Kathleens was started twelve years ago by Kathleen Doemland in Seattle, WA. A year later,
she teamed up with Kathy Dunbar in a second store, now located in Everett, WA.
Kathleens mission is to make wonderful fashions in fabrics such as cotton, linen,
and rayon available to all women of size. Kathleens carries lines such as
Flax, Fenini, Amanda Gray, and Meng Design. Because Kathleens is a boutique, they do
not do catalog business. The fashions shown in this issue are available in sizes
14W26W only. The sizes in their retail stores, however, range from 16W to 36W.
Kathleens carries daytime fashions, sportswear,
lingerie, swimsuits (at Everett location only), and special occasion fashions for all
your events, including prom and bridal (bridal at Seattle location only). "At
Kathleens, we will find a solution to your fashion woes," says Kathleen
Doemland. "We are beautiful, vibrant, exciting, and powerful women, and we deserve
the best that is available in life, and in fashion." When you are in Washington,
please visit Kathleens and see all that they have to offer: 5447 Ballard Ave. NW,
Seattle, WA 98107, 206-784-5996 (phone), 206-784-9604 (fax). Their other location is 2809
Colby, Everett, WA 98201, 425-258-2065.
WHO?, a retail store founded in Oakland, California, more than seventeen
years ago, is dedicated to the proposition that clothes with personality, fashion, and
funk should be available to all large women. In order to accomplish this,
theyve chosen to manufacture their own collection of great-looking, easy-care,
natural fiber clothing in garment-dyed cotton, linen, tencel, rayon, and silk. Sizes range
from 0 (12/14) to 4 (26/28). Theyre adding a size 5 (30/32) in some styles. Says
Who? also carries such lines as Flax, Vikki Vi, Amanda Gray, and ethnic clothes from a
number of vendors.
Owners Susan Benson and Miklane Janner want their
clothes to make your life a little easier. "We work to have just the right mix of
color, texture, and style to be effortlessly yet cleverly coordinated so that you take all
the credit. We love these clothes and wear them everyday. Dont just cover yourself:
Says Who? has two locations: 3903 Piedmont Ave.,
Oakland, CA 94611, 510-547-5181, and 539 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, 650-324-3511.
They are working on a Web page; stay tuned for details!
SUZANNE BELL FASHIONS
was created in 1984 by Suzanne Bell out of a serious need for supersize clothing. They
manufacture their own line of fashion forward clothing and can produce new designs quickly
for their customers. Sizes range from 16 to 60, and include fitness wear, outerwear,
comfort bras, swimsuits, big shirts, lingerie, and much more. Their line of careerwear is
designed in a soft, flowing, feminine style.
"Come shop in Canada," says owner Suzanne
Bell, "where your dollar gets you two times more!" They are happy to assist you
in your fashion needs, wherever you live. Write, call, or fax for information, 5794
Victoria Drive (at 43rd), Vancouver, BC, V5P 3W7, Canada, 604-324-7394 (phone),
604-325-7772 (fax). They are starting plans for a Web page; more to come!