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FAL 2013

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deerskin that are studded and hand-painted, with or without fringe. Te slightly larger Arapahoe Bag is rectangular, measuring 6 by 8 inches, and is suitable for a bevy of goods. Te vertical version of this bag, named the Crockett Pouch, is embellished with long, sexy fringe. Most have a snap closure; others are magnetic, fnished with the unmistakable style of Particia Wolf. Weave these into your displays of fne jewelry or other collectibles to showcase them. M&F Western is master of many products, including the men's Rodeo Wallet, a checkbook style, fold-over that continues to be a best-seller. M&F's classic leather tri-fold is a close second. As a company that prides itself as being the supplier for "one-stop shopping" for Western retailers, it's not surprising that M&F carries dozens of wallets and clutch styles for men and women in handsome, smooth and textured leather combinations. Te Blazin' Roxx brand for ladies is defnitely one to stock. iPhone covers from M&F are also a hot ticket — they individMenÕs Rodeo Wallet by ualize a mobile device and are M&F Western offered plain, blinged-out or embossed. Tey also coordinate with iPad covers and the entire ladies' purse collection. Te packaging of the iPhone covers allows customers to test the ft of the covers. M&F provides all the fxturing free of charge, as long as your store meets the required minimum. Countertop spinners or slat-wall and foor display units can exhibit from 24 to 288 small leather goods, guaranteeing a consumer-friendly shopping experience. Matthew de Smet of M&F reminds retailers that everything is stocked in-house at their 300,000-square-foot distribution center (located about an hour east of Dallas) all year long, and its brands include Nocona Belt Co., Blazin' Roxx, Crumrine, Western Moments, Western Charm and HD Xtreme. Double J Saddlery makes a superb and handy cell-phone wallet; this great looking, carry-all that women love was designed so you don't even have to take the phone out. Hung on a wristlet, it moves with the wearer and is available plain or with tassels. Kristyn DeBord suggests the new iPhone covers made out of Double J's hand-tooled leathers, some embellished with patina-ed studs, a turquoise matrix or antique engraving. All of these are made to match Double J's popular leather purse collection. Other hot items made of quality leather include cell-phone cases; and for cowgirls FALL 2013 Cell-phone wallet by Double J Saddlery Beaded cell-phone bag by Pat Dahnke with sass, handsome spur straps in embossed leather, contrast stitching and bold, hand-painted colors are a sure hit. Also, check out Double J's ladies' small pistol cases with zip-up covers to match their purses. Protection can be chic! (Not for every retailer, but you know who you are.) "Even if it's a smaller item," says DeBord, "people still want the quality." And Double J has it all. Customers who love Pat Dahnke's unique creations will want her latest cell-phone bags, beaded in a traditional Indian motif and handmade with fair, featuring a leather hand strap and tassel. New, are her small tapestry fabric and leather handbags, with an over-fap and zipper on the inside, plus antique lace — all very vintage. Be sure to add her Sidekicks — leather and deerskin magnetic pins, wearable anywhere. Display these with Dahnke's leather headbands and funky leather saddle charms, all made from hair-on-hide leather and designed to hang from a saddle as good omens. Choose from crosses, conchos and Indians. Just snap the big hook onto a cinch ring! Dahnke's small leather coozies, or wine bottle holders, are super popular, made of hair-on-hide or gator-embossed leather with Mongolian lamb on top — a unique gif for those who have everything. Western & English Today 45

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