Day 1 of ASD Kicks Off in Style
Day one of the August 2013 ASD Show kicks off in style, as ASD welcomes thousands of independent retailers to their expansive show floors. With vendors represented in fashion, beauty, craft, apparel, sports licensing, jewelry and more, there’s something for nearly every retailer to take back to their stores.
Retail Minded searched among the handbag, luggage and outdoor accessory vendors today – finding it hard to narrow down some of our favorite picks. Here’s our list of a handful (because there are thousands) of vendors that are indie focused in supporting retail buyers with their unique buying goals, as well as providing fantastic product assortment.
All things girly make up Jacki Designs, offering stylish cosmetic cases, jewelry displays, assorted luggage and luggage accessories, music boxes and wine stoppers. Known for their cosmetic bags yet trusted for their sell-thru, Jacki Design is a show-stopper at the ASD Show – literally stopping buyers in their tracks. Their colorful yet practical inventory assortment make great additions to boutique store shelves, gift shops, hospital stores and more. A regular exhibitor at the ASD Show, retailers can bring Jacki Design products into their stores for only $150 minimum open order with no specific quantity limits per each product. Re-orders are flexible, making this vendor a great partner to have in your store. Check them out at the ASD Las Vegas Show in the Central Hall at booth C4135, or visit them at JackieDesignIntl.com
If your store sells handbags, then Limelight Trading is a vendor you can’t miss. Their stylish handbags cater to a boutique marketplace, delivering seasonal, trendy and classic style through their diverse selection of hobos, clutches, should strap bags, wallets and more. With a 3 piece minimum per color / per style for orders, their products are accessible to independent retailers looking to fill only a few shelves of handbags or an entire store. Discover for yourself the fun range of style offered from Limelight Trading at the ASD Show, visiting them at booth C3749. Not at the show? Make sure to attend next time, as they are show regulars. And in the meantime, take a peak at some of their products at LimelightTrading.com.
Stores of all kinds can gain from having sunglasses in their store assortment, and with Golden Bridge International they make it easy for you to find styles you and your customers will love. From reading glasses to sunglasses, there are endless rows of styles to choose from. With women’s option averaging about 70% of their total sales, followed by men’s and children’s options, Golden Bridge caters to stores that buy sunglasses for add on sales as well as those who purchase glasses as part of their main inventory assortment. Minimum orders are $100 wholesale – which average about 5 dozen sunglasses for this price – allowing indie retailers to easily introduce glasses to their stores or welcome Golden Bridge as a new vendor. Visit them at the ASD Show in booth C3735, and learn more at GBSunglasses.com.
Whether you live in a rain hot spot like Oregon or the sunny suburbs of Florida or the middle of the country in Kansas, you’re bound to have some rainy days ahead of you. Introducing umbrellas to your inventory assortment is a great way to gain necessity buys in a pinch, add on purchases and everyday staple sales. From sport umbrellas to golf umbrellas to children umbrellas to adult umbrellas, World Import Company truly has styles and options for every retailer. Our favorite pick? Their newly introduced “color changing” umbrella, as demonstrated in the picture to the left. When it rains, the white butterflies on this umbrella becomescolorful and vibrant – lasting until dry. This is the first of it’s kind in the marketplace, and we’re betting you want to be the first retailer in your local marketplace to sell them! Don’t miss out on this soon to be trend. Visit World Import Company in the Central Hall at the ASD Show at booth C3571. Not here? Make plans to be here next time, as their show staples. Until then visit them at WorldImportCo.com.
California based Hipack Travelwear is no stranger to the ASD Show, and counts this among their favorite shows to support independent retailers in their luggage, soft backpacks and duffle bag needs. With no minimums to, it’s no surprise indie retailers return again and again to Hipack Travelwear. Their colorful, hard case luggage collections (as shown on the left) are popular buys for indie stores, as are their vast assortment of other luggage styles, sizes and options. But don’t let us tell you what’s selling the best… you be the judge for what makes the most sense for your customers. Visit Hipack Travelwear at the ASD Show in the Central Hall, booth C3577, as well as learn more about their inventory options at DeJuno.com.
Be sure to check back daily, as Retail Minded’s Editor Nicole Leinbach Reyhle will be scouting the show floors for more indie finds.