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Traditionally Trendy

Vintage-style jewelry adds sparkle to retailers’ product offerings. They say everything old is new again, and the resurgence of the vintage jewelry trend is proving that to be true. While jewelry might not take up... more »
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Mad for Men’s Gifts

Pop culture and man-cave sensibilities have merged to create an increased demand for men’s gifts. When Alan Cadan, founder of Alynn Neckwear in Southern California, began to sell high-quality men’s neckwear in 1979, his moves... more »
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Green Bath and Body Cleans Up

Green­—organic and natural— bath and body products are on a rapid growth curve. Here’s a look at the latest in the industry. Kim Harmson sells only one line of soap in Kizuri, her shop in... more »
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Deck the Halls

When it comes to the holidays, some traditions are timeless. Yet it might be time for some new ones as well. What can you expect this season? The owners of The Cutest Little Shoppe in... more »
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Room for Rustic

Harkening back to nature and peaceful tranquility, rustic décor has always been a staple of lodges and cabins. It’s making surprising inroads in places you wouldn’t really expect. Bringing the outdoors in, whether in the... more »
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A Toy Story

It’s all fun and games when it comes to toys. A $22 billion industry in the U.S., toys may be fun, but they’re serious business. They can be a great addition to a gift store,... more »
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All Treats, No Tricks

Shoppers are getting into the Halloween spirit with fun décor and accessories that are increasingly delivering sweet treats to retailers. Halloween may be a holiday of frights, but there’s nothing for retailers to be scared... more »
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This Grass Is Greener

This sustainable resource is a great choice for eco-friendly materials from furniture to clothing. Bamboo and other sustainable materials are becoming hot commodities for producing jewelry, gifts and housewares as more consumers seek out eco-friendly... more »

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September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Peters Valley Craft Fair

Augusta, NJ
September 24, 2017 - September 27, 2017

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Los Angeles, CA
September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017

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