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Thread: Kmart is renaming its 'plus-sized' section 'fabulously sized'

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    Just start at zero and end at 24 or whatever. No need to segregate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarsparilla View Post
    WHY CAN'T THEY ALL JUST BE CLOTHES?
    Indeed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Chalmers View Post
    Also, I somehow did not realize that K-Mart still existed.
    Yep! There actually is one in Oak Lawn. I pass it occasionally.
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    Now, now! I've admonished you people before about trying to employ common sense when dealing with "PC" issues.
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    It's not PC, though. Quite the opposite.

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    I just wish sizes were consistent. I wouldn't mind shopping in the section labeled "Frumpy, ass-to-the-knees, middle-aged cheapskates" as long as I knew the sizes were true. A size 12 in one brand shouldn't be a size 8 or a size 18 or even a size 2 in another.

    For those who wish clothing were all put in one area regardless of sizes, do you think it might be confusing? With all sizes combined in one area, I'd have a holy mess of cute clothes to have to sort through in order to find they don't have my size. At least this way, I can walk into my segregated and designated section and only have a fraction of the number of wrong sized clothes to disappoint me.

    ETA: I didn't know Kmarts still existed.

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    Clothes are usually on the rack by size. I just start at the end
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    Most stores have them organized by size, so I don't see why there needs to be a separate section for larger sizes.

    Sizes for women will never be consistent! I try on everything.

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    I hate separate plus and regular size sections/stores. Thanks to my ginormous shoulders and arms, I'm a plus size on top, but not on bottom. Most of the time. Not always.

    I hate clothes shopping...




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    I don't think it's necessary based on size disparity. I mean currently the "regular" sizes are 0-16, and that's a pretty big disparity. Everyone seems to manage. There's a large disparity in plus sizes, too - they can be 14-28 or so.

    Some lines of clothing or particular garments are only available in one set of sizes. That's about the only reason I see for separating out regular vs plus-size. There is certainly no need to have glaring, shaming-disguised-as-bragging neon signs. It's bizarre. My favorite boutique has a "curvy girl" section where she puts garments that only come in the upper sizes, then in the rest of the store they're intermixed. Regular garments throughout the store have a green hanger, and plus size garments have a burgundy hanger. It makes it super easy to find stuff, and it's not this weird "hey fat girl look here" system. It's one of the many reasons I now shop there exclusively.

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