Who designed your awesome Web site?
The dynamic duo at CooperHouse, Erin and Tim Cooper!
Who makes that cute sock monkey on your poster?
Oklahoma City’s own FriedOkra is the sock monkey genius. She will be at Deluxe Winter Market and you can also shop online.
How do I get to Deluxe Winter Market?
Head to Downtown Oklahoma City – the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E. California.
Will there be a prize for the best display again?
Yes! The vendor who creates the most lovely, interesting and thoughtful display will win a $50 cash prize and their booth fees for their next Deluxe event will be waived.
Can share a booth with my friend?
Yes, but you and your friend must each submit separate applications online. Mail your checks together. Don’t forget that each applicant must submit a $10 application fee.
I offer artistic services such as caricatures, custom portraits and photography. Should I apply to Deluxe Winter Market?
Yes! Some of the most memorable Deluxe artists offer such services.
Can I sell supplies or other items which I did not make with my own hands (sewing machine, lathe, et al)?
Probably not. But ask us if you think you’ve got something which will change our minds. The exception to this general rule is printed goods such as t-shirts or media you have created like books or music.
I drove to Mexico and bought a truckload of beautiful handmade items. Can I sell them at Deluxe?
I applied for Deluxe Winter Market but I haven’t heard from you whether I was accepted.
If you did not mail us your application fee and booth fee checks, your application is not considered complete. We do not evaluate incomplete applications.
Am I responsible for collecting sales tax as a Deluxe Vendor?
Yes. The tax you collect includes both city and state taxes. The rate you will charge (8.375%) is the total of the 2 rates. You will need to submit a form to Deluxe directors noting your sales for the day, and remit payment to the state. Many vendors calculate tax when they price their items in advance so it’s a nice, even number – be sure to post a sign in your booth telling customers that your prices include sales tax if you choose to do this.
Who’s in charge of Deluxe Winter Market?
JD McCoy and Sara Cowan are the event directors. Downtown OKC Inc. is a partner.
Does Deluxe Winter Market need sponsorship?
Yes! If you’re a local business we’d love your help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does my stuff qualify for participation in Deluxe Winter Market?
If you made it and it’s interesting and original, apply! Be sure it’s family-friendly. People sometimes bring kids to shop and there is no “Adults Only” section. If your business card says “Independent Sales Representative,” this is probably not the show for you.
Can I sell food, candy or spice mix at Deluxe Winter Market?
Maybe! If you operate out of a licensed kitchen and have your Health Department certification, we’d like to see your application and taste your creations.
Will you be advertising, promoting and generally pimping out this event?
Yes, yes and yes! Deluxe Winter Market is part of Downtown In December, Downtown OKC’s excellent holiday promotion series. We also promote on Twitter, Facebook and print media via press releases and strategic partnerships with local businesses.
I am a Deluxe Winter Market artist. (Yay!) Can I make promo items to put in the goodie bags?
Yes! We will offer free goodie bags to the first 50 customers. If you can, please donate 50 small items (stickers, samples, coupons, etc.) with your business name affixed on it somewhere, and we’ll add them to the goodie bags! Please bring your items to the check-in table on the day of the show.
What can I do to help promote Deluxe Winter Market?
Do you have any tables I can rent for my booth?
Yes, the cost is $20 to rent a table. You can add this fee onto your booth fee in your application. No day-of-show table additions, as this causes confusion and delay.
Are tables included in the booth fee?
In order to keep booth fees low, we let vendors “itemize” their needs. No use paying for a table or electricity if you don’t need them, right?
Can I demonstrate my craft at my booth?
By all means, yes! Especially if elbow grease is your fuel. If you need electricity, be sure to select a booth with electricity on your application. Electricity use costs us money so you will need to pay extra for this service. Please do not create any chemical fumes, obnoxious noise or smoke.
How many vendors will be there?
We have room for between 35 and 40 artists. We will try to limit the number of artists for the 2013 show to limit redundancy and to increase sales for our artists.
My items are not made by me, but they are really cute/cheap/cupcakey/useful. Should I apply to Deluxe Winter Market?
When will I know if my work was accepted?
We will send emails to applicants before Sept. 15.
I was not selected as a Deluxe artist. What happens to the booth fee check I sent you?
Your booth fee check will be destroyed. If you need it mailed back to you, please include a self-adressed stamped envelope with your check.
Why wasn’t my work accepted to Deluxe Winter Market?
We have many talented applicants, but unfortunately we are not able to accept everyone.
There are many possible reasons which may or may not apply to your work:
- Incomplete application or missing application fee
- Too many vendors of your product type already selling at Deluxe
- Copyright infringement issues with your designs
- Product or style not appropriate for Deluxe aesthetic
All director decisions are final. Thank you for respecting the work we do.