Hillbilly Buzzards

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A Plus Market provides a plethora of plus size fashion styles.

Our November 15 market sees the return of Hillbilly Buzzards.

Hillbilly Buzzard are a local stockist for a range of rockabilly inspired fashion.

Available on market day will be 50’s style skirts and dresses plus a range of pin up accessories including wallets, make up bags and necklaces.

The Hillbilly Buzzards range will definitely appeal to those die hard rockabilly fans but will also tempt others as the range is both affordable and diverse.
Come along Sunday 15th of November and get amongst it!
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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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Sonsee Woman

A Plus Market (Preston)

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A Plus Market is becoming renowned for it’s extensive plus size fashion choices.

With winter fast approaching we will all be on the look out for those perfect woollies and fashion forward layers. The upcoming market on Sunday May 10 will deliver this and more.

We are so pleased to announce Sonsee Woman is attending, bringing THE winter wardrobe essential – HOISERY!

Sonsee Woman are a local company who have created an Ultra stretch hosiery product that will revolutionize the plus size fashion world. Specifically catering for plus sized women Sonsee have designed a range of hosiery from size 14 – 28.

Sonsee (def): Strong, healthy, curvy, cheerful and good-natured.

That’s a Sonsee Woman!

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Until now, plus size hosiery has been tight, controlling, restricting, uncomfortable, sold in bland colours and generally thrown out after one wear.

Not anymore.

Sonsee has discovered the best thing to come out of Italy – next to Sofia Loren, that is.

Italian materials and manufacturing have married to create hosiery that stretches beyond your imagination. We don’t just make our 14- 28 hosiery collections longer in the leg or simply add an ugly back panel, then label it PLUS SIZE. We actually make the product to FIT a TRUE 14 – 28 woman ALL OVER.
A few of the benefits that really speak to me are:

  • Sonsee offers a broad range of products and seasonal colours.
  • Sonsee hosiery fits the lower legs, the thighs, the hips and the bottom without sagging, bagging or muffin-topping!!
  • Extra reinforcement at the thighs means Sonsee wears out less quickly

and

  • No more superwoman with Sonsee there is no need to put underpants on top of your hosiery to hold your hosiery up Sonsee will not ride down.

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Sonsee is available in four beautiful sizes Gorgeous (14-16), Flawless (18-20), Stunning (22-24) and Radiant (26-28). RRP $22.95 – $29.95

 

And as a Mother’s Day special A Plus Market customers who buy two pairs will receive a 10% discount.
Have a peek at Sonsee’s product gallery online and then get along to A Plus Market Sunday May 10!

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Spotlight on a Stallholder: Sarah

A Plus Market (Preston)

spotlight on a stall holderThe grand opening of A Plus Market’s new Preston venue is going to be a plus size fashion bonaza! We have around 50 stalls!

Another of our pre-loved plus size fashion sellers is the very lovely, Sarah.

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Sarah is obsessed with FASHION!! saying,

“I live, work and breath fashion.”
“I studied fashion design at uni and have been working in the industry for over 5 years. I currently work for a fashion wholesaler who designs and make clothes for some major retailers. I also work on plus size accounts which is really fun!”

 

“The thing I love most about fashion is that you can transform yourself into anything you want to be. “

 

My personal style is a mix of the new and the old. My style is a mixture of 50’s, boho chic and the sleek look of minimalism.”

Best summer fashion tip?

I love summer but fear the whole chaffing issue… my summer tip would be to invest in BB cream! It allows me to wear all those cute summer dresses and skirts without having to worry.

 Do you have a piece of clothing you just can’t part with even though you don’t or can’t use anymore? What is it and why do you love it?
When I was younger I was a dancer and I have a collection of dance costumes that I would never get rid of. Obviously I will never ever wear them again however I could never get rid of them because they bring back so many great memories. In fact, I think they are the source of my absolute love of sequins and anything that glitters
What do you think should be in every ladies wardrobe?

My essential is a really great Leather Jacket. I’ve had mine for over 7 years now and I can’t tell you how many times it has saved my outfit! It’s just so versatile, you can wear it with a cool t-shirt and a pair of jeans and back with a dress or skirt. My only issue is finding one in plus size, I think there needs to be more out in the market.

 Why are you having a stall at A Plus?

Over my time working in the fashion industry I have collected my fair share of clothes! It would be nice to make some room in my wardrobe to buy new ones!

 

 What are you selling?

I have a good mix of dresses, tops, jackets, pants and skirts in sizes ranging from 16-20. Some of the items are samples that I worked on that never made it into retail stores (so they are one-offs)

 

Come and raid Sarah’s outfits, THIS SUNDAY!

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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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Pretty Vixen

A Plus Market (Preston)

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A Plus Market loves offering a range of small run one off plus size pieces.

Pretty Vixen is one local designer who delivers just that.

Pretty Vixen offers gorgeous hand made skirts from sizes 16 – 26. Specialising in PLUS SIZES with fabric sourced sustainably, in a range of vintage and on trend fabrics with quirky, quaint, individual styles. With over 20 years experience in the vintage industry, Bec source’s unique fabrics from all over the world.

With new Etsy listings weekly, you can even customise your own size from listed items or talk to Bec about the style of fabric you like and she will let you know and send photos through of new fabrics as she gets them and organise a custom order.

And better still you can come along to A Plus Market check out what’s on offer and have a chat to Bec in person.

Support our local artisans and treat yourself to something unique.

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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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Crazy 4 Jeans

A Plus Market (Preston), Uncategorized

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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!
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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 Range

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!

You can find information about these special Jeans here http://www.crazy4jeans.com/how-do-they-work/

And some reviews here http://www.crazy4jeans.com/reviews/

Come check out the new plus range from Crazy4Jeans at A Plus Market!

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Intimo Bra fitting workshops!

A Plus Market (Preston)

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At some point everyone with breasts struggles to hold them in or up or other. Being a plus size gal, this struggle can be exasperated, am I right?
There can be particular boob and bra quirks that only us larger girls have to deal with, whether it be having extra-large chest pillows, or tiny cupcakes that are not in ‘regular’ proportion to our bodies and backs!

Never fear, A Plus Market is here to help you find that over the shoulder boulder holder that is just perfect for you and your jiggly wigglies!

The upcoming market on Sunday February 22 is host to not one but two Bra Fitting workshops!

There is no pressure to buy, just good old fashioned information sharing to get your gals both comfortable and looking good!

Joanna a local Intimo consultant with near 20 years’ experience along with her daughter Olivia will be presenting the two educational bra workshops.

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Joanna says

“I love to look after women and their bra needs and I love educating women on bra wearing.”

The Bra Fitting workshops will cover:

  • How to look after your breasts
  • Why it’s important to wear a well fitted bra
  • What the elusive well fitted bra actually is
  • How to look after your bra and
  • What type and how many bras should make up your bra wardrobe.

If you are anything like me the idea that one would own more than an ‘everyday’ and a ‘special occasion bra’ is news to me, so I for one am set to learn quite a lot.

To give us a bit of a head start, I asked Joanna to give us her top three tips for choosing the right bra.

Joanna says

‘this is tricky!’

as there is lots to know, though the top three tips are:

  • 1. Get expertly fitted every 6 months
  • 2. Look for smooth lines across the back and breast are
  • 3. Look for a bra that is fit for purpose depending on your needs.

Bra Fitting Workshops will be held at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm at
A Plus Market, Sunday 22nd February.

Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Cnr of Bell and St Georges Rd’s, Preston.

Also don’t forget that A Plus Market is a drop off point for your unwanted bras. We collect and deliver them to the Uplift Project who then in turn deliver them to women who are in need of a bra. Uplift tries to ensure bras get to the women who need them without compromising their dignity. We have sent bras to Fiji, PNG, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Bali, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, the Northern Territory and the Kimberley regions in Australia.
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Hey Fatty

A Plus Market (Preston)

caitlin testimonialA Plus Market has an indulgent range of plus size fashion, so many styles, so so many choices!

The fun and fabulous ladies from Hey Fatty bring an amazing range of found fashion for those that love vintage.

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Hey Fatty are finders and sellers of found fashion for size 16 and beyond. They believe everybody has the right to feel good about how they look. Not believing in rules or restrictions like ‘fat girls shouldn’t wear stripes’ or ‘we don’t carry your size’ or ‘I’ll diet so I can fit into that dress’, Hey Fatty finds fashion that you can wear however you want.Previously the girls behind Hey Fatty gave us exclusive access to n interview they had with one of the women’s rags. Check out the full unedited version and get inside their heads.And check them out in the flesh Saturday Nov 29!SATURDAY NOV 29  – 10am-3pm
DAREBIN NORTH WEST UNITING CHURCH HALL – 399A Murray Rd – Preston

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