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What Women Want The Pitch: Sad news: The Dog Whisperer (not to be confused with Dog, the Bounty Hunter) and his wife are getting divorced. I guess he knows dogs better than he knows women. American Apparel (asi/35297), however, gets it when it comes to women's wearables and they've got a new, really cute, cropped top, which would be perfect for dance schools and then some. Think Flashdance with a modern twist. Item RSABB380 starts at one for $15-P. Check it out: http://www.americanapparel.net/. The Bottom Line: Get your groove on.
Beach Baby The Pitch: Reshine Promotion Inc. (asi/82510) offers one-time-use slipper/flip-flops and they would be great for beachy promotions and also nail salons for use after pedicures. I'm also thinking these could work at wedding receptions and other special events, where women like to kick off their heels. Pricing starts at: 8000; $1.65-T. E-mail: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: One and done.
Water Works The Pitch: We all know how much kids love to get sunscreen slathered on them. Well, here's another item that's a winner for beach- and pool-related promotions. Item RG-400B from Wet Effect (asi/98103) is a black, kid's long-sleeve shirt with rash guard and UPF 50+. It's made from 86% polyester with, 14% spandex. Think also about water sports and other team activities. Pricing starts at: one for $29-P. Check it out: http://www.weteffect.com/. The Bottom Line: Surf's up.
Wonder Watch The Pitch: OK, last week I said I was Flyered up, but after last night's defeat by the Blackhawks, I'm not so sure. This product, however, to me says "victory." Item W-900 from Calibre International LLC (asi/43442) is a cell-phone watch. Very Inspector Gadget. Dial and receive calls from anywhere. The microphone and speaker are built in. It also has preprogrammed voice mail and emergency buttons. This is a fab idea for incentive and recognition programs. Pricing starts at: 10; $109-R. Click here: http://www.highcaliberline.com. The Bottom Line: Give me a call.
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