When we applied to be an exhibitor at the May Accessories and Apparel Market in Dallas, Texas the only thing we knew for sure is we would be in a clothing and jewelry heaven. Outside of that, we were truly walking into the unknown that first day in Dallas. After getting turned around a few times (ok, maybe more than a few) we finally found our booth. Our home for the next 5 days happened to be right next to Monkey Crepes (don’t they look divine? believe us they were!!) and the margarita bar. We knew if nothing else we would definitely be next to all the fun!
What started as a fun adventure of scoping out the lay of the land, meeting the other exhibitors and trying to figure out how every one was able to hang curtains on the solid plastic walls of their booth, quickly turned into a really rewarding experience for us both personally and professionally. We met so man business owners that have a passion for what they do, but who sometimes struggle with their marketing efforts online; both on social networks and on their website. These conversations helped us better understand the needs are in the boutique world and will allow us to develop specially tailored solutions to meet those needs (watch for more info on these programs soon!).
We also made some great new friends who were excited to help us have a successful trip our first time there and who we will have the opportunity to help in return. Be watching for a new website from one of our favorite exhibitors Bling A Go Go to be launching before the next market.
The EV Team is already making plans to attend the Western Apparel and Accessories market in Dallas this August. We will announce our booth and some fun surprises as soon as we have more information so make plans to come see us!