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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 18th, 2014
Artisan Resource Continues Growth for Summer Market

Increased global representation and an expanded exhibit floor will be among highlights of the summer 2014 edition of Artisan Resource®, a first ... Continue Reading »

April 17th, 2014
Vera Bradley Announces Two Key Hires — VP, Merchandising and VP, Global Production

Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRA) (“Vera Bradley” or the “Company”) today announced two key additions to its management ... Continue Reading »

April 17th, 2014
AmericasMart Atlanta Hosts Top Buying Event of Summer 2014

A buying experience of unmatched selection, ease and efficiency makes AmericasMart® Atlanta the marketplace of choice when the Atlanta ... Continue Reading »

April 17th, 2014
Registration and Housing Open for Summer Las Vegas Market

Registration for the upcoming Summer Las Vegas Market, running Sunday, July 27, through Thursday, July 31, 2014, is now open at ... Continue Reading »

April 16th, 2014
From Frank Is Named a Finalist in the 26th Annual LOUIE Awards

From Frank has been named a finalist by the Greeting Card Association (GCA) in the prestigious 26th Annual International Greeting Card Awards ... Continue Reading »

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 »

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Now Pumping: Cash!

Frill, the new and exciting gift shop in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, traces its roots back to an old Texaco ... Continue Reading »

Best Sellers in Orlando, Florida

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Eco-Choice Awards for Fall 2013

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Malls, the Hot Spots

Gift shops come in all sizes – and locations! The decision to locate your business depends on a lot of factors ... Continue Reading »

Home Sweet Home

TSUrbanStyleMidwest2-copyNo more tcotchkes. Clear the clutter. Here are trends that are coming home to roost in the home decor category. ... Continue Reading »


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