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« on: November 12, 2006 10:08:23 PM »

I will be in my first fair this coming weekend. But, it really isn't a fair; it is more of a bazaar type thing. My friend works for a big salon in the city and they are having a customer appreciation day and she is releasing her DVD. There will be a DJ, food & beverages, she will be doing make up demonstrations and more run of the mill vendors (Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, etc.) I think there may be one more girl there selling purses, but not sure yet.

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I haven't had a lot of money to invest and since it is my first time at a 'fair', I wanted to get your opinion on how I will be displaying my purses. I will have a table for my stationary, accessories & and small stuff.

Basically, it is a clothes rack that I put bungee cord on and clipped my purses to the cord. The picture is with wooden clothes pins, but have since found my  color ones. I secured the cord with foam tape so it won't slide down the pole.

Do you think this looks too shotty? Is it okay? I would love your input.

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Jess
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2006 10:49:52 AM »

I think it would look better without the two bags hanging on the top corners, just keep them all on the lines.  Also, maybe display all the dark purses together on one line and the lighter colored ones on another. I love that black one with the cherries.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 11:28:03 AM »

Ooh those are good ideas. I didn't even think about doing it by color, but that might look pretty good. I will have another go at it tonight. And you are right, I think the ones on the ends look outta place.

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006 02:08:03 PM »

I think Nancy's tips are good, but without a close-up to see how it looks, I'm not sure.  The idea of using tape to secure bungee cords doesn't sound very "chic".

Here's how I display purses.  I purchased a wooden coat/hat rack from goodwill.  I then bought some dowels from Wal-Mart and had my DH drill the appropriate size holes for the dowels.  I had him drill many more holes than I would use in a given time, close together.  Then I painted it all black (semi-gloss spray paint - my new friend!!).  When I put it together for show I simply slide the dowels in at the appropriate levels for the current purses I am selling.  I like this solution a lot.  The only think I need to change is to put some kind of "stopper" on the ends of the dowels so the purses don't fall off easily.  Here's a pic from my 2nd craft fair:

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009 10:51:55 AM »

Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions on how to display clutch purses without handles?  Other than just laying them on the table.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009 10:20:29 AM »

I can't see the image, but I use a clothes rack as well. To hang my purses, I bought shower curtain hooks that I can link together to make different lengths. This way I can either display all my purses at the same height or vary them. The hooks kind of look like the ones you use when you go skiing to clip your lift ticket onto your zipper. They have a round end, which hangs nicely on the rack, and a V shaped end where the handle goes. They snap shut, which is good because then purses don't accidentally get knocked off when people are looking at them. But they're also easy to open so the customer can do it themselves or I can take it off for them. I think it was $1.99 for a 12 pack, they're very cheap.
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