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Sears Hates Fat Women

Posted Mon March 27, 2006 5:23 pm, by Nicole G. written to Sears, Roebuck & Co.

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For years I have relied on Sears as a great source for the mulitple spring/summer dresses I would need for weddings etc. at a reasonable price. When I went to the Sears located at Eastdale Mall in Montgomery AL I searched and finally asked if the women's size dresses were "hiding" somewhere. I was then informed that they no longer carried anything larger than a size misses 18 in dresses.

I am terribly distraught that a company that I enjoyed shopping for years has so little regard for us ladies of a larger size.

I would like for them to begin carrying plus sized dresses again. Barring that I will no longer shop at any of your stores for any of my needs.


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by dd1650 Posted Fri January 5, 2007 @ 1:31 PM

Apparently Sears hasn't kept up with statistics on the plus-size
market. It's hotter than ever and women who wear larger sizes are
making their voices heard. But apparently, Sears isn't listening.
You'd think they would have their ear to the ground, considering that
their bottom line is supposed to be money. (sigh)

Well... I'm here to let you know that Jahqoi is listening. We're
clothing manufacturers in Los Angeles, who specialize in trendy
plus-size clothing for women. We sell online and in a few stores in
the Mid-west. We're still a small company right now. But, as we
continue to grow, we'll be adding more styles (especially dresses) to
our collection. My daughter is the designer. She and I are both
plus-size women and we got tired of never being able to find stylish
clothes in our size.

If you'd like to take a look at our site, just go to jahqoi.com.

I sure hope Sears and other stores will change their minds and get
with the program. Maybe they need to contact us so we can get them up
to speed. (smile)

Thanks for this article, for letting us know what's going on with

- Dorez

by Carolyn Williams Posted Fri September 29, 2006 @ 8:39 AM

I agree! It is so hard to find dresses anywhere anymore, but I used
to rely on Sears to be able to find dresses. I need just a nice dress
for church on Sundays. I realize most ladies wear pant suits these
days, but sometimes there is a need for a dress.

by K S Posted Sun June 11, 2006 @ 12:42 AM

stop eating at Krispy Kreme and then maybe you won't have a problem.


by cris toney Posted Wed April 26, 2006 @ 10:17 PM

you are a stupid fat bitch - oh, and by the way, your command of the
english language, like your corpulent body, needs some work. maybe
you should save some money and go buy some clothes from lane bryant
instead of sears. i see no reason why there should be less room in
the store for useful items like washing machines and exercise bikes
just because you have a fat ass. speaking of which, how did you even
fit through the door to go into sears? when you became "terribly
distraught", did you cause an earthquake? please give us all the
details, because i'm sure katie couric would like to know. barring
that she gives a shit.


your are immature by Linda B. Thu April 27, 2006 @ 2:42 PM
by Cubjunkie Posted Wed April 26, 2006 @ 10:49 AM

My biggest complaint about large size clothing is how IT IS NOT MADE

Sorry if you have extra pounds you should not wear spandex, short
shorts, certain kind of tops and those pants that come to your ankles
(can't think of the name right now) and NO MINISKIRTS and no real low
cut blouses.

Of course it is pretty much universal in clothes. So many clothes of
all sizes are geared for people who want to look like they are


by capellafella Posted Fri April 21, 2006 @ 11:02 PM



by Jennifer Matz Posted Fri April 21, 2006 @ 2:32 AM

Lane Bryant, Chadwick's, etc. are great ideas but the poster wants
affordable clothing and those places, even at sale prices, are much
higher than Sears. As for fat people having low self esteem, etc.-
get a life.


by N Posted Thu April 20, 2006 @ 6:55 PM

shop online?

by DGK Jr Posted Thu April 20, 2006 @ 12:28 PM

So Sears hates fat women and fat women love to eat.... who'd a thunk?


by Sarah Anderson Posted Thu April 20, 2006 @ 9:25 AM

There are plenty of stores who are more than happy to cater to your
needs, stores which I, being a size 1, cannot shop at. Try them: Lane
Bryant, The Avenue (my favorite!), Chadwick's, etc.


by Curtis Watson Posted Mon April 17, 2006 @ 1:41 AM

I would to to lovingly suggest that to less or greater degrees -- fat
people hate themselves. I know some fat people have gland problems,
and they can't help being fat. Many American can do something about
their weight problem, and choose not to take action. It is simple:
reduce your caloric intake and do some exercises that make you sweat.
It is just that simple.

Fatness is about an appreciation of low self-esteem; which is a form
of emotional and psychological pollution. Being fat is fundementally
internal biological stagnation and pollution.

Dr. Watson


"Dr."? by inanna68 Mon April 17, 2006 @ 3:07 PM

Well, to be fair... by Iconophiliac Tue April 18, 2006 @ 7:26 AM

Dr. Duh by Lori Parker Tue April 18, 2006 @ 6:41 AM

by eydie Posted Sat April 15, 2006 @ 11:10 AM

the Sears in springfield, mo at battlefield mall still carries plus
size ladies clothing. This must have been an individual store
decision. Contact Sears Corporate office.


by Leer Posted Fri April 7, 2006 @ 6:35 PM

Maybe they don't make money on bigger clothing? And maybe you can't
find size 18 because everyone buys it out... You can't expect a store
that caters to the "average" population to have stuff that a select
group needs.

I have to shop in the Junior section because they don't make bras and
other clothes in my size - Does that mean Sears hates flat chested
thin people?!!


Yes, they do hate us, Leer by Iconophiliac Sat April 8, 2006 @ 11:37 AM

Talk about off topic... by jrdng Sun April 9, 2006 @ 9:28 PM

Actually by Iconophiliac Thu April 13, 2006 @ 8:54 AM

"Average"? by onehotbiscuit Wed April 12, 2006 @ 4:29 PM

Well, that's what the media has been reporting lately by Iconophiliac Thu April 13, 2006 @ 9:03 AM

. by Leer Sat April 22, 2006 @ 5:03 AM

I noticed that when I went to the US! by Iconophiliac Sat April 22, 2006 @ 6:42 AM

by jrdng Posted Thu April 6, 2006 @ 1:14 AM

K-mart buying Sears probably was the worst thing ever. K-mart is a
disgusting store, and Sears which was once a reputible place is now
becoming disgusting too. So sad. I am sorry that Sears does not carry
your sizes, kind of ashamed they compromise selection and quality now
that they are teamed up with Big-K.


by rebekahsue Posted Wed April 5, 2006 @ 4:09 PM

Sears used to have www.searswomansview.com/ its own plus-size line.
you can now find those sizes within sears.com.
Since KMart has acquired Sears, you might want to check there, too, if
there's one nearby.
Hope that helps.


and a p.s. by rebekahsue Wed April 5, 2006 @ 4:20 PM

by Cubjunkie Posted Wed April 5, 2006 @ 12:12 PM

I personally think Penney's has the best womens sized selection
although I am about 26 pounds away from going back to Juniors.

If you have a Catherine's near you RUN DON'T WALK there. Or go online
to their website. The Avenue also has a good selection. Just
bought a great dress for my cousin's wedding.

It amazes me more of the population is in the women's sizes than the
juniors but the space is all for the juniors.

I have the problem of some people here being sort of in the middle
between talls and petites. Maybe the best thing my mom ever did for
me was teach me to hem!

by hootie1fan Posted Wed April 5, 2006 @ 10:28 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of retail. They designate 20% of their
floor space for 70% of their women customers and the other 80% for
less than 30% of the female population.

If you want to make a difference to Sears or any other retailer here
is what you have to do. Stop shopping there for anything. It does you
no good to protest their clothing policy when you buy your kid's
clothes, appliances or tools at that store.

Your $$$ is your vote and when you shop anywhere, you are supporting
their policies.

by Bellagurl Posted Tue April 4, 2006 @ 6:10 PM

In my local Sears (Orange Park FL) its the same thing. They have plus
size clothes, but upstairs passed the housewears in a corner. I laugh
as I walk though the store(there parking lot is always empty) to go
spend my money at Lane Bryant and Torrid.


Hey! Thats my mall too! LOL! by mary jo Thu April 6, 2006 @ 12:22 PM

Definately shop Torrid instead by Sorcha Sat April 8, 2006 @ 1:34 AM

Thanks for the tip! by mary jo Sun April 9, 2006 @ 1:30 PM

by LooneyMommyOf2 Posted Tue April 4, 2006 @ 9:32 AM

Try Sears online... I had the same thing happen at Victoria Secret
and after a phone call I was sent a 45.00 gift card and they could not
say sorry enough .. I wanted an XL in a PJ top ... I was told they
dont sell clothes for "large" women ... now I dont consider my LARGE
.. I am average but chose to wear Xl tops .. they offer those sizes
online and are now carrying them in the store ..
Good Luck OP ...
and to those making ugly comments about "large women" .. you dont know
the OP personally so why be ugly ... Just remember that God is
watching ... and until you walk a day in some one else's shoes that is
NOT bone skinny BE NICE ... I would rather have meat on my bones than
look like I shuld be 10 feet in the ground ...


Your reply by Bill R Tue April 4, 2006 @ 3:40 PM

by Taya Posted Tue April 4, 2006 @ 8:39 AM

I don't understand women's retail these days. It's like they think
that if they don't offer the size clothing for a spreading america
that we won't spread! I never understood this. If America has an
obesity rate of 75% as I am hearing reported then why isn't the retail
clothing stores keeping up? They are in denial I supposed. It's
crazy - go into any Lane Bryant and see how many people are spending
big bucks there for stylish clothing in larger sizes. (I spent $50
bucks for a simple knit top). It really does baffle me.


Taya - You are absolutely right! by dd1650 Thu April 26, 2007 @ 11:58 AM
by Prefect Zachary Posted Sun April 2, 2006 @ 7:01 PM

well look after the top 20 list and there are sites where you can go
to for plus sized clothes.


by mary jo Posted Fri March 31, 2006 @ 10:11 PM

I havent read ALL the replies but I have read some of them. So excuse
me if what I have to say has already been said.

The Sears here have stopped selling pretty much ALL dresses...plus
size or otherwise. They put them on all sale months ago.

They have also stopped selling petites in dress suits and petite plus

I dont know what they are trying to do but I think they should just
start digging their own grave.

The Sears here used to have the BEST plus size department. They had
junior plus sizes and petites which is great for someone like me who
is barely over 5 feet tall. I used to get the cutest clothes there and
I didnt have to buy their old lady clothes. Now..thats all they have
now. I HATE Sears' clothes now. They are ugly, boring, and over
priced. I quit shopping there a long time ago and unless things change
I wont be going back.

I know how you feel though. I rarely buy clothes for myself anymore
because it is so hard to find anything. I am going to lose weight
though and then maybe it will make it a bit easier to find clothes.


Sears...and K Mart by koalafan Tue April 4, 2006 @ 10:27 PM

by Taya Posted Fri March 31, 2006 @ 4:24 PM

Our Sears (Pembroke Pines, FL) has an entire department of women's
sized clothing. Must just be your Sears that hates fat women. Weird

by Danyeln Posted Fri March 31, 2006 @ 2:40 PM

First and foremost, please forgive my hyperbole in title choice. I
was merely expressing my frustration. I am very well aware that there
are literally hundreds of other places for me to shop, however, I
usually had good luck with reasonably priced Women's sized petite
dresses there. I had no intention of starting a firestorm over this,
I simply wanted to express my disappointment.


by Erik Posted Fri March 31, 2006 @ 12:22 PM

You know what else Sears doesn't sell? Donuts. They must hate cops!
They also don't sell toys. They hate children! And they don't sell
those yellow magnetic car ribbons. They hate the troops! Matter of
fact, I don't think they even sell American flags. They hate America!
What a bunch of law-hating, kid-beating, anti-American Communists.

It's real simple. Sears doesn't sell the size of clothes you need,
then take your business elsewhere. Not only are you getting the
merchandise you need, but you're also sticking it to the business that
apparantly hates your guts. Isn't the free market system great?


They don't sell beer, either by tickytack Fri March 31, 2006 @ 4:30 PM

lushes? by Prefect Zachary Sat April 1, 2006 @ 5:23 PM

A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually. by Erik Sat April 1, 2006 @ 9:07 PM

Remember, Zach is by gb Sun April 2, 2006 @ 4:34 PM
by evillynn01 Posted Fri March 31, 2006 @ 4:52 AM

sears also stop selling prom dresses does that mean they
hate teens as well :) sears did not make money on both
the plus sized dresses or formals I am a plus sized woman and
understand the loss but sears still a large plus size section of


by petgiraffe Posted Thu March 30, 2006 @ 3:56 PM

Try EBay. I buy all kinds of wonderful designer plus-sized clothing
for very reasonable prices. Sometimes new, usually gently worn. I have
a much bigger wardrobe full of beautiful clothes that FIT at a tiny
fraction of the price I'd pay for them in the stores!

Also if you have Lane Bryant or Elisabeth stores in your area, great
places to buy clothes.


Sears Hates Fat Women by Jerri Woodford Sun April 2, 2006 @ 4:02 PM

by Jayden Posted Thu March 30, 2006 @ 2:47 PM

That sucks!!! I mean I've dated overweight women in the past and I
know what trouble they go through since they dragged me to the mall
and not all stores carry their sizes. I'm athletic myself and need
someone who could keep up with me but hey nothing wrong with big
beautiful women.


by Alley Posted Thu March 30, 2006 @ 11:15 AM

There ARE other stores out there that DO carry "fat women"
clothes..and I'm betting theres not much price difference.


Lack of Intelligence by Paula Mon April 17, 2006 @ 10:34 PM
by Stephanie Hazeem Posted Thu March 30, 2006 @ 2:46 AM

I have always been over weight. One of the tiny portion of the
population that is actually over weight for health reasons. (never had
sugar in the house and was in one to two sports a season) I am over
weight, and I understand your plight. However, being over weight my
whole life I've found no one likes fat women in America. Those are the
cold hard facts. If you want to find something you really want to wear
you have to loose weight. I'm struggling with it, but it's just the
way life is.


Not true by hairdresser to the stars Thu March 30, 2006 @ 8:27 AM

Clothes in General by lilhonie43 Tue April 4, 2006 @ 11:21 AM

by Twitchie Posted Wed March 29, 2006 @ 6:55 PM

And people are walking around wondering why Sears is having to close
stores just to maintain a sad stock price.

by PlanetFeedback's Mr. Helpful Posted Wed March 29, 2006 @ 3:38 PM

Wow. I didnt realize this thread had gotten so large.

There is some really good feedback in this discussion...kudos to all
of you!

I'd like to address a couple of points.

With regards to comments by "beautiful one", the ones currently up
were actually written by PFB user "beautiful one". The ones that were
removed were NOT written by PFB user "beautiful one" but were,
instead, written by someone else using her name in order to stir up
trouble. As soon as I caught them, I removed them. That imposter has
done this a number of times and each time I find his posts, it's
immediately deleted. You may have recognized some of his work under
the name "Brian Mornan".

With regards to letter titles, I have stated previously that I do edit
headlines but ONLY on 15 Minute Of Fame letters. Every other headline
that passes through PFB is left alone unless it contains objectional
verbiage. This particular letter to Sears did not make the 15 Minutes
of Fame therefore the headline is from the writer and not me.

Because editing 15 Minutes Of Fame headlines appears to be a sensitive
issue, I am going to open up a discussion on the topic in the
PlanetFeedback Forums blog on PFB's main page. I invite each of you
to come on over and toss your two cents into the ring!


Questions by Iconophiliac Wed March 29, 2006 @ 5:35 PM

iconophiliac by PlanetFeedback's Mr. Helpful Wed March 29, 2006 @ 5:48 PM

Yes but by Iconophiliac Wed March 29, 2006 @ 5:57 PM

ok..at least now i understand where you're coming from by PlanetFeedback's Mr. Helpful Wed March 29, 2006 @ 6:09 PM

Oh! by Iconophiliac Wed March 29, 2006 @ 8:08 PM

Thank you... by Venice Wed March 29, 2006 @ 6:50 PM

Keep in mind by Mr. Mafia Thu March 30, 2006 @ 12:18 AM

Don't worry... by Venice Thu March 30, 2006 @ 2:05 AM

Me Either :) by Iconophiliac Thu March 30, 2006 @ 8:43 AM

anyone notice this by Prefect Zachary Sat April 1, 2006 @ 12:41 AM

Right by Nicky Dicky Sat April 1, 2006 @ 2:38 AM

lol by Prefect Zachary Sat April 1, 2006 @ 5:22 PM
by Cass Posted Wed March 29, 2006 @ 1:18 PM

I think this is a very good letter. They say now that the majority of
people in the US are overweight, which means there should be enough of
a market for "plus size" clothing that you'd think more stores would
be carrying it, not discontinuing it. Boo to Sears for alienating so
many customers!


by littlyte Posted Wed March 29, 2006 @ 9:42 AM

I can't find anything at Sears in my size, so I can sympathize with
you! Plus living in Texas now, it's hard to find my size anywhere!


They also hate short curvy women! by dragonflygrrl Wed March 29, 2006 @ 1:50 PM

They hate short skinny women too! by Iconophiliac Wed March 29, 2006 @ 5:37 PM

They hate medium build, long-haired, scraggly, ruggedly handsome men too! by Erik Thu March 30, 2006 @ 10:35 AM

Ruggedly handsome and so funny, too! by dragonflygrrl Thu March 30, 2006 @ 5:13 PM

Ironic. by Erik Thu March 30, 2006 @ 10:12 PM

no loss by MPolice Wed March 29, 2006 @ 11:08 PM

Good Point! by dragonflygrrl Thu March 30, 2006 @ 10:13 AM

if you could see the confused expression on my face... by MPolice Thu March 30, 2006 @ 7:45 PM

I was just being silly! :) by dragonflygrrl Fri March 31, 2006 @ 10:28 AM

This is True. by Danyeln Thu March 30, 2006 @ 4:53 PM

I hear you! by dragonflygrrl Thu March 30, 2006 @ 5:16 PM

Re: Sears Hates Fat Women by BeautifulOne Tue March 28, 2006 @ 6:07 PM

by Iconophiliac Posted Tue March 28, 2006 @ 6:26 PM

Quite a different tone than your last post.

You've got to be kidding.


Hypocritical by Nicky Dicky Tue March 28, 2006 @ 8:53 PM

It's deleted and gone by Mr. Mafia Tue March 28, 2006 @ 9:49 PM

No... by Venice Tue March 28, 2006 @ 11:11 PM

Exactly by Iconophiliac Wed March 29, 2006 @ 11:50 AM

I'm a little torn here by vc Wed March 29, 2006 @ 1:31 PM

Well here's why I said that. by Mr. Mafia Wed March 29, 2006 @ 2:26 PM

Well, Venice by Iconophiliac Wed March 29, 2006 @ 5:48 PM

Bring it on by Venice Wed March 29, 2006 @ 6:44 PM

Bring it on by Venice Wed March 29, 2006 @ 6:44 PM
by p d Posted Tue March 28, 2006 @ 1:09 PM

Sears and every other store in the world stock what sells, palin and

I understand what you're saying, though.


by Jeffrey Posted Tue March 28, 2006 @ 12:38 PM

Let's not get crabby. Sears doesn't "hate" fat women. They made a
business decision that this was not a product area that they were
interested in staying in. It's not personal. It's not an attack on
"fat" (to use your term) people.

Gosh, if I thought the way you did, I'd be writing letters to Sears
saying that they hate people with goiters because they don't sell
iodized salt. They must really detest people who live in houses,
since they no longer sell homes.

Thinking the way you do, I went into my local Sears and asked if they
were hiding the Children's Robitussen, for my son who has a cough.
Know what they told me? That they don't carry cough medicine.
Heavens, they must hate children! Sears wants children to die!!!
Whatever will we do?

Nicole (and others): If they've decided not to carry your clothes any
more, then don't buy clothes there. But don't decide that it's
because they hate you. It isn't true.

And the fact that you are, to use your words, "distraught," says that
you are a hysterical person who lacks a sense of reality. If this has
you distraught, I'd hate to see what happens when something really bad


Jeffrey by p d Tue March 28, 2006 @ 1:08 PM

Jeffrey by Michelle Wiley Tue March 28, 2006 @ 5:37 PM

Matter of fact, yeah, he is. by Erik Tue March 28, 2006 @ 6:59 PM

really? by chocolatelover Tue March 28, 2006 @ 9:28 PM

Cute. by Erik Thu March 30, 2006 @ 11:43 AM

LOL by Becka E Wed March 29, 2006 @ 10:46 AM

Content and Clarity by Jeffrey Wed March 29, 2006 @ 9:51 AM

To think about it, by Iconophiliac Tue March 28, 2006 @ 7:02 PM

PFB Changing Titles by Chris M Tue March 28, 2006 @ 8:37 PM

They're Changing Titles Now? by Iconophiliac Tue March 28, 2006 @ 9:39 PM

Titles by Chris M Tue March 28, 2006 @ 10:17 PM

That's one thing I don't agree with. by Mr. Mafia Tue March 28, 2006 @ 10:21 PM

It's true by Venice Wed March 29, 2006 @ 12:51 AM

It's true by Venice Wed March 29, 2006 @ 12:51 AM

Sigh by Iconophiliac Wed March 29, 2006 @ 8:16 AM

Titles by Chris M Wed March 29, 2006 @ 9:20 AM

It's not the same thing... by Cass Wed March 29, 2006 @ 1:14 PM

by Iconophiliac Posted Mon March 27, 2006 @ 7:49 PM

Let me just say, I have the total opposite problem of yours, but it's
something I'm really familiar with! Often stores don't carry sizes
small enough to fit me (I can often shop easily in the childrens
section, lol).

I'm sorry this has happened, the only thing I can offer is do you have
a store called Penningtons over there? That's really the only store I
know carries larger sizes. :S

They might've pulled them due to lack of sales? Maybe it's still
accessible from the catalog? As far as I can tell, the plus sizes are
still accessible on their site www.sears.com good luck

by S. Brown Posted Mon March 27, 2006 @ 6:53 PM

I know that the Sear's near where I live has a nice plus size
department and I'm shocked to hear that any major department store has
closed their women's department. Not only does this action send a
negative message to women, but it's also very bad for business as
women of all sizes spend money on clothing.


some stores that might be of use to you by alie Thu March 30, 2006 @ 12:14 PM

Sears Fat Women by SexyMomma Fri April 28, 2006 @ 10:34 PM

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