At the Link Companies, we have two charities that we support with every order, every time: Wellspring Living and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Take a look at this video to see more about WHY we give back:
In addition to our charities, Link 2 Sales works with many vendors that also consider “giving back” one of their priorities. Anju Jewelry is a vendor that includes this idea in their company’s mission statement. They are a 100% sustainable jewelry brand that has been working with the same groups of local artisans in India for over 13 years! These artisans use traditional techniques to hand-make beaded and metal jewelry, and block print the fabrics used for the bags. Anju is committed to creating hope for artisans and their families through economic empowerment.
Duke Cannon is committed to giving back to Military Veterans. A portion of all of their proceeds directly supports Veterans causes. Ever wonder where they got the idea for their “Brick” of soap? It was actually inspired by the soap issued to G.I.’s during the Korean War, and is produced today in that same U.S. family-owned plant used as the primary supplier to the military! When it comes to providing hard-working grooming products to men, Duke Cannon does that – and more!
Please remember that every time you place an order with any of our vendors, Link 2 Sales gives a portion of the proceeds to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Wellspring Living. Every Order, Every Time!
At Link 2 Sales, we are here to help you find the perfect products for your store! The main way we do this is by providing you a full staff of personable Reps that will bring knowledge about our lines to your orders, line by line. You do not need to sit around and make guesses as to which items will sell the best – that’s our job! So, in this blog, we will be discussing the things you can bring to the table to help us help you the best that we can.
There are six important focal areas that will guide you through using your Rep most efficiently: Order Management, Inventory Control, Merchandising, Training, Marketing, and Data. The focus right now will be on Order Management.
First, take on the tasks that only you, as a store owner, can do. Order management starts with your “open to buy.” Determine how much product you need. The easiest way to do this is to think about the linear square feet that need to be filled in your store. Break the amount of space into categories of product (i.e., “I need four feet of jewelry, six feet of wall décor”). Apply a budget, balance this against your operating capital, and stick to it! If you only have $10,000 in cash to work with in June, only have $10,000 worth of product bought and shipped in June!
Be sure to leave a discretionary fund. When you see the hot new product, you may need to usurp something else in order to bring that in. Make this plan for each month of the year and edit it at the beginning of each month based on current sales and industry trends. This is called your monthly “open to buy.”
Here is where your Rep comes in. Do not keep your Open to Buy information a secret! Share your thoughts with a trusted sales Rep. They may have ideas, based on their industry knowledge, on which categories will work best for you at the moment. They may also find products that fit best into your mix. Good Reps, like ours at The Link, are not scared to share market information with you.
Regardless of whatever POS system you may have that tracks your orders, they can all be rendered useless if you do not start with a plan. Take the following steps when working with your Open to Buy:
Assuming that you have a 1500 square foot store or smaller, create a page for each monthly plan (discussed earlier).
Create a PO# for each order.
Decide how each PO accomplishes the goals laid out in your monthly plan. What categories are covered? How many linear feet? Is it cost effective?
Track the PO information on the monthly page. Add the following columns: Received On, Dollars Received, Paid On.
As you place and receive orders for each month, track each of the columns.
When you reach your budget in the dollars or reach the limit in your categories, you are finished buying for the month and your “Open to Buy” is now depleted.
The Order Management ideas we just gave you are only a piece of what you can focus on as a store buyer or owner in order to balance your budget and your buying. Stay tuned to this blog for more ways you can utilize your rep, or just give us a call so we can drop by and help you out in person! To find the rep in your territory, click here.
Last year, as gift lists were emerging for the Holiday season around Thanksgiving, a trend began to emerge: CBD Oil. Media outlets from Forbes to Buzzfeed began to zoom in on CBD Oil products as highly sought-after gifts. Most of these products and articles were framed with the “Wellness” or “Self-Care” trend as the overarching theme. But, the hype often leaves buyers with more questions than answers. What exactly IS CBD Oil? What kind of products can you put it in? What exactly does it do? Isn’t this illegal? And, is it the same thing as Hemp Oil? Today we hope to clear these questions up and bring awareness to this trend that’s storming into the gift world.
So what exactly is CBD Oil?
CBD is an abbreviation for “cannibidiol,” which is a chemical compound found naturally in the cannabis plant. It’s extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the plant. In fact, CBD is only 1 in over 100 active compounds or cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant! Cannabis is a little more complex than you may have thought, right? Unlike some common misconceptions, CBD Oil only contains teeny, tiny levels of THC, levels that are so negligible that they do NOT get a person “high” or cause people to fail drug tests.
What are the benefits of CBD?
You are probably wondering, “Well, then what exactly does CBD do? What’s all the hype about?” And the answer is rather complex. In the gift world, most products containing CBD Oil tout that it helps with insomnia, physical pain, or anxiety. It is used a lot in skin care for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. CBD Oil can be ingested topically on the skin, or ingested. It is even being studied and looked at for approval by the FDA for use as an anti-seizure medication.
“According to Stuart Titus, CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc. (which sells CBD oil products through its distribution subsidiary HempMeds), CBD interacts with the body through the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS), a neuromodulatory system that plays important roles in central nervous system development and the body’s response to internal and external factors. In other words, the ECS regulates the body’s homeostasis, keeping those who ingest it a bit more balanced, and those who apply it topically a bit less pained — particularly if they apply it to a painful area (a sore shoulder, that kind of thing).”
What’s it in?
Much like the revered actor Kevin Bacon, CBD Oil seems to keep popping up in EVERYTHING. Some of the products featured on the Holiday gift lists we perused were tea, honey, gummies (both the vitamin and the candy gum drop kind), almond butter, lip balm, chocolate, candy, lotions, drops and elixirs (to be added to drinks both alcoholic and virgin), and bath bombs! That’s a lot of possibilities!
How is something from the Cannabis plant legal?
This answer is a bit more complex, but mostly has to do with the passing of a Farm Bill in late 2018. According to cbdcentral.com, “The Act removes hemp – officially defined as cannabis plants containing less than .3% THC – from the Schedule 1 Controlled Substances list from a Congressional standpoint.” Essentially, the December 2018 Farm Bill that the president signed into action enables the cannabis plant to be grown, with conditions and restrictions, and used for these medicinal purposes.
Further explanation: “While hemp-derived CBD sourced from marijuana plants still remains subject to individual state laws, when sourced from hemp products, CBD can be purchased and consumed in all 50 states as long as it is grown in accordance with the Act.” So, you are NOT breaking the law if you sell and purchase these products.
What is the difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?
Last but not least, it’s wise to clear up the confusion between CBD and Hemp Oils, as there is quite a large difference between the two. Hemp Seed Oil is also referred to as “cannabis sativa seed oil,” and it is a SEED oil much in the same vein as sunflower seed oil or jojoba seed oil. The hemp seeds are cold pressed and the oil is extracted. Hemp Seed Oil is known as a Superfood, as it is high in antioxidants, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, but it does NOT contain CBD.
Farmhouse Fresh is currently a line carried by Link 2 Sales that sells skincare products containing Hemp Seed Oil! But, stay tuned because CBD and Hemp products are popping up in all sorts of unexpected places. As the Wellness and Self Care trends grow in the marketplace, more customers will be inquiring to see if your store sells these products.
Retailers: Don’t forget that May is the time for Graduation ceremonies, and June 16th is Father’s Day! If your store feels a little slow right now, these two events are an easy way to get your merchandise back into the groove of things and to pull customers in. Link 2 Sales definitely has the product to appropriately stock your shelves for both events, and some of these items my be things you already order! Now is the time for restocking and preparations, so check out our picks for Graduation and Father’s Day below and get your orders in NOW.
Brownlow Gifts has excellent gift options for any graduate! We immediately thought of their gorgeous journals that can be used for taking notes in class, or just writing about new and exciting college adventures! Brownlow suggests “Internet Password Books” on their website for graduates. This is a great little notebook for jotting down passwords that students will need for the various websites they visit. There is no shortage of dorm room decor, either. An adorable gift idea are the “I Am Loved” canvas signs pictured to the right!
Another easy gift option? Make sure your store is stocked up with coin purses; the idea is that the gift-giver can fill the coin purse with cash or gift cards for the graduate. Show an example of this at your cash wrap!
Brownlow Simple Inspirations Coin Purses, $1.50 wholesale, min. 4.
Another great idea for a graduation gift is inspirational jewelry from Ellora! An easy option for your store is an Ellora pre-pack collection, and the one we chose for Grad Gifts is called “Life’s Adventures.” Each of these necklaces comes on a metal card with a silk tassel – reminiscent of a graduation tassel for sure, and reusable as a bookmark or a keepsake! All jewelry is gold or rhodium plated brass, adjustable and branded.
Ellora “Life’s Adventures” pre-pack, 32 pieces, 4 per style, Assorted Gold & Silver, $288 wholesale. Note: the photo below does not show every style – there are 8 total. See catalog here for all styles.
Father’s Day has limitless possibilities, depending on what the dad in question is into, of course! For the sake of your store, it’s easy to keep it general. What child or wife doesn’t want to give their dad a good chuckle while keeping him smelling fresh and well-groomed? This is where Duke Cannon enters the scene. The Duke is not a shy brand of men’s grooming products. With items like the “Big Ass Bar of Soap,” you can pretty much guarantee that your customers will stop and check out the Duke in your store.
Since the products are so popular, and pretty much create an entire men’s gifts or grooming section unto themselves, many retailers at the January Market ordered The Tower of Power bundle! Described as “the Mother of all Duke Cannon bundles,” this display comes filled to the brim with Duke product. It is 5’8″ tall and sits on a 2’x 2′ pallet. Make room in your store for it!
Duke Cannon Tower of Power Bundle, SKU: 03TOWERBUNDLE, $2795 wholesale (see contents on p.55 of the catalog found here).
Does your store carry themed gifts like Marvel, Harry Potter, or Star Wars?Vandor Gifts has options for the Graduate AND for Father’s Day! Check out Harry Potter journals for the graduation section. There are even fountain pens and desk sets in the Harry Potter line! The journals below are felt, and are themed around each “House” in the book series.
Want to sell to the nerdy dads? Try some nostalgic mugs from Vandor, and send them back to their arcade days! An excellent example is this Space Invaders mug that reacts to heat.
Vandor’s Space Invaders 20 oz. Heat Reactive Ceramic Mug, SKU# 56161, $8 wholesale, min. 4.
No matter what you choose to stock your store with, Link 2 Sales has a plethora of choices. To order, simply call your rep, or go online to order through our ecommerce site at RetailersLink.com. Not sure of your rep? Take a look here to contact us!
Springtime is time for growth in both nature…and in our product lines! So, as you wait for the trees and flowers to bloom, check out what’s new at Link 2 Sales for our existing vendors! You may find some pleasant surprises.
Farmhouse Fresh is exploding with business in regards to CBD and Hemp Oil! Many people’s first reaction when they hear about CBD products is that it will “get you high” or that it contains the same elements as illegal marijuana plants. This is not so. CBD is short for “Cannabidiol,” which comes from hemp or marijuana plants. It CANNOT make you intoxicated, as it does not contain the THC that creates the “high” one would get from marijuana.
So, as we initially were, you’re probably still wondering what is up with CBD. Your body needs “Essential Fatty Acids” in order to thrive, as it cannot produce these naturally. You can get EFA’s by eating certain foods, but research has shown that Hemp Seed Oil is the perfect source of Essential Fatty Acids for optimal absorption through the skin. The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill legalized the sale of all parts of the Hemp plant (which CBD is derived from) and thus, products can be made for skincare using CBD. This is where Farmhouse Fresh steps in with their Total Swellness Collection, crafted with full spectrum Hi-Bio Hemp Oil with CBD. These products brighten and illuminate skin, reduce and soothe redness, even tones and texture, and more! The products can be bought separately, but are sold as an awesome starter pack. The images below show what the pack contains.
Farmhouse Fresh Total Swellness Starter Kit, $548 wholesale and comes with complimentary display materials.
Next up is another product that can truly help your body in a specific way. In this case, these vertical eyeglass purses with a touchscreen help women avoid keeping phones in their bras or pockets where harmful radiation can be super close to the body. Of course we are talking about Save the Girls! The product is the remodeled Vertical Eyeglass Purse. It has a new magnet clasp, a cash pocket, a pocket under the credit cards slots, an embellishment piece on the front lip of the eye glass purse, and comes in red, blue, and black. Your customers will find the solution to losing their sunglasses with this purse!
Save the Girls Vertical Eyeglass Purse. SKUS – Black: EG-1004BL. Red: EG-1005RD. Blue: EG-1000RB. $18.49 Wholesale, Min. 1.
One more product for major fun in the sun this spring and summer is Color-Changing nail polish from Del Sol! Del Sol is the world’s leading brand of color-changing apparel and accessories, and we are proud to newly represent them at Link 2 Sales. This is not your average nail polish, as it changes colors in the sun! Whether you are giving it as a gift, or using it for yourself, this color-changing polish is the absolute easiest way to change the color of your nails WITHOUT changing your nail polish!
Each individual bottle of polish is $5 wholesale in minimums of 6 per color. The best way to start your store with Del Sol nail polish is a display. The prepack assortment contains 42 bottles – 6 rows of 7 different top-sellers!
Del Sol Nail Polish Display Package, SKU# 9ZNAILP, $275.
Ordering these new products is easy – simply give a call or email to your Link 2 Sales rep, or order online at RetailersLink.com!
At The Link Companies, we think about two things when winter turns the corner to Spring: vacations and outdoor entertaining! It is true that Springtime is short-lived in a lot of places, particularly in the South, where our company is located. A month of milder temperatures and some rain and then – BAM! – onto the sweltering heat! But that doesn’t mean that we cancel our outdoor plans. Or, that we don’t take the chance to travel out of town to less rainy locales! Take a look at some products that will help your store’s sales sail into the hot temps of summer with ease!
If your store is located near a beach, there’s a strong chance you may have heard of, or already carry Tidewater sandals. If not, join in for some fabulous flip flops that your customers won’t want to miss! Even within the company (showroom managers and reps alike), we all know that Tidewater makes the most comfortable flip flops. We love them for the fit, but our customers love them for the sales; all of Tidewater’s sandals can be bought as as pre-packs, OR by individual size. There are not a whole lot of shoe companies who let you break packs to place an order, and Tidewater invites it. Need a re-order for only a few sizes? No problem! Take a look at at the best selling style, Gold Shells.
Tidewater Gold Shells Sandals, SKU#B63000, 12 pack is $132.
Next up, for your vacationing customers, it’s a great idea to think of what to pair with the Tidewater flip flops. And we have just the solution – the very popular Pom-tastic Cover up’s from Viv & Lou! Viv & Lou is a lifestyle brand that carries everything from totes (for women) and backpacks (yes, for kids!), to Apparel and Accessories. Their Beach Bags were a huge hit at the January Market and come in a variety of vivid patterns. They do offer monogramming, so if your store also offers this service, it’s the perfect product to buy. The only items that outsold the Beach Bags were the Beach Cover ups! Any woman in a bathing suit can grab this versatile throw-on and go. It comes in Mint, Hot Pink, Navy, and White, with adorable little pom-poms at the edges. The top seller is the pre-pack containing all colors.
Viv & Lou Pom-tastic Cover Up Pre-Pack, SKU# PACK-POM19, $224.00 for the pack.
Last, let’s talk about outdoor entertaining. One huge concern with picnics or gathering is the wind! Paper plates and cups too easily blow away, causing a mess to chase after in your yard. Merritt International has the casual tableware products made of melamine, acrylic, and shatterproof Tritan that completely solve this problem. The plates and drinkware are much too heavy to simply blow away, but they certainly look gorgeous on your table and are still lightweight enough for outdoor use! Children can drop them and they do not break. The melamine looks and feels like ceramic, wood, or stone. The classy, acrylic drinkware resembles fine crystal or glass. Each year, Merritt comes out with a new collection that surprises and delights us, and we are sure your customers will feel the same way. A best seller is the acrylic Reflections 8 oz. Wine Glass.
Merritt Reflections Rainbow 8oz. Wine Glass, SKU# 21730. $5.00 Wholesale, Min. of 12 per order.
Order any of the products for your store’s Spring product lines by contacting your Link 2 Sales rep right now. Check this link if you are unsure of who your rep is. Or, you can order online at our ecommerce site, RetailersLink.com.
Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching! This year, it is on Sunday, May 12th, and as Retailers, it’s best to make plans way ahead of time to make this holiday count as a memorable experience for your customers! This week, we have some tips on how to do just that. Because, after all, moms are the everyday heroes that deserve the best.
One excellent source of store participation is a contest. Encourage your customers to post pictures of their mothers (or other beloved women in their life who are moms) and tag the store on social media. Choose a prize and have a drawing in the store. This kind of technique encourages your customers to think about who they wish to buy a gift for in the first place, and why it’s important to honor this woman. It also encourages more social media and online engagement, as well as in store participation as they will need to come to your place of business to pick up their prize!
Speaking of excellent presence on social media, Anju Jewelry is exemplary with their outreach to retail customers and wholesalers. This company gives opportunities to local artisans in India by having these experts craftsmen and women create the beautiful pieces that comprise their collection. And they don’t just have jewelry! One excellent idea for Mother’s Day is Anju’s Block Printed Bags. There is a large array of bag prints and styles, including crossbodies, ID pouches, duffle bags, and totes. Check out their frequently updated Instagram account here.
Continuing to boost online engagement, be sure to have a section on your website that highlights Mother’s Day gift ideas, just as you would have in the store.
You could easily create a Mother’s Day section with all of Brownlow Gift’s adorable Mom-themed products. From tea towels to wooden signs, spatula and notepad gift sets and more, Brownlow has Inspirational products for any woman, let alone moms. Our favorite pick from their extensive collection is the mug pictured to the right.
Create an in-store display geared toward the holiday. This can be as simple as a table at the front of the store, or a section near the cash wrap that highlights some products that would work as Mother’s Day gifts. Fresh floral displays always help to make this area look beautiful and eye-catching. Use products you already sell in your store for this section as well. Journals, recipe boxes, mugs, jewelry…there are so many options! And don’t forget to include a touch of Mother’s Day in your window display. Advertise any specials or sales you may have going on for the occasion and products that match up to your in store display.
As always, you can purchase many of our products, including those from Anju and Brownlow from our ecommerce site at RetailersLink.com, or you can contact your Link 2 Sales rep for more information about ordering!
Easter is right around the corner on Sunday, April 21st this year! This holiday is the absolute perfect excuse to prepare your store for spring. This means out with the winter blues, and in with the springtime hues – pastels, Pantone’s color of the year, CORAL, and all modes of floral and plants! Your customers need to see displays that put them in the mindset for upcoming warm temperatures and outdoor events. Do not be shy with color, and front load any candy, Easter basket fillers, and inspirational products.
Easter dinner, or brunch, is an important tradition for so many families. That’s why we love the idea of this adorable Easter Bunny tabletop decor from Sullivans Gifts! Decorating for spring is a snap with these beautiful bunnies. Glazed white ceramic white rabbit figurines will look super cute amidst the pretty pastels at springtime, summertime, or anytime!
Dolomite Bunnies in a Basket and Bunny & Chick Salt and Pepper shakers, SKU# N2321, 4/$5.00 EA, 16/$4.50 EA.
Split P has no shortage of gorgeous Springtime home decor. The entire front of their 2019 catalog is splashed with floral patterns for placemats, table runners, curtains, and dishtowels. Sprinkled throughout many of these collections are more bunnies, in the form of candle and votive holders and ceramic figures. Our picks for the Easter holiday from Split P are the pastel-colored Egg Shaped Bowls. In yellow and pink, the bowls are exactly the right dishes to hold your multi-colored Easter eggs, a side dish, or even some candy! They are aluminum and enamel, food safe, and need to be hand washed. Measurements are 6″ x 4″ x 3″.
Egg Shaped Bowls, Yellow is SKU# 4400-350, Pink is SKU# 4400-351, Wholesale $10.00, Min. of 2.
Custom Decor is recognized for having a huge selection of home and garden decor, and they certainly go all out for their Easter collection! Pretty much any Easter theme you can imagine – bunnies, eggs, inspirational, and florals – is featured. These artist-created designs come in a wide variety of products, the most popular being yard flags and floormats. Other items include hanging signs, mailbox covers, and magnets.
Three Bunnies Flag, SKU # 3614FL, 28″x 40″, Wholesale $12.00, Min. 2
Any of these products, and many more, can be ordered by calling your Southern Link rep!. Catalogs for all of our lines are available on our website’s Vendor Portfolio (click the HERE to see). And, we have an ecommerce site where you can order certain lines online: www.retailerslink.com.
If you have yet to get a cold this winter, count yourself among the lucky! But, for the rest of us with the sniffles, sneezes, aches and pains, it’s time for a little TLC for our bodies. Link 2 Sales certainly sells the kinds of products that your customers can use in this time of chilly weather and chicken soup!
When we think of World’s Softest Socks over at The Link, we picture super comfortable knee and crew socks that are fun and colorful and easy to wear and gift. What we’d love to share is our discovery of their entire Sensitive Collection! This specific product line is filled with socks that, “encourage health blood flow and increased circulation.” Upon further research, we found that, according to WebMD: “Compression stockings can keep your legs from getting tired and achy. They can also ease swelling in your feet and ankles as well as help prevent and treat spider and varicose veins.”
With that in mind, we chose our favorites of this collection – the Support Fit Fashion Crew. These socks are 33% cotton, 33% modal, 31% nylon, and 3% spandex for that perfect stretch. The wide welt is designed to stay up without binding. Sold in a variety of cute colors and patterns, in women’s shoe sizes 6-10.
Support Fit Fashion Crew, SKU#W3261, $5.50 per pair and sold in a pack of 3.
Something you may not think about on a regular basis is the state of your facial skin, particularly your lips! Not only are lip balms an easy item to sell at the cash wrap, but they are an essential part of a daily skin care routine to prevent chapped lips and even skin cancers. According to Elizabeth Tanzi, founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care, and associate clinical professor in the department of dermatology at George Washington University Medical Center,”Skin cancer in this area can be particularly dangerous, which is why everyone needs lip balm with SPF.”
Farmhouse Fresh, the brand with “scrumptiousness for your skin,” has the solution with their lip balm displays and gift sets. At the January show, a top seller was the Whoopie Lip Gift Basket. This 2 piece set in an attractive gift basket contains a lip polish made with wholesome U.S.-grown cane sugar and rich sunflower seed oil, and a creamy shea butter lip balm.
Whoopie Lip Gift Basket, SKU# 11901RT, $15 each and sold in a set of 3.
Last, on our own suggestion to simply lay back and take a hot, relaxing bath, may we suggest aromatherapy from Candle Warmers? If you truly want to step out of the cold and relax, create the perfect spa-like atmosphere with all-natural essential oils!
Experience the soothing, calming aromatherapy of essential oils with the Rest and Relax Gift Set. Enjoy aromatically or topically to encourage rest and relaxation. Use oils individually or blend together for a variety of benefits. The set includes Cedarwood, Lavender, and Lemongrass in a gift box.
Rest and Relax Gift Set, SKU# ECOMBO6, $10 per set, sold in packs of 6.
As always, contact your Link 2 Sales rep to inquire about orders, or check out our ecommerce site to place an order at RetailersLink.com! Stay well.
There are two major product lines that we LOVE to focus on at Link 2 Sales, especially for the ladies! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are focusing on Spring 2019 trends in fashion jewelry and handbags.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, Spring and Summer 2019 jewelry trends, in contrast to the dainty necklaces we’ve seen in season’s past, are “playful and unapologetically bold!” Harper’s goes on to include categories of jewelry trends, including: blingy crystal (think crystal drop earrings), modern pearls (hoop earrings with pearl drops), 80’s hearts (heart-shaped earrings or large statement necklaces with a heart pendant), and “By the Sea” (jewelry accented with seashells).
When it comes to Coastal Jewelry, Periwinkle is just the ticket! Their extensive line of seashell laden pieces fits right in with the “By the Sea” trend. But, what you may not realize is how many other styles they have. Periwinkle has jewelry to suit any season, mood, or personality! Fitting in with the trends mentioned above are the Tri-Tone Hearts.
Large Tri-Tone Hearts, SKU# 810-5964, $5.50 (Retail $12.95), min. 2
Periwinkle also has a fantastic selection of pearl jewelry, which connects with the “modern pearls” trend. One cute example are the Rose Gold Pearl Drops. They look strikingly similar to the jewelry shown in the Harper’s article, only with a much more affordable price point!
Rose Gold Pearl Drop Earrings, SKU# 810-5779, $5.50 (Retail $12.50), min. 2
Similarly to Harper’s jewelry trend list, Vogue has a handy list of “six need-to-know bag trends to keep you one step ahead this summer.” This lineup includes: elegant belt bags (very refined fannypacks), sleek black small to mid-sized handbags, 90’s revival (busy patterns, snakeskin, and tie-dye), the “super natural bag” (bags that are handmade or woven out of straw or fabric), XXL totes that can carry pretty much anything, and soft “pouchy” bags.
There are plenty of on trend bags to choose from in Accent Accessories’ line. One very lovable choice is the Ashton belt bag. This convenient pack comes in three colors: brown, gold/silver, and black. There’s a zip flap closure, zip back pocket, lined interior with zip pocket, adjustable belt, and it’s vegan leather.
Ashton Belt Bag, $15 each, minimum of 2.
SKU for Brown: BG6926-58BRN
SKU for Gold/Silver: BG6925-58GDS
SKU for Black: BG6926-58BLK
It’s not hard to find trendy fashion accessories that fit the aforementioned lists. To grab any of the products mentioned, contact your Link 2 Sales rep, or order on our ecommerce site, RetailersLink.com.