NEW YORK — Working hard pays off — just ask the specialty stores on the New York City trade show circuit this week.
Buoyed by decent spring business, independent merchants were in an upbeat mood as they visited the booths at Project, Liberty, MRket, Capsule and Agenda researching the trends and trolling for new vendors and key items for spring. By scouring the aisles and ferreting out unique pieces to tempt their customers, they hope to continue the momentum as the temperatures cool and fall goods hit the floors.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"