Heading to AccessoriesTheShow this Sunday in New York? Robust holiday shopping helped move merch this past season, so retailers should be walking the aisles with product lists on their brains and open to buy in their pockets. Stores, of course, have to always keep their respective customers in mind while perusing the show, so we rounded up all of ATS’s new exhibitors and identified what type of customer they might be targeting. It’s safe to say, whatever you’re looking for, it’s here!
FOR THE COLOR GURU:
Pantone has declared Ultra Violet its 2018 Color of the Year, and this gal wants to be on trend every day, no matter what style she’s wearing. These sunglasses by 2020 Optical, keep the Ultra Violet options flowing in a color fit for
FOR THE NATURALIST:
Cork is one of the most versatile materials out there; it’s eco-friendly, naturally water resistant, lightweight, natural in color (but takes dyes exceptionally well), and can be cut and shaped into any style. A. Clara Boston‘s cork and leather handbags are handcrafted in Portugal by a leather craftsman with 20 years couture house experience. Added bonus? A great story to tell!
FOR THE BOHO TRAVELER:
America and Beyond is a fitting name for the boho fashionista with serious Wanderlust. The line has serious tactile trim, tassels, fringe, pom-poms and color, color, color, and will look equally hip on the beaches of Tulum, the Hamptons or even around a city.
FOR THE TRIBAL TREKKER:
She’s equally at home trekking through Nepal as she is lounging on a hammock in Oaxaca. Tribal-yet-trendy jewelry from Baizaar has offerings for any mood, while these brass spiral hoops put a new twist (literally) on the hot hoop earring trend.
FOR THE DO-GOODER:
For the gal who lives to give, jewelry by BelJoy Haiti looks as good as it does. This Jasper beaded bracelet helps create jobs in Haiti and has a charm to always remind the wearer of past and future giving good deeds.
FOR THOSE WHO VISUALIZE CHANGE:
Blue Planet Eyewear doesn’t just feature eco-friendly eyewear made from wood and bamboo and even eco plastics, but every time someone buys a pair of Blue Planet Eyewear glasses, the company donates a new pair of reading glasses.
FOR THE QUICK CHANGE ARTIST:
One might call her indecisive, but we call her savvy. For the gal who wants options in her accessories, this quick-change clutch from Chelle&Mi lets her switch at the flap to suit her style needs. Options include solid or embossed leather mixed with suede linings.
FOR THE ACCESSORIES LOVER:
For shoppers who love all accessories, including scarves and jewelry, showroom D. Element Style will be featuring two brands at ATS: Cashmere Wrappings Geraldina Jewelry. Both offer the latest classic yet stylish trends in their respective classification.
FOR ANIMAL LOVERS:
Emperia Handbag‘s vegan, PETA-approved bags look as good on people as they do chapioning for animals. On-trend silhouettes like round/canteen shapes, belt bags and backpacks mean never having to sacrifice style for advocacy.
FOR THE STATEMENT MAKER:
This customer isn’t one to wear that single delicate chain…she’s all about making a statement. Felicia Jewelry and this unique cross-cross lattice design offers her the drama, Instagram selfie op, and endless compliments.
FOR THE GLAM COWGIRL:
She might be drawn to that Western steer head but that doesn’t mean she’s going to pair it with cowboy boots and denim. Love, Poppy is more velvet than denim; more disco ball than barn dance.
FOR THE PEARL HUNTER:
She won’t be caught dead in boring “Grandma pearls,” but she loves making a statement with trendy pearl designs. Pearl-tipped collars, extra-long Y-necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings by Majorica offer endless ways to express individuality with a classic jewelry item.
FOR THE HAIR-CENTRIC:
She’s not wearing a headband to keep the hair out of her eyes; she’s wearing one to turn heads. OA Sweet Bands interchangeable headbands offers a variety of tops to clip onto bases to suit any hair style or outfit.
FOR HAT HEADS:
No need to be hot headed to be a hat head, although Peter Grimm Hats do up the hot factor! “Made for true characters,” the company offers hats for every occasion, from caps to Panama straws to knit fedoras, and encourages all customers to “find their true character.”
FOR THE BEACH-TO-BAR BABE:
She doesn’t want to waste time changing out of her bathing suit to hit that beach bar, so she needs a stylish topper that works on both counts. Sax Greenwich Accessories fits the bill with printed and sheer designs.
FOR THE NATURALIST:
Seeds Jewelry works with rough stones, beads, leathers and other elements in its hand-crafted jewelry with an ethnic flair. Wear alone or pile them on.
FOR THE SOCK STAR:
Socks have become one of fashion’s most fun accessories; worn with a knowing wink under long pants, or boldly out in the open paired with sandals and shorts. Regardless of the completed outfit, Sock It To Me‘s Polynesian-themed tiki socks will always be worn with a smile.
FOR THE MINIMALIST:
“Simplicity is the keynote of true elegance,” said Coco Chanel, and this gal lives and breathes by that credo. Thaanng handbags are clean, simple and elegant, with straight lines or round rings. Look for black and white/cream as the epitome of simplicity.
FOR THE JEWELRY AFICIONADO:
Jewelry manufacturer Trend Lab Corp offers a variety of jewelry designs and attitudes, from crystal-encrusted pavé jewelry to bolder stone pieces to ethnic hammered metal styles. The aim is to support retailers with branding opportunities.
FOR THE EXOTIC BOHEMIAN:
She wants her jewelry to evoke a feeling, whether the sights and sounds of an exotic bazaar or a jewelry studio in a far-off land. Vayu Jewels captures this essence, whether in hammered silver jewelry or raw stones.
FOR THE SPARKLE-ISTA:
This gal wants to sparkle plenty, but in her own subtle way. These soft crystal rings from Zari D can be stacked, spread out on separate fingers, or mix and matched in a different way each day. Either way, they never overpower.
FOR THE HANDS-FREE FASHIONISTA:
This gal doesn’t have have time to fumble for her phone in a large tote when she sees the perfect Instagram photo op. This hands-free belt bag by Israeli brand Ziva D’or keeps the phone close by, while the denim construction, butterfly, stars and chain swag keep it all on trend.