Glassware for Gifting

Wine glasses, beer steins, coffee mugs, and stainless steel water bottles make an easy, thoughtful gift, and a great way to get your brand noticed without having the hassle of having to size anything. Unless you want to size up to a bigger wine glass.

Posted by Leann 10.29.18

The Collective System

Today was a beautiful fall day. Bright sun, cool breeze, white puffy clouds. And while fall is here for a bit yet, temps will be falling. Now is the time to think about what you want to do about cold weather gear.  Do you  get a heavy coat, a mid-weight fleece, and a rain jacket or go with a standard three in one jacket which means you have zero options should one part of the three in one system not work for you. Or do you go with the new Collective System that lets you mix and match fleece, vests, and jackets, that works best for you? (Hint – pick the Collective System)

These pieces zip in and out of the jacket as the weather changes and yet they look good on their own for the fall and spring months. (Or summer because here in New England you just never know….)

And ladies you don’t have to settle for a unisex cut.  Cool colors and styles made just for you.

Not sure where to start. Start with a base layer you like. Then as your needs change add to your system. Or not. This system is all about making you comfortable.

Posted by Leann 10.5.18

Russell Athletics: Another Option for Performance Wear

Performance wear is not just for the sports/fitness market anymore. We are currently seeing  our customers in construction, service, and corporate markets  starting to use performance gear as part of their uniforms. They are finding performance gear keeps everyone cooler during the hots summers and during the winter the thinner gear makes for a perfect base layer that still allows the moisture wicking properties to do their job.

Augusta Sportswear brought on the Russell Athletics line to their line up which means you have another option when looking for the right gear for your market. Russell has essential styles, with a good range of color options at a very nice price point. Click on any of the photos above to take a look at other options by Russell.

Posted by Leann 9.28.18


New Gear from the Charles River 2019 Collection

The 2019 Charles River catalogs are at the shop for those of you who like paper copies and for those that don’t the new catalog is on line under our E-Catalogs tab. (There are several new catalogs for 2019 waiting for your perusal so be sure to take a peek.)

We already have some of the new items in stock at the shop. Come on by if you are curious.

For the month of October when you purchase the New Englander rain jacket in Rose Gold (shown below) Charles River will donate 10% to Pull for A Cure and Breast Cancer Research. How cool is that!

Also be sure to check out our Facebook page where there are some closeout deals going on from Charles River.  The deep discounts on 2018 items means you might be able to outfit your team for a lot less than you thought you could.

Posted by Leann 9.24.18

First Gift Guide of 2018

It is the middle of September and I can’t believe we are rolling out our first Gift Guide of the Gift Giving season. But we are and here it is.

New Era and The NorthFace as well as Alternative have brand new gear in this guide. A little bit of something for everyone from clients, employee, to customers and vendors. Branding at its best.

Posted by Leann 9.19.18

Essential Outerwear

Having just finished the hottest August on record you are probably not really in the mood to be thinking about jackets. That’s why you have us to remind you that the cool fall temps which will bring fridge winter temps are not far off.

Brand essential from NorthEnd, Dri-Duck, Marmot and Spyder (yes you read that right…check out page 22) are now available.

Don’t get caught out in the cold…okay I had to go there.

Posted by Leann 9.10.18

Can Aprons be Cool?

Why yes they can. And the folks at Uncommon Threads can show you just how cool they can be. A lot of our vendors offer aprons and chef coats as a convenience. And to be honest they are perfectly fine but a little boring. Uncommon Threads elevates the aprons and chef coats to a whole new level…because why be boring?


And don’t think these items are just for restaurants, cafes, or food trucks.  The aprons can be perfect for:

  • Art studios hosting paint nights
  • Volunteers working in kitchens or making charitable food deliveries
  • Teachers, parents, and students for school events
  • Corporate team building
  • Event employees who need to handle tickets, money, or other small items

Posted by Leann 9.5.18



Trending from Alternative

Over the Labor Day weekend you might find yourself with some scrolling time on your hands. For your scrolling pleasure check out the latest trends via Alternative Apparel. Not familiar with Alternative? They are a fashion forward Eco Friendly brand that offers organic cotton, low impact dyes, post-consumer recycled polyester, and eco-friendly packaging. And just really really nice garments.

Click for the full catalog and we hope you have enjoyed this scroll worth moment brought to you by Alternative.

Enjoy the long weekend. We will be back at it on Tuesday.

Posted by Leann 8.31.18