Pesach and Spring Must Haves!

Leather in soft, pastel colors and glittery tones lead the trends at the recent runway shows during New York Fashion Week.

Leather is taking over our seder tablescapes. No more white cloth napkins and tablecloths taken out annually with stains of red wine from previous years.

I interviewed Erika Rychik, Decor Designer and Owner Of Toplinetables, located in New Jersey. I reached out to many businesses and she had a large collection of ready-made products and offered custom made options all at reasonable prices. She delivered quickly and her prices were competitive and even cheaper than other stores. Rychik sells internationally.

Her wide range of offerings are perfect for anyone looking for an engagement or shower gift. I found a perfect source for religious articles. For the non-Jewish shopper, nothing says elegant table more than a faux leather tablecloth, runner, placemat or napkin rings

I asked Rychik why faux leather is so popular now. She stated that what we call “Faux Leather” or what some people may call Vinyl is so popular because of its resistance to stains and the array of trendy designs and patterns.

Rychik pointed out that hostesses are becoming more creative in their menu planning and take extra efforts in designing home decors to match those meals. “Pesach tablescapes which used to be a more traditional look, are now expanding into pops of color. The inventive table décor tries to make the Seders extra special. White is the purest color and often used for Shabbat and Pesach. Now, women are using their imagination and are really setting up fun inventive
tables.”

Metallics are the biggest trend in what people are purchasing. They are mixing metallics with bold colors or other metallics as well. “It used to be you either pick Gold or Silver but now women are mixing it up. They are even using Gunmetal tablecloths with Silver plates and Chrome flatware,” Rychik added. These trends transcends into the trends of hostesses preparing Easter dinners, bridal showers and proms.

Since time is if the essence, when is the very latest someone can purchase should consider ordering pillow, matzoh and afikomen sets? “It is a very busy time of the year. There are always last minute requests. Many also order seat covers, pillows and placemats, so orders can be large and interesting, as people use multiple patterns and colors. I do my best to accommodate everyones needs,” Rychik said. Most orders can be completed and delivered Anywhere from five-seven business days. Most tablecloths are custom so they are not even cut or sewn yet. They are made to order. Rychik predicted that turquoise with gold is exciting and a color combination that will be popular during Shavuot and continue during the summer months.


I found another leather trend that was perfect for Passover traveling, vegan leather pocketbooks and clutches. My interview with actress Stacy Kessler introduced me to this trend. This American Jewish designer studied at Tel Aviv University.

Stacy Kessler’s fashion brand emerged out of her lifelong passion for art, fashion, and dance. An accomplished actress, who recently appeared in television movies on both the Oxygen and Lifetime networks, started a The Gogo Clutch Collection of vegan leather accessories as a desire to provide a sustainable, affordable product while offering style to her consumers is her main goal. Many recognize her for her stint on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, as she created her bags for women like her, always on the go with a red for a bag designed to be worn day to night.

Since I never heard if vegan leather, I asked what makes vegan leather different than leather we consider ordinary? She told me that the Stacy Kessler Accessories Gogo clutch collection is made from the highest quality vegan leather; commercial grade, graffiti free fabric that can travel anywhere in the world and still look like new. The handbags look and feel like leather but does not act like leather, as there is no wear and tear or aging of the product. It’s a lifetime investment for under $200. The cost is minimal compared to any quality leather, there is no upkeep and it last longer.

Some of the products the company will be introducing for spring summer collection 2018 featured similar trends like the leather home decor collections, crackled silver and gold, fun glittery fabrics as well as a pop of blue and pink! These products can be ordered online through Stacy Kessler and shipped before vacation packing is completed.

Leather, in whatever form it is, stars in goods that are a lot more than jackets, shoes and belts. No hiding this hide.