Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Applications are Now Open for our Spring Boutique



Exciting News! Our application period is now open! 

We are accepting applications for our Spring Boutique which will be held at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach on March 28th from 9 am to 3 pm.

Applications will be accepted on this blog from January 14th though January 28th. 

Application can be found HERE

Below is more important information for interested vendors:

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. We have approximately 1,200 shoppers on average come through during the day of our boutique. The entrance fee for our guests is $1.00. (Children 12 and under and military are free).


Booth Space: Each booth area has a space of 8 feet wide by 4 feet deep and is for a free-standing booth. If a vendor needs more room, they can purchase two booth spaces. Vendors must stay within the booth space allotted. Some booths spaces have a wall behind them, some spaces will have another vendor space behind them.

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 March 28th show is $160.00 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 (on our blog) to see the style of lines that we work with to see if you are a good fit for our show. We are sorry that we will not be able to accept vendors who do not have some sort of web or social media page where we can view their products.

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 or money orders: For new vendors, a $20.00 application fee, AND the booth fee of $160.00. 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. If the fees are not paid by the end of the application period, we will be unable to offer the vendor a booth space. There are many expenses that go in to promoting a boutique such as this, and we use the booth fees to help promote our shows. Therefore we need fees paid in a timely manner. This policy will be implemented for returning and new vendors.


Checks or money orders 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 by January 30th.

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

To apply, press Here


Questions? Email us at penelopelaneboutique@yahoo.com


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