Meet the Team


Miklane: In 1981 I went shopping with my best friend Susan, when I saw what little was available in the plus market I said, we can do better than this! We went in search of natural fibers and ‘normal’ looking clothes for fat girls;
contemporary clothes that weren't altered because of someone’s notion of who big beautiful women are.
I was raised on the border of Brookline and Newton in Massachusetts.
When asked:
What I like about myself: My practice of paying it forward.
Favorite thing to wear: ‘for me for you’ cotton scarves and finger-free gloves.
What I like about my job: Being creative, dressing people and growing with staff.
My favorite find from seams to fit: brown PJs covered with red polka dots and another that’s covered with peace signs.
I wear them together when it’s cold.
What’s right with the world: More women getting into politics and anywhere there’s peace and cooperation.




Susan: We met in 1973 and our relationship cemented into a deep friendship when we went to beauty school in 1976.  We partnered in friendship and business and opened our doors March of 1982. We wanted a store where we could shop together, me fat, Miklane thin. We wanted to create a fun shopping experience where everyone was welcome. I was raised in Huntington Park, CA.
When asked:
What I like about myself: My upbeat and offbeat personality.
Favorite thing to wear: Cotton knit says who Kizzy pant with Tianello Asbury top.
What I like about the job: I love talking books with the women who come through to shop.
My favorite find from seams to fit: A great pair of says who rayon print pant.
What’s right with the world: the people, the same thing that’s wrong with it!

 

Linda has worked for seams and says for over 25 years and we are happy to have her on the team. She has a great welcoming touch and loves to create a fun shopping experience. Clients feel like they are being invited into her home. We appreciate her organization
and way with numbers. She was born in SF and move to San Leandro CA at age 7. Linda loves clothes and plays well with others.
When Asked:
What I like about myself: I love my sense of humor.
Favorite thing to wear: I like it all, especially a beautiful scarf.
What I like about my job: My customers!
My favorite find from seams to fit: An orange wool coat with a hood and some great Monroe shoes.
What’s right with the world: We didn’t grow up talking about feelings or other topics such as dying and bullying and now we do…yay!


Tonda: has worked for says and seams since the beginning. We fell in love as soon as she walked through the door and opened her mouth.
She has a confident, calm presence. Tonda has a wonderfully kind way with others and she pays great attention to details.  She was raised on Army bases from Georgia to Italy and landed in Virginia at age 7. Tonda loves clothes and plays well with others.
When asked:
What I like about myself: I like people and people like me.  
Favorite thing to wear: My panties and earrings and my new fuchsia bra when I’m alone in my bedroom.
What I love about my job: Everyday someone different walks through the door.
What’s your favorite find from seams to fit: A URU black linen, fringed, pointy piece that I didn’t even know they made.”I surprised myself with the unexpected!”
What’s right with the world: Laughter and that there is more positive than negative.

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