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Catherines: Affordable Fashion for Full-Figured Women

The department store Catherines was already concentrating its efforts on carving a distinct name for itself by catering to full-figured women well before everyone else decided to jump on the bandwagon. During the 1960s, a tenacious woman going by the name of Catherine Weaver set her sights on opening a small Memphis based boutique. Being a plus size woman herself, Weaver wanted to create a synthesis of beauty, style, and self-assurance to clients whose options when it came to fashion were significantly limited at the time.

Catherine Weaver’s rolling of the dice ultimately yielded positive results. Nearly 400 Catherines stores can be found throughout the country, each selling contemporary fashion aimed at women seeking sizes ranging from 16W to 34W and 0X to 5X, and it continues to stick to its brand promise of “We Fit You Beautifully”. Customers can also purchase products through the online Catherines store accessible by visiting

This update is by the Robert V. Glaser Businesswebsite. Glaser is an industry veteran with decades of experience in banking, private equity, and more. His experience includes his many years working for global manager of alternative investment products Investcorp and he also dedicates his time to various charitable causes including YoungArts Foundation, Chapman Partnership, and more. You can learn more about Robert by visiting the Robert V. Glaserpersonal website or Robert V. Glaser Giving website.