As promised, here are some pictures of my first trade show booth displaying my new boys’ clothing line, Downtown Joey. Can you tell I’ve never done this before?
Anyway, once the blue paper and city skyline were up, the rest was a breeze. I was glad I purchased an extra set of lights. However, next time I will also get electricity (I couldn’t light up my traffic light).
My Downtown Joey vinyl banner was too large, so we folded it in thirds and hung in vertically.
I added a NYC Manhole Cover rug and a Dead End rug I picked up at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Next time I’ll add a One Way street sign and even a No Parking sign.
I had brought 4 mannequins with me, but only needed two. When my line is bigger, I’ll be able to use all 4 of them.
Never did get my raglan t-shirts printed, so glossy color photos sufficed.
After the first day, I decided to add more to the right side of the display (but of course, I forgot to take the final pictures…LOL). I added additional posters and another garment to the display to fill it up.
In hindsight, I will have 8 foot tall paper printed with a skyline to make set-up easier next time. In addition, I will increase the size of my line. Currently I have 8 woven (dress) shirts, 2 pants, 3 board shorts, 3 sweat jackets, 2 hats and 16 raglan t-shirts. I think another 6 prints for the woven shirts would be a good idea and perhaps 2 more colors of pants.
I’ve been to almost every ENK Children’s Club trade show in the last 4 or 5 years. This was definitely the slowest show I’ve attended. More about that in my next post.
The ENK staff was awesome! What a great bunch of people to work with. They made such I had everything I needed. I will definitely be displaying at their future children’s trade shows!
Time to make the donuts…