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January 29th, 2019

The Coziest Valentine’s Gifts!

In the retail industry, we are all keenly aware of which holidays are coming up next, and we spend a ton of time and effort preparing for Christmas, the New Year, and Valentine’s Day. What you may not have thought of is that Valentine’s Day is about much more than giving a gift to your spouse or significant other. What about your friends, the little ones in your life, or even…yourself?

WSS Cozy CollectionThis is where the ultimate cozy gift comes into play – World’s Softest Socks. And don’t let the name narrow your idea of this company – they carry scarves, hats, and gloves, too! The slippers, gloves, and toboggans in the photo to the left are lined with Sherpa and part of the Cozy Collection. Even if you live somewhere warm, who doesn’t need a pair of sherpa-lined slippers to bump around the house in during a rainy day?

Pick up a few pairs of these inclement weather-fighting accessories and give them out to friends and co-workers to put a little spring in their step this February 14th!

Retailers: encourage your customers to treat themselves during Valentine’s Day with some World’s Softest Socks and forget about all the standard fanfare of chocolates and jewelry!WSS Mouse Creek

 

Be aware that World’s Softest offers items for children, as well. Mouse Creek Trading Company is the children’s division of World’s Softest and they offer knits that fit snugly and keep your little cuties comfy all winter long! This ruffly pair is sweet and girly, but there are plenty of options for boys, as well.

Contact your Link 2 Sales rep TODAY to get more information and pricing on World’s Softest Socks! Click HERE to check out a catalog.

Habersham Candle Company continued, during the January Gift Show, to be extremely successful with their GEO Wax Pottery Vessels! These beautiful vessels are unique in design and function; create atmosphere in any room with a succulent-filled wax vessel that circulates scent around the room, but leave the fuss of a hazardous candle behind. Habersham’s pottery is completely safe to use around children and pets, and can be used with cement tiles or metal bases (sold as accessories) that protect your furniture from the wax.

The best-selling GEO from the January show was the Lotus Blossom & Orchid 4″ square pictured to the left. The Beachcomber and Monarch Migration were also very popular! Click HERE to look at the catalog to see these items on page 4.

Call your Southern Link rep NOW to place an order with Habersham!

January 22nd, 2019

Score BIG with these Winners!

Atlanta, home of The Link Companies, is fortunate enough to host the Super Bowl this year at Mercedes Benz stadium. But, just around the corner, a few weeks before the Super Bowl, there was another “Big Game” in town – the Atlanta January Gift Show! TMA Link had so many best-selling products that it’s hard to know where to begin. In honor of Super Bowl 53, let’s take a quick look at two of our top Men’s Gifts lines – Alliance and Duke Cannon.

Our best sellers from Alliance are mostly from two of their dominant tool brands – True Utility and Nebo. Focusing in on what’s hot with Nebo Tools, we find the PAL+ – a 3-in-1 powerbank, flashlight, and folding knife that conveniently fits in your pocket, purse, or briefcase! This tool may be small, but it is mighty. The flashlight is rechargeable and 400 lumens, the knife features a 3″ folding blade that can be removed for safe travel, and the PAL can be used as a backup power source for mobile phones and other USB rechargeable electronic devices.

 

The PAL+ is $18.15 wholesale and has an MSRP of $32.99. SKU# 6715 and comes in a case pack of 12. Call your Link Companies rep to order it TODAY while supplies last.

 

Watch the video below to see it in action!

Duke Bourbon Barrel

Duke Cannon’s product line is bursting with wittily-packaged and actually-hard-working gifts for men, like their classic Big Ass Brick of Soap! The product Assortment that really stood out among the rest during January Gift Show was the Big Bourbon Barrel. Modeled after a Buffalo Trace oak barrel, this giant assortment comes packed with all 5 bourbon SKU’s: completely NEW items like the Bourbon Beard Oil and Balm, the NEW Big Bourbon Beard kits, and the classic Bourbon Soap and Solid Cologne. Each barrel comes with 6 of each of the aforementioned SKU’s. Worried it won’t fit in your store? Don’t fret. This isn’t as big as a real oak barrel – the measurements are 19″ x 12″ x 12″. And it won’t break the bank at $480 for all of this amazing product!

The SKU is BOURBONBARRELBUNDLE. Call your Link Companies rep TODAY to order this amazing Assortment!

Duke Bourbon Barrel 2

January 11th, 2019

BEST OF MARKET!

It’s been a record breaking week at the January gift show in Atlanta. A great economy, positive buying environment, happy customers and wonderful new products makes for a tremendous show! Here are some of the top selling products from The Link Companies’ showrooms mid-way through the market.

IMG_5086Del Sol is new to the gift industry and is off to an incredible start in Link 2 Sales. This innovative brand in color changing apparel and accessories lit up the market! They make it easy to get started with their T-Package Floor Display that is perfect for stores to show off their innovative products. Del Sol is awesome and a must for the new year.

Item 9zcombo1 – T-Display floor package for $5,665

 

IMG_5089Crescent Socks, the best-selling sock brand and truly the World’s Softest, had a huge market and a super pre-book program with a 10% discount and free fixture. These socks and comfy accessories set the bar in the category.

Item Asst 1500 – PreBook 10% Off Free Fixtures for $1525

 

IMG_5087Duke Cannon is now entrenched as the top selling men’s gift brand for independent retailers. You can’t go wrong with their newest assortment.

Item TRAVELSET1 – Handsome Man Travel Kit for $15

 

IMG_5088Little Blue House had a tremendous market! The brand that covers the entire family from head to toe in apparel and has super fun accessories continues its success with their Tin Balls display and free sock program.

Item TINBALLUF19 24 – Tin Balls Display and Free Sock for $108

 

tgbBRANDS had another incredible offering as they introduced the Kindred Links jewelry collection. The company makes it easy by showcasing the successful launch with a super starter package and eye- catching display.

Limited Quantities left – Item KL91 -02 for  $1,362

 

Vere had a big splash with their fun, fashionable and functional Prism bags! They Everlasting Hairbands have  continued to be their best seller and retailers are stocking up for Spring!

Item ASRTSG – 150 Everlasting Hairbands  for $225

 

Tall Tales made its Southern Link debut with smashing success (and helped get a puppy adopted too!). Customers love their free display package and certainly love the quality of their dog products at phenomenal pricing. It’s all right here for your store and every retailer should have these pet goods on hand.

Item PFX100 – Tall Tails Fixture Program for $1,250

 

Warmies is a smash hit with stores and it showed at market! The microwavable plush animals, slippers and wraps retail phenomenally well and customers responded with orders after empty shelves at Christmas.  Get their latest assortment that offers a free floor display and the perfect amount of Warmies to keep the shelves full!

Item WARMIES-60 – Wooden Floor Display with 60 warmies for $725.

Call your Link Companies Sales Rep today before these best selling items sell out!

January 7th, 2019

All New Vendors at the Link Companies!

It’s show time, and there’s no better time for us to release some amazing new lines for you to view while at Market! The  Link is fortunate enough to showcase a whole breadth of different vendors, including tshirts, baby gear, jewelry, clothing care products, housewares,  and even pet products! Read below to find out more, or just stop by our showrooms on the 16th floor of Building 2 this week and see them in person.

 

Baby Fanatic is the premier manufacturer of officially licensed NFL, MLB and collegiate baby and toddler products. Grown from a love of kids and sports, they offer unique children’s goods of the highest quality to fans everywhere, bringing them together with friends and family.

 

 

A unique t-shirt company with the latest trends and styles, Couture Tee has something for everyone! Their tees use bright, bold colors and large, eye-catching designs to stand out among the rest. Whether you are looking for something with southern flair or a comfy classic with a trendy twist, they have a collection you will love.

 

 

 

Ellora JewelryEach Ellora jewelry product comes with a special note to keep or to pass on. Life is special, people are special, time is special.

 

 

Crazy Cool Threads  is a Faith based company that has set out to design on-trend quality Christ centered clothing to reach and influence people.

 

 

D’ears are unique fashion earrings that feature full color graphics and handcrafted in Finlayson, Minnesota. D’ears was born November 2013, through the creative vision of Ken Matheson. In partnering with his wife Pam, son Jaron, daughter-in-law Leah, and her parents Dean and Donna Carroll, they have each contributed their individual talents to grow d’ears into a jewelry maker with distinctive handmade products in stores across the country.

 

 

Frey creates exceptional clothing care products meticulously designed to smell better, treat your clothing better, and generally be better: for you, for others, for the planet. Unlike anything else you’ve experienced, Frey is inspired by the top fragrances from around the world, blended with essential oils, and comprised of over a dozen individual scents.

 

Del Sol is the world’s leading brand of color-changing apparel and accessories. Have fun in the sun with Del Sol color-changing shirts, nail polish, sunglasses, hats, jewelry, hair accessories and much more!

 

Shaving can be a chore, especially with today’s busy lifestyles. But, what if there was a way to make shaving fun again and pamper yourself at the same time? That’s the idea behind Legacy Shave and The Evolution Brush – a unique way to bring that old-fashioned barber shop experience into your home. Founded by two brothers, the name “Legacy Shave” reflects what is closest to their hearts – family and legacy.

 

 

Marmalade of London is a British candle brand that creates a little indulgent luxury for every home, with every candle poured! They have a passion for fragrance and design which can be seen in their stylish and contemporary packaging. All of the products are lovingly made in Britain. The candles are 100% soy wax with cotton wicks and essential oils.

 

 

 

Hobby Life is an outdoor and sports adventure tee brand, a lifestyle brand that brings hobbies into your everyday style. “Make life a hobby” is a motto to live by.

 

 

 

Southern Sisters is a small Southern based small business that prints all of their beautiful designs at their workshop in Powder Springs, Georgia. This line features gorgeous flour sack towels and cottage pillows for the home. The 2019 collection offers more than 400 designs to choose from!

 

 

 

Tall Tails notes, “Dogs sleep as much as eighteen hours a day, while cats nap as much as twenty. They’ll catch some Z’s wherever they happen to be. So don’t they deserve something special to chase their dreams in unconditional comfort?” Good point! Thankfully, they have made it their mission to create beds, blankets and throws that are the epitome of comfort. The company began as a family-owned infant bedding, blanket and apparel company in 1933. Thanks to this background, you can rest assured that every Tall Tails product is crafted from durable, non-toxic materials and designed for easy cleaning.

 

Torched Products are made with an obsessive commitment to quality and craft. From the beginning, Torched established that they would create products with the highest quality while turning empty beer bottles into something new and sustainable. This is the perfect men’s gift line, featuring natural soy wax candles, high quality hot sauces, and barware items.

 

 

 

Life Rings is a proudly owned family business and is proud to offer high quality, patent pending silicone rings. They offer over 24 different colors for both Men and Women! These rings are ideal for active individuals and have a patent pending design that not only makes it breathable, but has a gripping technology to prevent slippage.