Where/When is this event?
The Big Fat Flea is on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 10:30am-6pm. The VIP Power Half Hour goes from 10:30-11am, and then general admission goes from 11am-6pm. The Flea is being held at NYU Law School at 40 Washington Square South. The space is wheelchair accessible.
How Can I Donate?
Donations can be dropped off at NYU on Saturday June 8th, hours TBA, or on Sunday June 9th (the day of the event) during the first half of the event, hours TBA.
Please limit your donation to clean clothing sizes Large and up and accessories/shoes.
We also pick up donations! If you live in the NYC area we will come to you. We also have a few pick ups scheduled in PA, NJ, and Long Island. Fill out this form and we will get back to you!
Do I have to pay to get in?
Yes. Admission to the Big Fat Flea is $10. This event is a fundraser and all profits benefit NOLOSE. Once you pay your admission, you can come back in as many times as you would like. Shop, brunch, shop.
We will also be releasing a limited number of VIP pre-sale tickets for $25 on Thursday, May 9. The VIP pre-sale goes from 10:30-11am. VIP tickets gets ticketholders in for the whole event.
Are the clothes expensive?
Nope. Not in the least. They are cheaper than most metro thrift store prices. And we are talking great finds from some of your favorite brands, plus smatterings of vintage.
Can I bring my boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend/child who isn’t fat? Do they have to pay?
The more the merrier! Bring your shopping buddies of all sizes and supportive partners are welcome to come! Everyone has to pay the admission fee, and the Flea has something for everyone. Really. Actually. For the first time, the Flea is making a huge effort to source men’s clothing! Shopping and fun for all!
What kind of clothes are you looking for?
We are looking for clothing sizes large through 6x+ of all kinds and shoes and accessories. We ask that donations be clean (washed, please), free of pet hair, and as close to smoke/odorless as possible. Give us your vintage! Give us your formals that you only wore a few times! Give us that dress you loved! Give us those cardigans, winter coats, jeans, business suits, and more! But, please only give us clean clothing sizes large and up with an emphasis on plus sizes, and accessories/shoes!
I have a bag of sport socks/ripped leggings/baby clothes/size 8 business suits, would you want them?
No thanks! We aren’t interested in any of those things. Just clean, plus size and size large+ clothing and shoes/accessories, in good condition.
Are there fitting rooms?
There is a communal, body-positive try-on area behind a screens. There will also at least one private dressing room. You are also welcome to drop trou in the middle of the room. Dress like you are going to a sample sale, easy leggings and easy layers. There may be some type of area for you to put bags and jackets, but it will be unsupervised.
Why the name change?
In an effort to make this event a fun shopping space for all genders, we decided to drop the “girl” and emphasize what a BIG and amazing haul you all will score! Fatshion for all! At the root we are still the same inclusive shopping event created by Deb Malkin.
I want to get involved! How can I help?
Volunteer! We are looking for folk to join our street teams, help out the day of the event, and (if you have a car) drive around to collect clothing. All volunteers get in free! Fill out this form for more info.
Have a question that we didn’t answer here? Feel free to ask us more!