It may be warm outside, but it’s already time to talk about holiday and year-end gift giving.
You’re in good hands this year. Behind the scenes, we have been working hard to bring you the best products to establish or reinforce your customers' brands. By monitoring retail design trends, we have the right mix of products and apparel to impress and excite your clients – especially for the critical year-end selling season.
As we charge into the back half of the year, let’s shine a spotlight on the trends that inspired our new products.
Metallic Accents Make Brands Shine
Metallics are hot in retail right now - showing up in everything from apparel and housewares to interior design. With a little sparkle and shine we’ve incorporated this trend in our new product designs. Bright metallic accents give perennial favorites like tote bags from Bullet and stationery from JournalBooks a fresh look that's sure to get attention. Meanwhile, Trimark's Ozark jacket has a reflective lining that really catches the eye - and uses body heat to help keep you warm.
Technology with Wow Factor
Every day, your customers are seeing cutting-edge technology in retail and hearing about it in the media - but have they considered it as a way to promote themselves? We're following retail trends and using hot new tech pieces to promote brands.
No matter the giving occasion, your customers want products that make their brand stand out. It's a safe bet that a wifi-enabled drone with a built-in camera or a light up Bluetooth speaker with amazing sound are going to be noticed - and most importantly remembered. From virtual reality headsets that you control right from your smartphone, to the amazing ANKR Bluetooth Tracker that makes sure you never lose your keys, we have tech products that you won’t find anywhere else.
A major theme in housewares is the combination of craftsmanship and entertaining. In retail, we see this in the increasing popularity of traditional cocktails, craft beer and a new emphasis on sophistication when serving these beverages. The numbers don't lie. In 2015, the craft beer market alone was $22.3 billion (ASI).
PCNA has incorporated this trend in the new Bullware Collection which features a mixology set, beer glasses, coasters and more. These products use wood, glass and metal to evoke the craftsmanship involved in creating a signature cocktail or craft brew.
Ready for more holiday inspiration? Our 2016 Holiday Look Book has the perfect mix of popular products and trendy apparel to get you started. Customize it and share with your customers to drive business and make the season a success.
For more ideas... contact The Namedroppers .... 678-591-7712
Linda@thenamedroppersllc.com ... or www.thenamedroppersllc.com