Homespun Elegance Boutique Vendor Information


*The purpose of Homespun Elegance Boutique is to provide local artisans a space in Valley Junction in West Des Moines, IA to display and sell their handmade items in a brick and mortar shop, along with selling on an online store, Facebook shop, Instagram shop and Pinterest.

*Valley Junction is a historic shopping district in West Des Moines, IA with special events almost weekly from May-December bringing in additional shoppers.

*All items must be handmade/repurposed by you and you must live within the state of Iowa.

*You cannot already sell items in a shop within Valley Junction. We will be keeping our shop for one of a kind items that cannot be found in the other shops in that shopping district.

*Monthly cost is $100 plus 10% commission of sales in the months of January-October and $150 plus 10% commission of sales in the months of November and December.

*An online inventory system is used to enter and track sales. Artisans are able to log into their account at any time to see their sales and what items need to be restocked. Artisans are required to enter their own inventory, add items to the online store and add barcoded labels to their items at drop off (barcodes provided at shop)

*Artisans are able to use provided classroom space to teach classes and increase their sales. (10% commission fee still applies to class fees)

*Available spaces are limited and products will be juried/curated to be sure they are a good fit for the shop and not a category that is already full.

*There are no booths. The shop is set up in departments like a regular shop with jewelry, kids, pets, kitchen etc.

*Space is available to store some back stock of items for those who live 1hr+ away

*Restocks may be done anytime during open shop hours (with the exception of during special events usually held on Thursday evenings in Valley Junction)

If interested in joining the shop as an artisan send your Facebook/Instagram/Etsy shop pages and/or website to You may list the items you are interested in bringing into the shop. We will take a look at your products on your pages and let you know which/if any products we will accept into the shop. Once accepted, an electronic contract will be emailed to you.