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Plus Size Stores Exist in Europe! Here are My Favorite Fashion Finds

plus size stores in europeShopping is one of my great travel joys, but finding fashionable clothes that fit can be a real challenge overseas. Size 10 is considered plus size in some parts of Europe, which can be really frustrating.  No worries…you’re not stuck with accessories! I’ve got a Deal Mommy Tested list of Plus Size stores in Europe.

Here’s a small list of my faves, please share yours!

France

Jean Marc Philippe (France):  Jean Marc Philippe is my single favorite fashion find.  I love the store so much that I scheduled a three hour stop in Paris just to visit.  During “soldes” (sale) season prices are 1/2 off. The quality is there but their clothes are definitely hand wash- Deal Dad accidentally shrunk a prized dress just by putting it in the washer.

Naf Naf: Naf Naf is a French brand with stores all over Europe.  Their stores kind of remind me of “The Limited” and their style is very “sexy secretary”.   Their XL equates to about a 16/18.  Terrific sales- I recently got 7 shirts for 70 Euro.

Italy

Elena Miro: A chain of “shapley sizes” (love that!) based in Italy. I found the prices a bit high, but the quality is there. It’s on the same level as Marina Rinaldi but not as well known in the states.

Throughout Europe

Desigual: Desigual is a Spanish brand, but they have stores all over Europe and one in New York. Not a “Plus Size” brand, but many of their items go up to XXL (18).  I’m obsessed with their printed Tees and just picked up a bunch in Rome during the “Saldi” season.

Bonita: They’re in 6 countries, mostly in Central Europe. While not especially “Plus Size”, they go to size 48 (18ish), but more importantly the clothes are cut for a central European…as in NOT A WAIF! I found the first long sleeved button down blouse that fit properly in 15 years and have a mock wrap dress that is a staple in my travel wardrobe.

Evans (UK and Ireland): I found Evans when we lived in Dublin and was thrilled to find them now shipping to the US. Highly recommend, especially for lingerie that’s well-fitting without being industrial.

Surkana (Spain): Surkana is a brand (not a store) worth looking for. They’re not specifically plus-size, but go up to XXXL, which is an 18 (!). I bought a mini-dress from a boutique in Tenerife that I wear as a tunic with leggings.

Ulla Popken (Netherlands): Great especially for sizes 20+ and for shoes.

If you’re looking for fashion advice, I suggest Marie Claire Magazine’s Big Girl in a Skinny World columnist Nicolette Mason as a great reference.

What’s your favorite wearable souvenir? Do you know of any other plus size stores in Europe I should check out? Please share in the comments.

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