Classic vistas across 5th and market
May 5, 2003,
From its fifth floor, living room-like vista overlooking Fifth Avenue across the street from the 295 showroom building, Classic Linens was in position to gain a broad perspective of the marketplace during market week. It was equally apparent that its line-up of bath towels was attempting to achieve the same result.
Among this market's introductions was Galaxy, a two-play yarn towel, featuring space-dyed yarn adding threads of changing colors in a 27" x 50" bath size, according to Puckett.
Also, SoHo was a ribbed cuff towel made in Mexico featured in brick and sage colorways. The tonals also featured color stripes and a 27" x 52" 2-ply towel weighed in at hefty 13 pounds. It was priced at about $29.99 retail for an eight-piece bath set.
Twills were also featured, with a Bahama theme, whimsical fish and florals everywhere — with an approximate $7.99 retail price point in bath.
The point was to offer a myriad of constructions, design and color, said Puckett, company president. "We've worked to add greater value," to the product equation, he said.