Denise Raeside, KidShow Manager, says in her welcome letter, “Buyers are buying albeit carefully, but they are buying and that is a good sign.” Energy, and positive hopes for Spring 2010 motivated buyers shopping over 300 brands at the KidShow’s opening day. Buyer traffic was strong, and many exhibitors were very upbeat about the number and volume of orders written. Not just looky-loos here! Famous children’s brands, as well as new brands, were busy meeting, greeting and doing business!
ABC has been the alpha-buzz at children’s apparel and gift shows over the last few years. There is interest, anticipation and a little mystery among children’s apparel manufacturers about the ABC Kids Expo, September 13 – 16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. (http://www.theabcshow.com) I get asked more questions about the ABC Show than any other. Since JPMA discontinued its trade show a couple years ago, the ABC Kids Expo is currently the only national trade event designed especially for the juvenile products industry.
Meet The Giggle Guide’s Editor/Co-Founder Leesa Valentino and Editorial Director David Gaunt at KidShow Las Vegas, Bally’s, #803, Aug 31 - Sept 2. Retailers will have a chance to win daily prizes — great children’s products donated by a variety of leading brands. Stop by to learn more about The Giggle Guide®, take an online tour and enter to win products that you can then take back to your stores for your own in-store promotions to help generate increased store traffic. A BIG thanks to all our brand participants!
Huggalugs LegRuffles™ are a huge hit with retailers and have sold out quickly! Our next delivery due in mid-September will include 3 new colors PLUS a limited edition GOLD SPARKLE which is only available in our pre-pack special.
30 pc Special includes the following:
•7 pcs Smitten Kitten
•6 pcs So Pink
•2 pcs Vanilla Cream
•3 pcs Spunky Black
•3 pcs New Gum Grey
•3 pcs New Antique Rose
•3 pcs New Silver Sparkle
•PLUS 2 FREE pcs Limited Edition Gold Sparkle
This is one of my favorite times of year. It’s warm, beautiful and green outside and instead of going Back-to-School, I start Part II of my bi-annual trade show circuit. Current count: 2 down, 6 to go.
Trade show season is in my top 3 “Things I Love about my Job.” It starts with unpacking box after box of Spring 2010 samples and continues with meeting new clients, networking with colleagues and visiting beautiful cities all over the US. It’s crazy, it’s busy and I occasionally feel like I’ll never “get it all done” by October 31st but… I’m happily addicted to this time of year. We can always sleep in November, right?
The first of our Artist Range, Huggalugs Leg and Arm Huggers introduces two designs by New York artist Matthew Langille featuring iconic childrens images drawn by hand especially for little girl Huggalug’ers. “Global Fairies” features multi-cultural winged girls with sparkling silver crowns and “Cupcakes” has illustrations of the yummy confection complete with candles.
Angela Edgeworth, the co-founder of pediped footwear, recently sat down with Erin Clack of Footwear News to discuss her newly blooming company and why her shoes really are that amazing.
FN: Pediped turns five this year. Are you surprised by how quickly the company has grown?
AE: Yes, but we were always working hard, so we didn’t have much time to enjoy it and sit back and pat ourselves on the back. [Considering the rapid growth], we quickly revised our plans and goals for the company, and since then, we have been on track — even in the downturn.
What could be better than an adorable one of a kind No Slippy Hair Clippy? Why, a matching pair of shoes of course!! We are extremely excited to announce our collaboration with pediped™, an innovative company whose baby/children’s shoes are becoming wildly popular across the U.S. and Europe. An excerpt from the official press release:
You read it here first … THE hottest new fashion accessory has just hit the market and you can hear the squeals of delight from little girls everywhere.
Legruffles by Huggalugs are gorgeous legwarmers with a distinctively feminine difference.
“Knitted with a cotton blend yarn, to give a soft, flowing feel to the final finish, their flounces cascade down little girls’ legs with an air of whimsy,” said mother of two and Managing Director of Huggalugs Elizar Mytka.
With August fast approaching us, you start to think, “Where did July go?” Or more so, “Where did summer go?” We tend to be so wrapped up in work, family, our children’s events and finding time for ourselves in the mix of it all that time flies by us. But there is still plenty of time left in August to get in fun, cheap activities you haven’t done yet this summer while still enjoying the sun and warm weather.