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Megan’s Trend Spotting: Shades of Green and Blue

It has been a busy month for the Merchandising Department at Pinnacle Promotions. First, a few of us attended the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas; the new products for 2013 are amazing! We are working now to add our favorites to the website. And personally, I was also able to attend the Atlanta Apparel Show at AmericasMart last week. This show focused on 2013 Women’s apparel and accessories. I was able to use this retail outlet to trend forecast for our promotional apparel market.

Entrance to the January 2013 Atlanta Apparel Show

One of the big trends I saw at both shows was the use of color. Shades of green and blue were very prevalent in many collections. As you may have seen in Lee’s post, Emerald Green is the Pantone color for 2013.

 

Bella + Canvas PPAI Expo Las Vegas 2013

I was happy to see these two colors dominate the offerings at the Apparel show as well as at the PPAI Expo. Both colors are easy for most complexions to wear. And with various shades available, it will be easy to find one to suit your brand. Here are my favorite women’s fashions in green and blue.

The Serena Blouse: Beautiful vertical pleats along the front and back, creating a flattering fit. Shown in Vivid Jade.

The Women’s Flowy Simple V-Neck Tee.   With fashion forward details, this drop sleeve tee has a relaxed fit and super soft hand. Shown here in Blue Marble.

Alternative Apparel Meegs Eco Jersey Ugly Stripe Tank: Stripes look fresh in green and chocolate. This tank is made from a polyester/cotton/rayon blend, has a flattering rounded bottom and racerback. Shown in Eco True Avocado/Eco True Brown Stripe.

The Emma Pullover. Perfect corporate casual 3/4 sleeve sweater. Featuring 3 button plackets along the front shoulders and subtle puff sleeves. Pictured above in Pacific Blue.

Port Authority Ladies Crosshatch Ruffle Blouse:  Feminine details like ruffled placket and front and back darts make this shirt a winner. Shown above in Chambray Blue. Also available in Deep Blue.

And I had to throw in one accessory. I am loving the Lexi Wristlet! Shown here in Turquoise, this case will accomodate a smartphone, credit cards and more. Perfect for running errands or a night on the town!

If you see something you like, feel free to contact us! Stay tuned for more Trend Spotting posts in the weeks to come!

Megan

Merchandising Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Guide: Sip, Swirl & Twirl, Atlanta Winter Beerfest, Honda Battle of the Bands and More!

Hello, local readers! Hot off the press is this week’s edition of our weekend guide, filled with the best things to do in and around Atlanta this Thursday through Sunday. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Enjoy your weekend!!

Sip, Swirl and Twirl

Keep reading for more information about Sip, Swirl & Twirl, the Atlanta Winter Beerfest, Honda Battle of the Bands and other exciting weekend events!

Almost Promotional Products

Our Merchandising Managers are back from the PPAI tradeshow out in Vegas, and they’ve returned with lots of new pictures and stories about what to expect this year. For a sneak peek about all the trends they’ll be blogging about in the near future check out the Facebook album they created here.

So it’s with this spirit of “new-ness” that I’ve decided to take a quick break from my usual blogging style of pointing out items new and old on our website and how they could be applied to different promotional campaigns. I’m taking a cue from our ever awesome Pinterest account and one board in specific, the Not a Promotional Product… Yet board.

 

 

Source: fab.com via Pinnacle on Pinterest


 

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Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: Nike Golf for 2013

I know it is January, but I am already dreaming of spring. And we here in Atlanta are expected to reach the upper 60’s later this week! What bliss! Springtime and golf go hand and hand. This past week the PGA Tour hit Hawaii. Check out the latest PGA news here. It’s very cool to see what Nike, Adidas and Callaway gear the pros are sporting.

Whatever the climate on the green, you and your brand will want to look sharp for 2013. Check out these new arrivals from Nike Golf.  With Nike’s DRI-Fit fabric technology and on-trend color choices, the recipient will be comfortable and look stylish on and off the course.

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Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: Original Chuck Snapback Cap

If you are a habitual reader of this blog, you may know that I am obsessed with hats. Remember the Panther Vision Lighted hat? Classic. And working in this industry, I have become immune to basic headwear.  I easily know where to find a classic, unstructured, medium profile hat…in 20+ colors! So, when I started noticing a trend working over to the promotional wearables world, I was thrilled. Have you seen the flat bill cap?

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Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: the Stormtech Cirrus H2Extreme Bonded Shell

One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to preview new merchandise and work with different vendors from all over the world. Recently, I met with a few key people at Stormtech, a Canadian based apparel brand that specializes in offering quality outerwear to the corporate apparel market. Since 1977, Stormtech has been delivering performance outerwear for the masses. All of their products are designed, developed and tested in Canada.

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The Hipster Holiday Guide

So how exactly does one find anything, least of all the perfect holiday gift or giveaway, for the hipster who scoffs at almost everything? By searching at Pinnacle Promotions of course! To make your search even easier, I’ve put together this handy-dandy list to help you find the gift that is such a perfect balance of ironic, vintage, and elitist that will have your hipster fans insisting they were the first to love each product.

 

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Monthly Specials – Quality at a Great Price

It’s the beginning of November and I am already starting to plan for my Holiday shopping. I want to find quality gifts but at a great price.  I love that feeling I get when I score a nice item at an excellent price! I had my personal shopping in mind when I selected our November and December Monthly Specials for Pinnacle.

The Merchandising team spent hours researching and selecting quality branded merchandise with high perceived value but at a budget-friendly price.  We also looked for products that had stellar customer reviews.  Nothing makes us happier than reading a great review and knowing that our products were well received and helped our client’s in their marketing and branding goals.  Many of the products in the Monthly Specials category have made great client holiday gifts and employee incentives.

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