Abercrombie and Fitch will offer plus sizes for women

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Beginning next year, Abercrombie and Fitch will offer plus sizes in its women's clothing line.

Currently, the retailer does not carry women's sizes above a ten. The shift comes as sales and profit margins have taken a dip.

The company has been slammed by many consumers and youth advocacy groups since comments CEO Mike Jeffries made in a 2006 interview surfaced. He said his clothes were more for "cool" and "good-looking" people.

Jeffries has since apologized.

Abercrombie and Fitch would not provide details on the new sizes or when they will be available.