We ate a lot this morning...we did our usual Corner Bakery breakfast, with about 100 other buyers. Then we hit the Gourmet Food section, where we loaded up on Saxon Chocolate. For all you Pop Sensation fans (we sold out last year in 2 days) we ordered the new large tin! We also revisited a line we carried about 6 years ago called Et Al Designs for some sparkling holiday candles.
Our favorite find of the day was a new line called Santa Barbara Design Studio. They produce a fun line of washable paper bags. The line also includes fun pens and novelty jewelry. Barb and Mary have been wearing their Joy tie bracelets ever since!
Another great find was the Chavez for Charity line of bracelets. The jewelry is cool and fun, but even better 25% of the profit goes directly to a number of charities. This new line is already here!
We finished the day with lots of spring buying at Raz Imports, Sullivans, Bethany Lowe and K&K Interiors.
Day Four - Clothes, Clothes And More Clothes.
Mary left us early that morning (sorry I booked you such an early flight). Today Barb and I spent the morning adding to our clothing selections. We could not resist anything cashmere. Our first appointment was at In Cashmere and we added lots of great selections for holiday parties and gifts.
Watch out for new Luii clothing coming in August. The jackets were awesome this season.
The highlight of our day was a new line called Tyler Boe (which you might have seen in resort areas like Newport and Long Island). This fresh look is from a New York based designer and will be a great addition to our store. We can't wait for it to start arriving in mid-August.
Day Five - Odds And Ends
It was our last day and we needed to clean up a few odds and end. We did a great order at Samoe Style. They have some great new bags for fall which should arrive in late September.
We also took a few hours to just check other showrooms for trends.
Overall it was a great market and we have already started to receive our orders! Stop by often over the next two months to see what is new.