July 19 – 25: Permanent Showrooms Open, July 22 – 25: Temporary Show Opens
California-centric Theme Defines Focus for Product, Events and Overall Show Experience at L.A. Mart® and Los Angeles Convention Center Destinations
MMPI’s California Gift Show (CGS) is ramping up to a new look and new vision for July 2011 fueling a fresh perspective and enhanced experience for the West Coast’s largest Gift & Home Market. As part of a long-term strategy beginning July 2011, CGS will give greater focus to the region’s emerging product designers, artists and craftsmen that place California at the forefront of international product trend.
MMPI announces its 2011 event dates for The L.A. Mart® and The Chicago Market: Living and Giving®.
THE CALIFORNIA GIFT SHOW
L.A. Mart®: Tuesday, July 19-25
Showrooms: 9a.m. – 6p.m. Friday, July 22 – Monday, July 25
Temporaries and Beckman’s™ Handcrafted Show L.A.: 9a.m. – 6p.m. Friday, July 22 – SHOP LATE NIGHT!
Showrooms: 9a.m. – 8p.m., Temporaries and Beckman’s™ Handcrafted Show L.A: 9a.m. – 8p.m.
LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER Friday, July 22 -Sunday, July 24
Temporaries: 9a.m.-6p.m. Monday, July 25
Temporaries: 9a.m. – 4p.m.
The day a new baby comes home from the hospital is an exhilarating experience! Anticipation leads up to this moment for many months, and parents carefully consider and shop for everything their precious bundle might need on this very special day. From that picture-perfect going home outfit and cuddly swaddling blanket to the safest, swankiest car seat for the ride home, Peg Perego, SwaddleDesigns, Beanie Designs, and Sage Creek Organics have all the first-trip necessities to ensure that baby is safe, secure, and comfortable on this momentous occasion.
For decades, eco-conscious parents have endeavored to set a good example for their children by reusing, recycling, and making healthier choices. When it comes to earth-friendly children’s goods, today’s parents have more options than ever before. Nowhere is this boom in green products more apparent than in the youth apparel industry. The growing number of customers who shop with an eye toward eco-friendly living naturally gravitate toward exceptional offerings like those from Dhana, 2 Red Hens, Twirls & Twigs, and AGUA by Trash-à-Porter.
Imagine you create a dream and witness it come true 20 years later. That is the “gift” author Irene Klitzner has just witnessed. Attitude Pie Children’s Clothing Company is proud to present Sean Michael K. Whistles the Wrong Way!, a wonderful children’s storybook that will have your littlest customers giggling with delight. Sean takes a journey of imagination through many whacky experiences as he learns to whistle OUT, not IN.
Children’s club was a big success! We haven’t attended in NYC regularly for the past 5 years and are just now starting to build a schedule to attend every March and October show. Lots of our clients who missed us are excited to be ordering again, especially from our new collection of extremely affordable styles.
We’re still committed to being made in USA using natural materials and fun-tastic designs. If you missed us last week, you can still get the catalog, just email
David Gaunt of The Giggle Guide® takes a look at Natural Wondies’ line of organic apparel at KidShow in Las Vegas. Their loungewear is made from 100% organic cotton, dyed and printed free of any hazardous chemicals such as AZO, and other chemicals throughout the entire production process.
Playtime New York, the international trade show dedicated to universes of children, junior and maternity, is planning an array of special exhibits and activities for its second show, March 5 – 7, 2011, at SoHo’s 82 Mercer (82 Mercer Street between Spring and Broome Streets).
Among the attractions will be a special Pop-Up Shop, art exhibits, trends space and more, complemented by Playtime’s signature sophisticated yet whimsical ambiance. As a special convenience for visitors, the show will also operate a complimentary shuttle service between 82 Mercer and the Jacob Javits Center.
Animal, vegetable or mineral? Unlike the children’s game, no guessing is involved when products are labeled “certified 100% organic,” manufactured as food, fiber/textile or personal care products to confirm the quality, prevent misrepresentation, and encourage organic commerce. Since 1985, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been an advocate and force of change in promoting organic standards for certifying products and instilling consumer confidence. The Giggle Guide® showcases four OTA members to highlight some of the ways their products support the certified 100% organic label: Sckoon Organics, B nature, Pure Blankz, and Fresh Organics.
As our planet continues to populate and urbanize, our commitment to recycling and eco-friendly manufacturing has strengthened. Following this trend, many parents vow to choose organic products. When friends and family are shopping for that perfect shower gift for an eco-minded new mommy, whether it is “green” is more imperative than if it is pink or blue. Thankfully, there are more organic baby products available to consumers than ever before! The Giggle Guide® presents an array of fashionable, functional and affordable organic baby products from Becoming Baby, Happy Heinys, Wee BE Organic from Babe Ease, and baby chai by Lucky Jade.
Now fashion and function are even more affordable!
Roundhouse Design Collaborative is excited to announce new, lower pricing for its award-winning Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet. Previously retailing for 19.99, the wearable teether and multi-sensory toy is now retailing for 14.99. Please contact Caryn Paradis at Roundhouse (860.581.4594 x101) for wholesale pricing information.
The California Gift Show® continues to evolve and excite, by offering buyers a global experience with its rebranded Kentia-The Global Marketplace section. Kentia, which unveiled a new look at the July 2010 market, has been well received by exhibitors and buyers alike.
An International experience that cannot be found at any other gift show.