Saks Fifth Avenue NYC to Carry Plus-Size Chanel, Dolce and YSL


Stop the presses.

Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC has broken the mold.  Or at least bent it a little.

The New York City location of Saks is piloting a program that will have them selling plus-sized clothing with high-end designer labels.  According to Racked, sizes from select designers will no longer stop at a size 10 (see my earlier blog post lamenting this unfortunate trend here) and instead be available up to a size 14.  Some pieces will even be available up to a size 16 or 20.

Wow.  Someone pinch me.  

Participating designers include Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Toula, Akris, Armani, Carolina Herrera, Escada, Donna Karan, St. John, Oscar de la Renta, Max Mara, Valentino, Michael Kors, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Fendi and Roberto Cavalli. 
Sound to good to be true?

Well, there is a catch.

Only one of each size will be stocked for most of these pieces.

Because – obviously – the demand for these pieces is small.


Getting your running shoes on now to beat the crowds.

Well, it’s a start at least… if the initiative proves to be successful, Saks will begin to stock plus-sized clothing in stores around the country.

… I am feeling just a bit less invisible today.
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  • Ashley September 23, 2010, 2:32 PM

    This is great to finally here, you are a fantastic company.

  • Heather Fonseca July 31, 2010, 12:13 AM

    Oh my gosh I'll be able to shop somewhere other than the Gap and Target! Now I just need to be able to afford those clothes…
    Have you ever noticed that there's never ever any large sizes on sale anywhere? I've always wondered why store buyers have never been able to figure out that the large sizes never last.

  • Beautifully Invisible July 29, 2010, 4:48 PM

    Here's hoping!

  • Beautifully Invisible July 29, 2010, 4:48 PM

    It's definitely a start, albeit a small one. Perhaps when they see how great teh demand for these pieces is, they will realize they should stock MORE than 1 piece per size. LOL

  • Casee Marie July 28, 2010, 11:25 PM

    That's a fantastic start! I probably couldn't afford the designers anyway, but it's nice to know I'd have the option, haha. That's such a breakthrough!

  • lizzypunch July 28, 2010, 9:55 PM

    How exciting, but what jerks to only have 1 item! Hope that changes soon 🙂