Novelty looks drive rug introductions
October 29, 2001,
Novelty was the name of the game at market for the rug category. Buyers looked to manufacturers like Bacova, Shaw and Regal to fill that niche with the right texture, sculpting and competitive pricing.
"Bacova and Shaw had the best we've seen in novelty and scatter rugs. Novelty is the hottest trend right now in that category. I especially liked Bacova's Regency Carved collection and Shaw's Reflections collection."
Laytner's Linen & Home
"I didn't see much that was new at market, but we did pick up some pretty rugs from Oriental Weavers that were of gabbehs and other Oriental styles."
buyer, bath towels, rugs and accessories, area rugs and basic bedding
"In rugs, there were a lot of these faux sisal looks that have that Tommy Bahama kind of feel to them. Most of the ones I saw were basically nice, and the pricing was competitive. Almost everyone had these types of rugs. Trans-Ocean had a good line. Also, Bacova and even Home Dynamix had good ones."