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join our tribe as a goldn roots vendor.

Our marketplace/retail space is a way for local and non-local black creatives to scale their brands + have their products/work showcased to a wider audience within a space that prioritizes unadulterated black joy. Over here, cooperative economics and unity is a way of life because as people of the African diaspora it’s important that we create environments that are centered around authentic inclusion and community. We’re here to support you, your business, and your passions because you matter. 

Our marketplace occurs within our Mount Rainier, Maryland space 8 times a year, for a duration of 6 weeks during each period. What makes our marketplace different than a vendor event, is that like a traditional retail space the vendors will not need to be present to sell their items (in thanks to our showroom associates) — which allows for you to put more time into your business.

We are currently accepting vendor applications for our 2nd installment of the marketplace (November 8 - December 15, 2019).

For more info about our audience, foot traffic, and goldn roots overall you can check out this PDF.


vendor packages:

The Billie Package (Fee: $175)

  • Max of 200 items at a time (as items are sold, you may replenish them)

  • Weekly sales updates

  • Weekly payouts (via PayPal or Cash App)

  • A max of one (1) complimentary three (3) hour in-store event/demos during store hours, and 15% off the rental fee for after hours events.

  • 15% off 1-on-1 coaching sessions w/Morgan + select workshops

  • Your business featured on our page

  • Hangers, mannequins (if need be), general display items

  • Dedicated showroom associates within the space (you will not need to be present within the store to sell your items).

  • 83% of each transaction (there’s a 17% commission per each sale)


The Baldwin Package (Fee: $200)

  • Max of 200 items at a time (as items are sold, you may replenish them)

  • Weekly sales updates

  • Weekly payouts (via PayPal or Cash App)

  • A max of one (1) complimentary three (3) hour in-store event/demos during store hours, and 25% off the rental fee for after hours events.

  • 20% off 1-on-1 coaching sessions w/Morgan + select workshops

  • Your business featured on our page

  • Dedicated showroom associates within the space (you will not need to be present within the store to sell your items).

  • 84% of each transaction (there’s a 16% commission per each sale)

  • 5 professional product photos

  • 1 professional headshot (if you aren’t local, your headshot will be replaced with an additional product photo)

  • Hangers, mannequins (if need be), general display items

  • Your business featured on our page

  • Dedicated showroom associates within the space (you will not need to be present within the store to sell your items).


What we’re looking for: Black creatives within fashion (apparel, shoes, & accessories), skin care, hair care, makeup, small home decor, books/magazines, visual/digital arts, holistic health, metaphysical, and photography. You do not have to be located within the DMV area; however, if you are outside of the DMV you will need to handle any shipping fees for all products/work that are shipped to us (we will cover shipping anything back). Any items that aren’t sold will be provided at the end of the month for pick-up, or shipped to you. Unfortunately, we do not accept MLMs.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 25th

Vendor Fee Deadline: Friday, October 25th

Items Delivered/Dropped Off Deadline: Wednesday, October 30th


click the button below to apply.

There is a non-refundable $10 application fee to apply (to cover the time/logistics involved in our selection process), this fee will be applied to your overall vendor fee. You will receive an email from us within 48 business hours. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot us an email at goldnroots@distinctlydc.com