MARKET TRENDS: Spring / Summer 2016

After a busy month of traveling to Kalalou showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas, our team likes to take some time to study market sales numbers. We're always striving to better cater to our customers, and looking at what was successful in the showrooms can reveal trends that help guide us when selecting the next big thing for Kalalou. Here are a few of our observations after looking over our top sellers from the three shows...

With our Oyster Shells, Military Canisters, and Bam Jam at the top of every "best-seller" list, it seems that natural and recycled products reign supreme for Spring/Summer 2016! Our new line of Oyster shell products was a huge hit. Customers love the unique look these nautical accessories provide, so definitely look forward to new variations on that line in the coming year. Our best-selling line of Recycled Military canisters are still ever-popular and the new smaller-sized bucket is quickly becoming a new Kalalou favorite. "Gifty" items always do well with our customer and this market season has shown that our Ceramic Gold Brick Bank and Bam Jam are still at the top of everyone's Kalalou gift list. Lastly, our cast iron wall hooks continue to be huge sellers, with our new Flying Bird and Cactus designs being the most successful (we just can't get enough cactus designs!).

Hopefully this list gives you a little insight into our process and serves as an indicator for where home accessory trends are moving in 2016. Contact your sales rep for a more extensive Market Top Sellers list.

Thanks to everyone who helped make our Atlanta, Dallas, and Vegas shows such a success. See you in High Point!

Spring/Summer 2016 Market Wrap Up

That's a wrap on our Spring/Summer 2016 market season! What a crazy three weeks it has been. After traveling to Atlanta then Dallas and finally Las Vegas, we are in awe of the customer response to our new collection. It was a blast kicking everything off in Atlanta with our 30th Birthday party and we'd like to say a special thanks to everyone who came by to celebrate with us. It was a heck of a party! As always, traveling to Dallas and Las Vegas is a special treat. We love the opportunity to meet our western and centrally located customers to get a better feel for how they use the Kalalou line. After a month of travel, it's so nice to be back home, but not for long! We're already gearing up for High Point Market (April 16-20). So if you haven't made it out to any of our showrooms this year, there's still one more chance to see the SS2016 line and meet the Kalalou crew! Thanks again for your continued support and here's to 30 more years!

Stay tuned to the Kalalou blog for our breakdown of best sellers from SS2016 market...

Thanks Vegas!

As the lights dim and the final curtain is drawn on the Kalalou showroom, we can't help but look back in awe of the five day spectacular that was Las Vegas Market.  After three years of displaying in Vegas, the show just keeps getting better! It's easy to be distracted by the bright lights and allure of sin city, but the real reason we keep coming back to Las Vegas is the customers. We're thrilled to be able to bring the Kalalou line out west and meet an entirely new variety of potential buyers!  It makes it all worth while. So, we'd like to say a special thanks to everyone who made the trek out to the dessert and helped make this year's #LVMKT our best one yet! Viva Las Vegas baby! because Kalalou is here to stay!

We've got a little break before our next show in October. So if you haven't made it out to any of the Kalalou showrooms thus far, there's still time to make your plans to visit us at Suites at Market Square in High Point, North Carolina. We hope to see you there!

2015 SUMMER MARKETS
DALLAS  JUNE 24 — 30
DMC TradeMart
#2010
ATLANTA  JULY 7 — 14
AmericasMart
Building 2, #1022
LAS VEGAS  AUGUST 2 — 6
LAS VEGAS MARKET
Building C, #604
HIGH POINT  OCT 17 — 22
Suites at Market Square
#M2003

Hello from Hot'Lanta!

After the excitement of Dallas, we're back on the road! This time, we have our sight set for Atlanta! It's always nice to be back in AmericasMart ATL, one of our largest and most elaborate showrooms. We love that the customer gets to see the entire Kalalou line in person and, of course, there's the tradition of unveiling our new Botanica Creation! This time, we decided to go with a wintery forest scene which incorporates our classic Scrap Iron Deer sculpture as well as a wide selection of old and new Botanica flowers. We can't wait for you to see it all in person!

You know we have plenty of show specials and give-a-ways going on this week!

  • Half off shipping on orders over $1,200
  • $1,000 Give-A-Way on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
  • Free Kalalou tote bags for everyone!
  • 600+ new and never before seen items!
  • Meet this season's Kalalou Botanimals!

 

2015 SUMMER MARKETS
DALLAS  JUNE 24 — 30
DMC TradeMart
#2010
ATLANTA  JULY 7 — 14
AmericasMart
Building 2, #1022
LAS VEGAS  AUGUST 2 — 6
LAS VEGAS MARKET
Building C, #604
HIGH POINT  OCT 17 — 22
Suites at Market Square
#M2003


Let's get this show on the road!

It's that time again! We couldn't be more excited to be back in Dallas for the Summer edition of the 2015 Home & Gift Market. As usual, the Dallas Market Center is a buzz with excitement on the first day and the Kalalou showroom is certainly no exception. We always look forward to Dallas market as our first opportunity to unveil all our exciting new additions to you, the customer. This year, with over 600 new items, we can't wait to get some one-on-one interaction with our customers and share our enthusiasm for Kalalou's Fall - Winter collection! So if you're in Dallas, make sure you stop by showroom #2010 and say hey! Here's to another awesome market season!

Don't forget about our exclusive show specials and other happenings this week!

  • Half off shipping on orders over $1,000
  • $1,000 Give-A-Way on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
  • Free Kalalou tote bags for everyone!
  • 600+ new and never before seen items!

Not in Dallas? No need to fret! There's still plenty of time to make plans to see us at any of our other three showrooms...

2015 SUMMER MARKETS
DALLAS  JUNE 24 — 30
DMC TradeMart
#2010
ATLANTA  JULY 7 — 14
AmericasMart
Building 2, #1022
LAS VEGAS  AUGUST 2 — 6
LAS VEGAS MARKET
Building C, #604
HIGH POINT  OCT 17 — 22
Suites at Market Square
#M2003