Spring 2010 Gift & Home Market™ at the L.A. Mart® March 14-16, 2010
The Spring 2010 Gift & Home Market at the L.A. Mart, March 14-16, 2010, buyers and retailers will discover fresh, new product from a multitude of categories and will shop some of the most exclusive product, much of which can only be found in Los Angeles.
“The Spring Market is shaping up to be the best yet, with new and exciting product offerings in every category,” said Peggy Coleman, vice president marketing, L.A. Mart and California Gift Show. “Our buyers will see some of the hottest, most innovative lines available today.”
All over the globe, there is the undeniable presence of poverty and loss. Basic human rights are often violated, parents struggle to feed their families, and animals cope with reduced habitat. With so many hands outstretched in need, it’s easy to turn the other way, not seeing how to make a difference individually. However… together we really can make a difference. MayaWorks, Oomfy Corp and Bébé Ravi Collection are three of many outstanding organizations that make it their daily mission to provide answers that are sustainable, ethical, and empowering!
We are happy to announce the launch of The Happy Manatees to the Charming Hawaii Kids Line of jewelry.
Please stop by and check out this adorable new category we have added. If you love mermaids, our new starfish mermaid is sure you lite you up. Golden Haired mermaid is simply beautiful and she is swimming with her manatee friend.
Charming Hawaii Kids launches The Happy Manatees on The Giggle Guide. We have added the two styles into this new category. The manatees, or sea cows, as they are sometimes called, are aquatic mammals that can grow to 13 feet and over 3,000 pounds, even though they eat only plants.
Toys are an important part of infant development and what would be a better item to add to my line then a super soft luxurious feeling ball! A ball supports manipulative play by encouraging their movement and participation.
The Bebe Bella Designs ball wholesales for $6, but for the month of March you can get a Bebe Bella Designs ball for $4.
We’ve heard the tales of yesteryear when Grandpa whittled toys out of a stick or soap, and cobbled together a rocker from backyard branches, while Grandma sewed cozy Christmas pajamas and the infamous coat of many colors. Today, at Jack Rabbit Creations, each item is made with an appreciation for hand-craftsmanship and an artistic eye that commemorates traditions of days past, reminiscent of simpler times when treasured belongings often included a special story about their creation.
The Chicago Market is bigger and better than ever! In January, the number of exhibitors grew by 50%, and 44% of all exhibitors were brand new to Chicago! And most importantly, the buyers were here—attendance was up by 22%, and our parking garages sold out! If that’s not enough, shopchicagomarket.com had 22,000 visitors just in January!
But don’t just take our word for it, exhibit in July and see for yourself!
Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is easy and affordable. At $10 a square foot, there’s no excuse for not being here! We offer exclusive exhibitor perks, such as:
“Mompreneur” is a distinguished title often used to describe working business mothers, especially in the children’s industry. “Invented by a Mom” is an endorsing badge of honor for new product introductions. For many decades, moms have provided an energetic lifeblood to the juvenile products industry and have been the brains behind countless innovative and practical new products. Today, The Giggle Guide™ highlights American-made products from women-owned and operated companies including Bebe Bella Designs, Hand Picked Pumpkin, Prince Lionheart and Buchmann’s Toymaker Shop.
Best in Show award winners, twitter raffle winners and a Chicago Market recap.
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® delivered comprehensive lines and name brand products during the January Market. The Chicago Market saw an exciting traffic increase of 22%, up from last January. Buyers and retailers were wowed by the breadth of market resources offered, with the temporaries boasting a 50% growth in the number of temporary exhibitors offered, with 40% of those being new to the January Market. The Chicago Market offered buyers and retailers highly sought after product lines and unique specialty resources that will help differentiate their business.
Toy Fair -
New York City, New York (2/14/10 - 2/17/10)
If there’s one thing buyers can bank on in this economy, it’s the undeniable pleasure of glimpsing what’s hot when it comes to playtime. This year’s crop of new playthings—fresh from the American International Toy Fair in New York— are destined to delight many kids of all ages. Here is a sampling of the latest and greatest toys for the upcoming season from Patch Products, Apple Park, Worx Toys, Madame Alexander and Learning Resources.
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 16, 2010) –The January California Gift Show® saw a rise in both attendance and exhibitors during the seven-day show. Showrooms and exhibitors alike reported strong sales and high traffic. Attendees loved the new look of the show and the extensive resources available. Buyers were re-energized as the show brought excitement and new resources to see, from increased exhibitors and interactive resources to inspiring product displays.