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Do you have a Cold in the Cold?

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 wWorld's Softest Sensitive Colle 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.”FF Whoopie Lip Balm

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! Candle Warmers Rest and Relax

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.

 

Lovable, On-Trend Fashion Accessories!

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).Periwinkle Tri Tone Hearts

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

Perwinkle Pearl DropPeriwinkle 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.

Accent belt bagThere 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.

The Groundhog Predicts…

Hot off the press and straight from Punxsutawney, PA, home of the infamous, weather-predicting Groundhog: Punxsutawney Phil predicts AN EARLY SPRING! Read from a scroll, Phil decreed, “Faithful followers, there is no shadow of me and a beautiful spring it shall be!” We are excited for the warmth, but regardless of the groundhog’s predictions, we all know that there would be no spring flowers without some April showers. Which brings us to the obvious order for your store – Umbrellas!

Vandor Color Change UmbrellaVandor Gifts is known as the brand for Pop Culture fans, featuring favorite characters from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Disney and more on all sorts of products. During the January Gift Show, Vandor revealed that they really upped their game with umbrellas. Now, you can order color-changing umbrellas that react to liquids and change colors when wet. Show these off easily in-store, as they did at the Gift show, by using a spray bottle to get the umbrella to change color! Designs for the color-changing umbrellas include Wonder Woman, Disney Villains (shown to the left), Harry Potter, Nintendo’s Zelda, Marvel’s Venom, Harley Quinn, and Deadpool.

Order them in packs of 3 for $10 a piece.

Vandor Wonder Woman UmbrellaIf that’s not enough to wow your customers, Vandor also offers LED umbrellas that light up and have a handle that doubles as a flashlight! Don’t lose your way in that spring rain. This battery-operated umbrella has two settings, static and strobe. Check out Star Wars, Nintendo’s Zelda, and Wonder Woman designs.

The LED umbrellas are available in packs of 3 per style at $17.50 a piece.

Of course, the April Showers will surely bring Spring Flowers, and Custom Custom Decor Geranium Butterfly FlagDecor has the most beautiful spring-themed decor for your garden and home. Each season we look forward to new designs from this company, as their team consistently comes up with fresh designs. Known mainly for their flags and floormats, Custom Decor has majorly expanded their selections to include stepping stones, bird and plant feeders, crates, rain gauges, and more, all featuring this gorgeous artwork. To the right we are showing off one of their new Spring prints, the Geranium butterfly design. Add color to your store’s display with Custom Decor’s products!

So there you have it – options for both the April showers AND Spring flowers! Contact your Link 2 Sales rep today to find out additional pricing and order details, or order online at RetailersLink.com.

The Coziest Gifts

In the retail industry, we are all keenly aware of which holidays are coming up next, and we spend a ton of time and effort preparing for Christmas, the New Year, and Valentine’s Day. What you may not have thought of is that Valentine’s Day is about much more than giving a gift to your spouse or significant other. What about your friends, the little ones in your life, or even…yourself?

WSS Cozy CollectionThis is where the ultimate cozy gift comes into play – World’s Softest Socks. And don’t let the name narrow your idea of this company – they carry scarves, hats, and gloves, too! The slippers, gloves, and toboggans in the photo to the left are lined with Sherpa and part of the Cozy Collection. Even if you live somewhere warm, who doesn’t need a pair of sherpa-lined slippers to bump around the house in during a rainy day?

Pick up a few pairs of these inclement weather-fighting accessories and give them out to friends and co-workers to put a little spring in their step this February 14th!

Retailers: encourage your customers to treat themselves during Valentine’s Day with some World’s Softest Socks and forget about all the standard fanfare of chocolates and jewelry!WSS Mouse Creek

 

Be aware that World’s Softest offers items for children, as well. Mouse Creek Trading Company is the children’s division of World’s Softest and they offer knits that fit snugly and keep your little cuties comfy all winter long! This ruffly pair is sweet and girly, but there are plenty of options for boys, as well.

Contact your Link 2 Sales rep TODAY to get more information and pricing on World’s Softest Socks! Click HERE to check out a catalog.

Score BIG with this Winner!

Atlanta is fortunate enough to host the Super Bowl this year at Mercedes Benz stadium. But, just around the corner, a few weeks before the Super Bowl, there was another “Big Game” in town – the Atlanta January Gift Show! Link 2 Sales had so many best-selling products that it’s hard to know where to begin. In honor of Super Bowl 53, let’s take a quick look at one of our top Men’s Gifts lines – Duke Cannon!

 

Duke Bourbon Barrel

Duke Cannon’s product line is bursting with wittily-packaged and actually-hard-working gifts for men, like their classic Big Ass Brick of Soap! The product Assortment that really stood out among the rest during January Gift Show was the Big Bourbon Barrel. Modeled after a Buffalo Trace oak barrel, this giant assortment comes packed with all 5 bourbon SKU’s: completely NEW items like the Bourbon Beard Oil and Balm, the NEW Big Bourbon Beard kits, and the classic Bourbon Soap and Solid Cologne. Each barrel comes with 6 of each of the aforementioned SKU’s. Worried it won’t fit in your store? Don’t fret. This isn’t as big as a real oak barrel – the measurements are 19″ x 12″ x 12″. And it won’t break the bank at $480 for all of this amazing product!

The SKU is BOURBONBARRELBUNDLE. Call your Link 2 Sales rep TODAY to order while supplies last!

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BEST OF MARKET

It’s been a record breaking week at the January gift show in Atlanta. A great economy, positive buying environment, happy customers and wonderful new products makes for a tremendous show! Here are some of the top selling products from The Link Companies’ showrooms mid-way through the market.

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Del Sol is new to the gift industry and is off to an incredible start in Link 2 Sales. This innovative brand in color changing apparel and accessories lit up the market! They make it easy to get started with their T-Package Floor Display that is perfect for stores to show off their innovative products. Del Sol is awesome and a must for the new year.

Item 9zcombo1 – T-Display floor package for $5,665

 

 

 

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Crescent Socks, the best-selling sock brand and truly the World’s Softest, had a huge market and a super pre-book program with a 10% discount and free fixture. These socks and comfy accessories set the bar in the category.

Item Asst 1500 – PreBook 10% Off Free Fixtures for $1525

 

 

 

 

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Duke Cannon is now entrenched as the top-selling men’s gift brand for independent retailers. You can’t go wrong with their newest assortment.

Item TRAVELSET1 – Handsome Man Travel Kit for $15

 

 

 

 

 

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Little Blue House had a tremendous market! The brand that covers the entire family from head to toe in apparel and has super fun accessories continues its success with their Tin Balls display and free sock program.

 

Item TINBALLUF19 24 – Tin Balls Display and Free Sock for $108

 

 

 

Make sure you call your Link 2 Sales Rep TODAY before these Show Specials Expire and DISAPPEAR!

All New Vendors at Link 2 Sales!

It’s show time, and there’s no better time for us to release some amazing new lines for you to view while at Market! If you’re looking for some awesome t-shirts for men and women, we have inspirational tees from Crazy Cool Threads and brother brand, Hobby Life, and also color-changing tees (just like the ones you wore in the ’90’s, only better!) by Del Sol! Life Rings and Ellora Jewelry make two extremely different types of jewelry. Read below to find out more, or just stop by our showroom on the 16th floor of Building 2 this week and see them in person.

 

Crazy Cool Threads  is a Faith based company that has set out to design on-trend quality Christ centered clothing to reach and influence people.

 

 

 

Del Sol is the world’s leading brand of color-changing apparel and accessories. Have fun in the sun with Del Sol color-changing shirts, nail polish, sunglasses, hats, jewelry, hair accessories and much more!

 

 

 

Hobby Life is an outdoor and sports adventure tee brand, a lifestyle brand that brings hobbies into your everyday style. “Make life a hobby” is a motto to live by.

 

 

 

 

Life Rings is a proudly owned family business and is proud to offer high quality, patent pending silicone rings. They offer over 24 different colors for both Men and Women! These rings are ideal for active individuals and have a patent pending design that not only makes it breathable, but has a gripping technology to prevent slippage.

 

 

Ellora JewelryEach Ellora jewelry product comes with a special note to keep or to pass on. Life is special, people are special, time is special.

 

Show Schedule, Specials, and More!

January Market is fast approaching – less than a week to go! In preparation, check out the SHOW SPECIALS for Link 2 Sales by clicking below and viewing the Specials Book!

Link 2 Sales has a FULL SCHEDULE of food and events during the show, including the “Come Sail Away” Market Kick Off Party featuring the Yacht Rock Review! This is one party not to miss – in the Atrium of the Apparel Mart on Wednesday evening. See below for the rest of the schedule and plan your meals accordingly.

Click HERE to see the Full Schedule!

We are giving you a chance to win $250 in COLD, HARD CASH at the Show! All you need to do is schedule an appointment with your rep – and show up for said appointment.

For more details on winning $250, Click HERE!

Viv and Lou Sleepover

Check out Viv & Lou! 

All of Viv & Lou’s unique designs are developed, often digitally-drawn by an in house creative team in South Carolina. Each product is inspired by the daily life, family and friends, and interests of its designer. Get a blanket with a matching duffel, and personalize it with a monogram! Or a cooler, swimsuit cover, bag – there are so many items to choose from!

New Vendor Announcement!

Link2Sales is proud to announce the following new additions to our fantastic line up of vendors:

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Del Sol is color-changing clothes, t-shirts, and accessories to add a little fun under the sun! In fact, Del Sol is the world-leading brand of color-changing clothes and accessories. Del Sol’s color-changing products transform to bright, vivid colors with sun exposure and return to their original color indoors without sun. Featured collections include color-changing sunglasses (the frames change colors in the sun) and color-changing nail polish that really kicks a manicure up a notch! Be sure to stop by Link2Sales on the 16th floor and check out their products during the January Gift Show.

 

Crazy Cool Faith shirt

 

Crazy Cool Threads is a Faith based company that has set out to design on-trend quality Christ centered clothing to reach and influence people. The product line contains t-shirts, tanks, and long sleeved tees for women, youth sizes, and toddlers,  and accessories such as baseball caps. Each product has a message featured prominently that helps to share the Word of God. Popular designs include sayings such as “Saved By Grace,” “Fear Is a Liar,” and various pslams.

 

Hobby Life Bear

From the same Alabama company that does Crazy Cool Threads is Hobby Life – a lifestyle brand that brings hobbies into your everyday style. If you’re looking for outdoor, sports, and adventure tees, this is your brand! These shirts are unisex, making them the perfect gift for pretty much anyone in your life. Or, find one that represents your favorite hobby! Featured tshirts contain sayings like “Roam the Unknown,” “Let’s Go Camping,” and “Good Things Come to Those Who Bait.”

 

Stop by at the January gift show to see these brand new products in person, or call your Link2Sales rep to order today!

Next up – Valentine’s Day!

We are at the point of the year when Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years, seem to eclipse all other holidays. But, we must be careful to keep the next heavy hitting holidays in mind! Valentine’s day is up next, and it’s never too early to start ordering gift items for all the lovers out there. Link2Sales can help your customers share the love with enticing products from your favorite vendors! Here are a few of our picks:

Abdallah Valentines

 

Abdallah Candies is so well prepared for Valentine’s Day that they have a whole catalog dedicated just to those gift items (click here to see the catalog). They also didn’t forget about St. Patrick’s Day, so the end of the catalog has a section for all the lucky leprechauns! Some popular selections from the Valentine’s products include the 8oz. Cashew Grizzlys – cashews, creamy caramel, and milk chocolate – for the wholesale price of $6.01. Or, try an adorable clear gift bag with a bow and filled with Milk Butter Almond Toffees – 7oz. bags for $5.17. Really trying to express your love? You’ll need the ultimate in heart-shaped boxes, the 24oz fancy fabric box with satin bow for $22.43, wholesale. Check out that Abdallah catalog and get your orders in!

 

Don’t forget about the guys this Valentine’s Day! Any girlfriend or wife knows that buying for your man can be tricky. What exactly does heDuke Cannon Gift Set want or need? Duke Cannon’s men’s bath and body products are not only great if you want soap that really works, but the hilarious packaging and super masculine presentation is spot on to get any guy excited for a simple shower! Try something fun like the Soap on a Rope Bundle Pack that includes a Tactical Scrubber (with “rope”) and a Big Brick of Soap. For just $12.50 wholesale, these can be added to any order with ease. For the true outdoorsman, the Hunting and Fishing Soap Kit is the gift set he needs. includes a “Big Ol’ Brick of Hunting Soap” and a Heavy Duty Hand Soap.

Get any of these fabulous finds for Valentine’s Day by ordering from your Link2Sales rep, or by ordering online at RetailersLink.com.