Happy 2013!


Happy New Year everyone!!  I hope your holiday sales were fabulous and you are excited to have a great year! I’m a little off my running schedule due to a family move, sick child, and dangerous levels of pollution due to the inversion in SLC last week… but I’m looking forward (Tentatively) to running the Canyonlands 1/2 Marathon again in Moab, UT in March, as well as the Salt Lake Half in April, and something else this summer…. perhaps the Utah Valley Marathon- still thinking that one over.

Anyone coming to Outdoor Retailer in SLC next week? I will be floating around the Wizbang Hats booth with my little gal in the backpack, and would love to see you! Let me know if you’d like to meet up and we can make an appt to talk and look at pretty Wizbang hats!

There are some SWEET new Sweaty Bands exclusives just released for the month– check them out! We all know our customers LOVE the new releases and the exclusive in house designs by the Sweaty Bands team are absolute hits— I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

574894_10151183738146027_874596847_n603260_10151198022626027_1684821111_nSundial thick, Chevron thick, Rocky Mt High thick, Pearls of Wisdom, Lace ’em Up, Chevron, and Rocky Mt. High

You may have also heard about the wholesale promo running for the next few days– take advantage and do your fillin order now!


I also heard an awesome idea from one of you today– playing product videos on a loop in the store! I’m sure many of you do this already but perhaps you haven’t tried it for Sweaty Bands? I would love to share this fun little ditty from Sweaty Bands with you. You can grab the link on Youtube. More Sweaty TV to come!  Feel free to share on facebook or on your website– a nice fresh way to get your customers psyched about such a bestselling product!

Happy to help you with a reorder- just give me a shout!

Cheers, Paige

p.s. my office landline is acting funky since our in-town move, so please shoot me an email paigekaptuch@sweatybands.com or call my cell 860-888-2056 if you need anything.

July update and Outdoor Retailer Show!

Happy July!! I hope all is well in your retail stores this summer and that the hot weather has brought in a lot of customers!  Sweaty Bands and cool comfortable running apparel from Running Skirts is a must during the heat!!

Congrats to local Utah runner Kim Cowart-  a huge Sweaty Bands and Running Skirts fan-  who came in second at the South Jordan Half Marathon last week.  Check out her awesome FLOWER POWER Sweaty!!


OUTDOOR RETAILER SHOW!!!   Who is coming to Salt Lake City for OR?  I’m making appointments and would love to meet with you! Running Skirts is debuting their fall/winter collection, and Sweaty Bands is also exhibiting. I will also have linesheets and samples for Wizbang Hats.  Please contact me if you’d like to meet up at the show!!

As promised- new Sweaty Bands for July!  New website will be debuting soon. Look for an email in the near future regarding this.

All the best from Salt Lake City and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help with ordering from any of my lines!   Best, Paige


Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012

Some of you will be traveling to Salt Lake City next week for the Outdoor Retailer show, and I’m planning to be there if I haven’t yet gone into labor!

I want to invite you to check out Wizbang Hats in Booth 25.   This fabulous hat line for has a great selection of fun prints both in lightweight and fleece fabrics. Designer and owner, Liz, will be there to meet you if I’m at the hospital with baby!   Check out these beautiful photos all courtesy of photographer, Pascal Beauvais.   Please contact me at paige@sweatybands.com if you’d like to set up an appointment to see any of the lines I rep- Sweaty Bands, Running Skirts, Banana Blossom Press, and of course Wizbang Hats!

If you can’t make it to the show but are interested in seeing samples and linesheets, please get in touch!   Cheers, Paige


It’s Hat Season….Check out the collection from Wizbang Hats!

I am absolutely in love with the fall collection from Wizbang Hats!! 

Recently, Wizbang has launched new fleece BRIM hats– very stylish and great for all of your winter activities. Wizbang is about taking life playfully and after talking to many a retailer who wants to jazz up their collection of plain black (boring!) hats on the gridwall– they’ve realized-what better way to add in some style and color than Wizbang?  Wizbang has no minimums. Check out the great pictures below of the new fleece brim and fleece classic hats.

Vintage Rose Fleece Brim Hat

Midnight Paisley Fleece Brim Hat

Berry Batik Fleece Classic Hat

In the past I’ve written about the fabulous lightweight collection from Wizbang- these hats are great for your sweaty winter aerobic activities– I love them for running in Salt Lake City in the winter! I have absolutely NEVER found a hat that I’ve liked to run in until these–instead of wanting to rip the hat off while running, I hardly notice I’m even wearing it!!

 As retailers, you can appreciate the eye candy of these hats sittin’ pretty all together. Your customers will want to own more than one…  (just like some other lines I represent!)

Zinnia Splash Lightweight

Aqua Garden Lightweight

Scarlett Sunburst Lighweight

Velour Turq. Paisley

Magenta Swirl Lightweight

These hats make great gifts for your active customers– and Wizbang has no minimums!  Shoot me an email and let me know if you’d like more info on how to bring in the line.

Last picture– super athlete Wizbang designer, Liz, in her Scarlett Sunburst Lightweight Hat! 

New favorites from Sweaty Bands and Wizbang Hats!

Happy Fall!!!

I hope business is great at your stores and you are gearing up for an awesome season.  I had a very productive Outdoor Retailer show, where I really enjoyed seeing and meeting many of you!

Before I share the newest Sweaty Bands for September, I want to remind you that I rep a really fun line of women’s running/nordic hats-“Wizbang Hats.”  Though the line is new to the running specialty scene, many of you in the outdoor category have probably seen this excellent line before. The lightweight hats are perfect for sweating during your winter aerobic activities and are also great under helmets. Wizbang also offers stylish fleece, brim, and junior sized hats as well. The prints are unique and fun- sometimes people want more than just plain black hats! No minimums on these– let me know if you’d like me to send you a sample!

photo by Pascal Beauvais

Sweaty Bands has some great new bands for September, and I’m going to include my favorites, as well as some popular bands that are now back in stock. Remember, the more you display, the more you sell.  Let me know if you need help with an order– I’m happy to help save you time and energy!

Cheers from SLC where I’ve been enjoying a wonderful fit pregnancy- still running almost daily and looking forward to a 10k in a few weeks. Definitely send pregnancy running tips my way if you have any!    Best, Paige

Love my Running Skirts brand gear for my fit pregnancy! at OR Show 8/11

Outdoor Retailer Show- Running Skirts, Sweaty Bands, and Wizbang Hats!

I’m excited to be attending the Summer Outdoor Retailer show again this year!

NEW this year to Outdoor Retailer– SWEATY BANDS   Sweaty Bands will be exhibiting in the New Exhibitors Pavilion (first year they’d had it- so check it out!)   Booth number is PV333    Contact me for an appointment or feel free to walk by!  Sweaty Bands will also be at the Open Air Demo up at the Jordanelle on Wednesday– stop by and say hi to Doug!

Sweaty Bands do very well in our running retailers, but we also are having great success in the outdoor category.  Check out Sarah snowshoeing in Stowe, VT at an NCAA ski race this year– in her No Slip Sweaty Band of course!

Photo by Truckieloo Photography

A lot of my gear shops in the west are LOVING the Sweaty Bands sales– hikers, climbers, etc.. love them! I visited accounts in Moab, UT this year and enjoyed a great hike with my boy (yes my dog drinks from a water bottle like a baby goat.)

Sweaty Band in Moab, UT

Katie wears her Sweaty Band under her bike helmet– keeps her hair lookin’ cute for happy hour after. Nice way to market the bands!

Kate in Colorado taking a break from the ride

Next up: WIZBANG HATS:   Wizbang Hats only attends the winter OR show, however I will have samples with me of their fall line and would be so excited to meet and show you these.  I spend the entire winter in my Wizbang lightweight hat- running, hiking, under ski helmet. I am in love with the fun prints and sweet fit. Designer, Liz, and I grew up ski racing in the same circuit and she knows how to make cool hats that pass the test.  She also has a fun brim hat, and a super soft velvety fleece line as well. I will be writing orders at the show for them so let me know if you’d like to meet up to take a look!

photo by Pascal Beauvis

photo by Pascal Beauvis

Wizbang Hats! photo by Pascal Beauvis

Last but certainly far from least–Running Skirts! Along with owners and designers Cindy and Christy, I will be showing the line from Running Skirts in booth 39167   Featured on the front cover of Runner’s World this month, Running Skirts are HOT right now. Many of our customers wear them for hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and lots of summer fun- in addition to running!

Check out Molly beatin’ the boys at soccer in her Running Skirt (and Sweaty Band!)

Photo by Truckieloo Photography

and I love this one of my pal Robin running an ultra marathon–Running Skirts are super comfortable — especially for ultras!

Robin running the Rocky Raccoon 50 miler

On my Favorite Trail in SLC with my boy Buzz

Running Skirts are what I prefer to hike in!

Please join Running Skirts for these great OR events:

FRIDAY AUGUST 5  @ 7 a.m.  Knock Your Shorts Off!  Join RunningSkirts for a scenic SLC trot.
Interested in carrying the Running Skirts line in your store but want to test out a skirt for yourself? Meet in front of Salt Palace main entrance (across from the Shiloh Inn)   Friday August 5 @  7 a.m. for a fun group run up in the City Creek area! We also welcome our existing accounts of course- we’d love to spend time with you on a beautiful morning run!  We had so much fun last year!  (and look how many dudes we got to wear a skirt!)

Running Skirts Outdoor Retailer Fun Run 2010

Other events:  Runner’s World Endurance Zone Events–  Thurs August 4  2:00-2:30 and Fri August 5 2:00-2:30   Join Running Skirts at the Runner’s World Endurance Zone for some refreshments!

I really am looking forward to this fun-filled week and hope to see all of you.  Please feel free to contact me to set up an appointment to see any of the lines I rep!  

Coming Soon…. Bolder Boulder 10k, Outdoor Retailer, Running Skirts fall!

For those of you eagerly awaiting… Running Skirts fall line is almost ready. I’ll have your linesheets very soon!

Outdoor Retailer week 2010

Who is coming out to Salt Lake City in August for Outdoor Retailer? Contact me to schedule an appointment to see the Running Skirts line. I will also have samples of Wizbang Hats, Sweaty Bands, and Banana Blossom cards. I would love to see you in Salt Lake!

Running Skirts Outdoor Retailer Fun Run 2010

Wizbang Hats! Start thinking about your winter running apparel

I will also be at the Bolder Boulder expo on Pearl Street in Boulder, CO Sat/Sun of Memorial Day weekend- Come visit me in the Sweaty Bands booth- I’d love to see you!  http://www.bolderboulder.com/