The Merchandise Center: From Housewares to Hardware

Merchandise Center

The Merchandise Center, also known as TMC, is a group of “ninety of the top wholesale players,” says TMC owner Mark Passis. [Read more]

The Big Kahuna: Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Big Kahuna

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, from Urban Expositions, is gearing up for their annual event this December 4 – 7th at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Known as “The Big Kahuna,” this show is a must-attend event for retailers in the coastal souvenir and resort business to meet business owners and plan for the spring and summer resort seasons. [Read more]

Trends for All at Parker Trade Shows

Parker trade show

Parker Trade Shows is preparing the final touches for what is slated to be their biggest show yet. [Read more]

USA Michigan Wholesale

USA Michigan Wholesale

As the name implies, USA Michigan Wholesale is an apparel and general merchandise supplier based out of Wisconsin, Michigan. [Read more]

Hot Deals Sizzle at OFFPRICE 2016

woman picking out clothing

Fashion buyers from around the world will flock to Las Vegas for the upcoming OFFPRICE show, produced by Tarsus Group, to stock up on apparel and accessories for the Fall and Winter seasons. [Read more]

IGES Vendor Spotlight

Worldwide Sportswear

More than exclusively a gift show, IGES® is a valuable resource for apparel retailers nationwide. The following are some top apparel and accessory suppliers to watch out for this season: [Read more]

AR New York: Handbags for Any Occasion

fashionable handbag

“Our friendly staff and fashion forward bags,” are what set AR New York Handbags apart from the crowd, according to Pheng Taing, manager. “Instead of bringing mostly discounted and last season products, you can find the newest handbags. [Read more]

Nothing Cozier Than Fall 2014 Fashion

Nothing Cozier Than Fall 2014 Fashion

Expect to be warm this winter. The bigger the shape and the bigger the knit, the more on trend and more comfortable fashion is looking for fall 2014. Polar vortex or not, the season’s trends are full of easy-to-wear pieces that produce a warm and cozy look into the coming months. [Read more]

The Incredible Sunvisor: Almost 7 Million Sold

The Incredible Sunvisor

Bruce Palmer can remember the exact moment when he knew he had a winning product with his unique sunvisors. “It was 1997, and I had just introduced my sunvisors at a street fair,” Palmer remembers. “The thing that grabbed me was when I looked up and had women five-deep in front of my tent, actually elbowing each other to get to the last few that were left. I had a regular job at the time, but I quit it and jumped into sunvisors with both feet.” [Read more]

Fall Jewelry & Fashion Trends

Fall Jewelry & Fashion Trends

As we look forward to the Fall/ Winter shopping season, independent retailers are getting ready to update their inventories with the latest trends in jewelry and fashion accessories. Many retailers are wondering what the new hot trends will be, and it is impossible to choose just one single trend in jewelry and accessories. [Read more]