New web­site solves plus-size headache

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODMOTORING -

WASHINGTON: Fash­ion runs by its own spe­cial rules. And those rules have never been fair to plus­size women.

Those who are larger than the ar­bi­trary size 12 (SA size 16) have fewer choices. Carolyn Thomp­son has stepped into the void with Re­sel­lXL, an on­line con­sign­ment shop spe­cial­is­ing in pro­fes­sional and up­scale at­tire in size 14 (SA size 18) and up.

The seed of the idea was sown when Thomp­son tried to off­load some of her own plus-size at­tire and couldn’t find a con­sign­ment shop will­ing to ac­cept it. She in­cor­po­rated as Re­sel­lXL and the site has been live for about a month. Al­ready, the clothes and ac­ces­sories have been flow­ing in and the shop­pers are log­ging on.

Thomp­son has a sense of the brands and styles to make her cus­tomers swoon. They want denim sports­wear, large-scale hand­bags, fancy shoes in size 10 or higher, de­signer evening gowns and prom dresses.

“They’re look­ing for things peo­ple only use once or twice,” Thomp­son says.

“Be­sides, who wants to pay re­tail for a one-use dress? Plus-size cus­tomers shouldn’t be forced to.” – Washington Post

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