I went to the Coterie trade show in hopes of finding cool things for you all and I found a few special items.
I see jewelry, home decor and handbags in your future...
It was a constant fight to not put every picture that I took on Instagram. You can look for new products to roll out slowly on the site this month and moving forward. I am so excited to share these special trinkets with you.
Our online shop is inspired by all of the bad gifts that I have received over the years. I also thought of busy women like me who want to give good gifts but really don't have the time to find them. Problem solved.
Aside from all of the beautifully constructed exhibitor spaces, I met some extremely down-to-earth 'Power Boss Girls' (PBG's) designers/entrepreneurs. The one that I cannot take my mind off of is Rebecca Finell.
First off, she's a genius. But before I discovered that, there was love at first site with her handbags - inspired by Origami. I was screaming at the top of my lungs because I knew that I had stumbled upon something great. Now back to Rebecca. She has a soft face but you can see the fire in her eyes. Talk to her about her handbags and home decor? Yes. Get into a fight with her? Maybe not. But I think that very fire has to be the reason behind her accomplishments (her handbags were sold exclusively at Bloomingdale's for a trunk show).
I looked at her and wondered if anyone ever told her that she was crazy for pursuing her dreams like someone told me once before, or what lessons she has learned from business mistakes. I decided that I would save those questions for another time so I could make sure that there was another time.
To sum things up, this trip got me Pinterest happy on my Street Style board, heart palpitations from all of the accessories and home decor that I saw, and inspiration from all of the bold, creative and daring women at the show.
Would you like to see the Finell bags on our site?