I had a baby 4 weeks ago. I'm not about a size 14 - used to be a 10 / 12. I realized that I had no pants to fit me, so I went out to the mall - with the baby. I went into Reitmans and had great service, but didn't find anything I liked. I went into Smart Set next. Upon looking around, I couldn't find any pants in a size larger than 10. I asked the salesperson if they came in a bigger size and she told me that they don't carry plus sizes and that I should head down to the plus size store. She wasn't even nice. I had the baby with me - obviously I was still carrying some pregnancy weight, but she didn't know what size I was. All she knew what that I wanted something larger than a 10. Since when is anything larger than 10 a plus size? Since when do salespeople get to look down on their customers and make them feel like crap. I cried after I left that store. Went down the mall to the Gap, and got the best service I've ever had. The jeans I got cost a little more than I wanted to spend, but the service was well worth it. I wasn't a "plus size" there.
edit: I don't think I was clear enough in the original post. The salesperson was incredibly rude and spoke to me in a "what the hell are you shopping here for" tone of voice. Normally, here, the plus sizes start at a size 16. Its hard enough having your body change after pregnancy without having salespeople be rude to you. I went to the plus size store she directed me to, before going to the Gap, and they told me that I was too small for there stuff - which was a good thing because it was all old lady-ish.
**edit, part 2** Can we just kill this post? I was complaining about the bad service, not trying to start an argument over where to find the best clothing or why people are anorexic. This is getting stupid. Most of your comments have nothing to do with the original post.