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New Brands With The Southern Link

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The Southern Link has picked up several new brands that we are excited to showcase! Take a look at some of the highlights.

  1. Thomas Nelson – A subsidiary of HarperCollins, this publisher began in Scotland in 1798! They are a world leader in Christian content and inspirational product.
  2. Vere – The maker of the Everlasting Hairband with a one year warranty! Unlike other hairbands, Vere’s product will shrink back to the original size after use by simply soaking it in warm water.
  3. Yankee Candle – The most recognizable name in candles, and the world’s #1 candle brand! Yankee hardly needs an introduction, and we are thrilled to have them.
  4. Galleria Umbrellas & Gifts – This brand has the exciting new technology of a reverse folding umbrella, as well as gorgeous tote bags, scarves, and accessories.
  5. Boelter Brands – An industry leader in licensed drinkware and sports products, Boelter provides gear for over 300 colleges and universities, the MLB, NFL, Indy 500, the Olympics, and more.

To find out more about these amazing vendors, talk with your rep or give us a call at 800.877.5465!

 

October Market Trend

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Be on the look out at the October Apparel Market for intricate embroidery and floral patterns! Both are big on fall 2017 apparel and handbags and will remain so through spring 2018. The runway shows for spring 2018 spotlighted embroidery and floral designs running the gamut from dainty and subtle to colorful and attention grabbing.

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At our Total Accessories showroom, there are lovely apparel items and handbags from Mary Frances, Coco + Carmen, Steve Madden and more. Come take a look during market, we’ll be happy to show you our beautiful embroidered and floral patterned items. Or, call our showroom for assistance at 404-523-4418. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think about this trend.

 

Fall 2017 Handbag Trends

2017 trends patternsWell, fall 2017 accessories sure are exciting! Fall Fashion Week 2017 was brimming with patterns, so many that we’re not sure which one we 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 sound 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 for more. 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.

 

 

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 too early to get moving on this year’s holiday season. We’ve got some great gift ideas for everyone. Click on each link to learn more about the items pictured.  Add them to your list and start stocking 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

 

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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Three Sources for Collegiate Wear!

college-flagsCheck them out! The Southern Link has three amazing sources for collegiate wear! We’ve got apparel that goes beyond the team T-shirt to scarves, ponchos, hats, PJs and so much more. Collegiate accessories include bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watches, bags, and sunglasses!

 

Emerson Street has a huge selection of collegiate apparel and accessories! Their ponchos are popular and their cuff bracelets are hard to resist. From the student to the seasoned alumni, women love Emerson Street.

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Get your team colors at FTH! New customers get 20% off during the month of March! FTH has collegiate gear at great prices and features every major college in their jewelry, accessories and sunglasses! See their entire selection here!  

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Ask your rep about Renew collegiate wear! Renew Merchandise takes recycled materials and turns them into products! Their collegiate shirts are made from recycled water bottles! Wow! Find out more today! Call your rep!

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