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Shop For Bags, Inc. Makes the Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies

Leading online wholesaler ranks 319 on the exclusive business list

DALLAS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Shop For Bags, Inc., a leading national wholesale distributor, and parent company to, has been named to the prestigious 2010 Inc. 500 list, recognizing the fastest growing private companies in America. The Dallas-based company is ranked #15 on the top companies in the Dallas metro area, #20 in the consumer products and services category, and #319 overall, with 2009 revenues exceeding $4.5 million. It is the first time Shop For Bags, Inc. has appeared on the list.  Shop For Bags, Inc. secured its place on the list with an impressive three year growth rate of 936 percent, distributing to boutiques and retail outlets across the country.


Company president Katy Messersmith attributes much of the company's continued growth to its private label,, an apparel line sold exclusively by Shop For Bags, Inc. and operated out of the Dallas headquarters.  Katydid Collection apparel – added just three years ago – is now the number one seller at Shop For Bags, Inc.

The creation of the Katydid brand grew out of Messersmith's intense focus on retailers' needs and astute knowledge of consumer purchasing trends.  The Katydid Collection lifestyle brand includes children's apparel, women's and men's clothing, and small accessories such as hats, belts and laptop cases. The youthful yet edgy styles, vibrant colors, and signature popular motifs mixed with unexpected patterns have become wardrobe staples for women of all ages. While clients are drawn to her products by the modern designs and creative embellishments, repeat customers return for the exceptional quality of the garments.

"The recognition from Inc. Magazine is a tremendous honor and validation of the hard work of the Shop For Bags, Inc. team," said Messersmith. "It's our mission to support retailers of all sizes with quality products, top value and prompt, professional service. We are thankful to all of our loyal retail partners and the part they play in our continued success."

About Katydid Collection

Katydid Collection is a Dallas-based women's, men's, and children's clothing label which includes casual tees, tanks, dresses, handbags and accessories. The national lifestyle brand, featuring popular motifs mixed with unexpected patterns, is sold online and in boutiques across the U.S. For more information, visit

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