Frequently Asked Questions
How it Works
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
We organise the entire show and evening. Our compere and two models will set up the pop up shop and show for you. After the fashion show your guests can shop the clothing.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The only cost involved is our £150 refundable deposit (£225 for Thursday and Friday shows). More information on the deposit can be found below. Your promotional materials and raffle prizes are all complimentary.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO ORGANISE?
You only need to organise three things. Your venue, selling your tickets and paying the deposit. We will take care of the rest.
HOW DO I FUNDRAISE?
You fundraise by selling tickets to your show with us. We provide you with personalised and printed tickets and posters to enable your sales. The price you set is entirely up to you. If you want to take your fundraising further we can recommend selling drinks and nibbles as well as organising a raffle. We are happy to donate a £50 voucher that you could use as a raffle prize (subject to your minimum attendance numbers being reached). The winner can spend this with us that same evening.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK A SHOW?
We do shows 6 nights a week Monday through till Saturday. Shows from September to December will showcase our autumn/winter range. Shows starting in February through till July will showcase our spring/summer range.
WHAT TIME DO YOU START THE SHOWS?
We start the event at 7pm with the fashion show commencing at 7.30pm. This is the time we find works best for everyone, but if you have a specific reason why you would like a different time please just ask.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK?
We recommend booking at least a few months ahead to give you enough time to sell all your tickets. The absolute minimum notice we need to accept a booking is 6 weeks.
HOW DO I KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY?
You can call us on 0161 303 0463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability. If you would like a show in the next 90 days it is probably better to enquire first before booking.
HOW DO I BOOK A SHOW?
You can fill in our booking form online here, or call 0161 303 0463 if you would prefer to book over the phone.
HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
The deposit is £150 (£225 for Thursday and Friday shows). This covers administration and the cost of your complimentry promotional materials. It allows us to reserve the date you are booking on too.
HOW DO I PAY THE DEPOSIT?
You can pay your deposit on the website by card or by using Paypal. We also accept cheques and BACS payments. The payee details will be in your invoice.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY THE DEPOSIT?
The deposit is payable at the time of booking. After we receive your booking form we will send you a confirmation email which includes your invoice.
HOW DOES THE DEPOSIT WORK?
Your £150 deposit (£225 for Thursday and Friday shows) is paid at the time of booking. If you have had your required minimum number of ladies attend your show, your deposit will be refunded to you.
The office will contact you the next working morning after your show to arrange your refund with you if applicable. The refund can be paid by bank transfer or cheque.
WHAT SORT OF VENUE DO I NEED?
Most of our shows are in venues such as function rooms, halls, schools and churches. Your venue should ideally have a side room to be used as a changing room by your guests.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO I NEED?
We have a large pop up shop which includes 14 x 6ft clothing rails as well as several tables worth of accessories which will be spread round the perimeter of the room.
WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED SEATING ARRANGEMENTS?
Ideally, the chairs should be laid out in long rows facing a central aisle. The models can use this as their catwalk.
MY VENUE IS NOT ON THE GROUND FLOOR, CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE?
Yes we can! Please just let us know which floor you are on, whether your venue has a service or passenger lift and any other potential accessibility issues. If you notify us at the time of booking we will simply arrange to arrive earlier to set up.
On the Night
WHAT ARE THE TIMINGS FOR THE EVENING?
5.30pm we arrive to set up. 7pm your guests arrive. 7.30pm we start the show. 9pm we finish the show and the ladies can start trying on the clothes. Once anyone is ready to make a purchase they can do so at the till. It is usually around 10.30 that the ladies finish shopping after which we can pack up and leave.
WHO WILL BE COMING TO MY SHOW?
You will have one show manager and compere, as well as two models who will assist with sales after the show.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU BRING WITH?
We will bring a sound system and music to play before and after the show as well a microphone for the compere. Mirrors will be provided so that you can convert a side room into a changing room for your guests.
WHAT DO I NEED TO ORGANISE ON THE EVENING?
There are only two things we will ask you to provide in the venue for your show. The seating and some large tables. We will use the tables to lay accessories out on.
WHICH CLOTHING BRANDS DO YOU BRING?
All our clothing and accessories are from womens high street brands. A few examples would be Marks and Spencer, Wallis, Topshop, Next, Country Casuals, River Island, etc. The exact items do change regularly as we get new stock in weekly.
WHAT SIZES DO YOU DO?
Most items come in sizes 8-18. Some brands do go up sizes 20 and 22. Some of the younger brands also come in size 6's.
HOW MUCH CLOTHING DO YOU BRING?
We bring at least 100 individual styles to your show, not including extra colourways and multiple sizes.
DO YOU DO SECONDS?
No, not at all! Our stock is all brand new as you would find it in any other high street store.
WHAT SORT OF PRICES ARE THE CLOTHES?
All our prices are at least 50% off the original store price.
HOW CAN YOUR PRICES BE SO LOW?
Colours is the retail arm of a large clothing wholesaler. We buy overproduction and cancelled orders from factories in wholesale quantities so that we can pass the savings onto your guests.