A good show, some very exciting proposals in the offing even though we were between the bedbug protection man and two girls with handmade aprons, hopelessly misplaced in the bedding section. I can see that strategy plays quite a role in this game: for example Aman two booths down said that in my shoes, he would pull the bed forward and put the table further back. I did it and immediately I had far more people coming in, before I did that they couldn’t see the display without turning their heads.
It was particularly heartwarming that I sold to fellow exhibitors – one man has a jewelry shop, another lady sells children’s clothes – who fell in love with the collection and bought for themselves.
I can see immediately the people who ‘get’ it, and the ones who are just being polite (like the lady whose product I so admire, who said she could see how my linens would appeal to a niche market… is that an ouch?)
We are now at JFK surrounded by babies (there is a serious baby boom in New York), after walking the High Line this morning, surviving an amazing thunderstorm with Maryna last night after walking seventy-five blocks, across Central Park and all the way down Madison Avenue. I love New York.