High Point Market, Fall 2015
A few weeks after returning home from High Point Market and I am still recovering from the five full days and nights of running around – looking for new lines, shopping High Point Market trends, attending design panels, parties celebrating new designer introductions and brand collaborations, and any excuse to throw a party. All from 8 am until midnight. Every. Single. Day.
But I would never trade the experience, as each time I return I do come home tired and worn, but in other ways, very energized. Because of High Point Market’s influence in the home furnishings market as well as the market’s sheer size (11.5 million square feet of show space and counting), it is the one place I can count on attending, knowing that I will walk away with a wealth of information. Attending High Point Market twice a year gives me an accurate read on the trends – what is emerging, what is holding strong, and what will soon retire. In addition, the educational and social events allow me to converse among my peers and manufacturers to determine what we will see more of in the future and the actual saleability of each of these trends in the designer and retail marketplace. [Read more…]