The Club collection is part of a growing category trend towards comfort and multifunction in the wake of COVID-19 pushing consumers back into their own outdoor spaces.
Despite lower than normal buyer and exhibitor numbers, new outdoor resources popped up throughout High Point Market, and returning exhibitors made a strong showing this fall.
That strong showing was made in part because of the equally strong demand that retailers have experienced in an unprecedented post-COVID-19 rush that has left the outdoor industry scrambling to source product and fulfill customer demands.
“It has been nonstop for us,” said Tad Varga, president and owner of Three Birds Casual. “We’re grateful for it, but it has been a busy time, and we want to continue that. That’s why we came out to market.”
And that was the sentiment shared by buyers across the board; the smaller number of folks who were out at market were on a serious hunt for both in stock and in style products.
New in town
For buyers who ventured to High Point for the extended nine-day show, several new outdoor resources and several recently expanded resources were open for business.
Seemingly the largest new resource to join the casual