Had the pleasure of hearing our friend Sonja Rasula of UniqueLA speak at Creative Mornings Los Angeles this morning. UniqueLA brings together different brands and individual makers together for a weekend shopping event that attracts over 20,000 visitors with an average of $1 million of business transacted in just a weekend. Her goal is to bring locally made products to the masses… and she’s doing it in a big way! So much so that UniqueLA changed its website to, StateOfUnique.com and Sonja has already expanded the Unique concept outside of LA to New York, San Francisco, and now even looking to go international.
The next UniqueLA is May 12 and 13th. More info here.
What I love is seeing speakers at Creative Mornings trace their success and path back to childhood… Sonja took us all the way back to age 11 when she used to draw shopping catalogs. Pretty funny.