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Great to see you here, Maureen! So would you be talking about four shows in a row here? Is that the reason for the question? Are these all new shows for you? Done any of them before? If the question is when to go home to restock, it definitely won't be because you sold too much at Orchard Lake. What about figuring out someway to really stock up now and have someone ship restock to you in Michigan, say your hotel room in Ann Arbor so you'll feel comfortable about not running back to New York. Michigan is a lovely place in July and we're talking about 4 days on the road where you could be on Lake Michigan. Heck you could ship it to my house (about 1 1/2 hours from Ann Arbor) and pick it up here.
I have never attended Sutton's Bay, but do know its sweet Lake Michigan location, in the heart of the tourist season where you may/may not meet the sophisticated people you are looking for. For many years we did the Charlevoix show, which is the weekend after Sutton's Bay, and not that far away. I always considered it our vacation, to go "up north" and hang out in this lovely area. Only artists could consider traveling six hours to get to a show, working the show, and then coming home a vacation ;)
Orchard Lake is definitely in the right location for well-to-do fashionable women to attend, just not sure it is worth your time to make the long trek to NYC and back again. Considering the three shows the one I'd be least likely to drop is Port Clinton.
As I recall, Maureen, you have not only clothing unlike anyone else's but you also have a terrific booth shot. No Pro Panels, just an inviting boutique that really stands out from the crowd.
Don't know much about Lakewood. Quick, one day in and out, nice area, but don't hear much talk about it. Did you search this site for info?