Tina Gordon Hall wants every woman to feel beautiful in the clothes she wears, which is why she opened Big and Beautiful, a resale shop at Belfast Center that is geared toward plus-sized women.

Tuesday, Oct. 5, Gordon Hall was busy preparing her shop at Suite 218 for its grand opening Monday, Oct. 11.

Gordon Hall said she was inspired to open her business because she came from a family of larger women who had often complained about the difficulty of finding clothing in their size.

“They were always talking about how they can’t find anything pretty that fits them,” she said.

Aside from clothing, the shop will carry handbags, jewelry, glassware, linens, shoes, scarves and a whole host of other items.

As part of the Big and Beautiful grand opening celebration, Gordon Hall is planning a drawing. The first prize will be a $25 Hannaford’s gift certificate, second prize will be a gift certificate for a local fast-food restaurant, and third prize will be one free item from the store. The drawing will take place Nov. 3, and entrants need not be present to win.

The store obtains its wares through donations, and anyone wishing to donate items can stop in anytime during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.