Sunday, July 17, 2011

Market Madness

During mid July when everyone is relaxing during their summer vacations, things are usually heating up in the bustling world of retail. Although I have been absent from posting on this blog, I have been swamped buying new merchandise and preparing for summer sales events. In fact, I just got back from a busy (but fun!) two day trip to Atlanta where the Home & Gift market is held at AmericasMart. I got a sneak peek at new product.... the main design trend was vintage accessories. I also got to meet Vern Vip (HGTV's Design Star, Trading Spaces). He has teamed up with Burnes of Boston and they debuted their new line of mirrors, frames and sconces. It was so much fun to buy merchandise, see celebrities and new product but I was happy to arrive back home to Charlotte, NC!