Due to a high volume of applications, we will only be in touch with you if we currently have space for your items category, and we believe your items are a good fit at Trunkshow. If you do not hear back from us this time, please feel free to apply again in the future. More info for potential vendors is below:
Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a vendor! Amy Barnard, Suzanne Love, and Mary Brady are the creators of Trunkshow Raleigh. The shop is located at 1526 Wake Forest Road in one of the hottest and fastest-growing areas near downtown Raleigh. Together we have over 40 years of combined experience in making and selling handmade and vintage goods everywhere from art shows, flea markets, antique malls, and retail shops.
We are looking for artists, makers, and vintage dealers (household, furniture, clothing) that offer unique, high-quality items to sell. If you sell something that falls into a different category (for example, items made by other artists that you are helping sell, eclectic exports from other countries, found objects, etc.), we would love to see those too!
Our store is laid out into several booths that allow vendors to have their own "mini" store. This gives everyone the freedom to display, change out, price items, etc. however they choose. Vendors will not be present within their booths (but are encouraged to be during special events we plan to host!) but can come and go as they please to set up, rearrange, etc. Vendors are required to provide their own display fixtures for their space not to exceed 6 feet (exceptions apply).
We will take care of all item sales and vendors will receive a check at the end of the month. Booth prices start at $50/month and go up from there. Space needs depend on what you sell, and how much space is required. Due to the layout of the store, spaces vary in size and shape to offer something for everyone.
We take a percentage of each sale. Your first and last month's rent is due upfront and we require a 3-month commitment to getting your name out there! After 3 months, rent is on a month-to-month basis. Establishing a customer base and building brand loyalty usually takes approximately 3-5 months to achieve is why we require this commitment. Your sales will reflect the amount of time you put into your space, as well as yours and our promotional efforts. It only works to our benefit and yours to heavily promote and advertise the talent within our walls, which we will make every possible effort to do so. However, we also expect our vendors to have an established following with plans to expand. We expect vendors to promote their wares via social media, popups, art shows, etc. to help bring customers in. We hope you will come to us if you are having problems with your sales, space, etc.so we can make the best effort to work with you to find a solution for everyone's benefit.
If this sounds good to you and you would like to be part of our family, we invite you to fill out the application and someone will be in contact with you soon to let you know if your wares are a good fit for our store, and further provide you with details on spaces and our vending process. Please know that we carefully jury and select each vendor and can only take a certain number of vendors from several categories. If you aren't accepted immediately but are a good fit, we will place you on our waiting list.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask. Also, make sure you're signed up for our email list on our website for our grand opening date, events, and special happenings!
We look forward to hearing from you!