This market round we have our very own tarot reader, Madame Majestika will be offering up some hidden insights.
Have you ever wished that Fate would give you a little push in the right direction? Are little lingering doubts keeping you awake at night? Or are you just curious as to what the future might hold?
Using the medium of Tarot Cards, Madame Majestika will weave the confusing threads that surround your troubles and questions into a path to take, some gentle guidance or words of advice. Nothing scary and nothing intrusive, no need to spill deep dark secrets!
Let your curiosity be your guide and find your way to the Madame’s table this Sunday.
A Plus Market offers you a chance to meet and greet the designers behind our favourite plus size fashion brands.
Hope & Harvest is a regular at A Plus Market and thankfully so as Harvest (the head designer of the brand) is one bubbly lady AND their clothes are rocking!
Hope & Harvest is recognisable around the world for its sleek, urban and glamorous take on ‘desk to dinner’ essentials. But what their loyal buyers really appreciate, is the distinct pleasure that comes with wearing high quality garments that have been engineered for curves, by designers with curves.
For Hope & Harvest garments don’t just look good – they inspire confidence, are functional and comfortable. Yes… the ‘c’ word! Every woman feels good when she looks her best, which is why the team at Hope & Harvest implement their engineering expertise to create exceptional pieces with the highest grade quality and fit, as well as cutting edge design, to make you feel your best.
Buying Hope & Harvest pieces not only represents an investment in high quality fashion, you’ll find yourself reaching for them as your ‘go to’ wardrobe essentials time and time again.
The team behind Hope & Harvest love coming along to A Plus Market too, saying
“A Plus Market is a great opportunity to be involved with a positive community event. As a Melbourne designed and manufactured brand, Hope & Harvest is proud to be involved.”
“Being mostly an online business, being at A Plus gives the team a chance to meet with their customer base face to face. It gives the Hope & Harvest customers a chance to touch, try and buy the garments, and because it is a market- the stock is always reduced so it is a great chance to grab a designer piece for a bargain price.”
A Plus Market strives to bring you a diverse range of plus size fashion with the focus on pre-loved bargains and new unique designer wares.
A brand new local designer Rethreading will be holding their first A Plus Market stall with is this Sunday!
Elizabeth the brains and craftiness behind Rethreading describes her venture.
“Mostly I make upcycled plus size women’s clothing and art to wear. Sometimes I make other things. Making is an essential part of my daily life, and without it I go a little stir crazy.
My mantra is: “Begin where you are, use what you have”
I have a passion (sometimes unkindly referred to as an obsession) for textiles. So many lovely fabrics and so little time to play with them all.
I started to make my own clothing because I couldn’t find garments I wanted to wear in the shops – colour! pattern! design! fabric! beautiful things! – and now I want to share my sewing with others.
I love a good rummage through an op shop (or thrift shop, if you prefer), looking for treasures to re-use in my garments, but occasionally I am seduced by new fabric. Usually I work with upcycled textiles though sometimes a length of new fabric will inveigle its way into a piece.”
A Plus Market is home to an amazing array of plus size fashion!
No matter what you are after you’ll find it.
Our next market we will be showcasing some amazing denim from Crazy4Jeans.
Crazy4Jeans is a local company that will be launching their plus size denim collection at A Plus Market!
The exclusive plus collection are made from a heavy stretchy denim, that doesn’t loose it’s shape easily and ranges from size 16-26.
Crazy4Jeans offers a straight size range too, the one thing that differs with their plus range is they offer better more full coverage on front and back, so they sit higher than most. The wide waist band with multi buttons offers extra support so it doesn’t rolls down and all come with beautiful embellishments!
If you are looking for a great quality true high waist denim, then we may have found it!
Crazy4Jeans plus denim range is a high end quality product retailing for $120.
A Plus Market shoppers (always on a hunt for a bargain and great deal) will be offered 30% off on market day!
Madame Tây are are four friends from Melbourne, who are now living in four different corners of the globe – Melbourne, Toronto, Hanoi and Dakar.
Madame Tây creates unique, handmade garments by working closely with fabric distributers, designers and tailors from Vietnam, Senegal and Ghana. They source and design clothing from a beautiful range of fabrics, all sourced locally in the aforementioned countries. If you purchase a Madame Tây item, you can easily trace your garment’s origins back to the individual tailor who made it, and learn about the place where your item came from.
For the Madame Tây team, this project is not just about the finished product, it is also about the process. While they have a passion for beautiful clothes, they also have ideas and questions around ethics, culture, travel, fashion, global manufacturing, trade and consumption, that they hope to explore in this endeavour.
At the Preston market on November 29th, Madame Tây will have limited edition plus size pieces which are all perfect for summer! Lots of beautiful day dresses, camisoles, peplum tops and pencil skirts.
SATURDAY NOV 29 – 10am-3pm DAREBIN NORTH WEST UNITING CHURCH HALL – 399A Murray Rd – Preston
A Plus Market is THE place to shop for local independent plus size designer fashion.
Each market we have a new and interesting local for you to try on for size.
If you are an independent woman who loves to make her own fashion statement then Icelandic Blue is perfect for you.
Janice Gobey a visual artist who frustrated with her fashion options created Icelandic Blue’s.
Janice says ” I was really tired of the type of plus-size clothing available in our stores – badly fitting, poor quality and mostly horrible polyester.
I wanted to create a brand where the clothing fitted well, was comfortable to wear and made use of luxurious, mostly natural fibres.”
Most of the range is in silk, silk cotton and bamboo. The style is relaxed but smart.
Janice is also a traveller inspiring her range to be mixed and matched, saying “it is important to me that my range was also trans-seasonal, this leaves me more room in my suitcase for shopping!
Icelandic Blue is manufactured in Melbourne to the highest standards and is only available online and at select markets.
One of those select markets of course is A Plus Market November 29, 2014!
Icelandic Blue is offering a 15% discount on ALL purchases made at the market on the day.
In addition, any purchase you make will entitle you to a further 15% discount when you purchase something online at a later stage.
Also available will be some A Plus Market exclusive sale items not available in the online store.
SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER – DAREBIN NORTH WEST UNITING CHURCH HALL 399A Murray Rd, Preston 10am – 3pm
A Plus Market is an amazing plus size fashion shopping event.
Though in addition to the great fashion available there is also a myriad of gorgeous products including cosmetics, jewellery and pamper products available.
Perfect for Christmas gifts or to spoil yourself the November 29 A Plus Market will be home to My Friend M’lee for a day.
My Friend M’lee is a local crafter who hand makes a range of products, the most popular and best selling being their lavender wheat bag with removable cover. It’s a unique product and is made with Victorian grown wheat, French lavender flowers and lavender oil.
Maria from My friend M’Lee says
“You won’t find any daggy corduroy fabric here, just vibrant and uplifting quality craft fabrics.
These bags make an ideal gift for that hard to buy person in your life. With Christmas not far away it’s also a great present or Kris Kringle idea.
Not just for aches and pains, these bags make great bed warmers. Pop one under your pillow too and the lavender will help send you off to sleep!”
Other products in the range include lavender eye pillows, lavender draw sachets, scatter cushions and adjustable aprons.
“Not all aprons are made equal – come down to A Plus Market on 29th November and try one on for yourself to see the difference!”
C’Belle Moda is a travelling fashion accessory company that caters to those that want affordable quality pieces.
Hayley the founder of C’Belle Moda is passionate about the products she offers, saying
“I have always had a love for accessories especially that of handbags, I could never have enough I always wanted a different design.”
Sourcing a fantastic range of handbags from Bag Queen,
there is sure to be something you’ll fall in love with.
Amazingly Hayley is offering a HUGE $20 OFF selected stock ONLY on MARKET DAY!
In addition to the gorgeous handbags, C’Belle Moda also offers a beautiful range of jewellery
There is a collection of handmade silver jewellery and one of pearls, so again no matter your personal preference there is sure to be something to delight. Further each piece is unique and not available in stores so you have to get along to the market to have a look and feel.
We are so happy that Lisa and her team will be joining us once again.
Last time we featured Lisa’s Lacies here I couldn’t say enough about their fabulous customer service; friendly, knowledgeable staff is what they’ve got!
This time around I thought I would highlight their unbelievable product range.
If you are looking for a bra Lisa’s Lacies should be your first point of call. Catering from the petite sizes through to size 40 and beyond. You’ll also find an extensive range of brands, so if you have a favourite or need to be introduced to one, this is the place to be.
If you need a day to day bra, a fancy one or a specialty bra like a strapless or sports again Lisa’s Lacies should be the first point of call.
And if it’s not a bra you are after but a corset or swimwear or some great pyjamas or maternity wear or dressing gowns or fun accessories or……
The product list really is extensive so you’re best to check it out.
For those who like to try things on and get some professional advice,
Come along to A Plus Market this Saturday, meet Lisa herself and pick up a little surprise present (if you’re one of the first hundred through the door)
or head onto their bricks and Mortar store at 6 Klauer St, Seaford VIC 3198.
For those that can’t make either all Lisa’s Lacies has a great online store, currently with a couple of great sales.