S&D Hostess 411

All the Information You Need to Have a Fabulous Trunk Show!

My Show is Booked, Now What?

Thank you so much for choosing me to be your stylist for your Stella & Dot Trunk Show! What's more fun than getting your girlfriends and family together for a fun, fashionable shopping event followed by a guilt-free shopping spree when it's over?? My job is to make this a fun and easy experience for you, AND to get you everything on your wishlist!! So here is a quick run down of how our trunk shows work.

  1. Build your wishlist!! Log into your Stella & Dot account (stelladot.com/katybarnes) and heart your favorite items. Then I'll know what we need to do to get them all for you!
  2. Build your guest list! The more the merrier. When making your guest list, make sure you invite your friends from all your different social circles (think neighborhood friends, church social circle, family, moms group, work friends, book club)...typically 1/3 to 1/4 of your guest list will be able to attend. You don't have to stick to just close friends- if they are female and the like to shop, add them to the list!! Don't forget your out-of-town contacts! Those friends can order online towards your show. Your guest list can be all e-mail addresses, mailing addresses or a combination of both.
  3. Once, you have your guest list ready (either emails and/or physical addresses)...forward it to me and I will create a stylish invite to send to your contacts and also keep track of responses and reminders. If you would like a paper invitation to be sent out, I am happy to print and mail those for you! Expect a proof of your invites within 48 hours of booking your trunk show. Not sure about the best way to invite your contacts? Let's discuss!

Clear a Table, Put Out Some Light Bites

For the day of your trunk show, keep it simple! With all that style to try on, people want their hands free. Just put a few light snacks and/or drinks near the accessories. Coffee & Bagels, Mimosasa & Muffins or Wine & Cheese are a just few ideas on how to keep it simple. We want to maximize your rewards!!

To add to the fun, feel free to pull out a couple of tops or dresses that you need help accessorizing. Guests love to see a mini fashion show!

Finally, relax and have fun :)

Free Julep Bangle

Collect 3 orders before the day of your show, and choose your favorite color Julep Bangle as an extra treat!! No minimum required on order amounts.

After the Party

If friends missed the event or live out of town, it's not a problem! The link to your show online will remain active for three weeks. Keep sharing the style online and on-the-go to maximize fun and rewards. Once you're orders are all in, shop away!! You may log into your S&D account to shop, or contact me and I will place your order for you!! Your credits are good for six months and you can use some now and save some for later, or use that all it once- it's up to you!!

Why I Love Being a Stylist!

Hear Our Story | Stella & Dot

Katy Barnes, Director and Independent Stylist

I have been a Stella & Dot stylist for over three years and absolutely love what I do! I've been able to cover mortgage payments, pay for extra vacations, contribute to our home renovation, pay for preschool for my boys, splurge on a few gifts for my husband among many other things while keeping my role as a mom top priority. Perhaps most rewarding is the pleasure I've had from helping many women launch their own Stella & Dot business and now mentor/coaching a team of over 130 women all across the US and Canada. We are also in the U.K., Germany, Puerto Rico and soon launching in Scotland. Life is too short to not love what you do. Interested? Let's chat!