Private Shopping Parties
Hello Caroline Private Shopping Parties
• In Store • Online • At Your Home • At An Office •
• With Friends • With Co-Workers • For Rewards • For Charity •
Why to Host:
• Are you a social person with a large group of friends?
• Are you a trend-setter within your group of friends, always leading the way to the next big thing?
• Do you love shopping?
• Do you want to fundraise for a cause, or earn free clothing just for bringing your friends together to shop?
• Do you live in greater Boston for In Store Parties or Trunk Shows (or LIVE ANYWHERE and host a Virtual Shopping Party or get your Shopping Party in a Box - learn more below!)?
If you answered “YES!” to all of the above questions, then you should continue reading and consider hosting a Private Shopping Party with Hello Caroline, and earn REWARDS for shopping with your friends!
Groups That LOVE Hello Caroline Shopping Parties:
Friends & Family: Just a mixer with all of your nearest and dearest female friends and family! A fun way to get together and catch up – sometimes no reason is the best reason!
Fundraisers: Shopping for a cause! Donate your “rewards” to a charity or a particular cause instead of to a single host!
Sorority Bonding: Does your sisterhood need a new kind of bonding activity? Shop together! For extra good karma, donate the rewards to your sorority’s favorite charity.
Co-Worker Bonding: Get all the office ladies together for a shopping extravaganza! Donate to a company charity for extra team spirit!
Birthday Parties: What better way to celebrate a birthday then to go shopping in honor of the birthday girl so she can get free clothes? Great for any age!
Bridal or Bachelorette Parties: Do some shopping with your bridal party and closest female guests in honor of the bride! Use the rewards to let her pick out her rehearsal dinner/bachelorette party/honeymoon outfit, or get cash and get her an extra item off her registry!
Types of Shopping Parties:
Virtual/Online Shopping Party: Have a virtual shopping party with your friends where you can all shop from your couches in your PJs from anywhere in the country! We will make your group a special discount code to use while shopping up a storm, and all virtual party guests will get free shipping on their orders! Your party can be anywhere from 1-3 days to give your guests ample time to shop!
In Store Shopping Party: The most common shopping party is to have all of your guests join us for a private in store shopping event! Usually before or after regular store hours, you and your guests can have the whole store to yourselves to shop and mingle! We will provide beverages and refreshments of your choosing, and stylists will be on hand to help guests pick out the perfect outfits. Your in store party can also include an online coupon code so that out of town guests, or guests who can't make it to the event, can still join in on the shopping fun!
Trunk Show at location in Greater Boston area: If you live or work in the Greater Boston area, you could host a Trunk Show at the location of your choosing! Have a mini Hello Caroline boutique experience set up in a home or at an office for a party on your turf. Provide your own desired beverages and snacks to make it an amazing time. Hello Caroline stylists will be at your party to assist!
Shopping Party in a Box: Like a Trunk Show, but could be anywhere in the country with just a little bit of set up required! Have a box of Hello Caroline goodies, handpicked to your guests sizes and styles, shipped to you and set up your own boutique at home or at an office, and have a party on your terms! A card reader will be sent so you can accept payments from your guests.
**Note that Trunk Shows and Shopping Parties in a Box may be subject to setup or security deposits, depending on exact location, party size, and other factors.
How They Work:
Step 1) Reach out to all your friends, and make sure you have at least ten stylish ladies who want to come shopping with you – but, the more the merrier!
Step 2) Pick a date that works for you and your group for your Private Shopping Party – for in store parties, we typically do our parties either before or after regular store hours (so either 9am-12pm with a late opening, or 6pm-9pm with an early closing) and will have the store closed JUST for your party, but depending on the size of your party we may be able to arrange special hours for you! Popular themes are either weekday nights for an after-work soiree, or weekend mornings for a brunch themed shopping party! Everyone does not need to arrive at once – guests can stagger throughout the event time, whenever is most convenient for them! For other party options, the dates and times are up to you!
Step 3) Once you’ve picked your date and time, make sure to promote, promote, promote your party! We suggest making email invites and/or a Facebook invite to make sure you spread the word far and wide and get as many attendees to your party as possible (the more that come, the more rewards for you)! Hello Caroline can help with ideas for and the design of a personalized invite for your party! Make sure to follow up with each guest personally via text or phone call to make sure they know how important their attendance is to you, and to confirm they will be coming!
Step 4) The day of your party, you and your group will be served beverages and snacks per your preferences at in store parties, or you can get your own delicious refreshments for other party options! All guests of your party will receive 10% off their order at the party (unless you choose to redeem more towards charity, see below!). We can also plan raffles or other games for the event so your guests could win prizes – Hello Caroline can provide prizes based on how many guests come to the party, or you can provide your own prizes! Hello Caroline stylists will be available throughout your party to assist with any questions your guests have, help them find the perfect outfits and serve the refreshments!
Step 5) Every adorable outfit your friends purchase at your party increases the rewards you will earn as the party hostess or the rewards you can put towards a charity or fundraiser! This is why the more friends you can get to come, the higher your rewards are likely to be! If a hostess is redeeming store credit for herself, we suggest the hostess wait until the end of the party to purchase her desired items, as you can then apply your rewards directly to your purchase that day!
Shopping Party Rewards
If you host a shopping party with us, you can get up to 20% of your sales towards a fundraiser or charity, or as a store credit! For example, you could host a fundraiser where all guests get 10% off, and then 10% of your sales will go towards your fundraising. Or, all guests can pay full price and all 20% can go towards your fundraiser! If you are hosting a party for one guest as a birthday or bachelorette party, that guest could get a store credit for that amount instead! Contact us to discuss further details.
*Returns: Because exclusive party discounts are given and rewards are earned at our Trunk Shows, any returns your party guests need to make following the party can be done for Store Credit only. Standard return time limit of 14 days still applies. Thank you for your understanding!
Ready to Get Started?
Fill out this Shopping Party Request Form
If you have any questions at all, send us an email at: ShoppingParties@hello-caroline.com