Auguste Rodin's sculpture "The Thinker", My guess he is thinking about Fall Market.
That's when it is hot as Hades here and I have to think about what I bring in the shop for FALL.
See the resemblance???????
It sounds sexy. Going to market, whether in Paris, or Dallas or New York.....If you are working for a big company as a buyer,,, the pressure is on.....Last years figures, versus this years figures, and projected increases.......all come into consideration.... But, at the end of the day, you get the paycheck and benefits and your discount and you go home at night knowing that you met the company's criteria for buying to the best of your ability.
It's fun spending someone elses money.
What's worse is one criteria.....
When you have a shop of your own and you are spending YOUR OWN MONEY.
That scares the living daylights out of me....
So here with the AC cranked up I think about, "Hey will the Velvet Pumpkins still be hot?????"
The answer is yes!!!!!!!!!!! I think.
How about the offerings from last year????? Did they cut the mustard????? Should I have bought more of this and less of that????? Does the look of the shop matter when something else that seems inappropriate to me is selling like hotcakes in a big city??????? Yes.
How bout the sheep.???? People love them......I love them. They will always be here.....
Unless our source drops them. I think they won't......
I am thinking about cashmere...... And leather handbags, and gloves and caps......I am sweating.....
I am thinking about the new intros for the fabulous knitwear we carry....Yup, we'll have some...
Do you think you know who comes with me when I go to market every time?????
YOU!!!!!!! YOU are the buyer here, I always keep our customers and readers with me like a little angel on my shoulder. The other side is the New INTRODUCTIONS that are cool or the TEMPTATION.
It is a delicate balance..... Give up something to get something else, or do you go with your gut instincts and roll the dice and hope your feeling about the fabulous thing you are buying for the shop will be appreciated by someone you have never met?
So, all you readers and bloggers, now you have influence you never imagined yould have.... and I am lucky,
I have YOU. I think.;)