08 August 2009

How to sell wall décor

Art wholesaler Paragon offers a PDF portfolio product for retailers, created by WhereowareWall décor source Paragon is offering PDF Portfolio, a new online personal catalog tool which allows retailers and designers to create custom presentations and sales sheets in a matter of minutes. With the tool, retailers can create PDFs of specific product segments such as top sellers, and different product categories such as “Contemporary Florals.” These presentations can then be e-mailed or printed and given to consumers in the store.
“We want to help our customers be the first one to find the art a consumer wants, and make the sale,” said Lendell Glassco, Paragon president.
The technology was developed in partnership with Whereoware, Inc, of Herndon, Va., a developer of smart websites, targeted eMarketing programs and digital catalog tools.

07 August 2009

Barware

Vellum, velllumnewyork, has new barware that it is introducing at the 2009 summer gift show on the piers in new york. nyigf

Vellum has a new line of shagreen-embossed Italian accessories, like the anthracite tray (left, click for larger view) and cocktail shaker and wine cooler, in pearl.


Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums. See the company at the New York gift show.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order these items for you.



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06 August 2009

Plush sleep aids for children




Cloud b sleep products for babies and infants. The Polar Cuddle Cub vibrates and is made of soy fibers.
Lavender Lab from Cloud b is stuffed with lavender. The aromatherapy properties help children fall asleep. See Cloub b at the 2009 summer New York Gift Show. nyigf

Cloud b has two new sensory items to help babies and children fall asleep. The feel of the soft soy fibers of the Polar Cuddle Cub (left, click for larger view) comforts, calms and provides a sense of security. A unique heart-shaped vibration unit offers two gentle modes. The cub is intended for ages 3 and up.
The plush Lavender Lab has the company's exclusive blend of lavender and aromatherapy scents tucked inside. Squeeze the pup's head or back then place on a child’s pillow during the day so the scent is absorbed. It is suitable for ages 1 and up.



Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums. Or, see the company at the New York gift show.

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


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05 August 2009

Colorful alarm clocks


Pink birdhouse alarm clock from Heads UpBlue birdhouse alarm clock from Heads Up is featured on the Gift and Home Today blog
Alarm clocks from HeadsUp Design Co. chirp or beep. The perch activates the snooze alarm. The clocks come in seven colors.


Retailers: Contact the company for prices and minimum orders. Or, see the Active Merchandiser catalog on the New York International Gift Show website.

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

04 August 2009

Campy notebook

Harlequin romance Doctor Scott composition notebook from gift wholesaler CBK Midwest.The Harlequin collection bound composition notebook from Midwest-CBK features a Vintage Harlequin "Doctor Scott" Cover and Multicolor Finish.
The 160-page, grid-lined notebook measures 7.5 inches long and 9.75 inches wide. The company carries other Harlequin-licensed merchandise.


Retailers: Contact the company for prices and minimums.

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

03 August 2009

Mahogany-frame occasional chair

Palecek's Province Occasional Chair fetures a cuved plantation mahogany frame. Palecek is a furniture and accessories source from Richmond, California.
Rear view of the Palecek Province occasional chair. Click image to enlarge.
The upholstered Province occasional chair from Palecek features a curved plantation-grown mahogany frame finished in a hand-rubbed brown-black finish. The arm fronts and curved legs have hand-carved details. The chair measures 27 inches wide and 37.5 inches tall.


Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimum orders.

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

02 August 2009

Luxury market report

The research firm Unity Marketing says there are "clear signs" that the luxury sector of the home furnishings market is recovering from the recession. Affluent consumers have spent more on luxury home furnishings and décor in the first half of the year, according to the company's latest tracking study of affluent luxury consumer purchases.
Unity Marketing found that the average amount spent on home luxuries rose 17.6% from first quarter 2009 to second quarter. This followed a rise of 16.3% from fourth quarter 2008 to first quarter 2009. Find more details on the Unity Marketing website.
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