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Best Sellers From the Road

The Southern Link is pleased to share our best sellers from the road ordered by customers like you! Click on the image or link to learn more about each item. Or, call your rep or our office at 800.877.5465 (LINK).

 

FragrancebeadsWoodwick Fragrance Beads

Get style and fragrance without heat or flame. Woodwick’s Fragrance Beads are sparkling
in their signature hour glass jar. Perfect for freshening up small spaces. The scents
are amazing!

 

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Fun flyers and toy drones from Blue Sky Wireless make great gifts and provide hours
of fun! Both items made a big splash at the July Market and are doing the same on the road!

 

wownowwhispersThe Wow Now The Wow Now’s Whispers collection offers an earring style for every taste and outfit. Hoop, stud, stone and statement earrings –great assortments at great prices. New displays too!

 

Counter Art Coasters Counter Art has coasters with terrific graphics providing a theme for just about everyone. They make great gifts Coasters2for hosts and hostesses. Unbelievably huge selection!

July Market Best Sellers

We are excited to share with you some of our best sellers from the July Market. If you want to add any of these show best sellers to your order or want to find out more about them, call your rep or call our offices for help. Scroll down and take a look and click on the links to see more.

 

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                    Chala

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                               FTH

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               Virginia Gift Brands

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                         Fiesta

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               Blue Sky Wireless

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                     Katydid

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           The Cute Little Soap Shop

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Big Plans for the July Market

We sure hope to see you at the July show at AmericasMart! The gift and home furnishings show runs from Tuesday, July 11-Tuesday, July 18. As always, we have a lot of fun planned each day. We even start a day early, so stop by Monday, July 10, for VIP treatment! Call your rep to set up an appointment or just come up to the 16th floor and shop with us. We have show specials everyday, food, snacks and prizes to win! Click on the photo below to preview our showroom. Then, take a look at what we have planned. See you at the Mart!

 

Monday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 18

Mimosa Mornings: 9:30-11 am

Southern Lunch: 11 am-2 pm

Delicious Dinner: 5-8 pm

You won’t want to miss our VIP day, Cocktails, and our After Party! Details below!

 

Monday, July 10 — VIP Day, so stop by and take advantage of specials, prize opportunities and more! Come up to the 16th floor and spin our wheel of prizes!

 

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You won’t want to miss these two events!

Saturday at 4, join us for cocktails at our Total Accessories showroom (Bldg. 3, 7-S-114). Enjoy a Cosmos to properly welcome Sarah Jessica Parker! She will be speaking about “Pumps, Purses and Serious Profits – Building a Fashion Empire One Step at a Time.”

According to our friends at AmericasMart, “Sarah Jessica Parker, who came to symbolize single living in New York City in her role as Sex and the City protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, slips out of her character’s shoes to take a real-life leap with an eponymous lifestyle brand that speaks to her fashion sense and adoring fans. Parker’s fascinating career—an ever-expanding entity comprised of acting, production, and now fashion design—is making a serious imprint in the luxury retail category she helped revive. Parker’s footwear, apparel and accessory collection, SJP, launched in 2014 and has recently expanded with the opening of her first brick-and-mortar store located in the new MGM Resort in National Harbor, with a second store opening this summer at Bellagio in Las Vegas. In an intimate Q&A, Parker talks about her journey from actor to successful lifestyle brand and creator, shares the toughest lessons she’s learned at retail, and teaches us how to gather the courage to dive headfirst—or step one stiletto at a time—into entrepreneurship.”

And, After the Show…

Head to the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta after the Saturday show for some live music from M-80! It’sM-80 always a good time!  Open to all! Doors open at 8:30!

 

 

Fall 2017 Handbag Trends

2017 trends patternsWell, fall 2017 accessories sure are exciting! Fall Fashion Week 2017 was brimming with patterns, so many that I’m not sure which one I like best. But, here are four that made quite a few appearances on the runways and in top fashion blogs: plaids, animal prints, florals and ruffles!

Don’t they look fun? Handbags of all shapes and sizes are sporting these patterns. So, there is a style and a pattern for  everyone. Contact your rep and take a look at the latest styles from Coco + Carmen The Wow Now and Chala.
 
Other trends this fall include fur, fringe, crazy graphics and over- the-topredpatternpurse embellishments! See our Pinterest board. I told you, fall is going to be so much fun!
 
Pictured above, left to right: Tori Burch plaid, Ralph Lauren animal print, Ferretti floral, and Fendi ruffle.

 

 

Our Mother’s Day Picks

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It’s not too late to get our Mother’s Day picks in your store! We have something for every mom and every budget! From fragrance to candy to the latest fashion trends, we have picked items to delight moms of many styles and tastes, And, if my kids ask you what they should get me, just tell them one of each please!

1. Inis is the best fragrance line in our industry! They have a complete line of skincare products and home fragrance products as well. It’s a clean, fresh unisex scent much loved around the world.

2. Cottage Garden creates music boxes in all styles and finishes. Music boxes are fab keepsake gifts for moms, especially the boxes designed for personal messages and photos. There are so many to see. Go take a look! Ask your rep about the Mother’s Day Special and how you can get both free freight and express delivery!

3. Itsa Girl Thing tees are perfect for fun and creative moms with funky spirits. Some shirts carry the southern theme, but there’s a shirt for everyone no matter where you live. Colorful mugs, koozies, tumblers and headbands are also available for mom!

4. People are obsessed with Skinny Coconut products! It’s the only raw, pure coconut oil out there!  Their sugar scrubs and facial oil are addictive. And their soaps smell fresh and clean. The thing about Skinny products is that once you start using one product, you’ll want them all!

5. Virginia Gift Brands have great gift packs this year! So, moms can get their favorite scented candle with the crackling wick, a reed diffuser and a car vent freshener too. Click on the link to take a look at other thoughtful gift packs for mom.

6. Lizzy James wraps and her stacked bracelets are irresistible because of the quality and the creativity. It’s hard to settle on just one Lizzy James bracelet; customers will want to collect them!

7. Brownlow’s whimsical zippered pouches make a cute gift for mom. With funny sayings and colorful designs, they appeal to many different interests and tastes.

8. Candle Warmers’ essential oil diffusers are super popular right now. There’s so much news circulating about the many health benefits of essential oils and shoppers are on the hunt for attractive decorative diffusers and quality oils. Candle Warmers has both!

9. Accent Accessories’ new bandana scarves are great for Moms who love the latest fashion trends. Can’t have enough of these! I keep seeing these all over Instagram and I must say, I want one or five!

10. Abdallah Candies! Chocolate is always a welcome gift, especially if it’s Abdallah. A box of truffles or creams and all their decadence are sure to make mom smile.

Have any questions about our Mother’s Day gift picks? Leave us a comment and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Holiday Gift Ideas 2017

 

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Look at all those gifts up there! It seems like we just got through the holidays, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not to early to get moving on this year’s holiday season. We’ve got some great gift ideas for everyone. Here’s a preview! Don’t worry, there are more to come. Click on each link to learn more about the items pictured.  Add them to your list and start stockin’ up now!

  1. Skinny Coconut Oil personal care products! Once customers start using these products, they’ll want them all. Click on the link to learn the many reasons why.
  2. Second Nature by Hand reclaimed wood wall art  fits right in with the popular farmhouse style. And, everyone needs at least one of these rustic signs somewhere in their house.
  3. Duke Cannon personal care products for men pack in a lot of masculinity! And, they are made in the USA.
  4. Galleria umbrellas, scarves and totes have vibrant patterns based on designs from master artists!
  5. Candle Warmers essential oil diffusers sell fast! There’s a lot of talk about the health benefits of essential oils and people are looking for decorative diffusers for their homes.
  6. Lizzy James wrap bracelets double as necklaces! Customers are drawn to their quality and creativity.
  7. Trapp Fragrances guarantee their products will fill a room with fragrance within minutes! It’s difficult to pass by a Trapp display without stopping!
  8. Pure Drinkware keeps drinks cold for 24 hours, hot for 12! Click the link to learn more!

Spring Jewelry Trends 2017

So many fun trends from last year like chokers, cuffs, tassels and wrap bracelets  have carried over to spring fashion this year and that’s good because we love them all! See our blog post, Fall Jewelry Trends 2016 to take a look at these. But, there are some exciting new trends as well.

 

One popular new trend is geode jewelry! This jewelry is one of the most widely seen trends this spring. Geodes are showing up on necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Elle shows large slices of geodes hanging from chunky chains; however, the geode trend ranges from smaller and delicate pieces like those in the Coco + Carmen’s Geode-Weave collection to big, bold and statement making geodes seen on the runways. Along the same lines, mineral and gemstone jewelry are also popular this season.
 

Below, left to right: Coco + Carmen geode necklaces and earrings, Anju fringe necklace, Accent Accessories tassel necklaces, and Bellaryann wraps and charm bracelets. Take a look at our Pinterest board to see more.
 

Spring 2017 Jewelry Trends

 

Farmhouse Chic Style

Customers are on the hunt for decor to add to their farmhouse style! The hit show, “Fixer Upper” has truly resonated with a lot of viewers! It’s difficult to resist the Joanna Gaines’ coined style –the mix of rustic, modern, and a touch of industrial. The white on white is cozy, the neutrals and the layered shelf groupings make it so easy to add pieces and trade out pieces seasonally.  We’ve picked a few items from our vendors to showcase this style here and on Pinterest but their catalogs are filled with many more farmhouse style items for your customers. Take a look at the farmhouse style at Melrose, SplitP, Second Nature by Hand, and Park Designs! Looking for a particular item? Leave us a comment and we’ll hunt it down for you!

Farmhouse Style available from The Southern Link

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Introducing True Utility

trueutillogoAsk your rep about True Utility! They are all about not wasting space and self sufficiency! This British design company specializes in stainless steel gifts, gadgets and clever key ring accessories. These make great gifts! They provide customers with minimalist and practical solutions to everyday problems –whether they need to fix something, write something down, see in the dark, trim their nails or simply need somewhere to stash their cash. True Utility pocket tools make sure customers are ready for whatever may come next. Here are some of the handy gadgets they create:

 

True Utility gadgets available from The Southern Link-Pocket Tools

-Pocket Flashlights

-Multi Tools

-Pocket Knives

-Lighters

-Keyring Accessories

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Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

PantoneColorGreenery, the Pantone color of the year, is fresh and vibrant and so easy to work into any home decor with plants, especially succulents  and air plants which are in stores everywhere, aren’t they? Incorporating the greenery color using actual greenery  is super easy even if you don’t have a green thumb because there’s so much really well done faux greenery available this year! Faux succulents available from The Southern Link

 

These faux succulents  (right) from Melrose look so real. They are easy to group on a table, mantle or windowsill (and they won’t die). I’m seeing these faux gems in various sizes, in stores everywhere. And though I prefer live plants, I find these faux succulents hard to resist because you can group them in low light areas in your house and they won’t die! No watering required!

Below are some other ways to incorporate the Pantone color of the year into decor with some items from our vendors. A grouping of items of this color would make an eye-catching store display.

 

 

Add a cozy throw from Park Designs to living room or porch decor.

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Group decorative lanterns from Melrose. Aren’t these green lanterns awesome?

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It’s easy to add the Pantone color of the year to tablescapes with beautiful table linens from Split P.

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Melamine tableware by Merritt. Lovin’ that green!

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Throw pillows and other greenery-colored goodies  from Melrose.

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Accent your outdoor decor with greenery-colored garden decor from Melrose and Regal.

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Take a look below at the Pantone color of the year rooms! Visit Pantone for more information on Greenery and its color pairings. And visit our Pinterest board for more ideas! What do you think? Do you like this year’s color of the year? Leave a comment and let us know!

 

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