Project people: scenes from the trade show floor

by Karen Alberg Grossman

By all accounts, it was a successful NYC Project/MRket show at the Javits Center with buyers from all over the country feeling upbeat and optimistic while actively seeking out new items, brands, and opportunities. Perhaps it was all the colorful tropical prints on the show floor or else it was the prospect of August vacations, but whatever the reason, a wonderful feeling of connection and camaraderie infused the hot steamy air. A special thanks to Jim Murray from A.K. Rikk’s and Bloomingdales’ Justin Berkowitz for their deep-dive interviews on the show floor that continue to receive accolades; more to come next week on