A Plus Market – my personal shopping adventure

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

Some of the stall holders at September’s A Plus Market figured out quite quickly that my decision to create A Plus Market is more than a way to enter the work force but also an elaborate way of getting my shopping done.

Augmenting one’s wardrobe has never been so much FUN!

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Playing dress up’s with friends new and old, having personal dressers (thanks Ayse), all in comfortable and relaxed surrounds can not be beaten.

Or can it?

I think YES, because I forgot to mention the BARGAIN prices!

The above haul with some other pieces too, like a glamorous full length, thigh high split ASOS Curve black (NWOT) dress and a cute flirty LBD didn’t blow the credit card. I won’t say exactly how much I spent. Let’s just say if I had two pineapples to start with, I still had some change!

A Plus Market isn’t just about bargains though because there is always some very gorgeous NEW wares there too.

Whether it be original handmade dresses, new designer clothing or the
beautiful handbags, sparkly jewels, sandals, boots and even more glorious products, no matter what size you are, there is sure to be something for you.

So my advice to you, is MAKE SURE YOU MAKE IT to the NEXT A Plus Market!

Follow this link to this years market dates!

PS My hat goes off to all the fashion bloggers out there, as the above photos took ages. Too many selfies and too many groans from the hubby. Thanks darl.

I’d love to see what you got on the day too!
Upload some pics of you in your A Plus Market finds to the A Plus Market Facebook page

and get a chance to WIN
a copy of
Janine Mison’s, Curvy Girl’s Guide to Shopping, Melbourne e-book!

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Spotlight on a Stall holder – Maureen

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

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We have such a great diversity of pre-loved stall holders at the upcoming
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that it’s worthwhile introducing another.

Previously the bubbly Ayse was introduced, now here is the ever crafty Maureen!

Maureen recently reduced her work hours and wants to reduce her clothes store accordingly. Working part time has made more time for her hobbies cross stitch and dressmaking. Holding a monthly market stall selling her beautiful hand made children’s clothes, bags, cushions and  cross stitch cards, Maureen is an old hat at markets.

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Maureen has graciously answered a few questions so we get to know her and her fashion and what will be kitting out her pre-loved plus size fashion stall.

What’s your personal style?

I’m pretty conservative, but some may say it’s a bit left of centre, but its definitely my own!

 What is your favourite fashion style of all time?

The thirties, Gatsby era. I love the head pieces they wore and beautiful lines of their dresses.

Do you prefer dressing for the colder or warmer months?

I much prefer the warmer months. There are much prettier styles available and lovely floral patterns.

Can you share your best fashion tip?

If it feels good, looks good [on you] then go with it.

What are you selling at A Plus Market?

I’m reducing the bulk of my work wear. However they are not classic business clothes. I have hardly worn shirts and skirts along with some evening dresses, evening jackets, day dresses, long line tops and lots, lots more!

Come and grab some of the bargains Maureen is serving up at A Plus Market. This Sunday the 29th of September at Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 10am-3pm, 470 Station Street, Box Hill.
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Inspirational Plus Activewear

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Inspirational Plus Activewear brings their high quality range of
plus size exercise wear to A Plus Market Box Hill.
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Sports bras, capris and jackets all in sizes 16-22 form only part of the comfortable active wear range.
Inspirational Plus have lots of one-off specials on market day!Get your sport on and come down to

Parody Petals

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The absolutely stunning Parody Petals will be appearing again at A Plus Market!

Parody Petals brought some glamour and fun to the debut A Plus Market and will be bringing that same pizzazz along to A Plus Market Box Hill.TGP-338_ppfinished101Just in time for race season Parody Petals will be bringing a selection of hats and head wear including; hand crafted pillbox hats, vintage glamour headbands, mini top hats, hair bows and casual head scarves.

Parody Petals offers a world  of burlesque, pinup, rockabilly, vintage and dark glamour.
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With up to $20 OFF online prices on market day,
you don’t want to miss out.

Come and visit the Parody Petals stall at

A Plus Market – Box Hill

Sunday 29th September
10am-3pm
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station St, Box Hill

Photos owned by Parody Petals
Model: B La’Belle
Photographer: The Glamóur Parlour

Made by Morton

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

To top off the fabulous plus size outfits you will be buying at Box Hill, A Plus Market has some wonderful locally produced jewellery available too.

Local Made by Morton will be attending bringing her exclusive and unique range of handmade jewellery.
Each piece is crafted from 100% polymer clay and Australian woven cotton.
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I can’t wait to see the pieces Made by Morton will be bringing for us all. They look fun, edgy and are definitely unique.

A further bonus is that Made by Morton will be contributing half their proceeds of all Made by Morton sales to Liptember.

Liptember is a month long charity initiative that raises funds and awareness for Women’s Mental Health.

To find out more about Liptember or to become involved go to their website:
http://liptember.com.au/

Made by Morton will be available at the
Box Hill A Plus Market
Box hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station St, Box Hill
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Suniitopaz Creations

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info
A Plus Market – Box Hill will also be home for a day to Suniitopaz Creations.
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Suniiitopaz hand crafts tribal and fusion hip belts,
a variety of adornments and accoutrements, street/dance wear, and other crafty items including smittens!
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I am personally very intrigued to see some of these gorgeous creations in the flesh.
Come and see them for yourself at

Parlour

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

A Plus Market is pleased to present Parlour as a Box Hill stall holder.

Parlour attended our debut market last month in Preston and is one of only two repeating stalls!
However, the Parlour stall might as well be new, as is stocked full of all ‘new’ summer stock and has a new refined name to boot.
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These beautiful skirts are either hand-made or reworked from pre-loved or vintage pieces. The skirts shown range from size 18 – 22.
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Parlour is a local to the Whitehorse area, so come and support her on her home turf!

You can find more information about the Box Hill A Plus Market here
or by visiting our Facebook page.

Intimo

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

The Box Hill A Plus Market is pleased to have Nina (pictured below) attend as a representative of Intimo.IMG_4499+Nina_webIntimo offers garments from every day comfort to lacy intimates, sports bras to support bras, fashion must-haves to fashion mainstays.
In sizes 30A to 46G, 6 to 24, the Intimo range has beautiful lingerie and loungewear for every size, shape and lifestyle.

Intimo is incredibly proud to partner with the McGrath Foundation to promote the importance of breast awareness and the early detection of breast cancer.

Nina will be offering personal bra fittings and presentations at the
Box Hill A Plus Market
Sunday September 30,
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Box Hill Community Arts Centre,
470 Station St, Box Hill

Antigone.K

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

A Plus Market is honoured to be showcasing this talented local designer at the Box Hill A Plus Market.

Antigone.K Handmade Accessories makes jewellery from wooden puzzles using beautiful papers and incorporates the original puzzle image on the back.
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These little gems are gorgeous and would compliment anyone. Everyday garb can be transformed into a quirky, fun and playful outfit.

Antigone.K creates brooches, earrings and cufflinks, so you can even pick up some locally crafted bits for the man in your life.
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Each piece is unique, so come and find your piece of the puzzle
at
A Plus Market Box Hill
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470 Station St, Box Hill
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Spotlight on a Stall holder – Ayse

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

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The Box Hill A Plus Market has a entirely new array of stall holders!
First to be introduced is one of our gorgeous ladies clearing out her closet, Ayse (pronounced Aisha).

Ayse is a 29 year old stay at home Mother from the South-East of Melbourne who is a self confessed internet clothes shopping addict.AishaVery kindly Ayse gives us some insights into her fashion style and hints at some of the treasures she will be bringing to the Box Hill A Plus Market on Sunday the 29th of September.

How would you describe your fashion style?

Vivacious!
Lots of colours and chunky jewellery

What’s your favourite piece of clothing and why?

I love my long length cardigans,
they are versatile and cover all the right areas

Do you love to accessorise or prefer to keep your look simple?

Definitely accessorise, especially with earrings. I cannot walk out of the house without earrings. I feel naked without them

If you had to choose, would you pick a handbag or shoes?

I totally agree with this quote from Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw (“Sex And The City”)

“I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it.”

What is your favourite fashion ‘rule’ to break?

Rule # Don’t mix Gold and Silver….

Mix it up!!!!! I love mixing rose gold and silver necklaces.

Aisha’s A Plus Market stall will feature brands such as ASOS, Myer, City Chic and some from overseas amongst others.

Come and relieve her of these gorgeous clothes and  help her continue her online clothes shopping sprees.A Plus Market Box Hill flyer