Your Hostess questions answered!
Who should host a Trunk Show?
Everyone! It's a great way to connect with your friends for fun and rewards. Our typical hostess earns hundreds in free products and more at ½ off. See our Style Rewards.
We pride ourselves on having something for a classic, sophisticated woman, as well as the fresh-from-college hipster and everyone in between. We even offer styles for little girls and tweens.
How do I get connected to a Stylist?
Our inquiry form will quickly help to connect you to your closest Stylist. Fill it out and we will forward your info to the appropriate Stylist who will contact you directly.
Is there a cost to hosting a Trunk Show?
No. We will connect you with one of our trained and friendly Independent Stylists, who comes to your home at no charge and offers styling advice for your friends. In fact, our Hostesses enjoy a generous rewards program. We offer free and ½ priced Style Rewards, based on the sales at your Trunk Show and from friends online. It's our thanks to you for sharing the style with your friends! See our Style Rewards.
Who makes your accessories?
We hand make each design in our New York studio and every item is crafted individually with rigorous quality standards. You can feel good about your purchase knowing Stella & Dot only works with socially responsible production partners. Learn more. Plus, your purchase is the ultimate way to shop local, supporting work from home, independent business owners in your community - our Stylists.
What is the price range of your items?
Our beautiful accessories are priced so everyone can find a piece within their budget. In fact, half of the line is under $50.
How often do you offer new products?
All the time! While we introduce 2 major lines a year, we release additional collections and design collaborations throughout the year. You can always discover something new at a Stella & Dot Trunk Show.
What should I expect at my Trunk Show?
You and your friends will have a great time! Trunk Shows typically last about 2 hours and are always casual and fun. There's no pressure. Your friends can swing by and your trained Stylists will help them find the perfect pieces that flatter their features and lifestyle. Each guest will have the chance to try on all the accessories they please, finding everything from perfect everyday styles, bold statement pieces and even great gifts.
Is my apartment too small?
Stella & Dot Trunk Shows are regularly held in studio apartments in NYC! If you have a kitchen counter top or coffee table, you have all the space you need. We're all about connecting with friends in a warm, personal environment.
Can I have a Trunk Show somewhere other than my home?
Yes. While the home environment is best, Stylists can also hold Trunk Shows in an office conference room, or another location.
Can a friend co-host a Trunk Show with me?
Sure! Co-hosting is a great way to get a larger group together to attend. And, if you have a larger group, you and your co-host will have more rewards to share.
Will my friends and I get to see all the accessories at my Trunk Show?
Your Stylist will bring a variety of sample selections for everyone to try on as well as a Look Book that shows the entire line of accessories. Guests can also view all of our products online.
What forms of payment are accepted at Trunk Shows?
Visa, MC and American Express. Stylists may choose to accept cash or personal checks.
When will guests receive their orders?
Our jewelry typically arrives within a week or less in irresistible, gift ready packaging right to their door! Stylists bring samples for guests to try on, but do not carry inventory. Guests give the Stylist an order to process directly with Stella & Dot. On occasion, Stylists may have discontinued styles for sale to take home.
How far in advance should I plan my Trunk Show?
3-14 days in advance. We find that people know their plans 3-4 days from now more than they know 3-4 weeks from now.Your Stylist will help you select the perfect date.
How many guests do I need to have?
We love Trunk Shows big and small, and are grateful for every chance to style guests. Our Stylists conduct Trunk Shows for 8-10, as often as they style gatherings of 30-40.
What should I do about invitations?
Your Stylist will help you with every detail of your Trunk Show. We recommend that you email a save the date, and work with your Stylist to mail personalized paper invitations to your guest list. We have a collection of invites, reminders and even videos to get the word out about your event.
Can I have food and drink at my party? What should I serve?
Of course! We suggest light appetizers and drinks. Nuts, cheese and crackers, or cookies are popular options. We encourage you not to go overboard with food, keep refreshments super simple. People are often so busy trying on jewelry that they don't eat much at the Trunk Show.
What if my friends can't make it?
You'll never find the perfect date where everyone can attend. No worries! If friends can't make it, they'll still be able to shop your event online! Typically one half to one third of invited guests make the event.