8 Best Transgender-Friendly Stores To Shop At


Discover the top 8 transgender-friendly stores where you can shop with comfort and acceptance.


Transgender-Friendly Stores


If you’re like me, then you probably love some retail therapy too. As you continue embracing your feminine body and curves, the right clothes and accessories will help you feel more confident. But shopping as a trans woman isn’t a walk in the park. There’s so much we have to consider such as a store’s bathroom policy and fitting room policy.


But you don’t have to go through this alone. As your big sister, I’ll recommend 8 great transgender-friendly stores for you. 9 times out of 10, I’ve had a great experience with these stores. And I promise you’ll have a great shopping spree with them as well.



Why Shop at Transgender-Friendly Stores?




I remember the first time I went out shopping as a trans woman. I was about 3 months into my transition and I still had a few touch-ups to do before hacking my feminine look.


That time, I was so scared to walk into any store because all I could think of was ‘What if they won’t let me change in the women’s fitting room.’ ‘What if someone looks at me badly.’ And ‘What if I get chased out of the store.’


Long story short, I was so scared. And honestly, the fear and anxiety took away the fun of shopping for me.




As a trans person, you’ve probably gone through the same thing. But luckily, the world is becoming more inclusive and there are many transgender-friendly stores.


There are even some great online stores such as Roanyer where I can shop from home. But sometimes, I want the thrill of going home with a dozen shopping bags.


So I give myself a pep-talk, take a deep breath, and walk into the store with my head held high.






Like I said earlier, the best part about shopping from an online transgender store is that you can avoid any awkward moments that you can get in a store.


Plus, there are some great online stores like Roanyer that cater to the needs of trans women like us.


They also cater to trans men, crossdressers, sissy boys, femboys, drag queens, and other members of our LGBTQ+ community.


Transgender Stores 


Roanyer is your one-stop shop for everything you need as you transition. Some of my favorite products from them are:




Breast forms



Garter belts


And if you ever need help finding the right size for you, you can call or text their customer support.


They’ll answer your questions and give you expert advice on what would look great on you based on your body shape, your skin tone, and your style.




Transgender Stores 


Sephora is one of the most transgender-friendly stores that you could shop at in the U.S.


They even have a channel called Trans is beautiful where you can ask the professionals some makeup questions, advise other trans women, and make new trans friends.


Plus, you could walk into any of their stores for a full glam session without worrying if anyone will judge or criticize you.


And if you want to learn how to do your own makeup, you can sign up for Sephora’s in-store beauty classes for trans people.


Transgender Stores 


The staff is also very supportive and won’t insist you buy one of their products.


After the class, they’ll email you information about the products you used. And depending on your location, they might even send you makeup samples of what you used.


Overall, I’ve always had a great and fun trans-friendly experience shopping at Sephora.




Transgender Stores 


If you love taking long, relaxing baths and pampering yourself, then Lush is your go-to transgender-friendly store.


There was one time I was passing by the store on my way home and I ended up walking in and restocking my beauty products in the middle of the month.


And all this was because of how amazing it smelled. I just wanted to buy everything. Lush is very trans and LGBTQ- friendly and in 2020, they even launched a Gay is OK’ soap.


They went ahead to donate 100% of the money to support trans people who were affected by the ridiculous ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law that was passed in Florida.


Overall, when you shop at Lush, you’ll have a relaxing, luxurious, and trans-friendly experience.




Transgender Stores 


If you’re a huge fashion girl like me and you can’t get enough of beautiful lingerie, and great jeans, then you should check out Torrid. The transgender-friendly retail store is famous for its beautiful swimwear, lingerie, accessories, and stylish clothes.


The store even has plus sizes for trans women to help you feel sexy and confident as you embrace your beautiful curves.


I remember the first time I shopped at Torrid, specifically the California store, I was surprised by how professional the staff was. I was still transitioning to a trans woman and without any questions, they helped me find the right lingerie size for me.


No one made any awkward comments when I asked to use the fitting rooms. And even when I paid with my card (showing my male name) no one said anything that made me feel uncomfortable.




Transgender Stores 


Did you know that Target was one of the first transgender-friendly stores in the U.S.?


Just a few years ago, they were trending because of their transgender-inclusive bathroom policy. While this news annoyed some customers, it was a major win for the LGBTQ+ community.


Plus, they have beauty products that you’ll need as you transition to a trans woman. They also have tuck-friendly swimwear for extra coverage.


And each year in June during Pride Month, they sell stylish and affordable clothes for LGBTQ+ customers.


Lane Bryant


Transgender Stores 


If you’re looking for crazy deals and discounts on transgender-friendly clothes, try shopping at Lane Bryant. It’s a plus-size clothing brand that offers crop sweaters, shorts, dresses, skirts, and jeans to trans women.


Seeing how inclusive the brand is, I wasn’t shocked to see that it was founded by a woman, Lena Bryant. She is both an advocate and ally of our transgender and LGBTQ+ community.


And every year in June, they release a pride collection that includes accessories, activewear, and denim for trans women.


In 2022, they even partnered with famous drag queen Nina West for their collection.




Macys or Roanyer 


Macy’s has been a transgender-friendly store for more than a decade now. In 2011, Macy’s fired a worker denying transgender access.


This was a ‘Christian’ employee who refused to let a transgender person in the women’s fitting room. This simple act showed how much they are devoted to creating a safe and inclusive space for trans people like us.


The store chain also supports Pride Month and LGBTQ+ brands such as The Trevor Project. It’s an organization that supports mental health in the LGBTQ+ community.


I love shopping at Macy’s because I know that I’m supporting our trans community. Plus, I’ll be going home with beautiful and inclusive cosmetics, shoes, and clothes.




Nike or Roanyer


We’ve all heard of the famous brand Nike which inspires many of us with their logo, just do it. But what most people don’t know is that the brand is very transgender-friendly.


They even donated $2.2 million to support the LGBTQ+ community in 2017. And last year, they partnered with a trans TikToker called Dylan Mulvaney for a campaign.


Roanyer shopping now! 


This feature brought so much hope to trans people who love sports as it was nice seeing us represented. It showed the world that being trans isn’t just glitz and glam. But we are passionate and ambitious, and we always chase our dreams.


Nike even has a ‘Be True’ collection just for the transgender and LGBTQ+ community. The collection is designed to create inclusive spaces in sports and to encourage us to be true to ourselves.


Final Words




That’s it, love. These 8 transgender-friendly stores have a combination of everything you’ll need on your journey. Whether it’s feminine shower products, great-fitting jeans and heels, and wigs to complete your look.


The best thing is you don’t have to stick to just one. You can have the time of your life planning a shopping trip to 2 or 3 of them. Plus, it’s freeing to know that they are transgender-friendly and you’ll have a great shopping experience.


But before you start coming up with a list of things to buy, here’s one thing I recommend. Please, please, dress nicely before you go to the trans-friendly stores.


Don’t show up in messy clothes looking like you just rolled out of bed. Wear nice clothes to give out a positive image which can make your experience 10 times better.


And if you reach the door and you’re too scared to go in, take a deep breath and remember that you’re not the first trans woman to go into the store. I’ll be here cheering you on. You got this.


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