Wearable Tech: Fashion and Technology Collide

January 28, 2015

Wearable GlassesPicture this, your alarm wakes you up in the morning and tells your thermostat to turn up the heat and your coffee maker to start brewing. You get on the scale and it tells your fitness band how close you are to your workout goal and adjusts how many steps you need to take today to be on track.

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Think Spring with Our New Spring Packaging Collections!

January 19, 2015

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It may be the middle of January with the end of winter nowhere in sight, but take hope! Spring is on the way. Before we know it, the snow will be melted, the sun will be shining, and the birds will be chirping. As we look forward to that day, now is the perfect time to stock up on spring packaging. Doing so will put a “spring” in your (and your customer’s) step. We have 8 new fun spring collections to brighten up your packaging. Click the links below to learn more about our latest collections.

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10 Retail Marketing Ideas to Increase Sales


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Successful retail marketing isn’t rocket science, but it’s not a walk in the park, either. Savvy shop owners know that maximizing profits means smart marketing; however, it can be challenging to devote as much time to marketing as you need in order to market more efficiently. The following lists ten retail marketing ideas to help bring increased sales and more loyal customers.

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3 Reasons to Visit Our New Booth at AmericasMart

January 7, 2015



It’s already that time of year again, when Bags & Bows attends AmericasMart in Atlanta. AmericasMart contains the nation’s largest single product collection. It’s bound to be a great time of shopping! Please stop by and visit our booth. If you’ve visited our booth at AmericasMart in the past, there a few exciting things to take note of.  

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10 Retail Marketing Resolutions for Success in 2015

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Many experts believe 2015 will be a defining year in the midst of a shift in marketing dogma. Evolving technology isn’t the only reason, either; custom attitudes are shifting, branding is becoming more important than ever, and competition revolves around customer service increasingly more than price. For brick-and-mortar retailers, the changing times present both never-before-seen challenges and opportunities. Naturally, you want to overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities; to that end, the following details ten retail marketing resolutions you can make to succeed in 2015.

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5 of Our Favorite Holiday Treat Recipes

December 23, 2014

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There are so many wonderful things about this time of year, and good food is definitely up there on the list. Every family has different traditions, treats, and recipes they make each holiday season. In the spirit of the holidays, our team at Bags & Bows wants to share a few of our favorite holiday treats with you. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a stab at one of these recipes you may not have tried before. We even have a dog treat recipe if you want to make a treat for your pet!

If you have a favorite holiday treat recipe, please share with us in the comments. We would all like  to try a few new treats this year, too!

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5 Ways Retailers Can Reduce Stress This Holiday


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The holidays can be a busy and stressful time especially if you’re in retail! While everyone else is out decking the halls and getting ready to celebrate the season through gift giving, you’re in the store helping them find the perfect gift. Meanwhile you and your employees are wondering when they will have time to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, if you’ll reach projected sales volume, and if you’ll get a moment of silence just to relax from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. If this sounds familiar, keep reading to reduce stress, create a merrier store environment for you and your employees, and enjoy the holiday season this year!

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5 Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Store

December 8, 2014

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The holiday season really is the most wonderful time of the year, but it also tends to bring added stress. What are you doing during this season to bring holiday cheer to your customers? By adding a few minor details to your store, you can create an enjoyable environment that will help decrease stress. Become a place where people can escape the stress of the holidays and enter into a joy-filled winter wonderland. Here are 5 ideas you can use in your store.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Mitten Tree Day

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The holiday season is a beautiful time of year where people show kindness and give to those in need. Celebrating Mitten Tree Day is one way to spread holiday cheer to those who need it most. This is a perfect holiday activity to incorporate into your small business during this season.

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5 Holiday Craft Ideas for Your Store

November 24, 2014

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The holidays are one of the biggest times for many small businesses, especially retail stores. The busiest times of the year are the most important times to catch the attention of customers. One way to do this is by creating unique holiday crafts to draw the eye, start conversation, create a welcoming atmosphere, and result in increased sales. This article shares 5 holiday craft ideas for your store to start your crafting this holiday season.

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