Making It Big was founded in 1984. Within several years, the demand for our product grew beyond the reach our little store in Northern California. From there the company grew into a small catalog business and continued to steadily serve faithful repeat customers into the 1990's. In 2000 Making it Big began offering our exclusive product line via our online store as well. We closed our retail store to focus the business on serving our catalog and website customer, reaching 20,000 plus buyers worldwide. We now have customers in every state and over 30 countries including; Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Argentina, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Africa, to name a few. We are honored to be serving such a diverse group of women worldwide.
In 2003, Tracy Amiral became General Manager of Making It Big. Tracy has over 20 years catalog experience with such companies as Biobottoms, SelfCare, and Athleta. She was so impressed with the employees, the products and the customers that she bought the business in 2004. Making it Big has 20+ employees, several who have been with the company over 14 years. The employees are the heart and soul of our company; every one of us is passionate and committed to offering the best high quality product and outstanding customer service to our wonderful customers.
In 2016, we were very excited to change our name to On the Plus Side by Making it Big! Why "On the Plus Side"? Our new name was an easy choice because we are ONLY focused on providing the best fit and quality for the plus size woman. We care that YOU feel good inside and out. Everything we do is designed with the plus size woman in mind.
We produce 4 seasonal catalogs (with monthly updates) a year and offer over 300 items in our catalog and on our website. Our goal is to be a complete fashion clothing source for plus size women size 1X to 8X. With the continued support of our long time customers and now all of our new shoppers, we are surely on the right track. We are confident that Making It Big will be around for a long, long time. For that, we sincerely thank you all for your loyalty, feedback, and unending enthusiasm as we continue to expand our product line and services to keep you happy and coming back for more.