This past weekend was the annual Ferndale DIY Street Fair and my third year vending. Despite a very chilly Friday night and a raining Sunday, it was the best show I've done there so far!
This year, I was able to open up the back wall of my tent and use the sidewalk to house two racks of dresses and coats. This worked super well until Sunday, when I had to shift stuff around due to the rain. That worked out okay though, because I had (thankfully) sold enough clothing that I could comfortable combine racks and run one down the center of my tent. It was a little cramped, but it worked for the one day I had to battle the rain.
I really loved my set up this year. I feel like I was able to use the 10 X 10 space in the tent much more efficiently. A few people even commented that it felt a bit like an actual shop!
Every year I like to try out something new and see how the crowd responds. Last year I brought vintage mens clothing and it wasn't really much of a hit. This year, I decided to try some vintage kids clothing and I actually sold a few pieces, including the darling blue dress pictured below. I think these did well enough that I would bring them again next year -- plus they don't take up too much space.
What I Did Right
-Using gridwalls to take advantage of the wall space on the tent
-Having the right amount of clothing on my racks -- finding the right balance between too much and too little seems to be key
-Using a table to display smalls