Opened in 1971, Closic’s Baby & Teen has grown to become the largest children’s furniture and accessories retailer in Delaware Valley. The two-story, 14,000 square-foot showplace prides itself in making new and growing families feel at home. The first floor is dedicated to infants and the nursery, while the second floor is geared toward children and young adults. Zora Sawyer shares how she “grew” into owning and managing Closic’s and how being a good listener has helped her satisfy customers with children, from crib to college.
“Sugar Babies” located in Old Town Temecula, California is one of the most unique boutiques we’ve recently discovered. Sugar Babies, is a Specialty Shoppe that carries the best quality toys, gifts, shoes, clothing and accessories. Owner Lisa De la Torre prides herself in handpicked items that are age appropriate and only found in the most discriminating stores.
Accessories can make or break an outfit, even for babies and children. The right pair of socks or tights can add the perfect touch to an adorable outfit or a classy dress. LE BIG knows that it’s these small details and finishing touches that help make outfits more memorable. These small details can also make a big impact when it comes to retailers’ bottom lines! LE BIG originated in Holland in 1977. Today, business has expanded to cities worldwide, including Antwerp, Belgium; Berlin, Germany; Sydney, Australia; and New York City.
Our Baby Test Drive program has been a huge success across the blogosphere and amongst moms just like yourself. We are pleased to announce our next round of Baby Test Drivers. We are going to be launching a brand new line of baby sleep sacks. They will be available in several colors and styles. If you would like to be considered for the Baby Test Drive Program, please fill out the form available here: http://www.sleepingpartners.com/testdrive.html. All we ask in exchange is a simple 4 question feedback form and picture of your baby using the product.
Mixing rainy days with children can be a recipe for disaster. When kids are stuck indoors, they get antsy, loud, and BORED! Cooped up kids are dangerous to family health, as they push just the right buttons to drive parents crazy, or at least to distraction. Retailers to the rescue! Help families quickly cool down the kids’ cabin fever with entertaining products from The Little Experience, eebee, GIANTmicrobes, and Buckyballs. With a surplus of tedium tamers on hand, your business will be on your customers’ list of “fun places to go,” and they will happily spend extra time and money in your store.
Our first Baby Shop Hop (www.babyshophop.com) is due September 1, 2010, but our newest event wouldn’t be complete without a chance to give back to the community that makes our Shop Hops possible! For each logo found and clicked on during the Baby Shop Hop we will make a donation to a charity.
Which charity, you ask? That’s for YOU to help us decide. Starting June 1, Shop Hop Productions launched their “Charity Select” contest.
Hudson’s June 2010 issue featured plenty of No Slippy Hair Clippy® in their urban chic “Keep Posted” fashion editorial. There’s a luscious red Kaia flower clip, a shocking pink Emily bow, a Makayla ladybug clip, and a fun turquoise Kaia clip, clipped to a purse. They’re the perfect counterpoint to this raw, gritty photo spread – like seeing fresh green shoots sprouting through cracks in the sidewalk.
Jim and Marlo Poole started Carolina Baby Company in November, 2007 after relocating from Southern California to the Southeast. They represent some of the finest baby and children’s gifts, gear, apparel, toys and accessories. They are well-known for “Poole-ing” their many resources and sharing their experiences to help their customers succeed.
Here, Marlo shares her insights on what makes for a good rep/manufacturer/retailer relationship, and what Carolina Baby Company does to build strong, and personal, business relationships.
I use Spring Bean clamps for everything! Repairing toys, hanging blankets in sunny windows, and creating tents on a daily basis. It’s gotten to the point that I just keep a bag of them in my car! It’s unbelievable how often I reach for them…
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market’s 50th anniversary, June 23rd thru 29th! This comprehensive wholesale merchandise resource amps up the “WOW!” factor by bringing buyers and exhibitors together to show off the newest products and the hottest trends in children’s products. This is one show you won’t want to miss, and we thought we’d entice you with a few colossal showstoppers from Judith Edwards Designs, Cherished Moments, Custom Woodz, and MaryJack Studios.
With Chicago’s Top Celebrity Chefs Saturday, July 24, 6-8pm
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® hosts its “Shop Late Night” charity shopping event on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Attendees of the “Late Night” will enjoy an evening of late night shopping, celebrity chefs, international wines and great entertainment.