The Extended Shop, a boutique offering plus-size clothing for women, has announced that its first storefront location will open Saturday, June 4, at Capitol View, the mixed-use, urban district in downtown Nashville.
Amy Skerratt started The Extended Shop to fill the void in availability of plus-size clothing in the Nashville area. Since its beginnings on Instagram in 2021, The Extended Shop has been featured at six local markets and events over the last year, including Starry Nights Market, Living with Landyn, L&L Market, and Porter Flea’s Summer and Holiday Markets.
“I wanted to be very intentional about where I opened my first permanent store, and Capitol View is the perfect fit,” Skerratt said. “I love that we’re in the city, but it still has a walkable neighborhood feel that is full of life. I feel like I’m a part of a destination. I’m overwhelmed by the positivity and success The Extended Shop has received so far and am thrilled to join the Capitol View community.”
The Extended Shop seeks to create an environment where customers feel a sense of belonging, a phrase used in their tag line – “You belong here – in your body and in your size.” The boutique provides a comfortable and constructive shopping experience with the option to try on plus-size clothing in the store.
Capitol View, which is easily accessible from the downtown core and surrounding Nashville neighborhoods, has been the location of choice for many first-to-market brands, including VICI, Condado Tacos, VSL Nails, Central BBQ, Joe Muer Seafood and Andiamo Presto.
“We’re delighted to have The Extended Shop open its first brick-and-mortar location at Capitol View,” said Mark Traylor, partner of Boyle Investment Company. “There is a market for shops that provide extended sizing. Being able to bring emerging leaders from the fashion industry to prime Nashville properties provides another sought-after amenity that caters to the needs of our community.”
The Extended Shop will join other Capitol View tenants including M.L.Rose, SVM Boutique, Starbucks, Clean Juice, Pokéworks, Jón Alan Salon, Sercy + Co., Club Pilates, Massage LuXe, drybar, and HOTBOX. Capitol View is also home to The Residences at Capitol View, a 378-unit multifamily luxury residential community; Frankie Pierce Park, a trailhead for the greenway system; and a full-service Publix supermarket with free retail parking throughout the district.