After getting a taste of Atlanta Apparel through the Underground fashion show, I naturally wanted to experience more. I wanted to actually go and talk with the vendors and see the latest fashions that were being showcased. I also wanted to attend the informational sessions led by leaders in the fashion/merchandising world.
First up were the vendors! There were tons of vendors with unique items from shoes, clothes, accessories and jewelry. I met a couple of fab designers and distributors from the West Coast, East Coast, South and even Bali! I was so inspired by the people that I met. The energy, the drive, and the creativity moved me and gave me a high that I truly cannot put into words.
After taking in all of the fashions, I was ready to learn! I went to the “How to Open and Run a Successful Retail Store”, presented by Mercedes Gonzalez, Director of Global Purchasing Group. I learned a great deal and wanted to learn more than the time allowed. However, the presentation was enough to give me a taste and desire for more. I left inspired and the visionary in me definitely began to have thoughts of how to grow my own brand.
I could go on and on, but I am excited as you guys are to jump right into the pics! In addition to the photos below, I will be featuring two designers, Zacasha and Shawl Dawls in future posts to showcase some of the goodies that I scored from them. Plus, the designers of these two companies were so fun and fab that I have to share them with you guys!
Enjoy the photos below!
The fab Jennifer Belcourt, designer of Zacasha and I.
Blue Pacific had scarves galore and any color, material, and shape that you could imagine!
Are these shoes from Dizzy not EVERYTHING! Perfect for any fashionista!