Ruby &Lilli

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A Plus Market is set to yet again bring you an eye opening range of plus size fashion.

Our September 13 market in Preston sees the return of interstaters Ruby & Lilli!

Ruby-and-Lilli-Release-3-by-Red-Boots-Photographic-web-(38-of-66)Mother and Daughter duo Charmaine and Rachael (aka Ruby & Lilli) are so excited to be attending their second A Plus Market this September. Their first was back in May this year with Rachael going solo (they’re interstate based – Rachael in Brisbane, Queensland and Charmaine in Karratha, Western Australia) but this time they’re both travelling down to join in with the fun!

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Who are Ruby & Lilli?

Luxury tees that embrace and flatter curves in sizes XS/8 to 6X/28.

Ruby & Lilli are casually chic with touches of glamour and always sassy. They adore anything that sparkles, bright lipstick and sipping champagne cocktails.

Ruby & Lilli believe that anything in life can be luxurious and glamorous, especially a t-shirt. Elegant touches such as the signature twisted neckline and the velvety soft fabric ensure you feel special every day. R&L celebrate the curvaceous woman and design our tees to fit and flatter accordingly. The extra length and relaxed fit of both the tee and the sleeves increase comfort without relinquishing glamour.

How did you find your first A Plus Market (May this year)?

Rachael: I loved it! It was fantastic to meet so many of our Melbourne based customers in person, after interacting with them via social media for so long. I can’t wait to come down again!

How did Ruby & Lilli come about?

Rachael: Initially we saw the gap in the market for fun, quality and flattering slogan tees for plus size women in Australia. However we have evolved so much in such a short time, I am so proud that we are now an inclusive label who cater for women who are size XS (AU8) to 6X (AU28). Our initial pattern was specifically designed for curvy women with a bigger bust and tummy etc however we are constantly evolving according to the feedback we receive from our customers. We hope to release different styles to suit all different body shapes in the near future.

Charmaine: We initially launched solely with only slogan tees as well, but have evolved our style to include the Essentials range and other designs which are more appropriate in corporate and formal situations. We love that our tees are so versatile; you can wear the same tee to a friend’s barbeque, to your office job and out to dinner, it’s all in how you style it

What are you bringing to A Plus Market?

Since we’re interstate we can’t bring all our stock down, but we will have limited quantities of each size in each design that is currently available, and of course some amazing discounts on the day.

At the market we’re opening up our VIP discounts to everyone, it’s a tiered structure:
1+ Tees = 10% OFF
3+ Tees = 20% OFF
5+ Tees = 25% OFF
7+ Tees = 30% OFF
(Essential Duo Packs count as 1 Tee)
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Make sure you get along to  A Plus Market Sunday September 13  and give the Ruby & Lilli Ladies a warm welcome.

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Joolz P

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Cutting edge plus size designers can be found at A Plus Market!

A brand spanking new label, Joolz P will be joining us this Saturday in Ballarat.

Joolz P a Melbourne based label launched their first collection with us earlier this year.
Each piece is fun, vibrant and comfortable. All that you want and need from your investment pieces.

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The Ballarat market sees Joolz P launching their legging range!
I’ve seen some sneak peeks of these (check out the A Plus Market instagram) and I am impressed.
They are so much fun with some truly inspired patterns and will compliment each Joolz P piece.

Leggings will retail at $75 though as an introductory offer leggings will be reduced to $55 at A Plus Market this Saturday only!

Love and support your locals, they are working hard to bring us more choice and more style – See you Saturday!
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Kaiser & Pasche

A Plus Market (Preston)
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A Plus Market is both about quality plus size fashion pieces and bargains.

When those two factors come together (which does happen more often than not) we have the great opportunity of enjoying these spoils!

Kaiser and Pasche are returning to A Plus Market this month with a BIG SALE… NOTHING OVER $30!
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Dresses, skirts, tops, cover ups & leggings – Whether it’s single pieces, or full outfits, we’ll get you dressed for cheap…and nothing is second hand – all as new product!
And for Kaiser and Pasche Facebook fans, there’ll be some extra special offers running on the day. Get on over click Like and head down to A Plus Market on Sunday!
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Marji & Jean

A Plus Market (Preston), Uncategorized

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A Plus Market aims to open your eyes to new and different locally made plus size fashions.

One of our favourite local’s Marji & Jean definitely helps us do just that.

 

Marji & Jean are becoming staple stallholders at A Plus Market. Each occasion though they bring a fabulous new frock for us to peruse.


Marji & Jean recreate the 50’s swing and 60’s go-go with bright, colourful and above all fun fabrics. With sizing ranging from 16-26 if you are after a timeless pretty piece or zany dance all night threads, Marji & Jean have that perfect one of a kind dress for you.
Come along and check out these glorious frocks fro yourself, Sunday 22 Feb!


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Spotlight on a stallholder – Aarathi

A Plus Market (Preston)

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As is usual for each A Plus Market there is bag loads of pre-loved plus size beauties fit to be rehomed. The upcoming A Plus Market  in Preston is no different. Well it’s a little different as there are more pre-loved sellers than ever before, meaning there are bag loads more bargains to be had!

It is fitting that we begin the stallholder introductions with one of the many gorgeous women who are clearing out their wardrobes.

Today we meet the beautiful Aarathi. untitledAarathi is an international aid worker, and have travelled the world extensively (I know right…. good looks and nice!). Aarathi lives in Country Victoria (Kilmore) and loves the wide open spaces that surround her. To top off the package she is happiest when cooking! She even has a food blog, Chocolate and curry, check it out HERE.

So to get to know Aarathi a bit better before market day here are the questions I asked:

Describe your fashion style?

I would say I dress more classically, and love bright colours. I don’t subscribe to any one particular trend, but believe in buying good quality clothes that can withstand the trends of different seasons. I love vintage styles as well. My style is classic, straight lines, not fussy that makes me feel confident and beautiful 🙂

If you had to wear an outfit that was your most hated colour, how would you make it bearable? 

Pairing it with accessories that complimented the colour or took the attention away from it!

Are you a hat person? Or any type of headwear? What do or don’t you like and why?

Lol no….I have like 2 hats. I don’t mind fascinators, but small ones. I don’t think I’ve ever been cool enough to carry off headwear confidently!
Fashion rule that you love to break?
To be able to wear sleeveless for us curvy girls! 

If you were going around the world for 12 months what are your 3 must take pieces of clothing? Why?

My CC skinny jeans, my Witchery light grey wool top and a pair of my Sambag ballet flats. They go with everything, the jeans are complimentary and can be worn day or night. The Witchery top can be paired with anything, worn under blazers or by itself and is light and can be packed lightly. The Sambag ballet flats because they are the most comfortable shoes in the world, last a good long while and they are totally adorable and would remind me of home 🙂

 

What’s your favourite article of clothing for the in between season’s such as Autumn?

BLAZERS! Definitely a must have!

Aarathi has too many clothes (a common story), she has changed sizes  and her tastes have changed. This is her chance to de-clutter!

Aarathi wants to find her beautiful clothes some new loving homes.
She needs YOU!

Aarathi will be selling:

Casual and work clothes, with a few dressier items. Dresses, pants, skirts, shirts, and casual tops. Brands include City Chic, Marks and Spencer, Dream Diva, Sussan, Bonds, Peta Pledger, and other designers

Come and grab some of this gorgeous woman’s clothes and lighten her load.
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Big Time Clothing Co.

February 2014 A Plus MArket - Frankston, Sponsor

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A Plus Market is pleased to announce that we have sponsor packages available for each market month!

The first sponsor off the ranks is a fabulous local company,

Big Time Clothing Co.
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Big Time Clothing Co. is a Melbourne based company that locally designs and manufactures a high quality range of ‘plus size’ garments. They focus on creating comfortable and well fitting clothes that make women look and feel great, no matter what their size.

Big Time Clothing Co. offers versatile wardrobe staples that you can dress up or down with sizes ranging from 20-50. Not very often do we see such a generous size range. Big Time Clothing Co. are in fact the first of the Australian clothing industry to have created size 48-50!

Smart casual tops and bottoms, leisure wear are Big time Clothing Co.’s primary focus.

And talk about wardrobe staples!


They have a variety of tops, again from casual cool summer tops and classic tees to more dressy or office appropriate tunics and camisoles.
Their pants and skirts range is quite extensive too.  Linen, dress, ¾ and bootleg pants along with some comfortable culottes are all available in sizes 20-50.

The range though is not limited to outer wear, Big Time Clothing Co. also has a range of underwear; full brief, boy leg and bike shorts. This underwear looks super comfortable and is made from high quality fabrics.

Watch out for the upcoming A Plus Market Facebook competition to win a Big Clothing Co. Value Pack of Comfort Briefs (valued at $62.85)!

Usually Big Time Clothing Co. is an ONLINE ONLY store
BUT
as they are attending A Plus Market – Frankston
you’ll get the rare chance of getting up close and personal with the range.

Check them out online by clicking HERE
and then come and try some things on for size at
A Plus Market – Frankston.
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Spotlight on a stall holder – Aurelia

December 2013 A Plus Market (Altona)

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One of the best things about an A Plus Market, bar the extraordinary amount of gorgeous plus size clothing available, is the awesome new friends one can make and why not start here with one of this weekends pre-loved stall holders, Aurelia.

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Aurelia, a stay at home Mum who loves socialising, cooking and of course FASHION, has agreed to give us a glimpse into her life and style.

In a few words describe your fashion style?

My fashion style at the moment is very casual yet funky as I will always accessorise my outfits even if I am just wearing a pair of jeans. Fashion to me is about colour, I might be a plus size but that doesn’t mean I have to wear black!

Where do find your fashion inspiration?

My fashion inspiration started in the 80’s with Lind Evangelista. She was my icon as a teenage girl and she was such a stunning woman and is I loved the 80’s for their colour and I think I have kept that with me, albeit a bit toned down.

Thinking about what draws you to an article of clothing is it the cut or colour that first grabs your attention.

When looking for clothing I think that the colour will grab me at first. I tend to go for bright colours such as aqua, red and orange. Then of course the cut and style and the price plays a part too.

Where is your favourite place to shop?

I love to op shop as there is always a bargain that I can find, I love markets as well and going through so many different items of clothing is like Aladdin in his cave of treasure.

What’s your best summer fashion tip?

Best summer fashion tip moisturiser with SPF 15 bronzer and lip gloss will make you feel like you have just come back from a summer holiday a nice pair of sandals and maxi dress you will always look a million dollars.

Aurelia’s stall will be stocked full of evening gowns, tops, skirts pants and shoes, a lot of it NZ designer with items from City Chic and other High End fashions.
Come down to A Plus Market – Altona THIS SUNDAY and raid Aurelia’s wardrobe and help her out with a little extra Christmas spending money!

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In the News

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aplus market hobson Bay Leader The Hobson Bay Leader has included a story about the upcoming A Plus Market in Altona. Thanks to the wonderful Marji & Jean for providing the gorgeous dresses that are modelled.
Here’s a link  to the story on line. Check out page 14.
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Big Blossom Pjs

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Big Blossom Pjs are bringing their gorgeous plus size pyjamas to A Plus Market!

Big Blossom Pjs are all about feeling good, not only that, they look good too.
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Designed for comfort, Big Blossom Pjs have a relaxed and floaty fit, perfect for those hot Melbourne nights. Though they aren’t just comfortable they also look devine.

Big Blossom Pjs make a range of pyjamas and nighties from size 10 to 24, all in high quality, soft fabrics.  This night wear is gorgeous, some with a hint of vintage whilst others are classical. Colours range from soft feminine to bright and funky.

And even better still, these garments are versatile too, some can be worn as day or beach wear!
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Lazy days or snuggly nights these cute Pjs will be your go to.

Treat yourself, your Mum, sister or friend with these beautiful locally designed and made Pjs.

Not available in shops or those big scary (especially at Christmas time) malls, you’ve got to come down to A Plus Market in Preston on Saturday November 30, to get some of these luxurious pyjamas. The extra bonus you can meet the makers, a gorgeous smiley, vibrant pair of sisters.
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A Plus Market – my personal shopping adventure

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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!