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Style Spotter Trend Tours Expanded for HP Spring Market
2019 by Jane Chero in Business Strategy, Designer Weekly, High Point, Industry, Market
Traditionally, the Style Spotters Trend Tours have been offered on Tuesday of each Market, immediately following the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast. The tours consisted of each Style Spotter picking two of their favorite showrooms at Market and then leading a group on a tour of those two showrooms within a 60-minute timeframe.
Beginning this spring, two different types of Trend Tours will be available. The Favorites Tours will follow the traditional schedule and will be offered on the morning of Tuesday, April 9, at 10:15 a.m. following the Style Spotters’ breakfast event. Four Style Spotters will offer these tours – Shayla Copas, Cynthia Ferguson, Benjamin Johnston and Style Spotters Advisor Shay Geyer. No RSVP is required for the Favorites Tours.
Category Tours will expand the program beyond Tuesday programming, offering 2-hour tours on a specific product category and covering four showrooms each. Two tours per day will depart from The Point each morning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, through Monday, April 8.
The Saturday tours will include Eric Haydel focusing on antiques and antique reproductions and Laura Thurman focusing on showrooms with a global aesthetic. The Sunday tours will include Style Spotters Advisor Gary Inman focusing on hospitality and Courtney McLeod focusing on artisan makers. The Monday tours will include Kara Cox focusing on designer-friendly upholstery and Erinn Valencich focusing on lighting trends.
Space is limited for each of the Category Tours and advanced registration is required. An RSVP form for the Category Tours and details about the Trend Tours program can be found at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours.