Two’s Company hosts special celebration during LA Mart
LA Mart Gift, Home & Design Center was bursting with celebrations and none more noteworthy than that of Two’s Company celebrating their 50th golden anniversary during LA Mart’s Winter Market.
Reveling in its 50th anniversary, Two’s Company’s long-time flagship showroom came alive as it enhanced the LA Mart lobby with special anniversary balloons, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and two very special guests in attendance at the celebration. Founder Bobbie Gottlieb and President Tom Gottlieb visited the LA Mart opening day of Winter Market creating added excitement as the Mart joined them in hosting a congratulatory ribbon cutting and champagne toast for their auspicious anniversary. In between hosting thousands of shoppers ordering new merchandise, visitors could overhear laughter, amusement, and great merriment as employees and buyers regaled each other with memories of the many good times that Two’s Company has provided over the years. Bobbie Gottlieb told the story of starting out in New York by walking through a number of local retail stores carrying giant blowup replicas of ketchup and mayonnaise bottles to attract the store buyers to stock their line. From there they were one of the first to design and promote Lucite/acrylic products and now, some 50 years later, the rest is gift industry magic. In 1983 Tom Gottlieb joined Two’s Company as President and has been at the forefront of Two’s wonderful successes and growth. Said Gottlieb: “For over 40 of our 50 years we have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with the LA Mart. The Mart has been a unique platform for Two’s Company to display and share tens of thousands of new products and over 100 showroom make-overs with the community at large. And it is our LA Mart customers who visit weekly, monthly, and at shows that we are most grateful for. They have been an amazing audience and source of inspiration day in and day out. For that we say Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!”
Opening its first showroom at the LA Mart in 1980, Two’s began their tenure on the 4th floor, and a number of years later, in 1997, relocated to the coveted lobby space where they reside today. “It is a joy to have Two’s Company located at the entrance of our building. Their showroom designs are brilliant and it adds additional panache to a buyer’s first impression of the LA Mart,” noted Frank Joens, Sr. VP, General Manager LA Mart. “Add to that the wonderful staff and sales force that work for Two’s and you have the perfect combination of style and smart business. Their management including Tom Zimmerman all the way up to Bobbie and Tom Gottlieb have been incredible partners with the LA Mart and I know we are very happy to be in business together!”
Be sure to shop the Two’s Company showroom when you visit Los Angeles’ LA Mart. You will not only find great Two’s merchandise but you will also get to shop Tozai Home, Cupcakes & Cartwheels and 2 Chic Fashion. LA Mart and Two’s Company are open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm as well as during 6 major markets and events throughout the year.