Living XL: Shopping, with Large Fat People in Mind

Living XL Site Logo, Large People ShoppingLooking for some new summer wardrobes, but don’t want to spend hours at department stores searching for your size? Then check out, they offer clothes, accessories, home goods, even outdoor and travel products with the big and tall person in mind. Being a big (fat) and semi tall person, I find this site pretty useful. It’s a sister site to one of my favorite stores to shop at: Big and Tall Causal Male (now known as Casual Male XL).

Whether you’re a man or woman, LivingXL has everything you’re looking for to start your summer comfortable (and fit). They have a wide selection of clothing for you to choose from, including loungewear, pajamas, and even swimwear for those of you looking to make a splash this summer. Personally, extra large towels are hard for me to find, so I’m glad I came across the site. No more tiny towels barely covering one thigh!


LivingXL is pretty much a one-stop shop for us biggies, they not only have clothing and accessories, but personal care and health products like lotions, scales, heating pads, and back scratchers. If that’s not enough, LivingXL has a wide selection of home furnishings and bedroom accessories from specially designed comfort pillows to living room recliner chairs.

Overall, LivingXL is incredible and makes a great place to start off to a comfortable and healthy summer. If you hate shopping online, request a copy of their latest catalog and if you have a friend you think will love the store, why not get them a gift card? Don’t leave without checking their On-Sale section to see if you can scrounge up a few deals.

Made to Fit you...Living XL

Their other awesome features includes an amazing online virtual catalog, a sizing and measurement guide and a FAQs section for quick answers to those common questions. Be sure to check their shipping and return policies (they ship to all 50 states, including other U.S. territories).

Happy shopping and here’s to a fit summer!

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. Alexa CooperNo Gravatar says:

    awesome. It is amazing how many American’s are overweight, but how little big and tall stores there are available. Great idea with the furniture for bigger people.

  2. herpesNo Gravatar says:

    Nice link you’ve got there. Most store don’t have what we’re looking for (weird considering a large percentage of American’s are rather large). Been looking for a decent garden chair

  3. VJ CzarNo Gravatar says:

    Wow! Now that’s a very helpful site to those who got extras…like me 🙂

  4. Excellent website for me to introduce it to my family member’s..My dad and sis are larger in size so they usually have difficulty finding the outfits that suit them.

  5. RickyNo Gravatar says:

    There’s another site that sell things especially for bigger people as well.

  6. JeanneNo Gravatar says:

    LivingXL is a good site for larger people but their products are REALLY EXPENSIVE. I can find the exact same things usually for quite a bit less. Maybe I’m out of step, but to me size acceptance also means not being overcharged for things made for my size.

  7. NicoleNo Gravatar says:

    Hi! I am so glad I found this website. My husband and Father are plus size along with myself. Clothing is so hard to find for plus size people and as someone mentioned most Americans are overweight!!! I was so frustrated that I left my profession and opened a PLUS SIZE Consignment store. I am the only one in my city that is exclusively for plus sizes. Right now I am all womens clothing but mens clothing is on its way hopefully. I have so many customers thanking me for doing this. Plus size people have been neglected in the fashion industry and my goal is to change that. I did an interview in the local paper a few months back and explained our frustrations. Plus size people thanked me and I think I opened alot of “average” size peoples eyes as to what we actually go through. We pay more than the “average” size person for things, and that is if we can even find them to fit us. It is ashame in this country so many things are accepted and adapted for, except the larger person.

  8. MarcNo Gravatar says:

    I ordered a dining room chair from Living XL around a month ago. The chair was expensive, and the back scratcher I impulsively ordered with it turned out to be backordered (and still hasn’t come), but the chair was good and I was satisfied. Shortly afterwards, the pneumatic mechanism on the desk chair I had been using for 15 years broke down, and I decided to order a replacement from Living XL. It was due to arrive in 7-10 business days. It didn’t arrive, and the website claimed that it would be shipped on October 6, which came and went with no update. Now, the website describes the chair as “Out of stock”, although curiously enough, Living XL is still sending out emails advertising this very same chair.

    Finally, I called customer service, and the person I spoke to admitted that the chair wouldn’t be sent until November. When I asked why it took Living XL’s computer system two weeks to figure out that my item was not in stock–and why they didn’t have the minimal courtesy to notify me of this fact–I was told that their computer systems were “slow”. I asked, politely, to speak to the supervisor. I was put on hold, and then, after a few minutes, the call mysteriously disconnected. Needless to say, they lost a customer. It doesn’t matter what their products are like: with this kind of customer service, they’re not going to last long.

  9. RachelleNo Gravatar says:

    I really like the store. I bought a camp chair from them a couple of years ago. And, yes, it was a lot more expensive than a regular camp chair (you know the kind that folds up). However, I have the security of knowing that THIS camp chair is not going to collapse under my weight.

    The design and materials have to be superior quality so that it will not fall apart under my weight. However, even when it comes to, say, just a larger towel, their prices are higher.

    Why? The answer is quite simple — for a “normal” size towel, the manufacturing process is standard and they make thousands or maybe even millions that are the same size. However, for specialty sizes they only make a few.

    It’s not a matter of fairness. It is simple economics.

    I’m just glad that they are out there making products that allow those of us who are larger to live normal lives.

    We can either remain large and live normal lives or live normal lives while we get smaller. But either way, we have options that would not otherwise be available.

  10. MonaNo Gravatar says:

    Ive been looking for plus size clothing for my brother, and it can be really difficult to find. I’ve shopped here before for him, and he was really happy with the fit. Ive used a couple of sites that are great including this one and both have been great.

  11. BenNo Gravatar says:

    We always have trouble finding a toilet seat that doesn’t break. We got a bamboo one from Lowe’s, then glued dominoes to the bottom. So far, its been holding up for 2 years.

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