Once a year, we visit our friends at the Houston Gift Reps Group (HGRG) and check out the local retail landscape. Sales reps in the Houston area meet once a month to share industry news, leads, tips and much more. Their camaraderie is contagious! We visit to update the reps on what is new and exciting at Dallas Market Center for the upcoming June Market.
 
 
During this trip, the reps were collecting frilly Easter dresses for the little residents of Star of Hope, a homeless shelter serving the Houston area. Here is HGRG president, Donna Singer, showing off some of the donations.
 
 
We also got to do some shopping at many of the local stores in the Galleria area including Buffalo Hardware Co., Avalon Stationery and Gifts, Bering’s and Kuhl-Linscomb. Then we met up with reps Donna Singer and Peg Owen to visit a few more storefronts in the funky Heights area: The Lift, Eclectic Home, Coda, The Trunk and Bliss on 19th. Plus a great lunch at Shade!
 
 
 
If you are a gift/home rep in the Houston area and want more details on joining the HGRG, contact Donna at donna@porticocollection.com.
 
We always enjoy our HGRG trip!

– HS & CR