This January, we welcomed six top design influencers to market to scout out the most trend-forward home décor, gift, tabletop, and seasonal merchandise, all for season two of our hugely popular Shop the Show program! Our tastemakers experienced everything AmericasMart had to offer, sharing their favorite picks and experiences through social media, videos, workshops and live pop-up events.
We recently caught up with Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, the powerhouse creative duo behind LA-based firm Consort Design. As part of this season’s group of Shop the Show influencers, Mat & Brandon zeroed in on monochromatic chic and black & white minimalism, and had tons of great takeaways to share for new market shoppers!
Consort’s Shop the Show collection: Effortless, Functional, Minimal
Favorite Market Trends? “We loved the modern, minimal black and white trend.”
Mat & Brandon’s Favorite Ways to Shop the Show Like a Pro!
Top 3 Market Must-Haves
Comfortable Shoes - This is the market secret all the pros know, and it’s what keeps Mat & Brandon on their feet comfortably for up to 12 hours. Ditch the discomfort and bring your sensible shoes to market. You won’t be sorry!
Portable Phone Charger - You’ll be taking pics, texting details, and working the AmericasMart app all day long (see Mat & Brandon’s tips below), so keep your phone in top shape with a portable charger!
Business Cards - Connections, connections, connections. Market is as much about meeting people as it is about scouting new looks, so come ready to mingle!
Top 3 Survival Strategies
“Plan your trip using the AmericasMart app, and bake in time to explore and discover unknown showrooms.”
“Take pictures of everything you like (including the SKU # and showroom name) as you go!”
“Take advantage of the bar carts!”
Watch this space for market finds, tips & takeaways from our entire talented group of Shop the Show tastemakers!