Ahhh... after a whirlwind first day, we're off for the next part which involves a lot more running around the city as we visit the individual designer showrooms. Thankfully most are located near the Fashion District, which at least helps but it's still a day for flat boots.
First up, scouting new lines. We are constantly working to make sure that our collection is fresh and that means checking out new lines and new designers. We work to strike a fine balance between having enough of a selection without being overwhelming. And this market we came back with not one, but two new designers: Anna Maier and Amy Kuschel. Try as we might to limit ourselves to just one new line, we couldn't help it - but lines were stunning and are run by fastidious,creative, and and an uberly-talented team that we are delighted to partner with! Plus, both are designed and fully produced right here in the States using gorgeous fabrics so we feel good about supporting these companies.
And while new is always fun, we were wowed by the collection at Alvina Valenta and Modern Trousseau. There were so many great choices that you can see a small debate starting in the Alvina showroom between Breanna and myself (pretty sure we both won and we just ended up bringing back more dresses!). And then at Modern Trousseau how cute is Callie! Such a treat to chat with her and hear all about the new fabrics that they have sourced.