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Dec pillows stand out

Brentwood Originals, Ashford Court and Newport were some of the brightest stars in the decorative pillow category at market, according to buyers.

Giving these manufacturers — and others like Riverdale and Fashion Industries — that extra shine were tropical looks, innovative embellishments and fashion colorways.

Tina Ellis

buyer

Fred Meyer

"The two big themes at market were patriotism and Tommy Bahama looks. Brentwood, one of my main companies, showed a lot in them, as did Fashion Pillows."

Becky Shook

buyer, decorative pillows and window coverings

Luxury Linens

"The whole Tahitian island look in prints and tapestries was big. I saw good product at Newport. Riverdale had some nice ones. Fashion Industries had a nice tropical theme. And Ashford Court had very nice pillows in their showroom, too."

Daniel Sixkiller

buyer

Meier & Frank

"Brentwood made the biggest impression. Their new colors were great, including lilac, light blue and light yellow, as well as gingham looks. They've really taken a new direction in their assortment."

Pat Stagner gmm

Stein Mart

"We continue to see everybody adding more embellishments and trim, and that's really great. It gives the consumer some added value, something they can really grab on to, whether it's special cording, embroidery or whatever. I thought Newport looked good, and Ashford Court, both of them with very opulent trims and a lot of great detailing and bead work."

Donna Aidekman

vp, merchandising

Strouds

"One of my buyers mentioned that she was really pleased with Newport's and Ashford Court's line."

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