Want to know a trade secret? You can buy wholesale women's plus size clothing, even if you are not a retailer. You don't have to be a licensed retail business to get incredible wholesale deals! Today, it's possible to buy fashionable clothing at wholesale pricing, no matter where you're located or whether you are a reseller or private individual.
Where to Buy Wholesale Women's Plus Sizes
While many clothing wholesalers will only do business with companies that provide them with a valid business license, resale certificate, or tax identification number, there are also many other wholesale companies that are open to the public. Here are some great options to buy at wholesale, whether you are a retailer or an individual.
Options for Businesses
If you are a legitimate retailer with a resale license, you can work with wholesalers that cater exclusively to retail buyers or store owners. You can expect order minimums from most of these wholesalers, but many also offer bulk purchase discounts and special incentives for greater savings.
SWAK (Sealed With a Kiss): SWAK is a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of affordable, trendy plus-size clothing "designed by real plus size women for real plus size women." This ranges from items like modern print dresses to sleek palazzo pants. SWAK has a two-tier pricing system in place: wholesale and retail. An initial first purchase with a retail minimum of $400 is required to receive the wholesale discount and quarterly minimums are required to maintain a wholesale account. However, you can still shop at SWAK if you don't meet the minimums and need the flexibility of one-off orders. SWAK merchandise ranges in size from 14 (1X) to 36 (6X).
Best Wholesale Lingerie: This is a membership-only California-based wholesaler that offers high quality and fashionable plus size lingerie, swimwear, hosiery, clubwear, costumes, shapewear, loungewear, and sleepwear. Best Wholesale Lingerie requires a minimum order of $100 (retail value). Plus merchandise sizes range from 1X to 6X.
Tasha Apparel: In its plus-size department, Tasha Apparel offers cute and trendy tops, bottoms, dresses (like the asymmetric style shown below), bodysuits, rompers, outerwear, as well as holiday collections and seasonal collections. Tasha Apparel does not have a minimum dollar amount on stock orders; the only requirement is that you purchase the minimum required pieces per item.
Orangeshine Wholesale Marketplace: This is a true marketplace for wholesale clothing. If you're a wholesaler you can sell your merchandise to retailers on this platform. If you're a reseller you can purchase from a huge variety of wholesalers in one place, which gives you flexibility in style and exposure to new vendors. Product inventories, minimums, and sizing vary by vendor.
JellyBean Wholesale: It's a go-to for young, hip fashions that appeal to teens and twenty-somethings, including leggings, tops, bottoms, dresses, rompers, jumpsuits and outerwear. Minimum orders apply (pricing and order minimums are available to view only upon login). JellyBean is a Total Fashion member. Total Fashion sites are exclusively chosen and specially trained websites that provide the most comfortable shopping experience for their customers.
Wholesalers That Sell to Individuals
You may be familiar with wholesale clubs such as Costco, BJs, and Sam's Club. These member-only stores buy merchandise in huge quantities and sell it priced only slightly above their cost. Wholesale clubs carry a vast assortment of items, including clothing. Their choices in plus size clothing are limited, but the good news is that you have plenty of other options for online plus size fashion shopping at wholesale prices.
One thing to consider: even as an individual buyer, in some cases you will be required to purchase a minimum number of pieces - if you're looking to outfit your bridesmaids or a girlfriends' club, that's great, but make sure you read the fine print on each site to avoid being disappointed that the one top you fell in love with requires you to buy three.
Wholesale Fashion Square: This shop offers a variety of trendy plus size clothing including sweaters, jeans, and dresses. The company's merchandise includes overstocks, leftovers, and closeouts from many manufacturers in the Los Angeles area as well as various importers. Although registration is required, you do not need a business license or resale number. There is no minimum dollar amount for an order. However, customers must purchase the required bulk total of each piece, which typically ranges from three to six pieces. Sizes range from XL to 4X.
Lingerie Mart: It's the place to shop for a fantastic selection of plus size lingerie at wholesale prices. Order online or visit their huge warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, for everything from exotic lingerie and fantasy wear to everyday babydoll sets, bras, and panties. They also carry beautiful sleep and loungewear, costumes, and clubwear. Lingerie Mart accepts large bulk orders or single-item orders. Brands include Delta Burke, Vedette, and Bali in sizes up to 6x.
599 Fashion: This is a family-owned wholesale clothing and fashion accessory store that offers affordable and trendy plus size apparel to both retailers and individuals. What's behind the name 599? $5.99 is the cost of many of the site's items. Their motto? "Why pay more, when you can pay $5.99?" There are no minimums, although if you like an item buy it quickly, as the availability of individual items is often low. One downside: sizes only go to 3X.
RoseWholesale: This is a leading international online fashion clothing store with a focus on trendy fashions (like the cute high low hem top below) from thousands of product lines. RoseWholesale offers frequent shopper discounts and bulk discounts in addition to already low wholesale prices. In the Plus department, you can find lingerie, swimwear, activewear, tops, bottoms, dresses, and outerwear in sizes up to 5X, with no minimum purchase requirements.
SammyDress: If you're looking for the latest in plus size fashion up to size 5X, SammyDress is the place to shop. The more you buy, the more you save, whether you're a retailer or a personal buyer. With a global customer base, SammyDress offers fresh and unique styles from over 200,000 product lines, and there are no minimum purchase requirements.
Save on Plus Wholesale Fashions
Buying wholesale women's plus size clothing is a great way to add stylish, trendy new fashions to your wardrobe while stretching your shopping dollar. With the options shown above, you can place orders and save money whether you have a clothing business or are just an everyday consumer.