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December 2016 Issues of the Merchandiser Magazines

November 29, 2016 by publisher  
Filed under Back Issues

December 2016 Issues of the Merchandiser Magazines Merchandiser magazines are available here in digital form. Click on the cover graphic to open each issue.  Read More →

Colorado Springs Flea Market

November 29, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Colorado Springs Flea Market is a 30 acre site filled with finds from A to Z. Up to 500 vendors offer new and used merchandise from every category imaginable. The market is open every weekend year-round. Thousands of weekly visitors are treated to a diverse selection of merchandise, live entertainment, and concessions. The space is also entirely accessible to the handicapped. For vendors, spaces are available at the gate on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can drive your vehicle right up to the space, and keep your car right at your table for... 

A Story of Patterns: Plaid

November 22, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Product Zone

In today’s market, plaid is synonymous with autumn and winter coziness. The pattern’s rustic, nostalgic, and traditional nature is appealing to almost every audience, evoking feelings of warmth and comfort. But where did this pattern come from? And why is it seemingly timeless? It turns out, plaid was not always plaid as we know it today. Tartan is the technical name for the pattern. The horizontal and vertical crisscrossed stripes go as far back as 100 BC to the ancient Celtic populations. Think: kilts. At the time, plaid was actually the... 

NY Wholesale Scarves

November 17, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Supplier Zone

NY Wholesale Scarves is an international supplier of scarves, ponchos, hats, leggings, dresses, and accessories. They offer hundreds of styles in a variety of colors and patterns. Their flagship products are their pashmina scarves. Pashmina is a high quality, fine-knit fabric that is silky to the touch. Pashmina fabric is known for its warmth and wrinkle resistance.   Shirley Ye, of NY Wholesale Scarves, says that their solid pashmina scarves are best sellers year round. This season, NY Wholesale Scarves has added a blanket scarf to their collection.... 

Three Tips for Successful Holiday Sales

November 17, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under How-To Zone

The holiday season is often the busiest and most profitable time for flea and swap vendors. Preparing for the season can seem like a daunting task. However, you can make the most of the holiday shopping season with just a few simple adjustments. Whether you have a permanent booth or travel to different markets, these tips will help you boost sales this holiday season. Spice Up Inventory Whether you make your own products or buy wholesale, if you’re a seasoned flea marketer, you probably have a set of go-to products that consistently sell well.... 

Iowa’s Largest Arts & Crafts Show

November 15, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show is being held November 18th – 20th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This arts and crafts show has been a staple in the Des Moines area for the past 14 years. The event draws in over 300 talented exhibitors selling thousands of unique handmade products. “The products you see here are guaranteed not to be found anywhere else,” says Tom Callahan, Show Promoter. “These are one of a kind, handmade products.” Craftspeople and creators from all over the country are invited to partake in this event. “This... 

Grand Bazaar NYC

November 15, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Grand Bazaar NYC is a curated and distinctive weekly market located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Every Sunday, all year-round, indoors and outdoors, over 100 merchants set-up their stands to sell the finest and most distinctive antique watches, vintage, collectibles, fashion, art, photography, handmade jewelry, furniture, and delicious artisanal foods. The market also supports over 4,000 local public school children. Grand Bazaar NYC donates 100% of its net revenue to four neighborhood public schools. The funds raised from the market make... 

Raynham Flea Market: Generations of Fun

November 10, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Raynham Flea Market has been welcoming generations of shoppers and vendors to their 25-acre property since 1974. Market owner and former National Flea Market Association president Jeff Mann together with his wife Debbie, have grown the market to become a landmark of the community. The 70,000 square foot building housing 350 indoor and up to 350 outdoor vendors has welcomed families every Sunday for generations. “We have third generation vendors who have been with us since 1974,” says Mann. “Children and grandchildren of original vendors now... 

OFFPRICE Show: New Look, Same Value

November 8, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

OFFPRICE is an order-writing trade show that provides buyers a range of major label and non-branded goods at prices 20 – 70 percent below regular wholesale rates.  Their over 500 exhibitors offer a variety of apparel, accessories, footwear, jewelry, and more. They are able to sell trendy styles at a significant price cut by sourcing from overstock, cancelled orders, season changes, and other manufacturer surplus. As any seller knows, the apparel business is fast moving, and you must adapt quickly to stay in touch with shoppers. Just this past... 

Annual Daytona Beach Turkey Run

November 8, 2016 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The Daytona Turkey Run, presented by Daytona Beach Street Rods, features thousands of unique automobiles and swap meet vendors, making it the largest classic car show in the United States. It is held each Thanksgiving weekend, from Thursday to Sunday, in the infield of the ‘World Center of Racing’, Daytona International Speedway. Stu Sarjeant and his four-year-old son Jim created the family-friendly Turkey Run in 1974.  Over four decades later, the event boasts show quality cars from around the country including restored classics, newer customized... 

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