Seller Exhibitor FAQs

General Questions

 

What is London Accessory Week about? Who organises it?                                                                      

London Accessory Week is a celebration of fashion accessories, showcasing pieces from independent designers from all over the globe in the heart of fashion-loving London! - Presented by X Terrace @xterrace.

Who is attending the event?​    

Fashion, home accessories, and beauty lovers from London and nearby cities will be joining us at the exhibition and market in July 2023! The event is open to the public, buyers, and the press.

 

Where can I find information and pictures of your previous events?                                                               

You are welcome to visit londonaccessoryweek.com @accessory_week on Instagram and our sister brand pages @xterrace @thehatcircle @accessory_circle to enjoy some highlights from our previous exhibitions, fashion shows, and pop-up shops!

 

How can I take part in London Accessory Week?                                                                                                     

If you are a designer or brand, you are invited to apply to showcase at the exhibition, sell at the Market online and offline in person, or let us take care of displaying and selling your products. You can also list your event or workshop as part of the official programme. Furthermore, you can list your store or be featured in an interview or full page advert as part of our official Accessory Shopping Guide - The Circle magazine! Booking is open now, book soon as spaces are limited.

                                                                                                                     

If you are an accessory lover, you are invited to join us at the event, where you can put on your favourite accessories, enjoy a lovely evening with friends and meet fellow fashionistas and talented designers! You can also visit our exhibition to see amazing accessories and have fun shopping at our Market!

How do you promote the event?

We promote our events through paid Ads on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and our newsletters. We post 2 posts a day on London Accessory Week accounts across Facebook, Facebook Group, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 

 

How is the schedule going along with the current pandemic?                                                                        

We are optimistic that the event can be held on the planned days. In the situation of lockdown still happening at that time, we will reschedule it to slightly later. You will be informed in advance of any changes.

 

Questions about fees and other financial aspects

 

What is the fee per product to SELL at London Accessory Week Virtual Market?

£3+VAT each per product to list on the website Virtual Market (min. 10 items). We will also give you a complimentary Designer Profile on TheAccessoryCircle.com. The sooner you book your spaces, the sooner you can start selling your products all the way to the end of August 2023!

 

Can I sell art? What are the acceptable types of products?

Yes! Accessories include jewellery, bags, eyewear, shoes, home decor and accessories, beauty and other accessories for everyone, including pets 🙂 If you are not sure whether your products will be accepted, just drop us a message or email, or visit the product categories page.

Do you take any other commission or fees besides the participation fees?

If you plan to have your own Market Pitch at London Accessory Week, there will be 0 commission charged for items sold during the event, you get to keep all sales proceedings made at the event. 

For items sold through London Accessory Week Market, you will receive funds for any items sold (less a 25% commission, plus VAT). For example, if you sold an item for £100, you will receive £70. £100 - 25% (+VAT). So price accordingly! We will prepare the display, staff, packaging, and take card payments on your behalf. You won't have to travel and pay for accommodation, just send us your products. If you have a UK bank account you will receive funds via bank transfer. If you are outside the UK, funds will be sent by PayPal only (please ensure you have an active PayPal account). 

 

Do I need to pay to participate?

Yes, all the information regarding payments and other details can be found on Participate Page of our website. We have several options including investing as little as £3+VAT to sell in the Virtual Market and be a part of London Accessory Week 2023. Book now

 

How much does it cost to have a stand/table to sell at London Accessory Week?

It’s £350+VAT to have your own stand at London Accessory Week. If you would like to book a double stand, you can save £100+VAT and enjoy a double spacious space to display all your products! Booking can be made here.

Does the Market Pitch & Market Spaces booking fee for both days?

Yes. Market Spaces, and Market Pitch bookings are for both days, 15-16 July. For a single Market Pitch, it's £350+VAT, for a Double Market Pitch, it's £550+VAT (£100 saving). 

How does the payout work?

The payout takes place at the end of every month. All delivered to the customer orders past the 14 days return period get added to that month's payout. For example, if a sale was made and the item was delivered to the customer on the 1st of March, and if the customer doesn't return the item after 15th March, this order payout will be included at the end of March payout. However, if the day (after 14 days UK legal return period) falls on, for example, the 20th of the month, the payout will be added to the following month.

 

Questions about Market Pitch

How many staff are allowed to be on the pitch?

One staff is recommended, as it will give you enough space to store more products for replenishment. However, if you wish to bring another staff, 2 is the maximum allowed. Please email us to request an additional pass before 24th June 2023. 

 

Can I share a Market Pitch with someone?

We will only be able to feature one brand on social media as part of the service provided to a Market Pitch seller, and you will only be given one Virtual Market account. However, on the weekend of the event, you can come with your friend to set up and sell as each pitch is allowed to have up to two staff.

 

To work around not being able to feature both brands, perhaps you could consider the below options:

What is the difference between an Exhibition and a Market Pitch? 

We are responsible for displaying props, setup and take down, and sales of your products during the event if you choose an Exhibition. You are responsible for displaying props, setup, take down, and sales of your own products during the event if you choose a Market Pitch.

To what extent can one personalise their stall?

You can decorate your table space creatively as long as it's within the boundaries and not disturbing the sellers next to their stall. 

What is the table size?

A table will be provided to you, for a single, you get a table L180cm x W60cm x H70cm or similar, and for a double, you will get two tables. 

Questions about Exhibition and Shopping Guide

 

Will the market and exhibition be at the same place at the same time?

The market and exhibition will take place at the same place and time. It is a good chance to make better sales after customers see and admire your design beautifully displayed at the exhibition (subject to approval). The exhibition will have signage of your brand name and contact details to accompany your exhibits. There is an application process for the exhibition, after booking your exhibition spaces, you will be asked to fill in a short application form before your place can be confirmed. 

 

When is the deadline to apply to showcase my work in the exhibition?

The deadline for the applications is on 18 June 2023. Book your exhibition spaces first, and our team will be in touch to ask you to fill in an application form. If your application is unsuccessful, you will be issued a full refund within 24 hours of the outcome. 

 

How do I list my event/workshop as part of London Accessory Week?

Please visit London Accessory Week website "Participate" page for information, we will be in touch to ask you to fill in an event form. Once we received the form and confirmed your event is suitable to be listed as London Accessory Week official event, we will then list your event on LondonAccessoryWeek.com, TheHatCircle.com, TheAccessoryCircle.com, and promote it to our audience on social media and mailing list!

 

Do exhibitors need to buy a ticket to enter the event?

No, as an exhibitor, you can be there on any day for free, and talk to our accessories loving visitors!

Am I able to exhibit more than one product? 

You’ll need to book more spaces if you want to exhibit more than one product. Once your booking is confirmed, we would send you a link to fill in an application form. If your application is accepted, you would send the proudest design(s) to us, and we will display them at London Accessory Week 2023 for the visitors to admire and get to know your brand. Your item(s) will be displayed in a special zone, accompanied with an exhibitor information card! If not accepted, the booking fee will be refunded to you in full.

Questions about Virtual Market

 

How long will my items be sold online for?

As soon as we receive your inventory form we will list the items online, they will be listed online until the end of August 2023, post London Accessory Week. You will be given an option to opt to continue running your own store on our e-commerce website after that with a special offer. 

How can I participate if I am not in London?

If you are not able to participate in person you can book 10, 20, 30, or more Market Spaces. You can simply send the products to us, and we will take care of the rest for you (including display, sales, taking payment, and packaging for the customers). You can also book spaces to sell at London Accessory Week Virtual Market for only £3+VAT per item (hosted by our partner TheAccessoryCircle.com or TheHatCircle.com). You can also participate by listing your store on the London Accessory Week Shopping Guide or listing your event as a part of London Accessory Week. Here is the link for you to view your options and book. If you want to exhibit at London Accessory Week please book your exhibition spaces, and we will ask you to complete an application form for approval shortly after.

 

If I offer the same model of earrings in 2 different colours, would that be 2 different products?

Yes, it does count as two separate items.

Is it possible to change sold items for another item?

We give you 3 replenishment spaces for the Market Spaces booking, when one of your items is sold we will replace it for you. You can replenish unlimited (as long as under your total booked spaces) items yourself when items are sold through Virtual Market. 

How can I update my items on your Virtual Market?

After a booking is confirmed, you will be given login details of a store of your own within a few days. You will be able to list your items straight away and start selling!

Questions about Booking Market Spaces

 

When and how do I send my products to you after booking my market spaces?

We will contact you and give you all the details once you have booked.

 

Should I book small or large spaces?

If your item can be displayed beautifully in the space of Length + Width + Depth under 60cm (e.g.20x20x20cm) you should book Small Spaces. But, if it is larger and you need space of Length + Width + Depth up to 90cm (e.g.30x30x30cm) you should book Large Spaces.

 

What's the main difference between the Exhibition and the Market Spaces?

The exhibition is a special zone where your designs will be displayed on a plinth or table alongside your brand information. The market products will be displayed on long tables together with other products we have in the market.

My square silk scarves are 90x90cm when flat but draped or folded to a much smaller size eg: under 90cm. Please can you advise me?

Small spaces will be sufficient if the item can be displayed within the space of the small item Length + Width + Depth under 60cm (e.g.20x20x20cm). 

 

How many spaces can I book?

You can book 10, 20, 30 or more spaces for the in-person market and virtual market (10 minimum), or you can book a Market Pitch and sell as many items as you can fit into the given space. You also have the option to have a double Market Pitch for you to display even more items. View your options and book now! Limited spaces for some options, book soon to avoid disappointment!