Facebook: the New Plus Size Online Thrift Store!

IMG_2637  There are many plus size used or new clothing sites on Facebook, but be careful because I have found them to be addicting. I just bought this coat from Jessica Kane yesterday for $40 shipped. Great deal, I am sure she did not wear it much and I know Lane Bryant sizing so I knew it would probably fit, but I could just as easily have missed it if I had not been online.

The FatToo groups have the most complete rules and the sellers are individuals. Some of the other sites allow small business owners.  One other tip, if you later want to find something, if you can remember what group it was in, there is search capacity for the groups, on the upper right hand of the page under the cover photo.  It would really help if you kept track of what you bought and from whom, so you can go back and let them know you received the item.

Most of these groups are closed.  Go to the far right side of your screen and click the * and click to ask to join the group.  Women only!

I am going to list a few and you can see what might work for you:

FatToo: Sizes 20+  over 3,300 members

FatToo Grand: Size 28+  269 members

FatToo Accessora: Shoes, purses, belts, etc. 954 members

FatToo Incognito: Costumes  657 members

FatToo Night: Nightwear, intimates 788 members

FatToo Fancy and Bridal: (new in 2013)

FatToo Anonymous: All the fashion, chat, spillover from the group FatToo. Post pictures of yourself wearing your FatToo Purchases  532 members

Dress for Less:    Clothing Sizes 3X+   285 Members

Thick Thrift: Clothing and Miscellaneous Sizes 16 -28  57 Members – mainly one person listing, but since she lists some things in my size I am going to follow her – not on Facebook, but has a Facebook page

for Fats sake: Clothing size 14+   949 members – I do not subscribe to this group since the clothes run smaller

AccessorSIZE:  Everything (Some adult items)  527 Members

Fatshion: This group provides a spot for people to show what they are wearing and where thy got it.  Kind of like a “superblog”.  I read it everyday!

Cautionary Tales: Beware, get to know the site a little before you send anyone any money.  Almost all transactions are done thru Paypal, so you are trusting someone to send you something.  If there is an ongoing problem with someone they will probably get banned from the group, but you could lose your money in the interim.  There is also the sizing issue.  There are no returns for the most part so check the sizing and be sure you ask for the measurements where you might be unusual.  I have smallish arms but a big waist, since I am an apple shape. In addition there are quality issues, I bought some summer clothes recently and they were in pretty bad shape and had been cheap to begin with, but some other things have been great. On the other hand, I have NEVER bought a piece of clothing at a thrift store unless it was a plus size store and those are few and far between.  So I am loving these online thrift stores and am willing to take an occasional loss to get something fun at a discount.

There are many other groups but I cannot really tell you about them since I do not belong to them, but you can search at the top of your Facebook page for plus size clothing and mostly you can tell who the vendors are and what groups might be more individual sales groups.  If you know of any other on-line sites that you love, feel free to share them.  Ciao Bellas…affinity

44 thoughts on “Facebook: the New Plus Size Online Thrift Store!

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  27. I know this was written a while back, but i wonder if these pages are accepting new members? I asked to join Fattoo and For FATS Sake and was denied on both. So disappointing. I was so excited to check them out. 🙁

  28. Fattoo group is awful their rules are ridiculous and the admin are on power trips god forbid you do one thing wrong you get kicked out and banned for life those women NEED a life and how learn how to spell rules

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