Like moths to a flame, tweens and teens go crazy for “flashy” gear that attracts attention to itself and the wearer. Dazzle your young customers, and brighten up sales, with rockin’ products that let kids pile on the glitz and glam! Bejeweled earbuds by chicBuds; illuminated building sets from Laser Pegs; twinkling Laser Laces; and modern music accessories from Zumreed all provide a hefty dose of sparkle, light, and style. Kids love products with attitude to spare, so these are bound to attract their attention. Here’s how to light up your store’s life, literally!
Check out the recent blog review on aacua- the NEW generation bath towel
A Curious Russian in London- Galina’ s Blog review
It slightly annoys me that Britain is a bit behind the US in terms of fun and innovative products for kids. Take babies delicate skin-if one has eczema, you are busted-hardly anything not chemically loaded on the market that really works-thank God my lovely friend Tawna, of Tawna Hill Baby, ships to London or Europe, if you ask nicely .)
KIDShow Las Vegas, held in mid-February at Bally’s, kicked the Fall 2011 buying season into high gear with a wide assortment of new and brand-name fashions, accessories and gifts. Buyers’ spirits were soaring and orders were written with anticipation of good things to come. Many loyal KIDShow exhibitors praised the event as “their best showing in years!” Hopes were high for the Fall season and beyond. New to KIDShow, Pixie Girl, SCKC and Urban Sunday caught The Giggle Guide’s attention for their interesting collections, backed by the passion and professionalism of the brands’ exhibitors.
Thousands of NEW showroom square feet opened their doors for the first time in Chicago, offering buyers even more NEW product with exceptional show deals and incentives.
“January was such an uplifting show in sales and everyone’s moods. Customers were ready to buy and bought more lines to try out. I think there was good synergy between the mart events and marketing and the customer. People noticed and commented on all the little details.”
– Blanch Nastovski, Sarm & Nastovski
If there’s a life lesson that always holds true, it’s that it pays, often literally, to look and plan ahead. Even though it’s technically still winter, for retailers it’s the season to prepare for next fall. All too quickly, spring and summer days will breeze by, and it’s back to school for the kids, and back to the store for Mom and Dad. Don’t miss the buying bus! Now is the ideal time to do your homework on what products will make the grade in your store for Fall 2011. Plan to succeed with up-to-the-minute fashions, necessities and accessories from Little Packrats, Redfish Kids Clothing, The Tin Box Company, and PB GREEN.
The 2011 Fall buying season has arrived, and retailers hoping to make the grade are diligently studying the selection of back-to-school necessities for boys. Even the most tenured retailer will tell you that the choices can be overwhelming! Thankfully, The Giggle Guide® is an open book on A+ buys for the little guys on campus. From the latest lunch gear and book bags to hip and happenin’ clothes, our curriculum highlights first-rate finds that pass both parents’ and kids’ criteria with flying colors! So sharpen your No. 2 pencil and take note of these exemplary products from Kids Konserve, Beatrix, Knuckleheads, and Wonderboy.
Easing a child’s fears of the dark is one of the toughest challenges many parents face. Night terror disrupts the entire household and can be extremely difficult to overcome. Creating a peaceful bedtime ritual that allays these fears is easier with products that shed some light onto the problem and induce sweet dreams. Scary monsters don’t dare stick so much as one treacherous claw out of the closet when luminous night lights from Cloud B, Heritage Mint, Boon, Inc., and Pink Magnolia cast their protective spell over a room!
7 A.M. ENFANT, the stylish line of on-the-go baby accessories, incorporates top-quality craftsmanship with chic yet functional materials that are as pleasing to discriminating parents as they are to little ones. French designer Rebecca Campora is the brain behind the brand that encompasses many award-winning products, such as Blanket 212evolution and Le Sac Igloo. Accessories are meticulously designed to work for moms who enjoy the combination of practicality and style. On the road and suddenly need to stash a wet diaper? Check. Toting a phone? Just pop it into the tidy compartment and clip on keys for the ride.
The days of lugging an overstuffed, humdrum diaper bag with little to no finesse are gone! Ju-Ju-Be brings a hip new look with fortified uses to baby bags, backpacks and accessories. The brand is the brainchild of Kristen Hunziker and Joe Croft, who are both parents themselves. Boasting years of experience working with top companies, such as Lands End and Oakley, they turn what was once considered utilitarian type items into remarkably stylish and desirable products. Kristen applies her impeccable fashion sense in apparel merchandise, production and design, while Joe puts his inventive and technological skills to work.
Roundhouse Design Collaborative, the makers of the Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet are happy to welcome three new sales reps to their sales force. MDA Sales in Seattle is covering WA, ID, AK and MT; they can be reached at 206.525.7597 or
. With the territory of OH, N.KY, W.PA, and WV, Judy Wein, with rep group Knox and Associates, can be reached at 216.832.3456 or
. And lastly, Michelle Moore of Babies and Moore covers KS, MO, NE, IA and can be reached at 816.245.9648 or
Read about aacua by maamam in Kiwi and Fit Pregnancy Magazine.
aacua by maamam is being featured in both Kiwi and Fit Pregnancy Magazine in their April/May edition. We also are appearing in their March and April Kiwi Scoop Newsletter, Moms Meet Newsletter and Online both on their homepage and in their Green Moms Meet Section. Check it out…. we are VERY excited to introduce aacua to lots of new moms !
Mealtime with kids can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Often more food ends up on the table than in little ones’ bellies! On top of the mess, children tend to get bored sitting and waiting for their parents to finish. Modern-twist has designed an eco-chic solution to mealtime mayhem, while making a trendy statement in any modern home. Modern-twist’s stylish, silicone placemats offer a non-porous, germ-free surface, making clean-up a breeze. Equally appealing are the placemats’ cool graphics, which invite children to channel their creative side by using wipe-off markers to express themselves.