Trip to Rodeo Drive…we’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto……

April 01, 2014

On Saturday I returned from a week long business meeting with other independent retail shop owners In Los Angeles.  Part of our assignment was to make the trip down Rodeo Drive with a partner (mine was Barb from Watermark in Moline, IL, she was great!) to study and learn about merchandising and shop layout.  OH MY……   it was quite an experience……

My partner for the morning – I am sorry I did not get a picture of her from the front!  We are entering PRADA…..LALA10LA7LA8LA6

NO PHOTOS ALLOWED IN THE SHOPS – WOW!!!  IS ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT THE MERCHANDISE AND DISPLAYS!!!

FIRST ONE BACK ON THE PARTY LIMO TO HEAD BACK TO OUR HOTEL!!LA9THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!

IMG_0715GIVE ME THESE JEWEL TONES INSTEAD OF JEWELRY

IMG_0716ART AND COLORS ABOUND – PAINTINGS WITH FABRIC & THREAD INSTEAD OF CANVAS AND PAINTS!

IMG_0717WE, TOO, HAVE WONDERFUL DESIGNER HANDBAGS

IMG_0718 I’LL TAKE THIS ANY DAY OVER A ROLEX

IMG_0721FLASHY STILETTOS??   NOPE, SPLASHES OF THREADS AND DID I TELL YOU THEY COME IN METALLICS TOO!!!

IMG_0720 SALESMEN IN SUITS AND SALESWOMEN IN TIGHT GLITZY DRESSES, NO THANKS,     I’LL TAKE THESE SMILING FACES ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!!




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