Their only New York stockist is a boutique called Narcisse in Brooklyn.
I asked the sales clerk about Lonely and she pointed me to three pieces — but only recommended one for *my size*.
Over at Nike, I was hopeful. They've started using plus-size models in their campaigns and their sizing goes up to 3X.
Albeit, the 1X to 3X options are extremely limited in variety.
An XL workout shirt fit fine, thanks to stretch, but I would never wear this in public.
Surely I'd have better luck at H&M, the brand that offers a plus-size range and uses models like Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday.
NOPE. I asked a clerk where the plus-size section was and she told me they didn't have one — and then she tried to point me to the accessories section. *rolls eyes*
In fact, H&M doesn't carry plus-size at ANY of its 11 New York City stores. It pulled the section to make more room for, wait for it, accessories and home goods. Plus sizes are only carried online.
Going backwards instead of forward is not how body positivity works, H&M.
Dear brands who advertise body positivity:
1. You can't just hire a plus-size model to be in a commercial and call it a day
2. If you sell plus online, you should sell it in-store
3. PLUS-SIZE BODIES DO NOT STOP AT SIZE 18
We're glad to have your attention, but it's clear that you're just not that into us. And we are the 67%. We can make or break your brand. Don't sell us one thing on TV and another thing in stores. Treat us right, dammit!