The Dallas Market is the time to meet Classic Legacy customers face to face, discover new clients, present new products, and gather new ideas from the feedback that I receive. I love the Dallas Market! The Classic Legacy line is found in the H. Gardiner showroom suite 1743. This showroom is one of the oldest and most established in the Dallas Market. I love the expertise that is evident here and I enjoy meeting buyers. I am constantly learning in order to meet the needs of buyers. Here are some of the things I learned during the June 2012 Dallas Market.
Always Observe Even on the Way to the Showroom
I took a shuttle from my hotel every day and then walked to the Howard Gardiner Showroom….and that involved entering in the World Trade Center and then walking through the second floor and over into the Market Center….so I had time to look and observe. Here are some of the things I saw.
Utilize the Support Systems
Sharon Furrate’s art entitled Gumbo Ya Ya is being reproduced by Classic Legacy gifts.
My hotel was so helpful. They arranged for a van to take guests to nearby restaurants and even the grocery. So I was able to buy these fresh flowers for the new Classic Legacy wooden/glass centerpiece. I’d say this was utilizing the support system!
I’ve learned that buyers have niches. Many of the buyers at the DMC love Texas theme gifts. Classic Legacy has over 20 products that are specifically Texas and Western related. Be sure to let us know your niche or theme! We also offer custom design……that is our niche!
Learn While Serving Others
I do consider myself a life-long learner. I did learn so much during this show. These are some of the things I noticed on my way out of the show.
The DMC set aside a special spot for bloggers! I was too busy to actually sit there and blog but I sure saw other bloggers writing…..and I was intrigued with this poster. Now I’m following The Hidden List! One of their favorite vendors is Tinsel Trading Company. I remember discovering them years ago in New York. Their store is a treasure for artists and designers!
Curtis Stone drew a crowd! I must admit cooking is not my “thing” but this Australian chef and television personality was very entertaining. Look at all the people watching his demonstration. Special events sell!
I had a good show during the June 2012 Dallas Market. I met some very special retail buyers, corporate buyers, and museum store merchants. Classic Legacy is becoming known as the resource for custom personalized gifts. I appreciate the Dallas Market as a venue to present our designs.