This little secret of an online shop has been in operation for over a year providing junior and curvy girls with club fashions. With home base located in Tucson, Arizona, this family run business is fast making a name for itself in this largely untapped niche. Co-owner Terri Chicko tells me their "goal is to provide sexy trendy clothing" to their customers and I think they are off to a good start.
Selection: They have sections of plus size sexy tops, dresses, handbags, sunglasses, jewellery, and sexy shoes. Hot NiniZ has just increased their stock of plus size tops and dresses).
Sizing: Hot NiniZ plus size clothing dresses the curves of sizes 1x - 3x.
Styling: Their styles are definitely on the sexy side of trendy with a focus for junior clientele but it didn't distract my interest. Almost all the fashions show off some proportions of skin.
Pricing: The tops are extremely reasonable for plus size clothing ranging in price from $14.99 - $28.99 with the average being around $24.99. Dresses range from $24.99 - $39.99. The shoes are pricey (usually over $60).
Availability: Hot NiniZ provides free shipping within the US. They do offering international shipping but there is no pricing information so I recommend emailing with inquiries before ordering (When I asked about Canadian shipping I was told it was $5 - $17 US dollars depending on location, order and method of shipping). They use USPS or UPS depending on location, order, etc.
Overall Impression: The website is easy to surf and has a basic shopping system that I found very easy to use. Products are adequately described in terms of fabric content but garment care instructions aren't visible. When I sent an email inquiring about an item on the site I heard back within 24 hours. They accept the usual forms of payment as well as PayPal. Model wise, there is a trendy chic in the intro banners on all the pages but all the clothing is shown on a hoochie mannequin. I don't think it's necessary for every single item but I'd like to see some real models in the future. Overall, the site looks promising and has unique looking tops which is its best feature.
Update: this online shop has closed.