Wednesday, August 18, 2010

4:30 a.m. Wakeup Call. Ugh.

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.
John Wind, cool jewelry designer (and always in demand at Black-eyed Susan) posed for a shot with me at his booth. Right behind us, a prestigious copy of his mention in Country Living Magazine, spotlighting his coolest new charm bracelet...also to be appearing at Black-eyed Susan for Holiday gift giving. A self-portrait was out of the question, due to the extreme difference in heights. Thanks, John! We are always ready for more new designs and inspiring displays. And, added to the line just in time...lots of BLING! Oh, yea, I ordered that too.

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 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.


Kara said...

I'm so excited!!!! Can I model all of this new jewelry too? ;)

Suzanne said...

Hi, Susan! Long time, no see. Great post. Made me smile. :-)
Love the gloves, too!
I must come into the store...very soon.

michelle said...

Those gloves are way cute! I approve of anything with ruffles.