Seattle Gift Show Celebrates 80th Year

Seattle Gift

Now 80 years strong, Urban Expositions celebrates the proud traditions of the Seattle Gift Show, to be held August 18-21, 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

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Womenswear in Nevada: Hot Deals


If you’re in the ladies apparel retail game, then hot times in the summer need to include a sourcing trip to the big city!

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Great Deals, Great Fun: JF&A Cash and Carry


The Summer JF&A Show adds up to a great time with great sales.

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Trend Spotting for 2017

chilling towels

With 2017 in full swing, we already have a feel for what new consumer trends are emerging, which ones are enduring from last year, and what has fizzled out.

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Bella Joias: Jewelry for Mother’s Day and Beyond

Bella Joias

Mother’s Day is here! American consumers are expected to spend over four billion dollars on jewelry for mom, averaging about $96 per shopper. A total of almost 85 percent of consumers nationwide plan to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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Fashion Accessories Spotlight


Judson & Company is based in Decatur, Alabama and was founded in 1989. Judson has always been a family owned and operated business that provides personalized service and quality products.

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Insider Secret: OFFPRICE


Does your store carry apparel? If so, then you may want to sit up and take notice of the off-price sector in retail.

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OFFPRICE Glitters in Las Vegas

Offprice Show

For apparel retailers looking to stock up on terrific bargains, the upcoming OFFPRICE Show rolls into Las Vegas from February 19th-22th, 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

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Small Business Saturday Success

little boxes

As a retailer who has just lived through the ups and downs of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and all of the holiday shopping season, at Independent Retailer, we’re guessing you’d like to hear a little bit about what other retailers are doing – successfully!

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California Dreamin’ with the Kentia Collection

California Marketplace

Ask yourself: wouldn’t you love to head to Los Angeles in February? For retailers both near and far from southern California, in addition to the fantastic weather, LA has the added draw of the upcoming Urban Expositions show, the Winter 2017 California Marketplace Temporaries.

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