Thursday, June 30, 2011

Warehouse Space Available for Your Clothing Company

Warehousing is important to the apparel industry.  Most clothing companies have to be involved with a warehouse at one point or another.  If we are not storing our own merchandise in a warehouse, we are shipping product to another companies warehouse.

Here are a few links that may be of assistance to clothing companies:

The above links will take you to some of the key categories on the Warehouse Search website.

If you work in the Apparel Industry, and need a third party warehouse you may want to check the Available Warehouse Space section.  That area will once in a while have special situation where you can find discounted warehouse space available. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Electronic Article Surveillance for Clothing and Fashion Accessories

The following is from Apparel Mag:

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) has helped apparel retailers detect and prevent theft for decades, protecting everything from designer jeans and handbags to leather jackets and intimate apparel. Merchandise Visibility via Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based solutions provides detailed insights into the location and quantity of apparel and footwear from the manufacturing source to the store in order to reduce out-of-stocks, reduce inventory costs and increase sales and margins. The time has come for the convergence of these two technologies: RFID applied as an EAS solution.

Two of the industry's leading authorities on how to leverage the full potential of RFID for the apparel industry -- Bill Hardgrave of Auburn University and Leslie Hand of IDC Retail Insights -- will provide insight into what RFID-based EAS means for retailers and apparel brand-owners, and how to benefit from its adoption.
We hope this helps you learn more about Electronic Article Surveillance for Clothing and Fashion Accessories. 
If you are interested in learning more about retail store security you can also check the retail store security section on Apparel Search.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fashion Liquidation Opportunities

The fashion industry their are many reasons for a company to have extra inventory on hand.  Some companies may have store returns or simply have surplus inventory for a variety of reasons.  Excess inventory occurs at nearly all phases of the supply chain.  It is very possible for clothing factories, apparel wholesalers and fashion boutiques to all have excess inventory on their hands.  Large clothing stores may sell off much of their inventory via special sales and promotions.  However, even after the attept to clean out the store to their customers, they may be straddled with garments that they wish to sell off.
Clothing companies that have extra product to sell can turn to the closeout companies and liquidators.  Large fashion industry resources such as Apparel Search provide information on where to find companies to assist with clearing out inventory.  If you are looking for clothing liquidators, you can check the clothing liquidator pages (which are found in the "closeouts" section).
Listed below you will find several helpful resources for apparel liquidation:
AllState Liquidation : Allstate Liquidation is one of the largest dealers of overstock, shelf pull, surplus, liquidation and wholesale apparel in the Midwest. They specialize in high end liquidation and wholesale apparel with exceptional quality, and the lowest prices. They offer wholesale women's, wholesale junior's, wholesale children's, wholesale men's and wholesale plus size women's clothing lots. Call or email them now to learn more and one of their sales representatives will assist you. First time buyer or pro, they can help you. At Allstate Liquidation they provide full manifests and pictures so you know exactly what you will be receiving in every lot you purchase.  Address: 1165 Clock Tower Plaza #155 Washington, MO 63090 Phone # (314) 650-6500 e-mail:
JD Closeouts is your place for pallets, lots and truckloads of quality Closeouts and Surplus Merchandise. They stock hundreds of pallets with various mixtures of products in order to supply their clientele and their ever-growing demand for discount and closeout goods. Over the years they have greatly expanded the variety of their product lines. According to JD Closeouts, "we deal with over 25 major Department Stores and Catalog Companies in the United States. We have a deal with these companies for years and have molded a strong and fortified relationship with them to be able to offer their clients the best price available on Closeouts, Surplus Merchandise, Department Store Returns and Liquidated Goods".  Phone Toll Free: 1-800-380-5861 or (954) 581-2702
Liquidation Closeouts : Liquidation Closeouts is a source for Brand Name Clothing, Apparel Closeouts, Liquidation Apparel, Overstock Apparel, Wholesale Apparel and Brand Name Clothing Closeouts. They liquidate brand name wholesale clothing from well known high end department stores in the nation. Toll Free Number: 1-800-456-9492 International Phone (718)-513-0128

Liquidation Closeouts Online : Liquidation Closeouts is an overstock wholesale company that deals with department store merchandise. They are affiliated with Wholesale Shoes Store - website that concentrates on selling department store liquidated designer shoes. We have contracts with major department stores and supply our customers with a wide assortment of designer merchandise. Lots include shelf-pulls, mark-down, out-of-season, in-store display and overstock items. We ship at very competitive rates nationwide and also provide international shipping. Liquidation Closeouts Address: 3150 18th st Suite 443 San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone (415)625-9811
Liquidity Services Inc. : Liquidity Services, Inc.’s mission is to provide business and government clients and buying customers the world’s most transparent, innovative and effective online marketplaces and integrated services for surplus assets.  Liquidity Services achieves maximum recovery for their clients’ customer returns, overstock, used and salvage assets by employing a multi-channel strategy that leverages their industry-leading online marketplaces, as well as direct sales and consumer marketplace channels.   On behalf of their clients, Liquidity Services has completed the sale of over $2.0 billion of surplus assets in over 500 product categories including consumer goods, capital assets and industrial equipment.  Liquidity Services, Inc. 1920 L St. NW, 6th Floor Washington, DC 20036  Calling from the US: 1-800-310-4604 or Internationally: +1 202 467 6868
  • enables corporations and selected government agencies located in the United States to sell wholesale, surplus and salvage assets. This leading B2B marketplace and their related services are designed to meet the needs of clients by selling their surplus to domestic and international buyers.
  • GovDeals enables local and state government entities including city, county and state agencies as well as school boards and public utilities located in the United States to sell surplus and salvage assets. This marketplace and their related services are designed to meet the unique needs of public sector clients selling to domestic and international buyers.
  • UK-Liquidation enables European-based corporations and government agencies to sell surplus consumer goods and assets to European and other international buyers. While all of our marketplaces reach a global buyer base, we recognize that high shipping costs can impact the amount a buyer is willing to bid for goods. As a result, we created this marketplace and operations to geographically align European sellers and buyers. We intend to further expand our operations in Europe through our existing facilities in the United Kingdom.

The Liquidity Services Inc. also has other divisions to their company.  However, the above are most relevant to fashion.

Merchandize Liquidators : Their strong point is in providing their customers with the latest information, inventory availabilities and quality of new, overstock, surplus, used and salvages goods. They believe that all their customers are different. Some are well established in business with multiple retail outlets and warehouses of their own, and some are just starting out with small capital. They make every effort to accommodate the needs of all customers, from those with small budgets to those stocking a whole chain of stores. Communication is a key and they pride themselves with important and valuable information to make your buying experience comfortable, knowledgeable, pleasurable, but more importantly, offer you merchandise at discounted prices.  Phone (800) 218-9596 or (954) 454-7100 Fax (954) 455-7824 Address: 5364 NW 167 ST. Miami Gardens, Florida 33014
RS Trading Company  : All their customers are different. Some are well established in business wth multiple retail outlets and a warehouse of their own. Others are just starting out with minimum resources. They make every effort to accommodate the needs of all customers, from those with small budgets to those stocking a whole chain of stores.  Their goal is to provide every customer with the same closeouts and liquidations information, with up to the moment inventories and availabilities suited to their own buying needs.  Their experienced staff prides itself on its ability to facilitate the whole process to you, providing explanations of how the process works, and providing solutions from the point of sale to the delivery of you order, whether that is to your door, or to a port overseas.  Address: 2673 South Park Lane, Pembroke Park, Florida 33009.  Phone 1-954-964-3064 or 1-800-593-8595 (Within United States).

StealDeal : They buy closeouts, overruns, out of season, overstock, and cancellations of branded and non-branded apparel for men and women, including but not limited to: shirts, jeans, tees, shoes, hats, outerwear, dresses, shorts, and much, much more.  They purchase their goods from anyone who sells closeouts. They buy branded goods directly from manufacturers such as Akademiks, Enyce, Coogi, and Rocawear, as well as independent sales reps and custom brokers. Today the branded market is only a portion of their business interest. They buy large quantities of various private label and unbranded goods with increasing frequency.

TDW Closeouts : TDW, Inc. carries a full line of salvage merchandise, closeouts merchandise, surplus closeouts, department stores closeouts, department store returns and salvage truckloads from over 100 department stores in America.  Their prices are pennies on the wholesale dollar. TDW, Inc. is made up of Salvage buyers, Salvage sellers, Salvage contract holders and Salvage Experts.  They supply Brokers, Flea Market Vendors, Auctioneers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Exporters, Distributors, Non-Profit Organizations and Surplus Stores.  Toll-Free: 1-800-946-8736 Local: 954-746-8000

WMS Wholesale : WMS Wholesale is an off price below wholesale distributor of junior and women's apparel and fashion accessories since 1988. They have indicated that all clothes are either factory fresh, 1st quality closeouts, cancellations and over stocks, including below Wholesale Urban City Wear.  WMS also offers wholesale lingerie, footwear for men and women (shoes, sandals, boots), misses and juniors tops and junior missy jeans, trendy fashion costume jewelry and trendy fashion accessories and other stylish wholesale merchandise and fad gifts to the small retailer.  Address: 525 N. Andreasen Dr Units #A & B Escondido CA 92029 Phone 760 233-9800

In addition to the above resources, do not forget to visit the apparel closeout section of Apparel Search to find additional resources.  From their you will find closeout message boards, closeout buyers guide, off-price fashion events, and more.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Google +1 Button For Fashion Industry

Apparel Search has posted an article today regarding the new Google +1 button.  As with everything done by Apparel Search, we have explained how this new Google +1 button is relevant to the fashion industry.

Read the Google +1 Fashion article on Apparel Search.

Learn about the Google +1 button from the Google website.

Designer Fashion Boutique Launched

This week the Apparel Search Company has launched a new website called the Designer Fashion Boutique.  This is a boutique style fashion guide built to help consumers shop for clothing and fashion accessories.

Here are a few of the sites stylish categories:

Learn more about this new launched website at or use this link to the Designer Fashion Boutique.

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