When the New York Gift Show rolls around, I have mixed feelings.
4:30 a.m. wake up call: bad
Possible new finds for Black-eyed Susan: good
Trenton Train Station: so-so
Rolling cart for files/memos: dread
Shoes for 12 hour day: stumped
Crowds and badge scanners: irritating
$20.00 sandwich and water for lunch: good grief!
(and we're not talking gourmet.)
Visits with favorite vendor and reps: great
New resources and inspiration: fabulous
Rush to get a seat on the last express train: ugh
Pulling into the driveway at 8:30p.m. : weary, weary, weary
Foot rub in bed: pure heaven
I devoted a quick two days to the New York Market this show, and found some great new things, reordered some favorites, and added a few over-the-top things to the Halloween mix for this year's inventory. Ahhhh...Halloween to be coming out soon!
I'll document a few things I found and/or ordered for your review over the next few nights.
Fabulous color, cool function! These gloves by Echo are a wool blend with tiny pads that let you use your IPhone or Droid(!)...all while keeping toasty warm. And, with ruffles to boot! Favorite colors; chartreuse, orange, aqua. What could be better? Watch for these babies for Holiday gifts.
Another cool designer I found, making jewelry from vintage finds. Check out the collection on the vintage dress form...oh, by the way, the longer necklace with the old watch on it is now out of circulation...it now resides in my jewelry collection! The stylish young designer agreed to come to the retail store and do a trunk show in November. Can't wait. I'll let you know when to save the date. Very cool.
Stay tuned for more favorite finds. It's good to be home.