Please read the information below before applying.


day of the dead

October 26-November 5
Trade & Lore Coffee Shop
Downtown Asheville, NC



There are no booths! Vendors drop off your inventory and we'll transform the venue into a retail pop up shop with a central checkout - creating a curated boutique experience our shoppers have come to love.

Vendors do NOT have to be at the Pop Up Shop! Our team will merchandise, style, and work the entirety of the Pop Up Shop.

Accepted vendors will drop off their inventory: Wednesday, October 25* | 12-7pm

Vendors will pick up any remaining inventory after the end of the Pop Up Shop: Monday, November 6 | 12-7pm

*Please note: if you are accepted into both the Fall pop up shops, you only drop off once (October 16th) and pick up once (November 6th).

Not local? We have an option for vendors to ship their inventory to us on or before the respective drop-off dates. If interested in this option, vendors will assume all postage charges to/from the Pop Up Shop. 



Accepted vendors will be assigned a vendor ID. All products must be marked with your Vendor ID and price. All vendors must supply the Pop Up Shop with a simple inventory spreadsheet - a valuable resource at the checkout. Templates and directions will be emailed upon acceptance.

Please note that vendors are accepted based on product pictures and descriptions submitted via your application. Any items not matching those descriptions dropped off will be placed at the discretion of the Pop Up Shop Team.



To participate in the following Pop Up Shop, vendors pay a fee of: $50 + 25% of sales

We have a limited number of available work trade opportunities. We will let those interested know about those opportunities and details at a future date.

Accepted vendors will be notified on: Monday, September 25

You will be sent an invoice for payment upon acceptance which will be due: Monday, October 2

Fees also can be paid by check - contact us for a mailing address.

All vendors will receive a check for their final earnings along with a simple sales summary of items sold on or before: Monday, November 13**

**Please note: if you are accepted into both the Fall pop up shops, you will receive one check on Monday, November 13th.

Sales tax will be collected and paid by us for all the items sold.



We understand stuff comes up, so for those who decide not to participate, we will refund your fees until: Monday, October 2. After this date, fees are non-refundable.



We will be using all of our social media outlets (Instagram, Pinterest, Blog, Website, and Facebook) to feature vendors. Please make sure you send high quality photos when you apply, so that we may pull from these. Each maker will receive a media kit that we encourage you to use on social media.

We will release announcements to the press, publish the event on online and print calendars, do extensive social media advertising, as well as place posters and postcards all around Asheville leading up to the event.



We will do everything within our power to prevent theft of products and displays, but we cannot guarantee that items will not go missing or get broken. Although inventory lists are supplied by vendors, we do not verify whether the numbers, descriptions, and/or prices match the physical inventory dropped off. Our team will make every effort to prevent any incidents. However we cannot be held responsible if theft or damage does occur.