SHOWROOM SHUFFLE: As next week’s transition market in New York approaches, a number of showroom moves have been made. Among them:
Capital A has relocated and moved in with Sola at its 162 Fifth Avenue offices. Both companies still operate as separate entities, though they are planning to cooperate on marketing and sales, according to Sola’s owner Lisa Natt.
The combined entity will offer retailers Capital A lines such as Cynthia Rose, Stephanie Johnson and Temma Dahan, alongside Sola’s Bajra, Dorian Webb and Pazuki.
“We share a lot of clients, we are always referring people to each other,” said Natt. “We thought we were better together.”
Dale Lindholm and Bindya Lulla are opening Pure Accessories, a 1,500-square-foot space at 389 Fifth Avenue. Until recently, Lindholm was an account executive at D.P. Accessories, which represented Lulla’s handbag and scarf firm, Bindya Accessories.
Besides the Bindya line, Pure will represent Summer Tompkins handbags, Piu Natura scarves, Langston Bourquin hats, jewelry by Lapis Lois and hair accessories by Mei Fa.
Maria Turgeon, who has shown her line of handbags and weekenders from a showroom at 152 West 27th Street, has handed over wholesale sales to Cynthia O’Connor & Co.
MONACO CONNECTION: The beauty of the Cote d’Azur is the guiding theme for the Accessories Council’s “March in Monaco” party, to be held March 6 at the Marchon Showroom at 8 West 40th Street in Manhattan.
The industry organization has teamed up with the Consulate General of Monaco, QVC and the Entertainment Industry Foundation for the networking and fund-raising event, which will feature a silent auction and delicacies from New York restaurant favorites Le Cirque 2000 and Osteria del Circo.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Women’s Cancer Research Alliance, which was founded by Lilly Tartikoff.