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Big ls Beautiful 14-32

Karen Thomas - Big is Beautiful 14-32After medication for an illness which made Karen Thomas balloon to 16 stone and a size 26, she found herself needing plussize clothing for the first time in her life and slowly discovered there were few shops catering for her. “I certainly know from experience that it is hard to buy bigger sizes,” said Karen.

This spurred her on to start her own plus-size clothing business, aptly named Big ls Beautiful14-32, which can now be found at Bury Market, attracting customers from far and wide.

Karen started selling plus-size clothes, while still working as a carer, with one rail of clothes which customers viewed in her home.

Not long after, she started visiting people at their homes and launched a Facebook page.

After holding her first successful clothes party for a group of customers, there was no stopping her. She gave up her care job and opened her first market stall on Harpurhey Market in April, 2012.

Finding the Harpurhey Market a little too quiet, Karen moved on to Bury Market the following year.

Now, Karen has a huge, fashionable selection to choose from in sizes up to 32, and loves stocking bright, vibrant clothes which aren’t readily available elsewhere. She believes it’s the personal touch which seems key to her success.

“ I have quite a lot of regular customers and some just seem to come to see me for a chat, which is great because I’m very sociable and I even have a couple of chairs so people can sit down!”.

“I will go out of my way for my customers. If somebody wants something a bit different and I don’t have it, then I will go out and get it for them. I also c ater for a lot of elderly cus tomers and many are very glamorous”.

You can find Karen and her wonderful selection of bigger sized ladies clothes on Margaret Block 9. Why not call in and take a look, or you could even just pop in for a chat!

Big ls Beautiful 14-32
14-32 on Margaret Block 9
Tel: 07931 460018
Big ls Beautiful 14-32


  1. I would like to know if you have any 2 piece skirt suits knee length or 27 or 29 inches, black,grey,blue or plain coloured skirt size 24/26. I live in Longsight and would like to come and have a look at what you have. Please let me know what days you are on the market.



    • Hi Ann,
      If you call Bury Market management between 9am-5pm they should be able to advise you about this stall. Tel number 0161 253 6520.

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