OneCoast Trend Report for Spring-Summer 2018

OneCoast has some BIG things planned for 2018! We have added our newest vendor partner, Grace Brands, and new products from our current vendors. Our Spring and Summer 2018 Trend Report is ready. Let’s see what’s what you have to look forward to for 2018!

Established in 1998, About Face Designs™ has come to be known as an industry leader in sentiment gifts lifestyle products.  In 2015 we initiated a creative strategy that would transition the company and our line to a more functional, fashion oriented and trendy product offering over a three-year period.  At the same time, we committed to maintaining our core mission statement of offering quality, value and outstanding customer service.  Over the past 2 years, and in line with our new creative strategy, there has been a significant shift from smaller décor items to functional product and fashion accessories including barware, baby items, pet product, women’s accessories, men’s gifts and much more. Constantly evolving and changing with market trends the company introduces hundreds of fresh, new designs annually.

More excitement is in store for 2018 as we expand our successful product lines with many new categories including lanyards, new pet accessories, baby changing pads and pacifier clips, leather wrapped flasks, insulated coolers, headphone covers and much more!  And last, but certainly not least, About Face Designs is thrilled to announce the expansion of our brand new, and recently introduced Bobbi Chicago™ collection of vegan leather handbags.  The collection was met with “rave reviews” upon the release in September, and the new introductions within the collection are sure to be a great follow up, creating even more excitement and sales at the retail level!


Coastal Threads & Coastal Kids
We couldn’t be more excited about the launch of our Coastal Threads and Coastal Kids!  We have poured over every single detail from fit to fabric to prints and patterns!  Our customer is always top of mind and our goal is to deliver a fantastic apparel and accessory brand that suits the lifestyle of Men, Women and Children from young to old!  Whether our customers are hard working Moms and Dads; or retired and traveling the globe, we have the perfect wardrobe options.  We take the utmost pride in sourcing soft, breathable fabrics, picking the most flattering silhouettes and adding great prints and patterns!   Customers will fit right in at the beach or the lake in our coastal casual attire that can also be dressed up for the office or dinner on the town!  Kids will love the novel touches, discovering our moveable appliques and the sea life trims!   The following characteristics were anchors for building the most coastally charming lines in the market:

  • Trend Right Fashion– classic colors with novel prints and motifs unique to Beachcombers
  • Quality– substantial yet soft, supple fabrics with solid technical engineering including UPF 50+ on rash guard tops & many of our kids swimsuits.
  • Chic Comfort– generous fit, in line with established U.S. brands.  Breathable fabrics with touches of spandex and stretch fibers to comfortably accommodate sizes S/M/L/XL.
  • Easy Care– all apparel items are machine washable.  Beachcombers is a No Dry Clean Zone!
  • Coordination and Collection Building– for easy merchandising and multiple item selling across all collections using one color pallet and a select few motifs.  Plenty of “Mini Me” opportunities for Mom-Daughter or Father-Son matching pieces!
  • Lifestyle Complete– head to toe dressing complete with jewelry and accessories including swim cover- ups, athleisure attire and insulated neoprene bags!
  • Travel Friendly– casual, comfortable garments that easily transition from day to night with the right accessories!  Also featuring “Convertible Garments”such as dresses and caftans that double as swim cover-ups.  Our sarongs can be worn as adorable halter dresses or simply double as a fabulous scarves!
  • Amazing Accessories- the perfect collection of “Outfit Completers” including jewelry, scarves, zip top pouches, handbags and totes!  Our jewelry oozes coastal charm ranging from competitively priced pendant necklaces to incredibly unique artisan statement pieces.  Our bag collection features whimsical touches from our novel zip top pouches to our structured bags in heavy canvas, substantial rope handles, lining and interior pockets.  Each bag is complete with a zipper or magnetic snap closure!

Beachcombers Coastal Threads and Kids are proof that you can look great and feel great all at the same time!  We hope you love our apparel and accessories as much as we loved creating them!

Hard Goods
We are so fortunate at Beachcombers Coastal Life to have the beauty of nature as our inspiration!  From sparkling, sandy beaches to serene lakes and streams across the country, our product is the result of our undying desire to provide our customers with a way to bring their “happy place home”!  So many fond memories throughout our lives are made by the water’s edge with family and friends!  Not to mention, the inner peace and solitude found in the incredible beauty of rolling waves or a lakeside stroll!  As we built our 2018 collections for Home Décor, Gifting and Souvenir & Novelty these elements were top of mind.

Here at BCL, we love our customers and we are always thinking of new ways to enhance the customer experience! This year we have taken a slightly different approach to our assortment.  We are now offering complete collections in effort to make merchandising a breeze; and, to drive multiple item selling.  As the leader in all things coastal, we want to deliver the complete coastal lifestyle, not just a few categories!   You will notice our new catalog is built in collections.  Once customers find a pattern or color story they love, they can coordinate their items for every room in the house!

While we remain the same Beachcombers so many have come to know and love over the past 72 years offering a novel assortment of souvenirs; we are thrilled to continue evolving our line with the addition of new product types!  To name just a few, kitchen & entertaining accessories from tea towels and aprons to cocktail plates and serving trays!   We have also enhanced our textile assortment with new pillows and lovely yarn dye throws to complete any beach or lake house retreat!  Have we mentioned Gifting??  We have an incredible assortment of core gift collections that capture an array of trends and themes from nostalgic prints, humor and sentiment, bright happy colors to soft elegant hues!  Last but most certainly not least, we are introducing a terrific line of home accents for kids!  Little ones are going to love our surfboard table and turtle accessories!

We had an amazing time sourcing some of the world’s most beautiful components from hand dyed artisan fabrics in India to impeccably carved accent pieces in Bali.  Some of our favorite materials for this year’s home décor line are wood, Capiz shell, frosted glass and an assortment of natural fibers from Abaca to Raffia and Ratan!  We offer an array of finishes and embellishments, our wood products range from soft blonde colors with white wash technique to a more rustic approach with Mango and Acacia wood.  Our glass is beautifully etched and frosted for a unique touch.  Our Capiz collections are composed of incredible conversation pieces made by skilled artist across the globe constructing each tiny piece into incredible coastal patterns!  We are so excited about our 2018 line and cannot wait to share it with each of you!

 

 


New! Soar

Enlivening currents abound from an uplifting overture of sparkling grapefruit, sugared orange, sweetened lemon and tangy lime. Refreshing and gratifying at its core, Soar continues to climb with accords of jammy raspberry and tropical hibiscus. A finale of rich amber and earthy musk sweep the senses away to exotic new heights. Available in small jar candle, large jar candle, votive candle, reed diffuser, scented sachet, scented wax bar, and home fragrance oil.

Sweet Grace Collection

Bridgewater Candle Company’s well-received Sweet Grace Collection is growing sweeter each season, and this one is no exception. In addition to two new candle styles, the collection is also adding a third personal care option in the form of Liquid Hand Soap. Paying tribute to its best-selling fragrance, the Sweet Grace Collection blends the warm comforts of a proven fragrance with décor-focused vessels for a winning combination. Each of the candle designs in the collection are also a part of the company’s Light a Candle • Feed a Child™ program. Each candle sold provides three meals to an orphaned child overseas. The holistic aesthetic of this purposeful collection focuses on soft hues and metallic tones as well as textural detailing and geometric patterning. The candles range in size from a votive style to multi-wick designs.

Holiday Collection

Bridgewater Candle Company goes merry and bright with a festively designed Holiday Collection. Shimmering antique mercury glass with a hobnail texture makes a stunning vessel to house the perfect holiday trio of Christmas Bliss, Cup of Cheer, and Tree Trek. This collection pops with cheer-worthy appeal. Each fragrance is set apart with custom patterns specific to their fragrance. Available in holiday jar candle, room spray, sachet, home fragrance oil, boxed votive, and wax bar.

 


Romantic:  Feminine and floral, this trend combines old-fashioned imagery and colors with new and unexpected elements.  A bit unconventional, a tad old-fashioned.  Painterly feminine florals and watercolor backgrounds are the focus, while birds nesting in the branches, ornate butterflies, and beautiful insects play a supporting role.  Delicate shades of pink and peach combine with some of the most vivid hues to create this romantic look.

Stripes:  Classic stripes and gingham with simple designs and natural hues.  This trend combines cool blues with warm wood hues for a simply elegant look.  Ink art, mosaic, and easy-going messaging also define this trend.

Brights: Bright and bold colors and patterns clash brilliantly to create a vibrant rhythm.  Calypso colors tango with tropical patterns in a dance as steamy as the rainforest itself.  With a nod to the pulse of the jungle, sultry splashes of neon characterize visuals of lush foliage, while vivid birds, festive fruit, and flashy florals swing and sway to this tropical beat.

Tween:  Take a detour from reality through the carefree whimsy of pop culture.  For miles of smiles, mythical creatures, magical rainbows, and the cutest kitties frolic among glittery lips, fast-food treats, happy hearts and upbeat emojis.  Sure to be your go-to trend for 2018.

Odyssey:  Luxurious and contemporary with dramatic structure and modern styling.  Modern hues of neutral grays, deep navy, and dusty pink fuse with shimmering copper, gold and metallics, producing a dramatic, sophisticated style.  Classic architectural lines intersect rock forms and celestial bodies, giving them dramatic structure.

Organic:  Irresistible handmade elements permeate this trend filled with painted florals, birds, and geometric patterns, giving it an enticing one-of-a-kind character.  The look is accented with gorgeous handcrafted embroidery, beading, weaving, and macramé, while vibrant colors and textures come together to create a look that showcases the irresistible appeal of handcrafting.

New Baby Gifts:  Our new Christening Keepsakes collection features sentimental and sweet gifts to commemorate baby’s special day.  New high-end silver gifts also round out our new 2018 offering.

 

 


 

Experience two new fragrance introductions for Spring 2018. Secret worlds filled with mythical creatures prompt one creation, while inspirational women spark the formulation of another. As fantastical kingdoms tempt the inner siren and women take ownership of their dreams and ambitions, Willowbrook offers mystical journeys and noble aspirations with Mermaid Kisses and She Believed. Willowbrook is dedicated to ensuring our superior sachets are manufactured right here in the USA. Our unique and inviting fragrances are formulated in-house by our own fragrance experts to ensure the highest quality and value.

New! Mermaid Kisses

Pulsing with the tumultuous tide, Mermaid Kisses offers a splash of crisp sea air infused with wild jasmine. An immersion of sweetened sandalwood and rich amber culminates as lovely sea nymphs frolic in the ocean’s wide expanse.

New! She Believed

Liberating and unapologetically bold, She Believed combines sprightly peony, tropical passion fruit, resinous pine, and fragrant orchid to produce a scent that exemplifies empowerment. Each accord builds upon the other to create a formulation that is unwavering in strength and dignity.

 


New! Peony Bloom

Greenleaf adds a touch of romance to its repertoire this spring with the fresh and timeless bouquets of Peony Bloom. Picturesque gardens stir the quixotic romantic meter and charm the senses with a modern mix of green grasses and beautiful blooms. Exhilaratingly romantic, Peony Bloom bursts to life with a flourishing of bergamot, grass leaves and rhubarb. A floral fancy of red rose, tulip, and hyacinth surrender to a woody oak foundation. The unison of notes results in a total immersion of exquisite blossoms and luxuriant blooms.

Signature Fragrance in a Snap

The diffuser works in tandem with Greenleaf’s Fan Diffuser Fragrance Pods. After inserting the fragrance pod at the base of the diffuser, a simple press of a button will deliver immediate fragrance into the atmosphere. Once the button is pushed, it takes two to three minutes to fill a 200 square feet room. The fan will continue to release fragrance for 20 minutes. The diffuser will automatically stop operating at the end of the 20 minute cycle. For more fragrance, simply press the button again. One fragrance pod will last up to 25 hours.

Wardrobe Collection

Greenleaf’s Wardrobe Collection embodies a delicate, feminine aesthetic without forgoing product functionality. The collection partners six of Greenleaf’s best-selling signature fragrances with four giftable formats. The offerings include the: Signature Bar Soap, Heirloom Candle, Linen Spray, and Flower Diffuser. The lovely packaging aligns with the quality fragrances housed within the products.

 


Jane Marie started as a charm company and has grown to a large line offering various styles that cater to all women and their own unique styles.  Always staying up to date on the current trends and without straying from our vintage flair using mixed metals and texture, natural stones, wooden beads, leather, feathers and tassels.  Jane Marie continues to expand both the Hwy 167 and Down Home Shirt Collections with Tanks for the Spring/Summer.

The Jane Marie Kids Jewelry encompasses kid-friendly designs in fun bright colors. Carded. The Jane Marie Kids shirts: “Mini Marie” has several new designs and now expanding with Just Jack” for boys and “Baby Love” onesies for babies

 

 


 

 

DEMDACO is proud to introduce a diverse collection of products to lift the spirit.

Susan Lordi’s passion for prairie conservation has resulted in a gorgeous piece, Butterfly, a metaphor of living resiliently and courageously.

The Giving Collection is expanded to include more ways to support someone seeking emotional comfort.

The Sharon Nowlan Collection is one of the most visually striking and emotionally relevant lines we’ve produced.  Her work is created with a thoughtful arrangement of small pebbles that depict scenes of family or friendship.

Our new baby collections have increased focus on rich handmade materials and beautiful jewel tones.  Each product offering enhances the together moments between baby and their loved ones.  

New holiday collections strive to enhance seasonal gathering, showcase family traditions, and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  The collections range from playful aesthetics to timeless traditional themes.

Continued success with our Fashion apparel brings more inventive and stylish solutions.  We’ve updated the style and function of our Scarf Vests and Scarf Dusters and added new innovative Peek-A-Boo Shirt Extenders for versatile style.

New lines within our playful collections like Man GearBig Shot, and Big Catch bring the spirit of the outdoors inside the home or on the go.

 


Offering over 1200 new items, P. Graham Dunn’s 2018 Winter/Spring collection features on-trend subtle whites, paired with light distressing and floral embellishments. In addition, an increased emphasis is placed on natural pine woods painted in classic browns and greys, creating farmhouse-inspired, timeless looks.

FAUX BREAD BOARDS

Reminiscent of vintage, old world bread boards, each piece in this collection is cut from pine, painted, and finished with a heart-warming sentiment. Display on a countertop, against a backsplash, on a dining table, or hang from a wall. For display only, not food safe.

OVERSIZED PALLET PHOTO FRAMES

Constructed from pine slats, these dramatic frames hold a large photo surrounded by a weathered backdrop and words of inspiration. Each features a three dimensional, painted pine frame for added depth and shadow; includes a sawtooth hanger for wall application.

FUNCTIONAL DÉCOR

More than just art, each item in this collection features a functional element, adding purpose to each piece. Ranging from pallet décor with wire baskets and metal hooks for storage, to magnets for displaying photos. Dependent upon material, functional decor features either sawtooth hangers, or deep, boxed frames for wall application with nails.

OVERSIZED FRAMED ART

This handcrafted collection of large, impactful decor delivers a traditional farmhouse look by pairing natural, stained pine frames with inspirational typography. From the texture of the wood, to the placement of the words, each piece is artfully detailed. The deep, boxed frames allow for wall application using nails to hang.

COASTAL & CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS

Featuring a variety of products ranging from large and impactful wall décor to small, impulse gifts, these extensive introductions add a new dimension to the P. Graham Dunn line. The coastal collection captures the essence of the salty, ocean air, exemplified through beach house-style wall décor and fun, little car charms. The Christmas collection embraces the warmth of the holiday season and ranges from vintage framed art, to simple, farmhouse-inspired ornaments.


Mud Pie brings a fresh, delightful Spring 2018 line with beautiful new items for their award-winning collection of one of a kind gifts and apparel. With pieces fit for the special occasions or every day celebrations, the line has a piece fit for any occasion with offerings in Home, Kids and Fashion.

Mud Pie Kids Adventure awaits with Mud Pie’s brightest baby & kids spring collection ever, featuring a dreamy assortment of colorful and traditional styles, gifts, nursery décor and keepsakes. From playful or elegant, to glitzy or timeless , this season’s collection includes detailed appliques and special touches to make every celebration memorable – Birthday, Easter, Baby Shower, Resort,  4th of July and more! For the boys, it’s gingham, confetti speckle, camo, cactus prints, coastal appliques. For the girls, it’s mermaids, tassels, gold and sequins, florals, eyelet and ruffles. Mud Pie has expanded favorite collections including Monogram Me, Marco Polo, Flamingo, Dream in Glitter and Mix & Match, and created stunning new groups including Desert Fun, Still Blooming, Sail Away and Nursery Decor. Look out for Mud Pie’s latest collection, Classic Layette, designed with the more elegant and traditional customers in mind. Spring 2018 features new, original watercolor prints, charming layered appliques, resort wear and new pieces types such as dolls, pre-walker shoes and a growth chart. With sizes that range from newborn to 5T, every piece was created with that special Mud Pie flair for another fun-filled season.

Looking to support the March of Dimes? Mud Pie continues its signature partnership with the March of Dimes to help fund raise through the sale of baby socks, soft headbands and a keepsake bank. Through this alliance, Mud Pie has contributed $650,000 to the March of Dimes and has committed an additional $150,000 through the end of 2018.

Mud Pie Home welcomes a show stopping line for Spring 2018 with gorgeous new collections, and fabulous additions to tried and true favorites. The warm weather season is filled with lively gift sets, home décor, tabletop accents, inspirational gifts, pieces for entertaining and much more, all specially designed for holiday and every day celebrations – Easter, gender reveals dinner parties, wedding, coastal living and barbeques.  Mud Pie’s talented designers brought on-trend pieces to life with new collections including Cottage, Veranda, Retreat and Chateau and expanded customer favorites including Bungalow, Welcome and Circa. Look for new piece types, including lanterns, luxe throw and rugs, stunning glassware, and shelves.

Gifts that give back? Mud Pie continues its partnership with the American Cancer Society, committing to a $100,000 donation in 2018 to fund wigs for cancer patients. Proceeds from Mud Pie’s Paz▪itive Thoughts collection of inspirational gifts aims to increase awareness of the American Cancer Society’s Tender Loving Care® (TLC) program, which funds gift certificates to help underserved cancer patients purchase wigs.

Mud Pie Fashion The collection features feminine details with flirty dress for a day on the town, bright cover-ups for the resort, off-the shoulder tops for picnics and every day basics for brunch. With vogue finishing pieces, go-to layering basics, playful appliques, Mud Pie offers a one stop shop for your summer day, night and resort closets. Within dresses, rompers and separates, its tassel details, cold-shoulder silos, embellished bell sleeves, peplum hems and colorful prints. Mud Pie’s Resort 2018 is full of bright patterns, tropical prints, beach bags and sunhats perfect for a day on the boat or a beachside dinner. To round out the season, Mud Pie has new additions in totes and accessories with straw clutches, beach towels and dazzling jewelry.   Spring fashion is fresh and stylish with pieces entirely exclusive to Mud Pie, all at attractive prices.

 


At Studio M, we marry innovative design with beautiful artwork to create remarkable outdoor products. We strive to bring you the best designs in the industry and are always creating something new. This season, we’re introducing two brand-new lines, HousePlants and Wings of Whimsy.

Wings of Whimsy by Laura Benge

This brand-new collection of Garden Angels is full of hope and imagination. Each with a unique quality such as love, comfort, or faith, these Angels were created to bring inspiration and encouragement to the garden or home. Every piece in the Wings of Whimsy collection is hand-painted and carefully designed to match its hand-carved original. Made of high-quality, outdoor resin, Garden Angels can be displayed on our specially designed garden stakes, wall hooks, or tabletop stands.

HousePlants by Jennifer Orkin Lewis

HousePlants make charming containers for succulents, desk accessories, or other treasures. Made of resin, each HousePlant features hand-painted details and a unique, sculpted look. The fresh watercolor style will brighten any shelf, kitchen counter, or desk. This brand-new collection has a variety of containers in different styles and sizes, each named after a street in England.

The Lyric Project

This season, we’ve expanded our Lyric Project collection to include birdhouses, bird baths, flags, mats, and more! The result of a remarkable collaboration, this exclusive line has been specially designed by artist Stephanie Burgess to incorporate lyrics by Lennon & McCartney.

Door Décor

We are so excited about our new spring and summer Door Décor pieces. Whether you’re looking for a way to welcome spring, decorate your home for Valentine’s Day, or simply add a touch of artful personality to your door throughout the year, Door Décor is the most unique way to do it! Coordinate with flags, mats, and more for a completed look.

New Garden Collections

This season, we’re introducing four new garden collections! Each has its own unique look and speaks to a different trend. For example, our new Comfy Cottage collection by Susan Winget is a response to the modern farmhouse look, featuring fresh florals blended with rustic elements. Check out our other new collections by Sue Zipkin, Willie Green-Aldridge, and Caroline Simas!

Support the Red

We are honored to add a very special design to our Give Back program this season in support of our brave firefighters. Proceeds from our new “Support the Red” garden flag and MailWrap® will benefit The BackStoppers.


New! White Iris

Balancing powdery lightness with earthy intensity, White Iris bonds rooty accords with lavish florals for a fragrance that effortlessly shifts from sheer softness to weighty richness. Revitalizing bergamot and ylang ylang are cushioned by floral underpinnings of jasmine, violet and rose yielding a breath of femininity. An earthy composition of iris, vetiver and amber leaves behind a trail of balmy, sweet woods.

New! Grey Vetiver

Embodying the alluring mystique of gallant masculinity, Grey Vetiver flaunts sleek sophistication in the form of dry woods spiked with sharp citrus. Slivers of melon and bitter grapefruit refreshingly muddle into herby birch leaf and briny marine accords. Smoky hints of vetiver wind through damp moss and smooth amber for a fresh, out-of-the-forest finish.

Black Box Fan Diffuser

The fastest way to fragrance is now as simple as pressing a button with this sleekly designed diffusing device. Votivo fuses speed, efficiency, functionality and ease of use through the lens of its discerning design eye and the end result is instant fragrance gratification for aromatic enthusiasts.

Red Currant Collection

Paying tribute to its most coveted fragrance, Votivo expands its Red Currant Collection with the addition of two new candle designs and a second personal care option in the form of a triple refined bar soap. The new additions join the

Collection’s existing 14 designs to offer more ways than ever for Red Currant fanatics to experience the fragrance. The collection merges Votivo’s bestselling fragrance with cutting-edge style to redefine a renowned brand classic.

Design elements of gilded finishes run through the collection as well as geometrics and texture. Style interpretations range from rustically raw to polished chic. With numerous design options in the Red Currant Collection repertoire,

Votivo invites you to pick your red.


 

Who says a garden can’t sing?

At Woodstock Chimes, we feel every garden should have its own song. That’s why we have so many windchimes tuned to different melodies and scales. In 2018, your customers will have an even wider range of options, as we add chimes tuned to the French national anthem, Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind and the classic favorite, Over the Rainbow. In addition, we’re taking the octave doubling feature that gives our Magical Mystery Chimes their rich sound and incorporating it in the new Encore Chimes of the Eclipse. Never forget, Woodstock Chimes are musical instruments that are played by the wind.

But music is only part of the story. Woodstock Chimes has the widest selection of products of any chime company. There’s a huge variety of sizes, prices and styles, which means there’s a Woodstock Chime to suit every store and every customer. We strive to capitalize on our best-selling products, and this year is no exception. We’re adding a large Agate Chime and three new Dragonfly Windbells with agate windcatchers to our product mix and we’ve developed a new Affirmation Chime as well. The “Love” chime has words of endearment silk-screened on the tubes. We are also expanding our Windsinger line, adding a chime tuned to the opening notes of Amazing Grace. Now our most popular tuning can ring supreme like the other chimes in our premier line.

Made in the U.K. from genuine Austrian crystals, our Rainbow Makers line is being expanded this year. Our new Crystal Chakra Cascade incorporates seven octagonal crystals (you know the colors, don’t you?) and feature a clear crystal drop at the bottom. Available with a faceted almond, ball, icicle or octagon, these lovely sparklers will fit right in with the rest of this amazing line. Make sure your stores shine a light on their Rainbow Makers display – light makes them sparkle, sparkle makes them sell!

So to sum up our trends for 2018, it’s more of what our customers tell us that they love about our products—the beautiful melodies, bigger sound and added sparkle that bring joy, comfort and beauty to their lives. And who doesn’t need more of that!

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