Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Year, New Leaf: 2018 Pantone Color Trends

November 14, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The new year will be here before we know it. With the change in calendar also comes a change in fashion. 2017 was dominated by Millennial Pink, Greenery, and pastels. With bedding in particular, classic white linens were in vogue, as well as clean contemporary looks and mixed and matched patterns. But as we know, a trend never stays a trend for long, and savvy flea shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to update their look for less. Each season, Pantone Color Institute creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report, an overview highlighting... 

Evolution of the Flea Market Industry

October 31, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The term “flea market” has a cloudy origin. One popular theory is that the term is derived from Fly Market, one of New York City’s principal markets in the 18th century. A second popular theory is that the name comes from the English translation of “marché aux puces,” French for “market of the fleas.” A well-known 1860s outdoor market in Paris was named “marché aux puces” for the little parasites that would sometimes infest old furniture that was brought out for sale. There are others who believe the term flea market come from... 

Big Box Closeouts from

October 26, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Supplier Zone

Palmetto Pallets, also known as, offers flea market vendors and all retailers a one-stop shop for closeout and liquidation merchandise. At, buyers can purchase big box retail surplus inventory in an online environment. Bulk lots are sold by the truckload, pallet, or small package. Product conditions range from new and still in the box to customer returns, shelf pulls, overstock, and used merchandise. Their wide variety of product categories includes general merchandise, apparel, computers, electronics, housewares,... 

Six Tips for Easy Holiday Merchandising

October 17, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under How-To Zone

This time of year, vendors are splitting their time and attention in many different directions. From selling at different markets, fall fairs, and festivals to sourcing the perfect holiday merchandise it is a busy time of the year. In every selling space and with each new batch of inventory, it is important to set yourself up for success – literally. Leading up to the holiday rush, it is easy to put merchandising on the backburner. However, that’s the equivalent of running the race and not crossing the finish line. Keep the following tips in... 

Black Friday Electronics from Direct Liquidation

October 17, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Featured, Supplier Zone

Direct Liquidation is having a not-to-be-missed electronic sales just in time for sellers to stock up for Black Friday sales. Following Apple’s iPhone X announcement last month, Michael Lawrence of Direct Liquidation predicts Apple products will be especially popular this season. “Hot sellers this time of year always include the latest Apple products since their new product announcements generally trigger a flurry of buying activity. Where I see value is looking at the older generations of Apple products since there is always a big price drop... 

Electronics and Impulse Buys from Upstate Import

October 12, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Featured, Product Zone

Upstate Import is a Christian based company that strongly believes in putting small businesses in a position to compete with larger companies. They specialize in electronic products including bluetooth headsets, cables, chargers, video games, speakers, and cell phone accessories. Their bluetooth products include earbuds, headsets and speakers for any occasions. Their popular speakers come in an open sphere and a cylinder with open ends that are both designed to produce surround-sound quality. Upstate Import also sells a Music Fest speaker with extra... 

Iphoenix: Technology You Can Trust

October 10, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Product Zone

Based out of El Monte, California, Iphoenix International Corporation is a professional wholesale company specializing in developing and distributing electronic products across the United States. Their manufacturing is done in Shanzhen, China, which allows them to offer highly competitive pricing to their customers. Iphoenix designs and creates their own products to follow the latest trends in consumer electronics, such as fidget spinners and selfie sticks. Because Iphoenix manufactures their own products, they are able to provide sellers with the... 

Bepapaia: Always in Style

October 5, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Supplier Zone

Bepapaia was founded in Barcelona in 2007 by a young and enthusiastic team. Now based in New York, Bepapaia has developed into the go-to brand for jewelry and body piercing. “We infuse everything we do with a fresh, fun, trendy and alternative look,” says Yotam of Bepapaia. “We keep up with the latest trends in the fashion world and we always interpret them with our own style: original, rebellious and carefree.” Their catalog offers a wide variety of piercings, silver earrings, stainless steel earrings, hoops, ear cuffs, septum rings, and... 

Licensed and Trendy Designs from Silicon Valley Textiles

October 5, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Featured, Product Zone

Silicon Valley Textiles Inc. is a family-owned company, located in San Jose California. They are a large importer and distributor of plush and sherpa blankets in throw, twin, and queen sizes. In business for over 25 years, Silicon Valley is dedicated to small businesses and indie sellers. Over the years, Silicon Valley has compiled a large catalog including exclusive brands and licenses. They have nine house brands including Millennium, Gold Crown, and Cloud 9. Silicon Valley owns twelve licenses including National Rifle Association©, Marilyn Monroe©,... 

Gift Trends for Holiday 2017

October 5, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Keeping up with trends and consumer demands is more important now than ever as we head into Holiday 2017. Last year holiday sales totaled $658.3 billion according to the National Retail Federation. On average, holiday sales increase conservatively between three and four percent each year, which means in 2017 we can expect sales to reach at least $678 billion. The Merchandiser has forecast some of this year’s popular categories and consumer trends so sellers can make the most out of this lucrative season. Tech With All the Sleigh Bells and Whistles Thanks... 

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