2013 Back-To-School Spotlight

2013 Back-To-School Spotlight

There’s No Spring Break for Retailers, It’s Time for Buying Back-to-School!

Brands have prepped their 2013 fall curriculum for Back-to-School days. Buyers are invited for final examinations of classic and new collections. Do your homework! Good retailing is a combination of due diligence, trying new things and finding solutions to challenges. The decisions you make now will prepare you for another school year and the all-important fourth quarter.

Children’s retail is a business of looking ahead. As we end the first quarter, it’s time to think about the year’s home stretch. The Giggle Guide™ has put these brands at the head of the class.

Poppy Drops®

Shelly Coffman
(720) 201-1655

Poppy Drops®, quickly being recognized as the premium pierce-free earring company for girls, is thrilled to introduce new products for 2013. Created as a solution for Moms not ready to commit to piercing, each of our tattoo earrings is meticulously designed and made with all natural vegetable dyes, making them safe for any age.

Our new products for 2013, will give girls heading back to school even more fun earring options. Can’t decide between the Earring Collections? Our new Mini-Pots are a great way to mix and match their favorite designs. Plus, our updated Earring Starter Kit and Perfect Party Packs are sure to be a hit for all of those upcoming school events & birthday parties.

With so many products to choose from and several display options, you’re sure to find a combination that will work great in your space.

Recently featured on NBC’s DailyCandy and the Cool Mom Pick’s gift guide, there is lots of BUZZ being generated about Poppy Drops. In fact, it is quickly becoming a favorite of celebrities, like Bethenny Frankel, for their daughters too.

Call or email today for additional information on our wholesale program! Say goodbye to piercing and hello to Poppy Drops!


Mark Fishbein
(646) 209-2793

Fall evokes new beginnings. The air is fresh and crisp. Children begin a new school year, where anything is possible. IMAGINE GreenWear combines 100% Organic THERMAL Cotton with ultra-soft cotton jersey, to create a unique collection for this special season. Thermal hoodies for boys and girls, 2fers with thermal sleeves, our new thermal FLIP IT™ dresses (no front or back, girls can wear it their way). IMAGINE also has rompers, onesies, stripe yoga pants, dresses and tees in nine ounce cotton jersey. All our clothing is decorated with hip and colorful graphics on both front and back.

Imagine a delicate peacock with lace, edgy hearts and stars, mythological animals, space inspired motifs, vintage cars to sci-fi rockets; trains, planes and automobiles. All our designs are printed on hand dyed backgrounds, creating a one of a kind garment. Our colors will not fade. Our clothing will not shrink.

Our designs are out of this world and our clothing is good for the world. IMAGINE GreenWear prints with seaweed base GOTS certified dyes, safe for sensitive skin and safe for the environment.

We cut, sew, print, dye and distribute from our factory in Fairfax, VA.

Bows Arts

Deborah DaSilva
(847) 501-3161

Bows Arts is introducing a new line of tween jewelry — Let Her Shine.

Monogramming Made Easy

Let Her Shine is a new brand launched by Bows Arts this year in response to customer requests for quality CPSIA certified Tween jewelry sets at a competitive price. Bows Arts has over 40 years of making girls gifts and accessories in the USA. We offer immediateshipping of all our lines from our Midwestern based warehouse.

Features of the line:

  • Certified Nickel and Lead Free (CPSIA Certified)
  • Silver plate & Rhinestone poppers
  • Monograms pop on to bows, flowers or headbands & can be worn separately
  • Necklaces to match
  • BFF, Rhinestone Hearts, Peace Symbols and more
  • Monograms sold as set 13 best selling letters and 3 symbols
  • Keep letters on hand to retro-fit the bows/headbands you already have in your store.

Dapper Snappers

Jen Rodgers
(866) 998-8872

The Dapper Snappers brand consists of Toddler belts, Big Kids Belts, belts for Women and Adults. The main product is the Toddler Belt which is a half belt that snaps into the back three belt loops of the child’s pants. This belt doesn’t get in the way of diaper changes or potty training because it doesn’t need to be unsnapped or removed. No more worrying about whether your little one will be able to undo that bulky belt buckle in time!

Dapper Snappers for women are perfect for women’s pants pre and post-partum. They also get rid of that annoying gap in the back of your pants without the hassle of wearing a full belt. The Big Kids belts are perfect for girls and boys ages 4-9 and the XL sets are ideal for older adult and those with special needs. Dapper Snappers covers everyone from all ages!


Kathleen Dougherty
(714) 957-1114

Cachcach is still producing in the USA. We have been doing what we do best in the US since 1984. Manufacturing in the US is more costly than overseas but you get what you pay for. We make our sample line and we make our production garments so our product is the same quality as the samples you ordered from. Sure you pay a little bit more when producing here, but I think we make a reliably great product. With Cachcach you get cute stylish outfits with a special unique quality that attracts Mom’s and little ones with discerning tastes. We love what we do, and we love our product! We stand by it and have great customer service.

We presently are taking orders for Fall 2013, which delivers from June-October. Our minimums are moderate and we allow orders of ones across in a size range so that you can have variety without over stocking. Be prepared to sell out quickly though, because most often our product “sells right out of the box”. Order enough so you have something to hang!

Cachcach is made of attractive soft fabrics with big fashion detailing. We preshrink all of our knits, and all our fabrics, even fancies, are washable. We offer everything you need to complete an outfit from blankets and hats, to purses, clips and headbands. Cachcach is bound to be a customer favorite in your store!

No Slippy Hair Clippy®

No Slippy Hair Clippy, known as the original no-slip hair clip and accessories company for babies and girls, offers a robust collection and a variety of choices for retailers. From basics to trendy, you’ll find adorable designs, perfect for add on sales this back to school season and beyond!

What makes No Slippy Hair Clippy Different?

Each hair clip (mini, pinch alligator, or French barrette) is lined in Swiss velvet, keeping a snug yet soft hold, that is comfortable all day. This patent pending design is what keeps No Slippy Hair Clippy products at the top of their class!

No Slippy Hair Clippy accessories are all hand-crafted in the USA! Each clip and headband is meticulously crafted with the finest materials, for a superior quality product. Many designs are original, so you won’t see duplication, which makes it an even more sought after brand.

The entire catalog can be found on the wholesale website, just click “wholesale” at the retail site www.hairclippy.com and request a password. If you have carried the brand, you already have a login.

Once a retailer, No Slippy Hair Clippy promotes your store on their store locator, the 2nd most viewed page on their website!

NSHC offers retailers a 16 page color catalog, just email us, and we’ll mail one to you!

Easy terms, $100 minimum order, fast turn-around, and seasonal special offers via email!


(704) 825-8811

First pictures, first birthday, or the first day of school, RuffleButts & RuggedButts create the perfect outfits for making childhood memories.

With RuffleButts Inc named on the Inc 500 List as the fastest growing children’s apparel company in the country, these two brands are taking the industry by storm. Pair their ‘Golden Rule’ way of doing business with their high-quality garments, and the equation just works.

Known originally for their namesake RuffleButt Bloomers, customers have come to know and love them for many more reasons. Try the $4.50 legwear or $17.25 dresses, which have become two customer favorites over the years. For back-to-school, the super soft knit pants and coordinating tees are a huge hit, all under $14!

The company is based in Charlotte, where everything ships from 2-5 business days after placing your immediates/re-order. For new Fall styles, we recommend getting in early, as the only fair warning is that their limited editions sometimes sell out quickly.

If you haven’t already, this is a fantastic time to join the RuffleButts family of retailers! Their application process is simple.


(800) 880-1245

We are excited to unveil the pediped® Fall/Winter 2013 Collection. The collection highlights the innovative line of athletic shoes, cold-weather boots and over 70 new style combinations. Each of our three lines brings new, rich pallets highlighting trendy stitching and three dimensional details.

The Flex® athletic line continues to grow with the debut of the Luna and Jupiter. The Jupiter is also new to Grip ‘n’ Go™, offering the first athletic style available for the active toddler. High popularity continues to grow the line of fashion boots perfectly designed to keep every young fashionista comfortable and stylish. Also new to the collection is Jane and Piper, expanding the variety of back-to-school styles that provide the perfect every day comfort required for any classroom setting.

The Fall/Winter 2013 Collection includes over 15 brand new styles across the three lines: Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™, and Flex® and as always, these new styles parallel the pediped® signature fit.

See Kai Run

(888) 524-7463

See Kai Run goes back to school in retro styles with modern touches. Continuing to focus on color, craftsmanship and comfort, this season also features diverse textiles and embellishments for those extra-special touches.

New See Kai Run Sporty Sole
The new outsole we introduced last spring on several of our See Kai Run styles in sizes 3-9 has now been integrated into all styles*.

Easy on and off
We’ve taken great care to design shoes that kids want to wear! Our shoes are easy to get on and off and with range of alternative closures that are engineered for fit. We’ve extended this popular style to more styles.

There are a variety of ultrafashionable, comfortable and cozy boot styles for girls to choose from in both our core and Sneakers lines —all of which make a “wow” fashion statement. Boys will find sporty boots just for them.

Materials Mix
We’ve added a plethora of textiles and adornments to our core and Sneakers lines that add even more interest to our unique color combinations.

Holiday Time
Once again we’re offering classic black and red patent leather Mary Janes in each line, as part of our Holiday Time Collection.

Bottles & Feeding

Itzy Ritzy®

(866) 622-2295

Head back to school in style with Itzy Ritzy® with modern, functional products perfect for lunch, play dates, gym, swim class & more!
Our new, exclusive fabrics are now available! Sight Word Soup is a must-have for school. We packed this fabric with “sight words”, or “fast words”, which are common in print and kids are expected to recognize before graduating kindergarten. Mastery in identifying sight words is an early indicator of successful readers. Mixed in a “soup”, little ones can spot what they know!

Snack Happens™ & Snack Happens Mini™ Reusable Snack & Everything Bags:

  • Winner of Most Awesome Snack Bag in Red Tricycle’s 2012 Totally Awesome Awards
  • Ideal for little hands, snacks, fruit, travel-size toiletries, small electronics & more
  • FDA-approved food safe, CPSIA tested and compliant
  • Lead-free YKK zipper top for silent snacking!
  • 100% cotton designer fabric exterior
  • Thick, PVC-free waterproof lining
  • MSRP $9.99 full size, MSRP $12.99 mini set

Travel Happens™ Sealed Wet Bags:

  • Reusable wet bags (featured in USA TODAY) hold everything from diapers to swimsuits to dirty gym clothes
  • 100% cotton exterior
  • Zipper closure, water-resistant PVC-free lining, sealed seams
  • Machine washable
  • MSRP: $17.99 medium, $21.99 large