2008 marked a new turning point in the life of My Little Pretty. We decided it was time to push wholesale sales into stores a bit more than we’d been able to. What that meant was that I’d be committing a lot more money to shows, more time on the road hitting the shows and we had to obviously buy things in bigger bulk to be able to make pieces in multiples now. We did all this and suddenly my January and February were SLAMMED. I left Jan 3 for NY to do the NY Accessories show – then directly to Atlanta for the Atlanta Gift Show – then home to do the LA Gift Show that weekend. Three multiple day shows in twelve days – yikes. As if that wasn’t enough, I turned around and did MAGIC in Las Vegas the second week of Feb.
After the first three shows I worked my butt off to fill the orders I wrote on the road. Luckily, I had a lot of stuff made and ready to go (because I’m an over-the-top planner – haha … plan, plan and plan some more ya know). I finished all the orders before I left for MAGIC – YAY!
Now, I’m wrapping up the last order from MAGIC and yesterday I got a call from a store that bought from me at the LA Gift Show. They are almost out of everything they bought and need more – WOOHOO!
That’s my first official re-order from this line!! I knew it’d happen, but really, that’s quicker than I thought because technically, they didn’t get their orders until the first week of February – so that means they sold almost all they bought in a months time.
THAT feels awesome! (… this time she ordered even more too …)
Something else I should celebrate. My Little Pretty was featured in LA Direct Magazine recently. I just got a call on it yesterday from someone asking where to get the big cross necklace – haha. The shoot was at a cool restaurant/bar in Hollywood – Citizen Smith. Here are four of the pics they used that had my jewelry in them.
:: back to filling orders ::