I was quoted recently in an Oakbook article about the proposed sales tax hike by saying "It sucks for retail and retail sucks right now” and by the looks of things here at MAGIC - the preeminent trade event in the international fashion industry that takes place twice a year in Las Vegas - I was dead on. What was once a massive fashion expo with tons of people is now a moderately sized event with much fewer attendees and vendors...and it's painfully obvious. I don't even see any fashion groupies. And you know something's up when the groupies don't show. LOL.
Well, I guess I'll go downstairs and hang out with my husband before we head out. Our flight leaves for Oakland tonight at around 9pm and I've got to catch a flight to Los Angeles (just for the day) tomorrow. But Art & Soul is this weekend, so look for me there as I won't re-open the store until Tuesday or so. I miss talking to all of you and hope to see you soon. Until we meet again, remember to always wear cute stuff. LOL.
Your Oakland Shop Girl,