So on Monday Micke and arrived in Atlanta for the famous Gift show at Atlantas Mart. Blue skies, but very cold! I had been hoping for warm weather considering how far south Atlanta is located (same latitude as north Africa).
Americas Mart is a gigantic marketplace. It is housed in three high rise buildings. We where placed in building 3. The architecture of this building is amazing! It has a huge atrium with the floors on balconies. Unfortunately we got a rather crappy placement in the very back on the fifth floor.
Looks somewhat like a spaceship!I have never done a show outside of New York before. Doing a show in the city you live in is a piece of cake compared to the logistics of getting all your products and furniture for the booth to the show. In New York we have literally taken the furniture from our house to the show, which obviously wasn’t an option here.
All the bags fit into our two suitcases which was great! (Very happy I don’t sell big and breakable stuff!)
Mission number one when we got to Atlanta was to figure out where to find furniture. We looked in our favourite stores: West Elm (www.westelm.com) and Anthropologie (www.anthropologie.com) but it was all too pricy considering I will have to leave all the furniture here once done. Or rather I will donate all the furniture to charity at the end of the show.
However, I did find furniture I want for my store on Mott Street at Anthropologie. This display until would have been perfect for us, except it won’t fit in the store.
Luckily this three tier table does fit in the store on Mott Street, so I bought it and will have it shipped to NY. (I just love how Anthorpologie sells their own display furniture!)
To our rescue for the show was Ikea (as usual) with affordable and stylish furniture. I have had my eye on a great black and white rug from Ikea for the longest time. Finally I found use for it.
Laying out the bags on the floor to figure out where they should go.
Have a great weekend people! I know what I will be doing – working at the show!
Last weekend we set up shop in Williamsburg at Artist and Fleas. Thank you to everyone who came by!
If you didnt get the chance to drop by, then come to our store on 219 Mott Street in Nolita or to our new location on Broadway Market 483 Broadway.
Save both time and the environment by wrapping your bags in reusable fabric gift bags! We are happy to announce that we now offer gift wrapping as an add on to any other bag you purchase.For only $5 you will get your bags wrapped and ready to go.
Choose between a stylish red, black or tartan bag. We will choose the size that best fits the products you have purchased.
Please Reuse, Waste Reduce!