Penny Straker Trunk Shows

Beauty... Inspiration... Sales

Imagine the counters, tabletops, nooks and crannies of your shop filled with impeccably crafted hand knits, made from a vibrant palette of colors.

Our trunk shows present designs for everyone, babies and children, men and women, knit in a variety of sizes, with yarns available from popular yarn companies. Transform your shop.

We know just how busy you are, and how little time you have to knit shop models. In one fell swoop a Straker Classics trunk show brings drama, color, excellent workmanship and excitement to your shop. Inspire your customers.

We offer the trunk shows for a four-week stay to allow ample time for visits from your clientele. Customers benefit in so many ways from the opportunity to view and try on these hand knits. Our goal is to help you to sell yarn, buttons, needles and Straker patterns. Each hand knit is a silent sales staff!

Hosts can maximize this opportunity with thoughtful planning and effective advertising. Hold a show opening, a fashion show or other special events.

The Details
A show comprises about 20 hand knits, many of which are small items such as hats, scarves, mitts and children’s designs. Each garment is tagged with the pattern name, number, size and the yarn’s generic weight, yarn and company.

The palette for the models comprises hues, from gray-cast teals to ocean teals; denim blues, cobalt; natural shades of white, grey and black sheep (really a rich, deep brown) and silver greys, punctuated with rust and spring greens.

The yarns we use are of the highest quality wools, alpacas, cottons and blends, but we’ve taken care to keep them inconspicuous and fancy-free. Should you not carry some of the presented yarns, you most likely sell similar ones. It should be noted that most of the yarns used for the more intricate designs are worsted-spun, the smoothest of spins, to enhance and highlight stitch definition.

To view and download a Trunk Show Inventory example click here.

Arranging To Host A Trunk Show
Shops hosting a trunk show are asked to make a 10% discounted minimum purchase of five patterns per design in the show. If more than three copies of a design are in inventory a shop may pass on the minimum purchase requirement. Host shops also receive a 10% discount on all other patterns sold by Straker Classics.

Keep in mind your shop’s business rhythm when you look at the calendar. Your show will begin approximately on the first day of your chosen month. You want to have an optimum number of customers coming in to your shop to be inspired. As soon as you have selected your month contact our office to determine availability.

The show must be insured and shipped via USPS, UPS Ground or Fedex to the next shop. We do our best to book the shows within a shipping zone or two to help keep costs down. It is important that you ship the trunk show on your indicated ending date to assure that the next shop receives the show for their agreed beginning date. Shipping and insurance costs will vary depending on the chosen shipping method.

It is essential to advertise and promote your Trunk Show thoroughly and well in advance. We appreciate your attention, time and imagination to assure your show is well attended. We all want your show to be a success and reap financial rewards.

To support your advertising, downloadable Straker Classics Cover Images in .jpg format are available at any time, trunk show or not, for you to use in your newsletters, on your websites or for advertising in your local newspaper.

Trunk Show Inventory.pdf

Trunk Show Agreement.pdf

Straker Classics Cover Images

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