By  on September 23, 2008

Despite last week’s financial scares and consumers’ ongoing concerns about the economy, attendees at two New York trade shows were surprisingly upbeat about business.

Exhibitors at Nouveau Collective at The New Yorker hotel and Designers at the Jumeirah Essex House said stores that were seeing increases seemed to be motoring ahead. Jeffrey Moss, sales director for Kevan Hall, an Essex House resource, said, “Yes, the Lehman Brothers debacle is bad for the whole economy, but everyone was working on a positive note. They were not holding back and were ordering as usual. They do have to have something to sell their customers no matter what. The customer we deal with is always looking and buying.”

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