WHAT TO STOCK IN MARCH 2014
This month's advice for Classic Canes stockists. Trade prices are not shown here, but are available to retailers upon request.
March is first month of spring, so our thoughts naturally turn to pretty floral prints for ladies canes. The cheery sunflowers above are in honour of the van Gogh exhibition currently running at the National Gallery in London (ref. 4097K); what better way to bring some of the warmth of a Provencal summer to an unpredictable British spring? The most important sales event of March in the UK is Mothering Sunday on Sunday 30th March. Again, ladies' patterned canes and folding sticks are an obvious present for this charming celebration.
It is also a good time of year to check your stock of everyday crooks and derbys, inexpensive rustic hiking staffs, knobsticks and thumbsticks, and inexpensive Flipstick contemporary seats. The increasing daylight hours and warmer temperatures mean people start to take longer walks so good quality, good value walking sticks are important just now. Hazel is an especially pretty British native hardwood, with many glimmering subtleties in the colours of its bark.
Finally, it is always a good idea to carry some new products, to refresh your stock and maintain the interest of your regular customers. We have some very pretty new folding canes in stock which we recommend thoroughly; perfect for the new season.
4099B Chelsea cane, cream floral
4099C Chelsea cane, pale blue floral
4099K Chelsea cane, pink floral (left)
4097B Tea Party derby, muted floral
4097D Tea Party derby, lavender floral
4097E Tea Party derby, peach floral
4630 Garden Party beech wood derby
4098B Acrylic fabric wrapped derby, English roses
HAZEL COUNTRY STICKS FOR EVERY DAY
1200 Hazel knobstick (left)
1105 Hazel crook
3579 Hazel crosshead
3563 Hazel hiking staff with leather wristloop
3563B Hazel hiking staff with green wristloop
3549 Hazel thumbstick
4001 Black labrador on long hazel shaft
1629 Hazel beagling stick with hardwood handle
EVERYDAY WALKING STICKS
Every stick retailer needs a good selection of everyday walking sticks to cater to customers who want a good quality stick that doesn't look as if the hospital gave it to them.
3555 Burgundy Melbourne derby (left)
3531 Green Melbourne derby
3200 / 3201 Beech derby, ladies / gents
3204 / 3205 Beech derby with milled collar, ladies / gents
Spirals around walking sticks are a very traditional embellishment. Naturally produced when a climbing plant wends its way around a shoot to produce a natural spiral, they are equally popular as modern carved designs.
3240 / 3241 NEW Loden green spiral beech derby, ladies / gents (left)
3242 / 3243 NEW Scorched shadow spiral beech derby, ladies / gents
3532 / 3533 Spiral beech derby, ladies / gents
3124 Chestnut hiking staff with spiral
Stong, reliable and UK made, Flipsticks are guaranteed for users up to 20 stone in weight.
1500A Flipstick, extending, green
1500B Flipstick, extending, black
1500C Flipstick, extending, red
1500D Flipstick, extending, white
1500E Flipstick, extending, blue
1501A Flipstick, folding, green (left)
1501B Flipstick, folding, black
NEW FOLDING CANES
4616L NEW Petite folding cane, cream floral
4616M NEW Petite folding cane, blush floral (left)
4616N NEW Petite folding cane, pink & violet floral
4616P NEW Petite folding cane, orange & purple floral
4652C NEW Petite folding cane, green lucky four leaf clover
5003M NEW Elite folding cane, orange & purple floral
AS MAD AS A MARCH HARE
Finally, it is the month for eccentric behaviour by hares, including boxing other hares, leaping into the air for no reason and other erractic activities. Why not join in the eccentricity with a characterful hare cane?
1603 Brown hare cane on beech shaft (left)
1617 Imitation ivory hare cane on beech shaft
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us for specific advice on what to stock in your business just now. We will be delighted to advise you and, if required, analyse your current stock and produce suggested orders for your approval.
1st March 2014
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