Lane Bryant is a big name in women's plus-size fashion. The nation's #1 plus-size clothing chain operates some 800 full-line and outlet stores in about 45 states that sell moderately-priced private label and select name brand career and casual apparel (in sizes 12 to 32), accessories, hosiery, and intimate apparel for women ages 35 to 55. Lane Bryant stores are found in malls and strip shopping centers and average about 5,500 square feet. Women can also shop online at lanebryant.com. Founded in 1904 by Lena Bryant (she misspelled her name on a bank loan), Lane Bryant is owned by Ascena Retail Group.