Plus-size shopping can be like foraging for perfect berries, landing a perfect walleye, or even looking for a job—you need patience, stamina, and an optimistic but opportunistic attitude. The solidly suburban stores of Rosedale are a great source of inspiration. Yes, you have to march to the back of the store and mentally inoculate yourself against excessive appliqué. But you'll find items that elude downtown and even Mall of America shoppers—extended-size Levis at Macy's, a decent selection of plus-size prom and event dresses at Herberger's, and solid accessories and underpinnings at JC Penney. At Talbot's a faux-retro, cobalt-and-white print blouse with a little stretch might be the thing to perk up your wardrobe. Or turn to the gilded, ruffled Ralph Lauren sleeveless blouses at Macy's and imagine rocking one of those frothy confections under a business suit for a special night out. Another bonus is Rosedale's proximity to other fashion resources: a Turn Style consignment store, the spacious new Lane Bryant at Crossroads Mall, and the TJ Maxx and Marshall's at Har-Mar. The more, the merrier!