There’s a little bit of a retro trend that we’re seeing in the market this year, including gifts and collectibles reflective of the 50s and 60s, Victorian style furniture, a bit more lace in clothes. It’s not a huge wave of change by far, but there’s certainly something about nostalgia out there.
Nostalgia also included movie memorabilia, ranging from modern day blockbusters to old classics and a lot of big names in between. Hollywood is definitely not dead when it comes to merchandising, even if movie ticket sales have been trending down. Star Wars was huge this year. And Frozen is still very popular.
There’s also a lot of humor coming up in signage. Art prints and posters in 2’ by 3’ size are more prominent and are definitely designed to make you stop, read and laugh.
There’s also more nontraditional statuary art out there. Oversized, uncommon materials, but without a doubt, trending popular themes.
We don’t normally carry the unusual merchandise you see in this post, but if you fall in love with any of the wackadoodle items you see, just give us a yell. We know people.