Starting a Plus Size Clothing Business

If you want to start a plus size clothing business, you can succeed with the right knowledge and skills.

People are obsessed with food and since a great percentage of the population is struggling hard to lose weight, you can get a fair share in the market by offering plus size clothes.

Start a Plus Size Clothing Shop

Some people find it hard to shop for plus size clothing and if you’re one of them, it’s time you start your own plus size clothing business. People are obsessed with food and since a great percentage of the population is struggling hard to lose weight, you can get a fair share in the market by offering plus size clothes. Among the things you need are sufficient capital, competent staffs, and large store space where you can place large dressing rooms. Most clothing stores sell plus size clothing but of limited choices. If you specialize and concentrate more on this aspect, you will be getting a lot of heavy customers.

Is there a local competitor offering the same type of business? You’re in luck if you’re the first one to establish a plus size clothing business. Find the ideal location for the store and make sure that it fits into your requirements and budget. Drive around and check out different store spaces. Once you’ve made the pick, you can now meet with the owner of the store or building. Discuss about the lease but don’t make the final decision just yet unless you’re already sure.

Inventory, Staffing, and Design

Schedule appointments with various manufacturers or suppliers of plus size clothing. Consider the product lines being sold and determine how much the initial inventory will cost you. A lawyer can help you with the lease agreements, business loans, and other contracts. If there are any recommendations, you can consider them as well. Hiring the right employees can make or break your business. Through criminal background checks, you can hire suitable staffs that can help you in upholding the business. They should be properly trained to deal with various kinds of people, especially your target market. Hire staffs that are cordial to promote the goals or objectives of the store.

Aside from the initial inventory, you also need to buy the store furniture and fixtures. The interior design should be chosen well to welcome your clientele. Choose the appropriate design and arrange the clothing well. You can sell clothes for men, women, and children who are plus-sized. Think of the best advertising methods that you can use. You can place banners outside or give away flyers and business cards on a high traffic area. You can advertise in local papers as well to create a buzz. To ensure great profits, you can also try selling clothes online once you decide to expand the business. Maintain an online business website complete with a shopping card and merchant account.


  • sheetal deorah said on August 29, 2012
    could you help me with more details like minimum shop floor size required, budget, break even point, margin etc as i am planning for such a store in raipur, chhattisgarh, india
  • Sandra Gwavava said on June 10, 2013
    I would like to start a Plus size clothing shop with fashionable clothes latest trends. I would like information on where I could get a franchise from, that has reasonably priced fashionable clothes. I am in Zimbabwe, Harare.
  • charles ngene said on October 22, 2013
    i need information and emails of stores or factories where i can source for Plus size clothings abroad - uk, America, etc and also shipping details. Thanking and appreciating you in advance for your assistance. Charles ngene +2348023125937 +2348074862581
  • Priscilla Onakoya said on December 18, 2013
    I am wanting to open a fashionable plus size clothing store in Tyler Tx. I am needing help with franchises. Please help. Thanks in advance.
  • Latoya Wellington said on June 25, 2014
    I am in Jamaica, Saint Elizebath. I am thinking about opening a fashionable clothing store but would rather go with a franchise. Please help me
  • Venus Smith said on August 12, 2014
    Latoya Wellington post is exactly what I need help with but my location is in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I would like to open a trendy plus size clothing store.
  • Jessica Bautista said on September 28, 2014
    I would love to start a plus size clothing store. I would like to know if I should start with franchise or on my own?
  • Tawana Rowe said on February 26, 2015
    looking to find a franchises that deals with plus sizes children clothing that's trendy and fashionable.
  • Sincerely said on January 12, 2018
    hello, I'm wanting to open up a plus size boutique, and i want to know where i need to start, like who to buy from and if its better to have a shop or sell from your own home.
  • Bimal Todwal said on January 31, 2019
    Need information about plus size garment supplier


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