Plus-sized Fashion: Marc Jacobs and Saks Fifth Avenue

Both Marc Jacobs and Saks Fifth Avenue are garnering a lot of buzz in the retail market with recent plus-size fashion announcements.

Robert Duffy, president of the Marc Jacobs label, recently confirmed via Twitter that the fashion house is in the early stages of pre-planning the production of a plus-size range. Duffy commented that it will take about a year, but that the Jacobs team fully supports the plus-size endeavor.

In addition, luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue announced that it will be the first major U.S. retailer to stock plus-sized high-end fashion offerings. The pieces will be stocked in the New York store’s exclusive third floor starting this Fall. Featuring clothing from fashion forward brands like Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Fendi and Roberto Cavalli, sizes will extend to a size 14, with some brands offering pieces up to a size 20. Extended sizes will be mixed in with existing stock. If this plus-size venture is successful, Saks will roll-out larger sizes throughout many of its retail stores throughout the country.

Clearly, fashion brands are taking cues from the recent body acceptance dialogue and are willing to cater to sizes other than a 0.

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