Teen girls love to shop. They can spend hours traversing from store to store trying on everything from jeans to dresses to tees. But what if you are the parent of a teenager, or if you yourself are a teen, who isn’t a size 5? Following are some ideas about where to shop for plus size teen clothing in Tucson, Arizona.
Fashion Bug, newer on the Tucson scene, offers the latest trendy styles, fashionable work wear, sexy underthings and much, much more in plus sizes ranging from 14W to 32W. On the hunt for an island inspired tankini? Seeking a pair of sassy denim capris? Searching for a sparkling, sequined prom gown? Fashion Bug is the place to find them. And let us not forget those ever-important accessories! Fashion Bug is a treasure trove of funky shoes, cute purses, and coordinating jewelry. Fashion Bug is located in Westpoint Shopping center at 1193 West Irvington Road just west of Interstate 19. Their phone number is 520.573.7388 and you can shop online at www.fashionbug.com.
If Torrid had a mission statement, it would probably be empowering plus-size young women to feel beautiful, feminine, sexy, and stylish. Torrid boasts popular brands such as Dickies, LEI, Baby Phat, and Tripp. Try on a retro-look dress with polka dots and sash with a pair of fishnets under strappy black pumps. Match a pair of embroidered camouflage cargo pants with a cute screened tee and a pair of Converse. Slip into a satin, strapless prom dress accessorized by a pair of glittering chandelier earrings, a silver clutch, a chunky beaded necklace, and some metallic kitten heels. Torrid is in the upper level of Tucson Mall, located at 4500 North Oracle Road. Call 520.293.1095 for details or find great deals online at www.torrid.com.
Lane Bryant may be the most recognized name in plus sized clothing, and with good reason. Lane Bryant emphasizes fashion, with styles competitive to their smaller-size counterparts. When shopping at Lane Bryant, start from the foundation up. The store’s Cacique brand of intimates boasts an extensive lineup of bras, panties, shapewear, corsets, camis, sleepwear, and even bath and body. No granny panties here! Next, stock your closets with everything from active wear to hot, night out on the town ensembles to oh-so-sexy business wear. Top these all off with fun accessories like chunky bracelets, movie star sunglasses, and beaded sandals. Shop one of Lane Bryant’s two Tucson locations: on the east side in Circle Plaza, 7260 East Broadway Boulevard (call 520.731.0890), or on the north side in the Tucson Mall, 4500 North Oracle Road (call 520.888.5273). Or, shop twenty-four hours a day at www.lanebryant.com.
Do not overlook those discount stores! Target (www.target.com) offers a variety of stylish plus size attire in both its Mossimo and Merona lines. Target has several Tucson locations including 6500 East Grant Road (520.290.1711), 9615 East Old Spanish Trail (520.296.4290), and 3699 East Broadway Boulevard (520.917.0116). Wal-Mart (www.walmart.com) boasts full figure fashions with brands including Just My Size, Metro 7, and George. Wal-Mart stores in Tucson include 455 East Wetmore (520.292.2992), 7150 East Speedway (520.751.1882), and 7635 North La Cholla Boulevard (520.297.0840). Kmart isn’t just for Martha Stewart! Up-to-the-minute plus-sized garb is made affordable with brands like Chic, JMS, and Levi Strauss Signature. Shop at 7055 East Broadway Boulevard, call 520.546.6565, or check out www.kmart.com.
So don’t assume that there’s nowhere for you to buy clothing in Tucson just because you are a more curvaceous cutie. Shop around and you are sure to be pleasantly surprised!