Posts Tagged ‘embroidery blanks’

Check Your Mailbox….

June 10th, 2009 by alex | No Comments | Filed in BTS 2009, Catalogs

…Because NEW Room It Up Fall 2009 Catalogs are on their way!!!  In the meantime you can check out our exclusive online version here:

catlog fall09

New to Room It Up?  Request a catalog here and apply to be a Room it Up retailer!

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The Spirit Show!

June 9th, 2009 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Trade Shows


This weekend Ann and I are off to Atlanta to attend the annual Spirit Show. Can’t wait to show our new collection to the university and greek spirit shop buyers (They all love our bright Cozy Fleece Blankets, Cosmetic Bags, Travel Totes, etc…) If you are planning on going to the show as well drop by Booth #315 and say hi!

Update 6/12/09

We’re here at the Spirit Show now thru Sunday.  Stop by booth 315 to say hi!

Spirit Show Booth 315


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School Uniforms

May 12th, 2009 by alex | No Comments | Filed in BTS 2009, Editorial, School Uniforms


Even though school has barely let out for this year, and summer is quickly upon us, we are already hearing (and creating!) the Back To School ’09 buzz!.  Recently the friendly people over at School Uniforms Magazine contacted us for an editorial spread about our growing Back To School business.  Maureen (vice-president of RIU & a former uniform kid herself!) was interviewed as well as one of our customers, Thomas from TC’s Uniforms in Jackson, MS.  Not only does TC’s sell tons of school uniforms, but they also do a great amount of custom embroidery in their store.

Throughout our endeavors in the Back To School business we have found that some of our best selling accounts are those that also sell school uniforms in their store.  Uniform kids are always looking for fun ways to show their style and express themselves.  Our bright and fun backpacks, lunch totes, pencil cases, 3 ring binders, etc… are great for that reason!

Don’t get School Uniforms Magazine to your door?  Check out the pictures below!



So what does Room It Up + Your local school uniform store = ?

The ultimate one stop shop for any family looking to outfit their kids for Back To School 2009!


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Monogram Madness!!!

April 28th, 2009 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Editorial, Embroidery

momogram RIU products

Here at RIU it seems we are always hearing the latest monogram buzz.  Our customers love that we continue to make fun items that are easy to embroider.  So when GIFT SHOP Magazine contacted me for one of our best selling monogram-friendly items for  their Spring/Summer issue I jumped at the chance to share with them (and their readers!) our Laguna Stripe Towel Set!

When the issue came in the mail last week I couldn’t help but notice that a large portion of the editorial content was dedicated to the growing monogram trend!  The articles highlight how offering embroidery and personalization services in your store can help boost sales while also adding a heightened shopping experience for consumers. I applaud Gift Shop for also noting that while deciding to add embroidery services in your store may be a costly endeavor at first, once you get started, your business possibilities will continue to grow.  People just love giving (and receiving!) personalized gifts.


One of our current customers, Francene at Monogram Muse in Clarks Summit, PA, was even featured in a spread about her uber-successful monogramming business.  As a side note it was also pretty exciting to spot some New Dot & Paris RIU products in the photos of her store.  I must say her store really does look great and well merchandised!  Congrats to her for that fabulous spread!

Do you offer personalization services in your store?  What do you find to be your customer’s favorite things to get personalized?  Do you agree that adding embroidery services in you store has helped you boost sales?


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