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Nicolette Mason, fashion blogger and Marie Claire columnist, spoke with the Huffington Post recently about the challenges she faces when shopping. Although the interview, which went up today, is focused on the discrimination she encounters as a plus-size woman, there's a tiny little line buried at the bottom about Mason's upcoming clothing launch.
In regards to in-store discrimination, the blogger says, "I know what size I am, but pieces always run differently—if something has an elastic waistband, for example, I know it's going to be more generous. I have...enough understanding to shop for myself regardless of what the tag says. But there are times I'll ask for the size 12 or the size 14, and the sales associate will respond, 'That's not going to fit you.'" In addition, some stores just won't stock larger sizes, even if they are available in a certain style.
Mason says she routinely shops online to avoid these types of interactions. The details of her clothing line, which she is working on now, have yet to be revealed.
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