction of the cost elsewhere.
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
The latest in what´s hot clothes that remain extremely affordable is only the beginning of your shopping extravaganza at an Ashley Stewart store. Don´t forget to showcase your style with yet another Fashion Ave. look that gals about town rely on. A trendy accessory can make even a boring outfit shine.
This shop is your one-stop for power-house jewelry, belts and handbags. Here you will find those sexy intimates that are always perfect fit. Indulge in daring thongs, their signature plunging butterfly bra and ruffled knickers all made for curves. There are 15 store locations in New York City alone.
216-220 W. 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
The shopping scene in New York City is always diverse with edgy designs with plenty of pizzazz. So take out your luggage right away, and get ready to fill those bags with the best that New York City has to offer. You need not look any further than these suggested shops but have fun discovering new places on your own too. Unlimited resources such as these will allow the diva to come home with an abundance of treasures.