Sunday, September 28, 2014

Holiday Boutique Application Information


Information about becoming a Vendor for our
Holiday Show 
on Saturday, November 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m 

The application period: will be open from October 2nd through October 10th. 

Click HERE for the application. 

Applications will be available from this blog at that time.

VENUE: THE GRAND EVENT CENTER, in East Long Beach ~ located at 4101 E. Willow located on the corner of Willow and Grand, one block west of Lakewood Boulevard, and very close to the 405 freeway. The Grand provides a five story parking structure with free parking. We will be in the Grand Ballroom, the adjoining Garden Room, and in the patio. 

Booth Space: Each booth area has a space of  8 feet wide by 4 feet deep and is for a free-standing booth. 

NO Central Checkout: Each vendor will need to collect the money for their own sales and provide change and bags for their guests. We encourage our vendors to accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Someone will need to be at the booth the entire show. Free WiFi will be provided for our vendors. 

Booth and Application Fee: The booth fee for our November 22nd show is $150.00 for each booth space. There is a $20.00 application fee for new vendors only. Booth fees are used by Penelope Lane Boutique to pay for our venue, advertising, and mailings. They also provide vendors with the opportunity to have their line accessible to shoppers from our blog. The $20 application fee is not refundable. Once accepted, booth fees are not refundable or transferable. When filling out the application, please be specific about the types of products you sell. If a vendor is accepted and wishes to add different types of items, Penelope Lane Boutique Coordinators MUST be notified to make sure that the new items are a good fit for our show. No sharing of booths is allowed unless this plan is discussed with Penelope Lane Boutique Coordinators first. 

What type of products are we looking for? Penelope Lane Boutique accepts vendors who provide quality handmade products, have creative booth presentation, are active on social media and/or ETSY, and provide a well-rounded variety to our show. All vendors, including vendors who have been in our previous shows, will be requested to fill out an application form on-line during the application period. However, vendors who have been in our previous shows do NOT have to pay the application fee. We HIGHLY recommend you look at our previous vendor's items to see the style of lines that we work with to see if you are a good fit for our show. 

Tables and Electricity: If a vendor wishes to rent a six-foot table or use electricity, there is a $10.00 charge for a table and/or electricity, payable with the booth fee. 

IMPORTANT: Vendor’s applications will be complete only after we receive the online application AND two separate checks: For new vendors, a $20.00 application fee, AND the booth fee of $150.00. If the booth fee is not paid before the end of the application period, the application will not be considered complete, except in certain circumstances discussed with Penelope Lane Boutique Coordinators. 

Checks should be made payable to Penelope Lane Boutique and mailed to: Penelope Lane Boutique 11263 Rochelle Street Los Alamitos, CA. 90720

Booth fee checks will not be deposited until after the vendor is accepted in to the show. If a vendor’s line is not accepted to our show, we will shred the booth fee check. 

All vendors will receive an email letting them know if they have been accepted in to the show or not within two days of the final application deadline. 

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Penelope Lane Boutique! 

Questions? Email us at penelopelaneboutique@yahoo.com

Here are a few pictures from our Fall, 2014 Penelope Lane Boutique: 
                 
         







Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fall Boutique Vendors Announced

We are thrilled to announce the vendors for the Fall Penelope Lane Boutique on September 27th. 
We have a handful of returning vendors as well as a ton of new vendors that we are excited to welcome to the Penelope Lane Boutique! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fall Show Application and Vendor Information


The Fall show is coming up on September 27th

Penelope Lane Boutique has been North Orange County/Long Beach's quality handmade market since 2010. Our reputation for fun, unique, chic, and original items is growing! We have a large email and mailing list and thousands of Facebook, Instagram, and blog followers. Our six hour shows bring in approximately 1,000 shoppers! The majority of our vendor’s products are handmade. There will be space for 80 vendors for the September 27th show.

Click HERE for the application to the Fall show.

No home party/marketing-type lines are accepted in to this show.

Venue: THE GRAND EVENT CENTER, in East Long Beach ~ located at 4101 E. Willow located on the corner of Willow and Grand, one block west of Lakewood Boulevard, and very close to the 405 freeway. The Grand provides a five story parking structure with free parking.
We will be in the Grand Ballroom, the adjoining Garden Room, and in the patio. When filling out the application, please note if you wish to be in one of the ballrooms, the outside patio, on the stage, and, if you are accepted as a returning vendor, if you wish to have the same space you were in at the Summer Show.

Booth Space: Each booth area has a space of 8 feet wide by 4 feet deep and is for a free-standing booth. Vendors may purchase a double space if requested. There will be more walking room at this show because we are renting two rooms. There will be more room for our wheelchair guests and guests with strollers.

NO Central Checkout: Each vendor will need to collect the money for their own sales and provide change and bags for their guests. We encourage our vendors to accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Someone will need to be at the booth the entire show. Free WiFi will be provided for our vendors.

Booth and Application Fee: The booth fee for our September 27th show will be $135.00 for each booth space. There will be a $20.00 application fee for new vendors only. Booth fees are used by Penelope Lane Boutique to pay for our venue, advertising, and mailings. They also provide vendors with the opportunity to have their line accessible to shoppers from our blog. The $20 application fee is not refundable. Once accepted, booth fees are not refundable or transferable. When filling out the application, please be specific about the types of products you sell. If a vendor is accepted and wishes to add different types of items, Penelope Lane Boutique Coordinators MUST be notified to make sure that the new items are a good fit for our show. No sharing of booths is allowed unless this plan is discussed with Penelope Lane Boutique Coordinators first.

What type of products are we looking for? Penelope Lane Boutique accepts vendors who provide quality handmade products, have creative booth presentation, are active in social media and/or ETSY, and provide a well-rounded variety to our show. In the past we have automatically accepted all of our returning vendors. We will be changing that policy for the Fall, 2014 show in order to provide a wide variety of booths products for our shoppers. All vendors, including vendors who have been in our previous shows, will be requested to fill out an application form on-line during the application period. However, vendors who have been in our previous shows do NOT have to pay the application fee.

Tables and Electricity: If a vendor wishes to rent a six-foot table or use electricity, there is a $10.00 charge for a table and/or electricity, payable with the booth fee. Some vendors bring their own additional lighting which is a benefit for their display.

IMPORTANT: Vendor’s applications will be complete only after we receive the online application AND two separate checks: For new vendors, a $20.00 application fee, AND the booth fee of $135.00. If the booth fee is not paid before the end of the application period, the application will not be considered complete, except in certain circumstances discussed with Penelope Lane Boutique Coordinators.

Checks should be made payable to Penelope Lane Boutique. 
 
Booth fee checks will not be deposited until after the vendor is accepted in to the show.

If a vendor’s line is not accepted to our show, we will shred the booth fee check.

All vendors will receive an email letting them know if they have been accepted in to the show or not within one to two days of the final application deadline.

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Penelope Lane Boutique!

Questions? Email us at penelopelaneboutique@yahoo.com

Please like us on our Facebook Page HERE and for more updates regarding the boutique.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Upcoming Boutiques



We have had many inquiries about our upcoming boutiques...and we are so happy to share information about them with all of you! Our upcoming fall boutique will be on Saturday, September 27th and our holiday one will be on Saturday, November 22nd. Both will be at The Grand Event Center located at 4101 E. Willow Street in Long Beach. We will have two rooms available right across from each other ~ The Grand Ballroom and The Garden Room. We will have more room and will be able to accept 80 vendors. If you click on the "Become a Vendor" button at the top of our blog, you will find lots of good information about how to become a vendor, when our application periods are open and how to apply.

We love our vendors and our shoppers! Please help us get the word out about Penelope Lane Boutique by liking us on Facebook (Penelope Lane Boutique) and following us on Instagram (@penelopelaneboutique).

We look forward to seeing you in the fall, but in the meantime, have a fabulous summer!

All the best,

Sarah & Nancy

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Boutique a Success!


Our Summer Penelope Lane Boutique at our new location at The Grand in Long Beach was a success! We had over 900 guests come through during our 6 hour show and the vendor's creative booths and products were fabulous! We gave out 40 raffle prizes generously donated by our wonderful vendors.

Of course being at a new location wasn't without a learning curve for us. Our map on paper didn't quite work out when we actually had the booths set up, and our aisles were a bit squishy for stroller and wheelchair shoppers. We apologize for that, as shopper convenience is our top priority. However, we have a remedy for this problem for our next show....We will be renting an additional room, so that we can spread out and provide WIDER aisles for our shoppers

So, save the date for our fall boutique on Saturday, September 27th at The Grand Event Center located at 4101 E. Willow Avenue in Long Beach, California from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 80 booths

You won't want to miss this delicious handmade event! As many of our shoppers say, "It's Etsy come to life!"

Also, one of our vendors, Stacy Wong was interviewed about her first time being a vendor at the Penelope Lane Boutique. You can read the article HERE 

Here are a few pictures from our summer boutique:





















Hope to see you all at our Fall boutique on 
Saturday, September 27th!

Monday, June 2, 2014

WIN Extra Shopping Money to use at the Summer Penelope Lane Boutique

THREE lucky winners will win extra spending money ($100, $50, $25)  to use this Saturday, June 7th at the Summer Penelope Lane boutique at our NEW location, "The Grand" in Long Beach (4101 E Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815 *just ten minutes away from our past location)!


The winners will be announced Friday Morning! You can do many of the actions once each day.
Also, please make sure to actually do the action. Rafflecopter randomly chooses a winner and it will tell us the action you did to win. For example: "Sally Jones blogged about the boutique." So to be fair, we will check to make sure you actually did that action and if not, we will pick another winner.

Good luck and we thank you all for helping to spread the word about the Penelope Lane Boutique which helps so many of our wonderful vendors (many of them craft for a cause, including helping fund their adoption, help give their children with special needs extra care, etc). So, once again, we so appreciate your help in spreading the word about the Penelope Lane Boutique! This is our biggest boutique to date with over 70 vendors!

Please note: we will not have a central checkout, each booth will be doing their own sales (most booths accept cash, check and some credit cards).

  a Rafflecopter giveaway



 


We hope to see you Saturday at the Summer Penelope Lane Boutique!