Antique Candle Works Blog / Fall Candles
It’s that time of year where it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and, if you’re like me, am a little behind in checking friends and family off the shopping list. But no worries! We have got you covered!
Even if it’s not a gift for Christmas, Antique Candle Works have nearly 20 unique fragrances and there is sure to be something everyone on your list will love! I mean, you can’t go wrong with a good candle, right?
We understand that it’s hard to pick out a new scent without actually being able to smell it first. But I know all our fragrances by heart, so this new and improved Antique Candle Works candle guide is sure to help you find the best candle for your loved one (or even for yourself)!
For the Holidays
Is there anything better than a warm Christmas-scented candle around the wintery holiday season? We have some yummy fragrances that literally just smell like joy in a jar—plain and simple. (My Mamaw actually loves Christmas Day all year-round!)
Let’s give a hand for the candle-lovin’ man! These fragrances definitely don’t discriminate (hello—my favorite it Cashmere!), but these our most popular scents with our guy friends!
For the Homebody
These people love everything cozy! They are perfectly content staying home with a fuzzy blanket, a warm cup of coffee, and a good book (or movie!). Comfort and feeling warm inside is priority. All our candles are cozy, but these have a little something extra!
For the Adventurous Spirit
Just the opposite of the homebody, this person wants to explore the world—or at least the great outdoors! But no matter where they go, they always have a place to call home.
For the Neat Freak
No shame in being a busy body around the home—I wish I was like this! These are your friends who seem to always be on top of the household chores and like things fresh and clean!
For the Flower Child
Do you know a crazy plant lady? Well these candles are for her! Extra floral and extra fresh, these friends love the feel-good, natural sense of aromatherapy. Or, maybe they just love to stop and smell the flowers.
No matter who you’re shopping for, Antique Candle Works has the best candle fragrances to match! There’s a new yummy scent for everyone, and if you follow this guide, you might just find your new favorite, too!
Thank you to all who supported us this past Cyber Monday! What candles are you gifting your friends this year? Let me know in the comments below!
Keep up with Antique Candle Works on Pinterest for all the best Candle Tips & Tricks, including a super easy to follow candle guide!
Have a blessed day friends!
“Fall is my absolute favorite season—I could live in it forever.”
October is kind of that middle peak in the fall season. It’s the height of corn mazes, apple orchards, pumpkin everything, and of course there’s Halloween. After October, it becomes more like the holiday season than fall, at least to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pumped for Christmas (only 62 days left, by the way!), but fall has a special place in our hearts at the studio.
We’ve been reminiscing on our favorite things about the cozy season, and our favorite Antique Candle Works fall fragrances that carried us along the way. There’s so much goodness that comes out of this season!
Here’s why we love fall most of all.
Carol and Emily mark off their fall checklist with all the fun family activities! Both these lovely ladies love Apple Pickin’—and caramel apples! Carol enjoys hayrides and “seeing the beautiful changing leaves,” while Emily always goes to the corn maze with her family. Another fun fall activity they both have to do this season is the tradition of pumpkin carving! There’s nothing quite like spending time doing fun fall things with family.
Even though Julie and Darby both love Pumpkin Spice candles during the fall season, they can’t get enough of “all things apple!” Literally all the best apple creations come from the fall season, and it is so so good! Darby actually loves going to all the apple orchards to “stock up on apples, apple cider, and apple butter.” Is anyone else’s mouth watering?
Cozy Season for a Reason
It makes sense that both Tori and Sarah love Fall Harvest—one of our coziest fall scents ever! “The change to cool and crisp weather means” cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, yummy fall treats (I’m talking pumpkin spice and s’mores, y'all), and so much more! It’s the perfect season to light a cozy candle and always be warm and snuggly with a good book. What could be better than that? (This is my favorite thing about the season, too!)
All the Fall Colors
There’s no doubt that God had a special eye when He painted the fall season. “When all the leaves change to gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows,” you know there’s something special going on. Macey and Kaitlin love Fall Harvest, Kelsey and Hunter love Autumn Leaves, and Hannah loves Pumpkin Spice, but they all agree that the best thing about fall is the colorful outdoors. And with that comes all kinds of “cute outfit potential!”
Around the Fire
Jack and Alyssa can’t get enough of Fall Harvest, and Libby is an Apple Pickin’ girl, but all agree that “sitting around the fire with family and friends” is the thing to do this season. There’s nothing better than getting cozy at a campfire with some hot apple cider, a fuzzy blanket, and good company. This can make anyone’s heart so full.
You can’t have fall without pumpkins. That’s the simple truth. Jessica and Grant love all the pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, and Pumpkin Spice candles to go with them! Brittany’s favorite fall scent is her classic favorite, Cashmere, but pumpkins hold a special place in her heart because for her October birthday, her family would “forgo the traditional birthday cake for Pumpkin Pie!” There’s no such thing as autumn without pumpkin!
There’s so much to be thankful for every season of the year, but there’s just something about fall that makes it a little extra special. Which is why we love fall most of all.
What’s your favorite thing about the fall season, and what’s your favorite fall fragrance to go with it? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Fall Y’all!
We know that with fall comes that overwhelming craving to have everything—and I mean everything—pumpkin. From the cutest pumpkin decorations, your annual visit to the pumpkin patch (who else goes more than once?), to that infamous PSL, you gotta have that pumpkin.
Some of the best pumpkin you can get are definitely pumpkin candles and pumpkin desserts. What’s better than yummy smells to fill your home and something sweet you can eat with it? Antique Candle Works’ teamed up with our friend Jenna from Jenna Kate at Home Blog to bring you the best of both worlds!
Jenna is a talented home decorator, DIYer, and baker whom we met for the first time at the Haven Conference in July! She specializes in the same area we do: helping you make your house a home. Who better to create a delicious dessert inspired by our reinvented Pumpkin Spice candle that’s more pumpkin-y than ever!
With that pumpkin craving in mind, Jenna created the oh-so-good, Pumpkin Swirl Brownies! This perfect fall dessert is exactly what every pumpkin-lover needs with all the best of chocolatey brownie, fall spices, and of course, pumpkin-y goodness!
½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
1 tbsp vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
1 1/8 cup superfine sugar (put granulated sugar in a bag and crush with a rolling pin until fine)
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp salt
For ingredients for the Pumpkin Swirl, visit Jenna’s original recipe!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius). Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper
Combine melted butter, oil, and sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk well for about a minute, and add the eggs and vanilla. Beat this together until the mixture is lighter in color (about another minute). This is Jenna’s tip for a nice, crackly top on your brownies!
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Jenna suggests using a wooden spoon or spatula to make sure you don’t overmix.
Pour the batter into your prepared pan and smooth it out evenly.
Combine all the pumpkin swirl ingredients in a bowl and add the mixture to the brownie batter. Check out Jenna’s original recipe for these ingredients and instructions on how to make the prettiest swirls in your brownies!
Bake for 25 minutes or until the brownies no longer jiggle in the pan and are just set to the touch.
Light an Antique Candle Works Pumpkin Spice candle, grab a good book, and enjoy the flavors of fall!
I can’t wait to try out this yummy dessert! I’ll definitely be baking it for the candle crew, and pairing it with our new Pumpkin Spice candle when I do! That candle literally makes you crave the real thing, and with Jenna’s Pumpkin Swirl Brownies, they are the perfect match made in Pumpkin Heaven!
If you liked this recipe, you have to check out more on the Jenna Kate at Home Blog! She has so many yummy recipes for snacks, drinks, meals, and even more pumpkin desserts. I’ll be checking out her pumpkin sugar cookies, whoopie pies, and pumpkin spice donuts next!
Happy Pumpkin Season, friends!
This yummy recipe and the recipe photography are by our friend at Jenna Kate at Home.
Happy Fall Y’all! The best time of the year is finally here! In just 3 days, the season of sweater weather, apple cider, corn mazes, hayrides, changing leaves, pumpkins, plaid shirts, bonfires, and especially Grandma’s homemade pie will finally be a reality! (No more pretending my fall décor will magically change the season.)
We LOVE fall here in the candle studio. It means we will be making a ton of all our coziest fragrances—which makes work even more fun!
Antique Candle Works actually recently released two yummy fall fragrances: one brand new, the other a reinvention of a classic scent. We also have several more that are just too yummy to pass up! Our favorite autumn scents are the BEST to share with friends like you and bring the goodness of the season right into your home!
A warm, delicious blend of pumpkin, spices, honey and maple with sugary vanilla frosting.
The most classic of all the fall fragrances, but also one of the yummiest! This year, we reinvented our classic Pumpkin Spice fragrance to bring you an even more perfect blend of that sweet, spicy, pumpkin-y goodness you all know and love!
An autumn aroma with apple, crushed cinnamon, and clove, with hints of orange peel and sweet vanilla.
Antique Candle Works’ brand new fall fragrance may just be the best one yet! It has stolen the hearts of many of our candle makers (including myself) and is so yummy, you just have to try it for yourself. It is literally sweet, spiced, and everything nice!
The naturally fresh, woody smell of leaves in the brisk autumn air, this medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom added to the blend, brings the glory of fall into your home.
This is definitely the most outdoorsy of all our fall scents! Autumn Leaves literally brings the crispness of the autumn air indoors with the most perfect fresh blend. It’s great for those cozy fall mornings and relaxing evenings.
Warm and cozy all wrapped up in one great smelling scent! Top notes of green apple, peach and pine needle leading to a spicy cinnamon clove and thyme with sweet balsamic spice.
This yummy fall fragrance has all the spiciness you love! It’s a nostalgic scent that leaves you feeling all warm and cozy inside, and you just can’t help but smile every time you smell it. Remember all those days of Mom or Grandma baking pies during the harvest season? THIS is that smell!
The sweet smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
There’s no other smell that makes your mouth just water like freshly harvest apples. A fun fall activity has always been to go to your favorite apple orchard and get a bushel of the best apples of the season. Apple Pickin’ tells that story in one super yummy, super crisp fragrance!
What is your favorite fall fragrance? Let us know in the comments below!
I know what you’re thinking: “I wish I could smell all these yummy fall fragrances!”
Well, you can!
If you live in or are visiting the Midwest soon, stop by the Antique Candle Works studio in Lafayette, Indiana, for our second official Open Candle Studio Event! On September 29th, we will be opening up our doors to everyone who loves yummy snacks, live music, candle making, and of course, the best handmade candles!
Come and smell all of our 18 yummy fragrances, and fall in love with a new one you’ve never smelled before!
We are so excited to meet you friend, so be sure to join the event on Facebook and come say hi!
Have a beautiful first day of fall, y’all!
The holiday season is finally here! It’s a time to celebrate love, family, tradition, and so much more! It’s also time to start thinking about the perfect gift for that special someone, and for that person on your list that have have no idea what do to for. But don’t worry! Antique Candle Works has got you covered! With our natural soy candles that come in 17 unique fragrances, there’s bound to be something for Grandma, Mom, your brother, and everyone on your list!
So, what kind of scents are they into?
They like anything sweet!
Sweet scents for sweet people! If your special someone is a lover of sweetness, then look no further! From fragrances that make your mouth water, or others that are a bit subtler, we are here for you!
Apple Pickin’: The mouthwatering smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
Cashmere: A subtle sweetness with white musk infused with western cedar, sandalwood and vetiver.
Cucumber Melon: The crisp, clean scents of cucumbers, ripened in the sun and picked fresh from the garden mixed with a hint of sweet, delicious melon.
Good Tidings: Another subtly sweet fragrance that happens to be a Christmas favorite with top notes of lemon, lime, and pine with clove and cinnamon added to the blend. Topped off with raspberry, maple, and musk.
Pumpkin Spice: The classic yummy scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix.
Vanilla: A sweet and yummy classic, enveloped in buttery undertones.
Maybe something spiced?
Some of the best fragrances are created through a careful combination of warm and cozy spices. Here’s what we’ve got for you!
Christmas Day: This scent literally smells like Christmas! It’s a splendid mix of fresh cut pine boughs of balsam, pine and fir wrapped around warmed cinnamon sticks, ground clove, with a base note of dried holiday fruits and sweet oak moss.
Good Tidings: This holiday favorite is sugar, spice, and everything nice with top notes of lemon, lime, and pine with clove and cinnamon added to the blend. Topped off with raspberry, maple, and musk.
Momma’s Kitchen: Every had a smell take you back to the good ol’ days? This one will with top notes of green apple, peach and pine needle leading to a spicy cinnamon clove and thyme with sweet balsamic spice.
Nag Champa: Spiced like incense, this has a rich bouquet with a violet & clove top note leading to a sensual blend of amber, musk, labdanum, ylang ylang, and sandalwood.
Pumpkin Spice: Sweet and spiced with the classic scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix.
They love a good, clean smell.
There’s nothing like a fresh and clean scent to fill your home so you can sit back and relax. We’ve definitely got some soothing smells here for that!
Apple Pickin’: It’s sweet, but also fresh and clean. The smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
Autumn Leaves: Clean and outdoorsy with a medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom added to the blend.
Clean Cotton: This is one of our best fragrances! A wonderful, crisp, clean linen scent with just a kiss of fruit.
Lavender: Fresh and flowery: a soothing blend with top notes of calming lavender and fresh ozone with soft touches of woody undertones.
Sage & Citrus: This scent is a clean and earthy blend of lemon, lime, and sage.
Southern Hospitality: It always reminds me of a nice, inviting home. The heart is herbaceous and woody with juniper, aloe, hawthorn and jasmine. Sparkling fresh bouquet with a top note blend of fruity apples, peaches and clean melon.
What about something flowery or outdoorsy?
Don’t fret, we’ve got that too! These scents have the best flowery scents, as well as some musky favorites from nature!
Autumn Leaves: The clean scent of the fall air with a medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom added to the blend.
Back Roads: This is a favorite among the guys! An outdoor, fresh woody bouquet with top notes of ozone, fresh leafy greens, lemon and apple combined with bright cedar, jasmine, lavender, violet and lilac highlighted with a soft musk.
Lavender: Calming and flowery: a soothing blend with top notes of calming lavender and fresh ozone with soft touches of woody undertones.
Nag Champa: This is an incense-like, flowery scent that has a rich bouquet with a violet & clove top note leading to a sensual blend of amber, musk, labdanum, ylang ylang, and sandalwood.
White Pine: This smells exactly like your Christmas pine! An incredible, deep Northwood evergreen scent.
Wildflowers: You can never go wrong with straight flowery scents! This one includes freshly picked wildflowers, pansies, sunflowers and lilacs.
There are so many Antique Candle Works fragrances for you to choose from, but as you can see there is always something for everyone! ‘Tis the season to enjoy the holidays, not stress. So, get your Christmas shopping done early with our natural soy candles!
Don’t forget! December’s Scent of the Month is none other than Christmas Day! Get 10% off all Christmas Day candles and melts during the whole month!
At Antique Candle Works, we pride ourselves in providing you with the best candle experience possible. To you, that might mean there’s one special candle that always makes you feel warm and cozy. Or, it could be that you always want a different scent filling your home with soothing fragrances every day. Whatever that experience looks like for you, we are here to deliver!
However, have you ever thought that maybe you want to branch out a little and try something new? We currently have seventeen unique fragrances—that’s a lot to try out! You may get lucky with a brand new scent in the sample tin you get for free with your candle order, but there’s only one sample per order. Now, we finally have a great way for you to try nearly all of our yummy scents with our all new Sample Packs!
The Best-Sellers Sample Pack includes your all-time favorites: Sage & Citrus, Clean Cotton, Back Roads, and Momma’s Kitchen. Each of these scents are uniquely fresh, crisp, or spiced to your liking!
The Fall Sample Pack has all the best scents for the cozy fall season: Autumn Leaves, Apple Pickin’, Pumpkin Spice, and Momma’s Kitchen. Sweet, spiced, and everything nice all wrapped into one snug pack!
The Christmas Sample Pack is full of all the yummy scents of the holiday season: Vanilla, White Pine, Good Tidings, and of course, Christmas Day. Let it snow, and cuddle by candlelight with this warm holiday bundle!
Can’t decide which fragrance to try? Try them all with our soy candle sample packs!
Which sample pack is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Be the first to hear about all the goings on in the candle studio (like the release of the new sample packs!) by signing up for the Antique Candle Works email list! You’ll receive 15% off your first order, and your name will be put on a list to potentially be a new fragrance candle tester!
Have a beautiful day!
Photography by Ashley from Our Modern Antebellum
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we couldn’t be more excited! Thanksgiving is a time to be surrounded by your loved ones, enjoy a delicious feast, and reflect on your blessings throughout the year.
This year, we at Antique Candle Works have so much to be thankful for! We’ve grown as a team, as a business, and have made so many friends along the way!
In the spirit of giving thanks, we’ve teamed up with our good friend Jen from Linen and Basil to share one of the things we are so thankful to be able to give to you: candles. Without great friends and candles, we wouldn’t be where we are today!
Jen is a lover of Jesus and interior design from Atlanta. She has a gorgeous home where she takes beautiful photos of her modern farmhouse décor, and our candles!
Jen also shares something else we are very thankful for this holiday. Antique Candle Works is a Christian-based small business, and we are open about who we are as followers of Christ. Like us, Jen’s faith is very important to her. She couldn’t have put it better, “I think we often take for granted that we live in a country where we are free to worship whoever we choose. For me, Christianity is a part of who I am, and I am thankful to be able to say that.”
The holiday season often brings to light what is truly important in life. Through our candles, we want to remind people of what that is. It may be Momma’s Kitchen that reminds you of the love of family, or Vanilla that reminds you of the sweetness of friends. Or perhaps it’s Good Tidings, a reminder of the good news of the true meaning of Christmas.
We are so thankful for faith, family, friends (like Jen!), and the opportunity to share those happy thoughts with you through the simplest of gifts: a soy candle.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? We’d love to hear how you spend the holiday, and which candle most reminds you of the important things in life.
Photography by Jen from Linen and Basil
Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year! The weather gets cooler, the scenery changes color, and everything just seems so much more cozy. Autumn is also one of the best times of the year for candles! This makes this month's Antique Candle Sale all the more exciting!
A warm, yummy fall candle is one of my favorite things about the season because it can brighten up an entire room. What better way to do that than with a natural, handmade soy candle from Antique Candle Works? Here are some of our favorite fall fragrances for you to try at home:
Autumn Leaves: The naturally fresh, woody smell of leaves in the brisk autumn air, this medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom brings the glory of fall into your home.
This soothing fragrance will bring the fall outdoor air right into your home! You can smell the fresh scent of the turning leaves and the changing of the season. A clean, crisp smell that will bring relaxing moods into your home.
Pumpkin Spice: Popular scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix that says "Welcome Home!"
This fragrance is always a favorite of the fall season! Our take on a classic scent will leave you craving some yummy pumpkin pie and spiced lattes! There’s nothing cozier than a yummy scent to fill your home.
Apple Pickin’: The sweet smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
This sweet fragrance will make your mouth water the second you smell it! Bring the apple orchard right into your home and enjoy one of our freshest scents for the fall season! A fair warning: you may find yourself baking an apple pie!
Momma’s Kitchen: Warm and cozy all wrapped up in one great smelling scent! Top notes of green apple, peach and pine needle leading to a spicy cinnamon clove and thyme with sweet balsamic spice.
A yummy, spiced scent, this fragrance will take you back to those fall evenings watching your mother bake some tasty cookies and pies. You’ll find yourself feeling a bit nostalgic with this candle as you reminisce all your favorite family moments, which is what fall is all about!
All of these fall fragrances, and more, will be available during the next Antique Candle Restock tomorrow, October 26th, at 8pm EDT. You can also try out your favorite fall fragrances in our brand new Fall Sample Pack! Don’t miss out on our special monthly sale to get your own vintage candle! And be ready, they go fast!
If you missed this month’s Antique Candle Restock, don’t worry! The sale will be back every month with your favorite fragrances! Check out when the next sale is here.
Are you also obsessed with fall? Let us know what your favorite fall fragrance is in the comments below!
Have a beautiful day!
What does fall mean to you? Do you think of the changing leaves and cooler weather? Or maybe it reminds you of cozy blankets and yummy food? To me, fall is a time for family. It’s the time for loved ones to gather spend time with one another, enjoy the start of the holiday season, and join together for home-cooked meals. It’s a particular nostalgic time of the year full of loving memories with those closest to us. With this in mind, few scents could be more nostalgic and the welcoming fragrance of Momma’s Kitchen. With top notes of green apple, peach and pine needle leading to a spicy cinnamon clove and thyme with sweet balsamic spice, this fragrance is warm and cozy all wrapped up into one great smelling scent!
You, our friends, never fail to brighten our day when you let us know about your experience with our candles! We love knowing that we’ve been able to make something that had made you happy! Brooke on Instagram told us how much she enjoys her Momma’s Kitchen antique candle, saying, “I can’t get enough of it!” Our friends Becky and Carla agree; Momma’s Kitchen is definitely one of their favorites! Rachel also loves her Momma’s Kitchen candle, letting us that, “we’ve been burning ours every day!” It’s so nice hearing some personal experiences with this fragrance!
During the month of October, all Momma’s Kitchen products will be 10% off! This includes the 16oz, 8oz, and 4oz candles, as well as the 2.5oz melts sold exclusively at antiquecandleworks.com*! This scent takes me back to autumn weekends watching my mom prepare food for family gatherings and smelling her yummy baking as it filled the house. Momma’s Kitchen can take you back to simpler, happy times!
Check out all of our Momma’s Kitchen candles and melts, and let us know if you have any questions or to share your candle experience with us! Stay connected with the Antique Candle Works team on Facebook, and don’t forget to follow our Pinterest page so some great farmhouse inspiration!
The Momma’s Kitchen Scent of the Month sale ends at 11:59pm EDT on October 31, 2017.
*This sale does not include candles or melts sold in stores or wholesale.
It is finally that time of year that we’ve all been waiting for. It’s time for colorful decorations, the changing of leaves, delicious home cooked meals, and cooler weather that with it brings back cute boots, warm hoodies, and snuggly blankets. It’s time for corn mazes and family campfires, and, of course pumpkin flavored everything! The Autumn Equinox takes place this month on Friday, September 22nd. One of the most beautiful seasons is finally upon us, so it only makes sense that this month’s Scent of the Month is a fall favorite: Pumpkin Spice! This popular scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix never fails to say, "Welcome Home!"
Pumpkin Spice is a classic fragrance that is definitely a favorite around the Antique Candle Works studio for both the studio team, and our friends—you! Our friend Danielle on Instagram is already enjoying her fall candle: “The BEST pumpkin spice candle I've ever had—not too over whelming or synthetic smelling. Perfect amount of spice. My house smells amazing!” Another friend, Brooke, agreed, “Love pumpkin spice! Makes me crave fall.” A scent like Pumpkin Spice somehow just makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside!
Starting today, during the month of September, all Pumpkin Spice products will be 10% off! This includes the 16oz, 8oz, and 4oz candles, as well as the 2.5oz melts sold exclusively at antiquecandleworks.com*! You simply can’t have fall without a little pumpkin in your life, and is there really such a thing as too much Pumpkin Spice? I think not!
Check out all of our Pumpkin Spice candles and melts, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions or if you just want to tell us about your experience with our soy candles! Stay connected with the Antique Candle Works team on Facebook, and don’t forget to become our friend though the Antique Candle Works emailing list to receive 15% off your first order, and have the exclusive chance to be a new fragrance candle tester!
The Pumpkin Spice Scent of the Month sale ends at 11:59pm EDT on September 30, 2017.
*This sale does not include candles or melts sold in stores or wholesale.