The following exhibitors and showrooms will be offering show specials and discounts during market!
L.A. MART — 1ST FLOOR
WILCO IMPORTS, SUITE 166
Shop our showroom each morning for our famous cinnamon bagel chips and coffee. Then join us from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Thursday-Sunday for champagne and a raffle!
TWO’S COMPANY/TOZAI HOME/CUPCAKES & CARTWHEELS, SUITE 2LOBBY
Pick up a functional & fashionable Two’s Company tote bag and complimentary bottle of water.
We will also be serving our famous freshly-baked cookies.
Secure your prime booth space in the Kids Collection at the California Gift Show, July 16–19, 2010! The California Gift Show is the largest gift show on the West Coast, home to tens of thousands of quality buyers and is the destination for the latest trends.
All Baby and Kids exhibitors are now located in the Los Angeles Convention Center, providing more convenience for buyers as well as increasing the size of this collection. Exhibit in the company of over 250 children’s product lines and highly regarded companies, including:
May is finally here and that means we have a new Clip of the Month! The month of May is a month of beautiful celebrations. Of course, it’s the month when we celebrate arguably the most special woman in our lives: our Moms!
But this year, what makes this month twice as special for us is that we will also be celebrating the launch of No Slippy Hair Clippy’s brand new look!
We’ve been working really hard on our grand website makeover lately. And with just a few finishing touches here and there, we’re excited to show it to you soon!
Congratulations to Marlo Hoffman and Lisa Starbuck, co-founders of PsychoBaby in Chicago that celebrated its seventh anniversary earlier this May! This one-of-a-kinda-crazy brick and mortar kids’ store also now counts the Internet as its worldwide territory. The store is fun, funky, wild, original and a celebration of all things that are hipper, cooler, trendier, edgier and as unique as children’s individual personalities and creative outlooks.
I’ve always thought bangs are cute. So I had my hair cut to have bangs on them. Then it turns out my forehead doesn’t think they’re so cute after all. My skin is too picky with my hair styles, I tell you. Somehow, it abhors any contact with my hair! One wrong move and boom: major breakouts. The breakout that developed quickly on my forehead was a pretty clear sign to me that it’s time to do some damage control. But then there’s not much I can do but to wait for the bangs to grow out. And boy, do they take time to grow out…
Cha Cha Cha Change! That’s what the new Switcha Pocket brand is all about! Keeping up with little fashionistas today can befuddle even the most “in” parents, which is why John Lebl, the founder and president of Switcha Pocket, decided to create a collection that caters to modern girls’ ever changing appetite for style without breaking the banks of the parents who feed those cravings!
For every 10 Carabeans you buy, receive 1 free Spring Bean in the color of your choice! If you haven’t tried these yet, it’s a great way to test them out.
Remind your clients that Carabeans and Spring Beans will make summer traveling easier—what’s a trip to the amusement park without somewhere to hang all your bags, and a stroller tent clamped over a sleeping baby?
UV-coverup and/or swim shirt that dries quickly to become all day sun protection active wear, the new 50++UPF Beach & Bike Shirt is this summer must have. Longer in the back with hidden back pocket for “stuff” comes in long or short sleeve.
New for 2010 , images sensitive to UVA & UVB rays. Even on a cloudy day the image will start to appear, notifying parents that sun screen is needed on exposured ares. Kids think it’s magic…..we call it Sun Smart!
Everywhere you look these days, on popular television shows and on the street, people are expressing themselves with body art…we are an “inked” and “pierced” generation. Hip mompreneur Cara Rybarik saw the tattoo-writing on the wall and was inspired to create the on-trend bINK’d accessories; fun, easy-to-apply, temporary micro tats. These colorful, eye-catching tattoos allow girls and boys of all ages to avoid real piercings and inking, while still being able to sport the coolest of the cool!
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® announces its Market dates through the next three years, 2011 – 2013.
The Chicago Market continues to expand its permanent showrooms and temporary resources, and for the upcoming July 2010 Market. Buyers can expect to see up to five new showrooms, a significant growth in temporary suites, and 35% new-to-market resources.
The Chicago Market is an affordable place to do business too with $10 per square foot rates for exhibitors, plus travel hotel rates starting as low as $129 per night and $10 daily parking vouchers for attendees for this July.
Convincing a stubborn young child to take a bath can sometimes be a challenge. Luckily, a few fun tub toys can make those little bath time balkers dive into the water for a sporting splish-splash adventure. Pendergrass takes to tub toys like a duck to water, and offers a variety of fun packs designed to coax even the most bath-phobic youngsters into the tub.
Text messaging has become a mainstay, and its influence can be seen in fashions for even the youngest of kids. While really young children may not be doing the texting, their clothing buying parents are! The shorthand styles used for text messaging and the Internet are making a statement on children’s fashions from infancy through teens. Manufacturers know that hip parents have LOL fun with the text message fashion fad, and also favor natural, comfortable cotton fabrics for their children. The Giggle Guide® presents three clothing lines that are 2 good 2b 4gotten: Text Message Baby, dekoposh and FunZees by Sara Kety Baby & Kids.