Our Story

 Hi, I'm Kathleen!

Kathleen’s Wears started out as a Facebook page and my own clothes. Then we grew a little, and we converted my sunroom into a store and used my bedroom as a changeroom. I instantly loved helping to style curvy women. It wasn’t just buying and selling clothes, it was about fitting women for their body type.

I needed to reach more women, so I began to travel, delivering clothes to Oshawa, Peterborough, and Belleville. Then, finally, Kathleen’s Wears opened as a storefront in Cobourg. But whether it was in my own home or in the retail space it is today, my store has never been just about buying clothes – Kathleen’s Wears is a safe place.

Finding plus size clothing that fits, looks good, and is affordable is so much more than shopping. It’s important to me that women know they can look good at any age and at any size. A little help with fashion and style can change an entire mindset. That’s why I love what I do.

Shopping secondhand gives you access to so many brands at a fraction of their retail cost and is a more environmentally friendly way to stay trendy. We are more aware now than ever how important it is to reduce our carbon footprint.

Pre-owned, plus size retail stores are a rare find — and that’s part of what makes Kathleen’s Wears special. But we want curvy girl fashion to be available everywhere which is why we launched our website for online shopping. Making sure that plus size fashion is available to women outside of larger cities is part of my mission. By supporting us, whether that’s picking up a new outfit or letting us buy the clothing you no longer wear, you’re supporting that dream.

We stand for accessible, sustainable, and affordable fashion.