Just for the record, Oscar Wilde deserves the credit for my post's title today. 🙂
As promised, dear readers, I am continuing my Wish List Plus post, which I originally started on December 3rd. I went researching more Plus Size websites, and decided that today's post will be dedicated to decadence. Mostly because every shop I browsed through is a bit… well, pricey.
Bedhead Pajamas: This site is dedicated to pajamas and robes for everyone. Their size chart is very generous, I've got to say, and their pajamas look absolutely divine. But at a starting price of $118, they're priced WAY out of most curvy girls' league. They top out at $234 a pair, and you need to allow for an extra 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. In short, they're only suitable to buy for your best friend's birthday and Christmas all rolled into one present or for your mom's Mother's Day present assuming her birthday is in November and your credit card has had significant recovery time.
Neiman Marcus: One of the quintesential American luxury department stores known the world over (and not just for their cookies!). While I won't buy anything full priced, some of their clearance prices are, in fact, quite reasonable when you take into consideration some of the brands include Johnny Was, Eileen Fisher, and Caroline Rose.
Saks Fifth Avenue: If I mentioned Neiman, it's only fair to mention Saks. I've never been a fan, as I find their prices overly ridiculous, even when they do hold sales or have clearance items. But they do offer Anna Scholz, Marina Rinaldi, and Tahari among others.
Bloomingdale's: I actually tried shopping at Bloomie's quite a bit when I was living in Chicago. I say tried because usually when I found something I liked in the store, they never had it in my size. I don't consider Bloomingdale's to be a major contender along with Neiman's and Saks, yet it's a notch or two above Macy's (IMO). But they offer the best of both worlds by mixing in the aforementioned Johnny Was and Tahari alongside with Jones New York and Ralph Lauren. They also move stock much faster than both Saks and Neiman's, so it's worth it to spend six weeks waiting for price changes.
Lee Lee's Valise: The first site I've mentioned that's dedicated to nothing but plus sizes. I like Lee Lee's offerings, I do, but when your cheapest skirt is $98 and your Sale items seem non-existent…. you've put yourself in the luxury purchase category.
Evans: Again, this website is dedicated to nothing but plus sizes. They have something for everyone here, but here's the catch for us Americans. The catch is that this is a UK site, and therefore, you're spending $16 USD for every10 pounds (I can't cut and paste a pound symbol, sorry) in UK currency.
Talbots: I'm a fan of Talbots, but then again, I've always been something of a preppy/classic dresser. Their quality is consistently some of the best, as evidenced by the navy blue suit I bought six years ago that has withstood the test of time (I do change the blouse and the shoes though). In fact, it still remains my number one choice for interviews. Their prices start high, not going to lie, but like Bloomingdale's, their merchandise moves fast and you'll most likely see drops starting about three weeks after it's first put on the site.
So there you go curvy fashionistas! Another edition of Wish List Plus. 🙂 More to come next month.