Dean of Fashion emerged in 2010 as Memphis’s first and only independently owned plus size boutique. Dean of Fashion’s owner was inspired to open a plus size boutique after having several encounters with designers not catering to the stylish full-figured woman. Dean of Fashion continues its growth by recently opening Dean of Fashion Glamtique that offer’s salon services that fulfills all beauty enhancement needs as well opening up the stylish plus size apparel to all sizes. Dean of Fashion wants women to embrace their curves, and not hide them. Dean of Fashion encourages their clients to take fashion risks and break “myths and rules”, when it comes to fashion rules, there are none at Dean of Fashion!
Lane Bryant is the largest plus-size retailer in the United States. It sells its modestly priced, mostly private-label apparel through a chain of about 700 retail stores and an innovative web site. Lane Bryant continually provides its customer with fashionable apparel that has been inspired by the international fashion designers and global vendors. Customers appreciate both classic silhouettes as well as up-to-the-minute fashion direction. Lane Bryant recognizes that its customer's increasing demand for fashion reflects a growing sense of confidence and self-acceptance. By listening to and taking direction from its customer, Lane Bryant strives to celebrate women's individual sense of style reflected in the diverse range of fashion offerings, uplifting, compelling store environments, energetic, knowledgeable customer service and through marketing, advertising and promotional programs that present positive images for all women.