Instant Replay: Highlights from the Dallas Gift Market

July 02, 2010 Evergreen Enterprises, Inc. 0 Comments

What a week it’s been in Dallas! We’ve had a great time and have enjoyed seeing so many of you in the showroom. We think it’s been a very successful show, perhaps the best one we’ve ever had in Dallas.

One of our favorite parts of any major market is getting to see what products generate the most excitement for our retailers. We had an overwhelming positive response to our new 2011 Evergreen Garden collection. Collegiate continued to perform well, and Cape Craftsmen was strong. It certainly makes a difference when you see the actual samples in person!

Here are our top 5 picks from last week:

1. Coir Mats (Evergreen Flag)
All of our durable and decorative coir mats, including the monogram designs, continue their popularity streak. Tough and tidy is the name of the game. The rubber base for the coir mats was our number one item at the show! It keeps the coir mat in place, and provides an impressive, elegant look.

2. Acrylic Cups (Cypress Home)
Our new acrylic cups were a runaway success at market. These sharp-looking cups are insulated to keep cold beverages cold, and they include a twist-off lid and a durable straw. We thought they would be big, but not this big! The Polka Dot monogram pattern was especially hot, and we heard several people interested in doing custom designs. We plan to give away lots of these cups in our showroom in Atlanta later this month, so make sure to stop by.

3. Monogram Garden Stones (Evergreen Garden)
Having been in the business of marketing monogram product for quite some time now, we’re very pleased by the response to our newest entry. We offer equally popular square and round decorative garden stone bases, both of which include an opening for our monogram stone inserts. Order them in a handy program, which includes free inserts and hanging pegs.

4. Nativity Statuaries (New Creative)
We noticed that many of you are still buying for this Christmas, and what better choice than our newest selection of resin Nativity statuaries? Choose from the colorful Storytellers Nativity by Mark Haas, the decorative Flourish Nativity by Layhou Lam, or the natural Seeds of Faith Nativity. Each set includes multiple pieces, making them great for collectors.

5. Home Accents (Cape Craftsmen)
Our Cape Craftsmen continues to perform well in the photo frame and wall décor categories. The colorful, floral-embellished photo frames and wall crosses were two of Cape’s best selling items—plus they coordinate perfectly!

That’s it from Dallas. Our next major stop is Atlanta. Hope to see you there in 2 weeks!

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