When is Unique LA Mini Market held?
Every Saturday for the months of April and May. Starting on April 14th. From 10AM to 3PM.
Vendor move-in starts at 8AM,
Vendor move-out begins at 3PM and ends at 4PM. All vendor's must be completely vacated from Row DTLA by 4:30PM.
Where is Unique LA Mini Market held?
Mini Market will be held on the sidewalk and street at ROW DTLA in Downtown LA.
How much does it cost to participate?
The total is $300 per month. ($75 per Saturday, 4 Saturdays per month) With a special introductory rate of $175 for 3 weekends in April (55$ per Saturday)!
Do I have to participate every weekend per month?
Yes! By participating in Mini Market, you are agreeing to be present at all 4 weekends of the month. This will ensure vendors an opportunity to gain momentum throughout the month with the public. You can also sign up for both April and May.
What does the vendor fee include?
The amount of $300 per month includes a space with an 8 foot white umbrella. You can set up your space however you'd like under the umbrella. Please bring whatever can fit under the 8 foot umbrella to help you sell and be UNIQUE, such as a table, chairs, racks, signage etc. Be sure to be courteous and kind to your neighbors as you will only get the space under the 8ft wide umbrella.
No electricity will be provided. Note: this event will be outside every week on "Market Row" (see highlighted map below).
Do I have to have my own insurance?
Yes! You must hold your own insurance and auto-liability.
Do my products have to made in the U.S.A?
No. Our goal is to support American owned, small businesses and designers (which sometimes means some of their products are made elsewhere). The goal of Unique Markets is to showcase goods that are designed, made and sold by the owners themselves. We pride ourselves on getting the community to discover and interact with amazing entrepreneurs.
Can I share a space with another vendor?
No, there can only be one vendor per space.
How do you choose the vendors?
To ensure the vendors are diverse, match the aesthetic of the show, and meet shoppers’ expectations, UNIQUE LA is juried. We look for small businesses that are modern and have products that we think our customers would purchase. We also choose businesses that are ready and are at scale to be able to sell at a market our size. Rest assured that we review and consider every single application, and the corresponding website and product images. Your website, social media channels, submitted photos and application are the only things we have to determine whether or not you are accepted.
When will I know if I’m accepted or not?
There will be a rolling acceptance process. You will be accepted 2 weeks prior to the first weekend of the month. Remember to check your junk mail folder, your 'promotions' folder and/or 'updates folder' on Gmail. Also, please add ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to your safe list, as we send our emails through Mailchimp which may get flagged by your email provider as junk!
What if I need to cancel?
There will be no cancellations.
Do I need any permits to participate, what taxes do I collect?
No, sellers do not need any temporary permits to participate in Los Angeles, unless you are a food vendor (selling either hot food or packaged food). If you are a food vendor, you will need to obtain a temporary event health permit (which will cost you $71-160) which we will help secure if you are accepted.
All vendors are responsible for registering with the IRS, and collecting sales tax. When it’s time to do your taxes, you’ll have to pay income tax on items you sold, plus pay California sales tax and possibly a City of LA tax. We recommend that you call California’s department of revenue and the IRS for more info: California Dept. of Revenue: 1-800-852-5711 or www.ftb.ca.gov IRS: 1-800-829-4933 or www.irs.gov
Do I have to live in LA to participate?
No, our goal is to get people to buy and support independent design and small business owners, 85% of the vendors reside in California, but we accept people from all over the country and Canada, and love sharing great talent from all around! Remember you must be available all Saturdays of the month!