Monday, August 13, 2012

New York's Newest!

The New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is the show that started it all for us. Winky Designs first publicly launched at the winter NYIGF market in the “New York’s Newest” section back in January 28, 2012.  When we got our first wholesale order I almost yelped in joy!   As a small emerging business starting out in New York, I had no clue what expect from the first show.  I read the NYIGF manual 3 times from cover to cover, and spent weeks in preparation.  I was also the only person manning the booth (which is completely exhausting!) but my family was kind enough to help me set up and disassemble after the show.

7 months later, as we’re preparing for the Summer NYIGF starting August 18, I reflect back on how much things have changed!  We now have over 80 wholesale customers around the USA, and sales reps in over 30 states.  This time around, we’ll have a kick-ass corner booth, manned by a team of 4 trained and smart “Winky Designs” girls.  I could not be more excited!

Check out our NYIGF catalog, or if you’ll be attending the show, be sure to stop by to say hello to us!   We’ll be at New York’s Newest Booth #5632 (NYIGF Javits Center) from Aug 18 – 21.