Catherines was founded over 50 years ago by a woman determined to change her own community. Catherines, a fashion leader in extended plus sizes, works to help every woman feel beautiful and is dedicated to bettering communities.

Our Mission

More than just a logo and tagline, our brand is a commitment we make to our customer.  We give her our word – to be relevant to her needs and desires, differentiated from other retailers and most important, to be the one store she counts on when she wants to look and feel beautiful.

Our History

Long before it became fashionable to cater to full-figured women, an enterprising woman named Catherine Weaver opened a small little clothing boutique on Union Street in Memphis in 1960.

As a plus size woman herself, Catherine hoped to bring style, beauty and confidence to women whose fashion choices were extremely limited as there really was no plus-size market to speak of.