Thank You New York!
New York, you rock! Our first-ever UNIQUE NYC was such an amazing show, we are grateful, excited, impressed and definitely ready to come back next year - hopefully twice! Almost 4000 shoppers attended the event over the two days, which is an amazing number for a first-time show, especially in The Big Apple. And the incredibly positive response from the shoppers blew me away. Literally people were near-stalking me both days to tell me how happy they were that UNIQUE had finally arrived, and that they were so impressed with the curated selection of designers and the venue. Also, the Chelsea Art District where we held the event has seen little-to-no traffic since the storm so it felt great knowing that not only did we bring thousands to UNIQUE NYC but that they visited the neighborhood, which is really struggling and will be for awhile. HIGH-FIVES FOR ALL!
It made us feel good to know that our mission of getting people to buy local, discover great design and take part in community was met with welcome arms. We cannot wait to start planning for next year's event, stay tuned! I also wanted to thank our great sponsors Toyota and Square, who have provided such great community-building activities and spirit... Way to go! *The photos look amazing - we'll upload them on Tuesday and share them with y'all (right now we're all packing and getting ready to fly back to LaLa Land). BIG PROPS to those around the country who helped us spread the word - we heard from about 50% of the shoppers that they were told by friends all over the country (though especially in Los Angeles) "This is my favorite thing, you have to go to this event!" Wow. THANK YOU AGAIN NEW YORK.