With The Makers Summit just over a week away, we're busy putting the final touches on what's going to be an amazing event. We can't wait to bring our attendees, speakers, experts, and sponsors together. One sponsor/speaker we're particularly eager to meet is Grace Kang of Pink Olive. She is one talented lady who will be sharing her wealth of insight into the world of retail.
From the Pink Olive website: Grace’s success is the culmination of over 10 years as a retail buyer and consultant in the fashion industry. After graduating from Cornell University, Grace quickly moved up the corporate ladder and became a successful buyer at Bloomingdale’s where she was awarded "Buyer of the Year." Her accomplishments continued on to Saks.com and Barney's New York which allowed her to excel and think outside the box in both the business and creative sense of the word.
With success in hand, it was time for her to launch PinkOlive.com, an online emporium with a peculiar name inspired by her niece’s favorite things—the color pink and olives....Grace opened her first brick and mortar store in East Village, Manhattan in May 2007 followed by her second location in Park Slope, Brooklyn in March 2008. Aside from running her two boutiques and website, Grace Kang consults with fashion designers, small business owners and startups entering the retail world.
In addition to the Pink Olive stores, Grace also curates Olive Box, a monthly subscription service for paper lovers. Olive Box members will receive a specially picked and packaged collection of paper goods from around the craftisphere. Additionally, she regularly coaches budding small businesses through her service Retail Recipes. She answers important questions like: Do you have a great product, but you’re not sure how to get it into retail stores? or: Do you ever wonder what the store buyers are looking for and how you can make your products more appealing to them?
At The Makers Summit Grace will be an invaluable asset to our attendees looking to push their products way beyond their own front doors.