Each Market will showcase more than 150 artists this January
MMPI leads the way in providing the best in artisanal products, with thriving Beckman’s™ Handcrafted Shows in Los Angeles and Chicago. Each show offers buyers and retailers a great mix of handcrafted products that reflect regional and national trends and tastes.
2 Red Hens, designers of diaper bags and a whole lot more, continue to hatch a henhouse full of color-coordinated bags, totes, bibs, burp cloths and vintage dolls. Bags are available in a range of sizes in eight fabrics with contrasting trims. Lay your plans now to add bags from 2 Red Hens to your retail house, and be sure to check out their new collection of vintage dolls too, made from recycled clothing and sweaters. They won’t be cooped up for long, as they are fast sellers!
Who’s not ready to ring in new business? Let’s get started on a better tomorrow with a hope chest full of great children’s products! Resolve to buy both new and tried-and-true lines. The Giggle Guide® is ringing the bell, sounding off about terrific products to help celebrate new business. Move forward with Best of Chums for gift-ready baby wear, Groovy Holidays for party ware, Tegu for green building blocks, and Sassafras for food and baking goods that little kitchen helpers love. These are just a few of the manufacturers you’ll find in The Guide that can help you attract more attention than noise-makers on New Year’s Eve!
Time to celebrate, it’s the holiday season! Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve parties make the month of December a favorite time for consumers and sellers alike. Retailers can look to The Giggle Guide® to find special yuletide products that stand apart from the rest. Your customers will love dressing their children in luxurious clothing from Australian designer Minihaha and Hiawatha Pty LTD; decorating their gifts and homes with festive wrappings and goods from The Gift Wrap Company; cooking up scrumptious recipes from a Handstand Kids cookbook; and providing lively entertainment with a Box of Questions from The Box Girls.
Come Early and Shop the L.A. Mart Showrooms January 18-24 with Temps at the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Mart
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 15, 2010) – The California Gift Show the destination for world class lines and the latest trends and resources exclusive to the West Coast this January, Tuesday, January 18 – Monday, January 24, 2011. The largest gift show on the West Coast boasts a week of special events, workshops and unparalleled product that West Coast buyers won’t see anywhere else.
By Michelle Armstrong - Wednesday, December 15th 2010
Sean and Tracie Gildea realized they needed to take matters into their own hands when shopping for their baby boy’s room left them uninspired. Despite a diligent search, the couple was disappointed by the limited selection of children’s bedding they saw in stores. “Most of what we found was either dull or too sophisticated,” Sean recalls, “when a baby should be about being whimsical and fun.” And so, like the old saying goes, necessity truly is the mother of invention. The void the Gildeas found in the marketplace inspired the pair to launch Sozo, a charming collection of colorful clothes, blankets, sleepwear and accessories.
The Chicago Market Presents Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine
CHICAGO (December 13, 2010) –The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce that Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine will lead the keynote presentation at this year’s January Market, on Monday, January 24, 2011.
CHICAGO (December 14, 2010) – MMPI is pleased to welcome Nancy Michael as Senior Marketing and Strategy Director for the Gift & Home Décor industry, effective January 3, 2011. In her new role, Michael will be based in Chicago working directly with Trisha Schultz, Marketing Director and the entire Chicago Market team, as well as coordinating and leveraging marketing activity across all three locations; Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
Take a mental journey across the centuries, stepping back to the courts of Paris and following trade routes to exotic destinations within India, to Hong Kong and then around the globe to the New World. Now, transport that cultural tapestry back to the present and weave it into an uncommon line of feminine clothing for children. Such are the inspired visions for infants, little girls, and big girls as captured in children’s clothing from April Cornell.
Winter is fast approaching and with that comes the excitement of SNOW! Something about the delicacy and pureness of a fresh snowfall is captivating as it floats from the heavens and blankets the earth below. Children are especially taken with the phenomenon of snow and, from the first flake, long to touch it, roll around in it, and hurl it into the air! Yet not every child gets to experience snow, or at least not as often as they’d like. With Snow To Go®, children can celebrate the joy of snow all year long!
Santa Barbara, CA (December 8, 2010) – Noodle Head, Inc. has launched Planet Pawparazzi (www.planetpawparazzi.com), a unique virtual playground, based on its top-selling Pawparazzi ® collectible toy line.
Pawparazzi pets are a cast of miniature plush dogs & cats with celebrity personalities mimicking the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Launched in 2006, Pawparazzi has a loyal following among girls ages 4-11, engaging them in a glamorous, imaginative world of fashion and fun.
What better way to add that certain something to a gift-giving occasion than infusing it with real magic, particularly for children who delight in being “in the know” and periodically having the spotlight? That includes “children” of all ages, since adults also marvel at well-done magic that can bewilder their friends. The Giggle Guide® reveals magical products from Giddy Up™, Toysmith, Fantasma Magic and Bright Products, Inc. that work like a charm to spellbind your customers and conjure up spectacular sales!