Trunk Show Pointers
Looking for a new frame is one of the most exciting parts of wearing glasses, and going to a trunk show can really ratchet up the excitement. At a trunk show, the designer or their representative brings his or her entire collection (yes, in trunks!), and provide personal fitting consultations.
Most optical’s (like Eye Elegance) can only carry a handful of designs by a specific designer; due to space and all of the other collections offered. At a trunk show, you’ll have a chance to shop all the looks—sometimes even before they’re available in the boutiques. What’s more, at many trunk shows you’ll work one-on-one with your optical expert, and also get feedback from the designer’s representative! You can also take advantage of special pricing on orders placed during the show! Since our Theo Trunk show is just around the corner (Saturday, December 13th) here are 5 tips on how to make the most of your trunk show experience.
Trunk Show Tips:
- Typically trunk shows will feature one or two designers at a time. This way the complete collection is displayed & you have access to every piece in every color option. If you’re not familiar with the featured designer it may be a good idea to ask your optician if the collection is right for you or browse the designer website to get a sense of which styles appeal to you.
- Though trunk shows take place throughout the year, they’re often only with the store’s most popular collections. If you have a special interest in designer let your optician know. By doing so they can be sure to call you the next time our representative is in store. Representatives are in throughout the year between trunk shows and this could mean a private showing just for you!
- Walk-in’s are always welcome but it’s best to schedule an appointment when planning to attend a trunk show. Especially if there’s an optician you particularity like working with. Appointments can fill up fast, so don’t wait to reserve your slot! (If you can’t keep the appointment, please be courteous and call to cancel.)
- Bring one or two people with you whom you trust and who know you well. Resist the urge to have a larger entourage accompany you—too many opinions can get confusing and discouraging.
- Be prepared to make a purchase in case you find “the perfect frame” in order to take advantage of possible show discounts. Frames shown the day of the show are often not available in-store. Which is why trunk shows are so great (especially if you like a lot of choices)!
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