A strapless sandal that adheres comfortably to the wearer’s feet is selling well at flea markets, according to Barbara Peterson, owner of Prettie Pretties by BJ. They are made from a skin adhesive similar to that used in medical prosthetics. “To put the ‘Topless Sandal’ on,” Peterson says, “you simply step on it heel first and then press forward. It’ll stay on all day long.” The sandals have become a huge hit with kiosk and flea market vendors nationwide, and they sell especially well in warmer and sunnier climates.
Based in Deland, Fla., Peterson is the primary distributor for the manufacturer, That’s Cool Inc., which makes the sandals in Yuma, Ariz. “It’s a high quality product, guaranteed to retain its holding power for at least a year,” Peterson says.
The Topless Sandals are available at various prices depending on quantity, but all enjoy a sizable markup. “For 20 to 49 pairs, they wholesale for $6.50 each, but suggested retail pricing is $14.99 a pair,” Peterson says. Higher volume discounts are available. Interested vendors can “dip their foot in,” and order a minimum of 20 pairs to see how they sell. “We usually ship the same day. Smart retailers will get their orders in early,” Peterson says. “Once the warm weather hits, we predict our Topless Sandals will be the hot items of the year.”
For more information:
240 North Delaware Avenue
Deland, FL 32720
Tel.: (386) 738-1334
Web site: Topless-Sandals-wholesale.biz