NY, Philly Boutiques Gear Up for Independent Retail Week

New York— Nolcha’s Independent Retail Week returns, this time June 7 through June 13 (in New York) and June 14 through 20 (in Philadelphia), celebrating small, independent fashion boutiques around the city. The week-long, city-wide shopping extravaganza increases brand awareness, and offers fun events such as DJs, cocktails, giveaways and more.

A retailer/media cocktail party kicks off the event in New York, Monday June 7th at the Nexus Showroom on W. 56th Street. Retailers who want to participate can RSVP to www.Guestcode.com and enter code 359.

“We’re promoting Independent Retail Week again in NYC. As the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is primarily focused on supporting small businesses growth and job creation, we strongly believe in this initiative, which is held to increase brand awareness, sales and support for independent fashion boutiques. So go on out and shop and support our business community,” states Nancy Ploeger, President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Participating retailers get listings in shopper guides, web guides, company information to be placed at HotSpots, promotional opportunities in Goodie Bags, opportunities for giveaways, rights to logos and images for promotional purposes and more.

“As a celebrated retailer of Independent Retail Week I look forward to the additional foot traffic and sales,” states Luba Sapir, Owner, Mini Centro Shoes. “I welcome consumers to stop in, check out our latest collections and pick up the Independent Retail Week Tote.”

Show off fashion style:Consumers can share an outfit before attending Independent Retail Week or post their Independent Retail Week purchase at www.iswearing.com and hear what people think of their style

Do some good: Join the umbrella drive. Drop off a broken umbrella and have it transformed into a fashion item. Proceeds of the created items will be donated to Haiti relief efforts, while each participating customer can win an ethical prize package worth at least $250.

Independent Retail Week: New York is supported by www.nycdress.com; a resource that features Local Boutiques who offer that unique shopping experience not found on-line or at the mall. Visit www.independentretailweek.com for full event listings and promotions.

About Nolcha: Nolcha is a leading business platform for independent fashion designers and retailers via educational and event resources; making business easy for the fashion minded. The Nolcha platform includes Fashion Entrepreneur Report, delivering daily business education online; Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, currently held during New York fashion week providing key exposure to press, buyers, and industry figures for independent fashion designers from all over the world to break into the New York fashion market, in both apparel and accessories; events during London Fashion Week and Independent Retail Week in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco, an initiative to drive business and increase revenue for independent fashion retailers. www.nolcha.com.

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