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One thing I wasn't expecting was the amount of yarn shops that had booths at Vogue. I don't want to say it was a disappointment, but I really thought more booths would be fiber companies instead of shops. There were plenty of unique fiber companies there and I understand the presence of the New York City shops since they're local. But there were shops from all over, including I believe Ontario (really not sure...it was definitely Canadian- I can't seem to find it online). I just wonder if the cost of renting booth space and shipping all your products that far (plus international customs fees I'm sure) really leads to a profit for them.
Two stores had "yarn tastings" - Lion Brand brought their cones of a couple yarns from the Studio. They have this set up there year round so that anyone coming in to their retail store can test out the yarns. I think this is a great idea, though probably tough for the average LYS to carry out. Another store selling either yak or bison (or both?) yarns had small balls of yarn sitting on a coffee table surrounded by couches! That was great. But that's not all...the balls of yarn were in margarita glasses! Great idea for them!
So did anyone else go? Get anything good?? Share!