The ultimate in BYOB, Smuggle Your Booze is a line of hot new products for party, novelty and gift retailers. These flasks, cleverly disguised as a tube of sunscreen, tampons, and a soft bag, enable people to bring alcoholic beverages to various events.
February 2014 issue
Hua Fu International Trading Corporation, launched in 1997 in New York City, wholesales women’s handbags, scarves, sunglasses and wallets. “Nothing is more important to our business than a satisfied customer, so all our bags and accessories are made of the highest quality materials and workmanship,” says Erxi Chen, owner.
Colorful Fire is an easy to use, safe and affordable way to enhance a fire with a brilliant display of colored flames. The packets produce intense colors with no smoke, odor or noxious fumes, and can be used for any indoor or outdoor fire.
From the simple to the ornate, your customers will be sure to make a statement with today’s popular jewelry accessories. Whether they want to dress their looks up or down, be sure to offer a range of styles for can’t miss selling opportunities.
Smart apparel retailers often carry a mix of traditional and trendy styles. Fashion forecasts for Spring 2014 include a continuing love affair with a few of last year’s favorites, such as animal prints and classic black and white combos.
The ASD Las Vegas trade show, now in its 53rd year, will be held March 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 2,800 exhibitors and 45,000 attendees are expected to attend.
High quality fashion jewelry is always in style, and retailers who work with creative suppliers will see swift sales throughout the year. Gold plated and two- and three-tone rings and pendants, frosted with semi-precious stones, are among today’s most chic looks.
The Zoo & Aquarium Buyer’s Group (ZAG) was started in the late 1980s by a group of buyers who met annually at the Smoky Mountain Gift Show in Gatlinburg, TN. Participation has now grown to over 350 members, with Donna Steakley as board president.
Pantone’s Color of the Year has sparked growing interest and promotion over the last few years. Initially embraced by the design community, the campaign is now reaching a wider audience, with many industries taking an active interest in which hue receives the esteemed title.
Fashion accessories offer numerous opportunities for sales in almost any retail setting. Today’s best sellers include cell phone covers, jewelry, hats and handbags, and are great impulse buys with good profit margins.