So it's been 4 seasons since I've done Showcase. I stopped doing it because many of the Japanese buyers would prefer to place their orders in Paris. But I've decided to make my life easier so I'm back in Showcase this year.
I'm really excited. I've always loved being associated and around craft people. I can relate to their product, business and vision more than in the fashion world.
A few more sleeps (or sleepless nights) ahead, I've started waking up thinking I'm going to forget something. So I've decided to write this post to remind myself and hope you all can add to this check list. It will help all of us!!
(these must be labelled and with swings tags...with all the information)
2. Price lists
(it helps if you have the currency conversion
in a few currencies..ie Yen, US$ etc)
3. Order forms
4. Colour cards and extra collection information
7. Business cards or cards or something with your stand number so people can take with them if they like what they've seen
8. Double sided tape... not sure for what but it's great to have!
9. Stapler - with staples
(so you can staple your clients business card onto the order form)
10. Water and food
(Cafe at RDS is rubbish and way too expensive.
Nuts and easy fruit are great just in case you blood sugar drops and you can't leave the stand...sounds dramatic but you never know when you'll be busy
(usually when you least expect it)