Vendor Highlights for Spring/Summer 2015

About Face Designs

Established in 1998 About Face Designs™ has come to be known as an industry leader in sentiment gifts. For many years the About Face Designs product line consisted of traditional gift items including mugs, plaques, figurines, banks, photo frames, etc.  Over the past several years we have seen a shift in the marketplace to more women’s boutiques, accessory stores as well as traditional gift stores carrying apparel and “lifestyle” gift items.

Recognizing this shift, About Face Designs added significantly to our product offering in 2014 introducing the “softer side” of our company.  New product categories in included, pillows, tote bags, cosmetic bags, zip I.D. pouches, women’s’ socks and T-Shirts, baby onesies and baby socks.  These new categories generated a huge amount of excitement and business for the company and underscored our direction to diversify our product offering.

In January 2015 we will continue this approach by adding significant line extensions to the aforementioned product categories as well as introducing many new formats including headbands, hair ties, wrist key rings, neoprene drink koozies and lunch bags, baby pant/shirt outfits, and much more!  This is certainly not to say we are “abandoning” the traditional gift categories, but expanding our product offering to appeal to virtually any specialty gift retailer in the market place today.

 

All For Color

This Spring ‘15 we’ve expanded the assortment into our customer’s closet!   This exciting expansion into apparel will make it easy to shake off those winter blahs. We promise to enhance every wardrobe with colorful statement prints at affordable price points.  From tunics to dresses, pants, and more we are offering comfortable styles with loads of versatility.   Wear any of our styles from day to night or for any occasion.

Our Spring ‘15 color pallet is driven by cool and confident blue tones featuring an array of classic navy, bright cobalt, and seaside turquoise.  We are also enhancing the season with fun loving bold flamingo pinks.   Pair the colors together or wear them alone, this season’s color pallet is fun, friendly, and fabulous.

 

Boulevard

Boulevard, premium fragranced candles and accessories, is excited to introduce our expanded line of home décor items. We have also partnered with Designer Vern Yip, to bring to market unique decorative lifestyle accessories. The collections include; lanterns, vases, mirrors, frames, candle holders and more. Each piece is designed so they can be layered into a range of styles, complementing traditional, transitional and contemporary décor trends. Boulevard is USA designed and the candles are manufactured in America.  Boulevard is distributed exclusively to the gift and specialty channel. With quality products and integrated expertise, we strive to be a leader in the candle and décor industry. Beautiful products you can truly feel good about using and giving.

C.R. Gibson

Our 2015 release celebrates Good Times, Great Friends and Grand Memories with 441 new and exciting products and 499 returning best sellers. Our 2015 gift release is fresh, new and always on trend with: pastels, self-expression, woodland, gilded, pet lovers, oversized geos, humor, indigo blue, casual coastal, chalkboard, mixed stripes, and vintage looks.

Jane Marie

Jane Marie is about creating personal connections through its unique, heartfelt charms and necklaces and its vintage chic collections of bracelets.  Let your personality shine through our collection of chic tassel charms, necklaces and more.  Tassels and coordinating bracelets in ice blue and rose hues are right on trend for Spring 2015.  Customizable necklaces and bracelets allow you to express yourself and create a look that is all your own.  Each piece is designed in the U.S. to make it a one of a kind gift for yourself or another, one that is sure to charm.

Mud Pie

Mud Pie Living.  No one delivers value and style like Mud Pie, and Spring 2015 is no exception.  Top trends, like textures and neutrals, dominate, but count on pops of color from this industry veteran, known for whimsy, wit and award-winning gifts.  This season, Mud Pie introduces a new Signature dinnerware and tabletop collection which is chock full of chic, registry-worthy gifts.  Georgia-based Mud Pie turns on the southern charm with sassy sayings and southern states on towels, totes, drink ware and frames.  With more décor and gifts than ever, there is something for every lifestyle –Lake House, Farm to Table, Vineyard, Coastal or Rustic Chic.

Mud Pie Kids – With over 3,400 items offered, outfitting the kids (and their rooms) is simple this season. A sprinkle of glitter, a pop of neon, rough and tumble textures, and a ton of inspiration produced what may be Mud Pie’s best Kids collection ever!   New this season are super soft swaddles and sleep sacks in fun patterns and colors.  Check out new introductions of collectibles, keepsakes and plush.   As always, Mud Pie has the look for every adventurer, from sport fisherman to Palm Beach princess.  Nursery decor is easy and right on trend with 16 new initial assortments, wall décor, banks, and feeding sets.  Searching for gifts that give back?  Mud Pie’s irresistible baby socks and soft headbands help babies start life on the right foot.  Mud Pie is proud to support the March of Dimes with a dime donation for each soft headband and pair of socks sold.  Complimentary fixtures and colorful collateral are available.

Mud Pie Fashion redefines the dress code for Spring and Summer 2015 with an adorable assortment of fresh fashion and accessories.   Building on the success of their popular resort wear, Mud Pie cover-ups are styled to go from beach to bar with chic details and trims.  Dresses and tunics in preppy prints are perfect for garden parties, graduation or date night.  And as shorts and easy-to-wear pants continue their ascent, Mud Pie delivers adorable styles at amazingly affordable prices.  Dresses, totes, tunics, accessories, Mud Pie has it all, and nearly every item retails for under $100.

Oilily

Defy convention this spring summer, and let your creative imagination and style run wild as you give your look a new and fresh perspective with something a little Oilily-esque on the side. Strong colors, vibrant prints, and feminine designs combine to create an exotic melting pot of pieces that are set to raise the style barometer, turn many a head, and keep things interesting all season long.

Santa Barbara Design Studio

Hello 2015.  With a new year we are focused on new artists and fresh twists, as well as new additions to perennial favorites. The vintage/retro trend continues to grow and we’re delighted to introduce a new collection from Lolita called Say It With Sass — laugh-out-loud sentiments with attitude, designed with retro flair. Another all-new line is Gratitude Cocktail which is best summed up by the tagline “Spirituality with a smile.” With 90% of Americans believing in a higher power and/or specific religion, this new collection of glassware and gifts combining faith and humor in a completely revolutionary way. The craft brew trend is still shooting upwards and wine isn’t going anywhere, so we’re expanding our popular Barstool Philosopher brand with a new collection called Retro Pets featuring the most beloved breeds of pooches. And look for these other hot design trends throughout our collections and you’ll find that we’ve got something for everyone:  Real gold (!) on Curly Girl Design wine glasses;  “sugar skulls” in a new Halloween collection by Lolita;  new colors and designs in JKC Studio popular canvas totes;  and hilarious new sayings for That’s All mugs. Cheers to a brand new year!

Sloane Ranger

Inspired by the streets of Sloane Square, Sloane Ranger designs signify MODERN prep through motifs and fabrics that are rooted in timeless classics.   The collection includes a vast assortment of high quality travel and fashion bags, everyday accessories, and more. Join the society.  Never flashy, always confident.

Studio M By Magnet Works

Studio M by Magnet Works has tons of exciting new additions for spring 2015! From miniature garden items and garden flags to Art Poles and Art Pots, there is something new in every category.

January marks the launch of a brand new collection by St. Louis artist Lynn Morris. The line’s name, Frolic, couldn’t be more fitting for this playful collection. From hand-painted ceramic yard stakes to all-weather birdhouses, every piece is bursting with pattern and color!

Our wildly popular miniature garden line, Gypsy Garden, took the industry by storm when it debuted in Spring 2013. It continues to grow each season and has more than tripled in size. You’ll find over 40 exciting new minis for spring 2015, including a quaint cottage, spiral staircase, charming fox, and more.

Studio M has over 50 new design collections, a brand new Pet Personalities program, three new monogram designs, and more for spring and summer. Design collections include high-quality BreezeArt decorative flags, MailWraps magnetic mailbox covers, MatMates interchangeable mats, and unique Yard Designs magnetic yard art.

We’re also introducing more than 20 new Art Poles from five different artists! An Art Pole is an impactful way to add beautiful artwork to any landscape. With state-of-the-art design and exceptional quality, Art Poles can be enjoyed for many years.

We are thrilled to introduce a brand new category! Art Pots are a unique and artful way to bring color and pattern into your home or garden. We teamed up with thirteen talented artists to bring you Art Pots in over 60 designs!

DrinkBlots are some of the most absorbent paper coasters you’ll ever use! Each pack contains 18 Art Coasters designed by one artist and themes range from Pick Up Lines and Girlfriend Gab to Boho Birds and Craft Beer. Every coaster in every package features an entirely different design. With more than 100 sets of 18 unique coasters, there really is something for everyone. Don’t miss our new designs for spring 2015!

Woodstock Chimes

Woodstock Chimes® are the original, musically tuned, high quality wind chimes. Created by GRAMMY® award-winning musician Garry Kvistad, they are tuned to beautiful melodies and scales from around the world.  We are also the source for the award-winning Woodstock Music Collection®, fun and colorful instruments for children of all ages and the popular Woodstock Rainbow Makers™, stunning crystal sun catchers that do for light what our chimes do for sound. Woodstock Chimes’ products have been the choice of discerning customers for over 35 years.  Over 40 new product introductions in January build upon our best-selling trends over the past several seasons.  Beautiful new tunings, deep-toned chimes, plenty of color and many more Rainbow Maker sun catchers and jewelry with genuine Swarovski(R) elements are all available at the winter markets.  Our customer care staff and professional territory managers will help you develop the order that’s best for your selling environment.

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