View Full Version : NYC Fat Girl Flea Market July 8 & 9th.
06-21-2006, 10:47 AM
Don't miss the Fat Girl Flea Market!
Saturday July 8, 2006 – Noon - 8:30 PM
+ Sunday July 9 2006 - 11 AM to 5 PM
$8 entrance fee
LGBT Center -- 208 West 13th Street, 3rd floor, Manhattan, NYC
between 7th + 8th Avenue -- wheelchair accessible -for info: 206-600-6798
The Obstreperous Ms. J
07-10-2006, 01:38 PM
It was bloody, brutal and some people were so nice when they ripped out that 3x dress right out of your hand!
I can say that I had a lot of fun prancing around in my skivvies with all the other fatties as we were trying out our fantastic bargains. I got double dog dared to go out into the rest of the room fully naked but surprisingly, I chickend out. Next time :D
Part Bacchanal (just the level of undress, flesh and good naturedness) ego stroking (yes, girl, you can rock the baby blue top with daisies around the neck!) sisterhood healing that Oprah couldn't match! ( like passing on a beautiful red and white halter dress around all of the girls in the dressing room until it found a body that it would flatter best) part chicken ranch (yeah, there was some oogling and flirting happening)
and we ended the first day with a fantastic meal with the volunteers, coordinators, voracious shoppers and friends from all over the eastern seaboard, CA, WI, IL, PA, and MI
I saw Lipmix girl helping out with the sorting and stuff, any other DIM person attend Saturday or Sunday night??
07-10-2006, 03:50 PM
yes, i too had the pleasure of running into the dressing room and seeing ms. j in nothing but a very sexy pair of lavender string bikinis, in addition to all the other lovely lingerie clad ladies... nothing like fat girls in skivvies!!!!
the highlight of my day was finding in the sorting room a vintage black puffy shirt with strands of sliver metallic thread running through it from the early 80's... this shirt - a 80's size 24 by today's standards would be a 14/16... i ran it around the flea market shouting "a vintage 1980's true size 24! a vintage 1980's true size 24!"
the sorting room was great... i met a gajillion lovely folks... i spent most all of saturday and some of sunday there... viva my ocd sorting compulsion!!!
i must say that there were some fantastic finds to be had!!! i cannot wait to volunteer next year!
btw the only other dimmer i saw was toni...
awesome flea market! i had a jammed pack day planned on sunday, i wish i had more time to sort through all the clothes...there were piles upon piles of stuff
i picked up some really cute pieces...cant wait to wear them
sorry i missed you MISS J! gotta hook up soon ;)
Aris, as always, it was awesome hanging with you :bow:
i wish more nyc dimmers would support these events. these are organizations in total support of fat chicks but no one comes out...its a shame...i really wish people would clear their calender for such things
NO LOSE and BIG MOVES both walk the walk, not just talk the talk when it comes to fat acceptance
i really would love for us to show more of a presence at these functions
07-11-2006, 06:53 AM
I was there early Sunday, and was told I timed it perfectly, being that they'd put a buttload of new stuff out the night before. But I was disappointed. I've been every year (except perhaps the first), and I can always find something that excites me. A velvet portrait collar coat one year. A silk skirt with beaded fringe, another. A smokin' vintage corset. A gorgeous linen Flax dress for next to nothing. But this year I saw very few "girl" clothes. Aside from the polyester I always steer clear of, I found mostly lumberjack duds, and the tapered-leg jeans everybody's trying to unload. Me, included. And more non-plus sizes than I've ever seen there.
I bought more for my boyfriend than I did for myself.
The vibe was great, as always. Who doesn't want cute fat lesbians pulling on your curls and cooing over what you're wearing? And I'll keep going back, if for no reason but to support NOLOSE. That, and the cooing thing.
I was pleased to find the prices hadn't gone up, except for the new entrance fee. But here's what I'd suggest to them: Put a cap on the number of volunteers. The most funkalicious clothes were on the volunteers, many of whom told me they'd snagged 'em as they were being put out. And I heard volunteers complaining there was nothing for them to do. I'm already volunteered past what I can reasonably handle, so this route wasn't an option for me, and I'm afraid they may be shooting themselves in the foot with this policy.
If you girls have their ear, maybe you can put in a word?
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