When I started my journey of creating blu.wing Fitness Boutique I knew there was going to be shopping involved at some point. But before that point, there are so so many other not so much fun stuff to get done in order to create a business. Well, I finally got to do the fun part this week. I am so lucky to have friends who mentioned The Merchandise Mart located in Chicago. Because before I learned about this I was frantically trying to figure out how I was going to get myself to the MAGIC Trade Show located in Vegas in February to purchase inventory. When I started considering The Merchandise Mart, it was to my pure excitement they were promoting their upcoming trade show STYLEmax. Thank goodness, I did all that boring stuff already for the boring business stuff to be able to give my credentials to sign up and go.
Driving through Chicago traffic at 8am is no fun, but I was so excited and nervous at the same time. Up to this point I have been making purchases online. I was going to be able to see and feel things now, as well as get insight on what awesome products and style that is coming for the summer and beyond. Another blessing I had was that my fiancé came along. Having him there gave me a sounding board for all the choices I was making there that day. The only unfortunate part was that I did not have a credit card with an unlimited amount to spend. So, throughout the day I walked wonderstruck through all the displays picking very carefully what I was going to choose to sell in the Style House of blu.wing Fitness Boutique. After a long day of analyzing and making priorities, I was able to bring in some amazing brands I would have never found just with an internet search. I was also fortunate to learn some great things about the quality and timeless style that will shape the Style House at blu.wing Fitness Boutique to be a destination for anybody that is looking to add a special piece or outfit to their collection.
Stay tuned, I will be revealing the great choices I made at STYLEmax!!