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Fab Finds for Fall 2013

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Our picks for the fab finds of fall 2013.

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Country Chic

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Red hot products in the country chic category.

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Best Sellers in Brooklyn, New York

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Over the past few years, New York City’s largest borough, both in terms of size and population has increased in popularity as a place to not only live, but visit.

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Jewelry Rocks

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Jewelry is the quintessential component of “hot” couture. Here are some fun product trends in the category that dazzled and shined at the summer markets.

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Community Matters!

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Your point of differentiation from big boxes stores applies to more than just your product mix. It extends to the larger community as well. Here are five actionable marketing ideas for outreach that are well worth the effort.

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Bath and Body Perks

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Looking for a product category that’s sure to make a splash? Look no further than bath and body care. This strong performer, retailers say, always cleans up well.

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The Tote-al Package

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Bag more sales by carrying totes, a product category that’s only expanding.

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Eco-Choice Awards for Fall 2013

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Industry’s cutting-edge green products recognized as Eco Choice winners at summer edition of NY Now.

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Trending Up Fall 2013

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Our picks for what’s trending for fall 2013.

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Show Time!

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A tradeshow takes up a lot of your time and money. Here are some tips to make the most of your investment.

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Geek Chic Showcase

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We love these geek chic items!

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Stocking Stuffer Showcase

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The best stocking stuffers we’ve found for fall 2013.

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The Great Outdoors

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Your customers are taking it outside. The “nesting” trend means more time spent in gardens and the outdoors. More effort and products invested in creating the perfect haven. So, dig right in!

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Old is Gold

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It isn’t that The Old Country Store in Moultonborough, NH, has been around almost since the dawn of American independence. What’s amazing about this gift shop is that it has consistently been a profitable operation. Find out how.

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The Price is Right

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Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But what to do with unsold product after all the merriment dies down? Here are some ideas to make merchandise move.

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April 15th, 2014
A Groovy New Boutique in the East Village

San Diego, CA – If you didn’t know better, when you walked into G St Gypsy boutique, you might think you were in a store in the ... Continue Reading »

April 15th, 2014
Easter Season Keeps Ashworth Chocolates Busy

South Tampa, FL – Easter is the second busiest holiday of the year — second only to Christmas — for those who practice the dark and ... Continue Reading »

April 15th, 2014
Take Two Boutique in Senath

Senath, MO – Saturday was the second anniversary of the opening of the little, “Take Two Boutique,” in Senath. What started out ... Continue Reading »

April 15th, 2014
Bravura Fashions Itself As a Go-to Place For Gifts

Barrington, IL – Operating a small business out of a 150-year-old house on South Cook Street for more than a decade, the owners of the ... Continue Reading »

April 15th, 2014
The Nation’s Largest Souvenir & Resort Gift Show Delivers Big Names & Big Business Opportunities September 17-20, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center with a new date pattern, expanded ... Continue Reading »

April 15th, 2014
Make a Splash: Fort Lauderdale Gift Show Returns August 23-26, 2014 With New Product Resources, Expanded Educational Opportunities

Returning August 23-26, 2014 for its seventh edition at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, the Fort Lauderdale Gift ... Continue Reading »

April 15th, 2014
1st Ever “Reps Pop Up” Event

A collaborative wholesale event hosted by five independent local Chicagoland area representatives to be held at the Comfort Inn 1555 East Fabyan ... Continue Reading »

April 14th, 2014
Shop Local Initiatives in Mercer Highlight Importance of Independent Businesses

Over the last decade, the concept of shopping close to home has become increasingly popular. But it’s a bit like exercise. You know it’s good ... Continue Reading »

April 14th, 2014
Evanston Gift Boutique Isn’t Gone, It’s Just Two Blocks East

Evanston, IL – Patty O’Neill has been selling gifts in her Evanston gift boutique, Perennials, since she bought the store in 2003. But on ... Continue Reading »

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Color it SOLD

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