Thursday, April 8, 2010
Henri Bendel "Open See" Recap
It is not an exaggeration when I tell you, of the hundreds of people that showed up for the open see, at least 95% were jewelry vendors. At around 12:30, I got my five minutes to pitch my product to one of the accessory buyers. She flipped through my catalog, looked at 5 of the 7 trays I brought, looked up at me and said "you're too edgy for us".
"Too edgy", hmmm...I can not tell you that I did not see that coming, because I did. My items are somewhat sophisticated, yet definitely edgy. In a word "chaotically couture". However, I got out of it what I wanted; the experience and the exposure. The preparation for this meeting also forced me to create the wholesale catalog that I was putting off for ages. With the new product and catalog finished MerCurios is ready for the next chapter, with wonderful things on the horizon.