Bond & Bowery West Coast Expansion Kicks Into High Gear

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Dedicated to bringing the antiques and fine arts industries into the digital age, Bond & Bowery (http://www.bondandbowery.com) posts a record first quarter in 2009, fueled by its expansion on the West Coast.

Bond & Bowery has been a terrific way to expand our business--offering an easy-to-use and cost-effective route to an international base of qualified buyers

Dedicated to bringing the antiques and fine arts industries into the digital age, Bond & Bowery (http://www.bondandbowery.com) posts a record first quarter in 2009, fueled by its expansion on the West Coast. Integrating the latest technology with decades of best practices, Bond & Bowery is a one-stop online destination for antiques, fine arts and accessories and an unprecedented resource for dealers and buyers alike. Bond & Bowery offers pieces from a full range of periods, styles and creators.

During the first quarter of 2009, Bond & Bowery has greatly expanded its number of West Coast dealers and galleries continuing its rapid growth nationwide. Visitor traffic has surged as well, increasing significantly at a rate of 25% per month. Drawing new dealers from Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle, Bond & Bowery has truly established itself as a national brand.

"The response we've enjoyed to date speaks to an unfulfilled demand for a comprehensive and easy-to-use marketplace for the best furnishings, fine art and dïr at affordable price points" said Bond & Bowery co-founder Ben Spaisman. "Whether it's a consumer seeking an iconic mid-century modern chair or a dealer with a selection of 18th century rare Asian prints, there remain untapped opportunities for connecting buyers and sellers, particularly during the current economic downturn. We look forward to servicing an even greater segment of this market's needs in the coming year, by continuing to recruit dealers and galleries across the country and world-wide".

With the economy in the doldrums, dealers have increasingly begun to shift their emphasis to on line stores. By establishing a storefront on a branded portal, such as the Bond & Bowery website, dealers are discovering that they can broaden their reach and increase sales. A growing trend also shows dealers moving out of their expensive brick and mortar locations and posting their complete inventory on line, at a fraction of the cost. In joining the Bond & Bowery website, dealers find that they can improve business by either supplementing a traditional physical location or moving entirely to a web based storefront.

"Bond & Bowery has been a terrific way to expand our business--offering an easy-to-use and cost-effective route to an international base of qualified buyers," said Richard McLean of PCH Modern of Los Angeles, CA. "As the economy presents challenges to the fine art and antiques business, Bond & Bowery helps dealers maximize sales opportunities by expanding their reach in the marketplace."

Already employing state-of-the-art features for posting, navigating and purchasing items, Bond & Bowery is preparing to unveil several new site enhancements in the coming months.

About Bond & Bowery

Launched in August 2007, Bond & Bowery provides the antiques and fine art businesses with a one-stop online destination for the best pieces and art works from all periods and styles. Bond & Bowery is the brainchild of antique dealers George Evans and Elliot Spaisman and seasoned marketer and business executive Ben Spaisman, with backing from a group of industry professionals.

To learn more, please contact Ben Spaisman at 301.469.2700.

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