05 June 2009

Mirrored furniture

Furniture and accessories from Notre Monde of Columbus,Ohio.Notre Monde, an Ohio-based vendor of furniture and accessories, has three main collections:
Urban Glamour: Silver and gold leaf finishes with aged mirror
Bistro: Aged-black and aged-white finishes
Urban Modern: Birch veneer and reclaimed wood with silk-screened images in metallic inks
Shown is a mirrored vanity table with drawer, wall mirror and Origami pendant light.
Retailers: Contact the vendor for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

04 June 2009

New Two's Co. program for retailers

Two's Company announced a program today in which onlinle orders will be fulfilled by authorized retailers. The announcement is reprinted below:

Two's Company is pleased to announce a new affiliation that will expand the sales opportunities for our retail partners. By partnering with Shopatron, the Leader in Retailer-Integrated e-Commerce, Two's customers can now access a nationwide network that matches consumers with participating retailers.
With the help of Shopatron, all consumer orders can now be fulfilled by Two's Company retailers around the country.

Tom Gottlieb, President of Two's Company states, "With this investment, we continue to support our retailers by offering them new consumer sales and, at the same time, making it easier for consumers around the country that want Two's Company brand to buy our products. It is a WIN-WIN for everyone involved."
Consumers can take comfort knowing that they are guaranteed to receive authentic merchandise from an authorized retailer. Additionally, they are reassured that their personal information is protected by the special security measures Shopatron puts in place. The Two's Company alignment with Shopatron affirms our commitment to supporting retailers in the giftware industry through innovation, insight and now even greater accessibility.

Two's Company will begin to promote this program to its retailers beginning June 4th. The program is free for all Two's Company retailers. In order to participate and reap the benefits the retailer should contact Two's Company at sales@twoscompany.com.

Williams-Sonoma 1Q financial results

Though revenues decreased, Williams-Sonoma said its first-quarter results (ended May 3, 2009) were better than expected. The company operates Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids.
From the press release:
Howard Lester, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “While the home furnishings sector continued to be under significant pressure in the first quarter, we focused on the aspects of the business we could control and delivered substantially better-than-expected earnings results.
We saw our revenues stabilize within our range of guidance, and we were able to enhance profitability by reducing our advertising expense as a percentage of revenues
and optimizing our promotional activity. We also successfully lowered our merchandise inventories, reduced our capital spending and once again improved our year-over-year cash position.”
Mr. Lester continued, “. . . despite our better-than-expected performance in the first quarter, we are reiterating our financial guidance for the remaining quarters of the year, as we continue to focus on our five key initiatives:
(1) capturing market share through innovative merchandising and a greater emphasis on opening price points;
(2) delivering superior customer service;
(3) continuing our catalog circulation optimization strategy;
(4) driving efficiencies in our worldwide supply chain; and
(5) maximizing profitability and cash flow.”

Read the full release and see financial tables here.

Oversized mirror

Habersham Furniture company makes reproductions and original, copyrighted furniture, including this Millicent mirror Habersham Furniture Co.'s Millicent Mirror has a classic, distressed white frame. The Toccoa, Ga.-based company makes reproductions and original, copyrighted furniture, including trumeaus, armoires, chests and dressers, cupboards, media centers, occasional dining and work tables, chairs, desks and beds, as well as kitchen and bath cabinetry.

Retailers: Contact the vendor for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

03 June 2009

High-end, below-wholesale sample sale

Home decor and accessories vendors are selling samples below wholesale cost at a sample sale June 6, 2009 in High Point, N.C.Some of the most stylish and fashion-forward decorative accessories companies are holding a sample sale this Saturday, June 6 (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in High Point, N.C. The sale is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Accessories Resource Team (ART).
Participating companies are The Phillips Collection, Global Views, Progress Lighting, Quoizel, Paragon, Feizy Rugs, Roma, CBK, Arteriors and Kinder Harris. J. Douglas Sales and Southern Accessories Today—two showrooms that represent multiple lines—will also participate.
The sale is at The Phillips Collection warehouse (click for directions), 2325 E. Kivett Drive, High Point, N.C.

Mops, brooms and brushes

Bissell's cleaning tools, called Smart Details, is a collection of brooms, dusters, mops and small brushes. Bissell's first line of simple cleaning tools, called Smart Details, is a collection of brooms, dusters, mops and small brushes. The tools feature collapsible handles for easy storage, jointed handles to angle under furniture, soft touch grips and circular ends for hanging.
The Microfiber Lightweight Mop (shown) can be used damp for mopping, or used dry for dusting (with disposable cloths). The mop and the companion Microfiber Floor Duster feature jointed handles that angle to easily reach under furniture. The cleaning heads swivel 360 degrees to get into tight spots.

Retailers: Contact the vendor for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

02 June 2009

Framed photographs

Paragon Picture Gallery introduced a series of photographs called Boats by the artist Jones.

The photographer Jones shot close-up parts of vintage boats, which have been matted and framed by Paragon. The overall size is 14 inches by 18 inches. Paragon introduced more than 200 new images at the spring furniture market in High Point, N.C.

Retailers: Contact the vendor for prices and minimums.
Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

01 June 2009

Made in Italy bakeware

Abbiamo Tutto is a U.S. wholesaler of Italian bakeware and serveware. The company exhibits at gift shows in Atlanta and New York.
Abbiamo Tutto's Umbria collection of oven-to-table bakeware is microwave- and dishwasher-safe. The collection is made in Italy. The pattern also is available on placesetting pieces and serveware.

Retailers: Contact the vendor for prices and minimums. See the company at the summer gift shows in Atlanta and New York.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.
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