If you are a designer or maker able to spend an evening in NYC and have a product ready to sell, we at Cool Hunting want to see it. After two successful iterations, Rachel Shechtman of editorial concept shop STORY and the team at Cool Hunting are once again partnering for Pitch Night: an in-person open call for the chance to have your product included in our online gift guide and STORY’s holiday concept store.
Two Pitch Night alumni will also be in attendance, and both reflect the value of the program. Last year we discovered Will Berman, whose raw denim collection was included in the Cool Hunting gift guide and later showcased on PSFK. The previous year, local jewelry designer Beth Macri wowed Shechtman so much, her customizable necklaces are often included in various editions of STORY. Their experiences and insight offer added value to a night of expert feedback and potential opportunities.
This year’s Pitch Night will begin at 6pm on 9 October 2014 (at Story). Interested participants should RSVP in advance to secure a space. Each confirmed guest will have three minutes to tell their story, and should come prepared with product samples, line sheets and any additional relevant information. Upon arrival, time slots will be issued for pitching, and the interim allows for mingling among other creators and buyers, as well as trying the special Pitch Night cocktails, which will be crafted by NYC’s Hella Bitter.
Images by Cool Hunting