Always a destination area, HIGH DESIGN was popping with excitement Saturday morning. Aisles were filled with buyers looking for the latest cutting-edge designs in both Home and Gift product.
Kelly O’Neal, owner of Design Legacy, says Friday was their best opening day ever. “Buyers are looking for something different, something interesting to offer their customers’ he says. “We took additional space for this Market to showcase new products, and it paid off. We’ve been writing non-stop since the floor opened.”
His accounts are interested in both reordering well-established patterns and products that they know their customers want as well as finding a few new stellar signature looks to draw in those who are always looking to be a step ahead of the trend curve.
Across the aisle, Glitterville dazzled buyers with color and motion while offering a glimpse into the craftsmanship behind their products. With all the razzle and dazzle, they were award the “Best of Show” prize for this Market.
Customers sampled gourmet products at Bella Cucina, who also reported a stellar day on Friday. Buyers shopping at Victoria Richard were treated to a colorburst of interest both outside the booth and in, with myriad new products this Market.
At Barkology, Owner and Designer Zoe Lancaster says she’s been steady since opening with both established customers and some new accounts. She reports her customers are being careful, but they’re still buying. “My store owners want to see what’s new, but they’re also buying what they know will sell. I’m working with them to ensure we keep a steady flow of product into their stores to ensure their customers can always see fresh, creative designs that keep them coming back in.”
One of the “can’t miss” areas of Market, make sure to stop by Floor 2 of Building 2 WestWing to see all the creativity on display throughout HIGH DESIGN this July. The floor is open until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14.