Title: Armchair Shopping
Date(s) of creation: February 1995
Creator / author / publisher: Selena, FaT GiRL
Physical description: One zine page with 3 narrow columns of listings and two display ads.
Reference #: FG2-065-Clothing
Links: [ PDF ]
Catalog reviews by Selena
Send us catalogs! We want to know where you shop and why, so we can spread the word here in our shopping guide for fat girls. So stuff those leftover catalogs in an envelope and mail ’em to FaT GiRL, XXXXX, San Francisco, CA 94114. And if you’ re feeling really inspired, write a few lines about why each particular catalog floats your boat.
San Pablo, CA 94806
Custom-made swimsuits in all large sizes. Nylon/Lycra in a wide range of solids and prints. One-piece, two-piece, various styles. Basic suit costs $70, special fabrics, extra features, $20 more.
large and super sizes
Marina Del Rey, CA 90295
Conservative, work and party drag in sizes 14-36 and 1X-5X (I’ll never figure out these sizing systems) made out of polyester and rayon. Mostly not too butt-ugly, except you gotta see the leopard-print poly-chiffon dresses. Dresses are $90-150, separates $55- 65.
Chicago, IL 60609
Sizes 14-24/1X-3X. Mostly plain or “classic” clothes. Nothing terribly ugly or exciting, but some good basic stuff. Leggings $30, dresses $70-100, skirts and pants $60-80.
Arizona Mail Order Company, Inc.
Tucson, AZ 85726
Terrifyingly tacky nightgowns, pajamas, and (oh dear) loungewear, in sizes Small to 3X, average prices, I suppose, not that I know anyone who dresses like this. However, they also have a good selection of bras in bigger sizes, some styles up to 48G. Prices for bras are $20-30 for the most part. This catalog also carries prostheses and other “mastectomy items.”
Where fashion meets value for size 14 & up
Indianapolis, lN 46283
Let’s see, polyester floats, pantsuits, skinny models. Sizes 14-3X. Pretty cheap (dresses $30-60) and there are actually a few scattered decent pieces in with the scariness.
Sausalito, CA 94966
Cool lingerie in sizes 1X-4X! Bustiers, panties, stockings, garters, catsuits, French maid’s outfits, shown on actual gorgeous fat models. Bustier-panty-stocking sets $65-95, catsuits $75, bodysuits $45. Also hats, shoes, extra-large sequined pasties, and various hetsex novelties.*
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- Eat This, Cosmo!
- Issue Survey – Have you had positive experiences in the dyke community about your body size?
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- Armchair Shopping