1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Tuesday, July 19 - Monday, July 25
Gift + Home Showrooms: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, July 22 - Monday, July 25
Design Studio + Beckman’sTM Handcrafted Show L.A.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, July 22 - SHOP LATE NIGHT!
Gift + Home Showrooms: 9 a.m. - 8p.m.; Design Studio + Beckman’sTM West: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Convention Center: South & Kentia Halls
1201 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 Friday, July 22 -Sunday, July 24
Temporaries: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, July 25
Temporaries: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The new T-Snap is the T-Strap shoe with a heavy duty snap on the T. Mix and match flowers for the perfect look. Flowers are sold separate.
Bear Feet is based on the idea that bare feet are actually better than shoes, however since the modern environment is dangerous for bare feet, we decided the shoes might as well be amazingly adorable too.
In anticipation of autumn weather, hats are hot for kids! Fun, funky, and fabulous, hats are an essential topper to retailers’ array of fall fashion accessories. In addition to providing protection from the elements, hats add a perfect touch of color and style to outfits. Wool newsboy hats for boys are reminiscent of simpler days, and colorful bonnets offer timeless appeal to little girls, while cool bucket hats are in from coast to coast. The Giggle Guide® recommends on-trend headwear from Gigis Apparel, San Diego Hat Company, Susu & John and Little Lids.
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Dance has always been a popular pursuit for children, and why wouldn’t it be? It allows kids to expend energy and express emotions while fulfilling their desire for dress-up and role-play. Many find it’s an excellent alternative to traditional sports for fun, fitness, and friend making. Dance also has a tendency to bring out a bit of the glam diva instinct, with girls gravitating toward eye-catching costumes and accessories where diversity and variety are key. The Giggle Guide® applauds the following brands for leading the troupe: Lexi-Luu, Pomchies, Funky Diva, and Sassi Designs.
This is your chance to carry a product that makes a difference. Dandelion - Earth Friendly Goods. Dandelion …EVERYTHING eco-ssential for baby: organic rattles, teethers, developmental and plush toys; organic bags; even toddler feeding products made from corn!
This is an awesome video of a dandelion. From flower to seeds of change. http://ow.ly/4OeyX
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.
No Slippy Hair Clippy® officially launches their fresh new logo and has substantially added to the collection. The internationally branded company boasts14 new styles for Fall’ 11, ranging from sweet and classy to trendy and glamorous! In addition to hair clips, No Slippy® offers 36 styles of soft headbands, adding 10 new flower styles to the collection, plus a cotton ‘changeable’ headband that interchanges with different hair clips, sure to be a fast favorite!
Remember when you were little and there was nothing better than snuggling up in mom or dad’s lap to listen to a favorite story? Yottoy has been publishing children’s books especially made for those cherished family memories since 1995. Yottoy brings characters to life through its storybooks, plush pals and backpacks. The characters are colorful, full of personality, and the perfect companion for young readers.
Cabot, Arkansas – 4/28/2011– From among contestants across the United States, Moxie Couture has been ranked #182 in StartupNation.com’s 2011 Leading Moms in Business competition (www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business).
Millions of votes have been cast in the annual competition, and this year’s flurry of popular support of the 2011 contestants was no exception. America has once again demonstrated its immense interest and supportiveness for moms building businesses as they also tend to their families.
In recognition and celebration of this week’s Earth Day on April 22, Twirls & Twigs Creative Director/Founder Shawna Dalton talked with The Giggle Guide® about her passion for green living, children’s fashion, color, and the balance of nature, business, and her family. Dalton says, “I was one of those girls who always wanted to be a fashion designer. I studied design from age 16, when I drove to my first summer session at Otis/Parsons. It was love at first sketch for me. Design made my soul sing!” And she has been following the beat of a different drummer and singing the praises of her chosen career path ever since.
Most Americans have felt the bumps and bruises from the rocky economic road of recent times. In an effort to stimulate job growth in the United States, many consumers are purchasing and getting reacquainted with American-made goods. They’re beginning to understand that the investment they make in domestic products pays off with durability, aesthetic value, and consistent quality. They’re also rediscovering the pioneering American spirit that is evident in the creative and inspired designs of items crafted in the U.S.A., such as these from IMAGINE GreenWear, LuvStuff, Nano Baby, and 32 Degrees