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Retailers are finally catching on to what plus-size women shoppers really want to see in stores,...

Retailers are finally catching on to what plus-size women shoppers really want to see in stores, ditching the older-looking loose look for trendier lines. It's a segment increasingly in focus with sales toppling $19.4B and claiming 32% of all women shoppers looking for apparel, according to data from NPD Group. Leading plus-size players: Torrid (HOTT), Limited (LTD), H&M, Lane Bryant (CHRS), and Lucky Brand (LIZ).
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  • Windsun33
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    The fact that 32% of American women need a Plus size makes me a sad panda :(


    I guess I need to make another trip to China and Korea where +++ is still a rarity.
    24 Aug 2012, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    disgusting...all the over weight people...we really have had the ball way to long...we just donĀ“t deserve it anymore....
    24 Aug 2012, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
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    I guess that the sugar lobby is just too rich for congress to ignore.
    24 Aug 2012, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    No wonder I have a problem finding sizes 0 and 2
    24 Aug 2012, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • marilyn61
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    Obesity is a sign of the times. Too much junk food and not enough exercise. It's no wonder the health service is struggling to cope as obesity causes so many health problems, least of all diabetes and heart disease. The problem is obese parents create obese kids - so the cycle continues.
    25 Aug 2012, 04:23 AM Reply Like
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