What They Say
Taylor Wilkinson Designs
“Metal & Smith was our very first #notatradeshow…”
Metal + Smith was our very first #notatradeshow. I was thrilled not only to meet buyers, and editors and influencers, but also connect with some incredible designers from all over the world. Receiving feedback from buying teams was crucial for TWD, as we are a young brand just getting started. Olivia, Lee, and Samantha all made themselves available to us and answered any questions that arose during and after the event. Lee even helped me reconnect with a buyer who had invaluable feedback which allowed me to make changes. When I went back that buyer wrote an order!
-Taylor Wilkinson Designs
“As a new designer, Metal & Smith provided me with an excellent opportunity to participate in a low pressure, high visibility event. After first Exhibiting in NYC I joined the LA Edit which was held in a beautiful venue, in the perfect neighborhood, for my first exposure to the west coast market. The days were a little long, but Samantha and her team provided everything the vendors needed and made the days seem to pass quickly. I really appreciated the feedback from influencers and buyers and loved the networking opportunity. Meeting other designers and seeing all the talent there was absolutely inspiring! Metal & Smith is a valuable event for designers looking for an alternative to the traditional trade show!”
-Leigh Maxwell Fine Jewelry
Leigh Maxwell Fine Jewelry
“As a new designer…”
"Thank you for the excellent..."
"Thank you for the excellent job you did for us at Metal + Smith, we are appreciative and happy with your professionalism, support, and overall detailed positive approach that you provided us at this very special event! As our first jewelry show as an emerging designer label, you managed to show us in the right light and provide the feedback and resources for us to thrive at this stage. We were able to network, receive feedback, and attract the attention that we wanted; as we finished the show with a sense of strength, promise, and success. Thanks again for all your hard work, and we look forward to crossing paths again in the future!"
“Thanks so much for your help and support these last few months. Metal and Smith was a great opportunity. Not only did I pick up 2 new vendors, but also I have already sold 10 of my one-of-a-kind pieces. Most importantly, I came out of the experience with a much clearer set of goals and plan of action. I entered Metal and Smith knowing that I had much to learn, and I did just that.”
"Thanks so much for your help..."
Lexi Mazz Designs
"Thank you for the amazing..."
"Thank you for the amazing opportunities and the great exposure Metal and Smith it was truly a joy to be able to showcase my jewelry at this event for all potential buyers, editors, stylists, and influencers to see!"
-Lexi Mazz Designs
"If you are thinking about exhibiting at Metal & Smith I can give you some perspective having done the event consecutively the first four dates it was held.
M&S has created a beautiful, clean, intimate, and upscale atmosphere for Emerging Designers to be seen. They consistently bring in great stores and media and I appreciate their invitation only versus open door policy. For me its been a perfect place to start/have/continue conversations and sit in like-minded company among fellow independent designers which in itself is refreshing.
I have always been impressed with how transparent, communicative, and welcoming the entire team has been from when I signed on - to event day. They are constantly listening, and looking, and trying new things to make the wholesale experience better.
I hope this helps you make your decision! I am a big fan of the M&S platform and the opportunities they offer to emerging designers. Best of luck!"
-Julie Lamb NY
Julie Lamb NY
"If you are thinking about exhibiting at Metal & Smith..."
"I have had a wonderful experience..."
"I have had a wonderful experience exhibiting with Metal and Smith. It was this event that put my collection on the map and the entire team has been so wonderful to me. Than you Metal and Smith for all the incredible opportunities you continue to provide, and your ongoing support in helping promote and inspire so many in the industry"
"As an emerging designer in the important building stages of your career I feel it is necessary to explore all avenues to get exposure. Metal and Smith was a great way for me to introduce the brand to retailers, stylists and editors. They are always cooking up something creative and are not afraid of testing the waters on new events such as the pop up! I look forward to seeing what they introduce in the near future and will always be open to exploring new avenues with the changing tides of the jewelry business."
-GiGi Ferranti Jewelry
GiGi Ferranti Jewelery
"As an emerging designer in the important building...."
Onirikka Fine Jewelry
"What I found in Metal & Smith was the perfect..."
"What I found in Metal and Smith was the perfect platform to introduce my jewelry in a relaxed setting. I appreciate their attention to detail and willingness to help all exhibiting designers and buyers and special guests as well. I always feel welcome and even after doing 5 events always look forward to the next one. The beautiful white space is so inviting and inspires me to want to become better and better with each collection I make. Thank You to all the staff that is always happy and willing to help. "
-Onirikka Fine Jewelry