2014 Back-To-School Spotlight

2014 Back-To-School Spotlight

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

Brands have prepped their 2014 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.

Dapper Snapper

(866) 998-8872

Dapper Snappers are a perfect fit for back to school shopping. Parents no longer need to struggle to find adjustable waist pants or worry about buying pants/shorts that fit now, but will be too short in a few months. The Dapper Snappers Brand has belts for all ages.

The Original Toddler Belts work for 6 months to 6 years and are more practical than traditional belts because there are no buckles to fidget with when your little one is at school. Once this half-belt is in place there is no need to remove it for diaper changes or potty breaks!

Dapper Snappers “Big Bids Belts” are designed with 6-9 year olds in mind. They are elastic and fully adjustable. These belts come in a variety of colors (standard colors perfect for uniforms) and patterns for that fun side! The boys belts have a magnetic buckle and the girls belts have and interlocking buckle.

Teeny Tiny Optics

(888) 833-6984

For a great gift, appreciated by all, choose Teeny Tiny Optics!

We are celebrating our 21st year selling great kid’s sunglasses. The collection focuses on fun, fashion and protection. We believe that protecting our children’s eyes from the sun is as important as protecting their skin, and Teeny Tiny Optics is the best place to buy cute, durable, fashion forward sunglasses for children. From infants to teens, all of the glasses offer 100% UV protection. All of our baby styles have soft, flexible frames. Kids love them because they are comfortable and fun, moms love them because they are great protection, a terrific value and their kids will actually keep them on.

At Teeny Tiny Optics we are excited about our new styles for girls which include polka dots, stripes, bright colors and some bejeweled with crystals and rhinestones. For boys there are sporty wrap styles in solids, two toned, camouflage prints, spider web prints and styles with flames on the temples. The “aviator” style is so hot right now and we carry them from infant through teen sizes. We also carry a “classic retro” look in every size and our “attitude” glasses are totally on point with their clear lenses. Teeny Tiny Optics has been featured in Parenting, Earnshaw’s, Travel & Leisure Family, US Weekly and Parents magazines.

Wholesale customers, contact us at for a wholesale catalog and order form. Retail customers, visit our website and follow us on Facebook.

No Slippy Hair Clippy®

(800) 466-7304

No Slippy Hair Clippy®, the premier brand of children’s hair accessories, boasts impeccable quality and design. No Slippy Hair Clippy® is the very first no-slip hair clip in the world, which has ignited our creative spirit to design the most functional, adorable hair accessories for little girls.

New for Back to School, look for No-Slippy® Ouch-Free Mini Ponies! Each design comes on a soft terry pony that is perfect for fine, baby-toddler hair. They’re super comfortable, won’t break or damage hair, and certainly won’t hurt when taken out. What a concept!

All No Slippy® clips are completely lined in luxurious velvet, guaranteed no-slip, and completely ouch-free! We’re proudly hand-crafted here in the USA, keeping jobs in our local economy!

The 2014 Fall Collection will be available mid-July, with average delivery in 2-3 days!

Ordering is easy, with a retail wholesale site available 24/7 www.hairclippy.com/wholesale , or simply call or fax us to place your orders!

Phone orders: (800) 466-7304
Toll Free Fax: (888) 280-3831

For further information, or to request a color catalog:

Keepsakes & Stationery

Emily Press Lables

Maureen McCartney
(866) 742-0777

Take your Back to School sales up a notch when you carry the stylish collection of Write Your Own labels from Emily Press. Our label products are essential for retailers selling lunch containers, water bottles, school supplies, shoes, clothing and uniforms as it all needs to be labeled for school.

Write text with permanent marker then seal in the writing with the built-in laminate.

Write Your Own Labels – Waterproof labels when busy parents need them!

  • Waterproof, BPA-free, ecofriendly
  • CPSIA compliant
  • Small, lightweight, easy to ship
  • Prepack counter display with assorted designs
  • Made in Canada
  • Retail $9.99

Award-winning Classic Write Your Own labels are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe.

Preschool Shoe labels are durable, educational and super cute! Little ones can put their shoes on the correct feet all by themselves when they match the labels and create one image. Clothing labels are super soft and laundry safe.

Since 2010, Emily Press Labels has been creating award-winning labels. Now you can offer Write Your Own products to your customers.
Ask about our FREE shipping, no duties and low minimums.

Have orders delivered now for camp time and capture additional sales!

Featured in EcoParent magazine, Green Child, StrollerTraffic, Cool Mom Picks, Petite Planet, Weelicious.

Bottles & Feeding

Itzy Ritzy®

(866) 622-2295

Itzy Ritzy® is proud to announce their newest back to school products: Adventure Happens™ Kids Rolling Luggage, Lunch Happens™ Insulated Lunch Bag and Preschool Happens™ Little Kid Backpack with Safety Harness and Rein.

Responsible for the popular line of modern solutions for chic people on the go, Itzy Ritzy products include the versatile and eco-friendly Snack Happens™ Reusable Snack & Everything Bags and the packing must-have Travel Happens™ Sealed Wet Bags.

Life simplified with Itzy Ritzy On-the-Go collection:

Adventure Happens™ is ready when you are for anything from weekends at the grandparents to family excursions.

  • Front Zipper pocket and large interior
  • Adjustable locking handle for child & adult height

Lunch Happens™ is sized to carry complete and cute lunch.

  • Roomy main compartment with food safe lining
  • Includes a zippered back pocket and buckle handle

Preschool Happens™ lets little ones proudly tote their toys and necessities without dashing out of sight.

  • Main zipper pocket and side pocket for snacks
  • Includes detachable harness and rein

All products are BPA-free, lead free, phthalate-free, CPSIA-compliant

Available in exclusive and trendy designs Itzy Ritzy’s On-The-Go Collection is sure to please all adventurous kids.


(800) 880-1245

A shoe that shines!

Skip to the head of the class in pediped® back-to-school must haves. From classic Mary Janes and gym sneakers to chic fashion boots, pediped® will have everyone cruising the halls in comfort and style. The collection highlights the innovative line of machine washable athletic shoes, water-proof boots and over 70 new style combinations.

Each of the three pediped® lines brings new, bold pallets highlighting rich materials and three dimensional details. The Flex® athletic line continues to grow with the debut of Mars and an increased popularity continues to grow the line of cold weather boots. Also, new to the collection is Sarah and Channing, expanding the variety of back-to-school options that provide every day comfort for the classroom.

The Fall/Winter 2014 Collection includes over 20 brand new styles across its three lines: Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™, and Flex®; and as always, these new styles parallel the signature pediped® fit.