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Consignment shop fills plus-size clothing niche in FW | PHOTOS

Pretty Plus Consignment Boutique is located at 32911 1st Ave. S., Suite E, in the Quad Shopping Center in Federal Way. - Andy Hobbs/Federal Way Mirror
Pretty Plus Consignment Boutique is located at 32911 1st Ave. S., Suite E, in the Quad Shopping Center in Federal Way.
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After years of shopping and bargain-hunting, Laura Dinius realized that consignment stores for plus-size women's clothing are hard to find.

That's why she opened Pretty Plus Consignment Boutique in Federal Way. Located in The Quad Shopping Center, Pretty Plus allows people to sell their new and like-new clothing at the store. Consigners get a 40 percent cut of the sale.

The shop features name brands like Jones New York, Citron, Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren and Coach — all at discount prices. Pretty Plus offers fancy dresses, business outfits, coats, purses, shoes and jewelry.

Although the store specializes in plus-size clothing, items are available for all sizes. There is even a rack of sport jackets for men.

"Stores like Lane Bryant are so expensive," Dinius said. "I like to shop and I like to find good bargains and not pay full price for things."

So far, 47 consigners are working with Dinius. She said items must be freshly laundered and brought on hangers for a 60-day display. After one month, consignment items will be discounted 25 percent. If the items don't sell after 60 days, consigners have the option to donate the clothing to charity.

"I think this is a little niche we have in Federal Way," said Dinius, a Twin Lakes resident and first-time business owner. "It's just all the stuff that women like."

Check it out

Pretty Plus Consignment Boutique is located at 32911 1st Ave. S., Suite E, in the Quad Shopping Center in Federal Way. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The store is closed on Sundays. Fitting rooms are available. To learn more, call (253) 886-3577.

 

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