Western & English Today

FAL 2013

W&E Today provides retailers and manufacturers with education and ideas that provoke innovation in the Western and English markets.

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Studded and Swarovski-crystal embellished key fobs by Kippys For the fashionistas looking for something unique, Kippys hasn't missed a beat in Cell-phone purse in faux the mobile-device revolution. Cellcrocodile with concho phone pouches and iPad covers by Texas Leather abound, some with bronze micro studs and crystals in bold geometric patterns. Distressed grey leather is the hot color of the season and looks super-edgy with pointed studs or "spikes." Studded-leather key rings are the ultimate accessory under $30 retail and are a fun way to show off your Kippys' style. Chic little checkbook-style wallets and foldovers are superbly embossed and studded as well, many to match purses or entire outfts. If you want to shine, Kippys is your go-to place. Texas Leather comes on strong with a complete custom program based on its user-friendly website where dozens of styles of small handbags and purses, plus universal cases for smart phones (as well as fip models) are available. Now in their 25th-anniversary, the company prides itself on quality and choice, catering to various clientele. Men's and women's wallets, cell-phone cases and key chains come in matching leathers for perfect stocking stufers or gif sets. Choose from tooled, embossed or printed leathers; Nubuck, top-grain or classic oiled leathers; and even high-end specialty tanned Italian leathers on some items. For ladies, Texas Leather ofers rich colors and textures with fun embellishments in these items. The company's Ann Fell encourages retailers to customize their orders for stock and will even take special orders from customers; delivery time is typically two to fve weeks. With a group order, retailers qualify for countertop spinner racks or large free-standing metal racks. Products are self-secured by snapping them over the rack. Except for a special line of men's leather wallets, Trenditions has gone afer the lowest price point and popular appeal by sticking with faux (man-made) leather or canvas this season. All small "leather" goods are uncanny imitations of the real thing, with a superb look at a great price. Check out the Catchfy Collection; small cosmetic cases and catchalls embellished with embroidery and riveted crystals. Te snazzy iPad cases and wallets in the Way West group are also hot items, especially stunning is the faux-snakeskin iPad cover with a Western-style stitched over-flap and the Realtree Rain crossquilted iPad case. In addition to Way West and Realtree, Trenditions creFauxates small leather products under the Cowboy Up, Cowgirl Up, Western Traditions, Wrangler and Rock crocodile and tooled 47 Wrangler labels. leather iPad Tony Brock at 3D Belt is proud to announce that case by as of this fall, 3D Belt is making all the Justin and Tony 3D Belt Lama small leather goods. Tey're in the midst of a full line of new wallets, iPad covers and cell-phone cases. Te full launch will take place at the Denver Market in January 2014. Meanwhile, each of 3D's brands courts a specifc target audience and designs products for 3D in superb cowhide and vegetable-tanned leathers, many with exotic prints. Keep in mind: 3D is higher end. Angel Ranch caters to the sophisticated woman, while Rocky Brands is all about causal and the outdoors. Catchfy Cosmetic Case by Trenditions 46 Western & English Today FALL 2013

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