M&S Schmalberg is a 4th generation shop that offers a very unique and individual experience; they hand craft flowers out of different materials such as leather, cotton, velvet, etc for clients around the world. Creating flowers for designers such as Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta (take a look at the flower on the dress that Carrie Bradshaw wore on S&TC) to dresses that celebs wore on the red carpet. Visiting their shop that is located on W36th in the heart of the fashion district was an amazing experience. Their shop is so unique and it displays most of their proudest creations, such as the notorious leather flower used by Chanel. While we were touring the shop they took us into the back where the flowers are made, there they showed us some samples that they are currently creating for Ralph Lauren's children's wear. Adorable little flowers that will be used as sashes, or to decorate the dresses for little girls.
We have unique business in the fashion industry for a reason, they first create accesses that are necessary for designers because they truly do complete the looks and embellish garments. They are also necessary because having people create these pieces domestically which causes competition. As a nation that is trying to create products domestically it is nice to see people still afloat and succeeding.
Till next week. Cheers xx