CHICAGO, IL (May 18, 2010) – The Chicago Market: Living and Giving®, July 22-28, 2010, promises to be action packed with an exciting calendar of business and retail seminars and special events. The Market’s highlights include an exciting keynote presentation from Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. and The Power Lunch Seminar Series, where buyers will learn from leading retail consultants.
Family photos are priceless treasures that deserve being showcased in frames worthy of the memories. Today’s contemporary, chic and fantastically fun frames are making statements all their own — while enhancing the photos they hold. Whether your customers desire an antiqued, whitewashed frame in muted colors with a subtle design, or a brightly colored frame with festive polka dots and ribbon embellishments, they’ll find Feel Good Frames, Posh Pics, Smile for the Birdie and Ribbit-Ribbit are the pièce de résistance in frames.
Summer is here and sun protection articles are in every magazine. Seasons UV Apaprel is part of that summer sun protection regiment. Sun Protection apparel has been described as apparel with sun screen already built in, but does not where off. Our swimwear dries quickly to become all day sun protection active wear great for camp, cottage or just a day in the sun..fun.
“I’m bored,” is a common complaint heard in most households with children. What the kiddos are really saying is, “I want something new to do!” Kids crave activities that engage their fertile imaginations. When young children are given the gift of reading, they have “other worlds” to explore for the rest of their lives. The Giggle Guide® has found some fantastic children’s literature and accessories to help beat the boredom and make reading a pleasure. A well-rounded young reader’s corner in your store keeps families returning for additional page turners. You can even start a book club to reward and motivate kids to read more!
Summertime is outdoor playtime, and families are gearing up for some spectacular fun in the sun! To help get things rolling, The Giggle Guide® has located some red-hot products to help parents and children relax and enjoy the great outdoors this season. Retailers can prepare for a sunny sales forecast with these innovative products designed for easy living while out and about from Orbit Baby, Berry Goods Baby, Groovy Blueberry, HABA and Klean Kanteen.
7 W New York® will host The Eco-Friendly Expo, showcasing the best in high-end design, architecture, transportation, travel, art and fashion. The Expo is devoted to bringing green to a grand new level, with over 50 exhibitors on board for the boutique style marketplace including El Museo del Barrio, Decorazon Gallery, Kohler, Cosmos Communications, The Architect’s Newspaper, Bath Fitters, Siw Thai Silk, Green Mountain Energy, Juan Valdez Coffee, and Recycle-A-Bicycle (recycleabicycle.org).
Summer is almost here, and after a seemingly endless school year, kids are antsy for some fun in the sun! Families will soon be out enjoying beaches, pools, and tons of fun, sun-shine-anigans. Summer shopping isn’t limited to just swimsuits and towels though. Today’s parents are concerned about safeguarding their children from harmful UV exposure, and they’re stocking up on plenty of sun-protection. With these hot products from Splash Funwear, Seasons UV Swim & Active Wear, Baby Banz, TruKid, and Kiss My Face, parents can feel at ease while the kids safely enjoy those beautiful rays.
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.