A ‘Plus Size’ success

August A Plus Market - Stall holders and info

Well the first A Plus Market has been and gone with the result of happy stallholders and even happier customers!

For those who missed out and those who wish to reminisce here’s some highlights of the day.

To start the day off, I wanted to thank all the stallholders for being part of the very first A Plus Market.

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So they each got a little A Plus Market decorated cupcake.

And then arrived our very first customer!
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She was delighted and being an early bird bagged some of the best bargains.

There was a great variety of clothes sizes, shapes and you could get anything form everyday wear right through to some fabulous party frocks and even some pretty cute nipple pasties!

Along with the fabulous fashion there was also some gorgeous jewellery, candles, soaps and treats!
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Above is just some of our lovely stall holders, the wonderful Miri from Miri’s Munchies, the rockin’ Bianca from SheEarth, the awesome Elyse, the ever helpful Bec from Parlour Vintage and Handmade and Carla too, who is really very ace.

There where really so many more gorgeous things available and all the stallholders did a stellar job at displaying their wares. It looked amazing, WELL DONE!
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And not to forget the wonderful band. As always Fire&Theft did a wonderfully professional job at entertaining us and drawing and announcing the prizes!

Which reminds me, congratulations to all the winners!
Thanks to the businesses who supplied the prizes we had;
a full signature facial from GloBeauty Therapy on Gilbert,
a haircut, blow wave and organic treatment from Reborn Hair,
a copy of Janine Mison’s e-book,
Curvy Girl’s Shopping guide to Melbourne,
some very delicious waffles from the Waffelier!
and a
Pre-loved stall at the next Preston, A Plus Market (I don’t know who won this and really do need to, so if it’s you please get in contact).

Now all there is to be done is get ready for the next one!
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Thanks so much everyone, I hope you had a great day (as did I).
See you in Box Hill on Sunday 29th September!
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Parlour Vintage and Hand-made

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Another wonderful plus size stockist showcasing their gorgeous wares at the August 31 A Plus Market is Parlour Vintage and Handmade.
parlour vintageI am a complete sucker for paisley so wanted to share a little of the paisley trove that awaits.parlour paisley
But don’t worry if you are not into paisley there are some beautiful vintage florals and petticoats too!

Sew a nighting- gown – what is it?

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erins phone 2erins phone 1The North West Darebin Church is not only home to the debut of A Plus Market but also a church (did you get the hint in the venue’s name?). This particular church runs a sewing group who really got on board with the idea of  A Plus Market and decided to sew up some luxurious products ready for you on Saturday, 31st of August.

These beautiful plus size robes (or nightingowns as I like to call them) are hand made from beautiful vintage silk sari’s.

Make sure you come down on Saturday if you want one of these gorgeous one of a kind robes.

A Plus Market Double Act

August A Plus Market - Stall holders and info

Saturday the 31st not only brings us some great fashion bargains but also some great fun. For our entertainment we have a part of the ever wonderful Fire &Theft! performing their luxurious Latin’n’Lounge!

But be warned – the wanton Moroccan rolling of FIRE&THEFT was designed to release the inner swing burglar – the one your innate sense of dance’n’romance has been shyly guarding against for all too long now…..

Spotlight on a stall holder – Amara

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Not only do we have fabulous new and vintage plus size fashion available at A Plus Market, we have women just like you offering up their fantastic pre-loved pieces.

I thought it would be nice to shine some light on one of our pre-loved purveyors.
I’d like to introduce you to the lovely, Amara.
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A 29 year old full time working mother to a 2 year old, Amara is a self professed shop-a-holic and loves to blog about her fashion finds.

I asked Amara to let us in on some of her fashion tips and give us a hint of what she will be bringing along to the August A Plus Market. Here’s what she said:

How would you define your fashion style in a few words?

Trend driven.

Where’s your favourite place to shop?

ASOS Curve it is affordable fashion for plus size women and bang on trend. 

What’s your favourite piece of clothing (or accessory)?

Anything Peplum!  It really works for my body shape.
I also love earrings, I can’t leave the house without them, I feel naked. 

What’s your best fashion tip?

Own some basics in your wardrobe, a white and black t-shirt, a pair of jeans and a good jacket. You are guaranteed to always find something that goes with any of them if your having a “I don’t have anything to wear” day. 

What’s your pet peeve about the plus size fashion industry in Australia?

It is hard to find trendy plus size fashion, although this is starting to change. It is also really hard to find plus size fashion stores especially in the country. 

Why are you having a stall at A Plus Market?

I am literally a shop-a-holic, cannot go one week without purchasing something so maybe if I sell a few things, I might get my dream Mulberry handbag!

Amara will be selling brand new clothing with tags from some UK brands including Marks & Spencer and Dorothy Perkins. As well as a heap of pre-loved goodies from ASOS Curve, New Look, Sussan, Next plus shoes and accessories.

Make sure you come along to the debut A Plus Market on Saturday the 31st of August and help Amara get her dream handbag.
To find out more info on the August market click here.

You can check out more of Amara’s style by visiting her blog, +a curves.


Marji & Jean

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A Plus Market is extremely pleased to have Marji & Jean offering their quirky vintage style hand made dresses, many of which are one of a kind at our August market.
Here’s one of my favourites that will be available at the August market. It’s a size 22!
Have a look at Marji and Jean’s gorgeous frocks here


August A Plus Market - Stall holders and info

brightness.5Lovedabead’s cute, colourful and unique jewellery is available at the August A Plus Market!

A Plus Market has so many beautiful new and pre-loved plus size fashions but we also have some gorgeous jewellery available too. So if you are a skinny mini there is sure to be something on offer for you too!

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the fabulous Darebin locals Lovedabead who will be bringing her cute and colourful pieces to our August market.