How excited was I this morning, nervous, expectant, and looking forward to an ongoing relationship with the Rose Street Market. I arrived at 9am to set up, and took time and effort to try to get it looking just right. Trying to display all items to their best advantage.
By 11am, I was ready for the punters to come past, and start looking.... by 1am, I was still waiting for a sale.... by 2pm, I had my first sale - the baby set using the stripey baby character I bought at spotlight... by the time 5pm rolled around, I had not seen any more action.
There was a lot of people looking, lots of touching and commenting, but not one more sale after that first one.
A big high for the day was when I was approached by Hunter Gatherer to see about putting some of my stock in the shop. Am excited about that!
On reflection, I can only conclude that the demographic of this market is not suited to my product. I was the only stall with children's clothing, most of the people walking through the market were younger than other markets I've been to - mid 20's - 30 - couples.
I can definitely see Margaret of Konstant Kaos with her edgier and wider product range doing really well, but for me, well it was quite the opposite. I reached a new low in terms of sales.... I was definitely in deficit today.
On a high note, I was very well supported by the wonderful people who took time out of their day to come and visit me. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for visiting and bolstering my spirits - Angelica and Marcela my mum and sis with her two cherubs, Jennie (who has promised to give her blog some tlc)and her two beautiful girls, Beky the paper queen and my market mate, the sweet voiced Michelle from Stomper Room and her family and lastly, newly arrived from Chile, Daniela who came with her husband Gato to visit and stayed till pack up and helped me take all my gear back to the car - so unexpected and so needed!
time to chill out now :)