A local boutique will be selling my hats in store. This is my first time doing this. Does anyone have any tips for me? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Congrats, Carena! Good luck! Would love to do this myself, but have been scared off by the fear of damage to hats and lack of local shops. I would need to travel at least an hour to find much of a market.
The store should cover damage and theft. If your doing a contract vs. wholesale make sure it is in your agreement. If you want even stipulate the type of damage that you cannot repair ex: stains, people pulling things off that they would be responsible for. I've been in a art gallery shop for two years now and n a vintage shop for one. So far I've had no issues and if I'm worried about a shop I only offer wholesale. Don't be afraid to express your concerns. Congrats on getting in the boutique!
I wish you the best! I would love to see a sampling of your hats.
Carena, it sounds like you have a lot of wonderful opportunities just waiting!