SHOP TRANSLATED is an innovative online boutique for plus size women.
Ohio native, Jacqueline Floro moved to NYC, working
for fashion houses such as Natori, Polo Ralph Lauren, & NY&Co.
In 2005, she launched her contemporary missy collection, Bilingual
Clothing. Inspired by her world travels, she infused her Euro-Asian
background into flattering dresses & sexy tops in vibrant, eye
catching, ethnic prints.
Navy verteran, Cortney Burk, left Guam and moved to
LA, trading in her sailor dungarees for frilly frocks. Her fashion
career was in full throttle as she immediately began plus size modeling
and working with fashion stylists, learning the tricks of the trade.
Their very different worlds collided when Jacqueline moved to LA and
needed a second in command to help design Bilingual Clothing.
The design duo worked together on Bilingual, but also started their own
separate side projects: After a series of requests (especially from
Cortney who is plus size) Jacqueline launched plus size clothing line, INES Collection; Cortney, an advocate for plus size fashion, introduced her plus size online boutique, Shop Translated, where the INES Collection debuted.
Day to day activities included fashion shows, trunk shows, buyer
meetings, shopping nights, LA & New York photoshoots, filling these
two woman’s schedules. One evening, after a long day, just before
catching their flight to Asia, the two enjoyed a quieter moment in the
parking lot of a burger joint. Relishing the last bite of their
all-American burgers, Cortney announces, "If I’m sitting, I’m happy. If I’m sitting & eating, I’m twice as happy!”
The two girls burst out laughing, and right there in the parking lot,
inspiration struck! The two decided to merge Shop Translated & INES
Collection into one, giving them the ability to offer MORE to their
plus size customers. Months later, the two decided to relocate from
sunny LA and head back east, making North Carolina their base.
Shop Translated is a dose-of-different for the passionate plus-size
fashionistas. Offering a one-of-a-kind compelling on-line shopping
experience, Shop Translated focuses on offering plus size women
fashion-forward designs. The creative plus size women’s boutique opens
the doors to curvy women, connecting them to contemporary fashion and
style. In the fast paced world of fashion, Shop Translated translates
the hottest, newest, and next trends by being the style expert for
women with curves. Shop Translated also offer monthly style tips
specific for individual plus size body types and exclusive sales to
their plus size customers.
With Jacqueline Floro and Cortney Burk’s expertise in the fashion
industry, they are committed to making plus size women feel gorgeous,
confident and connected to the world of fashion.