I Came, I Saw, I Conquered

Since Covid arrived, most shows have been canceled. We’ve always gone to NY Now, the gift show in New York City. This show occurs in February and August. Without these shows, I’ve supplemented our gift selection with lots of help from online websites. I’ve noticed that I’m not the only one using these sites, and thus, I’ve seen the same gifts in other stores. That’s not necessarily a horrible thing, but as retailers, we like to provide fun and different gifts and accessories for our customers.

Atlanta also has a gift market in January. It’s always intimidated me because it is gigantic. Spanning three huge buildings, it’s overwhelming. I decided that I needed to go and brave it so that I could potentially find some new and interesting gifts, shoes, accessories, and jewelry. I spent one day exploring. I walked over five miles just browsing the different sections and booths, trying to figure out what I wanted to order. The next day I placed orders, and let me tell you, I am really excited about the items that will be in store soon. As they arrive, I’ll introduce them better. But for now, here’s a small bit about what I found.

In the realm of jewelry, I loved the quality and price point of several brands I found. Coming soon will be Susan Shaw jewelry, Spartina jewelry, and a line out of Richmond called Keva Style. All three lines are fun and happy… which is what we all need right now.

I found several new purse lines that I am really excited about as well. One is a line of vegan leather bags that are beautifully made and classic from a line called Pixie Mood. The other is a line of colorful straw bags for your next beach trip from a company called Squeeze de Citron.

I also found a fun new line of shoes called Lemon Jelly. They will be in store soon. I also found fun summer hats and a new line of body care items that I couldn’t not order. I am seriously so excited for these new lines and I’m sure you all will love them as much as I do.



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