Re: Gift Shows

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Posted by Ingrid Borah on April 10, 2001 at 08:36:54:

In Reply to: Re: Gift Shows posted by John on April 09, 2001 at 18:10:35:

John, you've shed a lot of light on the Denver show for me. I will followup on the handmade section. Do you have a phone number for the folks running the Denver Gift show? The reason I didn't consider the Denver gift show before was because I didn't know there was a handmade section. I do know that there are local *crafters* who go to the Denver show, buy from Ohio Wholesale, peel off the origin stickers and sell the stuff locally as their own. Is the handmade section separate from all the other imports? How do the price points in that section compare with the rest of the show?

I wonder about the attendence of buyers at all three eastern shows like you suggest. Many folks that did the BMAC show and ACC said that buyer attendence was way down in Baltimore. It might have been the weather-we had snow the last day of wholesale. One potter estimated that attendence was 1/3 to 1/2 that in Philly. Are buyers getting more selective in a tightening economy? How was attendence in the other regional shows you've done?

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