New plus size shop opens in Bandon

BANDON, Ore. -- The owner of a new boutique on the south coast says she wants plus sized people look good and feel comfortable about the clothes they buy.

Emma's Bodacious Boutique, which specializes in clothes sized 1XL to 6XL opened its doors on Friday in the Bandon Shopping Center.

The owner says she opened up a boutique of her own after having a hard time finding clothes that were both stylish, and that fit her. "When I first came to this town, what I wanted to do was a coffee shop," said owner Emma Vanderpuye. "Then I looked around, and there were lots of coffee shops. So, I was trying to find my little niche and something that was different."

She says that it was when she went looking for clothes, that she realized something was missing. "Then I went shopping, and I couldn't find any clothes that would fit me, so I assumed that because I couldn't find anything, other people were having the same problems."

The boutique has clothing for both men and women, Emma says she deals with wholesalers for special orders of clothes not sold in the store.