Between stops #25 and #26, at 126 Virginia Place, is Design Legacy, my go-to company for the unusual in home furnishings. You’ll find amazing wall hangings and hand screen fabrics that have sophisticated takes on novelty themes.
Finally, here are a few more tips to keep in mind as you make your soft goods tour:
If you see some fabrics you like in a showroom that doesn’t look like a textile vendor, don’t be afraid to venture in. Some of my best finds have been in places I passed by the first time.
Cultivate relationships. You might run across something that’s intriguing but not on your plan. Don’t dismiss it. Get the company’s info or catalog, find out who your rep is, and open an account. That way, when the opportunity presents itself, you can take advantage.
Keep your eyes open for where soft goods are headed next. Track the trends in lampshades, tabletop, and wall art. By their nature, fabrics can go a little further out than most bigger-ticket items. So, by looking at everything thru the soft goods prism, you can see ahead of the curve – and beyond your competition.
And remember, whether you choose to start your search online or add these venues to your at-Market explorations, your quest for soft goods success starts at home. Once you have an idea of which products will work best for your store, customers, and clients, you’ll have no trouble finding them in High Point.