Look gorgeous in size 10-26 plus size fashion for women that reflects your individuality and unique signature style.
Plus size fashion for all
We believe all women, regardless of age, shape or size, should enjoy the confidence of being fashionably dressed. Our plus size fashion range runs from 10-26 and we like to cater for real figures, because the majority of women don’t fit the unrealistic, idealised images portrayed in the media.
Plus size fashion as creative self-expression
There is enormous pleasure to be found in wearing clothing that strongly connects to your personal sense of style. As a fashion lover you will understand that it’s not about rigidly following trends. The real joy comes from interpreting trends in your own way – a way that truly reflects your personality, mood and individuality.
Finding what works
Developing your sense of fashion comes from trying new styles and experimenting until you arrive at a look that feels just right. Input and ideas from an expert you trust can often save you precious time, help you make the right decision and open you up to looks you’ve never considered before.
Complimentary style advice
Our skilled plus size fashion experts are ready to assist you with personalised style guidance. They love what they do and you can be assured of genuine, respectful service that’s sensitive to your needs.
The Magazine Clothing experience offers you…
- Versatile plus size fashion designed to enhance and flatter your figure
- Complimentary style advice from our experienced plus size fashion experts
- Casual wear to fabulous special occasion ranges, predominantly made in New Zealand
- Finest New Zealand and Italian accessories for the finishing touch
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Exclusive plus size fashion ranges
We don’t take a chain store approach and prefer limited production runs. Our Magazine plus size fashion range is only carried in our stores to ensure exclusivity. If you are attending a special event and we know we are dressing other women for the same occasion, we will make sure you are dressed in a gorgeous individual look that is unique to you.
Finding what works
Developing you sense of fashion comes from trying new styles and experimenting until you arrive at a look that feels just right. Input and ideas from an expert you trust, can often save you precious time, help you make the right decision and open you up to looks you’ve never considered before.
Versatile trans-seasonal plus size fashion
We believe that you should get the most from your wardrobe. That’s why we specialise in trans-seasonal plus size fashion that works over several seasons, and is versatile enough to be worn in different ways, layered with existing pieces from your wardrobe, and complimented with accessories for a variety of looks.
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How do you know what will suit me and the occasion I am dressing for?
Our process is to ask questions first to establish what you like to wear, what size and shape you are, and what style and colours you prefer. Then we gently steer you toward the perfect look, sometimes nudging you a little outside your comfort zone to create a sensational new you.
Do you have my size in stock?
We currently have ten stores in New Zealand, so if we don’t have your size in stock when you come to see us at one store, we will try locating the item for you at one of our other plus size fashion stores.
What sizes do you have available?
Our plus size fashion ranges in size from 10-26.
Will I be embarrassed?
Our personal service means you have our full attention so we can cater to your individual needs. There is no judgement and in no way will we make you feel uncomfortable. We are sensitive to your needs – whether you would like us to leave you in peace to try garments on or prefer a more hands on approach. Rest assured we are warm, welcoming and approachable and are passionate about finding the right look for you. (Check us out on our About Us page.)
Do you make or sell large quantities per style?
Generally we make or buy limited quantities of any particular style, to ensure the exclusivity of our plus size fashion range.
Are the garments made in New Zealand?
Most of our plus size fashion garments are inspired and made in New Zealand, ensuring the highest quality and proudly supporting the clothing industry on our shores.
We’re here to help…
A friend suggested I try Magazine and now it’s my favourite, favourite store! I’ve got to know the ladies over the last year and they’re so amazing. They have a feel for what I like and know exactly what to go for. They pull some clothes out and say, “I think you’ll really like this.” It makes shopping quicker and you’re not having to rummage, plus they take the time to help outfit you.
I used to think it was out of my price range. It’s that perception that it’s a small boutiquey type thing and you feel “Oh, that’s going to be expensive”. But they were so good at suggesting clothes and there was such a good variety that I just felt that it was worth buying less and getting a good quality piece each time. The clothes are different. They’re not what you buy in mainstream stores. And they’re designed to fit a figure that’s not a standard size. You can go to a mainstream store and get a size 16 but it still looks rubbish on you because all they’ve done is block sized it up. They haven’t considered that a size 16 person actually might have a big bottom or a big tummy or big boobs. Plenty of the clothes at Magazine are designed with a fuller figure in mind. I think they’ve got a good eye for clothes and the versatility of them. And it’s lovely to be greeted with such warmth. You think, “These are my friends”.
I’ve been to other shops that cater for my size but their clothes do nothing for me, they’re pretty ordinary. I like something that’s a bit different and I find Magazine’s clothing has just got a bit more style. I actually get stopped in the street and asked where I shop! I’d hate to see Magazine disappear because it’s my favourite shop.
When my usual store closed down I thought, “Oh, flip – so now I’m just down to this and this to choose from.” Because there aren’t many larger-size clothing stores around. But it was such a pleasant surprise to go in to Magazine and try on half a dozen things and they all fitted beautifully. Just that relief of realising, “Oh, I can shop here. This is going to be cool!” Because a lot of stores go up to size 16, or 18 maybe, and then they stop. They just don’t go that little bit extra. But Magazine caters beautifully for me so I’m very happy.
The people who work there are just lovely. They’re happy to serve you and spend time on you, and they show an interest in you. I know their core business is to sell clothes but they chat away and make you feel a little bit special. They don’t try to force the sale. They know me, they know my style, they know what I like. And they go the extra mile. If nothing fits they’ll ring around and get it in pronto from one of their other stores.
Magazine is just amazing. I’m always seeing something new, something different. I go in there and think “Oh, I didn’t see this when I was in here the other day!” They have feminine clothing and they have smart, stylish clothing as well. They do larger sizes and I find Magazine’s clothes fit me whereas in other shops they don’t always fit me. They have the small sizes as well and they go up. And they have lovely jewellery but it’s not overly expensive. I like all the different accessories – the handbags, belts and necklaces and earrings.
I bought a dress one season and I remember going in and saying to them “The dress is so versatile, I’m flying to England and two hours later I’ve got to be at a wedding.” And this black dress I had was just awesome because it just screws up but I said “I don’t want to wear black to a wedding – what can you suggest?” And they went overboard trying to find me a little blue silk top – they got it in from another shop and it was just perfect with it. It’s that going out of their way, not just writing you off. It’s lovely.
Today my sister and I shopped in your New Plymouth store and I would like to pass on that we received outstanding service from your staff member Jan. She was friendly, had suggestions without being pushy and nothing was too much trouble. I can honestly say it was the best service I have had in quite some time. Please give her a pat on the back she was truly outstanding.
I would just like to congratulate you on your amazing staff at your Riccarton shop in Christchurch. I went in yesterday to be greeted with a wonderful smile and hello and a conversation about how I was and how was my daughter. It was February since I had been in with my daughter and the young sales lady had remembered!!! I was so impressed!!
Sadly I don’t know her name but this young woman is a gem! She had me trying on so many different styles and letting me know when they were or weren’t okay….such honesty goes a long way when you aren’t too sure yourself. I came away with four items …thanks to her.
The other woman in the shop was lovely too…so friendly and happy. They appeared to be an excellent team together. I came away feeling extremely positive about my shopping experience.
I have become a “regular” at your Mt Eden store; Lisa is fantastic and knows what I like, so I always leave smiling. I recently discovered ‘Jellicoe’ and LOVE it so much that now Lisa txts me when new stuff comes in. Magazine is my all time favourite!
Good morning, on Saturday I called in to the Palmerston North branch and purchased a 6 way red cape for my wife. I wanted to commend the service person who I assume is the manager on her great service.
She was great to deal with and even went as far in trying on a piece so I could get a gauge on what it would look like on.
She was very friendly and helpful and I was pleased to be able to purchase this item from her.
I had been looking for a top for my wife that afternoon and had visited a few stores but by far she was the best in service.
Can you please pass on my thanks and I hope to be able to purchase further in future. Outstanding
Just wanted to say how much I enjoy shopping at your Takapuna store. Adele and Lois are very helpful and full of good suggestions, I often come out with more than one piece of clothing even though I was only there to look. It is very unusual to get the great service they provide, and it keeps me coming back. Thank you for the great shopping experience.