Stan Howell of Little Things Mean a Lot talks with The Giggle Guide® about their heirloom line of Christening and Special Occasion apparel. As a family owned business that’s been in operation for nearly 30 years, it’s easy to see that little things certainly do mean a lot to their customers.
“Chicago, Chicago, I’ll show you around…” Those song lyrics hit the right note, because this January’s Chicago Market: Living and Giving® gift and home show will lead you through floor after floor of vendors offering fine products — many making their 2011 debut at the show. Unlike those song lyrics, there will be no mention of “betting your bottom dollar,” because the products presented are sure winners for retailers and consumers! Among the juvenile product manufacturers you can meet at the show, watch for Babalu, Inc., Little Toader, Stephan Baby, and Four Peas.
No Slippy Hair Clippy® is well known for its luxurious non-slip hair accessories®. All handcrafted, including a patent pending design, No Slippy Hair Clips are exquisite, fashionably hip hair accessories for girls of all ages.
The first non-slip hair accessory®” was invented out of frustration in 2000. A new mom, unable to find anything that would stay in her daughter’s fine hair, decided to create one of her own. No Slippy Hair Clippy® was born… proudly making the world prettier, one girl at a time!
Huggalugs LACETTES are an enchanting take on traditional leg and arm warmers. Use on babies to big girles as a touch of leg or arm frou frou or for a tint of Edwardian elegance to any little darling’s outfit. Great for easy access to nappy for little girls and with dance slippers and skirts for older fanciful females.
Just in time for the holidays, our beautiful Lacettes are due in October. Packaged in a matching lace pouch which can be used to wash them in, they are perfect for gift giving and include a heart shaped gift tag.
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The Treehouse Showroom at the California Market Center offers retailers fresh, new exciting lines to make the most of every fashion season. Owner Elisa Lysiak say, “We pride ourselves in finding the best products in the marketplace for retailers to offer their customers. Our corner location Suite A-642 is known for its visual style and attention-grabbing window displays. We are in the heart of the Los Angeles fashion district and participate in eight Fashion Week events per year.”
A child’s First Communion is a sacred milestone which often requires up to two years of religious education and preparation to receive. This religious occasion traditionally includes special attire and accessories. Girls often wear beaded hairpieces and veils, and gowns specifically designed for the occasion. These items frequently become treasured family heirlooms, so parents seek out a memorable and well-crafted wardrobe for the important event. Andrea’s Beau, Fantaisie Kids, and Simply Charming offer angelic, one-of-a-kind gowns, veils, gifts, hairpieces, and other accessories to commemorate and celebrate this special day.
As the owner of No Slippy Hair Clippy ®, Annie Salyer is immersed in all things girly — bows, ribbons, flowers, barrettes, and fabric. But this mother of two boys isn’t complaining. “Honestly, I think most girls love hair accessories,” she says. “I grew up with four sisters, and we were always putting clips, ribbons and bows in our hair. I definitely have more of a passion now, especially after serving as the sole Hair Clippy designer the past six years.”
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market’s 50th anniversary, June 23rd thru 29th! This comprehensive wholesale merchandise resource amps up the “WOW!” factor by bringing buyers and exhibitors together to show off the newest products and the hottest trends in children’s products. This is one show you won’t want to miss, and we thought we’d entice you with a few colossal showstoppers from Judith Edwards Designs, Cherished Moments, Custom Woodz, and MaryJack Studios.
The religious ceremonies of an infant christening, baptism, blessing, bris, or naming ceremony are traditional rites of spiritual initiation for baby, and shared celebrations for families. Baby’s white gown symbolizes purity, joy and new life, and is often treasured and saved as a family heirloom. In 1984, Little Thing Mean a Lot founder, Cindy Pack, recognized the importance of providing a touch of grace and beauty in the apparel that is an important part of a baby’s special religious occasions.