If you’re in the NYC area this weekend and you’re looking for clothing, consider attending Big Fat Flea 2012 – an “all-genders fatshion rummage sale for fat folks who like a bargain.” Previously known as Fat Girl Flea, the name has been changed this year to promote (and get) more masculine-spectrum clothing. At the Flea, you’ll find new and vintage clothing in sizes 14 and up for all genders.
This year’s event is being held in a bigger space, and they’ll be bringing in more items, and personal shoppers, which can come in handy for those of you who want style advice or assistance. Tickets are $10 at that door, and that gets you access to a wide variety of clothing, with nothing over $10. If you’re thrifty and you like to create your own unique style, Big Fat Flea is an event you’ll want to attend. All proceeds from the event benefit NOLOSE, a volunteer-run organization dedicated body empowerment.
If you’re in the area and you want to donate clothing, you can do so by dropping it off at the LGBT Center in Manhattan – 208 West 13th Street, NYC on the 3rd floor – Saturday 5/12 between 6-10pm, or Sunday 5/13, between 11-3pm.
Learn more about Big Fat Flea at the following:
There is a big difference between big dude sizes. At a big and tall shop, the clothes fit better. Clothing lines at box stores are usually smaller than what they advertise. So what I'm saying is if target does this, they need to partner with a good big and tall company and not a fly by nite one.
I would check it out and probably buy for my husband being tall and chubby fashion is usually the last thing that crosses his mind so yea I'm all for more plus size clothing for men
That would really be great...target is really great for moms/families on a budget. I am fairly fashion savvy and about 90% percent of my AND my daughter's wardrobe comes from target. Now if we could only get dad in the mix!
I reached out to Target PR for a response, but haven't gotten one. I hope it's something they're considering!
It sounds like its a step in the right direction, but not quite what's needed. I'd like to see something similar done for gents - they'd sell SO MUCH of that stuff!
I actually liked SOME of their ava + Viv line...bought a fatkini and love it! Do wish they had men's line for my guy though.
It's a step forward, but honestly the Target line sucks (consensus among most plus people). We definitely need some mens lines though! My hubby is not high fashion, and is low maintenance, but even current fashion forward basics are hard to find!