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Music Merchandise from American Tee Shirt

February 1, 2012 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

American Tee Shirt, Ltd. was founded 23 years ago in Bob Moraux’s garage, focusing on music merchandise, and has grown over time to the point where the wholesaler now has about one million items ready to ship from its 20,000 square foot warehouse in Pipersville, PA. For Moraux, American Tee Shirt’s success comes from providing high-quality goods that are often rare and hard-to-find. “We’ve been able to develop some great relationships with the major licensing companies to take their excess merchandise, be it from tour or retail, and redistribute... 

Tag It Flea Thrives in Ohio

The Tag It Flea Market in Medina, Ohio opened in August of 2011, but for owners Roger and Katie Lewis, the flea market culture has been a part of their lives for much longer. “I put myself and my wife through college by doing flea markets on the weekends, so we’ve been doing them since we were straight out of high school and have always enjoyed it,” Roger Lewis says. “It was in our blood, so when we moved up north we decided to open up our own flea market.” Operating year-round, the market is open Fridays 10-3, Saturdays 9-4, and Sundays... 

China Sourcing Fair Miami Preview

The China Sourcing Fair will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center from July 10th through 12th, giving North and Latin American buyers the opportunity to interact with and purchase from the best and brightest Chinese manufacturers. The 2012 fair will be the second in Miami, after a successful launch in July 2011. Global Sources USA, a publishing company focused on the import/export industry, has run China Sourcing Fairs in a number of locations around the world since 2003. The trade shows connect Chinese and other Asian manufacturers with... 

The Return of the Sunnyside Swap Meet

The Sunnyside Swap Meet, which was a Fresno, California tradition in its heyday before closing in the mid-90s, is on track to reopen with new ownership in early February. “I grew up here in Fresno, buying and selling out of Sunnyside when I was a kid,” says Bryan Parisi, who owns the swap meet with his father Frank. “At the time, it was the biggest and most popular swap meet in the Fresno area, with nearly 1000 vendors in its prime. We tried to bring it back to the original drive-in movie theater space, but we were unsuccessful, so we made... 

Hip Hop Watches from Watches International

January 25, 2012 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Products, Product Zone

Specializing in hip hop watches and hip hop jewelry, Watches International has more than 5000 SKUs, with a wide range of styles that will satisfy buyers looking for everything from three dollar watches to more expensive, well-crafted jewelry. “We manufacture, import and wholesale all of our watches, primarily with our own brand names, which are Ice Master, Bling Master and Krsh’d,” says Malik Panjwani, president of Watches International. “We have a 4,000 square-foot distribution center in Houston, Texas, so we’re a one-stop shop for anyone... 

Three Generations of Flea Market Know-How

The Charlotte Flea Market, located in Rochester, NY, opened in November 2009. Operating seven days a week from 10 to 6, excluding holidays, the market consists of two separate stores with 30 to 40 vendors each and features a wide range of merchandise, ideal for both those looking for affordable goods and those seeking higher-end items catered towards eBay shoppers. A Draw Throughout Upstate New York Owned and managed by three generations of the Truesdale family, the Charlotte Flea Market focuses on meeting the needs of the local community, but has... 

The JOGS Gem and Jewelry Show

The JOGS Gem and Jewelry Show, which will be held from January 27th to February 7th, brings tens of thousands of buyers to Tucson, Arizona to see new, innovative wholesale products at great prices. “We have people from 36 different countries exhibiting with us,” says Irene Mayzenberg, promoter for the event. “Most of them are jewelry designers and manufacturers, but we also have a number of miners and stonecutters as well. Our show is one of the largest silver shows in all of the U.S., and in terms of variety, we probably have the most.” International... 

Cookeville Mall Flea Market to Open

A new flea market with room for up to 600 booths is scheduled to open in February at the former Cookeville Mall building in Tennessee, according to a report in the Herald-Citizen. The mall, which has been vacant for the past eight years, has been revitalized to prepare for the grand opening, with the interior portion of the building cleaned out and gutted. In addition, work is underway to replace the roof, update the HVAC system, and renovate the sprinkler system. Opening in Three Phases Featuring 126,000 square feet of selling space, the Cookeville... 

Florida Trading Bucks the Trends

January 18, 2012 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

Wholesaling can be a “monkey see, monkey do” industry, but Bay Headwear, doing business as Florida Trading, refuses to blindly follow the crowd. Hong Ung, Florida Trading’s manager, was previously a store manager for a major chain, and knows that what sells well in chains doesn’t necessarily sell in the independent stores. Since Florida Trading began importing and wholesaling in 2005, being different has been a major focus. “We refuse to be a sheep in the market,” Ung says. “There are a lot of wholesalers out there that just try to... 

Sunnyside Swap Meet Reopening After 15 Years

January 17, 2012 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The Sunnyside Swap Meet is scheduled to reopen in Fresno, California in early February after being closed for the past fifteen years. The owners have been waiting on final approval from the Fresno city council since November to officially resume operations. On Friday, the swap meet wrote an update on their Facebook page: “The city council meeting went well yesterday with no opposition so we can finally move forward! We expect to have everything in place within the next few weeks so we’re hoping to be open the first weekend of February if... 

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