For one day last year plus-size shoppers were able to forget about the deliberate marginalization that often defines their shopping experiences. They attended the launch of the Big Thrifty in Somerville, a secondhand-clothing sale for all genders sizes XL and up.
On Saturday the event returns for its second year, from noon to 5 p.m. at Unity Somerville, 6 William St.
“Shopping as a plus size woman can take you out of your comfort zone,” said Dianne Brown of Arlington, who loved shopping at last year’s Big Thrifty .
“It was great to go and know that you’re going to find something that fits you. . . It was like a candy store. And there were women of all different sizes and shapes, and everyone was laughing and having a great time. This is how shopping should be.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.