Varna, the largest city in Bulgaria, is located on the Black Sea coast, and is a popular tourist destination during the summer. Many people choose Bulgaria to spend their vacation because of the beautiful scenery, delicious cuisine, friendly people and last but not least – excellent shopping opportunities.
Three of the largest Black Sea resorts – Golden Sands, St Constantine and Helena, and Albena, are located just 20 minutes drive from Varna and Varna Airport. During the summer, the hotels at these resorts are almost always full, which means that there are lots of tourists coming to Varna and the region looking for fun, shopping, good food and to have a great time during their vacation.
Tourists visiting the city can find many shops on the high street as well as several very large shopping malls. The range of goods can satisfy everyone’s tastes – brand clothing boutiques, shoes, jewelry, perfumes and much more.
However, if a tourist is looking for plus size clothing either for themselves or as a present, they will not find it in the “normal” stores. Something specific to Bulgaria is that most clothing stores only carry products up to European size 50 (US size 20). If you are looking for plus size clothes, you will have to visit one of the stores that specialize in larger sizes. Be aware that the sales people in all three shops have problems speaking English, so make sure you have a native friend to come with you, or ask for a guide from your hotel or travel agency.
In Varna, there are three stores in the central part of the city that carry the largest selection of plus size clothing for both men and women. All three stores are conveniently located just a few minutes walking distance from the city cathedral, “Dormition of the Theotokos”. The cathedral is located in the very heart of the city, and all buses coming and going to the tourist resorts stop there.
The first store in Varna that carries plus size clothing is called “Maksi Moda” (Maxi Fashion in Bulgarian). It is located on Atanas Georgiev Street, about two minutes walk from the city cathedral, just across from the largest dental clinic in Varna. This store carries clothing for both men and women. For women they offer clothing up to European size 64; for men they offer clothing up to European size 70. This is the largest of the three plus size clothing stores and there is a wide range of clothing to choose from. The clothes are all made in Bulgaria, which is a guarantee of very high quality, as the textile industry in Bulgaria has a long tradition in quality clothing production.
Something this store offers which the other two do not is the option to assist you for a small fee if alteration to the clothing is needed. If you are planning to alter your purchase at home, you are free to do so, but, if you have a few …