I am new to the forum. My wife and I are jewelry designers (new to
the business) and were planning to make a trip back to the US in
January (we live abroad), but were hoping that someone could give us
some advice about buyers. We would like to know what time of the year
is the best time to approach retail stores. Are there a few specific
months when most stores choose their new jewelry and is January a
reasonably good time to approach stores?
We make fine jewelry and will mostly be approaching stores in NYC
and the surrounding area. I know there are shows in NY in February
and July, but I imagine that stores are looking/buying at other
Also, regarding consignment, I have read alot of posts on this forum
and others that advise not to consign jewelry…ever. But we have
found that most stores in NYC will only take fine jewelry on
consignment. Does anyone have any recommendations on this issue?
I have a million questions since my wife and I have a very steep
learning curve right now, but I’ll try to be patient and post more
questions at a later date so as not to overwhelm everyone. So thanks
in advance for your help.