Since ModCloth’s still a fairly small operation, we all pitch in and do lots of different jobs. One day I’m a photographer, the next I’m writing product descriptions, and maybe later I’m a shipping clerk. I love working on ModCloth no matter what I’m doing, but I have to admit that my favorite job (by far) is “Shopper“. August is a busy month for us Shoppers, as it’s the time to start stocking up for the big holiday rush. Last week we left Pittsburgh and headed to New York City, where we proceeded to shop for 5 days straight! I brought my camera to give you, dear reader, a glimpse of what life as a ModCloth Shopper is like.
Our bus arrives in New York City around 8am. We quickly grab some breakfast and head over to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market on 39th street.
One of the first vendor booths at the flea market. I love the juxtaposition of the flowing sheer curtain and the concert promos.
We continue further into the market and find these old printing press letters…
Of course here’s what we all really care about: the clothes. This flea market is like heaven for vintage clothing lovers like myself…
Although the charm of vintage buttons is always hard to resist.
I’m a sucker for a good close-up, and the colors of this vintage dress were just too good to pass by.
The next two days are spent at a tradeshow and, unfortunately, no pictures were allowed. Luckily I did remember to capture our delicous Korean dinner with my camera phone…
The next day is spent in the Garment District sifting through tons of baseball caps, fake designer purses, and ugly jewelry to find some hidden gems for ModCloth.
Another camera phone capture – lots and lots of neon beads at a jewelry shop.
All in all, it was a successful yet exhausting trip. We found lots of incredible items (like the Perfect Fedora and the Falling Leaves necklace), did some fun window shopping, and ate tons of delicious food. Next week is a new adventure at the biggest tradeshow of the season: MAGIC in Las Vegas.