Apply to be a vendor at The Collective

Retail display and pop-up highlights

Display space starting at $250/month

We provide:

  • An area of our store dedicated to your products (Shelf, table, rack, etc.)
  • All of your products inventoried and barcoded by our staff to record your sales
  • Store associates sell your product for you (You don't have to be here!)
  • Access to our workshop space to host your own workshops ($50/hour, 2 hour minimum) 

We know what it's like starting a business from scratch. In 2015, I started making candles in my kitchen and selling our home fragrance products at local Farmer's Markets. Over the years I've learned a lot about running a small business and I'm here to help as you work to build and scale yours.

As a small business owner, I understand the struggles of early morning load-ins, lugging around canopies and tables, setting up and breaking down, and only being able to be in one place at a time. Markets offer great one-off opportunities to get your products in front of customers but when you consider that $150+ gets you only a handful of hours in front of potential customers, you'll start to see that markets aren't the most cost effective way to get your products into the hands of the people who love them! That's why we built The Collective at Banter & Bliss Candle Co.—so you can get your handmade goods in front of the right customers in the most efficient way possible! If you're a small business and can only staff one market at a time...expand your reach by applying to sell your goods at The Collective. If you make awesome products but don't have time to set up and break down at markets all across Los Angeles every weekend...apply to sell your products at The Collective.

Our beautiful storefront at Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance is open 7 days a week (that's 65 hours a week in front of potential customers!) and our friendly staff is eager to sell your products and help you grow your business. The Collective at Banter & Bliss Candle Co. is unlike any other small business collective. We are first and foremost an experiential retail concept so we are constantly bringing customers into our store for our popular candle-making workshops. Banter & Bliss Candle Co. exists whether or not our retail shelves are full of products — i.e. being a landlord is not our primary business so we won't compromise the quality of our vendor mix for the sake of collecting rent or a percentage of sales from potential vendors. Our vendor mix is carefully curated to ensure that new potential vendors don't conflict with existing vendors because we all know how frustrating it is to show up at a market where you're one of 25+ other jewelry vendors! We offer shelf space and pop-up opportunities to support local emerging independent brands get their products in front of new customers. We also offer workshop space for artists who are looking for a beautiful place to host workshops.—Sheena, Owner, Banter & Bliss Candle Co.

To apply to be a vendor at The Collective, host a workshop, or to make an appointment to come view the space, please complete this form and a representative will contact you within 48 hours.

 

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