Bear Feet Shoes is the perfect compliment to Sailor Rose
Sailor Rose is a line of handmade in USA dresses in stunning fabrics. Not stunning like decorated in gold or anything gaudy, just very fine quality, breezy cotton wovens & knits in beautiful patterns like feathers, flowers, and my favorite, airplanes! The dresses evoke the currently very popular “Americana” style, and are made to last through several generations. Just like Bear Feet, they get character after being worn and improve with age.
Parents of young children manage an on-the-move schedule, taking their children to daycare, school, music lessons, sporting events, play dates and other activities. To accommodate the busy family’s needs, manufacturers are designing innovative products that make traveling with young children safe, convenient and comfortable. Smart products from timi & leslie , Travel-Tot, KidCo, and Cybex are perfect for families going places.
Connected, trendy, style-conscious — these are just a few of the adjectives that describe tweens these days. They’re after style that’s eye-catching but not outlandish, and accessories that let them express their individuality while still fitting in with their peers. Kids in the tween years can be fickle and hard to please, so retailers will want to check out these on-trend products that are popular in the tween scene: Cool, colorful, changeable watches by Popochos, Minifix apparel and accessories adorned with licensed characters, comfy training bras with coordinating hipsters by Sally Miller, and stylish iPhone cases from Glam.
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!
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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.