A Plus Market – An ILTOS Spotlight
“A Plus Market is just as the name suggest; a market full of plus size fashion. Featuring new unique designer pieces alongside bag-loads of pre-loved bargains, A Plus Market has something for everyone from the most discerning fashionista to the thrifty thrill seeker (and any combination in between).”
You can find the next market located at the Queen VIC Market in Melbourne, this may be their last market there for a while but they have plans for more at other venues for 2017. It has now been established since 2013 and has an ever increasing fan base.
You can find them in Shed C ready for business from 9am and running until 4pm.
There will be access to change rooms and lots of vendors to browse between.
Due to it’s location food and coffee are in abundance.
Find them on Facebook here.
Join the official event here to follow news on the upcoming November Market here.
Their website is here where you can find out information on the markets, sign up to newsletters or enquire about becoming a stallholder.
You can also catch them on Instagram here.
I’d love to hear if you’ve been before or some deets on if you make it to this one.
Kudos to Erin for being the brains behind this market it sounds like lots of fun.
Melbourne Frock Swap is a huge preloved and vintage fashion event held in Seaworks Williamstown
You can expect over 70+ stalls in a spacious warehouse completely dedicated to all lovely things just for women.
- preloved and vintage clothing
- and more!
They do have change rooms so you can try before you buy.
With so much to browse they have of course made sure there are coffee and food vans available to keep you refuelled.
What a great day for a browse with a friend and because it is indoors it will be on hail or shine or both knowing Melbourne.
There is a $2 entry for shoppers and it sounds well worth it (no charge for children or men)
Want to hold a stall to make some space in your own cupboard instead? They can be emailed at email@example.com for details. You can even share with a friend.
- Bring cash on the day, not all vendors will have EFTPOS and it saves time.
- Bring your own bags
- Bring water to save on plastic
- Wear comfy shoes
When – Sunday 22nd February 10am – 4pm
Next dates are 29th May, 28th August and 27th November.
Where – Seaworks 82 Nelson Place Williamstown
Jump off the West Gate Fwy at Williamstown Rd and follow the map or catch the Williamstown train to Will Beach station and walk 5 minutes.
Check out Melbourne Frock Swap on their website here and their Facebook page here.
Huge thanks to Emma from the awesome Round She Goes Preloved Fashion Markets for taking time out to tell us a bit about her op shopping pastime.
If you’re a fan of vintage, designer and supporting recycled fashions this is one market not to miss. There are several locations and markets are held through the year, Facebook and website info below.
- What has been your most treasured op shop find and why?
My weakness in life is designer handbags, especially ones that I get without paying RRP! The first one I ever found in an op shop was a 1970s Christian Dior in perfect condition. Granted, it was $50 but worth every cent. I love it and will never part with it.
- Do you have any op shop tips?
If you frequent op shops, my tip would be to keep notes. I have a copy of the Victorian Op Shop Guide and I keep it in the car. If I have an appointment somewhere, I always give it a cheeky glace in case there is an op shop nearby. I make notes about what I found there in the book or if they don’t tend to have things that I like.
- Do you have a favourite op shop?
My favourite op shop/s are any in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. This is where I grew up and so I love going back and seeing familiar stuff. When I’m there, I’m constantly saying things like, ‘We used to have that table! My mum had this exact teapot! Nostalgia and bargains, you can’t beat it.
- What department do you head for first in an op shop?
I tend to go for different departments depending on what I’m interested in or collecting at that time. My biggest weakness is books.
- Who is your favourite person to take op shopping?
My husband Lee. He is as into op shopping as me but he’s into collecting music. It’s great, we get to compare finds and get excited about our treasures together.
Thanks Emma!! You can find out more about Round She Goes Markets by checking out the website here or the Facebook pages below (split by area)
I’m hoping to ask Emma a few questions about the markets soon so watch this space. Dates for upcoming markets are confirmed as follows
Melbourne/Coburg Town Hall on Sunday 22 March
Adelaide/German Club Hall on Saturday 2 May
Melbourne/Box Hill Town Hall Saturday 9 May
Sydney/Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday 16 May
In the meantime if the op shops are closed but you still need a preloved fashion fix you can buy online via their website by clicking the image below.
Shop online with Round She Goes markets for great preloved, designer, vintage and quality fashion
Items online include some of these beauties.
GORGEOUS 1950s Blue Roses Party Dress from WordftBird via Round She Goes Markets
Japanese Vintage Dress from Winkie c/o Round She Goes Markets