Why Don't We Carry Plus Size?
A lot of customer's have asked us about carrying larger sizes. We felt that it would be necessary to post an educational article so our customers understand some of the pitfalls that we face in the fashion industry.
We are aware that there is a demand for larger sizes, but this is not entirely up to us. Here at Glitz & Ears, we strive to carry the best products at reasonable prices for our customers. We also have a specific style that we carry which is inherent with the brand that our customers are all familiar with. We hand-pick our vendors and the products that we carry and are continuously on the hunt for the newest and the latest.
Don't be too discouraged, however, there is good news. We can make a few suggestions to help you either find the size you're looking for or fit into what we've got.
Our vendors sell in "pre-packs", and won't substitute
Roughly 90% of our vendors sell merchandise in what's called a "pre-pack". A pre-pack is an already packaged group of merchandise from the manufacturing facility. These usually consist of 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large & 2 X-large. Vendors absolutely will not make any substitutions for us, or anyone else. You also have to remember, our vendors aren't just selling to us, and every market is different. If it were up to us, we would purchase fewer smaller sizes and more larger sizes, but our vendors have clients that would buy more smaller sizes and fewer larger sizes, so they make the quantities equal from small through X-large out of fairness to all their clients. If most of their customers are not going to carry a size XX-large, they aren't going to include it as a size.
It's usually not that we don't carry larger sizes
Generally, when customer's ask us to carry larger sizes, they don't necessarily mean plus size. They say this because they can only seem to find smalls and mediums. Our regular customers know that we always sell mediums through X-larges fast and stay connected with us to get first-dibs. It's not that we don't carry X-larges, it's just that we sell them so fast, we only have smalls and mediums left. Because our merchandise is pre-packed, the only way to purchase more or larger sizes is to buy more pre-packs which will leave us with a bunch of smaller sizes that have too many to sell. If this is you, we strongly recommend you reading this great article we've put together: Suggestions That Will Help Find Your Size.
How our merchandise fits
The fit of our merchandise is very important to us and a huge factor in what we buy. We know our demographic and we shy away from carrying form-fitting merchandise, and try to focus on roomier items.
What it would take to carry plus size
The only way for us to achieve this is to start carrying clothing from plus size vendors, but guess what the next issue is...you guessed it, pre-packs! Plus size vendors usually pre-pack products from X-L through XXXX-L. As you can imagine, we would have some customers that would love this, but we would be sitting with a lot of waste.
Don't be discouraged by any of this, we do have a few suggestions that you may find helpful which you will see a link below.
Read: Suggestions That Will Help Find Your Size
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