Thursday, January 13, 2011


Javits Convention Center

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

Like the ENK shows at the Piers…we saw a lot of Spring 2011 merchandise this week at the Accessories Show at Javits Convention Center..

On a tip we saw a new exhibitor—a clever, gift-able----

MON MODE “Get Hooked:™ –is a solid, hefty---and weight holding (up to 25lbs) handbag purse hook that is beautifully made…packaged in a chic, elegant compact.

A patented swing hinge allows for a pivoting hook –able  to hang ones’ pricey Birkins, for example, at various angles---

Apparently, other purse hooks on the market ---are limited in usefulness---and only fit under certain bar top/counter widths. MON MODE allows for different widths and table top access.
Nice packaging

ADDED PLUS: Customization and engraving/embossing available.

Billed as “Elegant Lingerie For Your Feet” Trashy Toez™ (…is such a super idea---no wonder a busy mom of four (with a background in fashion, FYI) came up with it. 

Left and right foot specific, the anatomically fitting stretchy lace---are blends between peds and anklets (socklets)…

... fashionable options for pump wearing gals who want something on their feet that are feminine and FUN---but not so bulky as to require new shoes- a half size up.
Toe less coming soon

Perfect for trouser wearing gals in conservative business settings…we used the pair we have----with statement making high heels--- that we wore with leggings and a sweater tunic top.

In the summer months…we like the idea of something between our feet and the sticky insoles of our footwear/sandals without constricting calf action, and the sagging potential of geeky looking socks ....

Available in sizes S/M (5-71/2) and Medium/Large (71/2-10)…hand and machine washable, made in the USA. (about $24.99-$30)
BABY and BRIDAL too. 

Boca Unique Boutique 

Sweetest Sin Boutique in Red Bank, NJ

SPECIAL MENTION: KIKOY4KENYA...a line of 100% cotton, hand-finished textiles... inspired by the rich cultural and environmental landscapes of Eastern Africa---

BONUS POINTS---each sold classic Kikoy4Kenya- retails for $34.99- funds a day of education for one child at the Koinonia Education Centre---located in the Kibagare slum in Kenya (fyi, the one travelers cannot miss when flying into Nairobi's international airport),