After fifteen years of "basic training" in the sales and marketing of Giftware, Tabletop and Home Furnishings, Richard Cohen knew he could, on his own, bring the best of these products to the country's finest retailers.
Twenty-six years later, Richard Cohen, Inc. represents some of the industry's finest and well established brands as well as many exciting and innovative new companies. The customer base includes Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue and 1000 of the finest stores in the Northeast. Additionally, catering to decorators and designers serving distinguished clientele as well as corporate gift buyers from small to Fortune 500 companies.
Richard is hardly alone in running this family business. His wife, Paula, has served the New York City market well for the last twelve years, long enough and well enough to earn a friendly "hello smile" from the buyers of virtually every Department Store in the City.
Jonathan, their son, has spent a similar twelve years supervising their nine Sales Associates and traveling the Northeast territory. The combination of big city and suburban coverage provides a vast source of information on current and changing consumer trends which we share with our vendor partners.
It is not surprising that Richard's vision has become a reality. Raised by an interior decorator Mother, and surrounded by Architectural Digest, Interior Design and House and Garden, home furnishings have always been in his blood.