Q&A: Where to Find Unique Apparel and Accessories for Your Clients

Have a client who calls you with a rush order looking for a unique apparel or accessory for an event or promotion? We help out real distributors and decorators in need of specific product recommendations fast.

Q: I need overalls in toddler sizes. Any assistance would be appreciated! – Erica

A: The little ones love the Enza Toddler Denim Overall (product EZ815, shown here) from One Stop Inc. (asi/75085); (800) 968-7550; www.onestopinc.com. Made of cotton denim, it’s got two front and two back pockets, adjustable straps and two antique brass logo buttons on each side; sizes range from 2T up to 5/6. Also, consider the Toddler’s Insulated Duck Bib Overall (product 258) from Key Industries, Inc. (asi/64632); (800) 835-0365; www.keyapparel.com. These 100% cotton overalls feature a 10 oz. duck fabric outer shell, bonded polyester fiberfill insulation, black taffeta lining, a bib top and reinforced pockets.

Cover all your bases with the Toddler Denim Bib Overall (product KB203) from MLF Sales (asi/68264); (800) 633-9238; mlfsales@voyager.net. This easy-care, machine-washable garment has a cross-over high back style, 100% cotton denim construction and a bib pocket. Sizes go up to 4T.

Q: I’m searching for a youth/girls’ jumper. Please help! – Cecile

A: Jump to Dickies Occupational Wear (asi/49675); (800) 336-7201; www.dickiesb2b.com; for the Girls’ Twill Jumper (product 38-305). Made of polyester/cotton twill, the A-line style garment offers stain-release, wrinkle- and fade-resistant properties, princess seams and a tie-back waist.

Or, sweeten the deal with the French Toast Girls’ Pleated Hem Jumper (product Y9098) from S&S Activewear (asi/84358); (800) 523-2155; www.ssactivewear.com. This cotton/polyester jumper is wrinkle-resistant, features a grosgrain ribbon finish with a bow and back zipper closure, and comes in girls’ sizes 4-14. Finally, dress to impress with the Girls’ Pleated Jumper (product KM511DN) from MLF Sales (asi/68264); (800) 633-9238; mlfsales@voyager.net. This V-neck style garment has knife pleats on the front, a back zipper and front welt pocket, and consists of 65% polyester/35% cotton.

Q: Where can I find a car trunk organizer with a cooler? – James

A: Cool off with the Trunk Organizer with Cooler (product GR5204) from Logomark Inc. (asi/67866); (800) 789-4438; www.logomark.com. Measuring 15 ¾” x 11 ¼” x 25 ½”, this 600 Denier polyester-PEVA organizer has three compartments, five side pockets, carry handles and a 34-can cooler with a zipper top. Or, check out the neet Cooler Trunk Organizer (product 0088-05) from Leed’s (asi/66887); (866) 533-3724; www.pcna.com/Leeds/en-us. At a 26” x 7 ½” size, it features interior and exterior pockets, a removable six-can cooler with strap, a shoe compartment and carry handles.

Last but not least, load up the Collapsible Trunk Organizer with Cooler (product 8014) from Picnic at Ascot, Inc. (asi/78060); (866) 226-3102; www.ascotpromotional.com. Available in six trendy patterns and two solid colors, this canvas creation measures 23” x 12” x 14” with a removable insulated cooler and a mesh pocket.

Q: One of my customers is looking for ski bags. Can you please provide a source or two? – Ky

A: Hit the slopes with the Single Ski Bag (product P-87075) or Double Ski Bag (product P-87080) from Sports Accessories (asi/88852); (800) 321-7245; www.allsnowstuff.com. Featuring a full two-way zip system, these bags fit skis up to 190 cm (approximately 75”) and include a carry handle.

Next, get your snow on with the Single Pair Ski Travel Bag (product 693) from Sport Systems Custom Bag Corp. (asi/88782); (800) 333-7225; www.sscbags.com. Made of cordura/polyester, it can carry one pair of skis with poles and offers a full-access zipper opening and adjustable shoulder strap; 16 colors are available. Another option is the Ski Bag (product AB4457) from Bags First (asi/37974); (877) 384-7462; www.ferstar.com. Features include a large padded main compartment, compression straps, securing buckles, a padded carry handle and a clear PVC ID holder.