What is Crompton Collective?
Crompton Collective is a curated boutique marketplace located in a historic Worcester mill building. It is designed to celebrate our local independent makers and our love of old things.
How do I vend at Crompton?
Our shop is juried, and there is currently a wait list. You can apply here.
Submitting this application does not guarantee anyone a space in Crompton Collective.
How much is a booth in Crompton?
Small booths for local handmade artists are $40 a month.
Antique booths are $75-$200 depending on the size.
How do I know where I am on the wait list?
Unfortunately, given the volume of interested vendors we do not have a timeline for our wait list. We will email you as soon as an appropriate space for you becomes available.
Do you hold items or take returns?
We can hold items for 24 hours. We accept cash, credit and debit cards. All sales are final.
Do you buy items or will you take my items on consignment?
We do not take consignment, buy items or do appraisals. Sorry.
Why don’t you allow offers on items or give discounts?
We are not your average antique shop. Our shop has a mix of makers, artists, crafters and painters alongside your classic antique dealers. The typical antique shop deals and discounts just didn’t feel right when we first started selling vendors’ items. They put a lot of time and work into each piece, so we decided we wouldn’t discount. All of our dealers price their own work and that is how we support them. As a local business, every cent spent at Crompton is going directly back into your creative community, supporting 92 local artisans and unique antique dealers.
Who is Amy (Punky) and why is she so nerdy?
Amy created the style blog PunkyStyle.com in August of 2005 adding Boston’s first Fashion Blogger to her resume. Her love for rummaging through estate sales, thrift stores, and yard sales led to the 2009 opening of The Haberdash, America’s first Mobile Vintage Shop. That same year she also had the pleasure of co-founding The Swapaholics an event company responsible for bringing sustainable style and a fun sense of reusing to fashion lovers everywhere. In 2010 Amy was hired as the Fashion Director for the Boston Tech Start-up Swap.com and spent two years traveling around the country, hosting fashion events and building an awesome iPhone app. In 2012 she decided it was time to invest in the city she grew up in and opened Worcester’s largest antique and Artisan shop Crompton Collective.
Amy also created an award winning event venue: The White Room and started The Canal District Farmers Market. She sits on the Boards of Discover Central Massachusetts and The Canal District Alliance. She is a mentor at Dynamy and Worcester Technical High School And her favorite local charity is Camp Putnam.
What did your building used to be?
Built in 1860, Crompton Place is on the National Register of Historic Places. George Crompton was an American inventor who is most known for his patent of the Crompton Loom, which he invented right in his hometown of Worcester, MA. George Crompton and his textile industry at Crompton Place are a part of history that helped transform Worcester from a “pretty New England town”, to an industrial city.
How do I attend your events?
Most of our events are FREE! You can RSVP or find more information on Facebook.
How can I get on your email list?
How often do new items come in?
Every day! We have 97 vendors and sell an average of 9000 items per month. Shop now and shop often! That item you loved will not be here when you come back!
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