SUMMER TOUR VENDOR FAQ
What are the dates and times of the Summer Market Tour?
The Grove Mid City: Saturday August 18th 10AM-4PM
The Grove Mid City: Sunday August 19th 10AM-4PM
Platform Culver City: Saturday September 15th 10AM-4PM
Platform Culver City: Sunday September 16th 10AM-4PM
Vendor move-in starts at 8AM,
Vendor move-out begins at 4PM and ends at 5PM. All vendor's must be completely vacated by 5:30PM.
Where is The Summer Tour held?
The Summer Tour will be at two different locations on 4 different dates.
The Grove and Platform
How much does it cost to participate?
Each day from 8AM-5PM is a total of 200 including application fee.
If you are not accepted we will refund you 170 (the 30$ application fee is non-refundable)
Can I pick and choose which dates to apply for?
Yes! You are welcome to apply for as many dates as you’d like.
What does the vendor fee include?
The amount of $200 vendor fee includes an 8 foot white umbrella and a rack with your name on it. You can set up your space however you'd like under the umbrella. Please bring whatever can fit under the 8 foot umbrella to help you sell and be UNIQUE, such as a table, chairs, racks etc.. Be sure to be courteous and kind to your neighbors as you will only get the space under the 8ft wide umbrella.
No electricity will be provided. Note: this event will be outside at both locations.
Do I have to purchase a booth at the same time of my application submission?
Yes, you must purchase any dates you apply for. If you are not accepted we will refund you 170$ (the 30$ application fee is NON-Refundable)
Do I have to have my own insurance?
Yes! You must hold your own insurance and auto-liability. We are not responsible for lost/stolen/damaged products and we or the event space are not liable for auto-insurance on the premises.
Will you provide Wifi?
Yes Wifi will be available from the event space. That information will be inluded in the vendor packet. It is always a smart idea to have a hotspot or personal data usage for payment methods in case of wifi problems.
Will you provide free parking for the vendors day-of the event?
Yes. We will provide ONE validated parking pass per-booth.
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?
Applications close on July 11th and you will be notified of acceptance on Monday, July 16th.
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!