Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Where is Everyone?
Have you been shopping at your favorite stores along Park Slope's 5th Avenue this week and noticed that the familiar store owners are not working their normal shifts?
Perhaps they are on vacation? Unlikely because this week is the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) at the Javits Center. The NYIGF brings manufacturers of home, design and gift products under one roof (well, several roofs) where they can meet retailers and sell them goods to fill their store shelves for the fall and the coming holiday season.
Holiday season, you say? Yes, 5th Avenue merchants are shopping right now for the goods you will see in their stores in November and December! In fact, the NYIGF is famous for its holiday decor which, when combined with air conditioning and a lack of windows, makes the Javits Center a little like a winter wonderland (without the wonder).
So, be on the lookout for a lot of great new items on the store shelves of 5th Avenue's boutiques. Oh, and Happy Holidays!
Photo via 3rliving (Flickr)