With the changes in the weather and the Autumn/Winter season now in full swing we have seen some interesting sales trends for this period. This is a great opportunity to see what your potential customer base is demanding and top up your head-wear and accessory ranges. Especially with the Christmas rush soon coming. Last month we focused on gloves and ski hats and these are still incredibly popular.
Our bestselling gloves so far include our Adults and Children’s stretchy magic gloves. GC9, GA9 and GC11 are three affordable options in particular. These magic gloves also feature vibrant colour schemes that will appeal to wide range of customers. More fashionable options like GL61 and GL1207 were also well sought after.
Ski hats remain the most popular product range this year round. Superb additions like A1236, A1245 and A1233 has been heavily purchased and we still have plentiful stocks. We have sold plenty of Thinsulatesalso with classics like A547, A668 and the variations of A368 being well favoured.
Children’s ski hats like C511and C506 were the bestsellers in our Children’s collection thanks to their great designs and affordability. Children’s novelty and peru hats are another trend that has popped up this time around. C434, C344 and C349 are just three examples of this but they are selling fast with low stock levels, so get in quick for those.
Finally we can take a look at the seasons bestselling bags and wellies. Our checked patterned rucksacks LB15 and LB16 were the biggest selling bags. But our tweed cross body and shoulder bags like LB55 and LB52 were another in demand option. All of our wellie designs are excellent but WF130, WF131, and WF128 are the most favoured this time around.
We are almost halfway through the Autumn/Winter season for 2016 and we have found some interesting trends for this period so far. Firstly and perhaps understandably our most popular hat style so far is our range of ski hats. In particular the more practical Thinsulate hats like A368/B and A334 along with the more straightforward SKIBK. These are durable, affordable and remain an essential purchase for your Autumn/Winter hat collection. More stylish options include A1254 and A1240 with their standout pom-poms and turn-up brims.
Flat caps are also immensely popular this time around. H91 is our biggest seller so far but A14 and H27 are also in high demand. These Flat caps are the perfect mix of strength, style and tradition so it’s no surprise they are well sought after.
Other interesting bestsellers include our unisex tweed baseball cap AE13, our practical wax bush hat A60, the sublime Women’s beret A419 and also the traditional Sherlock Holmes hat A251. B269 and C434 remain the bestsellers from our diverse children’s collection.
We’ve seen some interesting trends also from our accessories collection. GA9 is the bestselling pair of gloves thanks to their suitability during the winter season. GA31 and GA11 are also both popular styles able to withstand any harsh weather. More colourful options for children like GC10 and GC9 were also frequently purchased.
Functional bags like LB5 and LB4were well favoured along with more stylish options like LB16 and LB44. Our range of wellies has amassed many admirers over the last couple of years. WF126, WF117 andWF112 were the three biggest sellers so far, featuring sturdy rubber materials with outstanding designs. Finally we can’t mention Autumn/Winter without mentioning the dreaded rainfall. U61 and U83 are our most popular umbrellas which feature a free display box for ease of sale.
These products are available for purchase now and as ever we offer free delivery over £300 with a minimum order of £100. This is a prime opportunity to increase your stock before the Christmas rush and to top up any ranges you may have.
The date was September the 3rd. Our vans were loaded, the sun was beaming and we were heading to the Birmingham NEC for one of the biggest trade shows of the year, Autumn Fair 2016. We had a very successful show, whilst having a great time in the process and we would to take this opportunity to thank those who came to see us. Getting an opportunity to meet many of you face to face is always a tremendous one, particularly as we can showcase our new stock and advise you on what is currently selling well.
We would like to take another opportunity to show you what the most popular ranges during the show were. Firstly the biggest interest this time around was for our Ski hats, In particular A1230and the babies bobble hat B269. Our Thinsulate branded range also gets more popular year on year. A368 in various colours and A668 were particular standouts bringing with them a reputation for durability and warmth that your customers will love.
We had substantial sales from our Children’s collection once more with ponchos like CR3 and CP1 along with ski hats like B250 being perfect for keeping the little ones warm and dry during the Autumn/Winter months.
Flat caps like A14 and H27 were well sought after and are superb for any season. Plus with the changes in weather we had increased interest in wellies like WF121 or WF117and gloves like GL5 or GM25. Finally we had some purchases in our range of bags. LB17 and LB15 feature standout colourful patterns that will appeal to your customers.
Sadly this was our final trade show of the year and we won’t be able to attending anymore until next year for the Spring/Summer season. As mentioned before we always enjoy meeting you and showing our new and old ranges. Throughout the coming months we will continue to keep you updated on what’s hot during the Autumn/Winter season though our newsletters/blog posts and our social media.
As mentioned in our previous Newsletter we’ve been out and about in beautiful Harrogate for the Home and Gift 2016 trade show. This year’s trade show has been extremely successful for us with almost double the intake of orders from last year and some wonderful feedback regarding our latest acquisitions.
For those who were able to attend and speak to us, we were very grateful. For those that couldn’t we are more than happy to announce what trends arose from the orders we took. The biggest trend by far was our new knitted hats particularly our knitted ski hats. Many of these feature fancy colourful designs with including exquisite pom-poms that will also keep the wearer cosy during the dip in temperatures.
Our children’s collection was well sought after gets more popular year on year. This includes our new bobble hats with playful designs that children will love. But our new additions to the novelty range was also well liked.
Gloves were the big accessory of choice from this trade show but there was also great feedback on our new tweed bags that caught many a customer’s eye. Finally our patchwork flat caps are becoming all year round favourite and our wraps was another great purchase.
We’ve still got two trade shows to go with our next destination being the NEC in Birmingham forMODA 2016 during the 7th to the 9th of August. We will be situated at stand Z68 and again this is a great opportunity to get a good look and feel for our new Autumn/Winter stock. After that we will be back in Birmingham for the ‘big one’,Autumn fair 2016.
Finding an ideal present can be a huge dilemma come Christmas time but our delightful and wide range of Scarves, wraps and bags will be able to solve this problem immediately. With the cold winds and freezing temperatures already upon us an SSP Accessories scarf is a perfect gift for the man or woman in your customers life, keeping them warm and cosy during the winter months. Available in various appealing prints including animal prints, striped patterns and printed flowers, each scarf is crafted from high quality fabric with various bright colours that will cater to all tastes and accompany many outfits.
While our excellent scarves are ideal as presents, our women’s wraps are also an exemplary gift adding luxury to any wardrobe over the Christmas season. Featuring the finest material, colours and elegant designs these wraps will accompany any outfit superbly, keeping the wearer extra warm in the cold temperatures.
Finally no Christmas gift range would be complete without an extravagant but practical bag. SSP Accessories have a wide range of bags that will appeal to various tastes including rucksacks, shopper bags, body bags and handbags that are highly durable and will suit all occasions. Each bag is made from high quality material including felt and nylon that looks great and will bring assurance to the customer of its superior quality. These bags and scarves are an essential purchase for your Christmas collection as they fly off the shelves and bring Christmas cheer during the holiday season.