On this blog, we have had the privilege of seeing some aspects of my mother-in-law (Josie Natori)’s home; her (sick and drool-worthy OMG I NEED IT NOW) closet and the (incredible, chic, and original) silver bathroom in herapartment. And now, we have the opportunity to take a sneak-peek look at the Natori Office in NYC (I highlighted my mother in law’s office here — the office within the office). Come take a tour of where the magic at Natori happens! First stop: 18th Floor (come back Friday for more on the 19th Floor).
Once you exit the elevator, you see “Natori” written across the wall. Most impressed = Cruzzie. N A T O R I.
Seriously impressed with his name. And yep, we took a family field trip on the weekend to visit the office.
Receptionist area. With TV, benches, and a Natori lacquer table.
The showroom is broken up into 4 different selling areas divided by cloth partitions. The partitions are removable, which allows for much bigger events like this Fashion Show in September, 2013.
In reality, the beautiful (and huge) showroom space is only fully used during the 4 “market weeks” a year, and for other meetings and special events. During market weeks, buyers from stores come to the showroom to see and shop the collection.
LOOK AT THE LACE! I would buy every single piece here!
A little future Josie Girl shopping and admiring the various ensembles. She wants them all, too!
Hanger. It would be amazing to have your name written on hangers, right?
Room 2 set up a little differently
Colors, colors, and more colors.
Josie Girl Jr. in hallway
Racks, racks, and more racks of lingerie, sleepwear, and Josie Natori Ready to Wear.
Embroidery in bright colors on shawls. Fall 2015
Glitter, sparkle, rock and roll. Ready to Wear Josie Natori Fall 2015.
The Josie showroom showcasing the look, lifestyle, and aesthetic of the Josie Girl life.
The full Josie showroom
Ethnic shoes (not for sale, and not Josie, but to give a look and feel of the collection).
Jewelry and lamps.
The looks that go with the lifestyle.
A new robe that I want when it comes out this Fall
Check out the hood!
The linesheets that are given out at sales meetings. They show pictures and prices of the items being offered. Something I didn’t know before — everything being shown in the showroom doesn’t necessarily get made or sold!
I am short. The dress is tall.
Hall leading away from the showroom to the offices.
Some magnificent beading in the hallway.
The model board from the runway.
You get the idea? Clothes are everywhere…
Nude mannequin. No big deal.
Back in JCN’s office.
The road to the 19th floor…..
Pretty cool, huh? The 18th floor consists of the showroom, sales, finance, and my mother-in-law’s office. Come back on Friday to see the 19th floor, where everything else happens!