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New Vendors Stand Out at ASD Las Vegas

The ASD Show kicked off into full swing today as over 3K vendors opened their booths up to an anticipated 30K plus of retailers and buyers.  While ASD welcomes a dedicated crowd of returning vendors, they also proudly welcomed 276 first time exhibitors for their August 2012 show.

Standing out in the crowd at ASD included a variety of new exhibitors, each uniquely offering their own stand out products. From organizational clips to hair bling, retailers have endless options to introduce new and exciting products to their stores.

Here’s Retail Minded’s “Top Five Picks of New Vendors”at ASD Show in the accessory category. Not an accessory focused store? No problem! Stay tuned for more stand out vendors in the home, value & variety and other retail sectors as ASD continues and Retial Minded blogs live from their show floors!

Fusion offers gorgeous handmade clutches in that are stylish yet unexpected – the perfect combo for customer attention. Their exceptional craftsmanship stands out in their unique designs – all being handmade in Bombay, India. Crafted of fine silks, jute and other luxury materials, Fusion delivers beautiful, luxury products at affordable prices. Their entry wholesale price is $30, with suggested retail mark-up in the $100 range. Best part? ASD attendees get a generous opening order package of assorted styles with only a six count minimum. Custom requests are even available, with fabric selections on site at ASD to choose from. Curious to learn more? Visit them at Booth C2657 or

Hair Diamond Italia may be new to ASD, but they are no strangers to retail. Clients include L’Oreal, Claire’s Boutique and many others in over twenty countries. Their affordable and stylish hair extensions, crystal hair peices, diamond clips and other hair accessories stand out in style and price. They have over six design & mechanical patents on their unique products, delivering the best product in their niche market of hair bling. Curious to learn more? Visit them at ASD Booth N2578, or online at

Safely Sexy delivers security… stylishly… to women. A keychain pepper spray, Safely Sexy was designed by 2012 Miss California contestant Rachel Walter. An actress and model by day, this smart 23 year old is taking women’s safety to a whole new scale. Tired, bland pepper sprays may be on the market… but today’s female buyers want style in all components of their life. Enter Safely Sexy, and women have their new must have accessory! At under $20 for MSRP, this is a must have addition to for nearly all retail stores. After all… you can’t argue safety, right? Visit Rachel and her Safely Sexy pepper spray at Booth CC4931 or

THEqlip is a new design with an old fashioned twist. And while many of you don’t know who Louis E. Baltzley is, it’s likely you use what he invented regularly… the binder clip. THEqlip, which was founded just shy of 100 years after Baltzley’s invention of the binder clip, is a savvy solution to organizational needs in a variety of categories. Whether dealing with cash in your pocket, credit cards out of hand in your wallet, coupons all over your purse or many other organizational headaches, THEqlip solves your organizational challenges with a leather case over a binder clip that is rich in style, smart in design and purposeful in life. Perfect for all types of retailers, THEqlip is great for both men and women, and can be found at booth C4071 or online at But don’t let autocorrect fool you… it’ a “q” not a “c”.

Valor Communications has an accessory almost every consumer needs… cell phone cases. Get stylish covers for your Droid, i-Phone or any other Smartphone  in all the latest fashions. Whether bedazzled in crystals or wrapped in your favorite colors, their vast assortment of cellphone cases and screen protectors will make all your customers happy – men, women and even the hard to satisfy tweens. An affordable $100 ASD Show minimum makes these accessories a  must have for your store. Another perk? They have display pieces ready to go and available as part of your buy… making merchandising easy as 1-2-3. Intrigued? We were, and you should be too. Visit them at Booth C583.

Continue to follow Retail Minded as we discover all the best products for boutique buys nationwide! There will be more updates, more vendor discoveries and more retail insight as ASD continues.





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