Calvin Klein and Michael Kors Launch Plus Size Lines

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Calvin Klein and Michael Kors now have plus size lines available at select Macys, Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales.  These plus size lines, join their petite size lines, as an extension of their misses sized bridge lines, with prices ranging from $50 for a blouse to $250 for trench coats/jackets.

While these prices aren’t cheap, the presence of these lines at department stores like Macys means that eventually they will go on sale (FYI: Macy’s is having a huge sale right now… normally I’m not such a big fan of the store. but I got quite a few pieces for well under $20).  What I like about the lines, is that they offer an alternative to the boring Jones New York type suits and the hootchie mama jersey knit dresses. Sometimes you just want something stylish to wear to work that doesn’t look like you jut came from a club.


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  • nan

    i love mk’s plus size line,particularly his anoraks. his sizes , though run small and i am usually a 1x, but a 2x or 3x works. . not wild about ck, though the t-shirts once in a while are a hit. ck i find , runs large and usually can go 0x. i wish wish wish red valentino would do a plus size line. anybody hear me!

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  • Ginger

    AT LONG LAST!!  Finally, some sexy and stylish clothes for the plus size woman!  It’s been sooooooo hard to find clothes that are not old fashioned or have those matronly three quarter length wide sleeves!!  Thank you, Thank you!!

  • Stella

    Wait – the dress shown is PLUS SIZE??? That is absoulutely ridiculous. That woman is a size 6, at most. I would wear that dress, and I’m not plus size, I’m tall and a size 6-8.

  • clorox123

    So while we’re at it.. where else is there good to shop online for plus sizes.. talbots – ok . i do well here and there.. old navy – casual.. lane bryant – funky … i just need plain run of the mill clothes… when is gap going to jump on the wagon???

  • denice

    i just bought three pieces (jacket, skirt and pants) from the new calvin klein women’s department at bloomie’s… my jaw dropped when i saw the name, since i remember calvin being so viciously anti-plus-size… i was shocked that he would let his name be used for such “big, ugly” clothes… then i tried the pieces on and instantly forgave him… they fit beautifully, as i always knew calvin klein would… and they actually made me look a little taller and trimmer (no small feat)… so, $500 poorer, but happily surprised.

  • SoCal observer

    I understand the Talbots “frump” comment, but I mildly disagree. I like their basic wool crepe and linen items. And they’re tailored.
    By contrast, I don’t like Eileen Fisher, Chicos, etc. I have a figure with a small waist and am not into pajamatization.

  • Linda

    I just purchased five new Michael Kors pieces at Lord and Taylor, and I AM IN LOVE!!! The pieces are young and stylish in an All American sort of way.  They run big, so I went a size smaller in all pieces.  I’m in my 30’s and have money, and it is so entirely frustrating to find the right plus sized clothes.  Lane Bryant is too cheap, Talbot’s is too frumpy.  Old Navy is fine for super casual clothes.  Now, between the Nine West line and Michael Kors, I feel like I can compete with my skinnier co-workers.  Halleluia!  Now, if you’re looking for great wide calf boots, check out

  • Lesley

    Does anyone know if the plus sized Calvin Klein line includes jeans?

  • SoCal observer

    I think that Calvin Klein himself is no longer in the day-to-day operations, so I doubt he would have a say, despite his previous anti-larger women comments. Oscar de la Renta once said the same, but he later changed his mind and his bridge Oscar, which sadly is no longer made, was a best-seller at Salon Z at Saks.

  • This is great! I love Michael Kors. I have a Lord & Taylor near me and will probably check out the new lines there, since the L&T skews a bit more organized than the other stores, you know?

  • Donna

    Went to Bloomies in Chicago this weekend and spent a fortune buying up the new Calvin Klein plus line!  I think the cut of the suits are great for work – very stylish and timeless – without looking frumpy (hello Talbot can you hear me?). Also, I’m 5’8” and the pants are long enough – yeah!.  I’m just thrilled.  Think the Michael Kors line is disappointing so far – too deconstructed and as a result cheap looking.  I’ll see what he come out with next. I’m also a big fan of the AK Anne Klein pieces for work. Hey, it’s not easy finding stylish suits!

  • randi

    I was at Marshall’s and found a cute pair of Michael Kors Jeans for only $34.99!  I was in Nordstroms yesterday in the Womens sizes and they had another pair (which I bought because they fit like a dream) for $99.00.

  • tbf

    you can find the calvin klein line at filene’s basement for a fraction of the cost

  • Orora

    I’m singing harmony in the “It’s About Time” chorus.  I’ve been waiting for this to happen, since I tend to like both the lines in misses sizes. Guess they figured they’d better get on the plus-sized grazy train.

  • juliette

    I saw the first pieces from the Calvin Klein line, and I’m disappointed.  Nothing new or inventive, although the pieces looked like they were nicely cut.  The colors were boring, nothing like the sharply tailored pieces of Calvin’s “regular” line.  I’m hoping that the Michael Kors line will be better.
    BTW, the Macys sale was a good one – I bought a white leather jacket for $42 and some winter wool slacks for $23.  I’m not a huge Macys fan either, but love the sales at the end of the season for work clothes.  Plus is much better than is used to be, but still so far to go.
    If any of the plus sized readers are in the Bay Area, check out the Eileen Fisher outlet in San Leandro – lots of plus sizes there, and the prices aren’t bad – most pieces less than $100.


    I have seen the Michael Michael Kors plus line at a Nordstrom in Montclair, Calif. The stuff looked pretty good, although it was a bit resorty-beachy. I’d like to see other seasons.

    And I’ll look for the Calvin plus line.

  • Heather

    Oh wow—this is fabulous news!  I hope these lines survive.

  • Not a huge fan of Macy’s either but I’ll definitely check out Michael Kors’ line. And I add to the “it’s about time!” chorus!

  • Rocki White

    I’m very excited about the plus-size Michael Kors line! I had written to the company (without response) last year asking that they work on a plus-size line. I love MK’s fashions and wished I could buy them. I haven’t been this excited about a line going plus since Tommy Hilfiger started in the early 2000s. (Funny though, I only bought two pieces from that line—the red flag sweater and khaki jeans.)

  • Nancy B.

    AMEN!!!  I am so glad to hear this.  It seems that most plus size clothes are either too boring and matronly or too trendy and sexy to wear to work.  I’m definitely going to check out these lines.

  • Manasvi

    Speaking of Michael Kors trenchcoats… they had this michael kors trench coat for around 60 bucks or something.

  • Manasvi

    Speaking of Micheal Kors trenchcoats… they had this michael kors trench coat for around 60 bucks or something.