Stallholder Application Form for 2018 Markets

We warmly welcome and thank you for taking the time to apply!

a Boutique life is an event created to provide South Australian shoppers with an opportunity to shop some of the best of Adelaide’s and South Australia’s incredible designers/artisans in undercover spaces with adjacent outdoor areas for Food & Beverage traders. Spaces filled with dynamic traders, a Boutique Life offers unique, high quality, handpicked and handmade lifestyle items within creative and ambient venues across SA, often including live music and competitions for shoppers where engagement with designers forms part of the entry criteria. If this sounds like something that you and your brand would like to be a part of, we invite you to please read carefully and complete the application form below!

WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US!

In 2018, we will be holding 4 events at various locations across South  Australia.

Sunday 8th April 2018
10am – 3pm
St John’s Grammar School in BELAIR (Designers inside the school gymnasium , F&B providers outside)
29 Gloucester Ave, Belair, SA 5052
Applications close 4th February

Sunday 24th June 2018
10am – 3pm
Clare Town Hall  in CLARE (Designers inside the Town Hall , only small & standard sites, F&B providers outside)
229 Main North Road, Clare, SA 5453
Applications Close 22nd April

Sunday 11th November 2018
10am – 3pm
Blackfriars Priory School in PROSPECT (Designers inside across 2 adjacent halls, F&B providers outside)
17 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082
Applications close 9th September

Thursday 6th December 2018 – Christmas Twilight Design Market
4pm – 8pm
Unley Town Hall in UNLEY (Designers inside the Town Hall – 33 spaces only , Only small & standard sites, sorry no F&B stallholders)
Applications close 4th October

Print media, posters, paid Social Media campaigns, street banners and high quality fliers will be drawing in the South Australian crowds to your stalls on each Event Day along with additional promotion and marketing to each local Community for the 4 events.

We are seeking products in the categories of :-

  1. Fashion (Ladies and Men’s)
  2. Jewellery
  3. Home decor
  4. Gifts (Art / Stationery)
  5. Other accessories (hats, scarves, handbags, etc.)
  6. Personal Care
  7. Gourmet food and wine
  8. Event catering (outdoor)
  9. Children’s wear and accessories
  10. Children’s entertainment

We appreciate and encourage all to apply, but please keep in mind when applying that we are representing a boutique and design event with high end products and services. Direct sales need not apply.

To present an excellent range for our patrons and maximise sales for each designer, there are limited stalls in each category.

When we are processing applications, we have criteria, which we follow in order to prioritise the more ideal products to be represented at ABL. Your application, including images, online descriptions and all aspects of your business are seriously and carefully considered.

These criteria we look at in particular are items that are short run, items that are locally made/sourced, eco-friendly, unique and aimed at our target market of 30-year-old+ consumers.

This does not mean that each designers product has to meet every criteria,  this just helps us to choose between multiple applicants in the same category!

APPLICATION OPTIONS

1. Premium A– this option is only available to those designers that have already had a stall at one of our design markets

PREMIUM APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4th FEBRUARY 2018

  • a yearly subscription to all four 2018 markets
  • your allocated stall space & any other chosen requirements (eg power, trestle tables,etc) for all 4 markets in 2018
  • 1 application process
  • great for forward business planning
  • Peace of mind and certainty of market participation & acceptance for the year
  • 10% discount on normal stall fees
  • 12 social media posts of your products/business throughout 2018
  • Invitations to our Networking opportunities
  • Invitations to our small business workshops
  • A standard listing on www.aboutiquelife.com.au (Your business name only)
  • Option to be one of our ‘Preferred Designers’ listed on www.aboutiquelife.com.au with a direct link to your website or Facebook page (additional cost)
  • Option to take part in the ‘Market Discovery’ competition for all 4 markets in 2018
  • 60 x postcards to distribute for promoting each design market

2. Premium B– this option is only available to those designers that have already had a stall at one of our design markets

PREMIUM APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4th FEBRUARY 2018

  • a yearly subscription to any chosen 3 out of our four 2018 markets
  • your allocated stall space & any other chosen requirements (eg power, trestle tables etc) for any 3 markets in 2018
  • 1 application process
  • great for forward business planning
  • Peace of mind and certainty of market participation & acceptance for the year
  • 10% discount on normal stall fees
  • 9 social media posts of your products/business throughout 2018
  • Invitations to our Networking opportunities
  • Invitations to our small business workshops
  • A standard listing on www.aboutiquelife.com.au (Your business name only)
  • Option to be one of our ‘Preferred Designers’ listed on www.aboutiquelife.com.au with a direct link to your website or Facebook page (additional cost)
  • Option to take part in the ‘Market Discovery’ competition for your chosen 3 markets in 2018
  • 60 x postcards to distribute for promoting each design market

3. Basic
You may apply for each market separately
Gives you the opportunity to try us out

BASIC APPLICATIONS CLOSE separately according to each event (see above)

Includes

  • your allocated stall space & any other chosen requirements (eg. power, trestle tables etc)
  • 2 x Social Media posts for your products leading up to market day
  • 2 x Images to use to promote the design market
  • 60 x postcards to distribute for promoting the design market
  • A standard listing on www.aboutiquelife.com.au (Your Business name only)

 

Stall Sizes

  • Small Indoor Stall – 2m x 2m ($120.00 – Belair/Prospect , $145 Clare / Unley)
  • Standard Indoor Stall – 3m x 2m ($170.00 – Belair/Prospect, $195 Clare/Unley)
  • Large Indoor Stall – 3m x 4m ($230.00 – Belair/Prospect, this size is not available for Clare or Unley)
  • Food and Beverage /Event Catering (Outdoor Only) – size requirements MUST be detailed in form below – ($135.00) You MUST supply your own power source if required. Not available for Unley

Please choose your stall size carefully and ensure that it is large enough for your requirements.

TRESTLES

Trestles are available upon request (indicate number required in table below) for $15ea. Trestles measure 1.8m x .75m. Multiple trestles are acceptable in all stalls, provided they remain within your allocated space.
{Please note that we hire the trestle tables and this cost reflects the amount that we are charged for hire and delivery}

MANNEQUINS

4 mannequins will be on show inside each venue. If you are a Fashion designer, each mannequin is available for you to hire for the day to showcase one of your pieces or outfits along with your business name/logo next to the mannequin.

LIVE MUSIC

Acoustic musicians will be performing throughout the day for the events at Belair and Prospect. Musicians are encouraged to contact us via email, Facebook, instagram or telephone to discuss their suitability and availability to busk at ABL. We love to support local talent!

ENTRY FEE

For each market (with the exception of Clare and Unley), there will be a $2 entry fee for all market goers. This will be advertised well in advance of the event day and will be collected by a charity. This door fee not only helps support SA charities, it also provides us with a good estimate of crowd numbers for each event.

MARKET DISCOVERY COMPETITION

A market discovery (treasure hunt) will be available for the first 100 market goers. The market goers will have a choice of visiting 10 of the participating stall holders, shown on a printed hand out and have the stall holder give their allocated “unique code” for them to write down. When the competition sheet is complete, the market goer fills out their name and contact number and submits it to the competition box located at the wrapping station to go in the draw to win a hamper full of stallholder products. The winner will be drawn at 2pm. Please indicate yes or no on the application form submission if you would like to be part of the Market Discovery; this would involve donating one of your products to be a part of the hamper prize and stamping the market discovery maps of market goers participating. “Unique Code words” will be provided by a Boutique Life on the day. It’s a great way to ensure market goers visit your stall! The Market Discover Competition will not be run for the Christmas Twilight design market on December 6th.

FLOOR PLAN

A floor-plan will be distributed to successful stallholders a week prior to each event. Through reflection and feedback from vendors and customers alike, we believe that the layout and venue provide all stall-holders with equal exposure to customers. We have many requirements to consider in our placement of stalls and do our very best to accommodate everyone. A BUMP IN timetable will also be issued with the floor plan.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please use the comments section at the end of this form to add ANY and ALL other relevant information regarding your needs, preferences and plans regarding stall location. Consider walls, power, neighbours etc.

Finally, if all of the above information meets with your business goals, please submit your application by each of the respective due dates.

All applicants will be contacted whether successful or not. Please read all information carefully and answer all questions in full.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Insurance

All stall holders and vendors are required to have Public Liability Insurance. If you do not have your own insurance we are happy to provide this for you under our Insurance Policy for an administration fee of $25 per stall. If you have your own insurance, you are required to email a copy of your certificate of currency when sending your application. A $20 administration fee will be invoiced to all successful applicants who do not provide this in their application, without exception.

Power

Power is available at a fee of $10 per stall. Please indicate if you require power in the comments section of the application form below as it impacts upon our floor plan and layout. Power appliances need to be tested and tagged prior to event day. Power is not available for outdoor stalls – you MUST supply your own power source if required.

Tablecloths

At ABL table-covers are compulsory. Please ensure that you supply a cover for your own table(s).

Selection

A Boutique Life Pty Ltd reserves the right to accept/reject any application based on the selection criteria outlined above. If you are rejected for one of our markets this will not negatively impact your application for a future design market with us.

Payment

As a small business owner, you will understand that we ask for all invoices to be paid by their due date. Late payment is accepted by early negotiation only. We understand only too well, that cash flow can cause issues with payment and we are open and understanding about this. We ask that you respectfully notify us, and negotiate if you need to make alternative payment arrangements. Payment on Event Day is not available without prior agreement. Should invoices remain un-paid in full 7 days prior to Market Day, your stall will be offered to another vendor, as we have a high demand for spaces. Payment for either of the Premium options will be due by 31st March 2018. Payments for the Basic option (individual markets) will be due within 7 days of receiving your acceptance email.

Cancellation

Should you cancel attendance within 21 days of Event Day, you will forfeit any monies paid and will be liable for 50% of your stall fee.

We welcome your feedback and gratefully take on board your ideas and opinions! If you have any suggestions, comments, concerns, or ideas, we would really appreciate you getting in touch. Our email address is aboutiquelife@bigpond.com or pm on our Instagram or Facebook page.

Here’s to another year of successful events!
Penny & Tracey
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