I started my very first day as an intern by attending the OSTA (Ontario Shoe Travelers Association) Shoe Show at the Toronto Congress Centre. This show is only open to industry and is a great way for companies to promote new lines, network and generate orders.
As someone who openly admits to being a shoe addict I was in an overwhelming state of pure happiness. I got to preview the fall collections for some of my favourite shoe brands! However my main focus was to meet some of the Myma clients get to know the brands they carry better and get a feel for the business. I feel that this was a great opportunity for me to not only plan what Peter Kaiser shoes I will be buying for Fall 2017, but to get introduced to the wholesale shoe industry.
The show had a great energy and Myma’s booth stayed consistently busy throughout the day giving me the opportunity to observe a variety of their clients and what shoes will be popular for Fall 17. I will also hopefully have a hand in planning the August show; so make sure you stop by if you attend! Ps if you see a candy bar at the Myma booth, you’re welcome. Stay tuned for my fall 2017 shoe picks!