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Carson's Department Store Seeks Local Makers

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Carson's Department Store Seeks Local Makers


Calling all local makers, artisans, designers and entrepreneurs!

Partner with Carson’s to include your custom-designed products in their “Close to Home” shop. As part of their ongoing commitment to support the communities where they do business, they’ve expanded our Close to Home program with an exciting new local sourcing fair.

Every business is unique and none is too small — they’re inviting all established local designers, artists and makers to apply online for consideration.

They’re taking applications now for fall 2017. Get the details below.

About Close to Home
Launched in 2016, the Close to Home shop offers a special hometown shopping experience in-store and online. The assortment features a variety of carefully curated and themed products from local designers and artisans. Some of the unique items include apparel, natural candles, handcrafted accessories, jewelry, wall art, one-of-a-kind artwork, gifts and more.

They’ll be continually updating our assortment for a fresh and unique experience every time customers visit. You could be a part of it!

About Bon-Ton Family of Department Stores
To learn more about the Bon-Ton family of stores, please visit their corporate site.

Fall 2017 timeline for application and review

March 24 – deadline for all submissions
May 5 – applicants contacted
June 6 – selected vendors announced
August-October – Close to Home fall products available for purchase online and in-store
Mid-September – Close to Home in-store events
November-December – Close to Home holiday products available for purchase online and in-store

  • Business requirements
    You’re based locally in a state where we have a store: Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers. Find a store.
  • Your products, regardless of assortment size, match one of our Close to Home product categories.
  • If selected, you’ll be required to provide proof of product liability insurance among other requirements.

What you’ll need for your application

  • Details about your story, what makes your items unique and your design inspiration.
  • Images and descriptions of up to 5 representative products.
  • Basic information about your business. (email, business address, states where you do business, general insurance information, etc)
  • Download their Close to Home checklist.

Apply Now