Mini Boom by Boom Design Is Represented by In Play Showroom
In Play Showroom at the California Market Center, known for being on the forefront of children’s fashion, representing some of the most cutting-edge brands, products and trends, recently expanded into a new category: Modern Furniture for the modern family, including little couches, a sleek sectional, a standalone measuring book shelf, and accessories.
i attended the first 7 W NYC Baby & Kids Fair earlier this week. I have been to so many trade shows over the past 30 years, but I have never attended a children’s trade event that offered as many perks to both buyers and exhibitors. Congratulations to the 7 W sales and management team, as well as the entire staff of the building, for hosting a successful and first-class premier event.
The NYC Baby and Kids Fair at 7 W New York runs Jan 30th - Feb 1st. The 11th floor will be filled with everything under the sun for children, including gifts, apparel, bedding, furnishings, room decor, health care, bath aids and toys. The 7 W New York Gift & Home Textiles Market and New York International Gift Fair are also taking place, so NYC is the place to be for buyers who want to cash in on the gift market. Here’s a preview of a few of the exciting exhibitors that will be at the 7 W NYC Baby and Kids Fair, including Stonz Wear, mimijumi, First Toddle and JudiZuzu.
Happy New Year! For retailers, January signals the start of the gift-buying season and a national round of trade events focused on what’s new in the gift market. Since children’s gifts are one of the most resilient product categories, buyers are encouraged to support the gift shows and discover ways to start or expand their gift selections. Here’s a preview of the first gift show of the season, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, January 6-13 at AmericasMart. Also see January’s Trade Show Calendar on The Giggle Guide™ to plan your gift-buying schedule.
Hammocks bring to mind images of lazy summer afternoons spent swinging in the breeze, sipping a cool drink with a good book. Curiously, the origins of the hammock go way back in history. Some credit the ancient Greeks with its invention, while others point to the early inhabitants of the Amazon Basin. The Mayans knew that the hammock is an ideal sleep system for an infant because it surrounds the baby, simulating the mother’s womb, as it naturally responds to the child’s movement. The Giggle Guide™ surveys this alternative sleep system for babies, with selections from Hushamok, Kanoe and Mama Little Helper.
State-of-the-art rocking chairs and gliders from Southeastern Kids, Monte Design Group and Best Home Furnishings are designed to soothe both parent and child with gentle, relaxing, repetitive motion. These modern rockers exude craftsmanship and feature stylish upholstery options to pamper their occupants. With a wide variety of designs and colors available for living rooms, dens and nurseries, these chairs are perfect for nursing moms, dads, and grandparents looking to relax and bond with their young ones.
Smooth lines, versatility, comfort, functional grace, and durability that promises to stand the test of time and toddlers — these all describe the HandySitt high chair system by Minui. This Danish design is a well-constructed seating solution that lets children to enjoy the security and comfort of a high chair, with the functionality and ease of a portable seat.
Before children learn to resent chores comes a delightful stage that wise parents are eager to encourage: the “Can I help?” stage. A particularly clever mama, Carol Gamble, decided to avoid the risk of her small daughter falling off a chair when helping her mother in the kitchen, and invented The Learning Tower, a multi-purpose, adjustable-height stepstool. The Learning Tower is a patented product of Little Partners, a company started by Gamble, with a simple, attractive design that has ample space to hold two children simultaneously.
With miles of aisles, filled with juvenile products, the ABC Expo was a buyer’s (and editor’s) challenge. Does anyone really see more than 1,000 products at ABC? Leesa Valentino and David Gaunt from The Giggle Guide™ were on the prowl throughout the show. Here are just a few of the products that we discovered from Baby Elephant Ears, Oxo, Teamees, Baby Magoo, Baby Sherpa, Abiie, BabbaCo and Lipper International
The Giggle Guide’s Leesa Valentino and David Gaunt have been walkin’ and talkin’ throughout the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas. With over one million square feet of exhibit space, our four feet are barkin’. We saw miles of product during the four day event and are pleased to report that buyers are spending money and exhibitors seem upbeat. Lots of positive energy!
Special thanks to The World Market Center, Vegas Kids, for inviting us to be guest speakers for their seminar series. Our presentation “Web Sites: Optimize to Maximize” on September 15th, was a big success.
By The Giggle Guide - Wednesday, September 16th 2009
World Market Center Las Vegas announced plans to launch another ancillary market – “Vegas Kids” during June 13-16, 2010. This new event will run concurrent with the 2010 “Gift + Home” Market.
According to Philip McKay, World Market Center Las Vegas’ Senior Vice President, this new show will pull together exhibitors and buyers across a broad spectrum of interrelated industries, namely nursery and youth furniture, juvenile products, toy and game, children’s books, children’s apparel, and gift.