The Next Big Thing ~ Swing!

June 15, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

When retailers talk about “the next big thing” they are referring to the next popular line which brings customers into their stores repeatedly and generates blockbuster sales and profits; ie beanie babies, webkinz.

I have been an independent retailer for 15 years. For the last 8 years I’ve written a blog on and off for my fellow retailers called Sylvia’s Tip of the Day. I like to educate others on what I’m pretty good at, trends, keeping up with them, and translating them. Trends in color, looks/designs, and how to get your customers on board .

Fashion and apparel have been making its way into the independent gift retailer stores for quite a while. The shift in fashion and away from collectibles has been ...

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