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Dressing for the Beach

Incentive awards for sun and surf that cover your winners from head to toe


As Summer draws near, every hard-working employee will need to stock up on comfortable yet fashionable gear to wear as they lounge on pristine white sands and watch the waves roll in.

Whether the item is being included in a catalog, given out as a room gift, or turned from a gift into an event consider tuning to Tommy Bahama. The company's Paradise Pop-Up is a fully-staffed pop-up store at a resort location, stocked with budget-appropriate men's and women's apparel, where guests can choose any Tommy Bahama item they want.

For businesses close to a Tommy Bahama store or restaurant, consider a Shop & Dine experience. This combines a private dining experience at a Tommy Bahama restaurant with a private shopping experience in-store. 

Of course, those experiential events started in the sunglasses segment, with Maui Jim's company-staffed select-and-fit stations. Women might want to check out Maui Jim's Nalani sunglasses, with dark tortoise frames and maui rose lenses. These fashionable glasses eliminate glare and UV rays.

Rymax Marketing Services also carries the Maui Jim brand, as well as Oakley, Ray-Ban and models from designers like Michael Kors -- among many others -- for both experiential and catalog fulfillment.

A few to consider: Ray-Ban's round red mirror flash lenses are in the same style popularized by John Lennon. They have a metal frame and UV protection. 


For a look that's a little more conservative and straightforward, there's Oakley's Mainlink lifestyle sunglasses. These have simple square frames and are designed to be lightweight and stress-resistant. 

From Michael Kors there's the Kauai Oval Charm sunglasses, which are also for women. While the Nalani's would look great on the beach, these have the versatility to go with almost any outfit.

And finally, anyone who has ventured out onto the sand on a hot, sunny summer day knows that proper footwear is indespensible. Fortunately, Teva has its own corporate sales program that can provide planners with sandals in styles that range from fashionable to adventure-ready. The company's flagship is its Original Universal sandal, for both men and women. It's a highly-versatile piece of footwear with a durable, quick-dry polyester webbing and closures that are secure, yet easy to take off. It has a foam footbed cushion and a sole designed for durability and traction.

Since the Original Universal's premiere, Teva has manufactured different versions of it. So if you like the Original Universal's no-nonsense functionality but want something a little more fashionable, Teva offers a Premier Leather version. For a quirkier, vintage look, check out the Original Universal Suede. And for a more outdoorsy look, there's the Original Universal Rope -- with straps made from mountaineering rope. All of these versions are available for both men and women, and can be customized if ordered in sufficient qualtity.