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Five Retail Trends for 2013

February 5, 2013 at 10:20 am | In Advertising, Management, Marketing, Trends | 3 Comments | Get this via email

In 2012 we witnessed the development and evolution of social media and mobile marketing. As a result, Americans are connected to technology 24/7. The Huffington Post reported in 2012 that 84% of survey respondents couldn’t go a day without checking their device. As a small business owner, this means technology will continue to play a critical role in retail.

Stay ahead of the competition by incorporating these five retail trends for 2013 into your business strategy:

1. Social and Mobile Marketing Continue to Dovetail
Social and mobile marketing strategies are beginning to converge as consumers use their smartphones to conduct online searches more frequently. According to the Next Web, Inc. more than 60% of Facebook's users are currently accessing the site through a mobile phone.

Retail entrepreneurs must develop a strong mobile social media strategy. Social media and mobile ecommerce are not going away and companies that embrace and innovate using these platforms will thrive.

2. The Savvier Shopper
Shoppers are more educated about products than ever before. The “showrooming” trend – where consumers visit retailers to look at the goods in person and then buy them online – will increase in 2013.

Retailers should work on maximizing customer service to entice customers’ to continue to buy in-store instead of online.

3. Cash Elimination
There will be an explosion in mobile payment acceptance in 2013. Innovative companies leading the way in this area include Square and PayPal. Increasingly, retailers will begin to favor electronic payments.

This trend could offer retailers easier credit cards acceptance. For example, Square has a set-up time of three minutes on a smartphone and offers retailers an easy way to accept credit cards without using a landline. Additionally, some retailers are using Square so the sales associates can be actively selling on the sales floor instead of ringing-up customers behind the register.

4. Shoppertainment
Shoppers are hungry for an in-store experience that not only provides them with the products they are searching for, but also in an environment that is visually stimulating with a top-notch customer service experience.

Specialty retailers should consider offering specialized classes and an increased number of in-store events to engage their customers. For example, a gift shop located in Syracuse, NY, Metro Home Style in Massachusetts brought in an interior designer to teach a class about chic entertaining and an independent camera store, Concord Camera, locatetore in New Hampshire began offering weekly photography classes to teach customers how to take great digital photos.

5. Partnering for Profit
Over the last few years many small business owners have recognized the benefit of working together to co-market their companies instead of operating as competitors. Marketing initiatives such as Small Business Saturday® have created the opportunity for business owners to partner in innovative ways such as creating a downtown Shop Small event on the day after Black Friday. As a result of these partnerships, businesses are able to attract new customers and sell more products or services.

Retailers might consider reaching out to business owners in their area to run a co-op advertisement, or to create a collaborative event such as a ‘Ladies’ Night Out’, or help one another by agreeing to distribute coupons or flyers for the other business. For example, one local gift shop in Minnesota partnered with a local florist. The local florist delivered 24 free roses to the gift shop every Friday, which in turn sent emails inviting customers into the store to pick-up their complimentary rose. The gift shop mentioned the florist in a weekly promotional email and handed out coupons. Both businesses reported an increase in sales as a result of the marketing program.

For retail entrepreneurs, the time to innovate and execute new marketing strategies is now. By jumping on these five new trends you will position your company for success in 2013 and beyond.




Shop Small on November 24

November 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm | In Merchandising, Small Business, Social Marketing | 2 Comments | Get this via email

For the second annual year, I am the spokesperson and advisor to Small Business Saturday. Part of my role includes participating in newspaper, radio and TV interviews across the country to talk about how important this initiative is to business owners and consumers.

Today I was interviewed on a talk radio show about Small Business Saturday along with our country's Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Marie C. Johns and Gloria Larkin, Advisory and Founder of a wonderful non-profit organization, Women Impacting Public Policy.

Click here to listen to the interview to learn more about Small Business Saturday.




Seven Creative Ways to Utilize Brochures as a Marketing Tool this Holiday Season

October 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm | In Advertising, Business Ideas, Marketing, Small Business | 10 Comments | Get this via email

I speak at gift shows across the country about grassroots marketing. I'm passionate about grassroots marketing because it involves the low-cost or no-cost implementation of creative marketing strategies versus expensive marketing techniques.

One of the tools I encourage retailers to utilize are full-color brochures because they look incredibly professional and are incredibly inexpensive and effective. I recently stumbled on a terrific new resource for brochure printing services, where you can print 1,000 full-color flyers for only 16¢ each. Even better, the more you print, the less you pay.

Due to the fact that it's so cost effective to print a color flyer nowadays, here are five creative ideas for utilizing a flyer to help you drive more sales:

Idea #1
Publish a calendar of store events that are taking place during the holiday season. I'm sure that you have plenty of fun festivities lined up for the holiday season, so make sure your customers mark their calendars by producing a flyer that announces all of your events in one place. Make sure that you drop one in each bag and have them available for distribution by your cash register.

Idea #2
Announce a contest. Everyone loves a fun contest and it's a great way to engage with your customers. Consider hosting a photo contest this holiday season, such as best dressed pet, or the best trimmed tree, or best photo of one of your store's products displayed in their home. Be sure to provide the contest rules and deadlines and clearly outline how and when the winner will be chosen.

Idea# 3
Why not come up with a special offer for the next three months? For example, 10% off candles for October, 15% off all jewelry in November and 15% off ornaments in December.

Idea #4
Market the reasons why it's important for your customers to shop locally (and let your customers know you're participating in Small Business Saturday). More and consumers are becoming educated about the benefits of supporting the local businesses in their community. Consider producing a flyer focused on the reasons why it's important to support your store.

Here are three facts you might want to include:

  1. According to a recent study by American Express, in communities with thriving independent retail, independent housing values are 50% higher than their broader markets.
  2. Independent businesses pay taxes which helps to support the local school system.
  3. Independent businesses provide jobs for the local community.
  4. Independent retail makes up just under 50% of the total retail sales in the country. Hence, independent retailers are a vital part of our country's national economy.

Idea #5
Encourage retailers to sign-up for your newsletter. Ideally, you should be actively collecting email addresses from your customers to build your list on a daily basis. But sometimes it's not always possible to ask each and every customer. Consider having a flyer placed near your register that gives an overview of the benefits of receiving your store's newsletter, along with a place on the bottom of the flyer to sign-up. Be sure to include a line on the flyer that states your store's email privacy policy (i.e., you never rent or sell your list).

Idea #6
Promote your social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest). Be sure to give your customers reasons they should follow you online.

Idea #7
Advertise your store's classes. I believe that every store should offer some sort of class. It's a great way to get customers and prospects into the store, plus it's also a great way to build a sense of community. If you're not already offering classes, considering testing one out (such as a class on trimming the tree or decorating the mantle). You may want to partner with a local designer in the area to teach the class, and in exchange, you can offer a store gift certificate or trade them the opportunity to give every class attendee a brochure of her decorating services.




Favorite Finds from the California Market Center, Part 2

July 30, 2012 at 9:38 am | In New Product Ideas, Shows | 1 Comment | Get this via email

Today's guest blog post is from the California Market Center

Here are more of their favorite new finds from the upcoming show:

{SPLIT P}
Fun, Fresh and Trendy are the perfect words to describe Split P. From the leader in their category, Park Designs introduces this colorful line of home decor, linens and tabletop products. Exciting new products to offer EVERY customer! Where to find Split P: Rosalie & Friends, Inc., Suite C1298.

{FRANZ COLLECTION}
Franz high quality porcelains are comparable to those made by high-end European manufacturers but at more affordable prices. Franz Collection Inc. offers a spectrum of product categories, which include porcelains, jewelry, and crystal and porcelain stemware. Items are sold in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, UK, and Australia. Find Franz Collection in Bridgeport Gallery, who recently relocated to the CMC, in Suite C1211.

{SPI HOME}
Established in 1973, SPI has become one of the most exciting Home Décor, Garden and Gallery vendors in the industry. The company designs their own unique products, offering their customers innovative and provocative designs at affordable prices. SPI Home can now be found in California Marketing Associates in Suite C1300.

Be sure to mark your calendar to come discover the CMC Gift & Home Market now, through the end of July 2012. For added convenience, showrooms are open year-round, 5 days a week. Upcoming Market dates are September 30- October 2, 2012, and January 22-29, 2013, running concurrently with the debut of VIEW Tradeshow.




Favorite Finds from the California Market Center, Part 1

July 27, 2012 at 9:27 am | In New Product Ideas, Shows | 4 Comments | Get this via email

Today's guest blog post is from the California Market Center

Here are a few of their favorite new finds from the upcoming show:

{JOY TO THE WORLD COLLECTIBLES}
New to the CMC, Joy To The World Collectibles offers a wide range of designer handcrafted glass ornaments that are 100% sourced and made in Europe. Exclusive collections include: The Pet Set, the largest and most comprehensive dog breed ornament line on the market; Collegiate lines, including USC, UCLA and Cal Berkeley; Officially licensed ornaments for Diva Dog, Glitterazzi, and Metzler Bros by Joy To The World; as well as a custom division that caters to all budgets. Find them in Suite B1265.


{RICCI ARGENTIERI}
The Ricci Argentieri Company is built on the principles of making the highest quality flatware and giftware products on the market today, and has been perfecting their craft since 1840. Superior quality is evident in this collection, through their design, craftsmanship, and quality of materials. Ricci Argentieri can now be found in Bridgeport Gallery, in Suite C1211.


{ARS ANTIGUA COLLECTION}
The Ars Antigua Collection is based on a collection of over 500,000 engravings and lithographs from the 16th to the 20th century that include designs such as Art Deco fashion illustrations, shoes, handbags, crowns, gardening, shells, music, architecture, animals and much more. All images are printed in-house, using soy ink and recycled paper, on writing blocs, stationery, mini-notebooks, journals, luggage tags, coasters, t-shirts, and cardholders, to name a few. Find the collection in Suite C1285.


Be sure to mark your calendar to come discover the CMC Gift & Home Market now, through the end of July 2012. For added convenience, showrooms are open year-round, 5 days a week. Upcoming Market dates are September 30- October 2, 2012, and January 22-29, 2013, running concurrently with the debut of VIEW Tradeshow.




Join Everybody On Pinterest

February 17, 2012 at 8:39 am | In Guest Post, Social Marketing, Trends | 14 Comments | Get this via email

Today's guest post is from Crystal Vilkaitis, Director of Social Media at SnapRetail.

What’s been around for two years, has crossed the 10 million user mark faster than any other standalone website in history, allows you to share your interests visually and starts with a 'P'? You guessed it, Pinterest!

I spent the past month at the winter markets in Atlanta, Dallas and Vegas speaking to over 500 independent retailers about social media, email marketing and daily deals. Every time I asked my audience who had heard of Pinterest, arms shot up faster than if I had asked who wanted a million dollars. I was shocked by the response from retailers about this site. I know I have a love (and addiction) for this tool, but I didn’t realize retailers shared the same feelings.

What is it? Remember back in the day when we read those things called magazines? Did you ever see something you loved – a dress you wanted to buy, a quote that inspired you, a woman running who motivated you or maybe a picture that made you laugh? You then cut that picture out of the magazine and put it on a bulletin board or a vision board to refer back to or look at every day. Pinterest is the same thing, but digital – like an online pin-board.

You can take those same kinds of pictures found online and create “boards.” These boards can be titled anything – “Things I Want to Buy,” “Inspiration,” “Go to the gym,” “Funny” – whatever fits the pictures. You then “pin” pictures to the different boards you have, or you can create a new one for a category you might not have yet.

“Pinning” can happen a few ways: by uploading images that are saved on your computer through the “Add a Pin” section on the Pinterest website, by taking a picture using a smartphone and Pinning that photo using the mobile Pinterest application, by clicking on the “Pin It” button found next to a photo on a website or through the “Pin It” tool, which you first need to add to your toolbar.

Pinterest has made it easy for us to share our digital pin boards and to follow collections created by others which is why this site is considered a social network. By “following” other people’s boards you can see their newest Pins on your home screen, which sort of reminds me of the Newsfeed from Facebook, but displays only photos. You can also “like” and/or comment on a Pin, which will then display in the Recent Activity section to all of your Followers, also reminding me of the Ticker on Facebook, but on Pinterest it can be found on the left hand side of the screen. You also can “Repin” another users’ photos, which is like sharing others’ content. Finally, after Pinning an image, you are asked if you’d like to share the photo to Twitter and/or Facebook, another social integration which can help gain more exposure for your Pinterest Boards.

How would I, a retailer, use it? At the winter markets I had a lot of retailers come up to me and say, “I use Pinterest personally, but I didn’t realize I can use it to for my store.” This site is a great way for retailers to showcase their personalities, store, staff and, of course, products. I suggest retailers create boards around the different products they sell in their store like “Gift Ideas,” “Valentine’s Day treats,” “Inspirations,” “My Store,” “Great Displays,” “Home Décor Ideas” and some consumer-known vendor boards of products you carry, like “Vera Bradley,” “Brighton Must Haves,” “Yankee Scents,” etc. Depending on your store you can determine the types of product boards you create.

*Important Note* When adding product pictures, be sure to include the price. When you do this, Pinterest will automatically create a price banner over the top left corner of your picture, making it easier to know it’s a product for sale. Also be sure to include a keyword-rich description for every picture you Pin or Repin, this will enable it to be found more easily in search results.

How do I start? Pinterest is currently an invite only website, so if you aren’t on it yet please feel free to send me an email and I’ll send you an invite. You can also request an invitation directly from the website. Once you’re in, Pinterest will ask you to select some categories that interest you and will suggest users to follow. Next, you can create some new boards.

Make sure you fully fill out your Profile by hovering over your name in the top right corner and selecting “Settings.” Confirm all info is correct, fill out the About section using keywords as they relate to your store and make sure you aren’t hiding your profile from search engines under the Visibility section. Once you’ve set your profile up, I suggest searching for keywords that interest you in the top left search bar. Maybe words like gifts, apparel, store displays, your city name, home décor, color, trends, etc. Start Repinning images you like to the most appropriate boards. I also suggest you Like and Comment on some pins, which can start building relationships with other Pinners.

Finally, you need to tell people you’re on Pinterest. Post your Pinterest Profile on your Facebook Page and put a sign at your cash register that has the Pinterest logo and the direct link to your profile. You can also use Pinterest to support an email. If you’re sending out a spring newsletter, you can link to a "Spring" Pinterest board from the email so your customers can see pictures and ideas of what you’re talking about in your email.

Make sure you follow the SnapRetail page and if you have any questions about Pinterest, please ask them on our Facebook page. Happy Pinning!




Toy Fair Preview, Part 3

January 30, 2012 at 8:40 am | In Guest Post, New Product Ideas, Shows | 21 Comments | Get this via email

Today's guest post is from Poornima Apte, Editor-in-Chief of GIFT SHOP Magazine and Specialty Retail Report.

The winter markets are all set to ring in another year of exciting product launches and brisk business. Here is a sneak peek at some of the exciting finds you can expect at the winter 2012 edition of Toy Fair.

Elf Magic
877.ELF.MAGIC • www.elf-magic.com

Arctic Play Elfit
From the slopes to the schoolyard, this six-piece winter set is a great fit for any sporty Elf Magic Elf or Hanukkah Helper. Sky blue Arctic jacket has a zipper closure and is lined in comfy and soft green polartec fabric. Set also comes with blue waterproof snowboard pants, white snowflake shirt, green polartec mittens, green polartec hat with pompom, and a pair of black boots with velcro closures. Snowboard and skis available for download online.
$20

Funky Chic Elfit
Fashion-forward Elves will love this stylish six-piece set, which comes with black velour leggings, jumper with colorful faux buttons and trim, yellow long-sleeved shirt, zebra print scarf, matching pocketbook, and black suede boots with faux sheepskin trim. Mix and match the different pieces for a one-of-a-kind look!
$19


Aeromax
847.756.4085 • www.aeromaxtoys.com

Jr. Space Explorer
Junior explorers can hop on this inflatable space shuttle and blast off for both indoor or outdoor adventures. Ideal as a floating ride-on, this handsome shuttle boasts genuine looking instrument panels, gauges, a built-in portal view of Earth and the red & white stars & stripes of the U. S. of A. Kids will enjoy incorporating into play the clear window view of Earth and the international space station as seen from outer space. After touring the stars and the moon, move the furniture and make way for a shuttle landing that boasts a 45” wingspan and spreads 43” in length. Designed for a weight limit of 90 pounds.
$34.95 • Ages 3+

Aurora
888.287.6722 • www.auroragift.com

Signature Series
Aurora’s Signature line is broken into three categories; wildlife, jungle and exotics. Wildlife includes white and Bengal tigers, giraffe, cheetah, lion, gorilla, tamarind and monkey. The exotics feature koala, panda, polar bear, lesser panda, meerkat, hedgehog, bush baby, fennec fox and ring-tailed lemur. The wildlife category includes lynx, gray wolf, red fox, raccoon, bison, bald eagle and tawny and barn owls. Signature pieces range from seven to 43 inches.

Dinosaurs
The five new dinosaurs include Triceratops (10”), Pterenodon (10”), Stegosaurus (12”), Brachiosaurus (11”) and T-Rex (12”); MSRP: $14 each. The dinosaurs use plastic eyes and their scales are highlighted with a special reflective material. Three new dinosaur hand puppets include Iguanodon, Parasaurolophus and Oviraptor (10”, MSRP: $11).




Toy Fair Preview, Part 2

January 26, 2012 at 8:10 am | In Guest Post, New Product Ideas, Shows | 8 Comments | Get this via email

Today's guest post is from Poornima Apte, Editor-in-Chief of GIFT SHOP Magazine and Specialty Retail Report.

The winter markets are all set to ring in another year of exciting product launches and brisk business. Here is a sneak peek at some of the exciting finds you can expect at the winter 2012 edition of Toy Fair.

HABA
habausa.com

Caterpillar Rina Pull Toy
This colorful pull toy always makes a happy face and will follow baby wherever s/he wanders. Caterpillar wiggles her whole body when pulled. Made from beech wood, the body of this toy measures 12 inches long.
Ages 12 months +

Discovery Puzzle on the Farm
Ideal for a toddler’s first puzzle, four wooden pieces (pig, cow, horse & farmer) can pop in and out of the farm scene. The motifs on the puzzle’s edge are clues for images repeated in the big puzzle. Parents can read aloud the enclosed story as little eyes try to find the farm features.

Beetle Karo Clutching Toy
Grownups can’t help saying ahhhh when they hold this 5½-inch clutch toy packed with sweet surprises. In addition to the soft pastel colors, this little personality has two petal rings that can be moved up, down and away. Listen for the rustling sound and watch baby’s eyes light up! The plush feel comes from a mix of velour and cotton/polyester.
$8.99 • Ages 6 months+

Beetle Kai Clutching Toy
This little beetle is full of delights from his floppy antennae to his rustling ring of petals that slide up, down and off. Give this 6-½ inch guy a shake and hear a little bell. His soft feel comes from a mix of velour and cotton/polyester.
$8.99 • Ages 6 months+

Salad Bowl in Summer Charm
Teddy can get a full day’s serving of vegetables in this tasty bowl of salad ingredients. The shatterproof salad bowl, made of melamine, matches the Summer Charm tableware set. 5 felt veggies make up this tasty appetizer – dark green olive slices, pale green salad leaves, brown mushroom slices, white onion rings and red tomato slices.
$13.49 • Ages 3+

Gary Gouda
Here’s a game of cat and mouse that goes 3D with a fresh and sophisticated game frame. As Gary the Mouse munches his way through the house and gets plumper with every bite, he’s having trouble fitting through the mouse holes. Only the player who recalls the sizes of the various holes faster than Kiki the Cat can make it to the target unscathed. The game features adjustable mouse holes and encourages good memory skills. Fun for the whole family, up to 4 can play at a time.
$31.49 • Ages 4+

Moover Baby Truck
This first toy on wheels is designed for children as young as 12 months, remaining friendly through the preschool years. It appeals to both boys and girls –an obvious choice as the child's first “ride-on” toy. Kids love to practice simple assembling and construction skills as both the truck body and the crane can be removed. In the driver's cab there is room for a teddy bear or a doll and other toys can be placed in the “trunk.” It’s a clever mixture of play and learning. Choose red with yellow wheels or natural with red wheels.
$85.49 • Ages 12 months+




Toy Fair Preview, Part 1

January 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm | In Guest Post, New Product Ideas, Shows | 4 Comments | Get this via email

Today's guest post is from Poornima Apte, Editor-in-Chief of GIFT SHOP Magazine and Specialty Retail Report.

The winter markets are all set to ring in another year of exciting product launches and brisk business. Here is a sneak peek at some of the exciting finds you can expect at the winter 2012 edition of Toy Fair.

Green Toys Inc.
415.839.9971 • greentoys.com

Green Toys Salad Set
Watch healthy eating habits sprout with the fresh and fun Green Toys™ Salad Set! Toss up lettuce and veggies and top with a dash of dressing or salt & pepper for the greenest salad around. In this 20-piece stackable set, each realistic part is made in the USA from food-safe, 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Sized for Green Toys kitchen sets and interchangeable with other Green Toys play food products, the Salad Set includes a serving bowl, salad plate, 2 serving utensils, 3 lettuce leaves, 3 sets of cucumbers, 2 tomatoes, 2 red peppers, onions, mushrooms, and fold-your-own oil & vinegar and salt & pepper. No BPA, phthalates, PVC or external coatings. Meets FDA food contact standards. Dishwasher Safe.
For ages 2 +

Green Toys Build-A-Bouquet
With the Green Toys™ Build-a-Bouquet, budding florists can create countless floral arrangements while saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, this brightly colored 44-piece set includes 4 bases, 16 stem and leaf pieces, and 24 flower pieces. The vibrant lilies, petunias, and daisies stack interchangeably in the assorted stems for limitless fun that blossoms in all seasons. It’s no secret that this garden is as safe as it is fun, with no BPA, phthalates, PVC or external coatings. Packaged using recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.
For ages 2 +

Green Toys Mini Vehicles – 4 Pack
City streets, busy highways, country roads. Whether it’s the Ambulance, Police Car, Taxi, or Red Fastback, the Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles are sure to stop traffic wherever little imaginations venture. These planet-pleasing automobiles are made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Each pint-sized car sports its own unique details, while the whole fleet features a super-eco design with no metal axles or external coatings. No BPA, phthalates or PVC. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.
Dimensions: 6"L x 3-1/2"W

For ages 1 +

Green Toys Tool Set – Pink or Blue
No job is too big for the world's most environmentally friendly tool kit! This awesome 15-piece set includes a tool box, Phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, 2 two-hole connectors, 2 nails, 2 bolts, and 2 nuts. The Green Toys™ Tool Kit turns work into Good Green Fun™!
For ages 2 +

Green Toys Sand Kit – Blue or Pink
Build a castle. Dig for buried treasures. No matter how ambitious the project, the world's most eco-groovy sand play set always leaves a light footprint. Like all Green Toys™ products, our Sand Play Set is made from advanced environmentally friendly materials, helping to reduce fossil fuel use and C02 emissions, all in the name of Good Green Fun™!
For ages 18 months +
4 Pieces, including: Bucket, Shovel, Rake, Sand Castle Mold

Green Toys Mini Fastbacks – 4 Pack
Nothing gets the green light from Planet Earth like the Mini Fastbacks from Green Toys Inc. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and reduce greenhouse gasses, these four palm-sized cars are perfect for little hands ready to explore and protect their world. The red, blue, green, and yellow two-door coupes are high-design and low-emission, with a classic sloping roofline, racing stripes, and no metal axles. No BPA, phthalates, PVC or external coatings. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.
Dimensions: 6"L x 3-1/2"W

For ages 1 +




Winter Shows Preview, Take 4

January 18, 2012 at 8:54 am | In Guest Post, New Product Ideas, Shows | 8 Comments | Get this via email

Today's guest post is from Poornima Apte, Editor-in-Chief of GIFT SHOP Magazine and Specialty Retail Report.

The winter markets are all set to ring in another year of exciting product launches and brisk business. Here's a final peek at more of the exciting finds you can expect this winter.

Vance Kitira
800.646.6360 • vancekitira.com

Bountiful Nature
Hand-poured paraffin wax in frosted glass is delicately scented with the fragrance of jasmine. Package sketches reflect the fresh, vibrant fragrance inside. 3 x 3.5”, 7 oz.  Burn time – 30 hrs.

Basket of Terrapot Votives
One of our best-selling items now comes in a splash of color in a white wire basket. Just in time for warmer weather, these fun little votive pots are definitely “pretty in pink”.  Scatter them around the table to brighten any setting.  They make perfect hostess gifts – and with just a marker, write a message, greeting or add a name for use as a place card. These sweet little candles will be a bright spot at any event. Unscented, set of 10. Burn time – 5 hrs. each
 
Iris Apron
Gardening, cooking or crafting, this soft canvas apron keeps you in style.  Individually hand-painted with a stunning Iris on bleached white canvas.  Deep center pocket shaped like a planter. Slips over the head and ties around the waist.  One size.

Kevin O'Brien Studio
215.923.6378 • kevinobrienstudio.com

New York Bryant Park printed pillow
Kevin's colorful rendition of New York's Bryant Park adds an artistic flare to any room. Spice up your space by flipping it over to reveal the beautiful painting of the New York skyline on the back; zip closure; feather/down insert included

Opera printed pillow
Original detailed drawing of the New York Opera comes alive with touches of bright color, featured on the reserve side is a whimsical sketch of musicians; zip closure; feather/down insert included

Rome Piazza printed pillow
Kevin's colorful sketch of the famous Piazza in Rome adds a splash of bright spring hues to any couch. This pillow brings that old world feel with a modern twist; velvet cording; zip closure; feather/down insert included

Paris Cafe printed pillow
This pillow features a beautiful art piece that places you in a Parisian cafe, looking out onto the bustling city streets, bringing an architectural feel to your space. Also features velvet striping on the reverse side to add a soft feel; velvet cording; zip closure; feather/down insert included

Wooster & Prince
800.638.9622 • woosterandprince.com

Wooster & Prince continues to expand its line of beautiful gift items with the introduction of eye-catching Cuff Bracelets. Gold-plated with a luxe look and weight, these cuff bracelets measure 2 3/8”w x 1 3/8” h. 




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