U.K. based creatives found themselves in New York on October 25th in the promotion of their brands, and with hopes to reach new consumers.
As a consolation for not leaving their accent behind, each of the 18 businesses provided samples of their very unique goods, allowing everyone to leave with a gift. The two-day event was easily the best way for U.K. natives and New Yorkers to network and showcase products.
Co-founders Stephen Einhorn and Jane Best came together to create and promote the Stephen Einhorn brand which specializes in making jewelry that has appeared in gift boxes under Christmas trees and huge Hollywood films. “We like our jewelry to be very inclusive so we do make pieces in gold, silver, and titanium because then it’s more accessible,” said Best. The timelessness of the pieces come from their simple structures that are essentially held together by pins, and the fact that some pieces are made from aged wood the company would buy from archeologists on the dig.
Another product created with influences from the past is J.J. Corry, a brand producing some of the finest matured Irish whiskey. The namesake of the brand was a whiskey bonder in the 1890s known for masterfully aging and blending whiskey to produce the perfect taste. The brand launched six months ago with a “very new take to the classic style of Irish whiskey,” that everyone was allowed to taste thanks to the complimentary samples that were technically shots.
Sending a sweet smell into the air was the Molton Brown London station promoting their holiday collection of bath and shower gels, lotions, and more. The brand did an excellent job of making their station fun by allowing consumers to open a random door to a big Molton Brown dollhouse where a prize could be found and taken for keeps. With scents like “Heavenly Gingerlily” and “Muddled Plum,” Molton Brown has a scent for everyone and ones that would be perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
Scotland manufactured brand, Johnstons of Elgin, generously gave away pairs of cashmere socks from their brilliant cashmere and fine woollens line of excellent quality. Other brands featured include Kathryn Sargent Bespoke Tailoring for men and women, New West End, Rapport London, The Royal Mint, and more, all overlooking a beautiful view of the city provided by The Glasshouses on Twenty-Fifth Street.
Be sure to support these brands and bring some U.K. style to the streets of New York.