By Sarah Campli
Coterie is one of the most magical things one can attend as a member of the fashion industry. Basically, it’s a women’s wear trade show with nearly every brand in attendance. It’s absolutely huge. Retailers set of booths to display their upcoming collections; some of them even looked like miniature stores. They have everything from jewelry to lingerie to evening gowns. By far, it was one of the most exciting parts of my co-op. To be honest, I didn’t spend a lot of time at the ZAC booth because fortunately I was able to walk around and explore. While it was really exciting to see all of the big name brands/designers, I enjoyed getting to discover new brands and seeing what they have to offer. Sometimes you can find some really unique stuff! I also really enjoyed getting to walk around the “Sole Commerce” section, which was all shoes. I even got to see a shoe brand that I really admire Isa Tapia (although I’m too much of a broke college student to actually be able to afford them!) Their booth was small, but super cute. I liked that they had all of the designer’s illustrations covering one wall; I thought that was a really nice touch. I’d definitely recommend checking out their Instagram account, @isatapia, if you like cute, colorful shoes.