The holidays are right around the corner. What better way to kick them off than a Holiday Pop-Up Market, Black Friday Weekend, in the South Loop. That's right, we're poppin up in the old Z Gallerie and we're looking for dynamic makers, artisans, creatives and all around bad Santa's (corny I know-lol), to join us. For three days (Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1) we'll be selling unique, one-of-a-kind products made by women, for women, and we want you to be apart of that!
Why Pop Up With Us?
- Timing is everything! It's Black Friday Weekend, the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Need we say more?
- Location! Our pop-up market is being held in the Downtown Chicago's South Loop. Showplace Icon Movie Theatre, Target, H&M, The Container Store, Banana Republic, The Loft, Old Navy, White House-Black Market and more are directly adjacent to our pop-up space, which means built in traffic.
- We're telling everybody! Or at least as many people as we can. Outside of the natural flow of traffic, and marketing and promotions the property managers will do announcing our arrival, we'll also be marketing The Collective Pop-Up Market on social media, through e-blasts, and via street marketing two weeks leading up to the event and on market days as well.
- You don't have to be present. That's right, our team will literally take care of everything. Set-up, tear down and everything in between, giving you the opportunity to rest or vend at another event.
We are looking for awesomely amazing women with awesomely amazing products like yours to join us at The Collective where we're doing something really revolutionary and ambitious... curating the most unique and one-of-a-kind products made by women, for women.
The vision for The Collective was birthed out of a desire to see women-owned brands thrive in both the local and global marketplace. This vision is the driving force behind everything we do which includes:
Providing a brick-and-mortar space for women-owned brands to sell their products
Product placement in local and international outlets.
One-on-one business consulting with industry leaders.
Monthly business workshops, networking and social events
The Collective is a chic and vibrant co-retailing space that can compete with any major retailer in terms of design aesthetic and product offering. Serving as an incubator for women with product-based businesses; and as a one-stop shop for women looking to purchase unique gifts, beauty products, home goods, accessories + more, the core vision of The Collective is to serve as a hub of innovation and inspiration for women with product-based businesses.
Our business has five core components:
Retail: We're currently scouting out a new home in a prime retail district where customers can shop 7-days a week. In the mean time, women are invited to join us at one of our many pop-up markets throughout Chicago or online 24/7 at www.thecollectiveon95th.com.
Incubation: We offer small, women-owned brands the opportunity to sell their products in a brick+mortar store. Doing this affords women the opportunity to infiltrate a new market, and showcase their products in a way that engages their target audience and garners feedback that will aid in perfecting their brand offerings.
In addition to this, we also offer marketing services, small business consulting, and product placement assistance to help brands infiltrate both local and international markets.
Events: A super chic and vibrant space, The Collective will host fun themed pop-up shops, business workshops, networking events, makery + diy classes, and social events monthly.
In addition to the above, we also offer:
Design + Printing: At our core, T. Jones Media, the agency behind The Collective, is all about brand identity, so in addition to the above core offerings, we also offer custom design and print services for members and the general public.
Custom Lab + Events: Together with our partners, we provide custom decor, flowers, balloons, catering and more for small business and social events.
Conference Room: Location! Location! Location! The Collective is the perfect space for those looking to host a small workshop, book signing or product launch event. In addition to this, our space is available for photographers looking to rent studio space for a shoot, fitness coaches wanting to host a weekly class or two, and artists wanting to display their latest creations.
Podcast Lab & Production Studio: Content is queen! And we’re empowering our members to produce more of it with our podcast lab and production studio.
The Space: We’re intentionally creating a collaborative environment where women business owners can discover, explore, connect and thrive.
In terms of aesthetic the space will include:
A chic and energetic retail environment designed to inspire, empower and engage customers.
Sophisticated and comfy furniture for both work + play.
A conference room for private events; and open seating area for semi-private affairs.
A fully equipped production studio for content creation and photo shoots.
We are currently working to find a permanent home. In the interim, join us at one of our monthly pop-ups!
UPCOMING POP-UP DATE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
ROOSEVELT COLLECTION (SOUTH LOOP/DOWNTOWN CHICAGO)
Become A Vendor Partner
The Collective is looking for women owned businesses with products in the following categories:
Beauty + Skincare